Art Gallery of New South Wales

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.

Nearby events

  1. The Whisky Show

    Friday 18 May 2018 to Saturday 19 May 2018 , Mascot

    The Whisky Show is the largest show of its kind in Australia, and features only whisky, and nothing but whisky. With over 50 brands and more than 200 different whiskies to sample and to buy, the Show includes exciting new brands, Masterclas…

    18 May - 19 May
  2. A Taste of Mascot

    Sunday 21 October 2018 , Mascot

    A Taste of Mascot, now in its fifth year, has outgrown its original venue outside Mascot Station and will move to Mascot Oval. There is no doubt A Taste of Mascot enjoys popular support, not only from the public, but from Council as well. …

    21 Oct