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Coffee afternoon: The Greats

For members and guests

Image: Sir Joshua Reynolds The Ladies Waldegrave 1780-81 (detail), oil on canvas, 143 × 168.3 cm, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Tuesday 1 December 2015 & 2 February 2016, 1pm
Saturday 5 December 2015 & 6 February 2016, 1pm

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

Asian art guided tour

A guided introduction to art from China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia

Image: Gajin Fujita Southland standoff 2013 (detail) © Gajin Fujita.

Daily 12pm until 7 February
Resuming later in 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour: The Greats

한국어 해설 감상: 대 명작들

Image: Jean-Antoine Watteau Fêtes Vénitiennes (Venetian pleasures) 1718-19 (detail), oil on canvas, 55.9 × 45.7 cm, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Wednesdays, 11am
28 October – 16 December 2015
6 January – 13 February 2016

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

Audio-description tour: The Greats

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Paul Gauguin Three Tahitians 1899 (detail), oil on canvas, 73 × 94 cm, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Thursday 5 November 2015, 2pm
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 2pm

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

Japanese-language guided tour: The Greats

日本語ガイドツアー : The Greats~巨匠たち~展

Image: Jean-Antoine Watteau Fêtes Vénitiennes (Venetian pleasures) 1718-19 (detail), oil on canvas, 55.9 × 45.7 cm, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11am
24 October – 19 December 2015
6 January – 13 February 2016

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

Express tour: European collection

A half hour of highlights in the Gallery

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

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 1pm
24 October - 19 December 2015
6 January - 13 February 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Guided tour: The Greats

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Jean-Antoine Watteau Fêtes Vénitiennes (Venetian pleasures) 1718-19 (detail), oil on canvas, 55.9 × 45.7 cm, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Daily 11.30am, 2pm
24 Oct - 22 Dec 2015, 4 Jan - 14 Feb 2016
Wednesdays 7.15pm, 28 Oct - 9 Dec, 6 Jan - 10 Feb
Thursdays & Fridays 7.15pm, 7-29 Jan

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

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

Art walking tour: Gordon Elliott Collection and Carriageworks

Explore private and public contemporary art

Image: El Anatsui Stressed World 2011 © El Anatsui. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Saturday 20 February 2016, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Auspicious symbols tour in Cantonese

如意吉祥粵語導覽

Image: Dish with design of five red bats 1723-35 (detail), Jingdezhen ware, China

Sundays 7-21 February 2016, 1pm
Tuesdays 9-16 February 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auspicious symbols tour in Mandarin

如意吉祥普通話導覽

Image: Dish with design of five red bats 1723-35 (detail), Jingdezhen ware, China

Sundays 7-21 February 2016, 1pm
Thursdays 11-18 February 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auspicious symbols tour in English

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Image: Dish with design of five red bats 1723-35 (detail), Jingdezhen ware, China

Sundays 7-21 February 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Wednesday 10 or 24 February 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Tours for tots: February 2016

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 February 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

Tours for tots: March 2016

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds.

Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 March 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

Tours for tots: April 2016

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

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

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

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

Tours for tots: May 2016

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Thursday 26 and Tuesday 31 May 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

Guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

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

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

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

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

Tours for tots: June 2016

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

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

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

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)
Last 2015 tour: 15 December
First 2016 tour: 2 February

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)
Last 2015 tour: 18 December
First 2016 tour: 5 February

Duration 1 hour
Free

Korean-language guided tour

무료 한국어 아트 투어

Fridays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays)
Last 2015 tour: 18 December
First 2016 tour: 5 February

Duration 1 hour
Free

Thursdays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays)
Last 2015 tour: 17 December
First 2016 tour: 4 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free