National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia is the national art gallery of Australia, holding more than 120,000 works of art. It was established in 1967 by the Australian government as a national public art gallery.

The National Gallery building is in the late 20th century Brutalist style. It is characterised by angular masses and raw concrete surfaces and is surrounded by a series of sculpture gardens planted with Australian native plants and trees.

The collections of the National Gallery of Australia include:

- Australian art

- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art (mostly recent, but in traditional forms)

- Art in the European Tradition (from European settlement to the present day)

- Western art (from Medieval to Modern, mostly Modern)

- Eastern art (from South and East Asia, mostly traditional)

- Modern Art (international)

- Pacific Arts (from Melanesia and Polynesia mostly traditional)

- Photography (International & Australian)

- Crafts (dishes to dresses, international)

- the Sculpture Garden (Auguste Rodin to Modern)

- Visiting exhibits

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