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“It's OK” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales
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Ranked #15 of 469 things to do in Sydney
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each year. Located 15 minutes walk from the city centre, with impressive collections of Aboriginal, Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Open daily, free general admission.Late opening Wednesdays until 9pm with free talks, films, live music and more.
Richmond, Canada
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“It's OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

There are many respected Australian art works on display. Not much else of interest.

Spent an hour or two looking for something to challenge artistic interest, and didn't find it!

More interesting were the speakers outside the front of the Gallery, on the other side of the street. Reminiscent of Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park, London, they had lots to say about almost everything.

Visited March 2013
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“Unexpected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Surprised yet again by the city. The last thing we expected was such a quality facility, with some seriously famous paintings on display.

Visited February 2013
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Surrey
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“Visit on a Wednesday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Whether it's on your cultural hit list or you just need to cool down in an air-conditioned sanctuary for a while, this gallery ticks all the boxes. Aside from the special exhibition (which depending on your tastes may be well worth the ticket price) entry is free. And there's plenty to look at, from aboriginal art to old masters and much more besides - including some very contemporary works. But if you can, visit mid week. Not only is it late night opening there are likely to be extra attractions going on too. We stumbled upon live music in the cafe, a curator's tour and a discussion forum. The whole building is a bit of a tardis and first impressions from the outside can be misleading as there's lots is space to easily swallow up the hoards of visitors.

Visited February 2013
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Glens Falls, New York
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“A bit of serendipity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stumbled upon the Art Gallery of NSW while we were out walking thru the botanic gardens and it is really nice. I loved looking thru the eclectic art selection!

Visited March 2013
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Verona, Italy
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“Bacon Art Exhibition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

A truly elegant and beautiful building set in the magnificent surrounds of the Domain. A short walk to the Botanic Gardens, and on to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Great art as well

Visited February 2013
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