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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

Asian galleries

Ah Xian Evolutionaura13: Taihu Rock-1 2011-12 (detail) © Ah Xian

Our Asian galleries are spread over two floors. Within them are displayed some of the finest moments in art in the rich history of Asia.

The upper gallery is housed within a white glass pavilion, inspired by the floating lanterns found throughout Asia, while the lower gallery includes a fully operational Japanese tea room.


Presenting partner Herbert Smith Freehills. Supported by VisAsia.

Note: although this information is regularly updated, specific works on display may change without notice. Due to the nature of these special exhibitions, some parts of the galleries, such as the tea room, may not be accessible during those periods.