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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 30 August: Thumper Park Explore Paddington’s newest art precinct where high-end galleries are to be found nestled around the park. This tour provides the opportunity to see what private collectors, major public galleries and museums collect from the established artists to rising stars the top of their game. View a broad range of media from visceral and lush paint, video works, to works on paper, painting and sculpture, too. (Moderate to considerable walking)

Saturday 6 September: No bookings Private tour
Saturday 13 September: Surry Hills Travel to the Monaro country without leaving home; view the most recent show by one of Australia’s leading painters through the understated genre of still life. Portraiture gets look in as we revisit some of the work by one of the country’s most best loved painters and discover another aspect of the genre in the disconcerting simply portraits by new contemporary artist. See shells as beautiful ornaments but also as charged cultural objects, too. (Moderate to considerable walking)
Saturday 20 September: Waterloo/Zetland Explore Paddington’s newest art precinct where high-end galleries are to be found nestled around the park. This tour provides the opportunity to see what private collectors, major public galleries and museums collect from the established artists to rising stars the top of their game. View a broad range of media from visceral and lush paint, video works, to works on paper, painting and sculpture, too. (Moderate to considerable walking)

Saturday 27 September: Chippendale From a self-taught figurative artist’s most recent works to a contemporary Chinese exhibition that celebrates five years in Chippendale reflecting on ideas of friendship and community. Encounter of a key figure in Australian art, follow the modernist dream and settled at base camp before heading off to discover more art in a community setting. A wide range of media is featured on this tour. (Low/easy walking)
More tours More tours posted mid September

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 sydneyarttours@gmail.com 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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