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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.

Art and dementia: Meditating on Morandi

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Giorgio Morandi Still life 1947 (detail) © Giorgio Morandi/SIAE. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 18 February 2016, 10.30am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: The transforming power of art

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Fiona Hall Slash and burn 1997 (detail) © Fiona Hall

Sunday 28 February 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia: The impact of colour

For people living with dementia and their carers

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

Thursday 17 March 2016, 10.30am

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

Bill Henson and John Armstrong in conversation

The artist and philosopher discuss the therapeutic role of art

Image: Bill Henson. Photo: Jessica Hromas

Thursday 24 March 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Auslan-interpreted talk: ARTEXPRESS

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Shannon Syme, Kinross Wolaroi School At face value (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2016

Sunday 27 March 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Seniors Week tour: Biennale of Sydney

Take a mindful approach to contemporary art

Image: Yin-Ju Chen Leiyu Massacre, Taiwan, 1987 2014 from the series Liquidation Maps, charcoal, pencil, 125 × 126 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Yin-Ju Chen

Tuesday 5 April 2016 11am
Thursday 7 April 2016 2pm

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

Saturday 9 April 2016, 11am
Thursday 14 April 2016, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Form in space

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Bertram Mackennal The dancer 1904 (detail)

Thursday 21 April 2016, 10.30am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: The art of reflection

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Giorgio Morandi Still life 1947 (detail) © Giorgio Morandi/SIAE. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 24 April 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Thursday 28 April 2016, 11am
Friday 6 May 2016, 11am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Biennale of Sydney

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

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

Art and dementia: Biennale of Sydney

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Mella Jaarsma The Landscaper 2013 (detail), costume: painted and carved wooden panels, iron, leather, Sufi dancer, HD video, 3 min 40 sec, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Thursdays and Fridays, 10.30am
7 & 8 April, 5, 6 & 19 May, 9 June & 10 June 2016

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
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 16 June 2016, 10.30am

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

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

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

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

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