AUSTRALIAN MODERN MASTERPIECES From the Art Gallery of New South Wales

William DOBELL 'Margaret Olley' 1948 oil on hardboard 114.3 x 85.7cm Art Gallery of New South Wales Purchased 1949 © Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
10 December 2011 – 4 March 2012

Selected from the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Newcastle Art Gallery, this exhibition presents over eighty icons of Australian modern art. Included in the exhibition are works by Arthur Boyd, Grace Cossington Smith, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend, James Gleeson, Roy de Maistre, Sidney Nolan, Margaret Olley, John Olsen, Margaret Preston, Lloyd Rees, Jeffrey Smart, Roland Wakelin, Brett Whiteley, and Fred Williams. Newcastle Art Gallery is the only New South Wales venue for this exhibition.

Admission fee: $8 general public, $5 members/concession.

A partnership between Newcastle Art Gallery and Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Artist + Student + Documentary Project

The Exposure video project is a partnership between Newcastle Art Gallery and Callaghan College, Jesmond Senior Campus. Year 11 students work closely with their Visual Art teachers and Gallery staff to prepare questions to interview exhibiting artists in the Gallery, as well as in their studios. This project provides these students with an insight into the art world and the role of practicing artists; while creating an important educational resource to accompany exhibitions.

This project is proudly sponsored by BMT Tax Depreciation Quantity Surveyors.


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