The Art Gallery of New South Wales is to reopen its doors on June 1, with the Art Gallery of South Australia following suit a week later on June 8.

Both institutions closed temporarily as a result of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. As they reopen, they will follow expert public health advice from the Federal and State governments, which includes physical distancing, capacity limits, enhanced cleaning and hand sanitising.

The 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres will now run until August 2 as the Art Gallery of South Australia reopens its doors on June 8

“We are currently putting in place all the measures that will ensure our art museum is a safe place to visit, and a safe workplace for our staff and volunteers,” said AGNSW Director Michael Brand. “This includes limiting visitor numbers while COVID restrictions are in place through timed ticketing and ensuring social distancing and recommended hygiene measures.”

Visitors to the AGNSW will be able to enjoy free access to the collection galleries, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN and three exhibitions: Shadow Catchersand Under the Stars(which both opened briefly before the AGNSW closed...