Skip to content

Photography gallery

Miwa Yanagi Yuka 2000, printed 2007 from the series My grandmothers, type C photograph, 160 × 160 cm, purchased with funds provided by Geoff Ainsworth AM 2014 © Miwa Yanagi

The photography gallery is dedicated to the display of the Art Gallery of NSW’s 4500-strong collection of photographs. The collection covers from the inception of the medium in the 19th century until now.

Three exhibitions open each year in this gallery. Focusing on Australian and international photography, they present the work of individual artists and groups of artists, and explore themes and specific periods in photographic history. The aim is to expand our understanding of the ever-changing nature of photography – the most pervasive medium of the 21st century which, from its birth, changed the course of art.

After a temporary closure due to Pop to popism, the photography gallery reopens 25 April with an exhibition of photographs of women by women, from the Gallery’s collection.


See also

A major exhibition on lower level one

Note: although this information is regularly updated, specific works on display may change without notice.