29 Jun 2019 – 13 Oct 2019
GOMA | Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Free

‘Quilty’ is the first major survey exhibition in a decade of one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Ben Quilty.

The exhibition extends from Quilty’s early reflections on the initiation rituals performed by young Australian men to his experience as an official war artist in Afghanistan and his campaign to save the lives of Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. It also includes his revisions of the Australian landscape, and raw, intimate portraits of himself, his family and his friends.

Discover more about Ben Quilty with our range of related events, listed below, including talks and tours, pop-up performances, hand-on workshops and Up Late events. There’s also daily guided tours of the exhibition at 1.00pm (from 1 July)

Join us for the opening weekend, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June. Hear Ben Quilty and exhibition curator Lisa Slade in conversation. Join Lisa on a tour of the exhibition. On the Sunday, get creative in a drawing session with Bill Platz, go on a ‘slow-look’ tour of the exhibition and hear from Ben Quilty about his extraordinary relationship with  Margaret Olley.

Ben Quilty, The Last Supper no.9 2017

Ben Quilty, Australia, b.1973 / The Last Supper no.9 2017 / Oil on linen / 265 x 202 cm / Collection: The Michael and Janet Buxton Collection / © The artist / Courtesy: The artist.

Ben Quilty, Margaret Olley 2011

Ben Quilty, Australia, b.1973 / Margaret Olley 2011 / Oil on linen / 170 x 150cm / Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales / © Ben Quilty.