Sydney Moderns: Art for a New World

5 June 2013

Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery of NSW

Local art is a great way to learn more about the past and present of any city – and if you are keen to experience some of Sydney’s finest modern art, you won’t want to miss a new exhibition hosted by the Art Gallery of New South Wales from July 6-October 7.

Sydney Moderns: Art for a New World will make its debut at the gallery on July 6 and will run until October 7 – meaning you have all winter to experience this stunning celebration of modern Australian art.

Many of the works on display originate from the period between the First and Second World War and showcase the colourful work of progressive modern Australian artists. From striking paintings and prints to dazzling designs and spectacular sculptures, the featured works evoke images of what modern living was like in Sydney between 1915 and 1942.

These early modernist works also give insight into the feelings of Australian nationalism and growing nationalism of the day, as well the movement toward more abstract pieces.

Art for a New World

Art for a New World

You will find works from a number of famous names at the exhibition, including Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo, Margo and Gerald Lewers, Roy de Maistre, Grace Cossington Smith, Tempe Manning, Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor, Gladys Reynell, Anne Dangar, Grace Crowley, Ralph Balson, Olive Cotton, Frank and Margel Hinder, Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain and Dorrit Black. In total, more than 180 works of art will be on display as part of the exhibition.

Adult tickets for Sydney Moderns: Art for a New World cost $15 and children’s tickets cost $8. Concession and family admission rates are also available and can be purchased directly from the venue. Museum members are also eligible for a discounted admission rate.

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