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Current Exhibitions: National Gallery

The National Gallery exhibits a collection of works of art

The NGA is open 10.00am â€' 5.00pm daily (closed Christmas Day)

On now
open | free
Heralding the return of Arthur Streeton’s Golden summer, Eaglemont from the National Gallery, London, all of the NGA’s major Australian Impressionist works will be hung together, offering an unprecedented opportunity to experience the depth and richness of the national collection.

David Hockney
until 27 May 2018
open | free
David Hockney has been an important figure on the international art scene for half a century. This exhibition explores the broader history of his printmaking practice through key works from our extensive collection, one of the largest in the world.

Otto Dix and August Sander
War, people, landscape
until June 2018
open | free
Drawn from the NGA's collection of International prints and photographs, this exhibition brings together the works of German artists, Otto Dix and August Sander, in an exploration of postwar German society.

Arthur Streeton
The Art of War
until 29 April 2018
open | free
Bringing together key works from collections around Australia and overseas, an important survey exhibition of Arthur Streeton’s war art will open at the NGA in December. Streeton’s contribution to the Australian war effort was significant.

Art Deco
until December 2018
open | free
In the 1920s, Australian artists rebelled against the austerity of World War I to create images of an abundant nation filled with strong, youthful figures, capturing the vitalism of a nation reborn.

Infinite Conversations
artistic exchange
open | free
Infinite conversations delves into the NGA's collection to consider the creative practice of artists from mainland China and Hong Kong, a number of whom settled in Australia following the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

Balnaves Contemporary Intervention Series
opens 4 May 2018
Embrace the unexpected as exciting contemporary art disrupts and transforms spaces throughout the NGA. In partnership with The Balnaves Foundation, artists present daring, large-scale experiences and re-imagine the concept of an art gallery.

The National Picture
The Art of Tasmania's
Black War
opens 12 May 2018
The National Picture: the Art of Tasmania's Black War examines one of the most remarkable and contentious expressions of Australian colonial art. Focusing on colonial representations of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, the exhibition sheds new light on under-examined figures in this difficult narrative.

Artists' Faces and Places
opens 30 June 2018
Peek behind-the-scenes with this fascinating display of portraits of artists and their studios, drawn entirely from our collection.

The Vollard Suite
opens 9 June 2018
Pablo Picasso’s The Vollard Suite is regarded as one of the greatest print series ever made. The NGA is among the few cultural institutions in the world to hold the complete set of 100 engraved prints.

Performing Drawing
opens July 2018
Bringing together drawings, photographs and audio visual works, this complex and considered exhibition reflects on contemporary drawing as both an action and an art form.

by HRH The Prince of Wales
opens 10 August 2018
An experienced watercolourist and passionate patron of the arts, the Prince of Wales has been painting for most of his adult life. To celebrate his 70th birthday, the National Gallery of Australia will display a selection of 30 artworks.

Power + Imagination
Conceptualism 1966 â€' 1976
opens 11 August 2018
Featuring 100 works from the national collection, this exhibition provides fascinating insight into the minds of artists who used language, poetry, performance and film to expand and transform the nature of art.

California Cool
art and Los Angeles
1960s â€' 70s
opens 6 Oct 2018
This exhibition draws on the gallery’s substantial collection of international prints and photographs to highlight the way a ground-breaking generation of artists residing on America’s west coast responded to both the promise and the hard truth of life in contemporary America.

Hugh Ramsay
opens 1 Dec 2018
Featuring paintings, drawings and works on paper, this exhibition highlights Ramsay’s remarkable insights as a portraitist. The NGA holds the majority of Ramsay’s sketchbooks, which reveal Ramsay’s abilities as a draftsman as well as his charisma and great sense of humour.

Web Link: Current Exhibitions: National Gallery


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