Art Gallery of New South Wales
This is the largest art gallery in Australia and includes large elements of aboriginal and Asian art. Art Gallery Road. (02 9225 1700).
A bit unusual as the gallery is in a pub. 275 Pitt Street (02 9284 1200).
Experimental photography and new media behind the historic facade of the Gunnery Building. 43 -51 Cowper Street, Wharf Road. Woolloomooloo.
Australian Aboriginal Art Gallery
Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art. 283 George Street (02 9299 4973).
Australian Centre for Photography
Contemporary Australian and international photography. 257 Oxford Street, Paddington (02 9332 1455).
Brett Whiteley Studio
Brett died in 1992 but his wife turned the studio into a memorial and shows some of his works along with glimpses into his life. 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills (02 9225 1881).
Gaval Aboriginal Art Gallery
A good collection of Aboriginal art that shows off many of the best Aboriginal artists. Shop 131 Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour (02 9212 7232).
Hogarth Galleries Aboriginal Art Centre
A large collection of Aboriginal art. Located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington.(02 9360 6839).
Global Gallery is a unique gallery in the heart of Paddington, committed to the exhibition of contemporary artists. With a high rotation of exhibitions and functions being updated every two weeks, the gallery has played host to countless famous and emerging artists over the years. 5 Comber Street, Paddington, Sydney ( 02 9360 5728)
Ken Done Gallery
The work of artist Ken Done housed in the restored Australian Steam Navigation Building. The works are all very colourful and show off the Australian landscape. 1 Hickson Road, The Rocks (02 9247 2740).
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
A small gallery that relates to the beach culture of Manly. West Esplanade, Manly.
Museum of Contemporary Art
This 1930s building used to be the home of the Maritime Services Board, but has served in its present capacity since 1991. Circular Quay West, The Rocks. (02 9252 2400)
The Australian Centre for Craft and Design has a good collection of modern furniture, glass, ceramics and jewellery made by Australian artists. 417 Bourke Street, Surry Hills (02 9361 4511).
Promoting the Outback but does include rotating art exhibitions. 28 Darling Walk, Darling Harbour (02 9283 7477).
S.H. Ervin Gallery
The S.H. Ervin Gallery is located in the Rocks district of Sydney city. This is a wonderful location for visiting the observatory, catching a magnificent view of Sydney Harbour, visiting historic pubs and cafes, and gaining an understanding of the early settlers to Sydney, and how they developed the largest city in Australia.
The S.H. Ervin Gallery is part of the National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill. This well-respected gallery offers a range of contrasting exhibitions, including historical, and contemporary displays. Well-respected and influential Australian artists have featured in this gallery over time, including many significant female visual artists.
The gallery only hosts seven exhibitions each year, however all of these are well-planned and sure to impress any genuine art-lover. While you are in the area, don’t forget to check out the endless list of other galleries and tourist attractions that can showcase and educate Australian art, history and culture. observatory Hill,
The Rocks. (02 9258 0173).
A former artist's residence and now used to exhibit contemporary Australia nd New Zealand Art. 59 Macleay Street, Potts Point.
White Rabbit Art Gallery
A collection of 21st Century Chinese art in an old knitting factory. 30 Balfour Street, Chippendale (02 8399 2867).
2 Danks Street
A hip area with some commercial galleries with free admission. Surry Hills.