The Art Gallery of New South Wales is among the most renowned art museums in Australia. It has important art collections of Australian, European, and Asian art, and hosts nearly forty exhibitions per year. Through our exhibitions, collection programs, and research, we seek to encourage our guests to be more engaged with art.
History of The Art Gallery of New South Wales
The museum was established in 1871. The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) is one of Australia’s most famous art museums. The museum is situated at Sydney’s Domain with views of the harbor, and its extensive collection of art includes the 19th and colonial eras of Australian artworks, European old masters, dedicated galleries that celebrate the art of Asia, as well as a large selection that includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
A brand new building that was designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects SANAA will be completed in 2022, which will double the size of the Gallery. This major development, as well as the AGNSW’s 150th anniversary in 2021, led to a redesign of the gallery’s appearance and identity. Mucho was chosen from a pool of prestigious studios from both the local and international scene to collaborate with the gallery’s own design team to develop the concept.
Best time to visit The Art Gallery of New South Wales
On a Wednesday, go to the venue until 10pm Art After Hours and see the best of Sydney culture. Free concerts, celebrity talks and performances, films, and other special activities.
Don’t miss out on one of the daily free guided tours. Guided tours are available regularly in the following languages: Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.
Visit https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/ for more information