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ADULT TOURS PROGRAM AT THE GALLERY

Adult Tours (maximum 12 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. No bookings are required, however, first in best dressed rules apply on the day of the tour.
Cost: Free
When: Every Saturday, 1.00pm-2.00pm 

Art & Dementia Tour (maximum 8 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. For bookings and enquiries call our Education Officer, Julie Danilov on 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au. 

Private Tours (maximum 12 people)

You can book a free guided tour for a small group tailored to their interests and level of art knowledge. If the group is larger than 12 people, we can split the group between two gallery guides. 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


POSTCODES FROM THE EDGE

Collage Workshop with Angie Cass

Saturday 21 May, 12-4pm 
This collage workshop reflects the natural and magical elements of the Illawarra. Learn collage techniques for making small but thrilling artworks which sing. Use templates to make houses, landscapes, and animals then add your own stories to the composition. Supplied materials include inked papers, vintage books and magazines, decorative papers from around the world and other paper cut-out treasures. Participants are welcome to bring personal photographs/images/materials to use in their collage.
Ages 16+ Cost: $90/$80 Friends (+ GST & booking fee)
Eventbrite Link: Collage Workshop

REASSESS PROGRESS: HERE+NOW III

Special Events

Artist in Conversation

Sunday 19 June, 1.00-2.00pm
Free, all welcome

HERE+NOW III AFTER DARK

Friday 22 July, 6.00-9.00pm
Live Music / workshop / Refreshmens provided
All welcome


DEEP SOUNDING
Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis and Leon Vasilakis

Exhibition information continued 
Local artists Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis and Leon Vasilakis invite us to listen to the ocean: below the surface is a polyphony of sounds – the songs of whales, the grunting of fish and the crackling shrimps are all part of communication networks necessary to ocean life. Focusing on the interplay of natural and human-generated noise pollution that are colonising the oceans for the past two hundred years— Deep Sounding tunes in on our renewable relations with the ocean.

Interwoven in their multi-arts installation of word, sound and image are soundscapes and poetic contemplations by Christine Howe, Aunty Barbara Nicholson, Merlinda Bobis, Josh Peters, Nick Armstrong and Jack MacCosker.

For further insights into the making of Deep Sounding please visit our Instagram @deep_sounding_project and #deep_sounding_project Part of the proceeds generated by this exhibition will support the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Special Events

Artist Talk
When Sound becomes Noise and Noise becomes Sound

Wednesday 6 July, 11.00am-12.00noon
Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis will talk about the impact of noise pollution in the oceans and how it connects to the exhibition concept and work process of the Deep Sounding multi-arts project. Free, all welcome.

In and out of Water workshop with Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis

Saturday 9 July, 1.30-3.30pm
Using found beach object and ocean imagery from the exhibition to explore relationships between land and water in watercolour. Materials supplied. Cost:TBC

Writing the Ocean with Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis

Saturday 23 July, 1.30 - 3.30pm
Honing skills in observing and listening to ocean sounds by writing short pieces (vignettes) of 100 words or less about the ocean life and how to develop bigger works of fiction and creative nonfiction from these. $40 SCWC members & WAG Friends $30