The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the leading museum of art in New South Wales and Sydney, and one of Australia's foremost cultural institutions. It holds significant collections of Australian, European and Asian art, and presents nearly forty exhibitions annually.
The Art Gallery of NSW’s Australian art collection is among the finest and most representative in the country. Dating from the early 1800s, it contains almost 11,000 works, including many iconic paintings from the annals of Australian art history by Eugene von Guérard, WC Piguenit, Charles Conder, Frederick McCubbin, Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts along with 20th-century artists such as Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Lloyd Rees, Jeffrey Smart, John Olsen, Fred Williams, John Brack, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brett Whiteley, all represented at their very best.
The Art Gallery of NSW boasts a distinguished and extensive collection of British Victorian art, along with smaller but impressive holdings of Dutch, French and Italian painters of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, and an excellent collection of modern British masters and European modernists. Key names in art history are represented, from Peter Paul Rubens to Pablo Picasso.
Embracing the countries and cultures of South, Southeast and East Asia, the Art Gallery of NSW has one of the most significant collections of Asian art in Australia. Featuring exquisite sculptures, delicate calligraphies, traditional and modern paintings, rare porcelains and rich textiles, it represents some of the finest moments in the region’s art history.
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