Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

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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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  • AGNSW voluntary guide, Prue/Pru, provided a comprehensive, knowledgable and enthusiastic tour of the gallery's highlights of Australian art including colonial, modern, contemporary and Indigenous work...  more »
  • This is a beautiful museum that can be reached by strolling past the Opera House and passing thru the Botanical Gardens...or just take an Uber. Fantastic displays, lovely spacious interior with great ...  more »
  • what can you say when you can enjoy free visit for permanent exhibition at the galery or purchase a ticket for non free exebitions of collection of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contempo...  more »
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  • I've been to this place a lot of times. It's generally a nice art gallery, pretty pictures and interesting exhibits. I like the Japanese section downstairs, but it's rarely updated. There is also a half decent cafeteria, but nothing to write home about. With free entry, this is absolutely a must visit for anyone coming to Sydney.
  • The Gallery is my fun place, my refuge. It is even free (except understandably featured exhibitions). I hope one day for featured exhibitions it will consider opening free or at a much reduced price to students and old people once at weekdays or week nights.
  • Gorgeous, historic building. Marvelous place to spend an afternoon. They have an extensive varied permanent collection including a LARGE collection of aboriginal art. They have gorgeous temporary exhibits. My favorite exhibit here was several years ago when they had some of the Terracotta Warriors from China.
  • We saw the special exhibition of Dutch Masters. The quality of the displayed paintings was top notch. As always we wonder why such top shelf stuff is only afforded a rabit warren of a space. Due to its justifiable popularity it was often hard to veiw some of the paintings and the situation was made worse by the generous offering of free audio guides. Please place these sort of treasures in a more deserving space.
  • One of our favorite places to visit as a family. Always busy & full of lovely artworks! Truly worth a visit. Its family friendly even with a toddler running around. Huge spaces!

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