Sydney Modern Project

The Art Gallery of New South Wales expansion

We are expanding the Art Gallery of New South Wales and transforming it into one of the world’s great art museums that will further inspire both local and international audiences.

The Gallery’s expansion – the Sydney Modern Project – will enable the display of more of the State’s art collection and the hosting of more major exhibitions from around the world. The new building designed by international Pritzker Prize-winning architects, SANAA, will be linked by an outdoor art garden to the existing and much-loved historic building.

Due for completion in 2021 for the Gallery’s 150th anniversary, the expanded Gallery will provide more space for art, live performance and film, along with new opportunities to learn, create, discover and engage. Australia will gain a vibrant new cultural hub where people, ideas and art come together, strengthening links with our local and regional communities, and improving access between the Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, State Library of NSW, the CBD and Woolloomooloo.