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  • The eyes have it

    Dazzled by the shine of Reko Rennie’s high-impact installations? He’s got the perfect shades for that!

    2 weeks, 4 days ago, by Holly Bennett

  • Chance of afternoon Spowers

    On days of unpredicted precipitation the Gallery’s forecourt resembles one of our most beloved artworks, Ethel Spowers’s Wet afternoon.

    1 month, 3 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • In space, no one can hear you read

    Art theory books blow my mind. They’re like papery pellets of concentrated intelligence. I’ll pick one up, open to any page and try a bit. Next thing I know I’ve swallowed the end of the chapter.

    2 months, 2 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • Everyone's a critic

    For too long, art criticism has been the province of a beret-clad elite. Now everyone can play at that game with the Art Critic range from the Gallery Shop.

    2 months, 3 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • Craftershock!

    Winter is marching on us. Arm yourself with knitting needle and crochet hook, sharpen your scissors and stack your yarn balls high.

    3 months, 2 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • A winner by design

    I always thought it was pretty special and now it’s got a certificate to prove it. Our children’s book 'My Australian art' has won a national museum design award.

    5 months ago, by Holly Bennett

  • Hole lot of fun

    It’s difficult for me to stay calm when recommending Hervé Tullet’s books for children. It’s not just that his books are inventive; it’s that they inspire inventiveness.

    5 months, 3 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • An art of gold

    The PUSHMATAaHA jewellery range was custom-designed and hand-made for the Gallery Shop to complement the Afghanistan exhibition.

    6 months, 1 week ago, by Holly Bennett

  • Perplex yourself

    These books from the Gallery Shop will make your eyes spin and your stomach flip-flop, with op art illusions, hidden pictures and digital designs that seem to vibrate off the page or twist your mental map in knots.

    6 months, 4 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • Re-tales from the Gallery Shop

    Visitors to the shop already know us as a place to find stunning art books, gorgeous gifts and impeccable directions to the toilets. Now, keeping up with the latest arrivals and developments is just a click away.

    7 months, 1 week ago, by Holly Bennett

Holly Bennett
Gallery Shop


Holly works in the Gallery Shop, handling the shop’s web presence and applying glitter to most surfaces. The Gallery Shop’s blog showcases the latest and the best in books, merchandise and exhibition-related products at the Art Gallery of NSW as well as a providing behind-the-scenes look at Gallery life and culture from the shop team.