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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 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

Panel: Fame and fortune - sustaining your artistic practice BOOKED OUT

How can artists achieve their career goals?

Image: Abdul Abdullah Be happy 2016 (detail), made with the assistance of DGTMB Art Embroidery. Courtesy the artist, Fehily Contemporary and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Photo: Document Photography

Saturday 3 June 2017, 10am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Community access tour and workshop: The National 2017

For adults with specific needs

Image: Creating art in an 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

Audio-description tour: Sidney Nolan

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Sidney Nolan Hare in trap 1946 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library

Thursday 8 June 2017, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Glorious

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Unknown artist Chuba with dragon design 1700s (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 15 June 2017, 10.30am

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

Auslan tour: Passion and procession

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

Image: Rodel Tapaya Adda Manok Mo, Pedro? 2015-16, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Rodel Tapaya

Sunday 25 June 2017, 1.30pm

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

Children’s access workshop: Sentient lands

Artmaking for children with specific needs, their families and carers

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11am

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

Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Victorian watercolours

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Nicholas Chevalier Cape Girão, Madeira c1895 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 20 July 2017, 10.30am

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

Access tour and workshop: Passion and procession

For adults with specific needs

Image: Creating art in an access workshop at the Gallery

Friday 21 July 2017, 11am

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

Auslan tour: Sidney Nolan

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Sidney Nolan Central Australia 1950 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © AGNSW

Sunday 30 July 2017, 1.30pm

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

Fools’ Gold poetry performance

Bringing poetry and art together

Image: Grace Crowley Abstract painting 1950 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Reproduced with permission of Grace Crowley Estate

Saturday 5 August 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia: Portraits in the collection

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Tom Roberts Portrait of Florence c1898 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 17 August 2017, 10.30am

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

Access tour and workshop: Portraiture and identity

For adults with specific needs

Image: Creating art in an access workshop at the Gallery

Friday 25 August 2017, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Dean Manning Maximum Lawrence (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

Friday 25 August 2017, 1.30pm

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

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Melissa Ritchie Rhys smart mouth (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

Sunday 27 August 2017, 1.30pm

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

Audio-description tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Juan Ford Regaining sight (a meditation on Rose Soady) (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

Friday 18 August 2017, 11am
Saturday 9 September 2017, 11am

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