Bringing America and Australia closer together through the visual arts, since 1983.


AFNGA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to foster the visual arts in, and cultural exchanges between, the United States and Australia, creating closer ties between the two countries.


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California Cool
art in Los Angeles 1960s–70s

Until February 2019

For a period during the 1960s and 1970s, the centre of American art shifted from New York to Los Angeles. What had previously been considered a cultural backwater—whose contribution to American cultural life was limited to suburban sprawl and Hollywood cinema—became the nucleus for a young generation of artists drawn to the promise of freedom and opportunity offered by the west coast’s eternal sunshine, expansive space and shiny gleaming surfaces


Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

on now

Cult contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama comes to the National Gallery with one of her popular infinity rooms. The Spirits of the Pumpkins Descended into the Heavens 2015 is an immersive installation of endless reflection, yellow pumpkins and black dots and has been acquired for the national collection.


Performing Drawing

1 September 2018 – 20 January 2019

Performing Drawing explores how actions can become art. Focusing on chance and change, this exhibition highlights the NGA’s collection of process-based drawing, video and photography.