Our Tour Leaders
All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.
Alan R. Dodge AM began his career at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine…Read more.
Dr Antony Ernst is a director, dramaturg, lecturer and arts administrator who has worked with…Read more.
Brian Ladd is president of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales. A graduate…Read more.
Chris graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) degree…Read more.
Dr Christopher Allen is an art critic and historian who graduated from the University of…Read more.
Dr Christopher Hartney (BA, Phd) is a lecturer in the Department of Studies in Religion…Read more.
Christopher Lawrence is best known as presenter of the weekday “Classic Drive” program on ABC…Read more.
Claudia Chan Shaw
Claudia Chan Shaw is a vibrant, energetic woman of many talents – fashion designer, television and…Read more.
Damien Beaumont joined the ABC in 1999 after completing music studies in Australia and England….Read more.
Fiona has been a passionate gardener nearly all her life. She and Bill, her husband,…Read more.
With New York City flowing through her veins, and readily admitting that opera and the…Read more.
Genevieve Jacobs has been a prize-winning newspaper journalist as well as a freelance writer for…Read more.
Gerard Willems AM
Dutch-born Australian pianist Gerard Willems has performed in the USA, the UK, Europe, Israel, Asia,…Read more.
Gitte Weise was founder and Director of Gitte Weise Gallery Sydney / Berlin and ROOM…Read more.
Heather Jeong is a Korean-Australian chef. She teaches Korean cooking at the Korean Cultural Centre…Read more.
Horticulturist, garden writer, presenter and author, Helen Young has led 20 garden tours internationally, visiting destinations such as France, England,…Read more.
Founder and director of Renaissance Tours, Hugh Hallard has enjoyed a varied career in arts…Read more.
A veterinarian and a gardener, Jennie Churchill’s career has always combined a passion for both…Read more.
John McBride, AM
After studying in Japan and Australia, John began his career at the Australia-Japan Research Centre,…Read more.
John McDonald is best known as the art critic of the Sydney Morning Herald. He…Read more.
Jonathan Biggins actor, writer and director, is perhaps best known as one of the creators…Read more.
Joyce Morgan is a journalist and author of Journeys on the Silk Road. She has…Read more.
Judy Roberts, an Honours graduate in Classical Archaeology at the University of Sydney, is passionate…Read more.
India and the Himalaya and Myanmar are Judy’s lifelong passion and with over 30 years…Read more.
Dr Julian Droogan is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University…Read more.
Julie’s love affair with travel began during a stint at London’s Cordon Bleu School of…Read more.
Kathryn Hunyor is a Japanese-speaking curator and presenter with a Masters in Japanese literature. As Co-Founder…Read more.
Kenneth W Park works as a fundraiser, lecturer, curator, tour leader and presenter. As Curator…Read more.
Liz Gibson has been professionally involved with the Art Gallery of NSW for many years,…Read more.
Lorraine Kypiotis (MA; BA; Dip.Ed.) is passionate about art, life and travel. She is equally…Read more.
Louise O’Loughlin is Victorian Opera’s Development Manager and is responsible for the company’s Philanthropy, Sponsorship…Read more.
Mairi Nicolson has worked for both the ABC and the BBC for more than 30…Read more.
Acclaimed Australian harpist Marshall McGuire has performed as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra,…Read more.
Born in France, Martine Anstett began her career as a magazine and radio journalist. Whilst…Read more.
Michele Hill began her quilting journey in 1986 and has been addicted ever since. An…Read more.
Nicholas Selman was the director of development at Opera Australia between 2008 and 2011 before…Read more.
Dr Peter Bassett was Dramaturge and Artistic Administrator for the 2004 Adelaide Ring and is…Read more.
Universally known as “The Wine Man” Peter Bourne has been involved in the Australian wine…Read more.
A local of Colombo, Richard Mendis has been leading tours of his native Sri Lanka…Read more.
Dr Robert Gibson has lectured in music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University…Read more.
Robin de Crespigny
Robin de Crespigny is a Sydney film-maker, writer, producer, director and a former Directing Lecturer…Read more.
After 3 years at the National Gallery of Victoria and 14 years at the National…Read more.
Rosamund Bartlett completed her doctorate at Oxford, and is the author of biographies of Tolstoy…Read more.
Sandy Pratten has been director of her own Landscape Design business for the past 30…Read more.
Scott studied piano and violin at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and piano at the…Read more.
Susanne Sweetland is the Audience Liaison at the Australian National Academy of Music. An integral…Read more.
The Australian Ballet
Valerie Lawson is a journalist and author, and one of Australia’s leading dance writers. She…Read more.