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Archives of other galleries, organisations and individuals

Rex Irwin in his Woollahra gallery

The archive at the Art Gallery of NSW has informally collected papers from artists, commercial galleries and other organisations and individuals since the 1960s.

We currently hold the records from dozens of commercial galleries, art societies and other businesses as well as from people in the art world, from curators and conservators to collectors and critics.

  • Commercial galleries

    • Art of Man Gallery, Sydney

    • Australian Fine Arts Gallery, Sydney

    • Australian Galleries, Sydney

    • Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney

    • Bloomfield Galleries, Sydney

    • Clune Galleries, Sydney

    • Coventry Gallery, Sydney

    • David Jones Gallery, Sydney

    • Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney

    • Gallery A, Sydney

    • Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney

    • Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

    • Grosvenor Galleries, Sydney

    • Helen McEwen Gallery, Sydney

    • Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney

    • Legge Gallery, Sydney

    • Macquarie Galleries, Canberra

    • Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

    • Mori Gallery, Sydney

    • Notanda Gallery, Sydney

    • Painters Gallery, Sydney

    • Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane and Sydney

    • Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Roz Macallan Gallery, Brisbane

    • Rubery Bennett Gallery, Sydney

    • Sedon Galleries, Melbourne

    • Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs

    • Thirty Victoria Street, Sydney

    • Watters Gallery, Sydney

    • Woolloomooloo Art Gallery, Sydney

  • Art societies and businesses

    • TO Photographic Association

    • Australian Bookplate Society

    • Australian Ex Libris Association

    • Australian Watercolour Institute

    • Biennale of Sydney

    • Blake Prize Society

    • Chee Soon & Fitzgerald

    • dLux MediaArts

    • Group 12

    • Rowe Street Society, Sydney

    • SA Parker Framing Works

    • Sculpture Centre, Sydney

    • Shepherd and Newman Commercial Color and Art Tone Printers, Sydney

    • Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation

    • Society of Artists, Sydney

    • Sydney Art on Paper Fair

    • Sydney Camera Circle

    • Sydney Printmakers

  • Individuals

    • Allen, Prue

    • Barkley, Glenn

    • Batchen, Geoffrey

    • Bond, Tony

    • Brand, Michael

    • Bray, Ross

    • Brook, Donald

    • Bunn, Sarah

    • Campbell, Jean

    • Campbell, Katherine

    • Chandler, Susan

    • Corrigan, Pat

    • Crookston, Jacqueline

    • Docking, Gil

    • Dufour, Gary (with Siné Macpherson)

    • Fay, Peter

    • Fox, Paul

    • France, Christine

    • Free, Renee

    • Haines, Robert

    • Havilah, Lisa

    • Hobbs, Michael

    • James, Bruce

    • Kelly, Betty

    • Kolenberg, Hendrik

    • Leggett, Mike

    • Macpherson, Siné (with Gary Dufour)

    • Masselos, Jim

    • McBride, John

    • McCullough, Tom

    • McDonald, Frank

    • McGeachy, Sylvia

    • McPhee, John

    • Mendelssohn, Joanna

    • Mollison, James

    • Moriarty, Stanley

    • Newton, Gael

    • Palmer, Jock

    • Pearce, Barry

    • Scarlett, Ken

    • Stephen, Ann

    • Sternberg, Goldie and Edward

    • Thomas, Clarice

    • Tuckson, Margaret

    • Watters, Frank

    • Whitsed Dovey, John

    • Willoughby, Barry

    • Worcester, Royal (Roy)

    • Wrobel, Elinor

    • Zander, Clarice

  • Temporary closure

    Our research library and archive is relocating to a new purpose-built, expanded facility within the building, which means that the collections will be inaccessible for several months.

    We apologise for this disruption to our service but look forward to assisting you in person and remotely in our new premises.

    No reference enquiries by phone or online
    From 7 November 2020 until mid 2022

    No access to the library and archive
    From 12 December 2020 until mid 2022

    In the meantime, see our research tools