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By Concrete Playground
January 17, 2018
By Concrete Playground
January 17, 2018

This year, the gallery is pulling no punches and has crafted a program that's sure to blow your arty socks off. Get ready to be wowed, folks.

Bringing some of the most defining moments in art history and world-renowned objects to Sydney, the 2019 offering at the Art Gallery of New South Wales features partnerships with the National Palace Museum in Taipei, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Kaldor Public Art Projects. Local Australian talent will also be in the spotlight with unmissable exhibitions showcasing the likes of Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Brett Whiteley, Judy Watson and Ben Quilty.

What's On in the Art World
The latest happenings from the Art Gallery of NSW.

The Art Finder

Start planning your next artful excursion. Here's what's happening at AGNSW in 2019.

Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

October 13, 2018 to March 3, 2019

Featuring groundbreaking works by the most influential figures of modern art.

1. Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage

Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.

2. Five Renowned Artists You'll See at the AGNSW's Latest Exhibition of Modern Art Masters

Get up close and personal with the painters who changed the course of modern art forever.

3. Dance Workshops: Modern Art Movements

Dance like Picasso's watching.

4. Masters of Modern Art X Chiswick at the Gallery

Sip a Monet-inspired cocktail before coming face-to-face with his celebrated works.

Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything

December 15, 2018 to March 31, 2019

A deep dive into Brett Whiteley's art, from his early drawings of Sydney to his later lyrical landscapes.

1. Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything

See a new side to this revered Australian artist.

2. Celebrity Talk: Wendy Whiteley

Meet one of the most well-known muses in Australian art history.

3. Whiteley Art Bus

Hit all of these artsy hot spots in one afternoon — all aboard.

Heaven and earth in Chinese art from Taipei's National Palace Museum

February 2 to May 5, 2019
A rare opportunity to see some of the highest artistic achievements in Chinese history, exclusive to AGNSW.

1. Heaven and Earth in Chinese Art

A veritable treasure trove of Chinese art comes to Australia for the first time.

2. Neon Gods

A free film series celebrating the trailblazing directors of contemporary Chinese cinema.

3. Lunar New Year 2019 at the Art Gallery of NSW

Ain't no party like an artsy Lunar New Year party.

The National 2019

March 29 to July 21, 2019

The second of three biennial surveys presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art.

1. The National 2019: New Australian Art

This major three-gallery exhibition will feature work from 65 contemporary artists across the AGNSW, the MCA and Carriageworks.

The essential Duchamp

April 27 to August 11, 2019

The most in-depth survey of the art and life of Marcel Duchamp ever to be seen in the Asia-Pacific region.

1. The Essential Duchamp

You'll be (Du)champing at the bit to see this landmark exhibition.

2. Everything You Need to Know About Marcel Duchamp Before Seeing the AGNSW's Huge Survey of His Work

Despite changing the course of modern art, Duchamp is one of the most unknowable figures in art history — 'The Essential Duchamp' is hoping to change that.

3. Art After Hours: Duchamp's Playground

Get intimate with the artist who made a urinal ‘art’.

Archibald, Wynnne and Sulman Prizes 2019

May 11 to September 8, 2019

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

1. Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

The Australian faces everyone will be talking about for the next few months.

The Art Finder

Start planning your next artful excursion. Here's what's happening at AGNSW in 2019.

Kaldor Public Art Projects: half a century in the public eye

September 7, 2019 to February 16, 2020

Celebrates one of the world’s most ambitious public art initiatives and revisit some of the most iconic artworks.

Stay tuned. More info is on its way.

Japan Supernatural

November 2019 to March 2020

Japan’s answer to Andy Warhol, the artist known for his ‘Great Wave’ and more prolific Japanese artists takeover the gallery in summer 2019–20.

Stay tuned. More info is on its way.

Discover more happenings at the Art Gallery of NSW over the next year here.

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