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Mosman Art Gallery

Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre

Mosman Art Gallery is currently open from 10am to 4pm daily (excluding public holidays), with strict physical distancing and hygiene measures in place.
AddressCorner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road (map)
Mosman NSW 2088
HoursOpen 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week.
Closed between exhibitions and on public holidays.
ContactGeneral enquiries (+61 2) 9978 4178,
venue hire (+61 2) 9978 4016,
fax (+61 2) 9978 4135
Website Mosman Art Gallery

About the Gallery

The Mosman Art Gallery is a dedicated public gallery established by Mosman Council.

It presents a rich and varied program of high quality exhibitions, educational activities and special events, which make a significant contribution to the cultural life of Mosman and surrounding districts.

Derived from local, national and international sources, the exhibition program covers the visual arts, craft and design, including historical and contemporary themes and subjects. Exhibitions are accompanied by a program of gallery talks, seminars and formal lectures for general visitors, students and arts professionals.

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Art Prizes

Mosman Art Prize

The Mosman Art Prize is an annual, acquisitive award for painting sponsored by Mosman Municipal Council. Established in 1947, the Prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious, local government art awards in Australia. The winning works form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary art, reflecting developments in Australian art practice over the last half a century.

The primary purpose of the Mosman Art Prize is “to build a municipal art collection and to encourage an interest in the arts in the local community”. Works from the collection are regularly displayed in the Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre, Mosman Council and Barry O’Keefe Library.

The winner of the first Mosman Art Prize, judged by Lloyd Rees in 1947, was Margaret Olley. Subsequent Prize winners include many prominent artists such as Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Anthony Galbraith, Elisabeth Cummings, Janet Dawson, Jenny Sages and Tim Johnson.

Mosman Youth Art Prize

This annual competition has been held since 1988 and is open to all young people aged 11-20 years. Cash prizes, art scholarships and materials are awarded for a wide variety of art media such as painting, photography, drawing, pottery, printing, etching, textiles and computer art. The competition is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of young people and providing a showcase for the community to view their works.

Education Programs

The Mosman Art Gallery exhibits 12 exhibitions a year and provides education programs for students K – 12. Programs are devised to compliment exhibitions which are relevant to the visual arts syllabus with opportunities for guest presenters and practical workshops in different media. Staff at the Gallery include two education specialists with art teaching experience.

The Gallery also offers a series of public programs throughout the year that would be of interest to Tertiary students. Specialist guided tours are also available.

Education programs

Venue Hire

The Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre offers a range of well appointed function rooms for hire. It is the ideal venue hire for small or large, private or corporate functions – concerts, wedding celebrations, parties, product launches, exercise and meditation groups, children’s creative activities, meetings or special events.

The Centre also provides well appointed kitchens, formal dining facilities and audio-visual equipment. Our staff can offer advice about event planning and management, and any special needs such as catering and entertainment.

Enquiries: Phone 9978 4178

Availability: 7 days a week

Facilities: trestle and round tables, chairs; grand piano; lectern, overhead projector, screens, whiteboard, audio equipment, data video projector, TV & VCR, slide projector; disabled access; street parking and public bus service.

Venue: Grand Hall

Location: Ground floor, Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre

Availability: 7 days a week

Description: a magnificent hall with superb acoustics; polished wooden floors, stained glass windows; outdoor terraced area

Facilities: fully equipped kitchen, crockery, cutlery, glassware, napery for dinners for up to 150 people seated; accommodates up to 200 people seated for concerts, parties, lectures, functions etc., and audio visual equipment.

Venue: Mosman Art Gallery

Location: Levels 1 & 2, Mosman Art Gallery

Availability: Gallery is open to the public 7 days a week 10am – 5pm and may be available outside these hours

Description: a modern space featuring high quality works of art; ideal for corporate events, dinners, meetings, evening functions etc.

Venues: Melody Room, Harmony Room

Location: Ground floor, Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre

Availability: 7 days a week, when regular Council activities are not scheduled

Description: 2 meeting rooms or activity spaces

Sizes: Melody Room 8.4m x 6.5m and Harmony Room 6.5m x 4.3m

Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

Expressions of interest are invited from companies, organisations and individuals who may wish to sponsor art exhibitions and associated projects and activities conducted by the Mosman Art Gallery. Exhibitions include the Mosman Youth Art Prize and the Mosman Art Prize, as well as a number of touring exhibitions from other regional centres and states.

In return for financial support for exhibitions, public programs and special events, the Mosman Art Gallery can provide a range of benefits and privileges to sponsors depending upon the amount of sponsorship involved.

For example:

  1. Joint naming credit for an exhibition or project, such as:
    Mosman Art Gallery in association with X Y Z Company Ltd, presents ………
  2. Acknowledgements on all Gallery signage related to the exhibition.
  3. Opportunity to display company promotional material in the Gallery.
  4. Invitations to speak at all official functions associated with the exhibition.
  5. Opportunity to hold a private or corporate function in the Gallery.
  6. Acknowledgements and logos on all printed exhibition material such as posters, invitations, catalogues, education sheets and press releases.
  7. Acknowledgements at all official functions associated with the exhibition.
  8. Invitations to company officials and selected guests to all events and functions associated with the exhibition or project.
  9. Private guided tours of sponsored exhibition for company officials and selected guests provided by Gallery staff and Volunteer Guides.
  10. Exhibition or project catalogues for company representatives or officials, where relevant.
Sponsorship Criteria

Expressions of interest in sponsorship opportunities and sponsorship proposals will be considered and assessed according to criteria associated with each exhibition or project, and in accordance with Council’s Sponsorship Policy and ICAC Sponsorship guidelines. Sponsorship criteria may include: sponsor’s reputation within their field of activity or industry and community at large, and relationship of sponsor’s activities or operations to the activities of the Mosman Art Gallery and nature of the relevant exhibition.


For further information about sponsorship opportunities, contact the Gallery Director of the Mosman Art Gallery on 9978 4178 or write to the Gallery Director at PO Box 211, Spit Junction NSW 2088.


Mosman Art Society – Outdoor and indoor drawing and painting groups, exhibitions, talks/demonstrations by artists and others, excursions, and social and fundraising events.