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National Gallery of Australia

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Address: Parkes Place, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+61 2 6240 6502
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The collection of over 100,000 pieces contains Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

The collection of over 100,000 pieces contains Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, as well as Australian, Asian and international works.

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Like the galleries of Australian states, the national Gallery is well funded always interesting and mostly free. The building itself is an artwork and the sculpture garden going... read more

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Like the galleries of Australian states, the national Gallery is well funded always interesting and mostly free. The building itself is an artwork and the sculpture garden going to the lake a joy in itself. Not wrapped in the food.

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I had tickets to the Versailles Exhibition which was excellent. The gallery is huge with so many exhibits it takes a full day to see everything. There are various seats scattered around to rest your weary feet and refreshments available.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not in to art but loved this place ,the old art work were stunning ,mode art was a little bit to much for me . But it was interesting anyway. They have a good collection of other country art works and crafts. My two pics of art were the pictures, Prospecting and Lady have Breakfast.

Thank Wayne W
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Keep plenty of free time for this visit. Unfortunately we didn't and now am mentally planning our return.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Treasures from the Palace (Versailles) exhibition was well designed and offered a good selection of items. Having visited the Palace last year we were a little disappointed that some of the more iconic pieces weren't on offer but understandable. The Gallery is always a great place to visit with changing exhibits and a good permanent collection

Thank Tina M
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The NGA is a world class gallery. It has many exhibitions of Australian and International artists with annual shows in Summer. It has a spectacular Indigenous Art Gallery. A must visit.

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The NGA provides a wide canvas of Australian and international artworks, displayed in an architecturally unique building. The permanent displays of Australian, including Indigenous, art is worthy of viewing. The special exhibitions over the years have been exceptional. Outside is a fascinating sculpture garden set amongst an Australian native garden, beautifully located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Tour... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to see the war artists exhibition and werent dissappointed. I hadnt been to the gallery for a couple of years but the exhibits were really good. There are some interesting exhibits currently reflecting on our past and our indigenoius peoples; very powerful and beautiful.

Thank JaniceJohnston
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always and exhibition to see, especially in the contemporary space, the gift shop is wonderful, and the kids play space is great for everyone. Even grown-ups.

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The National Gallery is beautifully situated near Lake Burley Griffin and the gardens are truly enjoyable to wander through.There are stunning sculptures and water features but the stand out is James Turrell's 'Skyspace' and the work is titled' Within without ' It is magnificent! The Gallery is a lovely place to have coffee and enjoy the view.

Thank Vesna I

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