Nuna Gallery Map

Ground floor
Floor 1
Floor 2
Floor 3
Floor 4

Sculpture Park

Wander around our sculpture park and get familiar with the immersive experience of Nuna art.

Gallery Shop

Shop until your avatar drops: posters, miniature sculptures, interactive books, contraband, cargo, booty, stash—all free!

Gallery Cafe

Enjoy a macchiatio and a croissant as you digest the art on display at Nuna Gallery.

European Modern Art

The innovative art movements of the late 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, many founded in Europe, are gathered into an unrivalled modernist collection at Nuna.

American Modern Art

America has been at the vanguard of the contemporary art scene since Jackson Pollock shook it to its foundations with his drip technique of abstract expressionism.

African Modern Art

Vibrant and colourful, African art provides an engaging antidote to western intellectual art practices.

Pacific Modern Art

Often referred to as the "new world" because the Pacific nations were the last to receive European invaders, the art of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands is filtered through a lens of colonialism and isolation from the world's art hubs.

Asian Modern Art

Western contemporary art ameliorated by traditional eastern thinking and methodologies achieves a fusion and synthesis unique to the presence of this cultural admixing. Asian art is a fascinating sidestream to the Anglo-European mainstream.

Japanese Modern Art

Modern and contemporary Japanese art is the most alien to western art concepts and sensibilities. It is informed by ideas such as Ma, where the negative space that surrounds and interracts with an art object is as important or more important than the art object itself.

Renaissance: Quattrocento

The Quattrocento encompasses the artistic styles of the late Middle Ages, the early Renaissance (beginning around 1425), and the start of the High Renaissance, generally considered to have begun between 1495 and 1500.


The "Renaissance Man"—except that no other artist or scholar in the Renaissance or since has ever matched the sheer depth and breadth of his intellectual curiosity or competence in so many fields of study. An unparalleled artist.


Michelangelo sculpted and painted with a level of heroic energy and ferocious intensity hitherto unknown in the history of human art. He remains to this day an enigma, a man of unworldly, unfathomable artistic talent.

Raphael & The High Renaissance

The High Renaissance is a short period of the most exceptional artistic production in the Italian states, particularly Rome and Florence, during the Italian Renaissance. The visual arts of the High Renaissance were marked by a renewed emphasis on the classical tradition, the expansion of networks of patronage, and a gradual attenuation of figural forms into the style later termed Mannerism.

Flemish Art

Flanders delivered the leading painters in Northern Europe, Rembrandt, Rubens, et al, and attracted many promising young painters from other countries over several centuries, often rivalling the Italian Renaissance.

The Bestiary

Art took an interesting turn in Europe with the fall of Rome. Monks hand-copied books in their monastic scriptoriums, adding illuminations (paintings and drawings) in the margins, many of which depicted outlandish hybrid beasts. These animals were assumed to be real and made up the Bestiary. It included such outlandish creatures as the Manticore—a beast with the body of a lion, the tail of a scorpion, and the face of a man with a mouth filled with rows of sharp teeth; and the amphisbaena, a venomous snake with a head at each end. Lifted from mythology and the dubious histories of Pliny, this artistic practice spawned a lasting fascination with monsters.

Classical Art

Classical art is the art of ancient Greece and Rome. It is more accurately placed on the timeline of Floor 3 of Nuna, along with ethnic and traditional art styles, but we have placed it on Floor 2. It forms a continuum with the Renaissance—so called because it was considered a rebirth of Classicism. Classical art, especially in its sculptures and reliefs, demonstrates art reaching its highest level of craft and storytelling.


Radicals in their time, early Impressionists violated the rules of academic painting. They constructed their pictures from freely brushed colours that took precedence over lines and contours, portraying visual effects instead of details, and using short "broken" brush strokes of mixed and pure unmixed colour—not blended smoothly or shaded, as was customary—to achieve an effect of intense colour vibration.

Magic Realism

A contemporary art practice that uses the techniques of the Pre-Raphaelites, photorealism and/or figurative art, but creates alternate realities. Magic Realism is a postmodern take on surrealism, engineering personal text and subtext in layered narratives.


Hyperrealism entails a softer, much more complex focus on a subject than is possible in photography, presenting it as a living, tangible object. These objects and scenes are meticulously detailed to create the illusion of a reality not seen—a sideways-shifted depiction of simulated reality.


The Pre-Raphaelites sought to reform art by rejecting what they considered a mechanistic approach adopted by Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo, making a return to the abundant detail, intense colours and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian art. Western art subsequently turned away from their high realism philosophy—impressionism and post impressionism led to modernism—but the Pre-Raphaelites were an important link in this revolution.

Baroque & Rococo

The Baroque period used contrast, movement, exuberant detail, deep colour, grandeur and surprise to achieve a sense of awe. This style began at the start of the 17th century in Rome, spreading rapidly around Europe. By the 1730s, it had evolved into an even more flamboyant style, called rocaille or Rococo, which appeared in France and Central Europe until the mid to late 18th century.

Prehistoric Art

The first stirrings of art... Nuna takes you on an annotated journey that documents our species moving out of Africa, through the caves of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc, Lascaux, Altamira, Eurasia and Indonesia. Our collection spans rock art from stone aged and preliterate cultures around the world.

Ethnic Art: Africa/Persia

Ethnic art reached new levels of sophistication with the rise of the Pharoahs as the Nile and the adjacent Fertile Crescent exploded with the innovation of agriculture. We take a dive into traditional African masks and painting styles, Persian, Turkish and Jewish art.

Ethnic Art: Europe

An overview of Celtic knots, Medieval manuscripts, Gargoyles, Iconography, the Vikings, Gauls, Franks, Russians, Spaniards and Portuguese.

Ethnic Art: Asia

Vedic and Sutra art of the Indian subcontinent; Japanese, Chinese, and Indonesian art.

Ethnic Art: Pacific Rim

Indigenous art from Polynesia (including Polynesian tattoo and Maori Ta Moko), Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, and Indigenous Australian art.

Ethnic Art: America

Inuit, North American Indian, Maya and Aztec.

Penthouse Gallery 1

Nuna Penthouse Galleries 1 & 2 are special art galleries that run temporary exhibitions of new work, providing artists with exposure to international audiences. Nuna is not a dealer gallery—we don't negotiate sales or charge any fees.

Penthouse Reception

Nuna Penthouse Galleries 1 & 2 are special art galleries that run temporary exhibitions of new work. We run openings and events at the Penthouse Reception. Subscribe to our mailing list for information and invitations.

Penthouse Gallery 2

Nuna Penthouse Galleries 1 & 2 are special art galleries that run temporary exhibitions of new work, providing artists with exposure to international audiences. Nuna is not a dealer gallery—we don't negotiate sales or charge any fees.