Season’s greetings!

2012 has been a big year for the National Gallery’s Tyler Collection. We have learned the exciting news that Kenneth Tyler will be made an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia at an investiture ceremony in Washington DC on January 23, 2013. Ken has been nominated for this well-deserved honour for his ‘service to the Arts, particularly through the Kenneth Tyler Collection at the National Gallery of Australia and through philanthropy.’ In April the Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix show […]

Word pictures

To celebrate the National Year of Reading the children’s gallery here at the NGA is showing Word Pictures, an exhibition that focuses on the use of text in works of art. Four artists from the Tyler Collection – Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg – are represented. Below we have compiled a selection of  images showing these important artists at work on projects featured – or related to those featured – in the exhibition. Hover your cursor […]

Pay attention

Bruce Nauman, Pay attention, 1973 Unlikely as it may seem, a work from the Tyler collection of post-war American prints is hung at the entrance to unDisclosed the second National Indigenous Art Triennial here at the National Gallery of Australia. The lithograph, emblazoned with words ‘PAY ATTENTION MOTHER FUCKERS’ printed in reverse, certainly catches our attention: but what is it doing here, as we enter an exhibition of contemporary art by some of the country’s leading Indigenous artists? Bruce Nauman’s […]