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a view inside Major exhibition gallery

Also known as the Packer Family Gallery, this is where the Gallery’s major exhibitions, such as the Archibald Prize, are displayed.

Coming soon to Major exhibition gallery

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020

26 Sep 2020 – 10 Jan 2021

Major exhibition gallery Research library and archive Cafe foyer Cafe Lower Asian gallery Japanese tea room Centenary Auditorium 18th c European porcelain


From the front entrance, ground level

  1. Head through the vestibule into the entrance court
  2. Turn left just before the ticketing and information desk
  3. Take the stairs down one level
  4. Turn left
  5. The entrance to the major exhibitions gallery is straight ahead

Accessible directions

From the rear entrance, lower level 1

  1. Turn left and left again
  2. Continue down the corridor
  3. The entrance to the major exhibitions gallery is on your right