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Conservation tour: Caring for art BOOKED OUT

Go behind the scenes at the Gallery

Wednesday 2 September 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Audio-description tour: Archibald Prize 2015

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Guy Morgan Louise Voigt, CEO Barnardos Australia (after retinal detachment), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

Thursday 3 September 2015, 2pm

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

Studio visit: artists and designers

Go behind the scenes

Image: Louis Pratt Whatever 2012 (detail). Courtesy the artist

Saturday 5 September 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Day tour: Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery

Inspired by quilts

Image: Marion Gibson Friendship quilt c1890 (detail). Museum of Applied Art and Sciences, Sydney

Saturday 12 September 2015, 9am

Duration 7 hours
Charges apply

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015 with Stefan Kater

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Stefan Kater A black diamond, Sulman Prize 2015 finalist

Wednesday 16 September 2015, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
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

Coffee tour of the collection

Art and architecture

Tuesday 15 September 2015, 10.30am
Saturday 19 September 2015, 1.30pm

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

Arts in our Domain: The gardens

Take a walking tour with John Derum

Image: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Saturday 19 September 2015, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Kids kitchen garden tour

See how we grow

Monday 21 September 2015, 10.15am

Duration 15 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

한국어 안내 관람: 2015년도 아치볼드, 윈 그리고 술만 공모전들

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

Wednesdays 11am
22 July - 23 September 2015

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

Children’s access tour: Bush adventures

For kids with disability, their families or carers

Image: Arthur Collingridge A token of friendship 1890 (detail)

Thursday 24 September 2015, 11.30am

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

Express tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

A half hour of highlights from the 2015 exhibition

Image: Marc Etherington Del Kathryn Barton and Magic Dog (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

Monday-Friday 12.30pm
20 July - 25 September 2015

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

Mandarin-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

普通話導覽:2015年阿契伯爾獎、溫尼獎和蘇曼獎

Image: Jiawei Shen How to explain art with a white rabbit, Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

Saturdays 2pm
18 July - 26 September 2015

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

Cantonese-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

粵語導覽:2015年阿契伯爾獎、溫尼獎和蘇曼獎

Image: Jiawei Shen How to explain art with a white rabbit, Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

Sundays 2pm
19 July - 27 September 2015

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

Guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

An hour of highlights from the 2015 exhibition

Image: Richard Bell Me, Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

3pm daily
Also 5.30pm, 7.15pm Wednesday
18 July - 27 September 2015

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

Conservation tour for families

Go behind the scenes

Image: Conserving a frame

Tuesday 22 and 29 September 2015
11am, 11.30am

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

Children’s access tour: Character capers

For kids with disability, their families or carers

Image: Thomas Cooper Gotch My crown and sceptre 1891 (detail)

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 11.30am

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

Gallery Kids guided tours

We'll show you a world of colour

10.30am
Sunday 20 September 2015
Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 September
Tuesday 29 September - Thursday 1 October

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: Julia Margaret Cameron

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Julia Margaret Cameron Whisper of the Muse 1865 (detail), Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Thursday 8 October 2015, 2pm

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

Day tour: Home and garden visit

Max and Nola Tegal collection

Image: Tegal garden

Saturday 10 October 2015, 9.45am

Duration 6 hours, 15 minutes
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

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

Guided tour: Julia Margaret Cameron

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Julia Margaret Cameron Mrs Herbert Duckworth 1872 (detail), Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12pm
14 August - 24 October 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Public art walking tour: Haymarket

See art in situ

Image: Jason Wing In between two worlds 2012 (detail)

Saturday 24 October 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Arts in our Domain: North

Take a walking tour with John Derum

Image: Government House, Sydney

Saturday 24 October 2015, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Tours for tots 2015: Contemporary art

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 October 2015
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Audio-description tour: The Greats

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Paul Gauguin Three Tahitians 1899 (detail), oil on canvas, 107 × 127 cm, National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

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

Tours for tots 2015: Australian art

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 November 2015
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

12pm daily
except 28 & 29 May 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 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

11am daily
except 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary art guided tour

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Fiona Hall Fools gold 2012 © Fiona Hall

1pm daily
7.15pm Wednesdays
from 1 June 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 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