Image left, Heather Dorrough, Self Portrait No 6 (Buzzflies) 1982  textile, dye, photographic silk screen printing, machine embroidery, 212 x 54 cm, right: Kate Dorrough, The Enduring Echo 2019  stoneware ceramic with glaze, 36 x 49 x 20 cm. Photography: Jenni Carter

Heather + Kate Dorrough


This exhibition is a conversation across time. The multi-disciplinary works of mother and daughter Heather and Kate Dorrough explore the nexus between the arts and crafts movements, female creative lineage, body and landscape, river and fertility, and environmental issues and activism.


13 April - 16 June 2024

Young Archie In Tamworth

For young people age 5 - 18 years

Budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archie competition, as part of our family-focused activities for the Archibald Prize 2023 regional tour. The portrait should be of a person who is special to you - someone who is known to you and plays a significant role in your life. A4 or A3 works on paper - prizes offered by both AGNSW and The University of New England.


15 April - 13 May 2024

Image: Julia Barbour, Chasing Light on the Warrimoo Track, En Plein Air (Detail), 2023, painting, oil on wood, Abbotsleigh. Photography: NSW Department of Education, Arts Unit


Gallery staff and volunteers will lead a free exhibition tour - which celebrates the outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in 2023, ARTEXPRESS 2024 provides insight into students’ creativity and the issues important to them.


27 April 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Winner Archibald Prize 2023, Julia Gutman 'Head in the sky, feet on the ground',(detail) oil, found textiles and embroidery on canvas, 198 x 213.6 cm © the artist, image © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Jenni Carter
Sitter: Montaigne

ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2023 Regional Tour

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition

The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW, the prize is awarded to the best portrait painting. Since 1921, it has highlighted figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting back to us the stories of our times.

10 May - 23 June 2024