Photography by Chantel Bann; Courtesy of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Sydney’s galleries showcase world-class art, providing innovative, educational, and multidisciplinary arts experiences to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality.
Sydney’s art is a celebration that honours the rich cultural history of the city and of Australia.
What is created and exhibited shows what can be achieved when people can dream big and inspire others to create, connect, experience, and celebrate art in its many forms.
Sydney is indeed a creative and inspiring place and here is a collection of the galleries for you to investigate.
Art Gallery Road Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Ph 1800 679 278
One of Australia’s leading art museums. Over a million visitors enjoy the Gallery’s collections of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art each year. Located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour and only 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Free general admission, charges apply for some exhibitions
172 Saint Johns Road Glebe NSW 2037
Ph 0410 636 138
The ArtSHINE Gallery is an open platform dedicated to emerging and established artists. We work alongside artists, designers, and creative industry professionals to showcase talents and to connect them with established and emerging collector communities. Open to the public the ArtSHINE Gallery is located in the heart of the Chippendale Creative Precinct.
53 Ridge Street North Sydney NSW 2060
Ph 0411 808 274
A combined contemporary jewellery and object gallery and working studio of Bridget Kennedy. Creating exhibitions, workshops and community events.
1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown NSW 2560 Australia
Ph 02 4645 4100
Campbelltown Arts Centre holds the Campbelltown City Council collection comprising of over 1400 artworks by significant Australian and International artists. Valued at over $7 million, the collection grows each year through acquisition, generous donations, bequests, the acquisitive Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, new commissioned works and through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
1 Powerhouse Road Casula, NSW (Entry via Shepherd Street Liverpool)
Ph 02 8711 7123
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a cultural facility of the Liverpool City Council on the banks of the Georges River. They have a busy schedule of exhibitions, performances, festivals, screenings, theatre and events across six galleries, two theatres and a large main hall.Arts Centre Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm (closed public holidays)
Bellbird Dining & Bar Open Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2.30pm (closed public holidays)
1 Crown Lane Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Ph 02 9690 0215
Dedicated to exhibiting and representing Australian and international artists. The gallery features sculpture, drawing, painting, new media & photography, with a focus on new tendencies in conceptual and concrete art.
12 Mary Place Paddington NSW 2021
Ph 02 9557 8483
Defiance Gallery was founded in 1995 and is run by Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey. For the past two decades, Defiance has maintained a reputation as a focal point for the highest quality Australian and International sculpture and painting. The gallery’s stalwart support for sculpture has marked it as the leading Australian exhibition space for this form.
5557 Old Northern Road Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775
Ph 02 4566 4385
The Ferry Artists Gallery is a community-run art gallery in the beautiful & historic Wisemans Ferry. The Gallery is a venue where talented local artists exhibit and sell their creations in a wide range of media including painting, ceramics, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, metal art, photography, and glassware. New exhibitions and workshops are held regularly.
45 Argyle Street The Rocks NSW 2000 Australia
Ph 02 9251 4474
Gannon House Gallery prides it’s self on providing exceptional customer service and our gallery services are one part of this. Choosing an artwork can be a daunting process when there is often more than just personal taste to consider. We can help you choose an artwork, provide information about the artist and the provenance and condition of older work, provide documentation for insurance, arrange framing, hanging and installation and even commissioning of artwork.
300 George Street Windsor NSW 2756
Ph 02 4560 4441
The Gallery is the keeping place for a number of collections, including the Hawkesbury City Council Art Collection. The Collection comprises approximately 500 works of art, including many works by regional artists, and a number of works by Modernist and Postmodernist artists Bim Hilder, Maurice McDonald, Suzanne Archer, David Fairbairn, John Firth-Smith, Barry Gazzard, Peter Laverty, Ursula Laverty, Peter Pinson, Tony Tozer and David Voigt.
782 Kingsway Gymea NSW 2227
Ph 02 8536 5700
Set amid landscaped gardens, Hazelhurst Arts Centre has been specifically designed to appeal to the whole community. The combination of a major public gallery with a comprehensive arts centre, cafe, theatrette and community gallery makes a unique creative resource for everyone. Hazelhurst acknowledges the Dharawal speaking people, traditional custodians of the land, and pays respect to elders past and present.
28 Broadway Level 4, Central Park Chippendale NSW 2008
Ph (02) 8239 0055
The Japan Foundation, Sydney runs a range of cultural events and language programs, including exhibitions, workshops, classes, talks, conferences, the Japanese Film Festival, and more!
Market Place Manly NSW 2095
Ph 02 9976 6518
Based in Manly, Sydney, I’m a photographer and digital artist who has built an extensive collection of ocean-based landscape, underwater and wildlife photographs. To compliment this collection, I like to push creative boundaries by creating captivating series’ of images including underwater nudes and complete underwater set builds.
49-51 King Street Newtown NSW 2042
Ph 02 9550 4433
The Kerrie Lowe Gallery specialises in contemporary ceramics as well as painting, printmaking, jewellery and sculpture. We also support thr ceramic community by providing Sydney’s only inner city outlet for ceramic supplies.
West Esplanade Manly NSW 2095
Ph 02 9976 1420
Our collection extends to over 6,000 items (too many to display). It includes around 350 ceramics, 1,000 watercolours, prints, etchings, drawings and paintings (mainly contemporary and early Australian works) and over 1,300 items of swimwear.
1 Art Gallery Way Mosman 2088 Australia
Ph 02 9978 4178
Mosman Art Gallery’s exhibition program is derived from local, national and international sources and covers the visual arts, craft and design, including historical and contemporary themes and subjects. See what’s on for upcoming events and exhibitions.
