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Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Rd | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9225 1744
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As featured in 3 days in Sydney
Ranked #18 of 296 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: There is a reason over 1.3 million visitors come to the  Art Gallery of New South Wales each year. Set within The Domain and overlooking beautiful... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Although there were 2 special exhibitions on, I was able to view the rest of the permanent collection of art, mainly by Australian artists, for free. I particularly liked the works by Aboriginal artists on the bottom floor.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Interesting permanent collection, especially the Asian art section which is free. Also has regular major paid exhibitions such as the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman prize exhibitions on currently $12 adult entry. Have included photos of my favourite from each of the three exhibitions. Transport tip. Parking is very expensive in the area and walking is a little further than you... More

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Siena, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

boring collection, i think that in europe we have more and more and more better collection than here but here is more curated. <better go in other parts

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visited the art gallery with my family(2kids) and we really enjoyed our visit. The kids usually get bored looking at art, but they loved the Aboriginal art section. The gallery is much bigger than it looks and there's lots to look at. The cafe at the gallery is a bit expensive, and not very special, so it's better to... More

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Free and full of culture. Worth the visit and it is located in beautiful gardens. They also have a yummy coffee shop.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were fortunate enough to see the Archibald Prize exhibit which was an amazing showcase of Australian talent. The Sol Lewitt exhibit was fascinating as my first experience with conceptual art. We were fortunate to have the exhibit explained and unpacked for us by Alexandra Gregg, a staff member at the gallery. She was very gracious, knowledgable and clearly wanted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Well, I only really stayed in Melbourne and Sydney. I definitely thought AGNSW did a better job of establishing a truly unique canon of Australian art. I definitely walked away with a better taste of what makes Australian art unique.

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Cortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a fantastic Gallery and is full of classic Australian Art The Gallery is well set out and always has interesting special exhibitions The restaurant is also very good

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nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Really enjoyed the works by Australian artists. Good mix of different types of art in collection. Entry is free which is fantastic for a museum of this quality.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a beautiful Art Gallery. Fantastic exhibitions of beautiful paintings.This visit I loved the exhibition of New guinean tribal art

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