About

Mosman Art Gallery is a dedicated public gallery established by Mosman Council. Established in 1998, the Gallery enjoys an enviable reputation for excellence in its program of visual art exhibitions, associated events and education activities. Admission to the Gallery is free. 

The 'home of Australian art and innovation', Mosman Art Gallery is a leading cultural institution within Sydney that aims to be a place of connection with both the visual and performing arts, offering our visitors valuable experiences which enrich and inspire, through our exhibitions, art collection and programs. 

The Gallery features five dedicated exhibition spaces and additional venues for hire for community functions or events.

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The Gallery is located at the corner of Art Gallery Way (formerly Short Street) and Myahgah Road, Mosman, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

Derived from local, national and international sources, the exhibition program covers the visual arts, craft and design, including historical and contemporary themes and subjects.

Exhibitions are accompanied by a program of gallery talks, seminars and formal lectures for general visitors, students and arts professionals.

If you would like to visit the Gallery as a group, guided tours are available.

The Gallery is open 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week. It is closed between exhibitions and on public holidays.

History

The Gallery is part of the Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre.

In its former life the Centre was a Methodist Church designed by Burcham Clamp and Walter Burley Griffin, and built in 1915.

In 1998 the building was opened to the public after adaptive design work by the architect Hugh Fraser.

While the building retains its original architectural integrity and beauty it has been lovingly refurbished to provide outstanding exhibition facilities, function rooms and a Grand Hall.

Mosman Art Gallery is available for hire by individuals, community groups or business enterprises. It is a perfect venue for corporate functions, product launches, meetings, weddings, parties and receptions.

Awards
  • 2019 Winner Leo Kelly Award for Art and Culture for New Sacred
  • 2018 Highly Commended - Exhibitions MAGNA Awards for Tokkotai: Australian and Japanese artists on war and the battle of Sydney Harbour
  • 2017 Highly Commended - Exhibitions IMAGINE Awards for Tokkotai: Australian and Japanese artists on war and the battle of Sydney Harbour
  • 2016 Winner of the IMAGINE Award for Best Exhibition in NSW for Destination Sydney
  • 2016 Winner of the FIAMP/ICON International Video Art Award for SYRIA by Khaled Sabsabi
  • 2016 Winner of the RH Dougherty Award for Innovation in Special Events - Bungaree's Farm
  • 2016 Highly Commended in the National Local Government Awards - Promoting Indigenous Recognition (for Bungaree's Farm)
  • 2016 Bungaree's Farm Project recognised as a project of Global Significance, Best in Heritage Awards (Dubrovnik, Croatia)
  • 2015 Overall National Winner of the Museum and Galleries National Awards for Bungaree’s Farm
  • 2015 Winner of the Museums and Galleries National Award for Indigenous Project or Keeping Place
  • 2014 Winner of the IMAGINE Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Staff Member (Volunteer)
  • 2013 Highly Commended in IMAGINE Awards for Collection Management
  • 2013 Highly commended in Museums and Galleries National Award for Exhibition
  • 2013 Winner of Museums Australia Publications and Design Award
  • 2012 Highly Commended in IMAGINE Awards for Exhibitions and Public Programs
  • 2012 Winner of NSW Local Government Art and Cultural Award for Festivals and Events
  • 2011 Winner of Local Government Cultural Award for Aboriginal Cultural Development
  • 2011 Winner of Museums and Galleries National Award for Exhibition