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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.

Touch tour: Ink and brush

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Friday 24 February 2017, 11am

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

Auslan-interpreted tour: ARTEXPRESS 2017

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Willa Robinson, Frensham And you call us lazy (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2017

Sunday 26 February 2017, 1.30pm

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

Audio-description tour: Adman

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: A vision-impaired visitor with tactile support material

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Modern Australia

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 16 March 2017, 10.30am

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

Auslan tour: John Olsen

With Luke King for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: John Olsen Spanish encounter 1960 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © John Olsen, licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Sunday 26 March 2017, 1.30pm

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

Audio-description tour: John Olsen

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: John Olsen and Portalegre Tapestry Workshop Joie de vivre 1964-65 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © John Olsen, licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 11am

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

Children’s access workshop: The National 2017

Artmaking for children with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Creating art in a children’s access workshop at the Gallery

Saturday 8, Wednesday 19 April 2017, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Sublime landscapes

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 20 April 2017, 10.30am

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

Celebrity talks: Off the grid

What does it mean to be socially engaged?

Image: Costa Georgiadis

Wednesdays 6.30pm
5-26 April 2017
5 April is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan tour: David Stephenson

With Sue Wright for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 30 April 2017, 1.30pm

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

Art and dementia: John Olsen

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: John Olsen Sydney sun [King sun] 1965 (detail), National Gallery of Australia © John Olsen, licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Thursday 4 May 2017, 11.30am

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

Art and dementia: The National 2017

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Megan Cope RE FORMATION part 1 2016 (detail). Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery © the artist

Thursday 18 May 2017, 10.30am

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

Audio-description tour: The National 2017

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Yhonnie Scarce Death Zephyr 2016-17 (detail). Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne © the artist

Friday 24 May 2017, 11am

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

Auslan tour: The National 2017

With Stefan Kater for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Stefan Kater

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7.15pm
Sunday 28 May 2017, 1.30pm

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

Community access tour and workshop: The National 2017

For adults with specific needs

Image: Creating art in a community access workshop at the Gallery

Tuesday 2 May 2017, 11am
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 11am

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