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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.

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

Children's access workshop: Drawing express

Artmaking for kids with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Noel McKenna Animals I have known 2015-16 (detail) © Noel McKenna

Thursday 29 September 2016, 11am

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

Children's access workshop: Cut, colour, action

Artmaking for kids with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Colin Lanceley The dry salvages 1963-64 (detail) © Estate of Colin Lanceley. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 11am

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

Audio-description tour: Sentient lands

For blind and vision-impaired visitors

Image: Emily Kam Ngwarray Untitled (Alhalker) 1992 (detail) © Emily Kam Ngwarray. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 11am

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

Community access tour and workshop: Beyond words

For adults with specific needs

Image: Wang Zhen Nine years facing the wall late 1800s – early 1900s (detail)

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 11am

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

Kitsuke: the art of wearing the kimono

Tae Gessner in conversation with Fenella Kernebone

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Cooling off at Shijō (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 6.30pm
Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan tour: Yoshitoshi

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with a Deaf presenter

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Moonlight patrol – Saitō Toshimitsu (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 7.15pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia: Beyond words

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Prince Sikandar Jah of Hyderabad c1780-1800 (detail)

Thursday 20 October 2016, 10.30am

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

Auslan talk: Art and creative thinking

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with a Deaf presenter

Sunday 30 October 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia: Narrative, memory and experience

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Catherine O’Donnell Inhabited Space 2015-16 (detail) © Catherine O’Donnell

Thursday 17 November 2016, 10.30am

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

Audio-description tour: A contemporary touch

For blind and vision-impaired visitors

Image: Richard Deacon Listening to reason 1986 © Richard Deacon

Wednesday 23 November 2016, 11am

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

Community access tour and workshop: Drawing and experience

For adults with specific needs

Image: Richard Lewer It feels like an increased sensitivity… 2015 (detail) © Richard Lewer

Thursday 24 November 2016, 11am

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

Auslan talk: Recent forms of photography

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with a Deaf presenter

Sunday 27 November 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 45 minutes
Free

Art and dementia: Creative possibilities for photography

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 15 December 2016, 10.30am

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

Children’s access workshop: Strike a pose

Artmaking for children with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Sir Joshua Reynolds James Maitland, 7th Earl of Lauderdale 1759-60 (detail)

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 11am

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

Art and dementia: The body

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: John Gibson Narcissus post 1829 (detail)

Thursday 19 January 2017, 10.30am

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

Community access tour and workshop: Nude

For adults with specific needs

Image: William Etty Candaules, King of Lydia, shews his wife by stealth to Gyges, one of his ministers, as she goes to bed, exhibited 1830 (detail), oil paint on canvas, 45.1 × 55.9 cm, Tate: Presented by Robert Vernon 1847. Image © Tate London, 2016

Tuesday 6 December 2016, 11am
Friday 20 January 2017, 11am

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

Auslan tour: Nude

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with a Deaf presenter

Image: Amedeo Modigliani Seated nude with necklace (Nu assis au collier) 1917 (detail), oil paint on canvas, 91.5 × 59.7 cm, The Lewis Collection

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 7.15pm
Sunday 29 January 2017, 1.30pm

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

Art and dementia: Nude

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: William Strang The temptation 1899 (detail), oil paint on canvas, 122 × 137.2 cm, Tate: Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1999. Image © Tate London, 2016

Thursday 2 February 2017, 10.30am

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