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

South Building

Ground level

Grand Courts
Collection: 1400–1900

Take a journey through time, human stories and contested histories with some of the Art Gallery’s great historic artworks.

20th-century galleries
Collection: 1900–60s

Australian and international art that reveals exhilarating, competing and even tragic responses to the first decades of the 20th century.

Asian Lantern
Collection: Asian art

Correspondence illuminates the power of contact, contestation and exchange across geographical and cultural boundaries.

  • Welcome desk

  • Cloaking

  • Gallery Shop

  • The Art Gallery Restaurant

  • Function room

  • Lift

Lower level 1

20th-century galleries
Collection: 1960s–2000

Tracing the connections and distinctions between local artists and global developments in the later 20th century, from pop to political art.

Asian Lantern
Collection: Asian art

Elemental explores the elements historically thought to comprise the world – fire, earth, water, wind, void, wood and metal.

  • Centenary Auditorium

  • The Gallery Cafe

  • Lift

  • Toilets

Lower level 2

From Here, for Now
Exhibition
Art that addresses themes relevant to our current moment, including Simryn Gill’s major new commission Clearing.

Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island
Exhibition

A solo exhibition that holds a lens to history and interrogates blackness as a form of First Nations resistance.

Local Rhythms and Actions
Exhibition

Diverse works from the collection jointly curated by the Art Gallery and 11 residents from Woolloomooloo.

  • Study room

  • Lift

  • All-gender toilets

  • Changing Places facility

Lower level 3

  • Domain Theatre

  • Library, archive and children’s art library

  • Members Lounge

  • Lift

  • Toilets