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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.

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

Auslan tour: Every portrait tells a story

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Kate Matairavula

Sunday 30 June 2019, 1.30pm

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

Children's access workshop: Face time

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

Image: Scarlett Li My mum and me (detail) Young Archie 2019 finalist

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Walking with gods

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

Image: Unknown artist, Tibet Kalachakra and Vishvamata 14th century (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 18 July 2019, 11am

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

Auslan tour: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 28 July 2019, 1.30pm

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

Audio-description tour: Archibald Prize 2019

For visitors who are blind or have low vision

Saturday 3 August 2019, 1pm

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

Access workshop: About face

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Wednesday 14 August 2019, 11am

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

Art and dementia: In one drop of water

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

Thursday 15 August 2019, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Archibald Prize 2019

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

Image: Loribelle Spirovski Meg and Amos (and Art) (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 finalist

Thursday 22 August 2019, 1.30pm

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

Auslan tour: Archibald Prize 2019

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Angus McDonald Mariam Veiszadeh (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 finalist

Sunday 25 August 2019, 1.30pm

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