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Archive talk Celebrating Sydney

Unknown photographer Peter Kingston as a laughing clown at Luna Park, Sydney c1980, Peter Kingston archive, National Art Archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Unknown photographer Peter Kingston as a laughing clown at Luna Park, Sydney c1980, Peter Kingston archive, National Art Archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new library is home to Australia’s first dedicated art library for children as well as the National Art Archive, which includes the personal archives of many Australian artists. 

Join our library staff on lower level 3 of our historic building, now known as the South Building, for a show-and-tell of treasures from the archive, and hear some of the stories behind the art. 

From Luna Park to the Sydney red gum, discover how Sydney has influenced and inspired artists through an exploration of their art and objects from their archives. 

Suitable for the whole family, from the very young to the young at heart.  

The event is part of celebrations to mark the opening of the Art Gallery’s new building, known as the North Building, in December 2022.

During the opening celebrations (3–11 December), the library will be open from 10am to 4pm daily and until 6.30pm on Wednesday.

More about the opening celebrations

Archive talk Celebrating Sydney

Saturdays, Sundays 3–11 December 2022
3.30pm

Duration 45 minutes

Art Gallery of New South Wales

South Building

Lower level 3, Library, archive and children’s art library

🛈 Find out what you need to know before visiting

Event is free, no bookings required
A free booked ticket is required to visit the Art Gallery during our opening weekend (3–4 December). Find out more

Capacity for this event is limited. We apologise if, due to numbers, you are not able to participate on the day.