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The Gallery's COVID Safety Plan

ADULT TOURS PROGRAM AT THE GALLERY

Adult Tours (maximum 6 people)

Whether you’re a first-time visitor who wants an introduction to WAG or a returning visitor who is looking for a deeper understanding of the collection and current exhibitions, our weekly program of tours is a great way to enhance your WAG experience. WAG has a dedicated team of Volunteer Gallery Guides who invite you to look closely and feel deeply about the works of art on display. 

Cost: Free When: Every Saturday, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Eventbrite Link: Saturday Adult Tours

Art & Dementia Tour (maximum 6 people)

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, 2.00pm-3.00pm Bookings essential: Places are limited to eight participants (excluding carers). Carers are invited for tea and coffee while participants with dementia partake in the guided tour

Private Tours (maximum 6 people)

You can book a free guided tour for a small group tailored to their interests and level of art knowledge. A minimum of four weeks’ notice is required for these bookings.  Cost: Free 

For bookings and enquiries call our Education Officer, Julie Danilov on 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au 

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WOW! What Stories We Tell

SPECIAL EVENTS

Circus Wow Special events and workshops.pdf

Circus All-Sorts Demonstration

Performance and Workshop
Saturday 1 May, 12.00noon-2.00pm
A fun packed circus workshop including hula hoops, juggling, spinning plates, devils sticks,
diabolo and more with professional circus performer Emma Khourey (aka Tine Green)
Cost: $12(+GST+Booking fee) per person. All ages
Eventbrite link: Circus All-Sorts Workshop 

Circus WOW Curator's Talk with Libby Bloxham 

Wednesday 5 May, 11.00am– 12.00noon 
Exhibition curator, performer and artist Libby Bloxham will provide insights into the history of Circus WOW and the archival material on display. Free, all welcome
Eventbrite Link: Curators Talk with Libby Bloxham

Slapstick and Stage Combat 101 Mini Performance & Workshop with 

Neisha Murphy

Saturday 29 May, 1.00–3.00pm
This action packed two hour beginner adult workshop to learn the basic techniques of
slapstick and stage combat. Cost: $25 (+GST+Booking fee) per person. Ages 18+
Eventbrite Link: Slapstick and Stage Combat Workshop


SAXON REYNOLDS Wunderkammer

Artist’s Studio Installation 

The Wunderkammer exhibition will feature a re-creation of the artist’s studio, where exhibiting artist Saxon Reynolds will work to design and create a new work, giving the audience the opportunity to meet the artist and see the creative process. 

Saxon will be in the Gallery: Saturday 10 April 12.00-2.00pm Saturday 24 April 12.00am-2.00pm, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 May 12.00am-2.00pm, Sunday 23 May 12.00am-12.00pm, Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 June 12.00am-2.00pm, Sunday 20 June 12.00am-2.00pm.

Junior Art Trail 

Friday 11 June, 10.00–11.00am


OPERATION ART

Student Operation Art Workshops

Operation Art offers a series of practical workshops presented by specialist visual arts tutors. These workshops are designed to extend participants' skills and artmaking experiences beyond the classroom. Students who display a higher level of engagement in Visual Arts will benefit from these challenging opportunities. Schools are not required to send a teacher to supervise their students. Workshops cover a variety of different topic areas including drawing, painting, printing, mixed media and sculpture. 

Workshops run from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Students will participate in three visual arts activities during the day. All you need to bring is recess and lunch and a paint shirt to protect your clothing - equipment and materials are supplied and all works will be sent home with the students at the end of the workshop. Parents are invited to view the student's work at 2:30 pm in a mini presentation.

For full details and bookings go to https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/visual-arts/operation-art/operation-art-student-workshops


ILLAWARRA ASSOCIATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS (IAVA) LORE

FREE SPECIAL EVENTS 

Talking Circle 

Saturday 19 June, 2.00 – 3.00pm 
Angela Forrest (Dementia Specialist), Lara Seresin (Art Therapist) and Virginia Settre (Meditation for art practice) join together and hold a space for gently talking, sharing and learning. An opportunity to see how art can make a positive impact on people’s lives. The LORE exhibition is curated so that the artworks are accessible for Dementia and Disability community and people from all walks of life. 

Telling a story through drawing Workshop with Kate Stehr 

Wednesday 30 June, 10.00 – 11.30am 
Kate Stehr has created unique drawing implements that relate to story and folk lore. In her workshop Kate will present the idea of story and how it reveals itself through her art. She will discuss the mark making implements and how they instigate story through their use. Drawing implements will be provided to the group for mark making and story development. For participants with varying abilities. 

Floor Talk with curator Virginia Settre and artist Alannah Dreise 

Wednesday 7 July, 11.00am – 12.00noon 
Alannah Dreise’ artwork explores emersion in place and time; of living in the Illawarra in the here and now. Alannah will focus on the built environment, interchange of people within it and LORE within the local community. 

Artist Talk with Peter James Hewitt 

Wednesday 7 July, 1.00 – 2.00pm 
Known for his earthy textured and poetically gestured paintings, Peter James Hewitt will present an enlivened floor talk that relates to his Yuin heritage and teaching from local elders. A chance to sit down for a good yarn. LORE, the Arts & the Environment Saturday 17 July, 2 – 3pm Deb Redwood (Artist & Environmentalist), David Curtis PhD, (Ecoarts Conference) and Curator Virginia Settre discuss the changing perceptions of ecological nature and the environment; and how these feed into new lore in contemporary times.