Sydney To Replicate Success Of Blockbuster Shows

ART galleries in Sydney hope to imitate the success of blockbuster shows interstate with a showcase of international art.

The Museum of Contemporary Art will start the Sydney International Art Series next month with a show from the American photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The Art Gallery of NSW will open an exhibition of China's terracotta warriors in December.

The series, funded by the state government and corporate sponsors, aims to depict more than 350,000 visitors to Sydney each year, pumping up to $20 million into the economy.

The Art Gallery of NSW is scheduling future shows for the series: Australia's main exhibition of Pablo Picasso's work next year and a Francis Bacon show in 2012. Bookmark and Share