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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: Moments of joy

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: teamLab Flowers and People – Gold 2015(detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © teamLab, courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

Sunday 29 July 2018, 1.30pm

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

Access tour and workshop: Portraits and the Archibald Prize

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 11am
Thursday 9 August 2018, 11am

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

Audio-description tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018

For visitors who are blind or with low vision

Image: Paul Jackson Alison Whyte, a mother of the renaissance, Archibald Prize 2018 finalist (detail)

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 1.30pm
Saturday 11 August 2018, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Sketch and pose

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

Image: Jean-Marc Nattier Madame de La Porte 1754 (detail)
Gift of William Bowmore OBE 1992

Thursday 16 August 2018, 11am

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

Art and dementia: The Archibald Prize 2018

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

Image: Marc Etherington Me and Granny (detail), Archibald Prize 2018 finalist

Thursday 23 August 2018, 1.30pm

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

Auslan tour: Playback

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 26 August 2018, 1.30pm

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

Art Lab: Sensory explorations

Professional learning for primary and high school teachers

Saturday 1 September, 9.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Art and dementia: Spacemakers and roomshakers

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

Thursday 20 September 2018, 11am

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

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

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
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

Kathy Temin My Monument: Black Garden 2010-11 (detail)
Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2011 © Kathy Temin

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

Kathy Temin My Monument: Black Garden 2010-11 (detail)
Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2011 © Kathy Temin

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