Art Gallery NSW 150 Years
(Community Recognition Statement, Wednesday 5 May, Legislative Assembly NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I wish to congratulate the Art Gallery of NSW as it celebrates 150 years. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the acclaimed Archibald Prize.
In celebration of these significant milestones, the Art Gallery of NSW is releasing an ambitious vision for the future, while also hosting a vibrant program of exhibitions. After a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Art Gallery is looking forward to a brighter 2021 and a new era with the completion of the major Sydney Modern Project due in late 2022. This year bring with it a program that highlights the Gallery's commitment to recognising the work of women, the centrality of Aboriginal art to our identity, and the importance of the arts of Asia and the Pacific to our understanding of global art. I am proud to support and celebrate this important milestone in the Art Gallery of NSW's history and encourage people in the Sydney electorate and beyond to visit the space and engage with the artwork and ideas.