The Art Gallery of NSW's stripped-down summer blockbuster is staying open late this month
The Gallery's amazing Nude exhibition features more than 100 masterworks from the Tate Collection in London. It closes on February 5, but for Nude at Night the blockbuster exhibition is open for extended hours throughout January. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, the gallery will be open late with special guests, talks, live music and a pop-up bar.
On Wednesdays, Art After Hours will host Nude Fictions, with celebrity readings from Christos Tsiolkas, Linda Jaivin, Benjamin Law, Anita Heiss and Michael Leunig. There will also be free film screenings.
On Thursday nights, Naked Ideas will see great minds from the School of Life alongside gallery experts, unpacking the big ideas associated with the exhibition, from vulnerability through to love. Guest artists and art historians, including Ramesh Nithiyendran and Deborah Kelly, will show you around the exhibition in the Shock of the Nude tours. They will offer their unique takes on the show, exploring themes of sexuality, feminism and humour.
On Friday nights, kick start the weekend with some culture with free Nearly Nude life drawing lessons, and more Shock of the Nude tours. There will also be a pop-up bar and music throughout the evening.
Curated by Emma Chambers (Tate) and Justin Paton (AGNSW), Nude: Art from the Tate Collection spans two centuries, and various attitudes towards the nude form – from heroic, romantic and erotic representations, through domestic and quotidian, modernist and abstract, surreal and realist, and through to the dawn of identity politics, and contemporary feminist visions of the female body.