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realityinflames

7 MARCH - 13 APRIL 

This new travelling exhibition from the Australian War Memorial examines the different ways in which modern artists responded creatively to the Second World War. Works created in this period explored the major social themes of the time as artists sought to comprehend the war’s events and consequences. The exhibition also highlights the innovative styles that were developed in direct response to the experience of war. The exhibition showcases 90 works by over fifty artists – paintings, works on paper, and sculptures – by leading artists such as Stella Bowen, Donald Friend, Joy Hester, Nora Heysen, Frank Hinder, Roger Kemp, Sidney Nolan, Eric Thake, Albert Tucker and Danila Vassilieff.

An Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition.

FRANK HINDER  Bomber crash  1949  egg tempra, oil glazes on gesso on hard board  Australian War Memorial Acquired 1951

sculpture

24 JANUARY - 2 MARCH 

In recent years Sydney has become renowned for its diverse public sculpture festivals and this exhibition presents the work of ten leading sculptors including Paul Bacon, Anne Ferguson, Christopher Hodges, Paul Hopmeier, Jan King, Kevin Norton, James Rogers, Hui Selwood, Paul Selwood & Michael Snape for an overview of the dynamic and evolving Sydney sculpture scene.

 

CHRISTOPHER HODGES  Garden  2013  painted steel  217 x 224 x 49cm

opera

22 NOVEMBER - 19 JANUARY

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House this exhibition comprises works by artists including William Dobell, Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, Peter Kingston, Ken Done and many more who have been inspired by this an architectural icon which is one of the most outstanding buildings of the twentieth century. An S.H. Ervin Gallery exhibition.

 


PETER KINGSTON  Full Moon, High Tide  2008  oil on canvas  183 x 233cm

PORTIA2013

4 OCTOBER - 17 NOVEMBER

The annual award exhibition for portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists. The award, which was first given in 1965 in memory of the artist Portia Geach, displays selected entries from artists across the nation representing diversity in contemporary portraiture. The Award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of Australian female portrait painters and has played a major role in developing the profile of the nation’s women artists.  

Award administered by the Trust Company.

VR MORRISON  Glorybox  2012  oil on Belgian linen  52 x 38cm

windows

30 AUGUST - 29 SEPTEMBER

This landmark exhibition addresses the current international interest in esoteric art and includes major Australian artists such as James Gleeson whose works will be re-examined in the context of their esoteric influences. This unique exhibition will also include key works by the English occultist Aleister Crowley, Rosaleen Norton, Alex Proyas, Georgiana Houghton, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, musician Jeff Martin, NOKO performance group, Collective777, Kim Nelson, Thor Engelstad, Barry William Hale & Danie Mellor.

Presented in association with Buratti Fine Art.

JAMES GLEESON A Moment in the Process 2006  oil on linen  132 x 178cm

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