The Gallery Shop at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is a
great place for Christmas shopping.
A beautiful range of gifts complement the finest selection of art books in
This year the Gallery Shop offers a range of gifts inspired by Australian
artists including Margaret Preston, Margaret Olley and Charles Meere. Also, a
wonderful selection of gift ideas from international art gallery collections
such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Overseas items include a colourful and fun kids' backpack from the design
studio at MoMA $38; stunning art greeting cards in high quality boxes from MoMA
and the Metropolitan including artists Tina Modotti, Hiroshige, Paul Klee, and
Marc Chagall - $38; Museum Reproductions range of jewellery inspired by great
modern masters such as Degas and Brancusi or the ancient civilisation of Egypt;
items include broaches, necklaces and earrings from $28.
Australian inspired items include the fun beach bag based on Charles Meere's
iconic painting, Australian beach pattern, in the Gallery's collection - $50;
Margaret Preston tea-towels in 3 designs each with floral, still life and Sydney
images from one of Australia's best loved artists - $18; beautiful Margaret
Preston floral fine bone china mugs, 4 designs - $22; Margaret Olley's recently
published biography and a delightful 2006 Calendar with twelve of her latest
works - $25.
Another perfect idea for Christmas is the Art Gallery Society Gift
Membership. Members share the benefits including the Society’s terrific monthly
art magazine LOOK, e-news, free viewings, up to 35% discount on exhibitions,
access to Members' Lounge, discounts in café, restaurant and Gallery Shop. Plus
over 300 special events, parties and courses to choose from throughout the year.
There are membership categories to suit everyone from students to young
professionals, families and country art lovers. For more information go to
The Gallery Shop is open every day 10am - 5pm, and don’t forget Art After
Hours Wednesday evenings the Gallery is open until 9pm. For the entire month of
December the Gallery Shop is offering FREE GIFT WRAPPING with any purchase.
STOP PRESS: The Gallery's major summer exhibition Pissarro: The
first Impressionist is on view from
19 November 05 - 19 February 06.
Tickets can be pre-purchased online at: www.pissarro.com.au