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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.

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with a Deaf presenter

Image: Lucy Culliton Lucy and fans (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

Wed 10 August 2016, 7.15pm (45 minutes)
Sun 28 August 2016, 1.30pm (1 hour)

Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Auslan-interpreted talk: Portraits and personal identity

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Grace Crowley Portrait of Lucie Beynis 1929 (detail) © Reproduced with permission of Grace Crowley Estate

Sunday 28 August 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Celebrity talks: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

The influence of Frida and Diego

Image: Florence Arquin Untitled (Frida Kahlo in Coyoacán, Mexico) early 1940s (detail). Courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc

Wednesdays 6.30pm
10-31 August 2016
10 August is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia: Art and experimentation

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 15 September 2016, 10.30am

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

Community access tour and workshop: Art of parts

For adults with specific needs

Image: Rosalie Gascoigne Enamel ware 1976 (detail) © Rosalie Gascoigne, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 22 September 2016, 11am

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

Audio-description tour: Archibald Prize 2016

For blind and vision-impaired visitors

Image: Rosemary Valadon The Scribbler (Luke Sciberras) (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

Wednesday 27 July 2016, 2pm
Thursday 25 August 2016, 1pm
Friday 23 September 2016, 1pm

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

Auslan-intepreted talk and workshop: Drawing

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors and their families

Image: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Djorra (paper) I 2014 (detail) © Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

Sunday 25 September 2016, 1.30pm

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

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