Museums & Galleries on Campus & Surrounds
Updated: Jan 25
The University of Sydney has much to offer in terms of Art Galleries, Museums, art spaces and more. Below is a list of spaces on campus. The University is situated in the cultural precinct of Chippendale and Ultimo with theatres, art galleries, museums and more...
Sydney College of the Arts Galleries
Enjoy the multitude of opportunities to delve into art and culture on campus.
Sydney’s newest museum brings three powerful collections to a stunning, purpose-built space at the University of Sydney.
Located in the heart of the University of Sydney, the Chau Chak Wing Museum was designed to share the University of Sydney’s vast collections with the broader community.
The collections began with the Nicholson Collection of antiquities in 1860 and continued to grow to include the Macleay Collections of natural history, ethnography, science and historic photography, and the University Art Collection. The Chau Chak Wing Museum was designed by Johnson Pilton Walker to unite these diverse collections in one multidisciplinary institution. While the collections themselves aren’t new, being able to see them is. The Chau Chak Wing Museum triples the exhibition space previously available. 70 per cent of the items on display have not been seen publicly for over 20 years.
From ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt, to the art of First Nations people, and the works of leading contemporary artists, the Chau Chak Wing Museum is open to all as a centre of cultural and artistic excellence.
At Sydney College of the Arts we have an active gallery program of exhibitions featuring works by Australian and international contemporary visual artists and designers, staff, students and graduates.
Our galleries are an important resource and educational platform for students and staff. Through our galleries we offer opportunities to experience the curatorial process, to prepare and deliver an exhibition, and to build professional and academic networks. The galleries also provide a space for staff and visiting professional artists, scholars and curators to develop, experiment and present research and artistic works to the college and broader arts communities. By providing access to a range of challenging and innovative exhibitions and events, the galleries contribute significantly to the public's understanding and appreciation of contemporary art.
Verge is a contemporary art space located on the campus of the University of Sydney Australia. It has a changing exhibition program. Verge’s Internship and Volunteer program provides University of Sydney students with hands-on experience in an art gallery and constantly changing space with exhibitions, public programs, events and activities throughout the year.
Integral to our gallery, volunteers help with the everyday running of the space; developing their administration, installation and curatorial skills. Volunteering at Verge links you with a network of other students, arts practitioners in our program and the USU.
A contemporary exhibition space located within the school. The Tin Sheds gallery provides a platform for public debates about the role of architecture, art, design and urbanism in contemporary society through the production of innovative exhibitions, publications and related activities.
Chippendale Cultural Precinct
The Powerhouse Museum is a contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. Our venues include Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre. We are uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world.
Internationally, MAAS is acknowledged for the calibre of our collection, scholarship and exhibitions. Our collection spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. It is also home to the material heritage and stories of Australian culture, history and lifestyle, providing a comprehensive insight into this rich and diverse country. There is estimated to be well over 500,000 separate items in the MAAS collection.
A program of temporary exhibitions and programs complements a range of permanent galleries throughout MAAS venues. We place a strong emphasis on learning and creativity.
The White Rabbit Gallery was opened in 2009 to showcase what has become one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art.
Galerie pompom is a commercial art gallery in Chippendale, Sydney. Representing artists from Australia and New Zealand.
Nanda\Hobbs is passionate about art, supporting artists and building collections of the best contemporary art. Our represented artists are some of the most talented in Australia and abroad. We have a diverse exhibition program in our Sydney gallery and we also participate at international art fairs.
Education is a central tenet of what we do at Nanda\Hobbs. We want you to make informed decisions. Institutional gallery tours, lectures, collecting and investing seminars, artist talks and studio visits are all part of the journey we provide our clients.
Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin represent the best established contemporary Australian and New Zealand artists. Together the galleries present curated solo and group exhibitions and participates in local and international art fairs.
Many of the galleries’ practitioners have a strong focus on contemporary photography. We readily work with Indigenous Australian artists and work hard to promote their creative endeavours throughout the world.
An artist-run space that celebrates arts across all disciplines. It offers life drawing classes, concerts, and studio spaces.