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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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Auslan tour: Understanding Duchamp

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Marcel Duchamp Bottlerack 1961 (replica of 1914 original) Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Jacqueline, Paul, and Peter Matisse in memory of their mother, Alexina Duchamp,1998-4-23. © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2018

Sunday 26 May 2019, 1.30pm

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

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

Young Members: Art precinct walking tour

Explore the art galleries of Chippendale

Image: photo by Matthew Cheng

Saturday 1 June 2019, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Audio-description tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

For visitors who are blind or have low vision

Wednesday 5 June 2019, 1pm

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

Access workshop: Portraits in silhouette

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Wednesday 12 June 2019, 11am

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

Young Members: Behind the scenes tour

Packing Room tour

Image: Winner Packing Room Prize 2019, photo by Felicity Jenkins

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Art and dementia: Jeffrey Smart

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

Image: Jeffrey Smart Playground at Mondragone 1998 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Jeffrey Smart

Thursday 20 June 2019, 11am

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

Day tour: Monet, Impression Sunrise

Visit the National Gallery of Australia

Image: Claude Monet Impression, sunrise (Impression, soleil levant) 1872 (detail) Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris © Christian Baraja SLB

Tuesday 25 June 2019, 7.45am

Duration 12 hours, 45 minutes
Charges apply

Korean-language guided tour: The essential Duchamp

한국어 안내 관람: 전시 듀샹의 본질

Image: Marcel Duchamp Bicycle wheel 1964 (replica of 1913 original), Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Galleria Schwarz d’Arte, Milan, 1964-175-1 © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2019

Wednesdays 11am
8 May - 26 June 2019

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

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

Coffee tour: The essential Duchamp

For members and guests

Image: Marcel Duchamp Hat rack 1964 (replica of 1917 original) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2018

Tuesdays 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August 2019, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Guided tour: The essential Duchamp

An introduction to highlights in the exhibition

Image: Marcel Duchamp Bicycle wheel 1964 (replica of 1913 original), Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Galleria Schwarz d’Arte, Milan, 1964-175-1 © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2019

Daily 2pm
7.15pm Wednesdays
27 April–11 August 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free with exhibition entry

Tuesdays 28 May, 25 June, 30 July, 27 August 2019, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Japanese-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

한국어 안내 관람: 2019년도 아치볼드, 윈 그리고 술만 공모전들

Image: Jasper Knight Jason Phu (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 finalist

Saturdays 11am
3 August - 31 August 2019

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

Mandarin-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

普通話導覽:2019年阿契伯爾獎、溫尼獎和蘇曼獎

Image: Jasper Knight Jason Phu (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 finalist

Saturdays 1pm
11 May - 31 August 2019
except 29 June

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

Cantonese-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

粵語導覽:2019年阿契伯爾獎、溫尼獎和蘇曼獎

Image: Jasper Knight Jason Phu (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 finalist

Sundays 1pm
12 May - 1 September 2019
except 30 June

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

Korean-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

한국어 안내 관람: 2019년도 아치볼드, 윈 그리고 술만 공모전들

Image: Jasper Knight Jason Phu (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 finalist

Wednesdays 1pm
15 May - 4 September 2019

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

ANZ Blue express tour: Archibald Prize 2019

A half hour of highlights from the Archibald

Image: David Darcy Tjuparntarri – women’s business (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 finalist

Daily 1.30pm
11 May – 6 September 2019
except 29, 30 June

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

ANZ Blue guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

An hour of highlights from the exhibition

Image: David Darcy Tjuparntarri – women’s business (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 finalist

Daily 11.30am, 3pm
Wednesdays also 5.30pm
11 May – 6 September 2019
except 29, 30 June

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

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