Directory of Major Galleries and Museums in New South WalesTo Culture
Whilst the caves and natural landscapes of New South Wales acted as galleries for Indigenous Australia, the European forms of art which were first brought to Australia with the white settlers required buildings in which they would be exhibited for the wider public to enjoy.
New South Wales is home to some of the country's leading art culture institutions housing some of the best international and local arts talent. From the cutting edge exhibitions of the Museum of Contemporary Art to the classical art collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, there is considerable visual stimuli and cultural history for all preferences.
Similarly, Museums celebrating our cultural heritage and social history through tangible accessible exhibition pieces displayed at such institutions as the Powerhouse Museum and the Museum of Sydney help preserve the timeline which gives sense to the modern day.