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Coming Access program events (view Calendar)

At the Gallery, we want to share our collection, exhibitions and events and our passion for art. Our range of access programs is aimed at engaging diverse audiences with different needs.

Upcoming scheduled access programs and events are listed here.

We also offer programs on demand, which must be booked in advance. Find out more about access.

Auslan tour: Spacemakers and roomshakers

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Ernesto Neto Just like drops in time, nothing 2002 (detail), installation view, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Ernesto Neto

Sunday 30 September 2018, 1.30pm

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

Focus on ability international short film festival

Film makers focus on the ability of people with a disability

Film still from A Friend From Above 2018 © Mohamed Asif Hameed

Saturday 29 September 2018, 2pm
Sunday 30 September 2018, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Children's access workshop: Shake it up

Free artmaking activity for children with specific needs and their families and carers

Yinka Shonibare Alien toy painting 2011(detail)
AGNSW, Tony Gilbert Bequest Fund 2012, © Yinka Shonibare, MBE

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Modernist design

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia and their care partners

Anne Dangar Plate c1934, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 18 October 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: Spacemakers and roomshakers

For visitors who are blind or with low vision

Image: Ernesto Neto Just like drops in time,nothing 2002 (detail)
Purchased with assistance from Clayton Utz 2001 © Ernesto Neto

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 1pm
Saturday 20 October 2018, 1pm

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

Access workshop: Sensory worlds

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Thursday 13 September 2018, 11am
Wednesday 24 October 2018, 11am

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

Auslan tour: William Kentridge

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

William Kentridge I am not me, the horse is not mine 2008, installation view at Cockatoo Island for the 16th Biennale of Sydney © William Kentridge. Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; and Annandale Galleries, Sydney

Sunday 28 October 2018, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia: John Russell

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia and their care partners

Image: John Russell Peonies and head of a woman c1887 (detail), National Gallery of Victoria

Thursday 8 November 2018, 1.30pm

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

Auslan tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Paul Cézanne Banks of the Marne c1888 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Sunday 25 November 2018, 1.30pm
Wednesday 5 December 2018, 7.15pm

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

Children's access workshop: Colour, pattern, rhythm and shape

Free artmaking activity for children with specific needs and their families and carers

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia and their care partners

Image: Camille Pissarro Boulevard Montmartre in Paris 1897 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Friday 6 December 2018, 1.30pm
Wednesday 13 February 2019, 1.30pm

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

Access workshop: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 11am
Thursday 14 February 2019, 11am

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

Audio-description tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

For visitors who are blind or with low vision

Thursday 29 November 2018, 1pm
Saturday 16 February 2019, 1pm

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