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Coming Access program events (view Calendar)

At the Gallery, we want to share our collection, exhibitions and events and our passion for art. Our range of access programs is aimed at engaging diverse audiences with different needs.

Upcoming scheduled access programs and events are listed here. Most do not require booking.

We also offer programs on demand, which must be booked in advance. Find out more about the Gallery’s access programs.

Audio-description tour: Archibald Prize 2015

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Guy Morgan Louise Voigt, CEO Barnardos Australia (after retinal detachment), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

Thursday 3 September 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

The art of drawing

Image: David Legge

Sunday 26 July and 13 September 2015, 2.30pm
26 July is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015 with Stefan Kater

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Stefan Kater A black diamond, Sulman Prize 2015 finalist

Wednesday 16 September 2015, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Free with exhibition entry

Art and dementia tour: Our spirits lie in the water

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Ginger Riley Munduwalawala Nyamiyukanji, the river country 1997 (detail) © Estate Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, courtesy of Alcaston

Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Late night laughs

Featuring some of Australia’s funniest comedians

Image: Cocky & Pompous

Wednesdays 6.30pm
2-23 September 2015
16 September is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Children’s access tour: Bush adventures

For kids with disability, their families or carers

Image: Arthur Collingridge A token of friendship 1890 (detail)

Thursday 24 September 2015, 11.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings recommended

Auslan-interpreted talk and workshop: Matisse and the moderns

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors of all ages

Image: Henri Matisse The knife thrower 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 27 September 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Children’s access tour: Character capers

For kids with disability, their families or carers

Image: Thomas Cooper Gotch My crown and sceptre 1891 (detail)

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 11.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings recommended

Children’s access workshop: Colour and collage

Artmaking for kids with disability, their families or carers

Wednesday 23 September 2015, 11am
Thursday 1 October 2015, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings recommended

Chromoscope performance

The Etcetera Duo bring art to life

Image: Etcetera Duo

Sunday 20 September 2015, 2.30pm
Tuesdays - Fridays, 22 September - 2 October, 1.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Grand Courts
Free

Audio-description tour: Julia Margaret Cameron

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Julia Margaret Cameron Whisper of the Muse 1865 (detail), Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Thursday 8 October 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Art and dementia tour: Characters in Australian art

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Nora Heysen Self portrait 1932 (detail) © Lou Klepac

Thursday 15 October 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted talk: Conversations about art

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 25 October 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: The Greats

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Paul Gauguin Three Tahitians 1899 (detail), oil on canvas, 107 × 127 cm, National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Thursday 5 November 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Art and dementia tour: Breaking conventions

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Ugo Rondinone SIEBTERJULIZWEITAUSENDUNDNULL 2000 © Ugo Rondinone

Thursday 19 November 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted talk: The power of great art

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Paul Cézanne Banks of the Marne c1888 (detail)

Sunday 29 November 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

Didgeridoo dance

Image: Matthew Doyle

Sunday 12 July and 29 November 2015, 2.30pm
29 November is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Audio-description tour: Collection highlights

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Thursday 3 December 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

InterACTive art

Image: Daniel Cordeaux and Monique Dykstra

Sunday 9 August, 25 October, 13 December 2015, 2.30pm
25 October is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia tour: Feel the heat

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Hans Heysen The hill of the creeping shadow 1929 (detail) © C Heysen

Thursday 17 December 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

Commedia dell'arte

Sunday 11 October and 27 December 2015, 2.30pm
27 December is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free