Current exhibitions

Artwork: detail of a print by Natori Shunsen from the NGA's collection

Stars of the Tokyo Stage, and Your Collection: Today's Paper

Not to be missed! This National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition Stars of the Tokyo Stage reveals the dynamic world of kabuki theatre as presented in superb prints by Tokyo artist Natori Shunsen. Also on display is our exhibition Today's Paper with works on paper by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists launching the gallery's new focus collection; and CLICK: schools in focus featuring photographs by San Clemente High School students.


Photo: Scott Bevan's book on Bill Dobell

William Dobell Book Launch

Former Hunter Valley resident, Scott Bevan will introduce his newly published book Bill: The Life of William Dobell at the gallery, alongside a display of the gallery's Dobell collection. Enjoy the book, the company, the artworks and a glass of wine. Hosted by the Art Gallery Society. Bookings essential: Members $10, non-members $15. Sunday 23 November 2-4pm. BOOKED OUT!

Art Classes

Photo: kids' art activity in the gallery grounds

Artmaking for all

Our innovative education program offers artmaking experiences for all ages and levels of skill – from toddlers to adults – from beginners to those with expertise. Our changing weekday and weekend classes cover everything from drawing to painting, sculpture to mixed media. We also offer children's half-day workshops during each school holiday period along with free activities for all the family to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you at the gallery!

On Tour

Photo: Life in your hands installation

Life In Your Hands Tour

Our in-house exhibition project Life in Your Hands has just completed its 18-month Australian tour to venues in Victoria, South Australia, NSW, ACT and Queensland, where it was unanimously well received.