Art & Dementia program

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First Friday with a Friend

Each tour lasts for 45-60 minutes and includes 3-4 works of art. Each participant is given reproductions of the works of art discussed, to take home. This allows the experience at the Gallery to be extended and shared with family members and carers. Trained educators, with the support of Gallery volunteers, deliver the tours at the National Gallery.

Individual tours

Friday with a friend

First Friday of every month. 10.30-11.30am

You can come individually with a carer, family member or friend. The Gallery runs monthly tours for people living with dementia and their personal carer.

Free. Bookings essential.

Community based dementia care providers

Community dementia care organisations bring regular groups to the Gallery. Coordination between the Gallery and the care provider establish the frequency of the tours. Community based dementia care providers should contact the Gallery to participate.

Free. Bookings essential:

The Gallery currently facilitates groups in partnership with Alzheimer's Australia ACT branch.

To enquire contact Alzheimer's ACT 02 6255 0722.

Residential dementia care providers

Residential care facilities are able to bring small groups to the Gallery. Ask your activity officer to contact the National Gallery of Australia.

Free. Bookings essential:

Assisted access

The National Gallery of Australia provides a range of services, facilities and programs to enable visitors with special needs to access the national collection.

Find out more about our Assisted access services.

Margaret Preston Flapper 1925, Painting, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased with the assistance of the Cooma-Monaro Snowy River Fund 1988 © Margaret Rose Preston Estate, Licensed by Viscopy

Adriane Boag
Program coordinator
Learning and Access
02 6240 6632

Supported by

The National Gallery of Australia's Art and Dementia program is supported by Goodwin Aged Care.