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Sydney Art – Australian Collection

May 5, 2012toMay 6, 2012

 

* SYDNEY

A new display of the Gallery’s Australian collection will be celebrated during an Open Weekend, with over 50 free events.

  • 5 & 6 May 2012
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales

The events on this weekend will include talks, performances, music, readings and children’s programs, and the launch of an Australian collection app. The redesigned and refurbished 20th-century Australian galleries will open with a display spanning the century, telling the story of modernism, figuration and abstraction and Indigenous art in this country. Alongside favourite works by artists such as Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith, Russell Drysdale, Sidney Nolan and Ian Fairweather there will be shown works seldom displayed before as well. Exciting developments in the 1960s and 70s, from pop to Papunya to performance art, provide a connection to the new contemporary galleries. Across the way, the Grand Courts will be hung with a selection of our finest colonial, late 19th-century and Edwardian paintings and sculpture.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney
Open daily 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays until 9pm
ph 02 9225 1744
www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

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