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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 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
  • Society of Artists, Sydney
  • Sydney Art on Paper Fair
  • Sydney Camera Circle
  • Sydney Printmakers


  • Allen, Prue
  • Batchen, Geoffrey
  • Bond, Tony
  • 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
  • James, Bruce
  • Kelly, Betty
  • Kolenberg, Hendrik
  • 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
  • Sternberg, Goldie and Edward
  • Thomas, Clarice
  • Tuckson, Margaret
  • Watters, Frank
  • Whitsed Dovey, John
  • Willoughby, Barry
  • Worcester, Royal (Roy)
  • Wrobel, Elinor
  • Zander, Clarice

Library and archive

Open to the public
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am–4pm
Wednesday 10am–6.30pm
Saturday 12-4pm
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)