Collection

COVID-19 for dummies

Taking inspiration from the Art Gallery of NSW’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, this Pocket Exhibition is a COVID-19 for dummies guide.

9 months ago by Coby Edgar
COVID-19 for dummies

Sidney Nolan

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

1 year ago by Paula Dredge
Sidney Nolan

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 years ago
A date with art

Welcome from Michael Brand

Our director Michael Brand welcomes you back to our home on Gadigal Land as we open our doors to the world for the first time in ten weeks.

2 years ago by Michael Brand
Welcome from Michael Brand

Art is my oxygen

There’s one thing more important than coming to the Art Gallery of NSW, and that is coming back.

2 years ago
Art is my oxygen

A welcome bouquet

With the Gallery set to reopen, I’ve been imagining being greeted by the spectacular floral arrangements in our vestibule. Until then, here is a virtual welcome from artists in our collection.

2 years ago by Tracey Keogh
A welcome bouquet

Be my guide

The Gallery’s volunteer guides lead nine hypothetical visitors on a tour of their favourite works of art.

2 years ago
Be my guide

Heather Shannon

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

2 years ago
Heather Shannon

L-FRESH The LION

Witness the power and perception of south-west Sydney hip-hop artist L-FRESH The LION in this intimate spoken-word performance.

2 years ago
L-FRESH The LION

Maissa Alameddine

This sublime sensory experience by performance artist Maissa Alameddine, set against a vibrant abstract painting by Lesley Dumbrell, features ‘Hal Asmar el Lon’, a traditional Arabic song about yearning for the beloved.

2 years ago
Maissa Alameddine

Sun, sand and social responsibility

As enigmatic as it is iconic, Charles Meere’s painting Australian beach pattern took on new meaning when COVID-19 closed Sydney’s beaches.

2 years ago by Denise Mimmocchi
Sun, sand and social responsibility

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.

2 years ago
Night in the museum