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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: The National 2019

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Rushdi Anwar, Irhal (expel), hope and the sorrow of displacement (detail), 2013, School of Art Gallery, RMIT University, courtesy and © the artist
Photo: Keelan O’Hehir

Sunday 28 April 2019, 1.30pm

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

Access workshop: Art as a visual language

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 11am

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

Auslan tour: Archibald Prize 2019

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 7.15pm

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

Art and dementia: portraiture and identity

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

Thursday 16 May 2019, 11am

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

Auslan tour: understanding Duchamp

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Marcel Duchamp Bottlerack 1961 (replica of 1914 original) Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Jacqueline, Paul, and Peter Matisse in memory of their mother, Alexina Duchamp,1998-4-23. © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2018

Sunday 26 May 2019, 1.30pm

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

Audio-description tour: Jeffrey Smart

For visitors who are blind or have low vision

Image: Jeffrey Smart Truck and trailer approaching a city 1973 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Jeffrey Smart

Wednesday 2 May 2019, 1pm

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

Audio-description tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

For visitors who are blind or have low vision

Wednesday 5 June 2019, 1pm

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

Access workshop: Portraits in silhouette

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Thursday 12 June 2019, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Jeffrey Smart

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

Image: Jeffrey Smart Playground at Mondragone 1998 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Jeffrey Smart

Thursday 20 June 2019, 11am

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