Aerial photograph of the Sydney Modern Project construction site, taken on September 7 2022.
Photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Craig Willoughby
The ‘Sydney Modern expansion’ seems a fitting description of a building that effectively doubles the size of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Sculptor Margel Hinder with the model for Interlock in 1973. Photograph: Richard Beck.
Margel Hinder was responsible for some of Australia’s most significant public sculptures in the 1960s and 70s. A major exhibition now examines the totality of her career.
After the rainbow from the series Dark matter 2009, remastered 2016.
Photographic works drawn from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection explore fakery, mirrors and tricks of the light. But Shadow Catchers stops short of today’s digital doppelgangers.
Australia’s beauty is haunted by the unmarked sites of massacres and battles.
Ben Quilty, Fairy Bower Rorschach, 2012. Image courtesy of AGNSW, © Ben Quilty.
Australia has a lesson to learn from Germany when it comes to reconciling with a shameful past. Artists are taking the lead in ‘When silence falls’, a formidable exhibition.
The exhibition includes the kind of art not held in any Australian collection.
Sir Edwin Landseer, Rent-day in the wilderness, 1868. Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland
Anyone who has even a passing interest in art exhibitions or how culture can define a country should allocate a good few hours to contemplating these riches from the National Galleries of Scotland.
2015 Archibald Prize winner Nigel Milsom - Judo House Part 6 (The White Bird), oil on linen.
© Nigel Milsom, photgraph courtesy of AGNSW, Mim Sterling
Nigel Milsom has won the 2015 Archibald Prize for his portrait of barrister Charles Waterstreet. It’s clear the regime of the Archibald Prize is quickly, and positively, shifting.
If the Art Gallery of New South Wales is to expand, it should go west.
Wenjie, Zhang | A Certain Slant of Light
The Art Gallery of NSW, surrounded by parkland near Sydney’s Harbour, opposite the Domain and the Botanical Gardens, is probably one of the most visitor-friendly art museums in existence. The original…