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. Artback Australia Gallery

    Set in the centre of historic Wentworth, the multi-level Artback building has stunning Darling River views and a garden courtyard. Learn basic drawing techniques in a weekly class and get back to your art practice...

  2. Bay Tree Gallery

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  4. 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...

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    EG Twist is a respected Australian artist who works in ink, pastel, watercolour, charcoal and coloured pencils who has been displaying work in art galleries since 1983. His work has been exhibited in Paris, France...

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