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a view inside Study room

Visit the study room to see works on paper from the Gallery’s collection of over 19,000 prints, drawings, photographs and watercolours.

Change to access

Due to Pop to popism taking over lower level 2, the study room is currently open to the public Monday–Friday 10am–4pm by appointment only.

Make an appointment to visit us

Contact the study room:
Tel 02 9225 1758
Fax 02 9221 1874

There is a limit of 12 people in the room at one time.

Using the study room

The study room provides a unique opportunity for anyone with an interest to view close-up some of the works not currently on display – including many that are rarely exhibited. Tutors are also encouraged to use the room for their relevant classes.

The works – both Australian and international – range from historical to contemporary across a huge variety of styles and techniques. The collection also includes original sketch books, printing blocks and artists books.

For information on the collection you can browse reference material available in the study room, or search online (see below).

Search online

Search online anytime using our collection search.

To browse, select Media then choose a media type (eg print, drawing, photograph) from the list that appears.

View collection works on display in Study room

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  1. Head towards the rear of the Gallery
  2. Take the escalators down two levels
  3. Turn right
  4. The glass door to the study room is directly ahead

Accessible directions

  1. Take the lift (on your left) down one level, to 2
  2. Exit the lift and veer right, through the photography gallery and the modern gallery
  3. The glass door to the study room is on your right