New South Wales
The Sydney Modern Project is a once-in-a-generation transformation of the Art Gallery of NSW, creating an art museum campus. The original gallery has been upgraded to mirror the quality of the new SANAA designed building. The refurbishment of Lower Level 3 is a significant component of the revitalisation and has established a hub for learning, scholarship, and community engagement as well as providing improved visitor amenity and accessibility.
The new and expanded public-facing Research Library includes the National Art Archive, and the country’s first Children’s Art Library. The new Members Lounge has more than doubled in space and includes access to an external landscaped courtyard.
The project has updated the architectural themes of the 1988 building and utilises sustainable Australian timbers and carefully modulated lighting. The project features bespoke furniture by Australian designer Tom Fereday, highlighting the Art Gallery’s commitment to enduring, high-quality Australian design.