Exhibitions are accompanied by a program of gallery talks, seminars, events, and formal lectures for general visitors, students and arts professionals.
If you would like to visit the Gallery as a group, guided tours are available.
Open 10am to 5pm (Wednesdays 10am-8pm), 7 days a week (closed on public holidays)
356 Annangrove Road Rouse Hill NSW 2155
Ph 1300 737 806
Muru Mittigar is a not-for-profit community organisation which seeks to advance Aboriginal culture, and in particular Darug culture.
© Image courtesy the Museum of Contemporary Art Limited. Brett Boardman Photography
40 George St The Rocks Sydney NSW
Ph 02 9245 2400
The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989. The Museum collects across all art forms with strong holdings in painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and moving image, as well as a significant representation of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Opening hours – Monday and Tuesday 10am to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 9pm, Thursday 10am to 5pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Closed 25 December.
MCA Store – Stocking an eclectic collection of books, homewares, toys, designer goods, and merchandise. Open daily on Level 1.
MCA Cafe – The MCA has a delightful rooftop cafe with some of the best views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Open daily 10am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-9pm.
Graze MCA – Restaurant overlooking Circular Quay, Ground Floor. Open weekdays 12 to 3pm, 5.30 ’til late. Weekends 8 to 11.30am then 12 to 3pm.
Home of The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains, NSW, 2750
Ph 02 4735 1100
Penrith Regional Gallery is set on the western bank of the Nepean River at the foot of the Blue Mountains in Emu Plains. It was established in 1981 at the former home and property of sculptor Gerald Lewers and painter Margo Lewers. Gallery Shop open Monday – Friday, 8am – 1pm. Cafe at Lewers open hours are 8am – 1pm every Wednesday to Sunday.
76 Paddington Street Paddington NSW 2021
Ph 02 9368 7942
PIERMARQ* is a Sydney contemporary art gallery with a difference. Started in 2012, our drive is to connect you with the most exciting contemporary art around. PIERMARQ* provides a hub wherein high-quality Australian artists are showcased alongside unique international talent, reflecting the cross-boarder collecting activity in today’s art market.
606 Terrace Road Freemans Reach NSW 2756
Ph 02 4579 6579
Purple Noon Gallery is a contemporary art gallery on Sydney’s northwest outskirts, at the foot of the Blue Mountains. The gallery supports the work of established artists, whilst also providing a nurturing platform for fresh talent and local art. Gallery director Dr Robyn Williams carefully curates the constantly changing program of exhibitions.
8 Soudan Lane Off Hampden Street Paddington NSW 2021
Ph 02 9331 1919
Established in Sydney in 1982, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has a rich history of supporting contemporary art, having fostered the careers of some of the most influential Australian artists working today, including Tracey Moffatt, David Noonan, Fiona Hall, Patricia Piccinini, Bill Henson and Dale Frank.
Watson Road Observatory Hill, The Rocks Sydney NSW 2000
Ph 02 9258 0173
The S.H. Ervin Gallery is one of Sydney’s leading public art institutions housed in the historic National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill, The Rocks in Sydney.
1/52-54 Stanley Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia
Ph 02 9368 1142
Stanley Street Gallery is a contemporary multi-disciplinary art gallery in the heart of Sydney’s Darlinghurst Art Precinct. Owned and curated by Merilyn Bailey & Liza Feeney, Stanley Street Gallery represents Australian & international artists with a diverse range of mediums including Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Glass and Contemporary Jewellery with a strong focus on sculpture. Our Stockroom is available to view during our business hours or by appointment, please call or email to arrange a special viewing.
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Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000
Ph 02 9273 1414
The State Library of NSW collects and preserves materials and evidence relating to our place in the world and makes them accessible to everyone in New South Wales and beyond. The Library exists in order to support and encourage research, debate, conversation, inspiration, learning and enjoyment. We welcome all people and strive to serve them all equally well, whether they visit us in person on Macquarie Street, online, or through their local public library.Governor Marie Bashir, Mitchell Library reading rooms, The Special Collections and Art Galleries and The Library Shop. Access the Library’s collections, exhibitions and resources at www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Shop 2 The Westbury 221 Darlinghurst Road Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia
Ph 02 9380 8234
The Artery Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery supports Indigenous Communities. Our business principles are Ethical – Contemporary – Affordable. Our goal is to offer the highest quality and best selection of Aboriginal art at fair and affordable prices.
Four Seasons Hotel 199 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
Ph 0435 844 347
Features Contemporary Artist Allen Byrnes ; Chris Pekel, Nada Herman ; Alex Lavroff and Jane Bennett. Aboriginal Communities include Papunya and Utopia featuring : 1st Generation Papunya Male Artists include Clifford Possum ; Turkey Tolsen ; Mick Namari ; Long Jack Phillipus and the six artist of the Last Nomads. 1st Generation Utopian women Artist include Emily Kngwarreye ; Minnie Pwerle ; Kathleen Petyarre ; Gloria Petyarre ; Barbara Weir ; Charmaine Pwerle. Collaborative Works from both Communities
61 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000
Ph 02 9222 1042
Two art galleries in the heart of Sydney showcasing paintings and sculptures by some of Australia’s leading Artists.
1 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Ph 02 9223 1700
We love Australian art. Wentworth Galleries have been in the Sydney CBD connecting wonderful people with Australia’s best visual artists for more than 20 years. We take great pride in working with such talented people and great pleasure in hanging artworks in homes and offices that will be admired and appreciated for generations to come. There is no better, more affordable way in which to beautify and enrich your home and your life than with a well-selected piece of art.
30 Balfour Street Chippendale NSW 2008 Australia
Ph 02 8399 2867
The White Rabbit Gallery was opened in 2009 to showcase what has become one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art.
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