Lost worlds of Peru
6 December 2013 – 21 April 2014 | Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Gold and the Incas is the first exhibition of Peruvian art ever staged in Australia and will showcase the splendour of the ancient pre-Hispanic cultures of Peru. Audiences will encounter the aesthetic depth, drama and beauty of the famous Incan empire and its predecessors.
North coast 100–800 AD, Bead in the form of an owl’s head, Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán, Lambayeque, Photograph: Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán
Children's Gallery Exhibition
17 August 2013 – 6 April 2014 | Children's Gallery
Toyshop is an exhibition for the very young gallery visitor. But, equally, it has something for all of us. Toys hold a special place for children as objects of fun and imagination. For an adult, they present a nostalgic link to the past, which is often employed by artists to stir up childhood memories or to capture the innocence or fun we once had as children.
PUFF TOYS (manufacturer)
Toy train 1975 (Detail)
Crafts Board Collection donated by the Australia Council 1982
photography in Indonesia 1850s–1940s
21 February – 22 June 2014 | Orde Poynton and Project Galleries
In 1852, at the age of eighteen, Walter B Woodbury left behind his engineering apprenticeship in Manchester to try his luck halfway around the world in Australia’s Victorian goldfields. On arrival, he realised the easy pickings were gone and he took a variety of jobs, soon changing from a rather sheltered British ‘new chum’ into a seasoned colonial.
Balineesch dansmeisj in rust
(A dancing-girl of Bali, resting) c 1925 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Natori Shunsen's kabuki actor prints
19 July – 12 October 2014
Stars of the Tokyo stage: Natori Shunsen's kabuki actor prints reveals the dynamic world of Japan's kabuki theatre through superb actor portraits created by artist Natori Shunsen (1886–1960) in the 1920s and 30s. A selection of spectacular kabuki robes further illustrates the extravagance of the theatrical form.
Natori Shunsen Ichikawa Sadanji II as Narukami in ‘Narukami’ 1926 (detail)
from the series Collection of creative portraits by Shunsen woodblock print National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2006