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Encompassing three principal exhibition spaces, the Galleries are a platform for examining contemporary visual and material culture through exhibitions and public programs.

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2020

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Samuel Hodge: The Wit of the Staircase

In this exhibition Samuel Hodge draws on his twenty-year archive of artistic practice to present...

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Skye Wagner: Opacity Shift

Skye Wagner’s photographs explore the circulation and digital malleability of contemporary...

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OFO HAKE: Koe Ngatu Teuteu 'o 'Akesa mo 'Isileli Fifita

This special project features a monumental ngatu (painted tapa) created by Tongan artist and...

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Shivanjani Lal: Beta, ek story bathao

Shivanjani Lal is a twice-removed Fijian Indian Australian artist who works with archival images...

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Wansolwara: One Salt Water

Wansolwara: One Salt Water is a series of exhibitions, performances and events from across the...

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ʻO le ūa na fua mai Manuʻa

Through fresh fresh international perspectives, this exhibition endeavours to embody and awaken...

2019

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A&D ANNUAL 19

The largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art and design, the UNSW Art & Design...

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Javier Téllez: NOSFERATU (The Undead)

'NOSFERATU (The Undead)' is a film installation by Venezuelan born, New York-based artist Javier...

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The Big Anxiety

The Big Anxiety – festival of arts + science + people, brings together artists, scientists and...

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John Fries Award

Since 2010, the John Fries Award has recognised the contribution and achievement of early career...

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Gemma Smith: Rhythm Sequence

'Rhythm Sequence' is the first career survey of Australian artist Gemma Smith. The exhibition...

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Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer: Fragile Fantasy

The work of Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer considers the field of image production surrounding video...

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Order of Events: Elliott Bryce Foulkes & Maria Smit

Multidisciplinary designers Elliott Bryce Foulkes and Maria Smit draw on a collaborative working...

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The Kookaburra Self-Relocation Project (WHOSLAUGHINGJACKASS)
The Kookaburra Self-Relocation Project (WHOSLAUGHINGJACKASS)
 
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Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth

'Architecture Makes Us' is a mid-career survey bringing together six video works by the...

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Oliver Beer: Impossible Composition

Oliver Beer’s practice engages with sound, architecture and the memory of objects. 'Impossible...

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Radical Sydney

Taking its title from Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill’s book on dissident politics and actions in...

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Zanny Begg: The Beehive

Zanny Begg’s practice incorporates film, drawing and installation, with a particular interest in...

2018

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Kynan Tan: Processing Data

Data itself lacks an intrinsic materiality or sensibility,...

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Earwitness: Jennifer Stoever, M J Grant And Andrew Brooks

UNSW Galleries is proud to present an evening of talks by and conversation with Jennifer Stoever...

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Eavesdropping: Susan Schuppli, Sam Kidel and Jasmine Guffond

UNSW Galleries is proud to present three performances by Susan Schuppli, Sam Kidel and Jasmine...

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Make Known: The Exquisite Order of Infinite Variation

Exploring ideas about design thinking and the creative process. Presented in collaboration with...

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Local Colour: experiments in nature

Australian and international artists, designers and social enterprise groups making works...

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Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy

Christian Thompson is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting contemporary artists. He made...

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Enough خلص Khalas

The word khalas in Arabic has a myriad of definitions including: ‘stop’ ‘finish’, ‘that’s all...

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In Your Dreams

The divide between rich and poor is widening, conflict and climate change are forcing people...

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Tell: Contemporary Indigenous Photography

Tell: Indigenous Contemporary Photography explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life,...

2017

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Group Therapy

Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age presents a collection of artworks and research...

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A working model of the world

From dioramas to dolls' houses, atomic models to cloud-chambers, mandalas to maquettes – A...

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Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

Inspired by the words of revered Indigenous leader Vincent Lingiari, ‘that land ... I still got...

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EXIT

UNSW is proud to present the Australian premiere of a major new installation which holds a...