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S. H. Ervin Gallery

Address: National Trust Centre, Watson Rd, Observatory Hill The Rocks NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9258 0173

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S.H. Ervin Gallery has earned its place as one of the most important art institutions of Sydney. Built in 1856, the gallery continues to cherish and cultivate the profusion of art in Australia. With an extensive collection of art objects, the gallery continues to give a constant platform to the new talents and also recognize the important works of the past years.

The S.H. Ervin Gallery had been constructed in 1856 when Henry Robertson intended it to be an extension of the Fort Street School. It was the collector S.H. Ervin Gallery, who realized the gallery by building a collection that ranged through the gamut of Australian art. The gallery is now situated in the National Trust Centre on the Observatory Hill.

The S.H. Ervin Gallery today houses a wide range of art objects that comprise of contributions from Alan Renshaw, Mavis E. Cope, and of course from S.H. Ervin himself. The collection includes works from prominent 19th and 20th century artists like Eugene von Guerard, Arthur Streeton, Conrad Martens, Donald Friend, Nora Heysen, Thea Proctor, Margaret Preston, etc. The variety of the works displayed here points to the richness and complexity of Australian. The exclusiveness of the gallery lays in the fact that it showcases works from Australian women artists and thus provides a pedestal to many talents who might otherwise have gone unnoticed.

The gallery organizes a number of exhibitions all through the year to highlight the evolving trends of Australian art. A number of important traveling exhibitions are also hosted here. The S.H. Ervin Gallery even doles out a number of prizes like the Archibald and Wynne Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award and The Year in Art prize to encourage the artistic endeavors of the country. Every Sunday guest lectures on art are arranged to give the visitors an idea of the variety of Australian art


While at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, visit the Trust Cafe.

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-3pm | Saturday & Sunday 1pm-5pm | Closed Mondays. PH: (02) 9258 0175. Bookings strongly advised.

The S.H. Ervin Gallery shop stocks a variety of art books and products. Phone (02) 9258 0173 for more information.

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