Mervyn Bishop was Australia's first Aboriginal press photographer. He took some iconic pictures and an exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales celebrates his work.
Art Gallery of New South Wales 06/27/2017

Mervyn Bishop: Australia's first Aboriginal press photographer

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Sally Jane Haysom
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The Gallery is heaving with new exhibitions and eight in total are free. Recent openings include 'Glorious' which showcases some of the highlights from our Asian art collection, 'Passion and procession: art of the Philippines', a celebration of Mervyn Bishop and his photography, and 'Victorian watercolours': [ Bit.ly Link ]

Image: Unknown artist, 'Krishna and Radha dancing the Rasalila',...
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The Gallery is heaving with new exhibitions and eight in total are
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The Gallery's Head Curator of Australian Art, Wayne Tunnicliffe, gives a free talk on Gordon Bennett's work in #NationalAU before a screening of David Lean’s masterful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most loved novel, 'Great expectations'.
The Gallerys Head Curator of Australian Art Wayne Tunnicliffe gives a free

Art After Hours 28 June

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A few more images of our recently unveiled plans for the Gallery expansion designed by SANAA. The new building will hugely boost our ability to showcase our collection, host more Australian and international exhibitions, and provide art spaces unique to Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art will be front and centre in the expanded Gallery, showcased and celebrated with the...
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A few more images of our recently unveiled plans for the Gallery

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Counting down to Saturday when we open #MakingModernism with around 30 works each from Georgia O'Keeffe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Counting down to Saturday when we open MakingModernism with around 30 works
Linda Wagaman Cates
Tom Donnellan
Iris Menzies
Getting lost in the works in 'Victorian watercolours', our free exhibition showcasing many of the Gallery's first acquisitions: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Image: Alfred William Parsons 'Mowing time' circa 1884.
Getting lost in the works in Victorian watercolours our free exhibition showcasing
Chrissy Huebner Thompson
Robert Montgomery
Alyssa Guy
It's a big weekend for exhibition openings at the Gallery. 'Passion and procession' brings together painting, sculpture, video and installation works from ten contemporary Filipino artists, revealing their very personal responses to faith, history, politics and life in the Philippines.
Its a big weekend for exhibition openings at the Gallery Passion and

Passion and procession: art of the Philippines

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Emma Devine
Mavic Bruzzese Ayogu
Mary Anne Dela Fuente
This Sunday, experience the diverse and vibrant art of the Philippines, led by Deaf presenter Todd Wright in the exhibition 'Passion and procession: art of the Philippines'.
This Sunday experience the diverse and vibrant art of the Philippines led

Auslan tour: Passion and procession

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Angela Catallo
Heather Colby
Benjamin Farr
On Saturday we open a free exhibition celebrating Mervyn Bishop and his contribution to art and photojournalism over half a century.
On Saturday we open a free exhibition celebrating Mervyn Bishop and his

Mervyn Bishop

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Penny Pea
Michelle Crisafulli
It's just under two weeks until #archibaldprize entries start rolling into the Gallery on 3 July! For entrants, online entry forms and delivery of your work must be completed by 7 July. More info: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Image: Archibald Prize 2014 winner Fiona Lowry, 'Penelope Seidler'.
Its just under two weeks until archibaldprize entries start rolling into the
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Vicky Kukac
'The National: new Australian art' continues at the Gallery until 16 July. See the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art.

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The National new Australian art continues at the Gallery until 16 July

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Erin Baker
Janine Stranger
Following on from Dark Mofo at MONA - Museum of Old and New Art over the weekend, this is Geoffrey Dyer's #archibaldprize finalist portrait of David Walsh, 2011. "He has given Hobart a cultural edge, which it has never had before" said Dyer of Walsh soon after the Museum opened. The artist, who likes to paint fellow Tasmanians, won the Prize in 2003 with a portrait of author Richard Flanagan....
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Following on from Dark Mofo at MONA Museum of Old and New
Grace Strous
Natalie Kula
Shannon Kristen Taylor-Bush
Curators from the US and around Australia discuss the evolution of modern painting on the opening weekend of 'O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: making modernism'.
Curators from the US and around Australia discuss the evolution of modern

The modern style: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

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Pat Thurgood
Julie Stringer
Margaret Mueller
Eugen Von Guérard undertook a number of commissions to paint the homesteads and properties of prosperous landowners in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and South Australia. This finely delineated watercolour drawing depicts Christmas Hills, an area first used as grazing land as early as 1842, but now an outer suburb of Melbourne.

Image: Eugen von Guérard 'Lilydale from the Hills with the Dandenongs in...
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Eugen Von Guérard undertook a number of commissions to paint the homesteads
Although practising as an architect, Australian artist John Moore maintained his career as a painter. Using the framework of architecture, Moore's view of 'Sydney Harbour' was taken from the balcony of his house in the eastern Sydney suburb of Vaucluse. His well-regarded landscapes, more often in the medium of watercolour, arose from a love of sketching out-of-doors and for the watercolours of...
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Although practising as an architect Australian artist John Moore maintained his career
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Opening soon: Discover how Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith championed a new way of picturing the world during the transformative decades of the early 20th century. The exhibition is also the largest survey of O’Keeffe’s work to visit Australia.
Opening soon Discover how Georgia OKeeffe Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith

O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: making modernism

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Georgie McInnes
Bruce Crowther
Jacqui Hall
The Gallery is delighted to announce the NSW Government has committed $244 million to the Sydney Modern Project. The NSW Government’s significant investment, coupled with $70 million already pledged by private donors, will enable the Gallery to bring to life its expansion vision and transform into one of the world’s greatest art museums.

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The Gallery is delighted to announce the NSW Government has committed 244
Gabrielle Merten
Fiona Townend
Mel Anie
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Image: Hans Franz Heysen 'The white gum' 1923 (detail) © C Heysen.
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Karen-Anne Bell-Booth
Emily Kate
This Wednesday, Kick off your evening with an exhibition talk by artist Alex Gawronski or curator Isobel Parker Philip, then come make some noise with Junkyard Beats and The Human Sound Project in a collaborative, improvised performance and workshop.
This Wednesday Kick off your evening with an exhibition talk by artist

Art After Hours 14 June

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Marie-Hélène Le Bechennec
Laura Rojas
John Russell's 'In the afternoon' is currently on display in our 19th century Australian art gallery. Read more about the work: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Image: John Peter Russell 'In the afternoon' 1891. AGNSW collection.
John Russells In the afternoon is currently on display in our 19th
Yvette Smith
Wong Brian
Bill Coleman