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

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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: Majestic mountains

Fun artmaking tours for children aged 3-5

Tuesday 26, Thursday 28 March 2019
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk

Young Members: Walking tour

Carriageworks viewing of 'The National 2019: New Australian Art'

Image: photo by Ellie Lauritsen.

Saturday 30 March 2019, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

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
15–19 December 2018
5 January – 31 March 2019

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

Curatorial tour: The National 2019

With Isobel Parker Philip

Image: Andrew Hazewinkel, 12 figures after Niccolò (studies in collective anxiety) (detail), 2014, courtesy and © the artist

Sunday 31 March 2019, 12.15pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auslan tour: Drawing is everything

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Brett Whiteley Self portrait in the studio 1976 (detail), oil, collage, hair on canvas. Purchased 1977 © Wendy Whiteley

Sunday 31 March 2019, 1.30pm

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

Whiteley Art Bus

Free shuttle bus

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
1 February to 31 March 2019, 2pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Bus tour: 'Important Australian and International Art'

Sotheby’s and Deutscher and Hackett

Monday 8 April 2019, 9.30am

Duration 3 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Audio-description tour: The National 2019

For visitors who are blind or with low vision

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 1pm
Saturday 13 April 2019, 1pm

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

Young Members: Walking tour

Waterloo

Image: photo by Ellie Lauritsen

Saturday 13 April 2019, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Korean-language guided tour: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

한국어 안내 관람: 타이빼이 국립 궁실 박물관의 보물품 전시“천 지”

Image: Qing dynasty 1644–1911 Meat-shaped stone, The National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo © National Palace Museum, Taipei

Wednesdays 11am
6 February - 1 May 2019

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

Guided tour: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

Image: Qing dynasty 1644–1911 Meat-shaped stone, The National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo © National Palace Museum, Taipei

Daily 12pm
2 February – 5 May 2019
except Good Friday (19 April)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Cantonese-language guided tour: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

粵語導覽:天地人:國立故宮博物院珍寶展

Image: Qing dynasty 1644–1911 Meat-shaped stone, The National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo © National Palace Museum, Taipei

Sundays 1pm
3 February - 5 May 2019

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

Mandarin-language guided tour: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

普通話導覽:天地人:國立故宮博物院珍寶展

Image: Qing dynasty 1644–1911 Meat-shaped stone, The National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo © National Palace Museum, Taipei

Saturdays and Sundays 1pm
2 February - 5 May 2019

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

Tours for Tots: Colourful contemporary

Fun artmaking tours for children aged 3-5

Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 May 2019
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk

Tours for Tots: Constructed cities

Fun artmaking tours for children aged 3-5

Tuesday 25, Thursday 27 June 2019
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk

Contemporary art express tour: The National 2019

A half-hour introduction to the exhibition

Wednesdays 6pm
3 April – 17 July 2019

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary art guided tour: The National 2019

A one-hour introduction to the exhibition

Daily 1pm
29 March - 21 July 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary art guided tour

A one-hour introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Michael Parekowhai The English Channel 2015 (detail) © Michael Parekowhai

Daily 1pm
includes The National 2019 (29 March – 21 July)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Gallery Express 2019

A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays in 2019
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

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
Until 21 December 2018
Resumes 4 February 2019

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
Resumes 1 June 2019

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
Until 21 December 2018. Resumes 4 February 2019
Daily 1pm
5 January - 3 February 2019

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
Until 21 December 2018. Resumes 5 January 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary art express tour

A half-hour introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Michael Parekowhai The English Channel 2015 (detail) © Michael Parekowhai

Wednesdays 6pm
includes The National 2019 (3 April – 17 July)

Duration 30 minutes
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, Saturdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays
First 2019 tour: 2 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
Until 16 December 2018
Resumes 9 February 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Welcome wander

A short talk featuring a theme, artist or exhibition

Image: Welcome wander discussing Stephen Bush’s I am still what I meant to be 2009, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Stephen Bush. Licensed by Copyright Agency

Weekdays 3pm

Duration 10 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free