Looking for the perfect gift? Something unique and memorable to give a friend or a colleague? Why not give them a Sydney Art Tour! What could be better than the gift of a new experience! They will have an enjoyable and social afternoon discovering and learning about Sydney's contemporary art from artists, curators and gallery directors.
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Saturday Walking Tours
Approx. 3 hours
A great way to experience Sydney and learn more about our contemporary art.
Discover new galleries and parts of Sydney you didn't know existed. Chat with gallery staff and artists in a relaxed, social setting.
Small Group Luxury Tours
Door to door pickup and return by air-conditioned limousine, visiting a range galleries/studios Includes light lunch and refreshments. Min 4 people $250pp.
Door to door pickup and return by comfort of Mercedes sprinter seating ten people. Visiting a range of galleries/studios and includes a stop for afternoon tea or drinks. Min 6 people $110pp
Door to door pickup and return by air-conditioned luxury hire car or Mercedes sprinter. Visiting a range of galleries/studios these tours include afternoon tea or drinks. Individually tailored tours, various packages starting from $120pp. for groups of 6 or more.
Visit special one-off contemporary art events, major touring exhibitions, and recurrent events such as the Biennale of Sydney and Sydney festival.
Door to door pickup and return by air-conditioned luxury hire car. Visiting several galleries and including light lunch and refreshments - POA
Senior School Tours
Thursdays from 11am or by appointment
$20 per student, teachers free
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.