Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

4.6
#1 of 45 in Museums in Sydney
With its large collection of national art ranging from the period of settlement to today, Art Gallery of New South Wales is a great venue for learning about Australian art history. You can visit the general exhibition spaces for free and see dozens of works considered to be Australian masterpieces. In light-filled rooms, you'll find modern and contemporary works and grand views of Sydney and its harbor. Visit the Grand Courts to view paintings from European masters and 19th-century Australian artists, and make sure to spend time in the Aboriginal art galleries. The gallery also hosts temporary exhibits, so make sure to check the current schedule before you visit. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Archibald, Biennale, movies and other avante guard and international arts are shown here. Love the place, they even have art classes  more »
  • While the NSW Art Gallery is an excellent attraction, the current Archibald Prize is not worth a visit. For the first time, this is a mediocre crop with nothing really outstanding including the poor w...  more »
  • A good crop of portraits this year. Although the winner never fits our taste. If you visit make sure you take in the Young Archibald- truly stunning young artists with real portraiture skills and bett...  more »
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  • This is a great allrounder. The gallery is set in a really impressive building in the heart of Sydney, surrounded by green space whilst enjoying water views. The gallery itself is well laid out and the free sections have some really great pictures that are well curated. The exhibitions that have a charge involved are also well managed and good value. Finally there is a great cafe and a really good separate restaurant. Great for locals and visitors alike.
  • A very enjoyable atmosphere, a mixture of visual art, music and pleasure. You would love the service and friendly staff. All folks are around to help you and make your day. If you ever wonder to take a gander of a masterpiece, never hesitate to follow your feelings. The paintings and statues make you all up. If would go there again. Thanks
  • This is very prestigious institution of Government. This has lot of art contemporary as well as historical. Most interestingly this gallery also manage events for private functions. Entry is free leaving one floor. You need more than a day to see it completely. Situated just opp to Botanical Garden and at heart of tourist area. Managment is perfect.
  • I spent 2 hours just on the first floor! Many great works. This is an amazing gallery, really enjoyed it! But there’s a thing, I found it hard to read the artworks hung in a higher position because of the reflection of light, that’s a shame tho :) but all in all I love this place! Definitely worth my visit again
  • The Art Gallery of NSW is a fascinating beautiful place to visit. The gallery frequently has national and international exhibitions. The current exhibition consists of 6 magnificent tapestries of The Lady and the Unicorn....generously on loan from France. The exhibitions are always beautifully curated. The permanent collections in the gallery are diverse and interesting works from Australia, Asia and Europe.

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