Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

4.7
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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  • The NSW Art Gallery should not be missed as it has a very good collection of Western Art including a Francis Bacon, which I’m sure that not many people see it because it hidden away in a corner as...  more »
  • This free museum is a gem for all to enjoy. It was much larger and had more rooms than I realized. I'm not a big museum person and I thought one hour would be plenty but I could have easity spent two....  more »
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  • Fabulous! Everything from the outside architecture to the permanent and temporary exhibitions are exceptional!! Beautiful works from Australia and Europe feature well. Newer exhibitions are from Asia as they become mite prominent and their old asset history is brought pour of the closed and dark attitudes of times gone by. We saw the Japanese exhibition featuring the demon and spirit world that was a big part of old culture and is the origins of modern day Manga. We paid special entry $22 .. actually they politely honour senior concession etc too. The staff told is of the free commentary our starting a short time after our arrival. It was fantastic. The wonderful lady presentation was a delight and told us about the artists and history in a informative, passionate and light hearted manner. A real highlight. We then spent time in the other galleries ... everything from Picasso to Tim Roberts ! Get along and see the amazing collection. You will be amazed at what your taxes can offer. We also are lunch at the bistro bar. Food and service were spot on. Good views too.
  • Solid art museum with lots to see among its varied exhibits. The Japan Supernatural touring exhibition was spectacular and the audio narration is a mandatory addition. One could easily spend a few days at least here, which is great because it's free. However, it's a bit out the way by public transportation which was a bummer.

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