$244 million gives Sydney Modern green light

AGNSW’s Sydney Modern finally gets the green light after lobbying the NSW Government for support for over four years.

In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, view from north-east In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, dusk view from Woolloomooloo as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. Image supplied.

This week the NSW Government committed $244 million to support the expansion of the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) and realise its Sydney Modern project.  The commitment is contained in the NSW Budget to be presented to State Parliament on Tuesday, 20 June.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina