That towering figure of 20th-century art, Francis Bacon, was born on this day in 1909.
An online project that opens the Gallery to the world and welcomes in artists, musicians, writers, performers – and you.
Check the latest visit information, which tells you everything you need to know, including health and safety measures and what’s open.
Our cafe is open daily and Chiswick at the Gallery restaurant from Thursday to Sunday. Both are perfect stops before or after you enjoy the art on display.
Make sure you book your free ticket in advance online now that our much-loved film program has resumed screenings at the Gallery.
Explore artists and works back to 2005 in the annual exhibition of outstanding student artworks, developed for the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.
Listen to a variety of audios about our collection, exhibitions, lectures and events on the Gallery audio channel.
View online exhibitions and take a virtual tour through the Art Gallery of New South Wales galleries on the Google Arts and Culture platform.
Learn more about the project to transform the Gallery with new and expanded spaces for art, performance, film, study and cultural programs.
Working from her home studio in Parramatta, artist Marikit Santiago doesn’t let her three young children get under her feet – she gets them involved with her painting. Marikit is the winner of this year’s Sir John Sulman Prize, which is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist. This week on Art After Hours Online, Benjamin Law asks the artist how she navigates the tensions that exist within her multiple identities as a Filipina, an Australian, a mother and an artist – and what it’s like working with her kids.
One of the Gallery’s most important old masters – Carlos Cignani’s ‘The five senses’ – is back on display in the grand courts following an extensive conservation treatment of both the painting and its magnificent frame.
The Brett Whiteley Studio at 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills was the workplace and home of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, and is now a museum managed by the Gallery. It’s open to the general public from 10am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday. No tickets or bookings required.
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