Past Exhibitions

EuroVisions:
Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection

Exhibition Dates: 3 June — 5 August 2017
Opening Hours: Monday—Saturday, 11am—5pm
Contact: +61 2 9339 8686 or nasgallery@nas.edu.au

Presenting work by 38 international artists, EuroVisions encompasses a vibrant cross-section of leading tendencies in contemporary art. Conceptual approaches, innovative thinking and a sense of history inform these artists’ practices. The majority of works have been produced only in the last five years and are on view publicly for the first time in Australia.

The exhibition features high-profile artists such as Anish Kapoor, Urs Fischer, Antony Gormley, Isa Genzken, Katharina Grosse, Ugo Rondinone, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rachel Whiteread, who are among the most important and influential artists today. It also introduces a newer generation of artists who have studios in Europe, are represented by foremost international galleries and are considered ‘artists to watch’ for their inventiveness and fresh approaches.

Comprising a range of media and techniques, from painting, photography and ceramics to welded and bronze-cast sculpture, the works represent the diversity and exuberance of contemporary perspectives.

Selected by Judith Blackall from the collection of Lisa and Danny Goldberg OAM, EuroVisions offers Australian audiences a valuable opportunity to directly experience these rarely-seen works by significant international artists. The project continues in 2018 with exhibitions presented at Heide Museum of Modern Art, VIC; Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT; and in 2019 at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW.


Image: Katharina Grosse, o.T. (detail) 2014, acrylic on canvas, framed, 150 x 128 cm, courtesy the artist and König Gallery, Berlin Image courtesy the artist and König Gallery, Berlin

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2017

28 March — 20 May 2017


Guest curator Callum Morton has selected some of the country’s brightest contemporary art stars who will in turn nominate one emerging contemporary artist to participate in the exhibition. This pairing of established and emerging artists seeks to encourage mentoring relationships between different generations of artists.

Rayner Hoff: Life and Art

9—22 March 2017
Rayner Hoff Project Space, Building 11

Rayner Hoff was a talented and charismatic sculptor who established the School of Sculpture at the National Art School in 1922. He is best known for his major sculptures adorning the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, but he also designed the original Holden lion logo, won the Wynne Prize in 1927, and was considered the most gifted – and controversial – public sculptor in Australia at the time.

​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.

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.