Art Gallery of NSW
Recline on a patch of lawn in front of the Art Gallery of NSW and listen to religious zealots, nutters, political extremists,...
Administered by the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Domain is a large grassy tract east of Macquarie St, set aside by Governor Phillip in...
Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf
A former wool and cargo dock, this beautiful Edwardian wharf faced oblivion for decades before a 2½ year demolition-workers’ green ban...
After a few martinis in the heart of Woolloomooloo’s Finger Wharf, time becomes meaningless and escape pointless. This lofty romantic...
Chiswick at the Gallery
An offshoot of Matt Moran's smart-casual Woollahra eatery, at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Art Gallery Rd · interesting places nearby
Art Gallery of NSW information
With its classical Greek frontage and modern rear end, this much-loved institution plays a prominent and gregarious role in Sydney society. Blockbuster international touring exhibitions arrive regularly and there's an outstanding permanent collection of Australian art, including a substantial Indigenous section. The gallery also plays host to lectures, concerts, screenings, celebrity talks and children's activities. A range of free guided tours is offered on different themes and in various languages; enquire at the desk or check the website.
The unfailingly controversial Archibald Prize for Australian portraiture exhibits here annually, as do the Wynne Prize (landscape or figure sculpture), the Sulman Prize (subject or mural painting), and the Artexpress exhibition of the year’s best school-student art.