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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

jpg Sydney Modern Project: aerial view Image produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

jpg Sydney Modern Project: column-free gallery Image produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

jpg Sydney Modern Project: view of the atrium Image produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

jpg Sydney Modern Project: creative studio Image produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

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More art for more people

We’re expanding with a new building and public art garden next to our existing Gallery.

By almost doubling the space for the display and enjoyment of art, we’ll be able to show more of the state’s outstanding art collection alongside the best Australian and international exhibitions.

Our new building’s innovative and sustainable design brings together art, architecture and landscape in exciting new ways in one of the world’s most beautiful cultural precincts.

Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA have designed dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces that will transform the way visitors engage with art and ideas, providing greater opportunities to learn, create and discover.

Works have commenced and construction is scheduled for completion in 2022.

The Gallery remains open during construction.

FIRST LOOK: Explore some of the spaces in the new building in this architectural visualisation

“From our stunning parkland and harbourside home, our transformed institution will represent Sydney’s bold spirit as a leading 21st-century art museum with a deep commitment to both Australian and international art.”

Michael Brand, Gallery Director

“The Art Gallery of NSW is my church. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be an artist and resident of this state as our pre-eminent art museum expands.”

Ben Quilty, artist and Gallery Trustee

Project news

Works underway
Richard Crookes Constructions has commenced construction works on site.
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Outdoor artwork unveiled
The Gallery has unveiled a new 20m work by artist Joan Ross, commissioned for the Sydney Modern Project site hoarding.
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