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Studio visit: emerging artists

Go behind the scenes with contemporary artists

Image: Siena White in her studio at the National Art School 2014 (detail). Photo by Simone Griffin.

Saturday 11 April 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Coffee tour of the collection

Personalities across the ages

Image: Hugh Ramsay The sisters 1904 (detail)

Tuesday 7 April 2015, 10.30am
Saturday 11 April 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Collection Circle private tours

Conversations with a new acquisition

Image: Ah Xian Evolutionaura13: Taihu rock-1 2011-13 © Ah Xian

Tuesday 17 March 2015, 10.30am
Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6.15pm
Wednesday 8 April 2015, 6.15pm
Tuesday 14 April 2015, 2pm

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

Mason Kimber artist talk

Visit Galerie pompom

Image: Mason Kimber Green Court 2015 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Galerie pompom.

Tuesday 14 April 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

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

Day tour: Hazelhurst

The triumph of modernism in the art of Australia

Image: John Olsen Salute to Cerberus 1965 (detail), oil on plywood, 185 × 244.5 cm, gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001, TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Saturday 18 April 2015, 9.45am

Duration 6 hours, 15 minutes
Charges apply

Street art walking tour: Redfern BOOKED OUT

We'll take the Blak way home

Sunday 19 April 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Coffee tour: The photograph and Australia

Rediscover the sense of wonder a photo can induce

Saturday 18, Thursday 23 April 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Collection stories: Nicole and Chico Monks

A sneak peek into a private collection

Image: Nicole Monks at home with Tony Tuckson artwork in background. Photo by Prue Aja.

Thursday 23 April 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Private eye: Macquarie Group Collection

A guided tour of a unique collection

Image: 50 Martin Place

Thursday 23 April 2015, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Tours for tots 2015: Dress ups

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 April 2015
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Studio tour: Sarah O’Sullivan

Go behind the scenes with a ceramic artist

Image: courtesy the artist

Saturday 2 May 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

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

Skin exhibition tour and talk

Visit Studio W and hear from the artists

Image: Siena White Skin 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist

Tuesday 19 May 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Conservation tour: Caring for the art

Go behind the scenes at the Gallery

Image: Conservation treatment of WC Piguenit The flood in the Darling 1890 1895

Wednesday 20 May 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

Tours for tots 2015: Myths and legends

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 May 2015
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Collection visit: Laura Jones, Alexandra Standen and Mirra Whale

A sneak peek into a private collection

Image: courtesy Alexandra Standen

Thursday 28 May 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

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

Japanese-language guided tour: The photograph and Australia

日本語ガイドツアー: 写真とオーストラリア

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

Wednesdays 11am
6 May - 3 June 2015

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

Korean-language guided tour: The photograph and Australia

한국어 안내 관람: 사진과 호주

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

Wednesdays 11am
1 April 2014 - 3 June 2015

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

Cantonese-language guided tour: The photograph and Australia

粵語導覽 : 攝影和澳大利亞

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

Saturdays 2pm
4 April - 6 June 2015

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

Mandarin-language guided tour: The photograph and Australia

普通話導覽 : 攝影和澳大利亞

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

Saturdays 2pm
4 April - 6 June 2015

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

Guided tour: The photograph and Australia

An introduction to the exhibition

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

Daily 12pm, Wednesday 6pm
21 March - 8 June 2015

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

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

Tours for tots 2015: Colour

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Thursday 25 and Tuesday 30 June 2015
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

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

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

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

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

Gallery Express 2015

A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2015
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

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

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

11am daily
except 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Asian art guided tour

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

Image: Rodney Glick, Made Leno, Wayan Darmadi, Dewa Tirtayasa, Christopher Hill Everyone no 83 2009

12pm daily
except 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

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

2pm daily
except 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Tuesdays 11am (except January, last 3 weeks of December and public holidays)
Last 2014 tour: 9 December
First 2015 tour: 3 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Collection highlights tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

11am daily
except 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

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 2014 tour: 12 December
First 2015 tour: 6 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 2014 tour: 12 December
First 2015 tour: 6 February

Duration 1 hour
Free

Thursdays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays)
Last 2014 tour: 11 December
First 2015 tour: 5 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free