Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales is finished


26 January 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road
Sydney NSW

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open on Australia Day. Enjoy a guided tour of the Australian collection at 1pm.

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$Free access

Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour. There are also dedicated galleries celebrating the arts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Exhibitions open on Australia Day include: 

  • Glen Mackie and Daniel O’Shane: A celebration of the work of two artists from the Torres Strait Islands, showcasing the unique form of printmaking that is now synonymous with the region.
  • Pat Brassington, the body electric: Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition showcases the work of one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists and traces her interest in the body as a fluid and flexible form.

  • Out of the ordinary, works from the ARTAND Emerging Artist CollectionPresents works by Australian and New Zealand contemporary artists who engage with a diverse range of materials in surprising and transformative ways.
  • Mikala Dwyer, a shape of thoughtNew and recent work from one of Australia’s most inventive artists, including an elaborate suspended sculpture and spectacular levitating balloon work.

  • ARTEXPRESS 2018: This dynamic and popular exhibition features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2017.

To find out what other exhibitions are open on Australia Day, please visit the Art Gallery of NSW website

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