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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.

Panel: Art and mindfulness BOOKED OUT

Hear about the links between art and health

Saturday 28 May 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Auslan tour: Biennale of Sydney

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with Stefan Kater and Danni Wright

Image: Dane Mitchell All Whatness is Wetness 2015, installation view (2015) at Raebervonstenglin, Zurich. Courtesy of the artist

Saturday 9 April 2016 11am
Wednesday 20 April 2016, 7.15pm
Sunday 29 May 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: Biennale of Sydney

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Jumana Manna A magical substance flows into me 2015 (detail of video still), HD video, 70 mins. Co-commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation and Chisenhale Gallery with Malmo Konsthall and the Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery, New York

Thursday 31 March 2016, 11am
Wednesday 6 April, 1 June 2016, 11am

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

Audio-description tour: Tang

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Horse 718 (detail), Zhaoling Museum

Wednesday 8 June 2016, 2pm

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

Art and dementia: People, place and imagination

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1972 (detail), The Lewis Collection © David Hockney

Thursday 16 June 2016, 10.30am

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

Community access tour and workshop: Tang

For adults with specific needs

Image: Foreign warrior c648 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Wednesday 23 June 2016, 11am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Art and fashion

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby Lady Oxenden c1755-c1756

Sunday 26 June 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Community access workshop: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

For adults with specific needs

Image: Juan Guzman Frida and Diego by mural 'The nightmare of war and the dream of peace’, the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico 1952 (detail). Courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc

Wednesday 13 July 2016, 11am

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

Children's access workshop: Frida's flair and style

Artmaking for kids with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Juan Guzman Frida with two birds c1940s (detail). Courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc

Thursday 14 July 2016, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Costume drama

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Frans Pourbus Portrait of a man (detail)

Thursday 15 July 2016, 10.30am

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

Auslan presentation: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Frida Kahlo Self-portrait with braid 1941 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Sunday 31 July 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Audio-description presentation: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Frida and Diego with Fulang Chang, 1937 (detail). Photographer unknown. Courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 2pm
Friday 12 August 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia: Skin deep

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog mid 1740s (detail)

Thursday 18 August 2016, 10.30am

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

Community access tour and workshop: Archibald Prize 2016

For adults with specific needs

Image: Jeremy Kibel The portrait of Doctor Dick Quan (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

Wednesday 25 August 2016, 11am

Duration 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

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with a Deaf presenter

Wed 10 August 2016, 7.15pm (30 minutes)
Sun 28 August 2016, 2.30pm (1 hour)

Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

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

Audio-description tour: Archibald Prize 2016

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Tianli Zu 'Edmund, your Twomblys are behind you’ (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 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

Art and dementia: Beyond words

For people living with dementia and their carers

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

Thursday 20 October 2016, 10.30am

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

Art and dementia: Narrative, memory and experience

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Larrani 2014 © Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

Thursday 17 November 2016, 10.30am

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

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