The Department of Prints and Drawings is responsible for over one third of the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection, and is known for its outstanding holdings of works on paper from the 1400s to the present day. The European collection charts the history of Western graphic art from the late Middle Ages to the present and includes major holdings of work by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya and William Blake among other artists. The Australian collection comprehensively represents the history and development of the graphic arts in Australia from settlement to the present and is distinguished by its repository collection of prints by Fred Williams. The collection encompasses drawings, watercolours, prints, posters, illustrated books, sketchbooks and miniatures. Changing displays of works on paper are rotated in the permanent collection galleries at NGV International and the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
The Department has a Print Study Room where visitors can view works by prior appointment.
Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings
Curator, Prints and Drawings
Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings