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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 Front of the Gallery

The facade and old wing of the Gallery were built between 1896 and 1909. For more information see History of the building.

In 1903 the Trustees decided to beautify the facade of the Gallery with a series of six bronze relief panels be designed depicting the six 'distinctive historical art periods’ of the Assyrian, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, Gothic and Renaissance. Only four of the six intended panels were ever completed. The four completed reliefs are subjects from (left to right) Assyria, Egypt, Greece and Rome.

View collection works on display in Front of the Gallery

19th c Australian art 19th & 20th c European art 19th c European art 15th–19th c European art Ticketing and information desk Entrance court Cloaking Vestibule Restaurant Function space Upper Asian gallery Gallery Shop Front of the Gallery 20th & 21st c Australian art Lowy, Gonski Gallery


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Accessible directions

There is an access ramp on the left if you are facing the front of the building. There is also a wheelchair entrance at the rear. More information