NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

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NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

O melhor da arte contemporânea na Austrália…

… e da coleções de arte indígena, australiana e asiática.

Exposições atuais no National Gallery of Australia:

Permanent collection
open daily
10am – 5pm

 

11 new Indigenous Australian galleries
NOW OPEN

image: James Turrell Within without National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2006. Photograph: John Gollings James Turrell’s Skyspace
open daily (no bookings required)

Now open every day, including dawn and dusk cycles

image: Rone Suzanne 2004 (detail) stencil on paper, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund 2007 © Rone Space invaders
30 Oct 2010 –
27 Feb 2010

australian . street . stencils . posters . paste-ups . zines . stickers

Digital Jam flyer Digital Jam
27 Nov 2010

One experimental night of live video, motion graphics and mixing sound

Arte Indígena

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have existed on the continent of Australia for tens of thousands of years. Their art and traditions are among the oldest and richest in human history.

The designs, patterns and stories were taught to Indigenous Australians by the Ancestors and are reinforced and replicated through ritual, dance, song, body painting, rock engravings and paintings, and on domestic and ritual objects. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is as alive today as it was thousands of years ago. As in the ancient past, the art is inseparable from everyday life.

The art of contemporary Indigenous Australians takes many forms. Despite significant change and diversity, the art retains an underlying unity of inspiration—the land and the peoples’ relationships with it. It is simultaneously connected to the past and engaged with the present, engaging with the world through actions which are lively, positive, political, social and creative.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection at the National Gallery of Australia comprises over 7500 works and is the largest in the world. These new gallery spaces allow much more of the collection to be seen with each one specifically designed for a different geographic region or aspect of Indigenous art and, where possible, paintings and sculptures are illuminated overhead by natural daylight, akin to the light in which the works were created.

This dedicated display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art highlights the diversity, richness and excellence of the collection.

Further detailed information about the collection will be added shortly.

 

Arte Australiana

Sydney Long 'The Spirit of the Plains' 1914 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Reproduced with the kind permission of the Opthalmic Research Institute of AustraliaSydney Long The Spirit of the Plains 1914 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Reproduced with the kind permission of the Opthalmic Research Institute of Australia more detail 

The collection of Australian art in the National Gallery of Australia incorporates art made in Australia or about Australian subjects since European settlement in 1788, with the greatest strength in the 20th century. Australian art also includes the art of Australia’s Indigenous people. This collection is discussed separately under Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. The collection encompasses paintings and sculpture, prints and drawings, photographs, the decorative arts, sketchbooks, posters and installation art.

Included are significant works by artists such as Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Frederick McCubbin and Arthur Streeton, members of what has been widely regarded as the national school of Australian painting, the Australian Impressionists.

Sidney Nolan’s paintings in particular the Ned Kelly series (1945–47) constitute an important part of the Gallery’s representation of the art of postwar Australia. Works by Arthur Boyd a comprehensive group given by the artist to the Gallery in 1975 are another great strength of the collection, along with works by Margaret Preston, John Perceval, Albert Tucker and Joy Hester.

The Gallery also holds comprehensive collections of the works of major 20th century photographers such as Harold Cazneaux, Olive Cotton and Max Dupain. Sculpture is also well represented, with major works by artists such as Bertram Mackennal and Robert Klippel.

Special focus

New acquisition highlights

Related exhibitions

Arte Asiática

Pine trees by the shore c. 1550 Muromachi period (1339–1574) Japan pair of six-fold screens: gold, ink and colour on paper each Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Gift of Andrew and Hiroko Gwinnett and the National Gallery of Australia Foundation 2006
Detail: Pine trees by the shore c.1550, Muromachi period (1339–1574) Japan, pair of six-fold screens: gold, ink and colour on paper  each 175 x 366cm, collection of the National Gallery of Australia  Gift of Andrew and Hiroko Gwinnett and the National Gallery of Australia Foundation 2006

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Works of Asian art in the national collection range from Neolithic and early Metal Age ceramics from Iran, Japan, Thailand and China, to installations created in the last decade by Thailand’s Montien Boonma, Wenda Gu, a Chinese artist based in New York, and Yukinori Yanagi from Japan.

One of the strengths of the collection is Hindu and Buddhist sculpture, which includes Japanese lacquered wooden and plaster images, stone works from south Asia, and lost-wax cast bronzes of India and Southeast Asia. Significant Hindu sculpture is also a feature and includes the great stone Vishnu from the Pala dynasty of Bangladesh, the charming bronze elephant-headed god, Ganesha, and the dynamic dancing figure of the god Shiva from the great bronze artists of the southern Indian Chola dynasty.

Other features of the Asian art collection are: a spectacular array of Southeast Asian textiles; a range of miniature paintings from India originally intended as illustrations for albums and manuscripts; a significant collection of ukiyo-e prints from the Edo and early Meiji periods of Japan; and a rare collection of 20th century Chinese woodcuts.

Special focus

  • The Indian art gallery
    In the new entrance-level Indian Gallery recent acquisitions join old favourites. In juxtaposing works of different media – stone, wood, paper, metal and cloth – visitors are introduced the spectacular art of South Asia through fine examples of key images from the major strands of Indian culture and religion.
  • The TT Tsui collection of Chinese ceramics
    The majority of Chinese works in the Asian collection are funerary goods: earthenware sculptural pottery in a variety of forms created for burial in the tombs of great noble rulers. They comprise the core of the gift from Hong Kong based entrepreneur TT Tsui.
  • Indonesian textiles
  • Textile conservation
    The National Gallery of Australia holds one of the finest Asian textile collections in the world. Conserving textiles for display and to stabilise their condition is a time consuming and specialised task.

New acquisition highlights

Related exhibitions

Location

National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place
Canberra ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

fonte: NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA – HOME.

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