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Light Moves

Contemporary Australian Video Art

 

Bodies of all kinds moving in space. This phenomenon has been explored in a myriad of ways by artists ever since video art took off as an exciting new development in the 1960s. The select group of works displayed inLight moves: contemporary Australian video art continues to further the possibilities of the medium in poetic works that speak to their own personal interests and histories.

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Venues

2015

  • Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs NT, 
    26 Jun – 9 Aug 2015

2015/2016

  • MAGNT, Darwin NT 
    2 Oct – 31 Jan 2016
  • Cairns Art Gallery, QLD, 
    12 Feb – 10 Apr 2016
  • Broken Hill Art Gallery, NSW
    23 Apr – 19 Jun 2016
  • RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
    Vic 1 Jul – 21 Aug 2016
  • Academy Gallery, Launceston, TAS
    2 Sep – 6 Nov 2016
2016/2017
  • Geraldton Art Gallery, WA 
    9 Dec 2016 – 11 Feb 2017
  • Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA
    18 Feb – 16 Apr 2017
  • Nautilus Art Centre, Port Lincoln, SA 
    30 Apr – 4 Jun 2017
  • Mildura Art Gallery, VIC 
    18 Jun – 27 Aug 2017 

Daniel Crooks Pan No. 9 (dopplegänger) (detail) 2012, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2012


Impressions of Paris:

Lautrec, Degas, Daumier

 

Paris became the premier capital of the art world in the 19th century. A major contribution was made by three key French artists: Honoré Daumier (1808–1970), Edgar Degas (1834–1917) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901). Each was a consummate draughtsman whose innovative compositions and choice of modern subject-matter played a significant role in artistic developments in France over the century.

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Venues

2015

  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT,
     27 Mar – 8 Jun 2015
  • Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill VIC
    18 Jul – 20 Sep 2015

2015/2016

  • Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), Albury NSW
    4 Dec 2015 – 31 Jan 2016
  • Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul NSW
    6 Feb – 29 Mar 2016  

Edgar Degas Mlle Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs [Mlle Bécat au Café des Ambassadeurs] 1877–78 lithograph, The Poynton Bequest 2005 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


William Kentridge:

Drawn from Africa

 

William Kentridge (born 1955) is a major figure in contemporary art, who has established an international reputation as a gifted figurative artist. Working in the tradition of William Hogarth and Honoré Daumier, Kentridge explores themes of the society in which he lives, but in a particularly subtle way.

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Venues

2015

  • Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo NSW
    1 Feb – 29 Mar 2015
  • QUT Art Museum, Brisbane QLD
    3 Jul – 6 Sep 2015

2015/2016

  • Ian Potter Museum of Art, Vic
    20 Oct 2015 – 17 Jan 2016
  • Ballarat Art Gallery Ballarat VIC
    24 Jan – 17 Apr 2016 
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston TAS 
    7 May – 31 Jul 2016

William Kentridge Nose 18 2009 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Poynton Bequest, 2010


Capital and country

The Federation years 1900–1914

 

Capital and country: the Federation years 1900–1914 celebrates the art of the newly-federated Australia alongside the work of Australians working in Europe during these formative years of the new century. The paintings by twenty-five Australians invite viewers on a journey through the era and around the world, from patriotic visions of the Australian bush to the bohemian enclaves of London and Paris where sumptuous portraits were produced.

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Venues

2014/2015

  • Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier SA
    13 Dec 2014 – 22 Feb 2015

2015

  • Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle NSW
    7 Mar – 31 May 2015

  • UQ Art Museum, St Lucia QLD
    25 Jul – 1 Nov 2015

2015/16

  • Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra ACT
    20 Nov 2015 – 21 Feb 2016

W.C. Piguenit Near Liverpool, New South Wales c.1908 (detail) oil on canvas National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Acquired with the assistance of the Masterpieces for the Nation Fund 2005


Stars in the river

The prints of Jessie Traill

 

Stars in the river: the prints of Jessie Trail celebrates the artistic career of one of Australia's most important printmakers of the twentieth century, Jessie Traill. Embracing the medium of etching in the early 1900s, Jessie Traill forged a radical path for printmaking in Australia through the duality of her vision.

