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Open Weekend 2012

Charles Meere Australian beach pattern 1940 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Charles Meere Estate

Our Open Weekend celebrates our redesigned Australian galleries with a festival of free events.

Over 60 events including performances, workshops, films, family activities and talks reveal the astonishing diversity of art born from our distinctive Australian culture and landscape.

Families can explore the new galleries with a limited-edition children’s activity booklet (only available on the Open Weekend), or by joining our Gallery character, Gert by Sea, on a tour.

Also on show are two related exhibitions celebrating Australian art.

There’s something happening every half hour, so take a look at the full program to plan your visit.


Sat 12 May, 10am–9pm
Sun 13 May, 10am–5pm
Free admission

Note: Sunday morning road closures.

Download printable program (PDF 412.1 KB)

Related to:

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2012

Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams

Australian galleries