NSW State Cultural Institutions manage significant cultural heritage collections and provide services and programs throughout the State. They perform a vital role in promoting arts and culture and encouraging people to participate in the sector. Together, we provide a unique and irreplaceable archive of our history and contemporary culture. These ‘creativity archives’ provide a unique resource for research and inspiration.
MAAS includes the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Museums Discovery Centre, which is a collaboration with Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums. MAAS is Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences.
From our base in Sydney, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is dedicated to serving the widest possible audience as a centre of excellence for the collection, preservation, documentation, interpretation and display of Australian and international art, and a forum for scholarship, art education and the exchange of ideas.
A world-leading library, the State Library of NSW informs and educates on site, online and on tour. One of NSW’s most valuable assets, the Library’s rich historical and contemporary collections document the heritage of Australia and the Pacific.
Resonating under the vast Kimberley sky lie the stories of people and Country. Through the pindan red dust and dry spinifex grass, the undulating sandhills give rise to the movements of people in a shifting cycle of displacement and discontent.
SOLANGE RETURNS JAN 2020. Universally adored artist and R&B icon, Solange returns to the Concert Hall for the exclusive Australian premiere of Witness!, composed and directed by Solange. Spectacularly reimagining songs from 'A Seat at the Table' and 'When I Get Home', Witness! is a multi-sensory experience featuring an ensemble of brass, strings, dancers and her signature soul thumping bass.
Introducing the six wives of Henry VIII in the electrifying pop musical that’s taken the West End by storm! Set to raise the roof of the Sydney Opera House this summer, these queens are taking to the mic to tell their story in this rebellious celebration of historical heroines. Be the first to experience this Australian premiere from January. Get tickets for SIX now.