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Transformation of the Art Gallery of NSW

21st December, 2021

As it celebrates 150 years, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is undertaking a program of works to revitalise its much-loved historic building. The upgrades will restore the original architectural features of the building, provide more space for art and scholarship, and enhance the visitor experience and sustainable operations.

Kane Constructions has been awarded the Design & Construct contract to deliver a suite of new facilities for an art scholarship, research and education in an exciting new space on Lower Level Three (LL3).

The LL3 capital works project includes the creation of a new research library and children’s art library, upgraded members lounge, new guides and volunteer’s hub, and upgraded amenities and catering service area for the Domain Theatre.

The extensive refurbishment includes the construction of a new facade and skylight glazing, new concrete slabs to the atrium floor, detailed structural steel elements, glazing to both the south and north atrium, and significant joinery and service upgrades.

The revitalisation of the 19th- and the 20th-century building is a key part of the Art Gallery’s Sydney Modern Project transformation.

“The Art Gallery of NSW is an iconic landmark in Sydney. Kane Constructions is delighted to be partnering with the Art Gallery and key consultants including leading Australian architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer to deliver an exciting new space in its historic building.” Brett Moore, NSW General Manager, Kane Constructions

Construction is underway and the project is scheduled for completion in mid-2022.

Image of the Art Gallery of New South Wales as produced by Mogamma for Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects © Mogamma

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