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Best Art Galleries in Sydney – An Eclectic Blend of Tradition and Modern Treasures

Art galleries in the cosmopolitan city of Sydney are quite a treat to browse; from the fascinating colourful creations of aboriginal art to the contemporary fabrications of local and international artists.


2 Danks Street

Housed within an old warehouse this marvellous gallery houses many temporary exhibits as well as sections devoted to: Aboriginal and Pacific art – Showcasing the traditional and more modern styles of aboriginal art works. Utopia Art Sydney – Displays Aboriginal art work from the Northern territory together with work of other indigenous artists. Brenda May Gallery – displaying contemporary works of art in various media.

Look for hotels in Sydney CBD that offer you easy access to the many galleries and enjoy the leisurely strolls along the friendly street of the city.


Art Gallery of NSW

A very fresh and modern gallery this John Kaldor Family Gallery located there displays eye catching modern creations. Sydney apartment hotels are your best bet for enjoying a comfortable stay while touring the city's galleries. Fully equipped kitchens and spacious living areas mean you are free to move to your personal schedule. Consider a Sydney serviced apartment that is well located. Centrally placed in the CBD is the Oaks Hyde Park Plaza.


Campbelltown Arts Centre

Campbelltown has many allures, within you will find a serene Japanese Garden, sculpture garden, an amphitheatre, performance studios, interactive workshops and of course art galleries. Ideal for spending a rewarding family day at; the art centre has many attractions for the culture buff.



Set up within the Gunnery the Artspace is one of Sydney's most popular venues for modern art. Ongoing programmes include talks and symposiums, artist's profiles and many contemporary exhibits.


Casula Powerhouse

A variety of cultural events are available within this city located in the suburbs of Sydney. Check out the events calendar for a programme that best suits you.


White Rabbit

Modern Chinese art is displayed at this chic art gallery. The four floors of the gallery exhibits the best in 21st century contemporary creations. Head over to the tea room and enjoy a respite as you tuck into delicious dumplings and Chinese tea.


Brett whitely Studio

Located in Surrey Hills the studio serves as a shrine to renowned artist Brett Whitely who passed away from a Heroin overdose. The studio displays many of the artist's unfinished paintings and records while having many displays on a timetable basis.


Museum of Contemporary Art

Well refurbished the spanking new Museum of Contemporary Art was re-opened in 2012. The centre now houses a sculpture terrace, a rooftop café and a new age education centre. Popular events hosted there are the 'Lights on Later' and 'ARTBAR' events.


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Works of Australia's best artists are displayed at this cosy gallery. Located off Paddington the gallery houses the works of Tracey Moffat, Bill Henson, TV Moore and Del Kathryn Barton.


S.H. Ervin Gallery

Located at The Rocks this gallery is housed within the National Trust Centre building established in 1856. Enjoy the climb to the building as well as browsing its interesting exhibits.