Reflection

Australian art arrivals 1832–2007

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.

2 months ago
Australian art arrivals 1832–2007

I built a life: Sabina’s story

Sabina Krusevljanin knows the importance of welcomes. Twenty-five years ago, she fled war-torn Sarajevo seeking peace and a new life in Sydney.

2 months ago by Hannah McKissock-Davis
I built a life: Sabina’s story

Saba Vasefi
The portable home

The Art Gallery of NSW and Red Room Poetry invited six poets to respond creatively to the artworks in Shadow catchers, an exhibition of photographs and moving image from the Gallery’s collection.

2 months ago
Saba Vasefi The portable home  

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 months 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 months ago
Art is my oxygen

Why art?

Our Youth Collective answer this crucial question via a #PassThePaperChallenge.

2 months ago by Youth Collective
Why art?

The power of play

Play is vital for our sense of wellbeing through all stages of life. Check out these artists and activities for a hit of play inspiration.

2 months ago by Faith Chisholm
The power of play

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

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 months 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.

3 months ago
Be my guide

Heather Shannon

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

3 months 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.

3 months ago
L-FRESH The LION

Time alone with art

I don’t know about you, but the temporal markers upon which I ordinarily rely – minutes and hours, weekdays and weekends – have now completely dissolved.

3 months ago by Lisa Catt
Time alone with art

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.

3 months ago by Denise Mimmocchi
Sun, sand and social responsibility

Ngaiire
Fall into my arms

Filmed just days after the Gallery’s closure to the public, Ngaiire performs ‘Fall into my arms’, our first Together In Art performance.

4 months ago
Ngaiire – Fall into my arms