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Upcoming Tours

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)

Saturday 25 July: Chippendale Chippendale is both global in its approach and local in its community engagement. Discover Chinese art in Sydney’s first privately funded public museum, as well as what the locals are getting up to. Get to know the new commercial galleries and artist run spaces dotted throughout this district bringing international as well as local art to new audiences. (Moderate/considerable walking)

Saturday 2 August: Woollhara Discover what the next generation of artists are doing as they emerge in Woollahra. See photo media artists and painters at the top of their game and be inspired by a ‘salon hang’ that allows you to see more work than you thought possible in one space. Encounter landscape painting at the end of the day, and recall fleeting encounters with the bush in the work of two artists tackling the Australian terrain. (Moderate walking)
Saturday 9 August: East Sydney This tour offers a great range of galleries all within easy walking distance and offering a real insider’s view of Sydney’s art scene. From raunchy works to more the subdued, delight in the array of sophisticated painting available to view from sleek abstraction to atmospheric, as well as experiencing the scope cutting-edge works across a number of different artforms in the new home of Sydney’s longest running artist run initiative. (Easy walking)
Saturday 16 August: Paddington Discover this cluster of Paddington galleries, all within easy distance of each other, that offer a wide range of media and styles. One of Australia’s best photographers presents images where objects and the self merge strangely to leave a haunting impression. Also get to see what’s happening in Europe with a first ever gallery swap. Ceramics are flourishing, and this tour offers the chance to see new work by an established artist as well as a young graduate. (Moderate walking)

Saturday 23 August: Surry Hills As the Archibald is happening across town, a number of artists showcase portraiture and in this tour both an old favorite as well as young guns present work. It is interesting that portrait painting can still hold our attention despite the plethora of digital images and ‘selfies’. Highlighted, too, are paintings with a more abstract focus that deal with more formal and conceptual aspects of the medium. This tour also features art and design with a visit to Australia’s flagship contemporary space where you too can participate. (Considerable walking)
More tours More tours posted mid August

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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