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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.

Auslan-interpreted talk: ARTEXPRESS

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Ashley Curtis, Central Coast Grammar School Spherical dimensions of the garden and the grave (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2015

Sunday 29 March 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour: Adventures through the Australian landscape

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Tom Roberts Holiday sketch at Coogee 1888 (detail)

Thursday 16 April 2015, 10.30am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Stories behind the works

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Basile Lemeunier Portrait of Édouard Detaille 1891 (detail)

Sunday 26 April 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: The photograph and Australia

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: David Moore Migrants arriving in Sydney 1966 (detail), gelatin silver photograph, 30.2 × 43.5 cm, gift of the artist 1997 © Lisa, Karen, Michael and Matthew Moore

Thursday 7 May 2015, 2pm

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

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

InterACTive art

Image: Daniel Cordeaux and Monique Dykstra

Sunday 8 February, 29 March, 10 May 2015, 2.30pm
29 March is Auslan-interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: The photograph and Australia

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: David Moore Migrants arriving in Sydney 1966 (detail), gelatin silver photograph, 30.2 × 43.5 cm, gift of the artist 1997 © Lisa, Karen, Michael and Matthew Moore

Saturday 16 May 2015, 1pm

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

Art and dementia tour: Inspired by colour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Sol LeWitt Non-geometric form (splotch) #5 1999 © Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 21 May 2015, 10.30am

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

Community access tour and workshop: Focus

Tour and artmaking activity for people of all ages and abilities

Image: Max Dupain Sunbaker 1937 (detail), gelatin silver photograph, 37.9 × 42.8 cm, , Art Gallery of NSW, purchased 1976

Friday 29 May 2015, 11am

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

Artists talks: The photographer’s eye

Hear the stories behind the photographs

Image: Patrick Pound with Rowan McNaught The compound lens project 2014-15 (detail) projection and web, room in a room, approx 480 × 480 cm, collection of the artists © Patrick Pound and Rowan McNaught

Saturdays, 2pm
2 - 30 May 2015
16 May is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Auslan-interpreted talk: Loud

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Miwa Yanagi Yuka 2000, printed 2007 from the series My grandmothers © Miwa Yanagi

Sunday 31 May 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

Didgeridoo dance

Image: Matthew Doyle

Sunday 31 May 2015, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

Commedia dell'arte

Image: Dennis Murphy

Sunday 26 April and 14 June 2015, 2.30pm
26 April is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia tour: Go east

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Nortse Zen meditation 2012 © the artist

Thursday 18 June 2015, 10.30am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Mad through the darkness

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Fred Leist The pigeon loft 1917 (detail)

Sunday 28 June 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

The fabuloso feast of Fernanda

Image: Bronwyn Vaughan

Sunday 28 June 2015, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Audio-description tour: Matisse and the moderns

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Henri Matisse The codomas 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse

Thursday 9 July 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour: Matisse and the moderns

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Henri Matisse The horse, the rider and the clown 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse

Thursday 16 July 2015, 10.30am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: The impact of colour

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Patrick Heron Big rumbold orange: December 1970 1970 (detail) © Patrick Heron, 1970/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 26 July 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour: It's all in the face

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Agnolo Bronzino Cosimo I de’ Medici in armour c1545 (detail)

Thursday 20 August 2015, 10.30am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: What are you looking at?

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: William Dobell Margaret Olley 1948 (detail)

Sunday 30 August 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: Archibald Prize 2015

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Tim Maguire Cate, take 1 / Cate, take 2 (detail), Archibald Prize 2014 finalist

Thursday 3 September 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Matisse and the moderns

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Image: Henri Matisse The knife thrower 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse

Sunday 27 September 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

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

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

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

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