The Gallery's COVID Safety Plan

Due to the quickly evolving COVID situation all scheduled Public Programs are tentative and will be cancelled on short notice on  advice received from NSW Health or Wollongong City Council.


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

SUSPENDED: 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

SUSPENDED: 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.


Floor Talk with Curator Virginia Settre and Artist Alannah Dreise

Date to be confirmed
Alannah Dreise’s artwork explores immersion 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.  Free, maximum 20 people.

ART IN PROGRESS: Interactive Charcoal Mark-Making Happening with Artists Jennifer Jackson and Curator Virginia Settre

Date to be confirmed
Jennifer Jackson is renowned for her ephemeral, gritty imagery that evolves from the earth itself. Found mark-making media such as charcoal informs Jennifer’s connection to place and inspires the narrative of her artwork. This happening is about interacting with artwork in situ. Come and explore the beauty of mark-making whilst progressing an artwork on the gallery floor.  Free, maximum 20 people. 

Telling A Story Through Drawing Workshop With Kate Stehr

Date to be confirmed
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. Free, maximum 10 people.


The Language of Birds: Writers Listen

Saturday 19 February 2022, 1.30-3.00pm
Curated by Joshua Lobb, author of The Flight of Birds, this event presents stories and poems that explore human/avian encounters. Join us as we move through the exhibition, responding to the lives of the birds we discover there. Readings will include published work by writers such as Jack Baker and Kate Liston-Mills, as well as new work written especially for the exhibition by writers (staff and students) from the Creative Writing program at the University of Wollongong. Free, all welcome


Exhibition Walk through with Dr Andrew Frost

Wednesday 3 November, 11.00am-12.00noon
In this talk, 2021 FLOW judge Dr. Andrew Frost will talk through the process of judging and the aesthetic appeal of a wide range of finalists. Free, all welcome.  No bookings required.  Limited numbers.


Ways to Water Poetry Writing Workshop with Guest SCWC Poet

Saturday 27 November, 1.00-3.30pm
This poetry workshop will include a tour of the Ways To Water exhibition and a South Coast Writers Centre poet will lead writers to respond in poetic form. 
Cost $55/$40 SCWC members (+ GST & booking fee)