Dressed to kill: When art and fashion collide

03 Apr - 23 May 2020

Fashion today is a form of popular aesthetics. No-one can avoid contemporary art or fashion in everyday life: look at the handbags around you. How did we arrive at these blurred art and fashion worlds?

Join us as we explore the creative entanglement between art and fashion from the French Impressionists to the present day with a veritable roll-call of icons including Murakami, Dali, Chanel, Vuitton, Warhol and Yves Saint Laurent.

Addressing artists, designers, editors, photographers, stylists and filmmakers, we will uncover the affinity and divergence of art and fashion.

Sometimes harmonious, sometimes divisive, what happens when directional art and fashion collide?

Various Fridays or Saturdays, 3 April – 23 May 2020

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Enjoy modern Australian cuisine complemented by an exceptional wine list in a stunning contemporary dining room overlooking Woolloomooloo. For more information including opening hours visit the Gallery's website.


The deli-style cafe offers a fresh, light menu  plus a selection of wines by the glass, great coffee and sweets. On Wednesdays evening for Art After Hours, enjoy an extended wine list and menu and live music. For more information including opening hours visit the Gallery's website.

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Come into the Gallery Shop or shop online to find a comprehensive range of art books, a selection of the best literary and non-fiction titles and children’s books. We also stock posters, postcards and a broad range of creative gifts  – many of them drawn from the Gallery’s collection.