We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Study room

Study room at the Art Gallery of NSW

In the study room you can see works on paper from the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ collection of over 25,000 prints, drawings, photographs and watercolours by Australian and international artists from the 15th century to the present day, as well as sketchbooks, artist books and printing blocks.

Many works on paper are rarely exhibited and only for short periods of time. The study room, on lower level 2 of our South Building, provides public access for individuals and groups to view and research works of art in a quiet and intimate environment.

The collection

For information on the collection, you can browse reference material available in the study room or search online anytime using our collection search.

You can browse the online collection by selecting ‘Media’, then choosing a media type such as print, drawing or photograph from the list that appears. 

Alternatively, you can browse reference material available in the study room during your session.

Visiting the study room

Open by appointment
Mondays–Fridays, 10am – 4pm

Group sizes are capped at ten, including educators and facilitators. The study room coordinator or Art Gallery staff will be present during the session to ensure the safety of artworks.