Information for visitors regarding COVID-19
Monday 23 March 2020
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dear friends of the Art Gallery of New South Wales
We are committed to the safety of our large community of staff, volunteers, members, visitors, artists and supporters during the challenges we are all facing with COVID-19.
In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the Art Gallery of New South Wales has closed to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State.
We need to play our part to keep everyone as healthy as we can in the coming weeks and months. Any update to these restrictions will be communicated by the NSW Government in due course.
We’ll be sharing art stories of optimism and energy, so please stay connected with us. Art keeps everyone’s spirits up by providing hope, delight and respite and we need it more than ever.
While our public spaces are closed, our staff will continue their important work behind the scenes. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gallery as soon as circumstances allow.
I hope you all find a place of peace in these extraordinary and challenging times.
Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Friday 20 March 2020
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 postponed
Due to COVID-19, the Gallery intends to hold the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 exhibition later this year (not 9 May to 6 September as previously advertised). New exhibition opening dates will be announced soon. Information for artists is available on our prizes page