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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

  • Looking at music and listening to art

    While visual art might be accused of having become increasingly elitist during the 20th century, music became more popular, affordable and accessible. It’s no wonder that so many artists make work that is inspired by music or which tries to bring art and music together to create something new.

    1 month ago, by Nicholas Chambers

  • Iso family dance party

    Micro dance parties in the kitchen have helped keep my household of two adults and a six-year-old in good spirits. These tracks reflect the family’s eclectic taste and are all dance-floor certified by a first-grader.

    2 months, 1 week ago, by Nicholas Chambers

  • Mother and son

    With Mothers Day approaching, it's a perfect time to look at one of the most fascinating aspects of Andy Warhol’s pre-pop career - the role played by his mum.

    3 years, 2 months ago, by Nicholas Chambers

  • Radically optimistic art

    Mexican artist Pedro Reyes has turned illegal firearms into musical instruments, designed to be played. Revolvers, shotguns and machineguns have been recomposed as a guitar, xylophone, psaltery, pan pipes and rain stick.

    4 years, 2 months ago, by Nicholas Chambers

Nicholas Chambers
Senior curator of modern and contemporary international art