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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information, including hours

a view inside Contemporary galleries

These refurbished galleries – which include the John Kaldor Family Gallery and the Franco & Amina Belgiorno-Nettis & Family Contemporary Galleries – were unveiled in 2011. They are home to a changing display of Australian and international contemporary works.

Currently on show in Contemporary galleries

Shadow Catchers

until 2021

Under the Stars

until 2021

Coming soon to Contemporary galleries

Real Worlds
Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020

24 Oct 2020 – 7 Feb 2021


7 Nov 2020 – 14 Feb 2021

View collection works on display in Contemporary galleries

See also the Contemporary galleries

Modern gallery Study room Contemporary galleries Contemporary project space Art Zone Photography gallery


From the front entrance, ground level

  1. Head towards the rear of the Gallery
  2. Take the escalators down two levels
  3. The contemporary galleries are to your left and right

Accessible directions

From the rear entrance, lower level 1

  1. Take the lift (on your left) down one level, to 2
  2. Exit and turn left
  3. The contemporary galleries are to your left and right