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S.H. Ervin Gallery

Address: National Trust Centre | Observatory Hill, Watson Rd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
Phone Number: 02/9258-0123
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Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums, Shopping & Fashion

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Melbourne, Australia
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334 reviews 334 reviews
216 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is not the easiest gallery in the world to get to, and it's safe to say most Sydney residents do not go to it as often as they could/should. You have to go down toward The Rocks and circle around a bit, by car or on foot, climbing Observatory Hill. Up quite high above the rest of Millers Point... More 

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Barneveld, The Netherlands
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19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I visited today, possible the only chance for me the openings time were not matching my schedule. The gallery is located on an awesome place, observatory hill with a marvelous views on the bridge and the opera. Anyway I visit the exhibition, called sculpture city with leading sculptures as Anne Ferguson, Paul Bacon Paul Hopmeier, and a few more. Unfortunately... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

After many years of meaning to visit the S H Ervin Gallery. There was momentary hesitation - we got the impression that folks in jeans are not always readily welcomed - but then we paid the admission fee ($7 which is minsicule really). We saw the Opera House Exhibition which was fantastic. It must have been a massive achievement to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Just viewed the Salon De Refuse here, so good, what a lovely space. Historic building located on Observatory Hill, nice cafe too, plus parking, (if a little limited). Well worth a visit. Then onto the Sydney Observatory. Nice day out

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Round off a trip to the Rocks or the Observatory with a visit to the Ervin. It's run by the National Trust but the building itself is nothing much. They do have some wonderful exhibitions (and the occasional mediocre one) which promote Australian Art. The best shows are when they have borrowed a private collectors' collection. The volunteer staff are... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This gallery is located in the National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill. My wife and I conducted a visit to Sydney Observatory and became aware also of the existence of this gallery which is located a short stroll from the Observatory. There is limited free parking available at the gallery. There is a lovely little cafe attached to the gallery... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Set amongst beautiful historical buildings and huge trees is the lovely S H Ervin Gallery. I saw the russel Drysdale drawing exhibition but I will be back to also check out the Not The Way Home exhibition. Typically this gallery has a lovely intimacy with its audiences and artworks. Don't come to Sydney without a walk up the hill if... More 

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