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Art Gallery of New South Wales

Address: Art Gallery Road, The Domain Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9225 1700

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The AGNSW- Art Gallery of the New South Wales is the most significant public art museum is Sydney, and it is the fourth of the largest galleries in Australia. It was late 18th centrury when it was established in 1897. AGNSW is situated in the heart of Sydney Australia. The gallery is open to the public with free admission to the exhibition space featuring the Asian, European and Australian arts which begins from settlement to contemporary.

The School of Arts in 1871 began to bring several huge works from the European countries like the Ford Madox Brown's Chaucer at the Court of Edward III. Later, some works from the artists of Australia was brought also like the McCubbin’s 1896 on the wallaby track, Roberts’ 1894 The Golden Fleece, and the Streeton’s 1891 Fire’s on.

The Art Gallery displays the wonderful creations by most of the best Australian artists which includes the 19th century creations of artist s like George W. Lambert, Sydney Long, Frederick McCubbin, W. C. Piguenit, E. Phillips Fox, Charles Conder, David Davies, Tom Roberts, John Russell, Eugene von Guerard, Arthur Streeton and John Glover. It also includes Australian artist of the 20th century which represents Imants Tillers, Brett Whiteley, Fred Williams, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, Arthur Boyd, James Gleeson, Russell Drysdale, Sidney Nolan, William Dobell, Margaret Preston, Roland Wakelin, Grace Cossington Smith, , Rupert Bunny and Hugh Ramsay.

The Art Gallery hosts the very prominent Australian Art Prize and Archibald Prize together with the Wynne Prize, Dobel Art Prize and Sulman Prize. The ART EXPRESS which is a once a year activity from New South Wales showcases the Higher School Certificate Visual Arts Examination artworks which is included in the exhibition of the Art Gallery of the New South Wales.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) located in The Domain in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, was established in 1897 and is the most important public gallery in Sydney and the fourth largest in Australia. Admission is free to the general exhibition space, which features Australian (from settlement to contemporary), European and Asian art.

Established in 1871, the Academy of Arts early on bought some large works from Europe such as Ford Madox Brown's Chaucer at the Court of Edward III. Later they bought work from Australian artists such as Streeton's 1891 Fire's on, Roberts' 1894 The Golden Fleece and McCubbin's 1896 On the wallaby track.

The gallery holds works by many Australian artists, including 19th Century Australian artists such as John Glover, Arthur Streeton, Eugene von Guerard, John Russell, Tom Roberts, David Davies, Charles Conder, W. C. Piguenit, E. Phillips Fox, Frederick McCubbin, Sydney Long and George W. Lambert.

20th Century Australian artists represented include Hugh Ramsay, Rupert Bunny, Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin, Margaret Preston, William Dobell, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, James Gleeson, Arthur Boyd, Lloyd Rees, John Olsen, Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley and Imants Tillers.

The Gallery hosts the long running Archibald Prize, the most prominent Australian art prize, along with the Sulman Prize, Wynne Prize and Dobell art prizes, among others. It also exhibits Artexpress, a yearly showcase of Higher School Certificate Visual Arts Examination artworks from across New South Wales.



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