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a view inside Front of the Gallery

The façade and old wing of the Gallery were built between 1896 and 1909. For more information see History of the building.

In 1903 the Trustees decided to beautify the façade of the Gallery with a series of six bronze relief panels be designed depicting the six 'distinctive historical art periods’ of the Assyrian, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, Gothic and Renaissance. Only four of the six intended panels were ever completed. The four completed reliefs are subjects from (left to right) Assyria, Egypt, Greece and Rome.

View collection works on display in Front of the Gallery

19th c Australian art 19th & 20th c European art 19th c European art 15th–19th c European art Ticketing and information desk Entrance court Cloaking Vestibule Restaurant Function space Upper Asian gallery Gallery Shop Front of the Gallery 20th & 21st c Australian art Lowy, Gonski Gallery


See information on how to get to the Gallery.

Accessible directions

Please note that there is an access ramp at the front of the building and a wheelchair entrance at the rear. More information