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Art Gallery Of NSW Acquires New Masterpiece

The Art Gallery Of New South Wales has acquired Spanish Baroque master Jusepe de Ribera's 17th century masterpiece Aesop. Painted in Napes, Aesop c1625–31 is a portrayal of Aesop, the legendary ancient Greek storyteller, and one of Ribera’s very first representations of so-called ‘beggar philosophers’. Purchased in 2021, the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation […]

Art Gallery Of New South Wales Announces Reopening

Amidst the loosened restrictions in NSW, the Art Gallery of New South Wales(AGNSW) is planning a reopening on June 1. AGNSW will reopen in the Domain, and the Brett Whitely Studio in Surry Hills. They have implemented measures to ensure the health and safety of all staff and visitors. These include limiting visitor numbers, timed […]

Japan Supernatural

Japanese art has a special ability to capture the shadow realm and bring the spirit world to life. As part of the special exhibition ghosts, goblins and mischievous shapeshifters are inhabiting the Art Gallery Of NSW thanks to the Japan Supernatural exhibition. Centred on a monumental installation of painting and sculpture by Takashi Murakami, the […]

Refugees hung out to dry at Archibald Prize

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED   An Iranian artist currently seeking asylum in Sydney has had her work exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW last Friday, to challenge to the political discourse about people seeking asylum.   Atefeh Hekmat was the lead artist on the Archibald Prize entry- a collaboration with 27 other refugees to […]

AGNSW expansion will shrink public space

BY DYLAN CRISMALE The Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) has secured $244 million to help fund an expansion that will allow the gallery to display more of its $1.3 billion collection. The expansion which will double the size of the gallery was announced last week by the NSW Government ahead of this week’s state budget. […]

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Arguably the most anticipated exhibition to hit Sydney of late, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection does not disappoint. Including over 30 artworks, this exhibition marks the first time that works from either of these significant 20th Century artists have been exhibited in Sydney. It is also the most […]


The art of conversation is the focal point of John Kaldor’s whole art enterprise. Welcome in Project 29, ladies, gentlemen and gentle-children. Presenting two weeks of outsider-art in Sydney! This is so contemporary is not so contemporary. The work first appeared at the Venice Biennale in 2005.  Kaldor describes this to be his favourite work […]


If you’re planning on joining the throngs of people at the AGNSW this summer to catch Picasso, it’s almost inevitable that at some point you’ll find yourself in need of a bit of respite from the crowd. Thankfully, the gallery has you covered. Just a couple of floors below Pablo fever, nestled snugly at the […]


Nestled deep in the bowels of the mind-boggling lower levels of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, as part of their remarkable contemporary collection, is the recently opened (and creatively monikered) Photography Gallery. The new gallery, dedicated to displaying some of the AGNSW’s 4500-strong collection of photographs, will host three exhibitions a year, showcasing […]


The emergence of Dada towards the end of the First World War represents for many the birth of modern art. The 50 odd years of labour leading up to this point however, were seminal, heralding a shift from subject, realism and narrative to abstraction and experimentation. Paths to Abstraction, currently showing at the AGNSW, is a […]