Every weekend, the Gallery runs free guided tours of current exhibitions for the public. Hosted by volunteer Gallery Guides, the tours last about one hour and provide a glimpse into contemporary and historical art practice. To join a tour, meet the Gallery Guide at the Gallery front counter at 11am. You don't need to book.
We also run tours for children, adults and school groups, and can cater for groups with special requirements and specific interests upon request. For further information, or to make a booking, please contact the Audience Programs Officer on 02 4974 5112 or email@example.com.
Due to the success of our trial program Art Play – organised interactive tours for Mother’s groups, Play groups, Daycares and Preschools, Newcastle Art Gallery is excited to announce our new TOTALLY FREE (pre-school aged) program: EYE SPY CHILDREN’S TOURS.
These free organised tours for children 0 – 5 years include:
- All the fun of Art Play with all new activities and resources
- Interactive tours for Mother’s groups, Play groups, Daycares and Preschools
- Groups of 5+ children explore works of art using tactile objects, music and play
- Book at session at your convenience, anytime Tuesdays to Fridays between 10am and 4pm
- Eye Spy will be available ALL YEAR, changing with the exhibitions.
Bookings are essential, contact Audience Programs Officer on 02 4974 5112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newcastle Art Gallery has a range of services for schools. Our trained and experienced Gallery Guides can lead your students on exciting tours of current exhibitions. We also conduct Professional Development programs including Teacher’s Previews for selected exhibitions.
There are three tour options:
Guided tours can be devised to suit your needs and may take the form of a twenty minute introductory tour up to a maximum of 45 minutes for a full guided tour. Participants are divided into small groups of 8-10 students to allow active participation. Tours should be booked at least two weeks in advance. Special content can be included in the tour by request.
Guided tour/workshop combination
Available to small groups only (up to 24 students), this combination is usually a maximum of one hour, with students spending half an hour in a guided tour, and half an hour in a workshop which reflects the focus of a current exhibition.
An unguided visit
Just let the Gallery know when you are coming, and we can ensure that other events do not interfere with your visit.
When you contact the Gallery to make a booking for a Schools Visit, we can also advise you on how to best plan for your visit, and provide you with any relevant education resources available for the current exhibitions.
Download the Risk Assessment form for Schools.