Heritage Site Study
Section A – Site Planning and Inquiry
The two sites I am interested in studying are the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and St Mary’s Cathedral. It would be particularly easy to get to both sites, as I am going to an Art excursion to the Art Gallery of NSW, and we are passing St Mary’s Cathedral on our way there. The problem is, we are not visiting St Mary’s Cathedral, therefor I wouldn’t have a chance to go inside the cathedral and properly visit. Whereas I would be going inside the Art Gallery, as we are viewing the Archibald Exhibition and other art collections. If I study the Art Gallery, the fee to see the Archibald expedition is already paid for in my fees and its free entry to view the modern and contemporary art collections. But though I’m going with my Art class, I might not have all the time I need to fully see all aspects of the Gallery. The positives for visiting St Mary’s Cathedral are that it is open from Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm, for the public to visit. The negative is, if I were to choose St Mary’s Cathedral, I would have to go another day to properly go inside the church and look around. My final choice to do my study on is The Art Gallery of New South Wales, as I am already going for a school excursion, I don’t have to go out of my way to visit the site, and I will see the Archibald expedition as well as all the other permanent collections in the art gallery. Section B1 – Site visit and Chronology
I visited the Art Gallery of NSW on the 10th of May, at the time of midday.
The main features of this site are the beautiful modern and contemporary artwork displayed in big, light filled spaces. The gallery includes a collection of colonial and 19th century Australian works and European old masters. There are also dedicated galleries celebrating arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander art. There are more than thirty temporary exhibitions a year, including the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes, and...
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