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Art & Dementia Tour Program

This program allows individuals and groups of people who have dementia to have meaningful engagement with Wollongong Art Gallery's exhibitions and collection.  Cost: Free.  When: First Friday of every month, 11am - 12pm. ​Bookings essential as places ​are limited to 8 participants (excluding carers)  Carers are invited for tea and coffee while participants with dementia partake in the guided tour.  

Our next tour is scheduled for Friday 4 May and will continue on Friday 1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 7 September, 5 October and 2 November 2018.   For bookings and enquires phone our Education officer, Julie Danilov on 42278506.​

Art and Dementia Tour Program Flyer MARCH - NOVEMBER 2018.pdf

Access2Express

This program is designed to make the Gallery and its collection available to as many students as possible. Using our collection and exhibitions, we wish to provide students with special needs a free and fun experience by looking and responding to artworks in a hands-on and practical manner. We are targeting students with special needs who have physical and intellectual disabilities. Teachers of special needs students, we invite you to enrol your class and become a part of this free and exciting program. 
Cost: Free 
When: Third Wednesday of every month, 10am – 11am see schedule below. 
Bookings essential: Places are limited to 15 students

Access2Express Flyer 2018.pdf

Special Needs

Students who have an intellectual disability, deaf/hearing impaired or blind or vision impaired can enjoy guided tours and workshops at Wollongong Art Gallery.  Modified tours and workshops are available for students who have intellectual disability.  Auslan​​ interpreters can be arranged in conjunction with tours and workshops for  students who are deaf/hearing impaired.  Selected sculptures from our collection form an interactive "touch" tour for students who are blind/vision impaired.
1-2 hour Art Making Workshop
Painting / collage / drawing / recycled sculpture / print making / ceramics**
​Cost per student: $9
**Ceramics cost: $11
Number of students: 15

ESL / NESB

ESL (English as a Second Language) and NESB (Non-English Speaking Background) students - developing language through tours that introduce students to works of art and their context through a 45-60 minute discussion conducted by trained Gallery Guides. A Gallery Educator is available on request.  Hands-on activities for small groups (<20) can be combined with a tour and related by theme.

1-2 hour workshop

Painting / collage / drawing / recycled sculpture / print making / ceramics**
Cost per student: $9
**Ceramics cost: $11
Number of students: 15

If the group is larger than 15, we can rotate a workshop with another activity such as tour of current exhibitions (tours are free).​

Community Groups

Wollongong Art Gallery can provide a diverse range of appropriate tours and workshops to suit the needs of Community and Special Interest Groups.  Contact the Gallery to create your own experience.

1-2 hour workshop

Painting / collage / drawing / recycled sculpture / print making / ceramics**
Cost per student: $9
**Ceramics cost: $11
Number of students: 15