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a view inside 19th c Australian art

These galleries are where Australian paintings and sculpture from the 19th century and pre-modernist works from the early 20th century are displayed. It’s where you will find paintings by artists such as John Glover, WC Piguenit, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin, and sculptures by Bertram Mackennal.

View collection works on display in 19th c Australian art

See also the Australian galleries

19th c Australian art 19th & 20th c European art 19th c European art 15th–19th c European art Ticketing and information desk Entrance court Cloaking Vestibule Restaurant Function space Upper Asian gallery Gallery Shop Front of the Gallery 20th & 21st c Australian art Lowy, Gonski Gallery


From the front entrance, ground level

  1. Head through the vestibule into the entrance court
  2. On your right you will see three large archways. These galleries are through the first and second archways

Accessible directions

From the rear entrance, lower level 1

  1. Take the lift (on your left) up one level, to G
  2. Turn right into the entrance court and head towards the front of the Gallery
  3. On your left you will see three large archways. These galleries are through the second and third archways