Art Gallery of New South Wales

Home to an expansive collection of colonial, indigenous and contemporary art collected from across the continent. Alongside the national collections, you’ll also find works from internationally renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas and Diego Velazquez. Though the gallery is free to enter, some exhibits require a small fee to observe. On the whole, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is well worthy of a visit, particularly if you consider yourself a culture vulture.

Gallery Exhibitions

The museums indigenous paintings and aboriginal art from the Tang dynasty are of great interest and importance, make sure you check these out! Other exhibitions include the Captain Cook wing and the Asian Art Gallery, the latter is home to Buddhist and Hindu works alongside Chinese ceramics, Asian textiles and Indian sculptures.

Getting Here

The Art Gallery of New South Wales sits in the same park area as the Royal Botanic Gardens and can be accessed on foot or by bus. From the Sydney Opera House, simply head south through the park, the walk takes less than 30 minutes. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5pm, and it’s worth checking online before you visit to see if there’s any free tours or talks available.