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Using images of the collection

The Art Gallery of NSW has an extensive collection of artworks, many of which are reproduced in the collection area of this website. The collection includes Asian art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Australian art, contemporary art, Western art and photography. The photography collection also includes a substantial number of historical images.

Images of artworks on this website may be used for private research and study and for research, study and other related exceptions as defined by section 40 of the Copyright Act 1968 (as amended) without applying for specific permission. All other uses of the content of this site require Gallery permission and permission of the copyright owner (where applicable).

Image reproduction service

The Gallery supplies photographic materials of works in the collection for a range of uses. Fees are structured on the use and market for the publication or product. Due to cultural issues, some works in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection or photographs of Indigenous ceremonies or people may not be available for reproduction.


We can supply details of copyright holders where possible. It is the sole responsibility of the client to gain copyright permission to reproduce the image from the copyright holder of the works requested.

Publications, multimedia and products

For publications and products, we supply high-resolution 300dpi digital files via Hightail download. For multimedia, internet/intranet and email newsletters, we supply low-resolution 72dpi digital files.

Download publications and multimedia application form (PDF 150.8 KB)

Download products application form (PDF 64.6 KB)

Research, private study, lectures and presentations

For research or study purposes, we supply low-resolution 72dpi JPEG files. PowerPoint images are also available.

Contact us (see right) for more information.

Material charges

Publication-quality digital image supplied electronically $150 plus GST.

Usage fees

For publications and products, a usage fee is charged, dependent on print run and the nature of the proposed market. Concessions may be available in certain situations. Please contact us for a quote.


Additional research is charged at $85 per hour.

How to order an image

  1. Download the appropriate application form above, complete and send it to us.
  2. Your application will be confirmed, a quote provided and a tax invoice and image licence will be issued.
  3. On receipt of payment, you will be advised of an estimated delivery date. Our standard processing time is 4–6 weeks.
  4. On completion of the job, the material will be sent to you via Hightail download.

Image reproduction enquiries

Tel 02 9225 1700
Fax 02 9225 1701
Rights and Image Licensing
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

From the Gallery Shop

You can buy ready-to-take-home prints, posters and merchandise depicting works from the Gallery’s collection from the Gallery Shop – instore or online