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2019

November

National Gallery celebrates one of the most momentous relationships in modern art (13 November 2019)
Tickets are now on sale for the National Gallery of Australia’s major summer exhibition, Matisse & Picasso. Opening 13 December, this exhibition features over 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, illustrated books and costumes from two of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

October

National Gallery takes next step towards artistic gender parity (30 October 2019)
As part of the Know My Name initiative, the National Gallery of Australia has developed new guiding principles that will provide a framework towards achieving gender parity in its artistic program, collection development and governance structures.

Wesfarmers and National Gallery Indigenous Arts Leadership Program (16 October 2019)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts professionals from across Australia have been chosen to take part in the National Gallery of Australia's 2019 Indigenous Arts Leadership and Fellowship program, which celebrates 10 years of providing professional development for Indigenous art workers.

National Gallery launches new Learning Gallery and Studio (10 October 2019)
The National Gallery of Australia will officially launch its new Tim Fairfax Learning Gallery and Studio as a central part of its commitment to expand learning opportunities for Australians across the country, particularly children and young adults.

September

20th Century Masters – Lichtenstein to Warhol (6 September 2019)
Audiences will be transported back to the heyday of America’s print-making renaissance and experience works of art by some of the 20th century’s most exceptional artists in Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection.

July

Statement from the National Gallery of Australia regarding Subhash Kapoor (11 July 2019)

June

National Gallery of Australia launches Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia (21 June 2019)
Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia opens at the National Gallery of Australia on Friday, showcasing the work of 20 of Indonesia’s most exciting emerging and established artists. View media images

Monet: Impression Sunrise launches at the National Gallery of Australia (6 June 2019)
For the first time ever, Australian audiences will have the opportunity to see Claude Monet’s iconic masterpiece, Impression, sunrise – the highlight of the National Gallery of Australia’s 2019 winter exhibition and the painting that gave Impressionism its name. View media images

May

Know My Name: A National Gallery of Australia Campaign for Women Artists (23 May 2019)
The National Gallery has announced a major ongoing campaign to recognise and celebrate Australian women artists. The campaign will include social media and digital activations, outdoor media, research, fundraising, exhibitions, retail partnerships and creative collaborations. View media images

The National Gallery of Australia acquires Venice Biennale work by Angelica Mesiti (8 May 2019)
The National Gallery of Australia today announced it will acquire Angelica Mesiti’s three-channel video installation, ASSEMBLY, following its premier e at La Biennale di Venezi. View media images

March

National Gallery of Australia opens exhibition exploring the art of Maori Culture (21 March 2019)
A new exhibition on the art of Maori culture opens on Saturday at the National Gallery of Australia. Māori Markings: Tā Moko explores the tradition of tā moko, the unique Māori art of marking the skin, from its origin through to its contemporary resurgence. View media images

Giant melting wax candle sculptured unveiled at the National Gallery of Australia (15 March 2019)
The National Gallery of Australia today revealed its latest major acquiandsition, Francesco 2017, by leading artist Urs Fischer. The four-metre high wax sculpture is his most significant work acquired for a public collection in Australia. View media images

February

National Gallery of Australia reveals major Tony Albert Commission for Enlighten (26 February 2019)
A creative collaboration between the National Gallery of Australia and leading Australian contemporary artist Tony Albert, will light up the iconic brutalist facade for Canberra’s Enlighten Festival. View media images

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