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.

Brian Ladd

Brian Ladd is a Brett Whiteley Foundation director, a former president of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales and a graduate in sculpture from the National Art School, Sydney. While a specialist in European and Australian sculpture, Brian brings a broad knowledge and enthusiasm to the study of art.

From 1996 to 2010 Brian led the Public Programs Department at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, having responsibility for enlivening the Gallery and engaging diverse audiences with art.

Since 1995 Brian has led successful Art Gallery Society tours to Europe and the USA. He has a particular interest in the art and history of the Iberian Peninsula, leading a number of tours to the region in recent years.


Current Tours:

Art Galleries of Regional Victoria  |  August/September 2020 (6 days)

Moorish Mosaic: From Marrakesh to Andalusia  |  24 April – 10 May 2020 (17 days)

Two Bites of the Big Apple  |  December 2020 (12 days)



‘’Brian was very knowledgeable, he was also very helpful in a personal way throughout the tour.’’
Deanne P.  |  Cathar Castles and Catalonian Cathedrals 2019


“Always caring of clients and very knowledgeable. Brian always has time to listen to any problems and answer any questions.’’
Suzanne C.  |  Iberian Mosaic 2018