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03 Nov 2005
GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH
3 November 2005 - 15
Often hailed the Van Gogh of Australian art, Grace
Cossington Smith is one of this nation's most important artists. A brilliant
colourist, she was renowned for her iconic urban images and radiant
interiors which have played a vital role in the development of modernism in
This retrospective exhibition traces Grace Cossington Smith's
artistic development through paintings and drawings, as well as through her many
sketchbooks, to reveal an artist of considerable depth, insight and
spirituality. A National Gallery of Australia Touring exhibition.
Grace Cossington Smith
2005 - 15 Jan 2006
$8 / $6
Grace Cossington Smith
5 Nov, 2.30pm Dr Deborah Hart, Senior Curator
Australian Painting & Sculpture, National Gallery of Australia
Nov, 3pm Sheona White, Senior Coordinator of Public Programs
Nov, 2.30pm Associate. Professor Diana Wood-Conroy, University of Wollongong
17 Nov, 3pm Samantha Littley, Curator Australian Art, Queensland
5, 10, 12,
Free with exhibition entry
Grace Cossington Smith
11 November, 1pm Vivienne Webb, Curator Museum
of Contemporary Art. The Lacquer Room
More guest speakers
in our Art After Hours section including Kylie Kwong, Julie McCrossin and Bill
SPECIAL EMAIL COMING SOON
Pissarro: The first
Look out this month for an interactive e-postcard
previewing the major summer exhibition Pissarro: The first Impressionist.
This is the largest Impressionist exhibition ever to come to Australia. To
purchase express-entry tickets and learn more about this leading artist,
19 Nov 2005 - 19 Feb 2006.
This is a great opportunity to hear world experts on French
Impressionism. Speakers include: Pissarro's great grandson Joachim Pissarro,
MoMA, New York; Richard Brettell, University of Texas, Dallas; John House,
Courtauld Institute, London, Richard Shiff, University of Texas, Austin and
Virginia Spate, University of Sydney.
19 Nov, 9am - 4pm
$80, $70 mem, $50 conc
Includes lunch & exhibition
entry. Bookings: (02) 9225 1878 or online
Joachim Pissarro and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts discuss, in
French, their major collaborative project, the Critical Catalogue of Camille
Pissarro's paintings. Includes the talk, brunch, film and exhibition entry
Sun 20 Nov
10am - 1.30pm
$35, $30 Members.
Bookings (02) 9225 1878 or online
The Poetic Mandarin
These feature films explore the turbulent cultural and
political changes in China in the 20th century. Titles
include: Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress (dir: Sijie Dai) 2002,
2 & 6 Nov and Hibiscus town (dir: Xie Jin 1986) 9 & 13
Sundays 2pm, Free
See Full program >
AWAKEN THE GREEN FAIRY
There's an absinthe renaissance and bohemian revival at the
Gallery - so join Contempo as we dance with the green fairy! We've recreated
19th century Montmartre, mesmerising world of French cafes, street performers,
artist, musicians and of course, absinthe cocktails - made famous by the likes
of Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde and Toulouse Lautrec. Dress for the time, whatever you
imagine it to be, and indulge in food, wine and a sense of delicious
Sat 10 Dec
7.30pm - 11pm
Call (02) 9225 1878 or online
BARBARA BLACKMAN TEMENOS FOUNDATION
Diane Cilento Sainthood in Sufism
Diane Cilento, teacher, director and author hopes to
reveal in part the three journeys that each individual makes towards 'sainthood'
and in so doing uncover some of the mysteries of the passionate and sublime
poetry that various different Sufi saints from the Middle East have written on
their way to union with oneness.
Sun 27 Nov, 10.30
SPECIAL LECTURE - VISASIA
painting at its zenith:
the life of the Indian Emperor Shah Jehan
Oliver Everett, Librarian Emeritus of the Royal
Library at Windsor Castle, speaks on the Padshahnama, a volume of the
finest Indian paintings in the world presented to King George III in 1797. Mr
Everett worked for 17 years on the Royal Collection at Windsor, and was also
Assistant Private Secretary to Prince Charles and Private Secretary to Diana,
Princess of Wales.
