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Galleries and Arthur Boyd's Bundanon

Regional art galleries in most major centres in NSW contain important collections of Australian art and host exhibitions. To discover how famous Australian artist Arthur Boyd lived and worked, take a tour of Bundanon on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, on the NSW South Coast.

  • Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill
  • Waradah Aboriginal Centre, Katoomba

Explore great artworks in NSW

The best regional art galleries in NSW are wonderful attractions, containing rare works of colonial and Aboriginal art as well as excellent contemporary works. Rolling exhibitions and dynamic public programs draw crowds too. The Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk, along the banks of the beautiful Murray River in Albury, is a splendid combination of Aboriginal art and nature.

Many regional art galleries such as Wollongong Art Gallery on the South Coast, and Lake Macquarie City Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery and Tweed River Regional Art Gallery on the North Coast attract thousands of visitors every year. In Outback NSW, visit Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and the nearby Living Desert Reserve, which has sandstone sculptures and spectacular views.

Living Desert Sculptures, Broken Hill

Australian Aboriginal art is one of the most significant art movements of recent times. Many of the regional galleries contain significant works and you'll find dedicated Aboriginal galleries too, including the Waradah Aboriginal Centre in the Blue Mountains, Laddie Timbery's Aboriginal Art and Crafts at Huskisson and Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery in Kempsey.

A delightful day trip from Sydney is a visit to Bundanon, where famous Australian artist Arthur Boyd lived and worked. Less than three hours' drive south from Sydney, the homestead and studio contain hundreds of artworks. Bundanon is open every Sunday. The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, a regional gallery, is in nearby Nowra.

Dotted around NSW are small, private galleries where you'll find exquisite pottery, jewellery, ceramics, leatherworks and fine art. In Wagga Wagga is the National Art Glass Collection, which has 400 works. The town is part of the Riverina region, where you can enjoy wine tasting at acclaimed wineries De Bortoli's and Casella.

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  1. Bay Tree Gallery

    The Bay Tree Gallery provides an opportunity to promote local artists and their work while at the same time providing a unique shopping experience.The Bay Tree Gallery has two gallery areas. The...

  2. Bega Valley Regional Gallery

    Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) is located in the South East corner of New South Wales, half way between Sydney and Melbourne and three hours’ drive from Canberra. Idyllically situated within the Bega...

  3. Bowral Art Gallery

    The Berrima District Art Society was founded in October 1950 by Kath Smith and a committee of interested members of the general public. In 1970 the Society acquired, through the generosity of Edgar Bent, a cottage in...

  4. Clock Tower Gallery

    The Clock Tower Gallery is located in the Clarence River Visitor Information Centre in South Grafton. It is the only outlet in the Clarence Valley for the beautiful works produced by the Members of the Gallery. Many...

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