Art is much appreciated throughout Australia. The galleries themselves are celebrated for displaying heritage from the local scene as well as international countries. From local musician portraits to Egyptian artefacts, you can view an array of art pieces when touring through these galleries.
These are the must-visit galleries in Australia.
The National Gallery of Australia was founded in Canberra in 1967, and although it might not be the oldest visual arts gallery in the country, it’s still the most well-known and most used gallery by world-renowned artists. Both local and international artists’ work can be viewed, and with over 160 000 pieces of art, it’s quite an experience.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is the most popular space to view contemporary art in Melbourne. Their first exhibition was held in 1983 in a small cottage and today is seen as one of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks. The gallery itself is almost seen as a piece of art due to its glass, steel, and metal architectural design.
This is Sydney’s main art gallery and one of the oldest. Having been built in 1874, it has since gained a lot of popularity for its copious collections of international and local fine art from very well-known artists. The gallery is known for having an airbrushed portrait of nick cave done by artist Howard Arkley and Ah Xian’s ceramic bust of Dr John Yu on display.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is the best gallery to visit for viewing art from indigenous artists throughout history. However, they also showcase work from non-indigenous artists. The gallery is situated throughout 3 buildings with an important heritage of historical collections in the Perth Police Courts.
The Museum of New and Old Art is Australia’s largest privately-owned museum and is well known for it. They have a range of exhibits taking place throughout the year, showcasing everything from modern contemporary art to Egyptian antiques. The gallery only opened its doors in 2011 and is seen as quite a small gallery, yet an important gallery for Australia.
Visiting these art galleries will give any art collector or art lover the chance to see some of the most interesting and celebrated art pieces by local and international artists.