We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Video and images

Watch our expansion take shape

To give you a glimpse – and a bird’s eye view – of work behind the hoardings, the Gallery is producing a series of photos, videos and timelapse clips. Take a look! We’re capturing the construction of the new building through cameras installed at key vantage points around the site.

One year of construction in less than a minute

In November 2020, we marked a major milestone for the Sydney Modern Project with one year of construction completed. Despite 2020 presenting some unprecedented challenges, Richard Crookes Constructions made great progress and building continued on schedule. Some of the key milestones achieved include completion of bulk demolition, excavation and piling works, high-voltage electrical diversions, establishment of two tower cranes on site, and entering the ‘build phase’ of the project with the concrete foundations, formwork and structural steel starting to take shape. To give you a glimpse of the work going on behind the hoarding, here’s the first year of construction captured by timelapse video.

Watch our building take shape

In September 2020 we marked an exciting construction milestone for the Art Gallery of NSW expansion – the Sydney Modern Project – as concrete foundations began to be poured for our new building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA.

To give you a glimpse – and a bird’s eye view – of the work behind the hoarding, the Gallery has produced the first in a series of short timelapse videos. Take a look! We’re capturing the build through cameras installed at key vantage points around the site, and we look forward to regularly sharing highlights with you.

Construction progress

Ariel view of construction of the Sydney Modern Project

Aerial photo of the construction site, February 2021 (c) Craig Willoughby

Ariel view of construction of the Sydney Modern Project

Aerial photo of the construction site, February 2021 (c) Craig Willoughby

Construction of the Sydney Modern Project

Construction site looking north, February 2021 (c) Art Gallery of New South Wales

Construction of the Sydney Modern Project

Construction site looking west, February 2021 (c) Art Gallery of New South Wales

Construction of the Sydney Modern Project

Construction site looking north, February 2021 (c) Art Gallery of New South Wales

Image gallery

Our Pritzker Prize-winning architects, SANAA, have created a series of images to visualise our expanded Gallery, with a new building and public art garden next to our much-loved existing building. The Sydney Modern Project will transform the way visitors engage with art and ideas, providing greater opportunities to learn, create and discover. The expansion project – which will almost double exhibition space – is due to be completed in 2022 and the Gallery remains open during construction.