Give the gift of love this season ... experience 'Cartier: The Exhibition' together from 30 March. To ensure you get your 'Cartier: The Exhibition' gift package in time for Christmas, please purchase your tickets at the NGA Shop or front desk.
See Australia through the lens of Peter Dombrovskis. His photographs of the Tasmanian wilderness are sublime, whisking you away to an untouched, often prehistoric-looking world. Wander past his work in our Australian galleries, Level 1.
Image: Peter DOMBROVSKIS 'Eucalyptus trunks in rain' c.1985 prtd 2000
Type C colour photograph, 101.6 h x 50.8 w cm, Purchased 2002 Liz Dombrovskis
Experience 'Hyper Real' with your family this Summer. What does it mean to be human? Grab the free 'Hyper Real' Children's Trail brochure and child's audio tour to find the answers. Children 16 and under are free with an adult. Please be aware, there are a couple of artworks containing adult content, these have been labelled for parents and carers. Our Visitor Experience Team are happy to help with any queries you may have before you enter the exhibition or call us on 02 6240 6522. Link to tickets in our bio.
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Image: @samjinksart 'Kneeling woman' 2015, Sam Jinks, Image courtesy of the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Institute for Cultural Exchange, Tübingen
Paul Sérusier’s Post-Impressionist masterpiece, 'Woman from Savoy' 1890 was recently added to the NGA's modernist collection and is now in our International galleries, Level 2. It is the work of a young artist under the influence of his friend and mentor Paul Gauguin. Remember to take a tour of new masterpieces at the NGA.
'Arthur Streeton: The art of war' opens today 10am! The exhibition boasts an impressive suite of Streeton’s paintings and sketches from his time as an official war artist on the Western Front during World War I in 1918.
Take a free guided tour with curator Anna Gray tomorrow from 2pm, Project Gallery, Level 2.
You'll need to walk around @evanpennyvenice's 'Self Stretch' in our 'Hyper Real' exhibition. This distorted self-portrait, seems 2D, but is actually a sculpture. Penny makes work that is impossible yet irrefutable. Don't miss 'Hyper Real' this Summer. Link to tickets in our bio
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Image: @ashfoodiephotos of Evan PENNY 'Self stretch' 2012
The NGA's collection of Russian avant-garde is the only one of its type in an Australian cultural institution. Experience history through works made throughout the Revolution by Russia’s leading artistic figures in our International galleries, Level 2.
Unlike many early 20th century avant-garde art movements, the Russian avant-garde was dominated by women artists, including Natalia Goncharova. 'Goncharova was a brilliant, but ultimately tragic artist, whose vibrant primitivist canvas, 'Dancing Peasants' (1910/11) is one of the highlights of this exhibition,' art critic Sasha Grishin. • #futurism#Suprematism#Constructivism#avantgarde#nataliagoncharova •
Image: Natalia GONCHAROVA 'Peasants dancing' 1910-11 Natalia Goncharova/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy
Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler was born #onthisday in 1928. This beautiful work of art, 'Other generations' 1957 was made using the 'soak-stain' technique that Frankenthaler invented after 1952 inspired by the paintings of Jackson Pollock. This beauty is currently in our International galleries, Level 2. Frankenthaler will also feature in our Spring 2018 blockbuster, 'American Masters'! • #abstractexpressionism#americanmastersNGA@helenfrankenthalerfoundation#pollock#frankenthaler •
Image: Helen FRANKENTHALER 'Other generations' 1957 Helen Frankenthaler
Next stop on your tour of new works in the gallery are five works from Sidney Nolan’s 1964 'Antarctica' series. Nolan’s 'Antarctica' paintings reveal his work in a new light, evoking the vast, desolate emptiness of the world’s southernmost tip. #NGANew
Image: Sidney Nolan 'Antarctica' 1964 Sidney Nolan Trust
David Hockney 'cannot be defined by a style or through subject matter, the unifying Hockney sensibility taps into an enormous visual curiosity, a desire to surprise, shock and entertain, and the ability to create a fantasy world into which one can dissolve and which one can inhabit,' said Sasha Grishin, @canberratimes. Remarkably, this extensive exhibition of Hockney's work is free and on now in the Orde Poynton Gallery, Level 2 – http://bit.ly/2yqVUeh
Image: David HOCKNEY 'Caribbean tea time' 1987 (front) from the 'Moving focus' series @david_hockney@tylerprints_nga