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Sydney is one of the most significant cities for arts and culture in the Asia-Pacific, with an ever-evolving calendar of contemporary art exhibitions. With scores of leading contemporary art galleries and historic museums and institutions, the thriving New South Wales capital offers art-goers a world-class experience, rounded out by the city's rich cultural history, stunning waterfront precinct, and premium dining experiences.
Sydney has hosted exhibitions by leading Australian and international artists, including Alvaro Barrington and Dean Cross at Cement Fondu; Hoda Afshar for The National 4: Australian Art Now; Do Ho Suh at MCA Sydney; and Simryn Gill at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The city's multitude of arts precincts include Paddington Arts Precinct, home to galleries such as Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sarah Cottier Gallery, N.Smith Gallery, Fine Arts, Sydney, and Fox Jensen Gallery.
Sydney is home to renowned art museums and multidisciplinary arts venues including the Art Gallery of New South Wales and its recent expansion of the Sydney Modern Project, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Powerhouse Museum, and Carriageworks.
The city is also home to significant, independent not-for-profit spaces including 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Haymarket, which showcases contemporary Asian-Australian art practices, and Firstdraft in Woolloomooloo, a contemporary art space dedicated to emerging and experimental practices since 1986.