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The online database contains more than 28,000 works in the Art Gallery of NSW collection. The amount of information may vary considerably between records.
Results will show works that match all the terms entered. All searches ignore case.
Searches all text except for provenance, bibliography and exhibition details.
Searches all artist name information (including alternate names not displayed in
Filters results by artist’s country of origin or residence.
Note: multiple matches works that have multiple artists, both male and female.
Searches work titles (including alternate titles). Sensitive to words like a, the and of, and uses stricter matching (eg dog does not match dogs).
CE means Common Era and is the equivalent of AD. Entering a date only in the ‘from’ field will include works from that date until now. Entering a date only in the ‘to’ field will include works until that date. Entering dates in both ‘from’ and ‘to’ fields will include only works between those dates, inclusive.
From 1940 to 1945
From 1940 to 1940
Fuzzy dates include works that may be in that date range.
From 1820 to 1860 [fuzzy]
Searches credit information for artworks, including donor names and the year the
work was acquired.
Matches works by copyright holder or agency.
An accession number is the unique id that the Gallery gives to each work. You can
enter multiple accession numbers, each separated by a comma or space.
The ownership history of the work.
Some publications in which a work has been featured. Search by publication title, author or year of publication.
Sydney Morning Herald
Some exhibitions in which a work has been featured, including those at the Art Gallery of NSW and elsewhere. Search by exhibition title, venue or year.
Boomalli: 20 years on
For works on display only. Filters results by location in the Gallery.
Search relevance automatically sorts results by those we feel most closely match your search terms. If your search does not involve entering search terms, it return results in random order.
To sort all works in the collection by title, artist name or date, leave all other fields blank.
Origin can include country, state, city, even suburb.
The best way to search by origin is to either:
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