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Chau Chak Wing Museum

Light & Darkness

Peter Sedgley, Chromosphere, 1967, polyvinyl acetate emulsion paint on linen canvas, 182.9 x 182.9 cm
University of Sydney
University of Sydney
Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown NSW 2006
Chau Chak Wing Museum

Mondays, 10pm to 5am Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10am to 5am Thursdays, 10am to 9pm Fridays, 10am to 5pm Weekends, 12am to 4am Saturday 18 September to Thursday 30 June 2022


Light & Darkness is a major exhibition opening at the new, purpose-built Chau Chak Wing Museum. Uniting 70 artworks from the University of Sydney’s extensive Power Collection of international contemporary art, the exhibition explores the nexus between the presence and absence of light.

Artists working across 3 decades of late modernism consider luminosity, movement and politics, including op and kinetic artists Bridget Riley and Jean Tinguely, conceptual artists Joseph Beuys and On Kawara, and painters from Australia and New Zealand Peter Tyndall, Jenny Watson and Colin McCahon. A stunning publication featuring new writing by leading experts will accompany the exhibition.

Covid-safe information

  • The wearing of face masks is encouraged while visiting the Museum

  • It is not necessary to pre-book

  • Check-in upon arrival by scanning the QR code displayed at the Museum entrance 

  • We recommend downloading the Service NSW app in advance. If you do not have the app you will still be able to enter your details on the web form

  • If you do not have a smart phone, contact details can be provided to front desk staff

  • Please practice social distancing and observe the gallery capacity limits displayed outside each gallery, and make use of the available hand sanitiser 

  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have cold or flu symptoms, or have been in close contact of an identified Covid-19 case

  • The Museum shop is currently only accepting payment by card

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