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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 in mind

Learn to look at art differently in this mindfulness program

Image: Peter Upward New Reality 1961 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © courtesy Julie Harris

Fridays 9am
6, 27 October 2017

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Auslan talk: Focused on photography

With Sue Wright and Sydney Deaf & HoH Photographers (SDHP)

Image: Sue Wright

Sunday 29 October 2017, 1.30pm

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

Is art good for our mental health?

The Lancet Psychiatry Panel

Image: Patricia Piccinini The comforter 2010, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Patricia Piccinini

Sunday 29 October 2017, 2.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

The art of good health and well-being

9th Annual International Art and Health Conference

Monday 30 October - Wednesday 1 November 2017
9am - 5pm

Duration 8 hours
Charges apply

Art and dementia: Playful possibilities

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia

Image: Mikala Dwyer The letterbox Marys 2015-17, installation detail at the Art Gallery of New South Wales © Mikala Dwyer

Thursday 16 November 2017, 10.30am

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

Access tour and workshop: Art and experimentation

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Image: Laith McGregor Opal 2011 (detail) © Laith McGregor

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 11am

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

Auslan tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

With Todd Wright for vistors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Richard Brakenburg The Feast of Saint Nicholas 1685 (detail), Rijksmuseum, Dupper Wzn Bequest, Dordrecht

Sunday 26 November 2017, 1.30pm
Wednesday 29 November 2017, 6.30pm

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

Children’s access workshop: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

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

Image: Pieter de Ring Still life with golden goblet 1650–60 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Wednesday 17 January 2018, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Audio-description tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

For vistors who are blind or with low vision

Image: Nicolaes Maes Young woman at a cradle c1655 (detail), Rijksmuseum, De Bruijn-van der Leeuw Bequest, Muri, Switzerland

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 1pm
Thursday 18 January 2018, 1pm
Saturday 3 February 2018, 1pm

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

Art and dementia: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia

Image: Jacob Ochtervelt The players 1665–70 (detail), Rijksmuseum, MH Insinger-van Loon Bequest, Amsterdam

Thursday 8 February 2018, 1.30pm

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

Access workshop: The art of still life

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Image: Laurens Craen Still life with imaginary view c1645-c1650 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Friday 9 February 2018, 11am

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