Past Exhibitions

Vernon Ah Kee: not an animal or a plant
7 January — 11 March 2017

Presented in association with the Sydney Festival, this exhibition by internationally renowned Australian artist Vernon Ah Kee is a thought-provoking portrait of black/white political issues, attitudes and ideologies. Through masterful drawings of his forebears to text-based installations and paintings, Ah Kee delivers provocative investigation of contemporary Australian culture.

The project marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum which recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and included them in the census. 2017 also marks Ah Kee’s 50th birthday. When he was born in far north Queensland he was not counted as a citizen.

Image: Vernon Ah Kee, George Sibley (detail) 2008, acrylic, charcoal and crayon on canvas, 180 x 240 cm. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesframers Collection

4 January — 27 February 2016

Luminous World presents a selection of paintings, photography, barks, Lorrkon hollow logs and ceremonial objects by Australian and New Zealand artists drawn from the Perth-based Wesfarmers Collection.

William Wright: Visions Through Disbelief

29 March — 16 April 2016

This exhibition brings focus to the life and work of William (Bill) Wright AM, the Australian curator, director, artist, writer and teacher, who throughout his life made significant contributions to the Australian and international art world.

​The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

14 March — 14 May 2016

The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize is an annual exhibition and acquisitive award presenting recent work by Australian and New Zealand artists.

Ann Thomson & Contemporaries

27 May — 23 July 2016

Ann Thomson is a Sydney-based artist with a distinguished career spanning more than six decades. This exhibition focuses on her creative investigation that incorporates abstraction and figuration. Her work is both compelling and enigmatic, ranging from gestural compositions and collages to large-scale paintings, sculptural assemblages and works on paper.

Sixth Sense

19 August — 15 October 2016

In art, sight is the sense most utilised. When other senses are evoked, the experience is invariably heightened. Guest-curated by Djon Mundine OAM, this exhibition presents work by contemporary artists who explore the perceptive experience, or realms of the spirit, through alternative forms and combinations of senses.

​National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition

3—13 November 2016

The National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition celebrates and showcases the achievements of students completing the Master of Fine Art. Featuring a diverse and stimulating collection of artwork for sale by some of Australia’s most promising contemporary artists, working across ceramics, drawing, painting, photomedia, printmaking and sculpture.

​National Art School Graduate Exhibition

1—12 December 2016

Discover the very best emerging talent from students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art. The exhibition showcases cutting edge contemporary artworks from students working across ceramics, drawing, painting, photomedia, printmaking and sculpture, as well as a comprehensive studio show with hundreds of works located throughout the School’s historic sandstone campus.