Canberra: National Gallery of Australia

Australia’s national art is held at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), one of the countries largest art museums with over 166,000 works of art. The art works from across four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and European and American art. As well as the permanent displays the gallery attracts some amazing exhibitions.

I love going to the NGA and try to make a few exhibitions each year. Some of my favourites include Tom Roberts, Versailles: Treasures from the Palace and Turner from the Tate: the Making of a Master. The current exhibitions include: Australian Impressionism (which includes Arthur Streeton’s Golden summer, Eaglemont from the National Gallery, London – it’s stunning), which is a wonderful mix of art and Hyper Real, which I found to be intriguing, fascinating and creepy. Coming up is a Cartier exhibition which I’m not going to miss.

The thing about art is that it’s really in the eye of the beholder, so it’s a lot more fun to go with someone to talk about the art. For the recent Hyper Real the Hub came with me. In most cases we had the same opinion of the pieces, but there was on in particular which I loved, finding the piece to be fanciful, gentle and sweet, which the Hub thought of it as something from a horror movie.  Below is the piece:

What do you think?