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Upcoming Saturday Walking Tours
Please note bookings are essential as numbers are limited to small groups

Above image: Meyer Gallery Luke Hardy: Yuki Onna (Woman of the Snow)

Sydney Art Tours Holiday Break from 14 Dec 2014 – 24 Jan 2015 We will be taking our annual holiday from 14 December – 24 January 2015. During this period we are unable to offer any Saturday Walking Tours and these tours will resume from mid-January 2015. However we are still able to arrange private chauffeured tours for much of this period. If these tours are of interest, please call me on 0400 378 842 to discuss. All our best wishes for the holiday break and a wonderful 2015.

More tours Posted in mid-January 2015
Saturday 15 November: Woollhara Amble along tree-lined streets past smart shops and cafes to find the art galleries in this precinct. See haunting artwork that leave their trace in your mind’s eye. Revisit the work of the late great master of Australian landscape who captured for us the searing heat and big spaces of this continent and find out how a ‘salon hang’ can work to showcase a broad range of art.
(Considerable walking)

Saturday 22 November: Trumper Park
Spring has sprung…and summer is here come along look at a selection of works by well-known artists celebrating the season. Along with an encounter with inflated forms and delicate drawings by public profile artists, engage in the dialogue between two artists across continents through the formal aspects of their work as well as be nurtured by work that takes it’s inspiration from the body. Be amazed by the landscape’s changing light in photographs of central Australia (Moderate/Considerable walking)

Saturday 29 November: East Sydney Celebrate the 50th birthday of one of Sydney’s best-loved galleries. See a life of lived from the city to the bush captured in the moment in sparkling painted gems, and engage with another artist’s impressions of Sydney too. View painting based on the artist’s memory of films that allows us to recall and to contemplate our own cultural touchstones and well as to engaged in the formal qualities of painting. Also see what the next generation of artists has to offer (moderate/considerable walking)
Saturday 6 December: Waterloo See bright new works by arguably Sydney’s most established abstract artist. Engage with new work in a group show by artists that challenge us to see the world differently then amble along to look into the eyes of one the most eminent artists from the USA. Discover the methods he employs to create these large scale heads and get close up to works that augments his ‘block buster’ show a the MCA. Also see work by Indigenous artists from two art communities just outside Alice Springs (Easy walking)

Tours are conducted from 1pm-4pm unless otherwise stated. As these are three-hour tours, you need to be reasonably fit and aware that hills and stairs might be encountered. If this does not sound like your sort of tour, we offer chauffeured tours. For additional information, please don't hesitate to get in touch at or 0400378842. Please note that concession and discount rates are available. Concession: $25 pp. 

Watters Gallery Chris O'Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa)

Senior School Tours

Take your students beyond the usual art galleries and encounter the Agencies of the Art World first hand. Travel through the diverse landscape of the Sydney art world guided by an art professional.

Our individually tailored Senior School Tours give students an invaluable opportunity to explore a range of galleries; from commercial galleries to artist-run spaces, from public-funded contemporary art spaces to private art foundations, as well as temporary venues and special events. Students encounter and engage directly with the makers and professionals working in Sydney’s art community in the context of the larger art world, and gain new insights and experiences to better inform their own visual art studies.

Go behind the scenes of galleries, exhibitions and stockrooms, and learn about the mechanisms that drive and direct professional art practice, display, marketing and promotion from the point of view of various professionals within the field.

Hear from and interact with a range of specialists including Artists, Curators, Historians, Gallery Staff and Critics. Students are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity to express their own views and pose questions along the way.

The Senior School Tours provide a springboard to discuss and relate to the Subjective, Structural, Cultural and Post-modern Frames to exhibitions currently showing in Sydney.

Sydney Art Tours also gives students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the processes that direct and inform an artist’s practice by showing them practical examples. This exclusive access to exhibitions and artists also enables students to gain a better grasp of the unfolding process that leads to A Body of Work; not only the means by which it is arrived at and informed by subject, concept and process, but also how this in turn can be understood in terms of style, genre, context and the artist’s career. The experience can inspire students in the development, creation and presentation of their own work. Sketchbooks and cameras are welcome on the tour.

Please note that no two tours are ever the same as each Sydney Art Tour is customised, based on the best exhibitions showing on the date of your tour. Each tour is lead by a visual arts professional who is able to offer students and teachers valuable insights, answers to questions and expert information during the tour. Our Senior School Tours can also be individually tailored to cover the specific needs or interests of the students while still reflecting the most exciting and diverse range of exhibitions available on the day. Please contact us to discuss specific requests and how we can facilitate any student activities and worksheets.

Cost: $20 per student; accompanying teachers free. Available for groups of 8 or more students, however small-scale groups are recommended. Tours take place every Thursday from 11am or by special arrangement on other weekdays.

If you think your school might be interested please email your details to us via the site form on our bookings page.iPhoneiPhoneiPhoneiPhone

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