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The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

Rex Irwin in his Woollahra gallery, c1980s, unknown photographer, Rex Irwin Art Dealer archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales archive

Archives of other galleries, organisations and individuals

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

We currently hold the records from dozens of commercial galleries, art societies and other businesses as well as from people in the art world, from curators and conservators to collectors and critics.

For information about accessing this material at the Gallery, see Visiting the archive.

Commercial galleries

  • Art of Man Gallery, Sydney
  • Australian Fine Arts Gallery, Sydney
  • Australian Galleries, Sydney
  • Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney
  • Bloomfield Galleries, Sydney
  • Clune Galleries, Sydney
  • Coventry Gallery, Sydney
  • David Jones Gallery, Sydney
  • Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
  • Gallery A, Sydney
  • Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
  • Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
  • Grosvenor Galleries, Sydney
  • Helen McEwen Gallery, Sydney
  • Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney
  • Legge Gallery, Sydney
  • Macquarie Galleries, Canberra
  • Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
  • Mori Gallery, Sydney
  • Notanda Gallery, Sydney
  • Painters Gallery, Sydney
  • Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane and Sydney
  • Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Roz Macallan Gallery, Brisbane
  • Rubery Bennett Gallery, Sydney
  • Sedon Galleries, Melbourne
  • Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs
  • Thirty Victoria Street, Sydney
  • Watters Gallery, Sydney
  • Woolloomooloo Art Gallery, Sydney

Art societies and businesses

  • ATO Photographic Association
  • Australian Bookplate Society
  • Australian Ex Libris Association
  • Australian Watercolour Institute
  • Biennale of Sydney
  • Blake Prize Society
  • Chee Soon & Fitzgerald
  • dLux MediaArts
  • Group 12
  • Rowe Street Society, Sydney
  • SA Parker Framing Works
  • Sculpture Centre, Sydney
  • Shepherd and Newman Commercial Color and Art Tone Printers, Sydney
  • Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
  • Society of Artists, Sydney
  • Sydney Art on Paper Fair
  • Sydney Camera Circle
  • Sydney Printmakers


  • Allen, Prue
  • Barkley, Glenn
  • Batchen, Geoffrey
  • Bond, Tony
  • Brand, Michael
  • Bray, Ross
  • Brook, Donald
  • Bunn, Sarah
  • Campbell, Jean
  • Campbell, Katherine
  • Chandler, Susan
  • Corrigan, Pat
  • Crookston, Jacqueline
  • Docking, Gil
  • Dufour, Gary (with Siné Macpherson)
  • Fay, Peter
  • Fox, Paul
  • France, Christine
  • Free, Renee
  • Haines, Robert
  • Havilah, Lisa
  • Hobbs, Michael
  • James, Bruce
  • Kelly, Betty
  • Kolenberg, Hendrik
  • Leggett, Mike
  • Macpherson, Siné (with Gary Dufour)
  • Masselos, Jim
  • McBride, John
  • McCullough, Tom
  • McDonald, Frank
  • McGeachy, Sylvia
  • McPhee, John
  • Mendelssohn, Joanna
  • Mollison, James
  • Moriarty, Stanley
  • Newton, Gael
  • Palmer, Jock
  • Pearce, Barry
  • Scarlett, Ken
  • Stephen, Ann
  • Sternberg, Goldie and Edward
  • Thomas, Clarice
  • Tuckson, Margaret
  • Watters, Frank
  • Whitsed Dovey, John
  • Willoughby, Barry
  • Worcester, Royal (Roy)
  • Wrobel, Elinor
  • Zander, Clarice

Are you planning to visit?

Although general access to the library and archive is not currently possible, researchers can make an appointment to visit, specifying the resources they wish to use in advance, with at least two days’ notice.
10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday
Tel 02 9225 1785

Read the latest visit information

Contact the library and archive

Tel 02 9225 1785

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