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
The collection is second to none. The overflow of workbs leaves you plenty to look at for all ages and a kids craft club too! Plenty of traditional aboriginal paintings as well as great exhibits regul... more »
Our annual trip never fails to impress. We come up from the south coast for specific exhibitions and are so happy by the end of it. We also come back to the general exhibitions just too see our faves ... more »
If you love art and seeing what humans can create out of paint, sculpture and random bits and bobs you'll love this place. If you want to watch an action movie you'll be bored to tears here. But if you want to feel cultured and look like you know what makes a painting so sophisticated and outstanding, take a stroll through here. It's free unless they have paid exhibitions on, which are usually great because you'll see things that you'd have to travel overseas to see, or online.
A nice place to relax and view artworks from Australia and around the world. Don't miss rare and unique one off exhibition. Check for listings. A beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the day whether it be on your own, with friends and family or loved ones. There is also a really nice place to eat... ENJOY!
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