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Artists’ childhood sketchbooks | What’s in the box?

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Delve into the National Art Archive at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, where head archivist Steven Miller unboxes childhood sketchbooks from some of Australia’s favourite artists Peter Kingston, Margaret Olley, Frank Hinder and Grace Cossington Smith. Discover their earliest sketches and imaginative endeavours, and see the way their artistic styles developed from the very first years.

With thanks to Together In Art supporters: Philanthropic support partner AGNSW Women’s Art Group | Presenting partner of the Australian art collection Macquarie Bank