Copyright and reproductions

Copyright Notice

This website comprises and contains copyrighted materials and works. The National Gallery of Victoria respects the rights of artists and copyright holders and copyright in all materials and/or works comprising or contained within this website remains with the National Gallery of Victoria and other copyright owners as specified.

You may copy, distribute, display, download, communicate or otherwise freely deal with the information, data, documents, pages and images on this website for your own personal use for the purposes of study or research, or by Australian teachers for non-commercial educational purposes in Australian schools, universities and TAFE institutions only, provided that you do not repurpose or alter the published material in any way.

However, you must obtain specific permission from the National Gallery of Victoria if you wish to:

(a) charge others for access to the material (other than your own costs),
(b) include the material in advertising or a product for sale, or
(c) modify, repurpose or alter the published material.

To obtain such permission, please contact the following:

The Publications department of the National Gallery of Victoria

No image or documentation displayed on this site may be reproduced, communicated or copied (other than for the purposes listed above; criticism or review, or reporting the news) without the Gallery’s permission. Use and referral is allowed for the purposes of research or study so long as full and proper attribution is given. For Indigenous works, this may include the artist and community. Unauthorised commercial publication or reproduction of any part of this website is specifically prohibited. Contravention is an infringement of the Australian Copyright Act 1968.

The National Gallery of Victoria is committed to respecting the artistic and intellectual property rights of others. We have therefore taken all reasonable efforts to ensure that the reproduction of all content on these pages (including but not restricted to images, text and audio), is done with the full consent of copyright owners.

Copyright and the Reproduction of Works

If you wish to reproduce any works featured in this website, you should first contact the Copyright Co-ordinator, who can supply you with the conditions and costs associated with your request and grant appropriate reproduction rights. Where necessary, you will then be required to clear the copyright in the art work with the appropriate rights holder. The duration of copyright in other types of content featured on this website may vary and if you wish to reproduce any of it (such as text, audio-visual, graphics etc), please contact the National Gallery of Victoria who will be able to advise accordingly.

All queries in this respect should be addressed to:

Copyright Co-ordinator
National Gallery of Victoria
PO Box 7259
Melbourne Vic 3004
Fax: (61 3) 8620 2555

Copyright, Publications and Reproductions enquiries

Alternatively, you can send your query electronically using the ‘Contact us’ form, selecting ‘Reproduction Requests’ as the destination.

The NGV is committed to obtaining consent from copyright holders for content to be published (including but not restricted to images, text and audio. Sometimes, despite carrying out due diligence in trying to trace rights holders, their identity or location remains unknown. This results in so-called ‘orphan works’. The NGV believes that illustrating such orphan works online is one of the best ways to discover copyright holders. In cases where this has occurred copyright owners are invited to notify the Publications Department at