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Stephen Bush I am still what I meant to be 2009 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales. © Stephen Bush. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Tertiary education

Tertiary education programs are designed to facilitate student access to the collection, exhibitions, specialist staff and other resources. Our aim is to assist and advance the studies of undergraduate and postgraduate students and to promote the Gallery as a centre for academic research.

The Gallery has a diverse program of public exhibition talks, lectures, symposia and conferences on throughout the year, see coming events.

The Gallery also administers a series of grants, scholarships and prizes for students and young artists. For more information, see Opportunities for artists

  • Self-guided visits

    All education groups, even those intending a self-guided visit, are encouraged to book. This page provides details on how tertiary students can receive booked-group concessional entry to exhibitions.

  • Specialist sessions

    Talks and lectures by Gallery staff for tertiary education groups can be arranged in advance and tailored to specific needs. Orientation talks are also available to introduce students to the Gallery and our resources.

  • Internships

    The Gallery offers a limited number of short-term, unpaid internship placements in selected departments.

  • Sydney Students Speak

    Sydney Students Speak is a professional development program that offers tertiary students the chance to give a public talk at the Art Gallery of NSW.