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

What you need to know before visiting

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is currently undergoing a transformation.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to create exciting new art experiences for everyone to enjoy, and apologise for any inconvenience.

We will open our new building on 3 December 2022. This building, known as the North Building, is located next to the original building, now known as the South Building.

  • Free entry and tickets

    Entry is free and tickets are not required for the Art Gallery and most displays, exhibitions and events, except during our opening celebrations (see below).

    Tickets are required for a few exhibitions and events. Some of these may have charges, and occasionally exhibitions may have timed entry.

    For details, including any ticketing or charges, see What's on for current and upcoming exhibitions plus information on events and programs.

  • Opening celebrations, 3–11 December 2022

    Our transformed and expanded Art Gallery officially opens with a program of events to mark this once-in-a-lifetime moment in Sydney’s cultural history. 

    For more information, including how you can take part, see Opening celebrations

  • Access to the library and archive

    Our research library and archive is relocating to a new expanded facility within the building, and its collections are not accessible while works are underway. On 3 December 2022, it will open to the general public, along with Australia’s first children’s art library.

  • Health and wellbeing

    The health and wellbeing of our visitors, members, staff and volunteers is our priority, and we are always guided by the NSW Government’s health guidelines.

    Face masks are welcome when visiting the Art Gallery or Brett Whiteley Studio, and we ask you not to visit if you’re unwell.