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Artists archives

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

We currently hold the archives of a significant number of artists, as listed below.

For more detailed information about what each archive contains, follow the link to the online catalogue. Some of these online records then have additional information attached, some of it quite rich, in a PDF, which can be accessed via the 'Manuscript guide’ link under 'Electronic access’.

For information about accessing these archives at the Gallery, see Visiting the archive.


Library and archive

Closed at Easter
Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018

Open to the public
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am–4pm
Wednesday 10am–6.30pm
Saturday 12pm-4pm
No appointment necessary
Conditions apply to accessing archive

Physical access to the library and archive for those who cannot use the stairs can be arranged with prior notice (preferably one working day): tel 02 9225 1738. Visitors with disabilities may wish to contact the Gallery’s access coordinator: tel 02 9225 1647.

Contact the library and archive

Tel 02 9225 1785

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