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Australian Art: The Best Galleries Down Under!

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With a stunning natural landscape and some of the world's best beaches, it's no wonder Australia is such a popular tourist destination. But there's so much more on offer in this diverse country, and culture lovers shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to discover some of Australia's greatest works of art.

Whether you're into paintings, ceramics, sculptures or new media technologies, Australia's galleries have plenty to delight all kinds of art lovers. Check out our guide to some of the best galleries Down Under.

The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art is widely considered to be one of the country's leaders in modern art and focuses on works from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Opened in December 2006, the gallery is situated on Brisbane's South Bank and has become a major event on the international arts calendar, exhibiting a range of innovative works as well as Indigenous Australian artwork.

The Premier of Queensland's National New Media Art Award exhibition is a particular highlight, showcasing works across a wide range of technologies such as computer-based art, video, animation, video, gaming, artificial intelligence and many more.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is Melbourne's best known contemporary art gallery and has even become one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Unmissable for art lovers visiting Melbourne, the museum is renowned for being unique, and beyond the building's distinctive rusty steel façade there's a wealth of contemporary art on show from some of the finest artists.

The gallery is a dynamic public art space and displays creative, challenging and innovative art forms of the present day via floor presentations, workshops and seminars designed to encourage interest in contemporary art.

As well as displaying the works of upcoming an established artists from all over the world, the gallery also sells on works on a commission basis so you might even be able to pick up one of your favourite pieces.

Ray Hughes Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
For almost twenty years, the Ray Hughes Gallery has been located in Devonshire Street, Surry Hills and holds works from contemporary Chinese, New Zealand and Australian artists as well as graphics of German Expressionists.

Some of the artwork on show at the gallery includes paintings, ceramics, sculptures and collages, and it's definitely worth a visit for any art lovers who use the cheapflights comparison site for the best deals.

Jam Factory, Adelaide
Situated in Adelaide's West End Arts Precinct The Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design boasts four on-site studios and is one of the leading centres in its field. A fantastic mixture of upcoming and established artists design, produce and exhibit their work here and visitors can even watch the artists in action. Whether you're interested in metal, glass, ceramics or furniture, there's plenty on offer here and there are three gallery spaces including a glass studio with a viewing platform so visitors can watch the glass blowing in progress.
Experience the action behind the scenes with a guided tour or take part in one of the gallery's regular glass-blowing workshops for a more hands-on experience.

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