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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, including hours

  • Ode to Italy: thoughts on Italian old masters during COVID-19

    As we struggle through the crisis of COVID-19, four treasured works from the Gallery's Italian old master collection remind us that hope remains an instinct to cling to.

    6 months, 2 weeks ago, by Peter Raissis

  • Admired by Tom Roberts and Van Gogh

    Vincent Van Gogh called George John Pinwell a poet who saw the sublime in the most ordinary, commonplace things, and Tom Roberts wrote admiringly of his work 'A seat in St James's Park', now in the Gallery's collection and on display in the 'Victorian watercolours' exhibition.

    3 years ago, by Peter Raissis

  • Made for the middle class

    When it came to collecting art, the early trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW aimed to follow the cultural standards of the Victorian-era British middle class. Watercolours fulfilled those requirements perfectly.

    3 years, 2 months ago, by Peter Raissis

  • From inside the asylum

    A phantasmagorical image now in the Gallery's collection was made by the artist Charles Altamont Doyle – father of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – during his confinement in the lunatic asylum known as Sunnyside.

    3 years, 3 months ago, by Peter Raissis

Peter Raissis
Senior curator of historical European art