The Art Gallery of NSW is one of Australia’s foremost cultural institutions. Established in 1871, the gallery showcases works by past and present Australian and international artists. There are dedicated galleries to Indigenous art and works from Asia.
Near the Royal Botanic Garden’s eastern gate, the Art Gallery of NSW is open every day from 10am to 5pm, except Christmas Day and Good Friday. Admission is free. On Wednesdays you can enjoy the collections and talks until 10pm with Art After Hours.
The Yiribana Gallery inside the Art Gallery of NSW has works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists. It also includes the Yiribana Project Space, home to a range of changing exhibitions. Yiribana means ‘this way’ in the language of the Eora people.
You can walk to the gallery from the Royal Botanic Garden or from the city centre. Martin Place and St James are the closest train stations. The permanent collections are complemented by Australian and international exhibitions throughout the year.