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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

Japanese-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

An introduction to art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Fridays 11am
18 March – 3 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

New World Art Prize and Vivid tour

Explore the creative hub of Chippendale

Image courtesy David Clare

Friday 3 June 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Korean-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

한국어 안내 투어: 시드니 비엔날레

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturdays 11am
2 April - 4 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
18 March – 5 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

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

Tours for tots: Around the world

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 June 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Korean-language guided tour: Tang

한국어 안내 투어: 당

Image: Camel rider and camel 742 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Wednesdays 11am
8 June - 6 July 2016

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

Guided tour: Tang

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Camel rider and camel 742 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Daily 12pm, 9 April – 10 July 2016
Wednesdays 7pm, 11 May – 6 July 2016

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

Cantonese-language guided tour: Tang

粵語導覽: 唐都遺珍

Image: Camel rider and camel 742 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Sundays 2pm
10 April - 10 July 2016

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

Mandarin-language guided tour: Tang

普通話導覽: 唐都遺珍

Image: Camel rider and camel 742 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Sundays 2pm
10 April - 10 July 2016

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

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

Art and away

Visit Campbelltown Arts Centre and Parramatta Artists Studios

Image: John Peart Scrimmage 1972 (detail), Campbelltown Arts Centre collection

Saturday 16 July 2016, 9am

Duration 8 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Tours for tots: Distortion

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 July 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with a Deaf presenter

Wed 10 August 2016, 7.15pm (45 minutes)
Sun 28 August 2016, 2.30pm (1 hour)

Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Tours for tots: Tea time

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Thursday 25 and Tuesday 30 August 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

Express tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

A half hour of highlights from the 2016 exhibition

Image: Kim Leutwyler Start the riot (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

Monday-Friday 12.30pm
Saturday-Sunday 1pm
16 July – 9 October 2016

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

Guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

An hour of highlights from the 2016 exhibition

Image: Carla Fletcher Jenny Kee (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

Monday-Friday 1.30pm, 3pm
Wednesday 5.30pm, 7.15pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am, 3pm
16 July – 9 October 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
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

Tours for tots: Zoom in on nature

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 October 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

Tours for tots: Found, collected and assembled

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Thursday 24 and Tuesday 29 November 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2016

A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2016
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

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

Aboriginal art guided tour

A guided introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection

Image: Cornelia Tipuamantumirri Winga (Tidal movement, waves) 2012 © Cornelia Tipuamantumirri

Daily 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Asian art guided tour

An introduction to Asian art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Moon of pure snow at Asano river – Chikako, the filial daughter (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Daily 12pm
from 20 August 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Australian collection guided tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection

Image: Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927 © Margaret Rose Preston Estate

Daily 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Tuesdays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Collection highlights tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

Daily 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary art guided tour

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Frank Stella Khurasan Gate variation II 1097 (detail) © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Daily 1pm
Wednesdays 7.15pm, except 20, 27 January 2016
With focus on the Biennale of Sydney, 18 March – 5 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Japanese-language guided tour

日本語による美術鑑賞ツアー

Fridays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays)
With focus on the Biennale of Sydney, 18 March – 3 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour

한국어 안내 투어

Fridays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Thursdays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free