From the archives, a portrait of #JohnOlsen from 1973 shown with drawings and samples of some works that you might recognise today.
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This Sunday at 1:30pm, join Deaf artist Luke King to discover the career of iconic Australian artist John Olsen in the exhibition 'John Olsen: the you beaut country'.

Free with exhibition entry, available upon arrival and online.

Auslan tour: John Olsen
Today the Gallery farewells Steve Peters who is retiring after an incredible 40 years of service, having handled, unpacked and critiqued (and questioned) thousands of artworks during his time running the Gallery's packing room. Some years ago, Steve jokingly announced that he would be awarding his own Archibald Prize to a portrait of former foreign minister Gareth Evans. Somehow this piece of...
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See where it all began for Andy Warhol in our major exhibition 'Adman: Warhol before pop', featuring rarely seen works by an icon in the making.

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Did you know that Andrew Warhola, better known as Andy Warhol, considered the name Andrew Morningstar as his alias? There's even a Morningstar signed work in #warholbeforepop.

Discover andy’s pre-factory life | i-D
Today's #5WomenArtists highlight for #WomensHistoryMonth is Sydney collective Barbara Cleveland. 'Bodies in time' is the fourth in a series of works exploring the life and legacy of their namesake: the mythic performance artist Barbara Cleveland (1945–81) who they have recovered from the margins of Australian art history. 'Bodies in time' insists on the relevance of performance to a history of...
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Step inside 'John Olsen: the you beaut country' for a sneak peek of the exhibition with the artist himself.

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Andy Warhol in New York City circa 1949 soon after completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts in pictorial design and relocating from Pittsburgh. #warholbeforepop

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This Wednesday, one of Australia’s most esteemed cinematic stars Jack Thompson shares stories from his long-term friendship with John Olsen and speaks about their shared love of poetry. You can also join a curator's tour of 'John Olsen: the you beaut country' for a deeper look at the exhibition. #JohnOlsen

Art After Hours 22 March
Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened 85 years ago – one of Australia's best-known landmarks that has inspired countless paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures – including dozens of works in the #artgalleryofnsw's collection.

Image: Sydney Ure Smith 'Harbour Bridge from Potts Point' 1937. AGNSW collection.
One of the works in #ARTEXPRESS2017 artist Jay Davies' series depicting those closest to her. Jay's drawings were influenced by Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner among others.

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Image: Jay davies, Braidwood Central School 'Within/Without', ARTEXPRESS 2017.
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Image: Harold Cazneaux 'After rain' 1935-1937. Gift of the Cazneaux family 1975.
Visit our Warhol Artboard for stories, images and ideas from the artist's early years.#warholbeforepop

Artboard – 'Adman: Warhol before pop'
"I am in the landscape and the landscape is in me."

'#JohnOlsen: the you beaut country' traces the artist's lifelong interest in the natural world and his continued pursuit to capture the Australian identity: [ Link ]
We're counting down to the opening of 'The National 2017: New Australian Art'. Join us for a series of opening events including talks, performances, film screenings and more spanning the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. #NationalAU

The National 2017: New Australian Art – Opening Events

Artists from Studio ARTES spent time in the Gallery researching and discussing artists who were inspired by water. This was the starting point for 'Ebb and Flow' which brings together artists from Hornsby TAFE and Studio ARTES whose works are influenced by the Hawkesbury River.

Studio ARTES is committed to supporting artists who have disability to access, and people of all ages and skill...
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We're right in the middle of #WomensHistoryMonth and it's time to highlight another of our #5WomenArtists. Indigenous Australian artist Judy Watson has described her experiences of travelling to her great-grandmother’s country in north-west Queensland as "learning from the ground up". Watson’s matrilineal link to the country of her ancestors has always been central to her work, and the hidden...
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This week we kick off with a curator's tour of 'John Olsen: the you beaut country', followed by a conversation with vocalist Katie Noonan about the influence Olsen has had on her. You can also catch 'A separation', the first Iranian film to win the coveted Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival as well as The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Art After Hours 15 March
300+ early Warhol works – many on display for the first time – that reveal the making of an icon. #warholbeforepop

Adman: Warhol before pop