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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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Art and dementia: Tony Tuckson

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

Thursday 20 December, 11am

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

Art and Dementia: Judy Watson

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

Thursday 17 January 2019, 11am

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

Auslan tour: Tuckson the abstract sublime

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 27 January 2019, 1.30pm

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

Access workshop: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 11am

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

Day tour: Love & Desire Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

Visit the National Gallery of Australia

Image: John William Waterhouse The Lady of Shalott 1888 (detail) oil on canvas 153 × 200 cm. Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 Tate, © Tate, London 2018

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7.45am

Duration 12 hours, 45 minutes
Charges apply

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 7 December 2018, 1.30pm
Wednesday 13 February 2019, 1.30pm

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

Coffee tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage BOOKED OUT

For members and guests

Image: Paul Cézanne Fruit 1879—1880 (detail) The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Tuesday 13 November 2018 & 22 January 2019 10am
Thursday 6 December 2018 & 14 February 2019, 10am

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

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

Thursday 31 January & Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10am

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

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

한국어 안내 관람: 러시아 Hermitage (에르미티주) 박물관의 현대 미술 명작전

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

Wednesdays 1pm
24 October - 12 December 2018
9 January - 20 February 2019

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

Art and dementia: Chinese bible

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

Thursday 21 February 2019, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

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

Image: Ming dynasty 1368–1644,Portrait of the Hongzi emperor. National Palace Museum, Taipei

Thursday 21 February 2019, 11am

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

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

日本語ガイドツアー:エルミタージュ美術館展:モダン・アートの巨匠たち

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

Saturdays 1pm
3 November - 15 December 2018
5 January - 23 February 2019

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

Auslan tour: Artexpress 2019

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 24 February 2019, 1.30pm

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

Tours for Tots: Awesome animals

Fun artmaking tours for children aged 3-5

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

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk

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

Coffee tour: Heaven and earth in Chinese Art

Treasures from the National Palace Museum

Image: Ming dynasty 1368 – 1644 Portrait of the Hung-chih Emperor hanging scroll (detail); silk 386.6 × 188 cm National Palace Museum

Thursday 28 February & Tuesday 19 March 2019, 10am

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

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

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

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

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

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
Until 21 December 2018
Resumes 4 February 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 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
Until 21 December 2018
Resumes 4 February 2019

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
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 until 21 December 2018
11am, 1pm, 3pm from 22 December to 4 January
Weekdays 3pm from 5 January 2019

Duration 10 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free