Wed 30 Nov, 6pm.
Refreshments follow the talk.
$35 / $30 members
ART AFTER HOURS
Art After Hours celebrates the exhibition Grace Cossington
Smith with a range of inspired celebrity talks and more!
Join curators and educators
for talks on the Gallery's temporary exhibitions.
9 Nov - Julie McCrossin, Broadcaster.
Thoroughly Modern Women of Sydney.
16 Nov - Bill Leak,
artist & author, Life Stories of Sydney Artists.
23 Nov - Kylie Kwong, chef, author & TV
personality, The Lacquer Room and other Sydney Cafés.
REFLECTIONS IN TIME: 19TH CENTURY PORTRAIT
Reflections in time explores the changes that occurred
to international photographic portraiture from 1839 to 1900. The exhibition,
drawn primarily from the Gallery's international collection, includes work by
Julia Margaret Cameron, Napoleon Sarony, John Thomson and Baron von Stillfried.
Nicola Perscheid (Germany, b. 1864 d
1930), Elsa Asenijeff 1897. Gelatin silver photograph. Purchased 1983
THE POETIC MANDARIN: CHINESE
In late imperial China the art of calligraphy became
the most esteemed of all the arts. Acquired over four decades, the James Hayes
Collection wonderfully illustrates the great tradition of Chinese
LI Wentian (1834-1895) Couplet in
regular script (detail), pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper. 41 x 204.5cm
each. Collection Art Gallery of NSW. Gift of James Hayes 2003.
The German artist Wolfgang Laib is best known for his
magical work with pollen, bees wax and other materials used in a ritual setting.
This exhibition of his work, the third Balnaves sculpture project, is presented
with the assistance of Goethe institute and ifa Stuttgart.
Wolfgang Laib, Pollen from
pine 1999. 4 jars with pollen and seive spread on area, variable from 140 x
160cm and 320 x 360cm. Collection ifa Stuttgart. © Wolfgang
JEPPE HEIN - NEONWALL
The fourth Clayton Utz Contemporary project is a new
installation from leading Denmark artist, Jeppe Hein. Neonwall comprises
an interactive wall of neon tubes. Sensors switch sections of the wall off or on
in response to viewers' movements, causing the other side of the room to become
temporarily visible, then invisible.
Jeppe Hein Neonwall at Musée
d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux, 2002. Photo credit Gaelle Delefilie.© Jeppe Hein
Earle Backen (born 1927) established himself from the
early 1960s onwards as one of the finest and most respected Australian
printmakers of his generation. This exhibition focuses on the Gallery's
collection of the artist's prints and plates, and on his later, classically
Earle Backen Still life with
disparate objects (detail) 1998 © Earle Backen .
Until 17 November
JOIN THE GALLERY
And receive a free ticket
to Camille Pissarro: The first Impressionist, on view 19 November 2005 -
19 February 2006.
Become a member of the Art Gallery Society and enjoy a
range of exciting membership benefits.
Phone (02) 9225 1878 or visit the
website for more
Society Members' Room, Art Gallery
Image 1:Grace Cossington Smith, Interior in
yellow (detail) 1962. Oil on composition board 121.7 x 90.2cm. Collection
National Gallery of Australia Image 2: Grace Cossington Smith The
lacquer room (detail) 1935-36. Collection Art Gallery of NSW. © Art Gallery
of NSW Image 3: Camille Pissarro, Boulevard Montmatre, morning cloudy
weather 1897 (detail). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Image
4: Photo courtesy Archives Musée Camille Pissarro, Musées de Pontoise,
France Image 5: Julie McCrossin, Kylie Kwong, Bill
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