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National Gallery | September News

National Gallery | September News

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Over 150,000 works of art – what will you search for?

Take a dive into our online world of art and artists. Search for a specific artist, or work of art, or get to know the national collection by searching subject matter, concepts, styles. Browse featured artists, what’s new to the collection or make homeschooling a little more fun. Choose your own adventure.

Sarah Lucas

Project 1: Sarah Lucas

Curator Peter Johnson explores the powerful message behind Sarah Lucas’ work and the influences on her practice.

The Silvering

The Silvering

Watch the installation of Mikala Dwyer’s The Silvering featured in Part Two of Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now.

Architecture Series

ARCHITECTURE SERIES

The 2021 Contemporary Australian Architects Speaker Series line up features Abbie Galvin, Andrew Cortese, Madeleine Blanchfield and Daniel Lane and Nathanael Preston.

Tues, 7–28 Sep, 6pm
Online only
$30 standard tickets

 

Art Talks

ART TALKS ONLINE

Hear Gallery Director Nick Mitzevich talk on Huma Bhabha’s Waiting for another game and Assistant Curator, Australian Art, Yvette Dal Pozzo, explore Agatha Gothe-Snape’s POWERPOINTS.

Terminus

TERMINUS

We continue to bring you art on tour while our doors are closed. The ground-breaking virtual reality exhibition TERMINUS by artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward opens in Cairns.

Exhibition dates:
4 Sep – 30 Oct
Cairns Art Gallery

MORE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Summer Arts Scholarship

SUMMER ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Are you a young person interested in a career in the arts? Applications are now open to Year 11 students from around Australia for a one-week art scholarship at the National Gallery.

 

Youth Council

NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL

We’re seeking young volunteers from across Australia to join the inaugural National Gallery Youth Council, to represent and advocate for young Australians in the arts community.

WATCH

Blue poles

BLUE POLES DOCUMENTARY

Stuck in lockdown? Hear the story behind the Gallery’s most famous painting, Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles, as it sparked a new era of Australian art and positioned the national collection on an international stage.

Belonging: Stories of Australian Art

BELONGING: EXHIBITION VIDEO

If you missed Belonging: Stories of Australian Art, watch the exhibition video from the comfort of your home, exploring works by more than 170 artists from across Australia.

 

CONNECT

National Consultation

NATIONAL CONSULTATION

The National Gallery’s Indigenous Arts Leadership Program, supported by Wesfarmers Arts, is embarking on national consultation to help guide the development of the program. Complete the short survey online to help us make a difference.

 

Socials

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL

Stay connected! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for art every day and see what’s happening behind the scenes.



The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the Canberra and ACT region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.


Images:

Trevor Nickolls, Ngarrindjeri people, Family in Blue Holden, 1998, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2014 © Trevor Nickolls/Copyright Agency

Sarah Lucas, SUGAR, 2020, installation view, Project 1: Sarah Lucas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2021 © the artist

Mikala Dwyer, The Silvering (detail), 2010/2021, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2021 © Mikala Dwyer/Copyright Agency

Abbie Galvin, photographer: Jes Lindsay

Huma Bhabha, Waiting for another game (detail), 2018, installation view, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2021

Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, working drawing for Terminus, 2018, image courtesy of the artists; Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney; Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland and Jack Hanley Gallery, New York

Summer Scholars (left to right, standing) Ira Gold, Arewhy Abiyie, Tivien Andrews-Homerang, Matthew Hattrick, Tahlia Jard, Abbey Clerke, Emma Neill, Sean Cowen, (sitting) Mackenzie Johnson, Lawrence Ellis, River DeFranceschi, Juan Arellano Rivas

Art IRL workshop, 2020

Hans Namuth, Jackson Pollock, 1950, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of James Mollison 1987

Christopher Pease, Minang/Wardandi/Ballardong/Nyoongar peoples, Target 3 (detail), 2017, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2019

2019 Indigenous Arts Leadership Alumni, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2019

Bert Flugelman, Cones, 1982, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, commissioned 1976, purchased 1982 © Bert Flugelman

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