Behind the scenes

Sidney Nolan

Head behind the scenes as we unpack some of the artist’s amazing artifacts and the stories behind them.

1 month ago by Paula Dredge
Sidney Nolan

The band name game: conservation edition

Our conservators, like pretty much everyone we know, love inventing names for fictitious bands. So they went looking for more possible band names lying in wait in the conservation laboratory.

2 months ago
The band name game: conservation edition

A date with art

To celebrate our reopening week, we gave people the chance to have an up-close and personal encounter with art before opening hours with our Art Date competition.

2 months ago
A date with art

An art of touch and tending

Remembering the vibrant ikebana arrangements of the Gallery’s inaugural curator of film, the late Robert Herbert.

2 months ago by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
An art of touch and tending

Dorrit Black

What’s in the box? Find out in this Together In Art series, which reveals treasures from behind the scenes of our museum.

3 months ago by Hannah Hutchison
Dorrit Black

Heather Shannon

Fall into the hauntingly beautiful sounds of ‘Midnight sun’, a piano composition by Heather Shannon.

3 months ago
Heather Shannon

Conserving a classic

Switch on for a slow TV experience as senior conservator Simon Ives cleans Arthur Streeton’s The Gloucester Buckets from 1894.

3 months ago
Conserving a classic

Night in the museum

It’s sad to think of our Gallery closed, but the photographic series Las meninas reborn in the night I-VIII by Yasumasa Morimura helps take the edge off the melancholy.

4 months ago
Night in the museum

Joji Malani

Bringing a silent space to life, Fijian guitarist Joji Malani performs an electrifying arrangement of music in the Gallery’s Grand Courts.

4 months ago
Joji Malani