Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach

The Gallery presents a long-awaited major exhibition by Robert MacPherson, one of Australia’s most respected and senior artists. MacPherson has a 40-year exhibition history, including several Sydney Biennales and many international exhibitions. Guest curated by Ingrid Periz — a former Harkness Fellow and a graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and New York…

Robert MacPherson: One of Australia’s most important conceptual artists

The 50-year career of one of Australia’s most important conceptual artists was celebrated with the major survey ‘Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach’, at GOMA from 25 July to 18 October 2015. Deceptively simple black and white paintings defined by the limits of the artist’s outstretched arm and paintings based on the language of roadside signs…

Watch as we clean Anthony Alder’s ‘Heron’s home’

Watch our time-lapse as Anthony Alder’s original colours are restored in Heron’s home 1895 showing the full tonal range and sharpness of colour. A final varnish layer on a finished painting has been an artistic practice for centuries. Artists often apply a transparent varnish to give saturation and their desired level of gloss to the painting,…