Talks and tours by Gallery professionals

We recognise that every university department or tertiary art school is unique in its particular emphasis on different aspects of history, theory and practice, and consequently we offer to tailor many of our education programs according to the requests and needs of each institution.

Gallery orientations

Gallery orientations are designed to introduce tertiary students to the Gallery and our resources. These may vary in duration from two hours to a full day. Introductory talks may cover the history of the Gallery, our collections and archives, curatorial practice, exhibition management, public and education programs, and online resources. These are delivered by specialists from the relevant departments, which is why at least four weeks’ advance notice is required.

Discussion tours

Interactive floortalks of the permanent collection and some temporary exhibitions, led by specialist educators or curatorial staff, are available for small groups of 20 or less.

Specialist talks and lectures

Specialist lectures on the permanent collections and some temporary exhibitions can be arranged for larger groups. Content can be tailored to specific needs on request.

Exhibition talks and lectures

Free public talks and lectures by artists and curators are presented regularly in conjunction with exhibitions. Bookings are not required but advised for groups larger than 10.

For details, see Exhibition talks and Lectures and symposia.

Symposia and conferences

Special full-day, half-day or two-day events accompany most major exhibitions. These are listed under Lectures and symposia in the Exhibitions and events section.