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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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  • 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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  • Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra NSW 
    6 August - 4 September 2016
  • Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta VIC
    10 September - 13 November 2016
  • 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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  • RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
    until 20 Aug 2016
  • Academy Gallery, Launceston, TAS
    2 Sep – 30 Oct 2016
  • 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


Blue Case: Technology


  • Rockhampton Regional Libraries, QLD
    until 31 August 2016
  • Gallery 107@Dalby, QLD
    2 September – 10 October 2016
  • Lismore Library, Lismore NSW
    17 October – 21 November 2016
  • Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth NSW
    23 November 2016 – 23 December 2016

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


  • Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA
    until 2 September 2016
  • Wangaratta Library, Wangaratta VIC
    23 September – 31 October 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