Art Gallery of NSW construction complete

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A fritted glass canopy will be the centrepiece of the newest addition to the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Works have been completed on the new standalone building, public art garden and revitalised historic building, which means the gallery is right on track to open to the public in December.

Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA designed the new, open and accessible home for art, sensitive to the gallery's beautiful parkland setting overlooking Sydney Harbour.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the government's $244 million investment into the project would help inject $1 billion into the NSW economy as well as inspire the next generation of artists.

"The new building is an architectural masterpiece, befitting some of the world's finest artworks and we can't wait to welcome the public in December," Mr Perrottet told reporters on Sunday.

The expansion was supported by more than $100 million from private donors.