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Art Gallery of NSW

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Art Gallery of New South Wales 2017 exterior daylight August feat Archibald Prize banners (C) AGNSW photographer credit Felicity Jenkins
Photograph: Felicity JenkinsArt Gallery of New South Wales

Time Out says

Established in 1871, 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 40 exhibitions annually. The Gallery is open every day from 10am to 5pm (except for Christmas Day) and on Wednesday nights it opens the doors until 9pm. 


Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Opening hours:
Daily 10am-5pm

What’s on

Biennale of Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of NSW has partnered with the Biennale of Sydney for more than 40 years, and for the 2022 Biennale, the cultural institution is continuing that legacy. This year, the several works here deal with ideas around rewilding and caring for Country.  Barkandji elder Badger Bates presents a monumental wallpaper work in the entrance of the Art Gallery based on one of his linocuts of Lake Menindee, depicting the fish kills of the drying lake, reminding us of a shared responsibility for Country. English duo Ackroyd & Harvey have researched native Australian grasses and ethnobotany to create a new series of large-scale photographic prints on grass. The resulting works are living portraits of Australian environmental activist, Lille Madden and her grandfather, Gadigal Elder, Uncle Charles (Chicka) Madden. These portraits will eventually fade, in a poignant call-to-action addressing the climate crisis. Companions to these portraits are also hanging at The Cutaway in Barangaroo.  Australian artist Mike Parr is getting around quite a bit at the 23rd Biennale of Sydney. Known for durational performances where he tests the limits of the body and the will, his work at AGNSW responds to a tree planted in Sydney in 1984 on behalf of German artist Joseph Beuys as part of his seminal enviro-artwork 7000 Oaks (1982). Inspired by Czech artist Petr Stembera’s 1975 piece Asleep in the Tree, Parr re-enacted Stembera’s work as a public performance in the Blue Mountains. The resulting vide

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