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New Look National Gallery set to open in Spring

Get set to witness the biggest transformation of the National Gallery of Australia since its
creation in 1982. This spring, visitors to the Gallery in Canberra will walk though a striking new entrance and be greeted by 11 specially designed Indigenous art galleries, showcasing works from the largest collection of Australian Indigenous art in the world.

A whole program of exhibitions and special events will celebrate the opening season at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.  Commencing with Robert Dowling: Tasmanian son of Empire in July, it continues with Life, death and magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian ancestral art in August and concludes with the blockbuster Ballets Russes: the art of costume, featuring costumes designed by artists including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Giorgio de Chirico as well as drawings, stage scenery and photographs.

The Gallery has also recently launched a new brand and revamped their website.  Check it out at

Posted on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010