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

Artists archives

The archive at the Art Gallery of NSW 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.

Who’s in the archives?

See all artists listing

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 Gallery’s National Art Archive.

Access this material

Visiting the archive
Using images from the archive

Contact the library and archive

Tel 02 9225 1785

Make a reference enquiry
Archive access application form (PDF 60.5 KB)