1 Dec 2020
Tickets on sale: See the world's most iconic Sunflowers in Canberra
Tickets go on sale for the exclusive Canberra season of Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London, which opens on 5 March 2021 at the National Gallery of Australia.
30 Nov 2020
Tim Ross partners with National Gallery to explore artistic inspiration
Constant is a five-part series that includes interviews with a range of Australian artists plus essays, videos and photo galleries, all hosted on the National Gallery’s website.
13 Nov 2020
Know my name: Australian women artists 1900 to now opens 14 November 2020
Over the next year, the National Gallery of Australia will celebrate the work of Australian women artists in its major, two-part exhibition Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now, which opens to the public on Saturday, 14 November 2020.
14 Oct 2020
National Gallery of Australia announces 2020 Annual Lecture
In the National Gallery of Australia’s 2020 Annual Lecture, titled Decolonise Your Feminism, First Nations scholars Crystal McKinnon, Kimberley Moulton and Paola Balla will question whether feminism has been relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the arts.
29 Sept 2020
A celebration of all women: Leading voices for Know My Name Conference
Feminist art historian and cultural theorist, Griselda Pollock, will join leading global thinkers on gender, feminism and the arts for the National Gallery of Australia’s Know My Name Conference, which will celebrate the achievements of all women in the arts and plan an inclusive future for the sector.
8 Sept 2020
National Gallery announces 20 new acquisitions valued at $8 million
The National Gallery of Australia has acquired 20 new works of art valued at $8 million thanks to the ongoing generosity and support of donors to its private giving program.
7 Sept 2020
Aboriginal artist Betty Muffler paints hope for the cover of Vogue Australia
For the first time in the title’s 60-year history, an original work of art will feature on the cover of Vogue Australia – and it will be the work of renowned Anangu (Aboriginal) Pitjantjatjara artist, Betty Muffler.
27 Aug 2020
Hetti Perkins appointed curator of 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial
Leading curator Hetti Perkins, an Arrernte and Kalkadoon woman from Central Australia, has been appointed curator of the National Gallery’s 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial, which will open in late 2021.
22 June 2020
Through a female lens: The Body Electric
The Body Electric, a new exhibition opening at The National Gallery of Australia, will put a focus on the human experience of sex, pleasure, and desire through the eyes of women.
22 June 2020
Australia's iconic Blue poles goes under the Microscope
The painting that launched a love affair with art for many Australians – Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles 1952 – has gone under the microscope for its most comprehensive conservation project to date.
18 June 2020
Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now
Australian women artists will take centre stage across the National Gallery Australia in November with the opening of Know My Name: Australian Women artists 1900 to Now, a flagship exhibition to showcase and increase the visibility of art made by women.
12 June 2020
National Gallery of Australia announces new dates for European Masters exhibition
The National Gallery of Australia will present one of the first major international exhibitions in the Southern Hemisphere, Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London. Featuring works of art by 57 of Europe’s most revered artists and spans 500 years of art making, from the 15th century to the turn of the 20th century.
28 May 2020
National Gallery of Australia to reopen 2 June 2020
The National Gallery of Australia will welcome people back into the gallery from Tuesday 2 June. The re-opening follows recent advice from the ACT Government that galleries can re-open with up to 20 visitors at a time.
27 Feb 2020
XU ZHEN®: ETERNITY VS EVOLUTION
International contemporary artist XU ZHEN® – famous for his large-scale works exploring the collision of cultures – will present his first major solo Australian exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in March.
21 Feb 2020
oOh! and National Gallery of Australia launch nation's largest art event
oOh!media and the National Gallery of Australia will join forces to present the nation’s largest art event across the oOh!media networks from Monday 24 February.
17 Feb 2020
Club Ate light up the National Gallery with major new commission
Performance artists and legends of the Sydney queer nightclub scene – Club Ate – will light up the iconic 60 metre façade of the National Gallery of Australia next month for Canberra’s 2020 Enlighten Festival.
20 Jan 2020
Sad passing of James Mollison AO, founding director of the National Gallery
The National Gallery of Australia notes with deep sadness the passing of the Gallery’s founding director, James Mollison AO.