Exhibitions - National Gallery Of Australia

very important photographs from the European, American and Australian photography collection 1840s – 1940s
26 May – 19 August 2007

VIP: very important photographs 1840s–1940s a rare opportunity to view over 150 beautiful and significant works from the 1840s to the 1940s by Australian and International photographers in the national collection.
VIP includes works distant in time and approach – from those by unknown travelling portraitists of the 19th century to elborately staged advertising tableaux of the mid 20th century. As well as featuring famous single images, the exhibition also emphasises areas of special strength in the collection.


Photofocus forum
Saturday 26 May 1 am – 6 pm

George.W.Lambert Retrospective
heroes & icons
29 June – 16 September 2007
this is a ticketed exhibition
George Lambert (1873-1930) was one of Australia’s most brilliant, witty and fascinating artists.

The most comprehensive showing of Lambert's work for over 50 years, this exhibition will present the diverse range of Lambert’s work from his Australian bush subjects to his Edwardian portraits and figure groups, from his sparkling oil sketches to his major battle paintings and large sculpture. It will show the full breadth of Lambert’s approaches to image making and the variety of his handling of pencil, pen and paint. It will demonstrate his sure draughtsmanship and the seductive glamour and sensual appeal of his paint surfaces.

Drawn in
14 July – 25 November 2007
Children's Gallery

By looking closely at drawings we can get a powerful insight into the thoughts, ideas and processes that artists explore in their works. Beginning with the drawings of George Lambert, Drawn in explores some of the ways in which artists use drawing. George Lambert was a master draughtsman, who captured the changing world around him through his pencil impressions and explored new artistic ideas. This exhibition aims to show the way drawing can make thinking visible.
Grace Cossington Smith 'Head of child; three children's drawings of people' 1930–36 ink and pen, pencil, coloured pencil Collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

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