Location: 19th c Australian art, 20th & 21st c Australian art
The Art Gallery of NSW has one of the country’s finest collections of Australian art, from colonial to contemporary.
Reopening with a special Open Weekend program of free events on 12 and 13 May 2012, our Australian galleries have been expanded and revitalised.
Some of the Gallery’s most famous and popular works of art are presented in new contexts alongside recent acquisitions and numerous works brought out of storage for the first time in years. Works across all media – paintings, sculpture, photography, video and prints – are included.
The Gallery’s iconic collection of 19th-century paintings returns to the Grand Courts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art has a significant presence, and contemporary works link art practices across time.
Image: Sidney Nolan First-class marksman 1946 (detail), purchased with funds provided by Gleeson O’Keefe Foundation 2010 © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library