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Community access tour and workshop: Archibald Prize 2016

For adults with specific needs

Image: Nick Stathopoulos Deng (detail), Archibald Prize 201 finalist

Wednesday 24 August 2016, 11am

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

Drawing for expression: Drawing from news

With Juliet Holmes a Court

Image: courtesy Juliet Holmes a Court

Sunday 28 August 2016, 10am

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

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

Drop in and draw: September

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi The moon glimmers like bright snow… (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Saturday 3 September 2016, 11am – 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Workshop: Creative calligraphy

With Liwanna Chan

Image: Zhu Nan Calligraphy 18th century

Sunday 11 September 2016, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Weekend workshop: Cityscapes

With Celia Gullett

Image: Roland Wakelin Down the hills to Berry’s Bay 1916 (detail) © Roland Wakelin Estate

Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 September 2016
10am - 4pm

Duration 12 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Drop in and make: Crafty kimono cards

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Bon Festival moon (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Sundays 11am – 4pm
4, 18 September 2016

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Drawn to life workshop

Life drawing with Siena White in her studio

Wednesday 21 September 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Community access tour and workshop: Art of parts

For adults with specific needs

Image: Rosalie Gascoigne Enamel ware 1976 (detail) © Rosalie Gascoigne, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 22 September 2016, 11am

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

Peter Griffen workshops 2016

Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

Various Fridays-Sundays in 2016
See listing for details

Charges apply

Face off BOOKED OUT

Portrait drawing with Mike Barnard

Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

Sunday 24 July 2016, 1pm
Sunday 25 September 2016, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Auslan-intepreted talk and workshop: Drawing

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors and their families

Image: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Djorra (paper) I 2014 (detail) © Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

Sunday 25 September 2016, 1.30pm

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

Family workshop: An introduction to Chinese calligraphy

School holiday activity for children aged 5-8

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Stencil art demonstration

See stencil artist Luke Cornish painting in action

Image: Luke Cornish Father Bob (detail), Archibald Prize 2012 finalist

Saturday 10 September 2016, 11am
Wednesday 28 September 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Cafe foyer
Free

Children's access workshop: Drawing express

Artmaking for kids with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Noel McKenna Animals I have known 2015-16 (detail) © Noel McKenna

Thursday 29 September 2016, 11am

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

Drop in and draw: October

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Larrani 2014 © Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

Saturday 1 October 2016, 11am – 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Lower level 2
Free

Clay Club

School holiday activity for teenagers

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Children's access workshop: Cut, colour, action

Artmaking for kids with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Colin Lanceley The dry salvages 1963-64 (detail) © Estate of Colin Lanceley. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 11am

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

Community access tour and workshop: Beyond words

For adults with specific needs

Image: Wang Zhen Nine years facing the wall late 1800s – early 1900s (detail)

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 11am

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

Drop in and collage

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: David Aspden Coast III 1978 (detail) © Karen Aspden

Wednesdays 5.30pm
12, 19 October 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Function space
Free

Japanese bookbinding workshop

With Michelle Lackenby

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Sunday 23 October 2016, 10am

Duration 5 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

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

High-moon haiku

Free drop-in writing activity

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi The bottom of the bucket / which Lady Chiyo filled has fallen out / the moon has no home in the water (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Saturdays 2-3pm
22, 29 October 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Drawing the collection 2016

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Various weekends in 2016, 10am - 4pm
See listing for dates

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Drop in and draw: November

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 5 November 2016, 11am – 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
Free

Drop in and make: Pieces of art

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Katherine Hattam The integrity of the personality 2014 (detail) © Katherine Hattam

Sundays 11am – 4pm
16 October, 6 November 2016

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Workshops: Keeping it contemporary

With Karen O’Connor

Image: courtesy Karen O’Connor

Various Saturdays in 2016, 10.30am
See listing for details

Duration 5 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Absolute beginners 2016

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2016, 1pm
See listing for dates

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Printing under the sun

Solar-plate printmaking with Andrew Totman

Image: courtesy Andrew Totman

Sunday 20 November 2016, 10.15am

Duration 5 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Community access tour and workshop: Drawing and experience

For adults with specific needs

Image: Richard Lewer It feels like an increased sensitivity… 2015 (detail) © Richard Lewer

Thursday 24 November 2016, 11am

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

Art essentials 2016

With Brenda Tye

Various Fridays in 2016, 10.30am
See listing for details

Duration 5 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Life drawing 2016 BOOKED OUT

Classes at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Saturdays 10.30am - 12.30pm
Term 1: 13 February - 19 March 2016 (booked out)
Term 2: 7 May - 11 June 2016 (booked out)
Term 3: 6 August - 10 September 2016 (booked out)
Term 4: 22 October - 26 November 2016 (booked out)

Duration 2 hours
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Charges apply

Follow the curve 2016 BOOKED OUT

Six-week drawing course at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley Studio with Whiteley’s Alchemy 1972-73 © Wendy Whiteley

Saturdays 1.30 - 3.30pm
Course 1: 13 February - 19 March 2016 (booked out)
Course 2: 7 May - 11 June 2016 (booked out)
Course 3: 6 August - 10 September 2016 (booked out)
Course 4: 22 October - 26 November 2016 (booked out)

Duration 2 hours
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Charges apply

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

Drop in and draw: December

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: Gilbert Bayes The offerings of war 1923 (detail)

Saturday 3 December 2016, 11am – 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Free

Drop in and make: Fancy fish, beautiful birds

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Eight-panel 'Munjado-chaekkori’ screen 19th century (detail)

Sundays 11am – 4pm
20 November, 4 December 2016

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art Club 2016

For children aged 9-13

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

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

Kids Club 2016

For children aged 5–8

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
See listing for details

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

Make your own zine

Free activity for all ages during Gallery opening hours

Daily during Gallery opening hours

Location: Contemporary galleries
Free