Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, NSW © Destination NSW

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia © Megan Crabb

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Women viewing artwork at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane © Brisbane Marketing

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, Queensland © Brisbane Marketing

Fun fact

QAGOMA began life as the Queensland National Art Gallery in 1895. Its inaugural display had 38 pictures, one marble bust and 70 engravings.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, New South Wales © Estate of Mumu Mike Williams/Copyright Agency, 2020, photograph: Anna Kucera

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, New South Wales © Estate of Mumu Mike Williams/Copyright Agency, 2020, photograph: Anna Kucera

Man at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart © Joe McNally/Tourism Australia

MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania © Joe McNally/Tourism Australia

Top tip

Make sure you stop for at least a cocktail at Faro – MONA’s newest restaurant is a work of art in itself.

Visitors admiring artworks at the National Gallery of Victoria © Robert Blackburn

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria © Robert Blackburn

Visitor walks through exhibit at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra © Visit Canberra

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Visit Canberra

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Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia © Megan Crabb

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia © Megan Crabb