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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

  • Foundation

    The Art Gallery of NSW Foundation is the Gallery’s major acquisition fund and the umbrella philanthropic organisation for all the Gallery benefactor groups and funds.

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  • Portraiture

    Explore stories behind the Archibald Prize and some of the other extraordinary portraits at the Gallery.

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  • Look magazine

    These articles originally appeared in Look, the magazine for members of the Art Gallery Society of NSW.

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  • Adman

    Discover stories behind the man and the art in the exhibition 'Adman: Warhol before pop'.

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  • Fearless

    The Gallery’s first exhibition to focus on women artists with ties to South Asia explores politics, nationalism and the consequences of shifting borders.

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  • Digital

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  • Here we are

    In this exhibition, some of the most compelling women artists at work today consider the connections we create with others and how these connections resonate outwards through our lives.

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  • Together In Art

    Together In Art is an online project that opens the Gallery to the world and affirms the power of art to connect people, particularly during challenging times.

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  • Drawing

    Explore the art of drawing, including stories from the Gallery's Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial exhibitions.

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  • Plumes and pearlshells

    Explore the art and culture of the New Guinea highlands in stories from the Gallery's 'Plumes and pearlshells' exhibition.

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  • Spacemakers and roomshakers

    Discover stories behind the artworks in the exhibition 'Spacemakers and roomshakers'

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  • Henry VIII

    The Art Gallery of NSW owns a portrait of Henry VIII but until recently we knew little about it. Some of the artwork’s deepest secrets have now been revealed, following a major research project.

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  • Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

    The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. The Archibald is awarded to the best portrait painting and the Wynne to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.

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  • Go East

    Explore stories behind some of the works in the exhibition 'Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection'.

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  • Victorian watercolours

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  • Out of the ordinary

    Discover stories behind the artworks in the exhibition 'Out of the ordinary: works from the ARTAND Emerging Artist Collection'

    4 posts

  • Pop to popism

    Explore the origins of pop art, its heady high period and its enduring legacy both in Australia and abroad in the Gallery's 'Pop to popism' exhibition.

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  • Nude

    Discover stories behind the artworks in the exhibition 'Nude: art from the Tate collection'

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  • Japan supernatural

    Discover stories behind the artworks in the exhibition 'Japan supernatural'

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  • Conservation

    Read about some of the projects carried out by Gallery conservators to ensure that artworks are preserved for us and future generations to enjoy now and for years to come.

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  • Shop

    Visitors already know the Gallery Shop as a place to find stunning art books, gorgeous gifts and impeccable directions to the toilets. Now, you can keep up with the latest arrivals and developments through the blog.

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