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This spring starts with a celebration of a wide array of unrivalled exhibitions, ranging from portraiture, photography, sculpture through to aboriginal arts. You'll surely be able to draw inspiration from the beauty and diversity of the artworks. Read on to find out more.
1.Eugene Atget – Old Paris
With over 200 rare and original prints from the founder of documentary photography for your appreciation, you'll easily lose yourself in the beauty of Old Paris. Showcased in Eugene Atget's exhibition, you'll find a collection of amazing works revolving around the buildings, shops, gardens and streets.
The exhibition is jointly organised by Fundación Mapfre, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Art Gallery of NSW, Musée Carnavalet-Histoire de Paris, and Paris Musées.
The exhibition runs at Art Gallery of NSW until 4 Nov
When: 24 August – 4 November, Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm; Open until 9pm on Wednesdays for Art After Hours.
Where: Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000
Enquiry: 1800 679 278
2. The Portia Geach Memorial Prize 2012 Exhibition
The Portia Geach Memorial Award exhibition is a celebration and recognition of talented female portrait painters. Selected entries of portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists across the nation are shown in the exhibition, offering you a great opportunity to delve into a world of creativity in contemporary portraiture.
Established by Florence Kate Geach in 1961 in memory of her sister, Portia Geach, the Portia Geach Memorial Award is awarded annually to the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters or the Sciences.
The Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition runs at S.H.Ervin Gallery
When: 28 September to 4 Novemeber, Tues - Sun 11am - 5pm (closed Mondays & Public Holidays)
Where: S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, The Rocks
Enquiry: (02) 9258 0173
3. Bungaree: The First Australian
If you are interested in Aboriginal art and culture, don't miss out the Bungaree: The First Australian exhibition, which features the artworks by fifteen emerging and established contemporary NSW Aboriginal artists.
Curated by Aboriginal curator Djon Mundine, the exhibition presents a collection of the artists' works, which centre on re-interpretation of the story of Bungaree, known as the Chief of the Broken Bay Aborigines and a central figure in early Colonial Sydney.
The exhibition is currently showing at Mosman Art Gallery
When: Saturday 1 September – Sunday 25 November 2012. 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week (closed on public holidays)
Where: Mosman Art Gallery, Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Rd, Mosman 2088
Enquiry: (02) 9978 4178 or email@example.com
4. Flash-back: 160 years of Australian Fashion Photos
Wanna to uncover the meaning behind the wardrobes of the past? Here is the great opportunity to explore the history of threads by looking closely through the decades of fashion imagery taken by a group of amateurs and professionals.
When: Saturday, 8 September 2012 to Sunday, 16 September 2012 from 9am to 5pm
Where: State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Enquiry: (02) 92731766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5. What the Birds Knew
The exhibition features the visually stunning sculptural works by internationally renowned Australian artists Ken and Julia Yonetani. The sculpture works are made from radioactive uranium glass, showing a giant six-meter long ant glows a deathly green.
What the Birds Knew refers to the alternative title for Akira Kurosawa's 1955 post-war movie I Live in Fear, in which the central character points out that the birds would flee if they knew of the impending environmental threats.
Arising out of the artists' concerns over the recent nuclear tragedy in Fukushima, these provocative works reflect shared cultural expressions of environmental anxieties within Indigenous Australian and Japanese culture.