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Self-guided tours at the Gallery

Audio tours

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.

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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! The audio tour of over 40 works includes Australian art from colonial to present day, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, old masters, Asian and contemporary art. Suitable for 5-12 year olds (with an adult).

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Curator insights – Anthony Bond

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

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Curator insights – Wayne Tunnicliffe

Wayne Tunnicliffe – formerly the senior curator of contemporary art and now head of Australian art at the Gallery – shares his insights into the contemporary collection.

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Curator insights – Richard Beresford

Richard Beresford – Art Gallery of NSW senior curator of European art – looks at the Gallery’s European masters.

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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.

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Children’s trails

Looking and interpreting, drawing and writing activities for children aged 6–12. Designed primarily for use in front of the artworks, these trails include colour reproductions and ideas for activities at home, making them a great resource outside the Gallery as well.

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Note: due to changeovers of displays, we can’t guarantee that all works in the tours will be exhibited in the Gallery when you visit

Visitors on self-guided audio tour of the Gallery