Together In Art
Head behind the scenes as we unpack some of the artist’s amazing artifacts and the stories behind them.
To coincide with Refugee Week, we’re challenging you to complete McKenna’s crossword with some new clues – all related to artists who have immigrated to Australia and enriched cultural life here.
Australian duo Sumn Conduit create a densely layered sound-work for voice and electronics exploring ‘The tongue in the middle of the port’ by American artist Mark Bradford.
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.
Fall into the hauntingly beautiful sounds of ‘Midnight sun’, a piano composition by Heather Shannon.
Switch on for a slow TV experience as senior conservator Simon Ives cleans Arthur Streeton’s The Gloucester Buckets from 1894.
What kind of face should you show to the world when the world has turned thoroughly weird?
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.
The present crisis is often compared to the influenza pandemic of 1918–19. So how did artists of the time respond?
Arthur Streeton’s life and art, upheavals and triumphs.
As enigmatic as it is iconic, Charles Meere’s painting Australian beach pattern took on new meaning when COVID-19 closed Sydney’s beaches.
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.