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Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales holds significant collections of Australian, European and Asian art. The Australian collection provides a comprehensive overview of Australian art in all media, and also Aboriginal Art. The Asian collection features Chinese and Japanese art from ancient times to the present.The Western collection presents  European art from the 16th century in Italy and the Netherlands through to the 19th century, modern British masters and contemporary art, including Australian art.

http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/


Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, founded in 1895, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design. Through the Collection, associated programs, and stimulating exhibitions, the Gallery offers an unique and exciting experiences of historic and contemporary Australian artists, and bring the art of the world to Western Australia

http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/


Canberra Museum And Gallery

A vibrant place in the heart of the city, Canberra Museum and Gallery celebrates the region’s social history and visual arts with dynamic exhibitions and unique community programs and events. Housing a permanent collection, Reflecting Canberra, and a variety of local, national and international exhibitions, CMAG provides a refreshing insight to the integration of social history and the visual arts.

http://www.museumsandgalleries.act.gov.au/museum/index.asp


GoMA -Gallery of Modern Art

The Gallery of Modern Art, which opened in December 2006, complements the Queensland Art Gallery building. Situated at Kurilpa Point only 150 metres from the Queensland Art Gallery building, the Gallery of Modern Art focuses on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Gallery’s flagship project is the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art series of exhibitions, now a major event on the national and international arts calendar. The expertise developed from staging the Triennial for over a decade has led to the establishment of the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA), to foster alliances, scholarship and publishing, and the formation of an internationally significant collection of art from the Asia-Pacific region.

http://www.qag.qld.gov.au/


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Heide Museum of Modern Art is a unique space – a synthesis of indoor and outdoor environments, a place of modern and contemporary art and design and a rich and colourful art heritage and social history.

http://www.heide.com.au/


Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Manly Art Gallery & Museum is unique and distinctive among regional galleries for a number of reasons including its focus on Australian ceramics, its extensive holdings of paintings by Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo and the two youth art awards presented annually.

http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/gallery


MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art of Sydney

The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia’s only museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world. With a continually changing program of exhibitions there’s always something new, exciting and inspiring to see at the MCA.

http://www.mca.com.au/


Museum Of Sydney

The Museum of Sydney is an imaginative museum offering the visitor a journey of discovery and wonder through Sydney 1788 and beyond. Fascinating exhibitions, films and state of the art technology spin stories of colonial life, Aboriginal culture, environment, trade, authority/law and everyday dramas and dreams. The Museum of Sydney is built on the site of the earliest foundations of British colonisation in Australia.

http://www.hht.net.au/museums/mos/main


National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia’s collections include more than 100,000 works of art across four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and International art. Works in the Gallery are part of Australia’s national collection. They belong to the people of Australia and are preserved and presented for their enjoyment and education.
Image: National Gallery of Australia Architect: Colin Madigan Firm: Edwards Madigan Torzillo and Partners

http://www.nga.gov.au/Home/index.cfm


National Gallery of Victoria

Since 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria has been displaying art works for the enjoyment of the community. In the mid-1990s, the gallery acknowledged that its St Kilda Road building could no longer successfully meet the demands of its growing collection and extensive exhibitions schedule. The Victorian State Government agreed to an extensive redevelopment of the site, and also contribute towards the funding of a second NGV building at Federation Square. The Collection is now split between The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, home of Australian art, and NGV International at St Kilda Road, the new redeveloped building dedicated to the gallery’s magnificent international artworks.

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au


National Portrait Gallery - Commonwealth Place

The main gallery space is the Parliamentary Library and the Robert Oatley Gallery, which houses a permanent display of Australian portraits in all media. The John and Julie Schaeffer Gallery and the Senate Gallery are devoted to a program of both national and international exhibitions.The National Portrait Gallery’s program at Commonwealth Place focuses on contemporary portraits and has a particular emphasis on photography. The Collection Begun in May 1998.

http://www.portrait.gov.au/


National Portrait Gallery - Old Parliament House

The main gallery space is the Parliamentary Library and the Robert Oatley Gallery, which houses a permanent display of Australian portraits in all media. The John and Julie Schaeffer Gallery and the Senate Gallery are devoted to a program of both national and international exhibitions.The National Portrait Gallery’s program at Commonwealth Place focuses on contemporary portraits and has a particular emphasis on photography. The Collection Begun in May 1998

http://www.portrait.gov.au/


Powerhouse Museum

The Powerhouse Museum, Australia’s largest and most popular museum, is located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Its unique and diverse collection of 385,000 objects spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. The Museum has an ever-changing program of exhibitions covering approximately 20,000 square metres (equivalent to three international competition soccer fields). It presents 22 permanent exhibitions and several temporary exhibitions, complemented by more than 250 interactives

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com


QAG- The Queensland Art Gallery

The Queensland Art Gallery is Queensland’s premier visual arts institution and a leading art museum nationally. The Gallery’s driving philosophy is to connect art and people. The Gallery was established in 1895 as the Queensland National Art Gallery. Throughout its early history the Gallery was housed in a series of temporary premises, and did not have a permanent home until the opening of its current architecturally acclaimed building on Brisbane’s south bank in 1982.

http://www.qag.qld.gov.au/


Queensland Museum South Bank

The Queensland Museum provides a link between our past and our future, bringing to life different times, places and people. From boomerangs to ball gowns, from dinosaurs to dragon flies, the Queensland Museum is a world of discovery.

http://www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au/


QUT Art Museum

QUT Art Museum is a modern art gallery located in Brisbane’s central business district. The museum has a reputation for displaying the finest works from the QUT Art Collection and presenting thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary art.

http://www.artmuseum.qut.com/


The Ian Potter Centre

Since 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria has been displaying art works for the enjoyment of the community. In the mid-1990s, the gallery acknowledged that its St Kilda Road building could no longer successfully meet the demands of its growing collection and extensive exhibitions schedule. The Victorian State Government agreed to an extensive redevelopment of the site, and also contribute towards the funding of a second NGV building at Federation Square. The Collection is now split between The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, home of Australian art, and NGV International at St Kilda Road, the new redeveloped building dedicated to the gallery’s magnificent international artworks.

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/ngvaustralia/


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