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Explore Australia's largest collection of art at the National Gallery of Australia. This sleek glass-and-concrete building holds more than 160,000 works from all over the world. Learn about Australian art from colonialism to the present and discover Aboriginal pieces from the oldest living culture in the world. Visit the sculpture garden where 26 pieces by international and Australian artists reside among local plants that thrive throughout the year. Check the schedule for current exhibits while you're in town. Take a look at our Canberra road trip website to schedule your visit to National Gallery of Australia and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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We were lucky to attend when the women's art exhibit was showing - fantastic. We started talking to a friendly volunteer - US Accent - who generously showed us through the gallery. Our experience... more »
Wonderful displays, sensory overload, must do! Parking easy, staff extremely helpful, art lovers paradise, have lunch elsewhere more »
Popped in for the first time in over 10 years. There is a massive variety of art to see at the gallery (see photos). The Matisse and Picasso exhibition is on at the moment so I went to that as well. It has heaps of information, a range of work by both artists and is very easy to work your way through. Well worth the money! I also enjoyed the pop art section and Dali film.
It was way more modern than I expected and there were many great works displayed. The architecture of the whole place is pretty incredible as well with little windows and nooks that accentuated the uniqueness of the building. We didn't stay too long so we were running around a little, but you could easily spend hours here. There are also great sculptures around outside of the Gallery so don't forget to allow time for a stroll after.
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