Sydney Visual Arts

                      Sydney Visual Arts
                      Sydney Visual Arts
                      Sydney Visual Arts

The Concept

Sydney’s public and private galleries feature a continually changing program of Australian and international exhibitions year round. Inspire and motivate your students through exposure to some of Australia’s great galleries, museums, exhibitions and studios.

Students from other states can fly or coach into Sydney, contact us and discuss best option for your school.

Music, Visual and Performing Arts

Itinerary Day By Day

Day 1 (D)

Fly into Sydney airport, before catching public transport to your accommodation in Sydney CBD. Arrive before lunchtime, and check into your accommodation.
In the afternoon, catch public transport to visit:
Art Gallery of NSW (The Domain, Sydney) allow: 3 hours
Be inspired by their extensive collection of modern and contemporary works, as well as viewing the distinguished collection of colonial and 19th century Australian works and European old masters. There are also galleries dedicated to celebrating the arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Featuring an ever-changing program of exhibitions year round.

From the Art Gallery of NSW, it’s a short walk to visit:

Artspace (Woolloomooloo) allow: 1 hour
Artspace is a hub for the production and presentation of visual arts, and students will learn about how artists collaborate, facilitate and exhibit their work. Students will also learn ways in which artists can test their ideas and different approaches in a cooperative environment.

Sydney Opera House allow: 1 hour
Considered to be one of the major architectural achievements of the world, this is a great opportunity to view this magnificent building from a ground perspective. Take your time to walk around and take some photos. (Guided tours and backstage access tours are also available, at an additional cost).
Evening: tickets to an evening performance can be arranged (TBA).

Day 2 (B,D)

After breakfast, a busy day of sightseeing ahead!
After breakfast at your accommodation, make your way by public transport/walk to visit:
The Museum of Contemporary Art (The Rocks) allow: 3 hours
Australia’s leading museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world. Enjoy the constantly changing exhibitions, educational programs and the technology special effects exhibition.
Lunch at own arrangements, then in the afternoon you can select from a range of workshops hosted by MCA, there are almost 20 to choose from. Allow approx. $30 per student for a 3 hour workshop (not included)
Alternatively, you can catch the ferry to Darling Harbour, then it’s a short walk to visit:
Powerhouse Museum (Ultimo) allow: 2 hours
The Powerhouse Museum is the major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney. With a strong focus on creativity and curiosity, a range of 12 permanent exhibitions at the Powerhouse is complemented by a changing program of temporary exhibitions and displays. There are regular tours and demonstrations, performances, workshops, forums and other special events held throughout the Museum.
Brett Whiteley Studio (Surry Hills) allow: 1 ½ hours
Brett Whiteley’s workplace, home and studio in the inner city suburb of Surry hills is now a gallery and studio museum. Participate in a 60/90/120 minute case-study discussion. Life drawing classes also available.
Evening: Free after dinner for your own arrangements.

Day 3 (B)

After breakfast visit the First Draft Gallery in Surry Hills where students participate in a pathway to art workshop.

Following your final workshop and gallery tour, catch public transport back to the hotel to pick up your bags, before heading to the airport by train for your flight home.

  • 2 nights’ hostel or hotel accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Opal public transport card
  • Museum and gallery entrances as per itinerary