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Gallery welcomes Sherman gifts

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is delighted to announce two gifts from Dr Gene Sherman AM and Brian Sherman AM supporting the Gallery’s collection and expansion.
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Building Founders announced

An ambitious capital campaign to raise $100 million in philanthropic funding to support the Gallery’s expansion is close to reaching its target, with $96 million pledged to date.
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Vale Susan Wakil AO – a fine legacy

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has paid tribute to philanthropist Susan Wakil AO, whose extraordinary gift, with husband Isaac, was instrumental in making the expansion of the Gallery a reality.
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Sydney Modern Project Update: April 2018

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has lodged its Response to Submissions Report to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for the Art Gallery of New South Wales expansion – the Sydney Modern Project.
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Unprecedented philanthropic support for the Gallery expansion

In what is likely to be the country’s most substantial public–private partnership in the history of the arts in Australia, a total of $88 million has this year been committed or pledged alongside the state government’s $244 million for the Art Gallery of New South Wales expansion.
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Record year for Art Gallery of New South Wales

In the year that saw the NSW State Government provide the Art Gallery of New South Wales with $244 million in funding for its expansion known as the Sydney Modern Project, the Gallery also enjoyed an unprecedented philanthropic show of support and record attendance figures.
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Sydney Modern Project Update: November 2017

Art Gallery of New South Wales director Dr Michael Brand advises that the Gallery has reached an important project milestone with the submission of the State Significant Development Application to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for the expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
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Sydney Modern Project Update: October 2017

Art Gallery of New South Wales director Dr Michael Brand shares the evolved design concept of the new building as the Sydney Modern Project approaches its next milestone with the planned lodgement of a State Significant Development Application.
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Sydney Modern Project Update: June 2017

Art Gallery of New South Wales director Dr Michael Brand shares the NSW Government’s landmark funding announcement, committing $244 million to the expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
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NSW Government commits $244 million to the Sydney Modern Project

The NSW Government’s $244 million funding commitment to support the expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, announced on 14 June 2017, will transform the much-loved and historic Gallery into one of the world’s great art museums.
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Gallery receives biggest cash gift in its 146-year history

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is honoured to announce that the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation has committed $20 million to its capital campaign. This is the largest monetary gift in the Gallery’s 146-year history. It will support the new building designed by multiple award winning Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA, scheduled to open in 2021.
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Sydney Modern Project Education Forum: September 2016

The Art Gallery of New South Wales invited teachers to participate in a Sydney Modern Project education forum to better understand the unique needs of the arts education sector and ways to enhance student and teacher engagement with the expanded Gallery.
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Sydney Modern Project Update: June 2016

Art Gallery of New South Wales director Dr Michael Brand shares the progress the Gallery has made on the Sydney Modern Project during the past year working with SANAA.
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McGregor Coxall announced as landscape architect

Sydney-based landscape architectural practice McGregor Coxall has been selected to work with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and SANAA to develop the landscape design concept for the Sydney Modern Project.
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Sydney Modern Project Update: November 2015

Art Gallery of New South Wales director Dr Michael Brand talks about how art and artists are at the heart of the Sydney Modern Project and the vision for the expansion to enhance public open space.
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SANAA selected to design landmark building

Award-winning architectural practice Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA has been selected to work with the Art Gallery of New South Wales to design the Sydney Modern Project, following an international architectural competition.
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Five architects selected for stage two of Sydney Modern Project

Five renowned Australian and international architectural practices have been selected for Stage 2 of the Sydney Modern Project design competition.
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Architects shortlisted for Sydney Modern Project

Twelve renowned Australian and international architectural practices have been invited by the Art Gallery of New South Wales to submit a high-level concept design for the Sydney Modern Project.
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Jury announced for architectural competition

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has announced the jury for the international architectural competition as part of its Sydney Modern vision to significantly extend its contribution to the culture, social life and economy of NSW.
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NSW Government funding to advance plans for the transformation of the Gallery

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has welcomed the State Government’s decision to provide $10.8 million in 2014/15 which will enable the Gallery to advance plans over the next two years for the transformation of the Gallery and proceed with the next stages of planning for major works.
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Gallery unveils strategic vision and masterplan

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has unveiled a strategic vision and masterplan to transform itself into an art museum for the 21st century, with a proposal for a major expansion and renewed focus on serving a global audience.
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