Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
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. A visit to Art Gallery of New South Wales represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sydney itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • If you have time and want to spend it enjoying a variety of art and exhibits, then the Art Gallery will not disappoint. A lovely space to wander around in and soak up history and view engaging exhibit...  read more »
  • Great to visit whatever is on exhibit, but we saw Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera this year, as well as the Archibald, Sulman, and Wynee prize entries, and all of them were worth seeing. It was very busy...  read more »
  • The NSW Art Gallery is perched on a hill high above the beautiful Sydney Harbour near the Botanical Gardens. It is easy to access by public transport or car parking in the domain or on metres in Lady ...  read more »
  • A wonderful experience of many varied art forms. The permanent collection is fabulous & free. Become a member. It's much cheaper. Wednesday nights are a must do !
  • Lovely gallery with late night entertainment on Wednesday's. This includes talos, gigs and even zine drawning tables. We loved the Tracey Moffat and the Frieda Kahlo exhibits. If you have some time sit outside at the ground floor coffee place!
  • Who wouldnt love this place? Magnificent art and food . Funky gift shop. Sitting as the jewel in Sydneys crown at the doorstep of the Royal Botanic Gardens and harbour front walk. Hosting the Frida Kahlo Diego Rivera show at the time of writing.
  • An intimate journey into the life of an extraordinary artist - Frida Kahlo. Inspiring and confronting, Frida Kahlo's art is virbrant, raw and honest.
  • At least once a year I bring my family here. I personally love the Romantic, Renaissance and Impressionist works, but there are also extensive contemporary, abstract, Australian and indigenous collections. I must admit I tend not to eat in their cafe as it is a little pricey. Our average visit time is 2-3 hours.
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