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Mosman Art Gallery

About the Gallery

Mosman Art Gallery is a dedicated public gallery established by Mosman Council. Established in 1998, the Gallery enjoys an enviable reputation for excellence in its program of visual art exhibitions, associated events and education activities. Admission to the Gallery is free.

The ‘home of Australian art and innovation’, Mosman Art Gallery is a leading cultural institution within Sydney that aims to be a place of connection with both the visual and performing arts, offering our visitors valuable experiences which enrich and inspire through our exhibitions, art collection and programs.

Collection Strengths

The Mosman Art Collection is a historically important and unique collection of paintings and works on paper which have been collected since Mosman Council’s commencement in 1897. The collection is home to some of Australia’s most treasured Australian Impressionist, modernist and contemporary artworks by Grace Cossington-Smith, Margaret Olley and Tracey Moffatt, to name a few.

The collection’s primary focus is Australian painting, and the core of the collection has been formed through the annual, acquisitive Mosman Art Prize established in 1947. Over time, the Prize has developed to become Australia’s most prestigious municipally funded art prize with a national profile, and the resulting collection of modern and contemporary paintings reflects developments in Australian art practices since 1947.

Programming Strengths

Mosman Art Gallery is multi-awards winning institution recognised as a centre of programming excellence. The Gallery’s programming focusses on five major areas — Contemporary Art, Heritage, First Nations Art, Experimental Art and Access opportunities. The Centre also has an active international program, with a particular focus on the art of east and south-east Asia. The Gallery is also home to the Mosman Art Prize, the most prestigious and longest running municipal art prize in Australia.

Exhibition Spaces

Mosman Art Gallery features five dedicated exhibition spaces. These include two main galleries for temporary exhibitions, a collection gallery, a space for experimental and technology based works and a small gallery featuring local artists. The Gallery also has a significant performance space which hosts a variety of concerts, films and events.

Visit the Gallery


1 Art Gallery Way
Mosman NSW 2088


02 9978 4178



  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Carpark
  • Giftshop
  • Conference facilities
  • Concert Hall