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Charges apply, bookings required
Tel 02 9225 1836 or 02 9225 1703
venues@ag.nsw.gov.au

Access tours
Auslan interpreters for groups who are deaf
Touch tours and audio-described tours for people who are blind or vision impaired
Customised guided tours are available for groups with intellectual disabilities
Free, bookings required
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Tours for Tots: Splish splash

Fun artmaking tours for children aged 3-5

Tuesday 25, Thursday 27 September 2018
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

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

Young Members: Behind the scenes BOOKED OUT

Conservation studio

Image: Conservation studio, retouching Roy de Maistre Colour music (circa 1934)

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

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

Image: Ernesto Neto Just like drops in time,nothing 2002 (detail)
Purchased with assistance from Clayton Utz 2001 © Ernesto Neto

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

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

Coffee tour: John Russell

For members and guests

Image: John Russell Peonies and head of a woman c1887 (detail) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Tuesday 21 August, 11 September, 30 October 2018, 10am
Thursday 11 October 2018, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Tours for Tots: Paper play

Fun artmaking tours for children aged 3-5

Thursday 25, Tuesday 30 October 2018
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Art and dementia: John Russell

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

Image: John Russell Peonies and head of a woman c1887 (detail), National Gallery of Victoria

Thursday 8 November 2018, 1.30pm

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

Guided tour: John Russell

An introduction to highlights in the exhibition

Image: John Russell Mrs Russell among the flowers in the garden of Goulphar, Belle-Île 1907 (detail), Musée d’Orsay, Paris, held by the Musée de Morlaix, bequest of Mme Jouve 1948

Daily 12pm
21 July – 11 November 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free with exhibition entry

John Russell audio experience

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the exhibition

Image: John Russell Mrs Russell among the flowers in the garden of Goulphar, Belle-Île 1907 (detail)

Daily 11am, 1pm
Wednesdays 7.15pm
30 July - 11 November 2018

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Tours for Tots: Colour it

Fun artmaking tours for children aged 3-5

Tuesday 27, Thursday 29 November 2018
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2018

A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays in 2018
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Auslan tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Paul Cézanne Banks of the Marne c1888 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Sunday 25 November 2018, 1.30pm
Wednesday 5 December 2018, 7.15pm

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

Art and dementia: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

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

Image: Camille Pissarro Boulevard Montmartre in Paris 1897 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Friday 6 December 2018, 1.30pm
Wednesday 13 February 2019, 1.30pm

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

Access workshop: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 11am
Thursday 14 February 2019, 11am

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

Audio-description tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

For visitors who are blind or with low vision

Thursday 29 November 2018, 1pm
Saturday 16 February 2019, 1pm

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

Mandarin-language guided tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

普通話導覽:隱士廬(冬宮)藝術大師精品展

Image: Paul Gauguin Month of Mary (Te avae no Maria) 1899 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Saturdays 3pm
13 October - 15 December 2018
5 January – 2 March 2019

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

Guided tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

An introduction to highlights in the exhibition

Image: Paul Gauguin Month of Mary (Te avae no Maria) 1899 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Daily 11.30am, 2pm
13 October – 21 December 2018
5 January – 3 March 2019
Wednesdays 7.15pm
17 October – 12 December 2018
9 January – 27 February 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Cantonese-language guided tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

粵語導覽:隱士廬(冬宮)藝術大師精品展

Image: Paul Gauguin Month of Mary (Te avae no Maria) 1899 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Sundays 3pm
4 November - 16 December 2018
6 January – 3 March 2019

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

Guided tour: Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything

An introduction to highlights in the exhibition

Image: Brett Whiteley Bather and mirror (second version) 1964, Brett Whiteley Studio Collection © Wendy Whiteley

Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays 12pm
8–19 December 2018
5 January – 24 March 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Aboriginal art guided tour

An introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection

Image: Cornelia Tipuamantumirri Winga (Tidal movement, waves) 2012 © Cornelia Tipuamantumirri

Daily 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Asian art guided tour

An introduction to Asian art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III and Hiroshige Andō/Utagawa Garden in snow (Yuki no niwa) 1854 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Daily 12pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Australian collection guided tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection

Image: Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927 © Margaret Rose Preston Estate

Daily 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Tuesdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays
Last 2018 tour: 11 December. First 2019 tour: 5 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Collection highlights tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

Daily 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary art guided tour

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Richard Serra Plate pole prop 1969, 1983 (detail) © Richard Serra. ARS / Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Japanese-language guided tour

日本語ツアー

Fridays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays
Last 2018 tour: 14 December. First 2019 tour: 1 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour

한국어 안내 투어

Fridays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays
Last 2018 tour: 14 December. First 2019 tour: 1 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Thursdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays
Last 2018 tour: 13 December. First 2019 tour: 7 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Mystery tour

A guided tour of a featured theme, artist or exhibition

Saturdays, Sundays 3pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free