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Detail from Robert Walker photo of Ron Robertson-Swann working in a foundry, c1970s, Art Gallery of New South Wales archive © Estate of Robert Walker

Ron Robertson-Swann archive

Ron Robertson-Swann (born 1941) is best known for his abstract metal sculptures, although painting is also essential to his practice. He has taught art and was head of sculpture at the Canberra School of Art and National Art School.

The Ron Robertson-Swann archive at the Art Gallery of NSW as assembled by the artist and is his main archival collection, documenting his life and art from the time of his earliest exhibitions. The core of the archive is a set of portfolio volumes, which include catalogues, press clippings, photographs and other documentation. The selection reproduced online is a small sample of this material.

Overview of this archive

Archive of ten boxes containing correspondence, official records, reports and certificates, exhibition documentation, press reviews, images of artworks, personal images and printed matter.

Dimensions: 180cm
Date: 1963–2000
Gift of Ron Robertson-Swann 2015

About this artist

Biography and works
Interview with the artist