When is a Library an Art Gallery? Hanging out with Art at the State Library of NSW

Paintings from the Collection Exhibition at State Library of NSW

I learnt something the other day.

Yes, I know the old saying that ‘it is a dull day when you don’t’. However, I am still a little boggled by all the questions this learning experience generated, and despite a lot of pondering, am still missing all the answers.

Maybe I am late to the party, but I thought that libraries were for books, papers, the written word?

Little did I know that the State Library of NSW has a vast range individual art works from the smallest portrait to the largest landscapes, over 100 000 architectural plans and 50 000 black and white art drawings.

The question is…why?

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An Amazing Introduction to Impressionist Art – the Arthur Streeton Exhibition

Arthur Streeton exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW

While I would much prefer to be sharing travel blogs about walking across Spain or through the mountains of Nepal, if I can’t do that, the next best thing is to wax lyrical about some absolute gems we have here in Australia.

The Arthur Streeton exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW is one such gem and it is not to be missed!

Find out why…

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