Announcing a New Partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The University of Washington Press is pleased to announce the distribution of both forthcoming and backlist titles from the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) in North America, effective April 1, 2015.

The first two books we will distribute for them—Theatre of Dreams, Theatre of Play: No and Kyogen in Japan by Khanh Trinh and Drawing Out: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2014 by Anne Ryan—will be announced in our Fall 2015 catalog.

From “Drawing Out”: John Wolseley “A Clarence Galaxia in the Ancient Sphagnum Bogs – Skullbone Plains, Tasmania 2013” (detail), watercolor, graphite on paper, 140 × 300 cm. Collection of the artist, courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Established in Sydney in 1871, AGNSW is proud to present fine international and Australian art. Originally named the Academy of Art and given “the purposes of promoting fine arts through lecture, art classes, and regular exhibitions,” the Gallery quickly began acquiring art work and became the National Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1883. Currently publishing between five to ten titles a year, their catalog also includes a strong backlist. Their collection of publications has been distributed by Yale and, most recently, Prestel before moving to the University of Washington Press.

The University of Washington Press distributes a variety of publishers, including other key Australian art publishers, National Gallery of Australia and Power Publications. Established in 1915, the University of Washington Press is recognized as the leading publisher of scholarly books and distinguished works of regional nonfiction in the Pacific Northwest.

University of Washington Press Director Nicole Mitchell commented, “We’re very happy to welcome the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Their high quality publications on Australian and Asian-Pacific art are a wonderful complement to our books and we’re delighted to represent them in the North American markets.”