Coming exhibitions

Legacy: Reflections of Mabo

7 February – 22 March

Reflections of the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo - and the impact of his achievements on Australia, 27 years on. The exhibition brings together about 30 works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation.

A travelling exhibition presented by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland


27 March – 17 May

This exhibition surveys treasures from the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW, depicting landscapes west of Sydney between the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries. With a focus on plein air painting at artist camps and on excursions organised to areas such as the Hawkesbury River, Blue Mountains and Sydney’s western suburbs, this exhibition reveals how these bucolic images fed into the development of national narratives at the turn of the century, and how this legacy both vexed and was embraced by modern landscape artists.

Fieldwork includes significant and seldom-seen paintings and works on paper from the Gallery’s collection by prominent artists including Hilda Rix Nicholas, Julian Ashton, Elioth Gruner, JJ Hilder, Sydney Long and Charles Meere. A highlight is the inclusion of Gruner’s painting Spring frost 1919, an iconic and much-loved painting that is seldom taken off display.

An Art Gallery of NSW touring exhibition

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