Yesterday I posted 4 of the 7 top galleries you can visit when in Sydney, Australia. Here are 3 more, which are most definitely a refreshing choice in comparison to the typical tourist destinations most people go for. It’s not that we at TAE are saying you shouldn’t check out the famous sights like the Opera House, but sometimes taking the road less travelled will give you an entirely different adventure you never expected.
Aboriginal Art Galleries
Aboriginal Art Galleries, 1300 385 862
Opera Quays Gallery, Shop 13, 2 East Circular Quay, Opera Quays, Sydney, NSW 2000
The Rocks Gallery, Bay 5, 1-5 Hickson Rd., corner of George St. The Rocks, NSW 2000
QVB Gallery, Shop 47-51, Level 2, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW 2000
This is actually a combination of three different galleries now combined as one organization, featuring one of the most significant collections of Aboriginal art in Sydney. The group is passionate about the Aboriginal art scene, sourcing the artworks from various communities across Australia. Items they showcase range from various authentic Aboriginal artworks and artefacts – whether made from ceramics, wood, glass, or crafts.
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
+61 2 9331 1919, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington NSW 2021 Sydney Australia
This iconic gallery was established 1982, and they focus on artists from the Asia-Pacific region. The name is derived from the fact that nine of their artists represent Australia at the Venice Biennale, making the Roslyn Oxley9 gallery one of the most prestigious galleries in the nation. They also support emerging and young artists, helping them establish a connection between local Australian practitioners and the international art industry.
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF)
+61 (0)2 9331 1112, 16–20 Goodhope Street, Paddington, Sydney NSW 2021 Australia
The SCAF is a not-for-profit group that aims to globally expose artists from Australia, the Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Divided into four areas, the gallery has a large exhibition area, a theater annex, a Zen garden, and a mini “out-site” space, which makes the place versatile for both the artists and its viewers. Often, SCAF organizes talks, forums, publications, functions, and workshops as well.
Do you know of any other fantastic galleries in Sydney? Tell us in the comments. Thanks for reading!