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Access tour and workshop: Portraiture and identity

Free artist-led experience 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: Marc Etherington Paul (Paul Williams in his studio) (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Friday 25 August 2017, 1.30pm

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

Harana poetry tours

Discover the art of the Philippines through performance poetry

Image: Eunice Andrada

Saturdays 2pm
5-26 August 2017

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

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

Image: Natasha Walsh The scent of rain (self-portrait) (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Wednesday 2 August 2017, 7.15pm
Sunday 27 August 2017, 1.30pm

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

Tours for tots: The seasons

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 29, Thursday 31 August 2017
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Art and away

Visit Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Image: Richard Goodwin Moth 2003 (detail), timber boat, steel, 130 × 140 × 340 cm © and courtesy the artist

Tuesday 12 September 2017, 9am

Duration 4 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Coffee tour: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

For members and guests

Image: Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Tuesday 18 July, Thursday 24 August & 14 September 2017, 10am

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

Access tour and workshop: Inspired by colour

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Painting life

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia

Thursday 21 September 2017, 10.30am

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

Walking tours: Celebrating Margaret Preston

Visit the Royal Botanic Garden with experts

Image: Margaret Preston Western Australian gum blossom 1928 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturdays 11am
29 July, 26 August, 30 September 2017

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Guided tour: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

An introduction to highlights in the exhibition

Image: Grace Cossington Smith Landscape at Pentecost 1929, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australian Government Grant 1981 © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

Wednesdays 12pm, 7.15pm
Saturdays 12pm
5 July – 30 September 2017

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

Private eye: Wrobel collection

For members and guests

Image: John Passmore Museum of Art

Saturday 30 September 2017, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Cantonese-language guided tour: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

粵語導覽:歐姬芙, 普雷斯頓, 克星頓.史密斯

Image: Grace Cossington Smith The bridge in building 1929 (detail), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of Ellen Waugh 2005 © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

Saturdays 2pm
1 July – 30 September 2017

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

Mandarin-language guided tour: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

普通話導覽:歐姬芙、普雷斯頓、克星頓.史密斯

Image: Grace Cossington Smith The bridge in building 1929 (detail), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of Ellen Waugh 2005 © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

Saturdays 2pm
8 July – 30 September 2017

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

Coffee tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

For members and guests

Image: Andrew Lloyd Greensmith The inner stillness of Eileen Kramer (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Tuesdays 10am
1, 15 August, 5 September, 10 October 2017

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

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

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Madeleine Winch Facing the canvas (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Friday 18 August 2017, 11am
Saturday 9 September 2017, 11am
Tuesday 10 October 2017, 11am

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

Access tour and workshop: Playful forms

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Image: Mikala Dwyer Square Cloud Compound 2010, installation at Museum Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney © Mikala Dwyer

Wednesday 11 October 2017, 11am

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

Japanese-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

日本語ガイドツアー:アーチボルド、ウィン、サルマン賞2017

Image: Tony Costa Simon Chan (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Wednesdays 11am
2 August – 18 October 2017

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

Korean-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

한국어 안내 관람: 2017년도 아치볼드, 윈 그리고 술만 공모전들

Image: Tony Costa Simon Chan (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Wednesdays 11am
9 August – 18 October 2017

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

Art and dementia: Out of the ordinary

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia

Image: Sara Hughes Torpedo 2008, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Sara Hughes

Thursday 19 October 2017, 10.30am

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

Cantonese-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

粵語導覽:2017年阿契伯爾獎、溫尼獎和蘇曼獎

Image: Tony Costa Simon Chan (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Saturdays 2pm
5 August – 21 October 2017(except 9 September)

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

Mandarin-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

普通話導覽:2017年阿契伯爾獎、溫尼獎和蘇曼獎

Image: Tony Costa Simon Chan (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Saturdays 2pm
29 July– 21 October 2017 (except 9 September)

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

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017: Arabic experience

Explore the exhibition with an Arabic-speaking artist

Image: Mitch Cairns Agatha Gothe-Snape (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Sundays 11am
1-22 October 2017

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

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017: Hindi experience

आर्चिबॉल्ड ,वेन्न तथा सुलमैन पुरस्क्र प्रदर्शनी २०१७ का अनुभव हिन्दी में करें।

Image: Mitch Cairns Agatha Gothe-Snape (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Sundays 11.30am
1-22 October 2017

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

ANZ Blue express tour: Archibald Prize 2017

A half hour of highlights from the Archibald

Image: Kim Leutwyler Heyman (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Daily 1.30pm
29 July – 22 October 2017 (except 9-10 September)

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

ANZ Blue guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

An hour of highlights from the exhibition

Image: Anh Do JC (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Daily 12pm, 3pm
Wednesdays also 5.30pm, 7.15pm
29 July – 22 October 2017 (except 9-10 September)

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

Tours for tots: Pattern, repeat, pattern, repeat

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 24, Thursday 26 October 2017
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Art and dementia: Playful possibilities

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia

Image: Mikala Dwyer The letterbox Marys 2015 (detail), installation at RoslynOxley9 Gallery, Sydney © Mikala Dwyer. Photo: Jessica Maurer, courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Thursday 16 November 2017, 10.30am

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

Access tour and workshop: Art and experimentation

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Image: Laith McGregor Opal 2011 (detail) © Laith McGregor

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 11am

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

Tours for tots: Magical masquerade

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 November 2017
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2017

A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays in 2017
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
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

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Asian art guided tour

An introduction to Asian art highlights in the Gallery

Image: teamLab Flowers and People – Gold 2015 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © teamLab, courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

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)

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)

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)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Thursdays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays)

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