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Online tours

Listen to these audio tours of our collection, permanent galleries and exhibitions online, download for free to your MP3 player or subscribe for free as a podcast via our RSS link or via iTunes. Transcripts are also available for some tours.

Audio tours of the permanent galleries and current exhibitions can also be hired at the Gallery. See Self-guided tours at the Gallery.

  • Collection highlights tour

    Explore the Gallery in the company of past director Edmund Capon, and hear him talk about his favourite works in the collection. The tour includes Australian art from colonial to present day, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Old Masters, Asian and contemporary art.

  • Kids tour

    Explore a world of queens, bushrangers, water sprites and tomb guardians. Search the artworks for a dog called Pip and Ngak Ngak the white-breasted sea-eagle, and find a very special staircase! Suitable for 5-12 year olds (with an adult).

  • Curator insights - Anthony Bond

    Anthony Bond – until his recent retirement, Art Gallery of NSW assistant director and head of international art – shares his insights into the contemporary collection.

  • Curator insights - Wayne Tunnicliffe

    Join Wayne Tunicliffe – formerly senior curator of contemporary art and now head of Australian art at the Gallery – as he shares some of his insights into the contemporary collection.

  • Curator insights - Richard Beresford

    Richard Beresford, senior curator of European art, looks at the Gallery’s European masters.

  • Curator insights - Barry Pearce

    Barry Pearce – until his recent retirement, the Gallery’s head curator of Australian art – looks at some of the Gallery’s icons of Australian art.

  • Curator insights - Hetti Perkins

    Hetti Perkins – until recently, the Gallery’s senior curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art – shares her knowledge and personal perspectives on some of the Gallery’s key Aboriginal painting, sculptural and photographic works.

  • Victorian visions

    Richard Beresford, the Gallery’s senior curator of European art, looks at key works from the exhibition Victorian visions: 19th-century art from the John Schaeffer Collection (20 May–29 August 2010).

  • Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris

    This audio tour explores key works in the exhibition Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris (21 November 2009 – 21 February 2010). It presents an insight to the life and times of the artist, along with the art movements that influenced his work.