9 Dec 2019
Art's greatest rivals together in Australia for the first time
For the first time Australian audiences will be able to see the work of two of history’s greatest artistic rivals side by side in the National Gallery of Australia’s major summer exhibition, Matisse & Picasso.
28 Nov 2019
Teens take over the National Gallery of Australia
Teens are invited to take over the National Gallery of Australia this December to celebrate the launch of Art IRL (‘in real life’), the Gallery’s new program connecting young audiences with art, artists and each other.
28 Nov 2019
Hugh Ramsay's remarkable artistic legacy goes on show
For the first time in 25 years, a major retrospective of the work of Australian artist Hugh Ramsay will go on display at the National Gallery of Australia, giving audiences a rare chance to see the depth of his artistic achievement through more than 85 works including painting, drawings and sketchbooks.
27 Nov 2019
National Gallery of Australia to return three Indian sculptures
The National Gallery of Australia has deaccessioned three Indian sculptures from the national collection and will voluntarily return them to the Government of India after new information emerged regarding their ownership history.
20 Nov 2019
National Gallery of Australia unveils 2020 program
The National Gallery of Australia today announced its 2020 exhibition program spanning more than 450 years of art. From Van Gogh’s Sunflowers 1888, to a new hyperreal sculpture Skywhalepapa by contemporary Australian artist Patricia Piccinini, the National Gallery will present a dynamic program with a renewed commitment to women artists at its heart.
13 Nov 2019
National Gallery celebrates one of the most momentous relationships in modern art
Tickets are now on sale for the National Gallery of Australia’s major summer exhibition, Matisse & Picasso. Opening 13 December, this exhibition features over 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, illustrated books and costumes from two of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
30 Oct 2019
National Gallery takes next step towards artistic gender parity
As part of the Know My Name initiative, the National Gallery of Australia has developed new guiding principles that will provide a framework towards achieving gender parity in its artistic program, collection development and governance structures
16 Oct 2019
Wesfarmers and National Gallery Indigenous Arts Leadership Program
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts professionals from across Australia have been chosen to take part in the National Gallery of Australia's 2019 Indigenous Arts Leadership and Fellowship program, which celebrates 10 years of providing professional development for Indigenous art workers.
10 Oct 2019
National Gallery launches new Learning Gallery and Studio
The National Gallery of Australia will officially launch its new Tim Fairfax Learning Gallery and Studio as a central part of its commitment to expand learning opportunities for Australians across the country, particularly children and young adults.
6 Sept 2019
20th Century Masters – Lichtenstein to Warhol
Audiences will be transported back to the heyday of America’s print-making renaissance and experience works of art by some of the 20th century’s most exceptional artists in Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection.
21 June 2019
National Gallery of Australia launches Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia
Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia opens at the National Gallery of Australia on Friday, showcasing the work of 20 of Indonesia’s most exciting emerging and established artists.
6 June 2019
Monet: Impression Sunrise launches at the National Gallery of Australia
For the first time ever, Australian audiences will have the opportunity to see Claude Monet’s iconic masterpiece, Impression, sunrise – the highlight of the National Gallery of Australia’s 2019 winter exhibition and the painting that gave Impressionism its name.
23 May 2019
Know My Name: A National Gallery of Australia Campaign for Women Artists
The National Gallery has announced a major ongoing campaign to recognise and celebrate Australian women artists. The campaign will include social media and digital activations, outdoor media, research, fundraising, exhibitions, retail partnerships and creative collaborations.
8 May 2019
The National Gallery of Australia acquires Venice Biennale work by Angelica Mesiti
The National Gallery of Australia today announced it will acquire Angelica Mesiti’s three-channel video installation, ASSEMBLY, following its premier e at La Biennale di Venezi.
21 Mar 2019
National Gallery of Australia opens exhibition exploring the art of Maori Culture
A new exhibition on the art of Maori culture opens on Saturday at the National Gallery of Australia. Māori Markings: Tā Moko explores the tradition of tā moko, the unique Māori art of marking the skin, from its origin through to its contemporary resurgence.
15 Mar 2019
Giant melting wax candle sculptured unveiled at the National Gallery of Australia
The National Gallery of Australia today revealed its latest major acquisition, Francesco 2017, by leading artist Urs Fischer. The four-metre high wax sculpture is his most significant work acquired for a public collection in Australia
26 Feb 2019
National Gallery of Australia reveals major Tony Albert Commission for Enlighten
A creative collaboration between the National Gallery of Australia and leading Australian contemporary artist Tony Albert, will light up the iconic brutalist facade for Canberra’s Enlighten Festival.