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Auslan-interpreted talk: Colour and movement

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Nike Savvas Rally 2014 (detail)

Sunday 27 April 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Tours for tots 2014: Animals BOOKED OUT

Fun art-making tour for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 29 April 2014
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Coffee tour: Afghanistan BOOKED OUT

Discover hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Image: Crown, gold, 45 × 13 cm, Tillya Tepe, Tomb VI, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan, Credit: Thierry Ollivier

Thursday 10 April 2014, 2pm
Tuesday 15 April 2014, 10am
Thursday 1 May 2014, 2.30pm

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

Day tour: Scenic World

Sculptures in the Blue Mountains

Saturday 3 May 2014, 8.15am

Duration 10 hours
Charges apply

High tea and a tour

Take a closer look at the work of Sol LeWitt

Sunday 11 May 2014, 1.15pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Art walk

Creative places and spaces around Chippendale

Image: InDesign Live

Saturday 17 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Mandarin-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

普通話導覽 : 悉尼雙年展

Image: Yingmei Duan Happy Yingmei 2011 (detail), performance and sound installation. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö. Performance produced by Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö (2011)

Sundays 2pm, 6 April - 25 May 2014
except Easter Sunday

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Tours for tots 2014: Lines and shapes

Fun art-making tour for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 27 May 2014
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Japanese-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

第19回シドニー・ビエンナーレ: 日本語による鑑賞ツアー

Image: Yingmei Duan Happy Yingmei 2011 (detail), performance and sound installation. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö. Performance produced by Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö (2011)

Fridays 11am, 4 April - 30 May 2014
except Good Friday and ANZAC Day

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

시드니 비엔날레 한국어 안내 투어

Image: Yingmei Duan Happy Yingmei 2011 (detail), performance and sound installation. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö. Performance produced by Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö (2011)

Fridays 11am, 4 April - 30 May 2014
except Good Friday and ANZAC Day

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Curators tour: Plumes and pearlshells

Opening walkthrough with Natalie Wilson

Image: Mendi woman carrying piglet, Mendi, Southern Highland Province, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

Friday 30 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Archaeology and museology

Exhibition tour and visit to the Nicholson Museum

Image: One of a pair of clasps, cupids on dolphins (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Saturday 31 May 2014, 11am

Duration 3 hours
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Charges apply

Cantonese-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

粵語導覽 : 悉尼雙年展

Image: Yingmei Duan Happy Yingmei 2011 (detail), performance and sound installation. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö. Performance produced by Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö (2011)

Saturdays 2pm, 5 April - 31 May 2014
except Easter Saturday

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Access day: Hidden treasures

Exhibition tour and visit to the Nicholson Museum with audio description

Image: Appliqué 'the Aphrodite of Bactia’ (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Friday 6 June 2014, 10.30am

Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Art and dementia tour: Biennale of Sydney

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Meriç Algün Ringborg The Library of Unborrowed Books, Section I: Stockholm Public Library 2012 (detail). Courtesy the artist; Galeri NON, Istanbul; and Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm. Photograph: Jean Baptiste-Béranger

Thursday and Friday, 10.30am
3 & 4 April, 1 & 2 May, 5 & 6 June 2014

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

Guided tour: Afghanistan

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: One of a pair of pendants showing the 'Dragon Master’; gold, turquoise, garnet, lapis lazuli, carnelian, pearls; 12.5 × 6.5 cm. Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

Daily 1pm, Wednesday 5.30pm
7 March – 15 June 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Tours for tots 2014: Faces

Fun art-making tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 July 2014
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Guided tour: Plumes and pearlshells

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Daily 1pm
31 May – 10 Aug 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Tours for tots 2014: Colour

Fun art-making tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 August 2014
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Japanese-language guided tour: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

日本語による能・狂言展ツアー

Image: Ko-omote mask (detail), Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

Wednesdays 11am
18 June - 10 September 2014
except 30 July

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

Guided tour: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Ko-omote mask, Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

Daily 12pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
14 June – 14 September 2014
except 28-30 July

Duration 1 hour
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Tours for tots 2014: Secret treasures

Fun art-making tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 October 2014
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2014

A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2014
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Tours for tots 2014: The desert

Fun art-making tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 November 2014
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Aboriginal art guided tour

A guided introduction to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander collection

11am daily

Duration 1 hour
Free

Asian art guided tour

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

12pm daily until 27 April 2014
resumes 18 September 2014

Duration 1 hour
Free

Australian collection guided tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection

Image: Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927 Gift of the artist 1960 © Margaret Rose Preston Estate

2pm daily

Duration 1 hour
Free

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

Duration 1 hour
Free

Collection Circle private tours: Biennale of Sydney

For Collection Circle members only

Image: Wael Shawky Al Araba Al Madfuna 2012 (video still detail). Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut and Hamburg. Photograph: Wael Shawky

Wednesday 9 April 2014, 6pm - Booked out
Wednesday 16 April 2014, 6pm
Tuesday 29 April 2014, 1.30pm
Friday 2 May 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

Collection Circle private tours: The connoisseur and the philanthropist

For Collection Circle members only

Image: Jingdezhen ware Dish with gardenia spray design 1488-1505

Tuesday 22 April & Saturday 10 May 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

Collection highlights tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

11am daily

Duration 1 hour
Free

Contemporary art guided tour

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery, including current exhibitions

12pm daily
7.15pm Wednesdays

Duration 1 hour
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

Duration 1 hour
Free

Korean-language guided tour

무료 한국어 아트 투어

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

Duration 1 hour
Free

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

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free