|Although the art collection commenced in 1871, this building was only commenced in 1895, when the Government Architect, Walter Liberty Vernon, was handed the assignment to design a new (permanent) gallery. Two picture galleries were opened in 1897, and a further two in 1899. A watercolour gallery was added in 1901, and in 1902 the Grand Oval Lobby was completed.|
This has to be one of the better public buildings in this city. I inhale a sense of serenity and peace, the moment I take those few steps from the lobby to the expansive foyer. This shot was taken Easter Sunday afternoon.