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The Art Gallery of NSW's impressive facade is in the early Greek classical style with the facade built of thracyte and freestone. Picture: © Sydney.com.au
The Art Gallery of NSW is surrounded by parklands on the eastern edge of the CBD. It's early Greek classical style building is home to 29,000 items in the permanent collection, which is divided into seven major collections:
The Australian collection reflects the evolving cultural traditions of the past two hundred years of European settlement in Australia and is broken into Australian art from the late nineteenth century which explores the changing perceptions of how Australians viewed their nation and heritage and The Twentieth Century gallery displays works of distinguished artists such as Grace Cossington Smith, Sidney Nolan and Russell Drysdale.
The Yiribana Gallery is dedicated to the permanent display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and is host to a changing exhibition.
The Asian collection covers the artistic traditions of South, East and Southeast Asia with examples of painting, sculpture and other media.
The Old Courts house European paintings from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century and includes collection of Victorian and Edwardian paintings. Other galleries display works by European modern masters including Braque, Picasso, Giacometti & Bacon.
Art from our time is displayed in the Gallery's collection of recent works by Australian and international artists. This collection highlights some of the artistic themes of the last two decades and reflects the spirit of creativity, imagination and innovation.
The Photography collection, a large part of which is Australian contains works from early examples to the most contemporary.
Prints, Drawings & Watercolours
The 12,000 works in this collection represents a variety of artists, styles and techniques with works ranging from traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e prints to European Old Masters and 19th and 20th century prints and drawings, both Australian and international.
The Art Gallery of NSW also has a series of special exhibitions. One of it's recent exhitbitons, in 2016, was the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: From the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.
The bronze sculpture The Offerings of Peace, by Gilbert Bayes, 1923, stands outside the Art Gallery Of NSW. Picture: © Sydney.com.au
Art Gallery Of NSW - Details
|Location:||Art Gallery Road, The Domain|
|Telephone:||General +61 2 9225 1700
Information +61 2 9225 1744
|Opening Hours:||Daily 10:00 to 17:00 (except Christmas Day & Good Friday)
Wednesday 10:00 to 22:00
|Facilities:||Restaurant, Café, Wheelchair access|
|Services:||Library, Education Programs, Tours, Talks, Films, For the Hard of Hearing, Auslan-Interpreted Programmes & Workshops|
|Website:||Art Gallery NSW|