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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: Ewa Pachucka

With Kate Matairavula for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Ewa Pachucka Arcadia: landscape and bodies 1972–77 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Ewa Pachucka

Sunday 29 April 2018, 1.30pm

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

Art and dementia: Portraits in the collection

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia and their carers

Image: François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog (presumed portrait of Madame Boucher) mid 1740s (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 17 May 2018, 11am

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

Auslan tour: 21st Biennale of Sydney

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Samson Young We Are The World As Performed by the Federation of Trade Union Choir 2017, video, 5:27 mins. Courtesy the artist; Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; and Team Gallery, New York. Commissioned by M+, Hong Kong, 2017. Photo: Simon Vogel

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 7pm
Sunday 27 May 2018, 1.30pm

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

Audio-description tour: 21st Biennale of Sydney

For vistors who are blind or with low vision

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 11am
Wednesday 2 May 2018 1pm
Saturday 2 June 2018, 11am

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

Access tour and workshop: 21st Biennale of Sydney

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Thursday 24 April 2018, 11am
Tuesday 5 June 2018, 11am

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

Art and dementia: 21st Biennale of Sydney

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

Image: Participants in an Art and dementia program.

Thursday 19 April 2018, 11am
Thursday 3 May 2018, 11am
Thursday 7 June 2018, 11am

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

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Jessica Ashton Self-portrait as a clown (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Sunday 24 June 2018, 1.30pm

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

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