Passion and Procession. Art of the Philippines

Art Gallery of NSW

From 24 June – 12 November 2017

Presents the work of ten artists: Santiago Bose, Marina Cruz, Alfredo Esquillo Jr., Nona Garcia, Renato Habulan, Gerladine Javier, Mark Justiniani, Alwin Reamillo, Norberto Roldan and Rodel Tapaya. Their work spans 20 years of practise incorporating painting, sculpture, video and installation.

Dissolve - Inspiration by Korea

Korean Cultural Centre Australia

28 September - 10 November 2017

The Korean Cultural Centre Australia presents a specially curated exhibition faeturing five Australian artists who have been inspired by Korean art and culture. The exhibition comprises about 30 works, including painting, fibre, textile and paper craft.


The Long Story

19 August 2017 - 23 September 2018


Explores themes and practices that have shaped the Gallery's Asian and Pacific Art Collection, and includes new acquisitions, seminal holdings, historical artefacts and works acquired throughout the history of the APT. 

Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s

16 September 2017 – 12 August 2018


Showcases works by some of the most influential figures in contemporary art in Thailand, including Vasan Sitthiket, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Pinaree Sanpitak, Chatchai Puipia and the late Montien Boonma, as well as important early contributions by key artists such as Navin Rawanchaikul, Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Natee Utarit. The exhibition encompasses a range of artistic approaches, from social and political engagement to spiritual and meditative principles, whose resonance and influence continue to be felt today.

Yayoi Kusama: ‘Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’

4 November 2017 – 11 February 2018


A survey of Kusama's vast body of work, the exhibition covers key motifs in her art since the early 1950s, her engagement with the body and her expansive conception of space. It includes early painterly experiments, a multi-decade presentation of the artist's celebrated 'net' paintings, performance, soft-sculpture, assemblage, the iconic 'infinity rooms' and large-scale installations of her later career - culminating with Kusama's most recent paintings from the My Eternal Soul series (2009 – ongoing).

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