All our tours are led by 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

Alan Dodge is former Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. He came to…

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Alex McKay

Dr Alex McKay is a fellow at the Royal Asiatic Society in London and the…

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Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright joined The Australian Ballet in 2004 before travelling to Europe in 2007 on…

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Andy Bromberger

Andy Bromberger’s musical career began as a professional clarinetist teaching and playing in numerous orchestras…

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Anne Maria Nicholson

Anne Maria Nicholson is a journalist and author who has worked for many of Australia’s…

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Anthony Burke

Anthony Burke is Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney. A graduate of Columbia…

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Antony Ernst

Dr Antony Ernst is a director, dramaturg, lecturer and arts administrator who has worked with…

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Brian Ladd

Brian Ladd is past President of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, a…

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Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson is an internationally-renowned Torres Strait artist. He was born and raised in there,…

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Christine McCabe

Christine McCabe is a travel writer and art lover, and since moving to the Adelaide…

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Christopher Allen

Dr Christopher Allen is an art critic and historian. A graduate of the University of…

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Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence’s 40-year career in music and media has spanned recording, writing, television and radio…

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CJ Johnson

CJ Johnson is President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia. He has studied at Brown…

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Claudia Chan Shaw

Claudia Chan Shaw is a vibrant, energetic woman of many talents  –  television and radio…

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Damien Beaumont

Damien Beaumont joined the ABC in 1999 after completing music studies in Australia and England…

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Djon Mundine

Djon Mundine OAM, Bandjalung man, curator, writer, artist and activist is celebrated as a foundational figure…

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Donna Cusack

Donna Cusack has a long history with ballet which began before she was born. Her…

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Elizabeth Swane

Elizabeth Swane is a member of one of Australia’s best-known nursery and rose-growing families. As…

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Fiona McIntosh

Fiona is an independent art advisor and art guide. She previously worked in exhibition project…

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Frédérique Barbier

With New York City flowing through her veins, and readily admitting that opera and the…

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Genevieve Jacobs

Genevieve Jacobs has been a prize-winning newspaper journalist as well as a freelance writer for…

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Geraldine Doogue

Geraldine Doogue is a presenter on ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra program, which specialises in…

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Gitte Weise

Gitte Weise was founder and director of Gitte Weise Gallery Sydney / Berlin and ROOM…

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Glen Halliday

Glen Halliday is the Principal of the Observatory Hill Environmental Education Centre where he has…

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Iain Shearer

Iain Shearer FRAS is an archaeologist who has worked in the UK, Afghanistan, Caucasus, North…

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Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy Clarke is an historian, writer and wine bar owner who first travelled to China in…

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John McBride

After studying in Japan and Australia, John McBride began his career at the Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU,…

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Jonathan Biggins

Jonathan Biggins is an actor, writer and director, perhaps best known as one of the…

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Joyce Morgan

Joyce Morgan is a journalist and author. She has written on arts and culture for 30…

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Julian Droogan

Julian Droogan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University. Julian…

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Julie Ewington

Julie Ewington is an independent writer, curator and broadcaster. During a long career, Julie taught art…

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Julie Kinney

Julie Kinney’s love affair with travel began during a stint at London’s Cordon Bleu School…

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Kate Kangaslahti

Kate Kangaslahti left Australia twenty years ago to pursue her love of European art and…

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Kathryn Hunyor

Kathryn Hunyor is a Japanese-speaking curator and lecturer with a Masters degree in Japanese literature….

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Kenneth Park

Kenneth W Park works as a freelance lecturer, curator, tour leader, presenter and fundraiser. He is…

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Liz Gibson

Liz Gibson has a Bachelor of Art Education and a Master’s degree in Art Administration…

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Lorraine Kypiotis

Lorraine Kypiotis is passionate about art, life and travel. She is equally passionate about sharing…

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Lucienne Joy

Lucienne Joy is a well-known radio personality who worked for over 10 years as a…

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Mairi Nicolson

Mairi Nicolson’s long and varied career as a broadcaster for the ABC and BBC has…

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Mark Dickenson

Mark Dickenson has lived in Tasmania his entire life, with much of his childhood and…

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Marshall McGuire

Acclaimed Australian harpist Marshall McGuire has performed as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra,…

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Mary Jo Capps

Mary Jo Capps AM has worked in the Australian cultural industry for more than 30…

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Matthew Westwood

Matthew Westwood has been a journalist for thirty years and has written about the arts…

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Melanie Pitkin

Melanie Pitkin is an Australian Egyptologist and museum curator. She holds a PhD. on the…

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Peter Bourne

Universally known as ‘The Wine Man’, Peter Bourne has been involved in the Australasian wine…

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Phillip Sametz

Phillip Sametz is a writer, editor, presenter, tour leader, tutor, vocalist and arts administrator. In…

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Richard Mendis

A local of Colombo, Richard Mendis has been leading tours of his native Sri Lanka…

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Robert Reason

Robert Reason has worked in the Australian art museum sector for more than 25 years…

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Ron Ramsey

After three years at the National Gallery of Victoria and 14 years at the National…

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Scott Curry

Scott Curry studied piano and violin at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and piano at…

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Steven Miller

Steven Miller is the former head of the National Art Archive at the Art Gallery…

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Stewart Kelly

Stewart Kelly is a sought-after pianist, broadcaster, producer and artistic director. Based in Melbourne, he…

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Thomas Abbott

Thomas Abbott is a specialist in architectural history from the Baroque to the 20th century…

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Ute Junker

Ute Junker has spent decades travelling the world and telling stories of special places and…

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