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Packing Room Prize goes to portrait of Taika Waititi

By Erin Modaro. The winner of the Packing Room Prize was announced at the Art Gallery of NSW by Head Packer for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prize Brett Cuthbertson, with the award going to a portrait of Taika Waititi by artist Claus Stangl. The winning artwork features the eccentric filmmaker in a charismatic pose […]

Local work from HSC students showcased at the Art Gallery of NSW

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The Art Gallery of NSW is showcasing a number of works from local students in its annual Art Express exhibition this year. 43 bodies of work, six of which were from schools in the city, inner west and eastern suburbs, were selected from 8440 student works submitted for the 2021 HSC. ‘Fleas […]

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 […]

Matisse: Life and Spirit – Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

BY TESSA PELLE Electrifying colours and emotional power bring the paintings of French artist Henri Matisse to life. An exceptional collection of works from one of the world’s most groundbreaking and influential artists has landed in Sydney for the Art Gallery of NSW’s Matisse: Life and Spirit exhibition. Comprising of paintings, drawings and sculptures, the exhibition […]


The 22nd Biennale Of Sydney is almost upon us and as always it throws up a multitude of interesting and provocative art experiences. Lots of free events and exhibitions and there’s no doubt it delivers a real buzz to the city. However, it’s always a select group of artists who are chosen to participate and that […]

Saving the Powerhouse Museum

By Kylie Winkworth Voters will have a stark choice in the March State election after Opposition leader Michael Daley launched Labor’s cultural policy outside the Powerhouse Museum (PHM). The centrepiece of the policy is the promise to save the Powerhouse Museum and build a new $500m cultural institution in Parramatta, following proper consultation. The Riverside […]

Masters Of Modern Sound

In a collaboration with Sydney Festival 2019 and Force Majeure, and to complement the current Masters Of Modern Art From The Hermitage exhibition, the Art Gallery of NSW is presenting a truly immersive sensory experience: Masters Of Modern Sound. For three consecutive nights the normally dark, still gallery interior will be lit up and reverberating with […]

Modern raises historic concerns

BY ANNA FREELAND The Development Application for the Sydney Modern project has received hundreds of submissions following its month-long public exhibition, which closed on 15 December. Among those objecting is a group of advocates for the Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), comprised of former RBG Trustees Ros Andrews and Gillian Appleton, urban designer […]

Rembrandt And The Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces From The Rijksmuseum

On the walls of Sydney’s finest art galleries, world history can often be found through the medium of classical paintings, from a time and place when none of us existed or could have ever experienced. Rembrandt And The Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces From The Rijksmuseum is an enthralling exhibition of 17th century Dutch painters travelling […]

When Silence Falls

When Silence Falls provides a voice for those who have been silenced. Encompassing painting, video and sculpture, the collection-based exhibition presents the work of contemporary Aboriginal artists alongside contemporary international artists. It considers the violence and loss of often-unacknowledged historical events––cultural displacement, political oppression, ethnic cleansing and massacres. Cara Pinchbeck, curator of Aboriginal and Torres […]