Immerse yourself in the dynamic realm of Australian art and culture,
brought to life by an eclectic range of exhibitions. Take a sneak peek
into the ongoing showcase of creativity that awaits you.


VIC 

Always Modern: The Heide Story 

Charles Blackman 'Prone Schoolgirl'

13 May 2023 to 16 June 2024  
Heide Museum of Modern Art

Discover the remarkable origin story of Heide through this exhibition of highlights from the museum’s collection. In 1934, the Reeds purchased the property and changed the farmhouse into a cultural hub. Their home became the meeting place for artists wanting to foster the development of an antipodean modernism, enticing names such as Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester, Charles Blackman and Mirka Mora. Always Modern: The Heide Story delves into the visual history of the iconic Melbourne gallery. 

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Wurrdha Marra

Dorothy Napangardi 'Untitled'

Now Showing
The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia

Meaning ‘Many Mobs’ in the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung language, Wurrdha Marra has opened the Ian Potter Centre to become a space of sharing and collaboration of First Nations artists. A range of themes are explored by the artists, who range in age, career, and location, as understandings of time or material converge. This exhibition promotes the central role of art as the holder and teacher of cultural knowledge, as such knowledge is passed on to the gallery visitor.  

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NSW

A Monet in Murwillumbah: Sharing the National Collection

Claude Monet Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] 1890, National Gallery of Australia

1 November 2023 to 26 October 2025
Tweed Regional Gallery

‘Sharing the National Collection’ is bringing the French countryside to regional New South Wales. The first of five works on loan to Tweed Regional Gallery, Meules, milieu du jour offers a chance to share in Claude Monet’s luminous works in an unexpected setting. The initiative from the National Gallery of Australia will see iconic works from their collection, such as Meules, milieu du jour, exhibited across regional and suburban communities. 

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ACT 

The Iconoclasts

Charles Blackman 'Tea Break'

Now Showing
National Portrait Gallery

The portraiture work of artists, such as Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams, Judy Cassab and Clifton Pugh, are on display this year at the National Portrait Gallery. This collection explores the influence of European modernism on Australian art during the 20th century, a century which saw great political, social and cultural change.  

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QLD

CLARICE BECKETT Paintings from the National Collection

Clarice Beckett 'Yellow Leaves, Alexandra Avenue'

8 March to 19 May
Cairns Art Gallery

On view for the first time, the works of Clarice Beckett which were donated by the artist’s sister in 1972 are touring the nation. Capturing the life and scenery of her coastal neighbourhood, Beckett was deeply attuned to the effects of colour, light and atmosphere on her surroundings. Her innate sensibility led to the creation of her iconic images, which evoke the simple joy in suburbia and fleeting nature of a stable environment during the beginning of modernisation.

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WA

SA

Metamorphosis

Charles Blackman 'Metamorphosis'

Now Showing
Art Gallery of South Australia

Investigating themes of transformation and change, Metamorphosis presents over 40 works from the AGSA’s collection that approach the unruly and unavoidable concept. Exploring the transitional period experienced by body, material and form alike, artists from across three thousand years welcome the often non-linear surprises that change brings about in our lives.

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Rethinking Australian Art 

Philippe Le Miere 'Kelly on Collins'

Now Showing
Art Gallery of South Australia

By re-hanging these selected artworks from their collection, the Art Gallery of South Australia aims to re-explore Australian Art History. Challenging the notion of a national art scene that was isolated or singular, this presentation of art showcases the intricate and revolutionary shifts that took place in Australian art following the Second World War - including the emergence of Aboriginal art, the momentum of the Feminist art movement, and the ascent of conceptual art and post-modernism. 

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TAS

Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania

Lloyd Rees Spring sunshine 1938. From the collection of Art Gallery NSW

7 March to 27 October
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

Capturing his native surroundings in his own unique way, Lloyd Rees is one of Australia’s most beloved landscape artists of the 20th century. Rees was rarely influenced by the trends of his contemporaries, preferring to build on the legacy of European landscapes while being inspired by the Australian artists of the past. 

This exhibition brings together paintings from the last decades of Rees’ long career, when the artist lived in Tasmania. The works are expositions of light, capturing how the island state and its environment were as unique as Rees’ sensibilities.  

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NT

52 Actions

2 March to 2 June
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Presenting the diversity, complexity and dynamism of contemporary art in Australia, 52 ACTIONS brings together 52 leading artists and collectives from across the country. Each work is inspired by complex and critical contemporary issues felt by the artists, including environmental activism and the unceded sovereignty of Australia’s First Peoples. As such, 52 ACTIONS advocates for the social importance of art, highlighting the education value of creativity in developing empathy and deeper understanding. 

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