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.
Art Gallery of New South Wales Reviews
Great exhibitions and in the summer interesting 'painless' after hours activities for young and old. Free entry, but to see exhibitions a bit on the expensive side. more »
Large, spacious museum with an excellent Aboriginal collection. Highly recommend. A short walk from St. James station, and Hyde Park. more »
Very nice gallery. They have collections from Australia itself (Aborigin ethnicity etc), European, Asian; traditional, contemporary, and modern ones. The art is amazing! And all free! (Except if u want to watch certain exhibitions). They provide lounge in lower floor 2, where you can charge phones, sit in comfortable sofas, and read some magazines. Even after looking around and learning many things in this gallery, you can walk for only 5++ minutes to get to state library of NSW, Parliament house, The Mint, Barrack Museum, and finally Saint Mary Church. I loved my experience here.
Tremendous elevator. Huge. You could run back and forth. But something to note. There are two cameras in the elevator. So if you run back and forth in the elevator you run the risk of being approached by a member of staff that may tell you that they'd appreciate if you didn't do that, noting that there are two cameras in the elevator. They may tell you this in front of people you love and respect, your parents, perhaps, or the woman you love, or your old high school mathematics teacher. Or all of them at once. And that would hypothetically be quite awkward. So it's up to you, really. I think it's a bit of bait, them presenting such a tremendous elevator, expecting you not to run back and forth within it, and then firmly reprimanding you when you give into the irrepressible urge that presented itself in that situation. Anyway. Good art as well 5/5.
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