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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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  • Nice surprise with the big collection of European Art that they have, also I enjoyed the Aboriginal Art. It is big collection and they building a new section ...how Big will be their collection? 
    Nice surprise with the big collection of European Art that they have, also I enjoyed the Aboriginal Art. It is big collection and they building a new section ...how Big will be their collection?  more »
  • I visited the Art Gallery of New South Wales in July 2022 during my recent trip to Australia. There is a lot of construction around the building as renovations are in progress. I focused on the... 
    I visited the Art Gallery of New South Wales in July 2022 during my recent trip to Australia. There is a lot of construction around the building as renovations are in progress. I focused on the...  more »
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  • An outstanding gallery, truly the mainstay of Sydney’s art scene. The remodelling of their classic rooms is a must see once fully reopened, and the Archibald always attracts significant talent and some truly breathtaking portraits. Also don’t sleep on the free exhibits downstairs - oftentimes there are some understated and lesser-known (read: not mainstream enough for the average/passive consumers of art) artists displaying real killer stuff.
  • Love coming here for the special exhibits. The permanent exhibits quite good too- best place to spend the day if you are bored , so much to see and there's food here too which ain't too badly priced. Clean, well maintained, air conditioned and spacious. Currently building a new section so I can't wait to see it when it's done!

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