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AGNSW Sydney Modern Project - Expansion of the Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of New South Wales' expansion - the Sydney Modern Project - will transform the Gallery into one of the world's great art museums, inspiring both local and international audiences.

The new building, designed by international Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA, will be linked by an outdoor art garden to the existing and much-loved historical building. The project will enable the display of more of the Gallery's art collection and the hosting of more major exhibitions from around the world. It will provide more space for art in all its evolving forms, along with new opportunities to learn, create, discover and engage.

More broadly, Australia will gain a vibrant new cultural hub where people, ideas and art come together, strengthening links with our local and regional communities, and improving access between the Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, State Library of NSW, the CBD and Woolloomooloo.

Why did we fund this project? We are inspired by the Sydney Modern vision to create a global art museum for a global city with new and expanded spaces for art. The new building will present an exciting gathering place for cultural expression and ensure the Gallery's position as a world class museum.

Sydney Modern Project is due for completion in 2021.

For further information regarding Sydney Modern Projectclick here


Images of Sydney Modern Project as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA