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Artists archives

Robert Klippel

Detail from Robert Walker photo of Robert Klippel in Klippel’s studio, November 1963, National Art Archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Robert Walker

The National Art Archive at the Art Gallery of New South Wales holds the largest collection of artists’ archives in Australia.

The archive at the Art Gallery has collected archival material from artists, commercial galleries and other organisations and individuals since 1955.

We currently hold the most significant collection of original archival material on the visual arts in Australia, including the personal archives of over 220 artists.

Explore selected artist archives

In conjunction with the publication of interviews in the Balnaves Foundation Australian Sculpture Archive Project, selected material is now available from the archives of eight artists, providing just a taste of the exceptional holdings in the Art Gallery’s National Art Archive.