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2014 media releases


National Gallery of Australia establishes independent review of Asian art collection (19.12.14)
The National Gallery of Australia announced plans to address provenance issues in relation to its Asian art collection.

James Turrell unveils his blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia (11.12.14)
James Turrell, an indisputable leader of global contemporary light art, has arrived in Canberra for the opening of his retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia.

National Gallery of Australia wins International Tribal Art Book Prize (09.12.14)
The National Gallery of Australia has been awarded the Prix International du Livre d'art Tribal 2014 Award for Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia.


National Gallery of Australia and Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation (21.11.14)
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program has made its way to the heart of Australia's art collection in a collaboration at the National Gallery of Australia's new Sculpture Garden restaurant.


National Gallery of Australia pays tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam (21.10.14)
The National Gallery of Australia is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

New Director announced (16.10.2014)
Following an international search Professor Gerard Vaughan AM has been appointed as the new Director of the National Gallery of Australia.


New Contemporary Art Space (12.09.2014)
The National Gallery of Australia has announced the opening of a new contemporary art space located on the foreshore of Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin, on Queen Elizabeth Terrace | More

Arthur Boyd as never seen before (04.09.2014)
Arthur Boyd: Agony & Ecstasy opened on 5 September, the first major exhibition of Boyd's art in over twenty years includes more than 180 spectacular works of art including paintings, tapestries, prints, drawings, sculptures and ceramics | More

James Turrell: a retrospective (28.08.2014)
James Turrell: A Retrospective is the summer blockbuster for 2014-15. This extraordinary exhibition includes mesmerising installations using light, and demonstrates why James Turrell is one of the most important artists working today | More


Cambodian Masterpieces on loan (29.08.2014)
Today the National Gallery of Australia unveiled three Khmer masterpieces on loan from the collection of the National Museum of Cambodia | More

The Dale Frank Gift (15.08.2014)
Artist Dale Frank - one of Australia's most significant contemporary painters - has recently donated a major gift of works to the National Gallery of Australia, including paintings, drawings and multi-media collages | More


Gold and the Incas - a hit with families (29.04.2014) Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru exhibition attracted 160,647 visitors from all over Australia to Canberra, after closing on Easter Monday, 21 April 2014 | More


Ron Radford Retirement Statement (20.03.2014)
Dr Ron Radford AM will retire as Director of the National Gallery of Australia on 30 September 2014 | More


National Gallery of Austalia opens Indonesian Photography Exhibition (21.02.2014)
The Garden of the East: Photography in Indonesia 1850s-1940s exhibition provides the opportunity to view over two hundred and fifty photographs, albums and illustrated books of the photography of this era and provides a unique insight into the people, life and culture of Indonesia | More

Statements regarding the Shiva as Lord of the Dance (Nataraja), Art of the Past and Mr Subhash Kapoor

Statements date from August 2012 until 5 September 2014


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