Exterior View, National Gallery of Australia

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National Gallery of Australia

Interior View, National Gallery of Australia

John Gollings

Interior View, National Gallery of Australia

Interior View, National Gallery of Australia

Photo: John Gollings

Interior View, National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is the national art museum of Australia. The collection, of more than 166,000 works of art, focuses on Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art, Pacific Arts and European and American art. Notable works by Jackson Pollock and James Turrell, and the Ned Kelly series by Sidney Nolan are among the famed highlights from the collection. As the focal point of the Australian art world, the museum has staged retrospectives of major Australian artists such as George Washington Lambert, Richard Larter, William Robinson and Mike Parr. Since its opening in 1982, in addition to offering a diverse and ambitious programme of exhibitions within the building, the NGA also coordinates traveling exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally.

Collection Highlights


Untitled (angel back, full wings)

Michael Riley

Untitled (angel back, full wings)
Nturite

Judith Pungarta Inkamala

Nturite
The Ambum Stone
The Ambum Stone
Untitled

Emily Kam Kngwarray

Untitled
The Aboriginal Memorial

Ramingining Artists

The Aboriginal Memorial
National Gallery of Australia: Collection Highlights
Untitled (angel back, full wings)

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2005. Reproduced courtesy of the Michael Riley Foundation and Viscopy, Australia

Michael Riley

Untitled (angel back, full wings) , 2000 (printed 2005)
Nturite

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2002

Judith Pungarta Inkamala

Nturite, 2002
The Ambum Stone

Purchased 1977 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The Ambum Stone, c.1500 BC
greywacke stone
Untitled

Courtesy of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1983 © Emily Kam Kngwarray. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Emily Kam Kngwarray

Untitled, 1981
The Aboriginal Memorial

Courtesy of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased with the assistance of funds from National Gallery admission charges and commissioned in 1987

Ramingining Artists

The Aboriginal Memorial, 1987-1988

Exhibitions


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Australian Impressionism

24 Jun - 31 Oct 2017
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Namatjira: Painting Country

15 Jul - 19 Nov 2017
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Hyper Real

20 Oct - 18 Feb 2018
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Cartier: The exhibition

30 Mar - 22 Jul 2018
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Mexican modernism

14 Apr - 26 Nov 2017
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