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Collection Australian art

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From the early 19th century to the present, between the grandeur of the Grand Courts and a modern wing flooded with welcoming light, the impressions and expressions of a legion of great Australian artists have permeated the Gallery that was built for them and have formed its heart.

The Art Gallery of NSW collection of Australian art is amongst the finest and most representative in the country. Dating from the early 1800s, it includes many iconic paintings and sculpture from the annals of Australian art history by Eugene von Guérard, Bertram Mackennal, WC Piguenit, Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Charles Conder along with 20th-century artists such as Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Lloyd Rees, Jeffrey Smart, John Olsen, Robert Klippel, James Gleeson, Fred Williams, John Brack and Brett Whiteley, all represented at their very best.