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Tom Roberts


4 December 2015 – 28 March 2016 Tickets on sale now


Experience the work of legendary Australian artist Tom Roberts this summer at the NGA in Canberra. This extraordinary exhibition brings together Tom Roberts' most famous paintings loved by all Australians. Paintings such as Shearing the rams (1888-90) and A break away! (1891) are among the nation's best known works of art. An exhibition for all Australians, it is not to be missed.

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Tom Roberts Shearing the rams 1888-90 (detail) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest Fund, 1932

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Behind the scenes

Tyler Graphics at work


4 December 2015 – 8 May 2016


This exhibition showcases elaborate graphic artworks fromone of the most innovative print workshops of the twentieth century. Using photographsand a series of specially produced short films, the exhibition takes audiences behind thescenes to investigate the processes of printmaking, and illuminate the collaborativerelationships between seven leading artists and Ken Tyler, master printer.

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Terence La Noue Beyond the shore, 1992, etching, aquatint, carborundum, relief, woodcut, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002

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The world is beautiful

photographs from the collection


4 December 2015 – 10 April 2016


An exhibition of photographs taken over the last 100 years from the NGA’s magnificent collection, including work by Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Max Dupain, Bill Henson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman and many more.

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Robyn Stacey Untitled 1985–87, gelatin silver photograph, colour dye. Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

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The Last Temptation

the art of Ken + Julia Yonetani


12 December 2015


Chandeliers made from uranium glass representing nuclear-powered nations and a nine-metre banquet table made entirely of salt feature in the first large survey show of internationally acclaimed Japanese and Australian artist collaborators Ken + Julia Yonetani at NGA Contemporary.

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Ken + Julia Yonetani Crystal Palace: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nuclear Nations (France), 2013 uranium glass, metal, UV lighting photo courtesy of the artists