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 Dodge is former Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. He came to…Read more.
Dr Alex McKay is a fellow at the Royal Asiatic Society in London and the…Read more.
Andrew Wright joined The Australian Ballet in 2004 before travelling to Europe in 2007 on…Read more.
Andy Bromberger started her musical career as a professional clarinettist teaching and playing in numerous…Read more.
Ann MacArthur received a Bachelors in East Asian Studies and a master’s in International Management….Read more.
Anne Maria Nicholson
Anne Maria Nicholson is a journalist and author who has worked for many of Australia’s…Read more.
Anthony Burke is Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney. A graduate of Columbia…Read more.
Dr Antony Ernst is a director, dramaturg, lecturer and arts administrator who has worked with…Read more.
Brian Ladd is past President of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, a…Read more.
Brian Robinson is an internationally-renowned Torres Strait artist. He was born and raised in there,…Read more.
Christine McCabe is a travel writer and art lover, and since moving to the Adelaide…Read more.
Dr Christopher Allen is an art critic and historian. A graduate of the University of…Read more.
Christopher Lawrence’s 40-year career in music and media has spanned recording, writing, television and radio…Read more.
CJ Johnson is President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia. He has studied at Brown…Read more.
Claudia Chan Shaw
Claudia Chan Shaw is a vibrant, energetic woman of many talents – fashion designer, television…Read more.
Damien Beaumont joined the ABC in 1999 after completing music studies in Australia and England…Read more.
Djon Mundine OAM, Bandjalung man, curator, writer, artist and activist is celebrated as a foundational figure…Read more.
Donna Cusack has a long history with ballet which began before she was born. Her…Read more.
Elizabeth Swane is a member of one of Australia’s best-known nursery and rose-growing families. As…Read more.
Fiona is an independent art advisor and art guide. She previously worked in exhibition project…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.
Geraldine Doogue is a presenter on ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra program, which specialises in…Read more.
Gitte Weise was founder and director of Gitte Weise Gallery Sydney / Berlin and ROOM…Read more.
Glen Halliday is the Principal of the Observatory Hill Environmental Education Centre where he has…Read more.
Guy Sturt is both a landscape architect and an arborist and has been principal of his…Read more.
Helen Young is a horticulturist, garden writer, presenter and author. She has led 20 garden…Read more.
Iain Shearer FRAS is an archaeologist who has worked in the UK, Afghanistan, Caucasus, North…Read more.
Jane Hutcheon created the weekly chat show One Plus One on ABC TV and in her…Read more.
After studying in Japan and Australia, John McBride began his career at the Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU,…Read more.
Jonathan Biggins is an actor, writer and director, perhaps best known as one of the…Read more.
Joyce Morgan is a journalist and author. She has written on arts and culture for 30…Read more.
Julian Droogan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University where he…Read more.
Julie Ewington is an independent writer, curator and broadcaster. During a long career, Julie taught art…Read more.
Julie Kinney’s love affair with travel began during a stint at London’s Cordon Bleu School…Read more.
Kate Kangaslahti left Australia twenty years ago to pursue her love of European art and…Read more.
Kathryn Hunyor is a Japanese-speaking curator and lecturer with a Masters degree in Japanese literature….Read more.
Kenneth W Park works as a freelance lecturer, curator, tour leader, presenter and fundraiser. He is…Read more.
Liz Gibson has a Bachelor of Art Education and a Master’s degree in Art Administration…Read more.
Lorraine Kypiotis (MA; BA; Dip.Ed.) is passionate about art, life and travel. She is equally passionate…Read more.
Dr Louise Marshall is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art History at the…Read more.
Mairi Nicolson’s long and varied career as a broadcaster for the ABC and BBC has…Read more.
Mark Dickenson has lived in Tasmania his entire life, with much of his childhood and…Read more.
Acclaimed Australian harpist Marshall McGuire has performed as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra,…Read more.
Mary Jo Capps
Mary Jo Capps AM has worked in the Australian cultural industry for more than 30…Read more.
Matthew Westwood has been a journalist for thirty years and has written about the arts…Read more.
Melanie Pitkin is an Australian Egyptologist and museum curator. She holds a PhD on the history…Read more.
Michele Hill began her quilting journey in 1986 and has been addicted ever since. An…Read more.
Monica Attard OA spent 28 years at the ABC, working across radio and television. During this…Read more.
Peter Bassett was Dramaturg and Artistic Administrator for the 2004 Adelaide Ring and is a regular contributor to…Read more.
Universally known as ‘The Wine Man’, Peter Bourne has been involved in the Australasian wine…Read more.
Dr Peter Hobbins is a medical historian with a knack for sharing human stories. A…Read more.
Phillip Sametz is a writer, editor, presenter, tour leader, tutor, vocalist and arts administrator. In…Read more.
A local of Colombo, Richard Mendis has been leading tours of his native Sri Lanka…Read more.
Robert Reason has worked in the Australian art museum sector for more than 25 years…Read more.
Robin Powell is a writer with years of experience reporting on the good things in…Read more.
After three years at the National Gallery of Victoria and 14 years at the National…Read more.
Scott Curry studied piano and violin at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and piano at…Read more.
Steven Miller is currently head of the National Art Archive at the Art Gallery of…Read more.
Stewart Kelly is a sought-after pianist, broadcaster, producer and artistic director. Based in Melbourne, he…Read more.
Susan Hunt is currently the Deputy President on the Board of the National Trust (NSW)….Read more.
Thomas Abbott is a specialist in architectural history from the Baroque to the 20th century…Read more.
Ute Junker has spent decades travelling the world and telling stories of special places and…Read more.
Wally Caruana is an independent curator, art historian, valuer and consultant specialising in Indigenous Australian…Read more.