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a view inside Upper Asian gallery

The pavilion housing this gallery is a floating white glass-and-steel cube, pivoted with stainless-steel lotus flowers. Cantilevered on top of the original Asian gallery, it glows softly at night like a paper lantern over Sydney Harbour.

In the past, this space has also housed the Edward and Goldie Sternberg Gallery of Southeast Asian Art.

Coming soon to Upper Asian gallery

A Promise
Khaled Sabsabi

18 Jul 2020 – 2021

View collection works on display in Upper Asian gallery

See also the Asian 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 towards the rear of the Gallery
  2. Take the ramp (on your right) up to the Asian gallery

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. Take the ramp (on your left) up to the Asian gallery