Why you should visit the Art Gallery of NSW?

Calling all lovers of beauty to the Art Gallery of NSW. This five-story art museum building is bursting with incredible pieces, with every nook and cranny filled. A short walk from the city centre, this gallery has a range of permeant and ever-changing collections, with a range of events and programs. Spark your creative side as you stroll through this beautiful building’s halls.

History

The beginnings of the Art gallery began in the 1800s. Melbourne, Sydney’s arch-rival, opened their art gallery in 1861, which caused dismay for competitive Sydneysiders. This sparked the beginnings of government funding to re-invest in resources such as art. The group named ‘Academy of Art’ was established to promote the fine arts and lead to founding the gallery in 1871.

Collections

The permanent collection of art is an experience and inspiration, full of an array of different styles. Artworks with origins from Aboriginal, Asia, Pacific, and European. With a large range of mediums such as paintings, photography, sculptural, and installations. This well laid out gallery brings together this assortment of styles beautifully. Meshing together a modern aboriginal Australian artwork, with a famous Picasso piece uniquely. And a bonus to these collections, the permanent assortments are free!

Experiences

Educate yourself on the wonders of art, with classes for children, teachers, and anyone else interested. Start your art adventure as you try a beginner class, join a competition, or wander through the gallery on the interpreted guide. Stimulate your curiosity and plunge into the world of art. Learning about the different styles and meanings behind each piece.

What’s on?

This Gallery appeals to not only tourists but Sydney locals! With fascinating, interactive, and unique events and exhibitions ever changing. Right now, the Gallery is hosting a range of different events. ‘FOMart’ is all throughout September and encourages young people to embrace art with collaborative workshops, public talks with artists, as well as performances by young musicians. Multiple collections of art are being displayed for a limited time. Including John Russell’s impressionist paintings, as well as Brett Whiteley’s pathways to figurations.

Open your mind to this visually thought-provoking attraction on your journey to Sydney. Whether you’re an art newbie, a long-time art enthusiast or just stopping through, the Art Gallery is for you.

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