1. Neha Srivastava

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    With excellent art exhibits, and free entry, it’s a lovely way to spend an afternoon gazing at these creations. The contemporary art section always has some exciting and crazy installations on that are sure to be a topic of conversation for a while. The cafe serves some pretty good coffee and decent food.

  2. Kath Lollback

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    The guided tour of the the Archibald Exhibition on a Sunday afternoon was informative but very overcrowded. The two winning potraits provoked extreme emotional responses from Penelope Seidler’s haunting portrait of Fiona Lowry to a repulsive Barry Humphries by Tim Storrier. But the soul penetrating eyes in the portraits by Vincent Fantauuzo and Jason Benjamin were surely some of the most outstanding portraits on display.

  3. Tim Dickinson

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    Yep, it’s got lots of art, and most of it is free to look at.It’s a pretty grand building. Everything is appropriately housed: the classical art is in the old worn wood halls, and the modern art is in the industrial contemporary rooms. Whether you like what they have on display (some you will, some you won’t) is entirely a matter of taste. This is, after all, art.One weekend afternoon when I was here (a Sunday, I think) there was a concert of classical pieces being put on by young people in the older class art section. It felt very cultured.

  4. James Fridley

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    *Surprisingly decent coffee, but it could be much better*I was so happy to see that the cafe at the museum had recently (as of 2 weeks ago) re-opened, and rather that the use the normal over priced industrial burnt coffee, they’ve gone with a blend from Single Origin Roasters coffee called “Paradox”. As a long black it worked quite well. Enough sweetness to keep it interesting and body to make it enjoyable, but it wasn’t overwhelming. As a latte (that was served as a flat white) it didn’t hold up well. It tasted weak, and with the luke warm milk, didn’t amaze. So at the very least, they have started with a good product, but perhaps the barista needs a bit more training/experience. Coffee: Single Origin Roasters “Paradox” Passion: 7/10 Crema: 5/10

  5. Cara T

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    I’ve been visiting the gallery for years, firstly dragged by my mum and now because there are some really lovely pieces. They get great exhibitions, the cafe serves wonderful food, and the building is impressive, as well as the location.