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Sydney Modern Project Update: November 2019

Gallery celebrates groundbreaking for Sydney Modern Project

The Gallery marked the start of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony held last week. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin led the official first sod turning for the Gallery’s new building, designed by Pritzker prize-winning architects SANAA. The project is scheduled for completion in 2022 and the Gallery remains open during construction. Read more

Project update

Richard Crookes Constructions has commenced construction works on site. A temporary site compound has been established and hoarding is progressively being installed. During construction, pedestrian access routes may temporarily change due to construction activities. Impacted areas will be signposted to advise of alternate routes. Read more

Community information session

The community is invited to attend an information session to meet the project team and find out more about construction. This is an informal event and attendees can drop-in at any time.

When: 4-7pm, Wednesday 27 November 2019
Where: Art Gallery of NSW

Keep up to date

The Sydney Modern Project team will ensure the community is kept informed during construction and regular updates will be available on the website. The team looks forward to delivering an expanded public art gallery for everyone to enjoy. For further enquiries or to provide feedback, call 1800 717 705 or email