Art Gallery of New South Wales has been a prominent Art Gallery since 130 years of its existence. This gallery is located in Sydney, Australia and was established in the year 1880.
The permanent collection of this Gallery comprises of art works from Australia, Europe (post-16th century) and Asia.
The spaces in the gallery are light filled making the tour around the gallery a pleasurable one for visitors.
This gallery was considered the ‘temple of art’ which housed classic and treasured art works. Later, the gallery was revamped retaining its well spaced out fashion of display.
The Asian Art Section has sculptures of various Gods and Goddesses such as that of Lord Buddha, Ganesh and so on from different centuries. The art collection expanded to a larger extent over the twentieth century and various sections were also created to display the collection for its visitors.
Paintings by prominent Australian Artists forms a major part of the art works displayed here. Paintings by various Australian artists such as Sidney Nolan, Brett Whiteley, Arthur Streeton and Lloyd Reese are displayed. Shown below is a Surreal painting by Australian Artist James Gleeson.
There is a section of the Gallery which is dedicated to the Contemporary period. Works by various contemporary artists and different contemporary art forms are on display here.
More than 40 exhibitions are conducted every year by the gallery. Lectures, concerts and performances are conducted throughout the year. Sculpture making workshops are also conducted here. The Archibald Prize which is one of the most prestigious Australian Art prizes is hosted by the Art Gallery of NSW.