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Silver and gold:

Unique Australian objects 1830-1910

Silver and gold: unique Australian objects 1830–1910 showcases exceptional 19th and early-20th century Australian silver and gold objects drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s significant collection of colonial decorative arts and design. The theme of this exhibition is celebration, with objects marking significant personal, community, and professional achievements and milestones, or displays of prosperity and artistic accomplishment. Silver and gold reveals the exceptional skills of Australia’s earliest professional craft practitioners and their compelling narratives of Australian social and commercial history and includes presentation, ceremonial and testimonial pieces, jewellery, and functional tableware, displayed within themes of Sport, Agriculture, Goldfields, Defining moments, Dining, and Achievement.

 

Venues

2017

  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Museum
    4 February – 30 April 2017
  • Geraldton Regional Gallery WA
    13 May – 9 July 2017
  • Murray Bridge SA
    21 July – 27 August 2017
  • Hamilton Art Gallery Hamilton Vic
    7 October – 26 November 2017

2018

  • Castlemaine Art Museum
    10 December 2017 – 25 February 2018
  • Tamworth Art Gallery Tamworth
    20 April – 10 June 2018
  • Ipswich Art Gallery Ipswich QLD
    16 June – Sunday 26 August 2018
  • Bundaberg Art Galley Bundaberg QLD
    11 October – 9 December 2018
Henry Steiner, Emu egg claret jug c.1875 sterling silver: raised, stamped, repousse, chased; emu egg: mounted National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2014

Abstraction

Celebrating Australian women abstract artists

This visually exhilarating exhibition reveals the astounding contribution Australian women artists have made to abstract art. The exhibition shows a breathtaking passion for colour, shape and rhythm and a dedication to experimentation and conceptual innovation. The works in this exhibition use a remarkable range of media moving through painting, sculpture and applied arts and take audiences on a journey from the early 20th century through to the present day.

 

Venues

2017

  • Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong Vic
    25 February –7 May 2017
  • Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle NSW
    21 May – 23 July 2017
  • Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns QLD
    15 September – 24 November 2017

2018

  • Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah
    NSW, Friday 2 March – Sunday 27 May 2018
  • QUT Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD
    Friday 1 June – Sunday 26 August 2018

Lesley Dumbrell, Foehn, 1975, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1976, © Lesley Dumbrell


Resolution

New Indigenous photomedia

Resolution: New Indigenous photomedia brings together works from some of Australia's leading and emerging Indigenous artists made over the last three years. Featuring still photographs made using modern and historical processes, video and multimedia installation, the exhibition provides an experience of contemporary photomedia and indigeneity that is physical, embodied and thought-provoking.

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Venues

2016/2017

  • Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW
    16 Sept – 4 December 2016
  • Perc Tucker Art Gallery, Townsville QLD
    24 March – 28 May 2017
    Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs NT
    9 June – 13 August 2017
  • Shepparton Art Museum,  Shepparton Vic
    26 August – 29 October 2017

Tony Albert Brothers (New York Dreaming) 2015 pigment inkjet print with hand embellishment National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2016. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.


Max & Olive

The photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain

This is the first exhibition to look at the work of photographers Olive Cotton and Max Dupain, as they shared their lives, studio and professional practice. It looks at their work made between 1934 and 1945, the period of their professional association; this was an exciting period of experimentation and growth in Australian photography, and Cotton and Dupain were at the centre of these developments.

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Venues

2016/2017

  • Hazlehurst Art Gallery, Gymea, NSW
    December 2016 - January 2017
  • Max Dupain Sunbaker 1937, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of the Philip Morris Arts Grant 1982


    Light moves

    Contemporary Australian video art

    Bodies of all kinds moving in space. This phenomenon has been explored in a myriad of ways by artists ever since video art took off as an exciting new development in the 1960s. The select group of works displayed in Light moves: contemporary Australian video art continues to further the possibilities of the medium in poetic works that speak to their own personal interests and histories.

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    Venues

    2016/2017

    • Geraldton Art Gallery, WA 
      16 Dec 2016 – 11 Feb 2017
    • Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA
      18 Feb – 16 Apr 2017
    • Nautilus Art Centre, Port Lincoln, SA 
      30 Apr – 4 Jun 2017
    • Mildura Art Gallery, VIC 
      18 Jun – 27 Aug 2017 

    Daniel Crooks Pan No. 9 (dopplegänger) 2012 (detail), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2012


    Karl Lawrence Millard Lizard grinder 2000

    The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift

    The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift enables people from all around Australia to discover and handle treasured objects. Made possible by Jim Wolfensohn, the Australian-born former president of the World Bank, the gift comprises three art-filled suitcases and the 1888 Melbourne Cup. The NGA has been touring Wolfensohn gifts to schools, libraries, community centres, regional galleries and nursing homes across Australia since 1990.View more

    Venues

    Blue Case: Technology

    2016

    • Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth NSW
      23 November 2016 – 23 December 2016

    Red Case: Myths and Rituals
    Yellow Case:  Form, Space and Design

    2016

    • Murray Art Museum Albury, Albury, NSW
      22 November – 22 December 2016

    Karl Millard Lizard Grinder 2000 brass, bronze, copper, sterling silver, money metal, Peugeot mechanism, stainless steel screws, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra