Australia is one of the few countries in the world that has everything an art lover can ever dream of. There are spectacular museums, exquisite art-galleries, magnificent architectural wonders along with ever-changing display of public art. If you want to plan a vacation to Australia, you can keep it art-centric to make the most of your time.
Here’s a list of destinations in Australia that totally deserve to be on your vacation plan to the ‘land down under’!
This Australian city is known as country’s cultural capital. You can spend days wandering the streets of this graceful town and still, you will come across something beautiful every day. Try visiting The Arts Center, MTC, Malthouse, Recital Center, and the National Gallery of Victoria if you want to experience the combination of modern and aboriginal art. Taking a guided tour of Swanston Street and St Kilda Road will lead you to some of the heritage structures that add charm to the city whereas the walls of Union Lane make for an interesting street art.
- Sydney –
Sydney’s heart beats with cultural and artistic places. If you want to explore the work by international artists, then The Art Gallery of NSW is the place to be! Established in 1871, their collections and exhibitions stand as a symbol of perfection. Museum of Contemporary Art is also a treat for art-lovers. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House will leave you speechless.Use an online trip planner, to get critical information about this place. A home to more than 1,600 ballet, opera, theatre, dance, music, and comedy performances a year, this is a Mecca for artists and performers.
- Adelaide –
This city stands for everything that relates to art. The center of the city is home to The Art Gallery of South Australia. Established in 1881, AGSA has around forty-thousand works of arts. An aesthete will be welcomed here by the works of Heidelberg School, indigenous Australian and colonial art, along with Pre-Raphaelite art. There is also Adelaide Festival Centre which houses music, dance, and theatre performance. If you go at the right time, you might get an opportunity to witness international cultural fairs.
Do not let the size of this small town fool you. You will find the largest art museum in Australia here. The National Gallery of Australia is famous for its vast collection as well as its unique architecture. You will get a chance to explore photographs, sculptures, crafts along with the traditional and modern art. There is also Parkes Aviation Museum in the city that attracts art-lovers and history buffs alike.
- Hobart –
You may not have heard of this historic city in Australia. But, this is the place where The Museum of Old and New Art is located. This is the city where you can visit Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. The oldest and longest-running theatre – Theatre Royal – is also in the city. What else do you need to make your vacation perfect?
Choose a city (or more) and soak yourself into different flavors of art!