The library’s catalogue reflect the Gallery’s artwork collection areas, with an emphasis on Australian and British art and in more recent years contemporary art, Asian art and photography.
Our ephemera files documenting Australian art and artists now comprise over three-quarters of a million items, beginning with early exhibition catalogues and pamphlets through to catalogues and reviews of current shows.
The library also holds extensive files on Australian art societies, competitions, prizes and art institutions as well as press clippings on the arts. It also houses the archives.
Our research library and archive is relocating to a new purpose-built, expanded facility within the building, which means that the collections are currently inaccessible.
We apologise for this disruption to our service but look forward to assisting you in person and remotely in our new premises, which we'll be previewing from 31 October 2022.
No reference enquiries by phone or online, and no access to the library and archive
Until 6 December 2022
In the meantime, see our research tools