Weave hustle and halt
Inspired by Dempsey’s street people, Australian Dance Party surveys the activity, characters and rhythms of the modern-day streetscape. Experience the personas of nine dancers as they saunter, dash and dawdle along the paved entrance of the Gallery. They raise the question – what has changed about how people move and intersect in the street today? Dance artists: Philip Piggin, Jane Ingall, Alison Plevey, Olivia Fyfe, Ursula Taylor, Eve Buckmaster, Natsuko Yonezawa, Caspar Ilschner and Milly Vanzwol.
A folio of British street portraits 1824–1844
Dempsey’s people: a folio of British street portraits 1824–1844 is the first exhibition to showcase the compelling watercolour images of English street people made by the itinerant English painter John Dempsey throughout the first half of the nineteenth century.
Collection display galleries
The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia. Visitors to the Gallery can follow the development of portraiture from oil painting to digital media.Entry is free.