Welcome

The Royal Art Society of NSW (RAS) is an independent not for profit gallery (Lavender Bay Gallery) and art school in North Sydney which aims to promote and encourage appreciation in the visual arts. It has been established since 1880.

The Lavender Bay Gallery exhibits a high calibre of paintings and sculpture from both established and emerging artists. Exhibitions change regularly throughout the year ensuring a diverse range of traditional and contemporary works are on show.

Many students have launched their art careers or explored a new hobby through the RAS Art School. There are numerous classes on offer including plein air landscape painting and life drawing.

Tax deductible donations assist with the continual upkeep and maintenance of the beautiful Victorian terraces the RAS calls home. Please contact the Lavender Bay Gallery on 02 9955 5752 to make a donation.

Looking for a unique venue for a book launch, business event, or wedding reception. Lavender Bay Gallery at the RAS is a warm and friendly space with beautiful art work to enhance any event. The RAS kitchen is large and modern with stainless steel appliances.

Gallery Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4pm (or by appointment)
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 4pm
  • (Closed Public Holidays)



    To enquire about hiring the gallery, please phone (02) 9955-5752 or use the Contact Page