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

Alan Dodge is former Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. He came to Australia from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. in 1974 and joined the fledgling Australian National Gallery where he stayed for 21 years. Alan was subsequently appointed Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia (1997 – 2007). In 2004 Alan was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. He is an Honorary Fellow at Edith Cowan University and is a Doctor of Letters at Murdoch University. Alan currently sits on a number of arts boards and his writings on art and theatre have appeared in numerous publications. 

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“Alan has great people skills, is always inclusive, friendly and good company.”
Diane T.  |  Treasures of the National Capital, 2022


“Alan’s bountiful knowledge of music and the arts and his humorous way of putting it across, as well as his skill in organising us without making us feel under pressure were among our strongest reasons for joining the tour again after several years’ participation.”
Thomas C. |  Weekend of Music in Margaret River, 2021


“Alan is outstanding. He was the reason we chose to go and he lived up to expectations, probably even exceeded.’’
Lindsay M.  |  Masterpieces from the National Gallery London, 2021


“He was engaging, knowledgeable, socially gifted, and all round great company.’’
Geraldine B.  |  Treasures of the National Capital, 2020


“Great company. So much knowledge. Great sense of humour. Great organisation.”
Roslyn L.  |  Russian Winter Wonderland, 2020


“An amazing knowledge of both art and music.”
Janet W.  |  ASQ Weekend of Music, 2018