National Gallery of Australia


National Gallery of Australia, located in Canberra, is the Commonwealth of Australia’s national cultural institution for the visual arts. In late 2015, the Gallery established a new department of Contemporary Art Practice – Global with a brief to collect and exhibit works of art created post-2000. With this renewed purpose to engage with the contemporary moment, the Gallery has developed an ambitious program of contemporary acquisitions, exhibitions, displays and events that will re-shape the institution, increase support of living artists, and expand the nature of its collection.

From 2018 to 2020, The Balnaves Foundation is supporting the Balnaves Contemporary Interventions Series. The Series involves contemporary artists disrupting and transforming spaces throughout the Gallery, presenting daring, large-scale experiences and re-imagine the concept of an art gallery.

Balnaves Contemporary Intervention Series 1: Sarah Contos runs from 4 May to 24 September 2018, NGA Foyer.

Balnaves Contemporary Intervention Series 2: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward runs from 4 May to 26 August 2018, Contemporary Galleries.

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Hanging Art and Virtual Reality Come to Unexpected Spaces in the National Gallery,  8 May 2018 read more here