Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery of NSW information

Sydney , Australia
Art Gallery Rd
+61 1800 679 278
Getting there
Train: St James
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Opening hours
10am-5pm Thu-Tue, to 10pm Wed
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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.