Sydney Modern Project reaches new heights

The Sydney Modern Project – set to almost double the exhibition space of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and attract exhibitions from across the globe – has reached a new construction milestone. 

Premier Dominic Perrottet and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin recently visited the site for a 'topping out' ceremony, which marked the new building reaching its highest point: the entrance pavilion at just over eight metres. 

The Premier said the $344 million expansion will attract the world’s biggest touring collections and divert tourists from Brisbane and Melbourne to our city. 

“Sydney Modern ensures our state remains on everyone’s ‘must see’ list, bringing jobs and business opportunities for our tourism industry, forming a key part of our vision for the future,” Mr Perrottet said. 

The project is expected to inject more than $1 billion into the NSW economy over 25 years and is expected to double the number of visitors to the Art Gallery from one million to two million per year. 

View the full media release here.  

Construction of the Sydney Modern Project from above, November 2021 (Art Gallery of NSW 2021)

Construction of the Sydney Modern Project from above, November 2021 (Art Gallery of NSW 2021)

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