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Venues

2014/2015
  • Museums and Art Galleries of the NT, Darwin NT
    6 Dec 2014 – 1 Feb 2015

2015

  • Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery Townsville QLD
    20 Feb – 10 May 2015
  • Tweed River Gallery Murwillumbah NSW
    19 Jun – 2 Aug 2015
  • Western Plains Cultural Centre Dubbo NSW
    14 Aug – 11 Oct 2015

2015/2016

  • Geelong Gallery, Geelong VIC
    28 Nov – 21 Feb 2016

Jessie Traill Evening Mallacoota, West 1924, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1983 © Estate of Jessie Traill


Bodywork

Australian Jewellery 1970 2012

 

This exhibition includes the work of 42 Australian jewellers exploring jewellery from a number of viewpoints within six broad themes: Romanticism, Interpreting the Vernacular, Encapsulating Nature, Technics, Social Message and Sculpture for the Body.

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Venues

2015

  • Lake Macquarie City Gallery, Booragul NSW
    10 Apr 10 May 2015
  • Artspace Mackay, Mackay QLD
    22 May 5 Jul 2015
  • Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton QLD
    18 Jul 23 Aug 2015
  • Craft ACT, Canberra ACT
    11 Sep 24 Oct 2015

Bethamy Linton Winged alates, collar 2012 anodised titanium, sterling silver National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2012


Karl Lawrence Millard Lizard grinder 2000

The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift

 

The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn gift enables people from all around Australia to discover and handle treasured objects. Made possible by Jim Wolfensohn, the Australian-born former president of the World Bank, the gift comprises three art-filled suitcases and the 1888 Melbourne Cup.  The NGA has been touring Wolfensohn gifts to schools, libraries, community centres, regional galleries and nursing homes across Australia since 1990.View more

Venues

Blue Case: Technology

2015

  • Keysborough Primary School, Springvale South VIC
    11 Feb – 25 Mar 2015
  • Yarra Ranges Council
    27 Mar – 27 Apr 2015
  • Mercedes College, Springfield SA
    29 Apr – 21 May 2015
  • Arts Council of Mansfield VIC
    25 May – 3 Jul 2015
  • Qantas Founders Museum & Foundation Memorial, Longreach, QLD
    13 Jul  – 5 Aug 2015
  • Gladstone Art Gallery, Gladstone, QLD
    11 Aug – 3 Sep 2015
  • Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD
    7 Sep – 5 Oct 2015
  • Maryborough Senior High School, Maryborough QLD
    7  Oct – 2 Nov2015

Red Case: Myths and Rituals
Yellow Case:  Form, Space and Design

2015

  • Pinocchio Early Learning Centre, Canberra  ACT
    11 Feb – 9 Mar 2015
  • Corpus Christie Catholic High School, Oak Flats, NSW
    10 Mar – 10 Apr
  • Currambena School, Lane Cove NSW
    21 Apr – 28 May 2015
  • Lower Hunter Children's Activity Van, NSW
    1 Jun – 25 Jun 2015
  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG), Maitland NSW
    30 Jun – 3 Aug 2015
  • Quirindi Primary School, Quirindi NSW
    5 Aug – 9 Sep 2015
  • Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie NSW
    11 Sep – 14 Oct 2015
  • Goulburn Regional Gallery
    16 Oct – 28 Nov 2015

The 1888 Melbourne Cup

2015

  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
     12 Feb – 2 Apr 2015
  • Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat VIC
    10 Apr – 10 Jul 2015
  • Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn NSW
    17 Jul – 20 Sep 2015
  • Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Mornington VIC
    9 Oct – 29 Nov 2015

Karl Millard 'Lizard Grinder' 2000 brass, bronze, copper, sterling silver, money metal, Peugeot mechanism, stainless steel screws, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia