Opening weekend Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2022
Opening celebrations 3–11 December 2022
Extended hours during opening celebrations 10am – 10pm
Join us for a free program of exciting events and cultural experiences as we celebrate the opening of Sydney’s newest landmark – the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ stunning new building, designed by award-winning architects SANAA.
A huge range of performances, talks, tours and workshops is set to bring many forms of art to life. Highlights include a concert in the Domain headlined by Grammy-nominated international pop star Ellie Goulding, supported by Australian artists Meg Mac and Electric Fields; a nightly drone show over Woolloomooloo Bay created by Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie; and a series of conversations with artists, creatives and thought leaders held at the Art Gallery.
With talks, tours, performances, music and hands-on activities, there’s something for everyone.
Browse all events, in date order
Do I need a ticket?
Entry to the Art Gallery and all opening events is free, but you will need to book a ticket to visit on the opening weekend, and separate tickets for some events.
Find out more
Some parts of the Art Gallery have different opening hours.
During the opening celebrations, our library and archive (including the children’s art library) will be open from 10am to 4pm daily, and until 6.30pm Wednesday.
On Tuesday 6 December, the South Building will close at 5pm. The new North Building will remain open until 10pm.
About the Sydney Modern Project
The Art Gallery’s new building is designed by SANAA with Architectus as executive architect. It was delivered by Infrastructure NSW with Richard Crookes Constructions as builder.