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Special Collections

The Art Collection includes material across a diverse range of art and design topics. Historical publications from the South Australian School of Art along with past student works are also held in the Collection. Some books are rare, fragile, or valuable, including limited editions. Some books contain material that could be considered controversial and may cause offence. 

Banner picture - Artists books display, Art Special Collection, UniSA Library 2021
Access and explore the collection

The Collection is housed in the Jeffrey Smart Building at the University of South Australia City West Campus. Access is by appointment only. Some items may be borrowed for teaching purposes by UniSA staff.

Contact Ask the Library to make an appointment or for more information.

You can explore the collection through searching the Special Collections Catalogue.

From the Collection

[School of Design Art Club magazine]. (1889). School of Design Art Club.

The Paint pot : a magazine of the students of the School of Fine Arts, North Adelaide, South Australia. (1925). School of Fine Arts.

The forerunner. (1930). South Australian School of Arts and Crafts.

School of Design. (1895). [Photographs of student works, School of Art, 1895-1921]. The School.

Masterpieces of Western and Near Eastern ceramics. (1978). Kodansha ; distributed by Kodansha International/USA through Harper & Row and (1976). Oriental ceramics, the world's great collections / honorary supervisors, Fujio Koyama, John A. Pope. Kodansha

Australian chivalry : reproductions in colour and duo-tone of official war paintings (1933). Australian War Memorial.

Pugh, C. (1983). A year of orchids. Richard Griffin.

School of Art letter book. (1900).

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