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.
Liz Gibson has a Bachelor of Art Education and a Master Degree in Art Administration from the University of NSW. For many years, she was senior co-ordinator of Public Programs at the Art Gallery of NSW where she created and ran the volunteer guide training program; as well as a diverse range of lecture and performance programs and events. She also initiated the popular Art After Hours program. Liz has worked with indigenous artists and performers, curating artist-in-residence programs and exhibitions with Wiradjuri artist Harry J Wedge and Waayni artist Judy Watson. Her masters research paper, Traditional Boundaries: Contemporary Perspectives, analysed critical reviews of Aboriginal Art. Liz currently directs the Art Gallery Society World Art Tours Program. She is an experienced tour leader, leading Members’ tours to Russia, Germany, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus, during which she lectures on broad-ranging aspects of art, architecture and cultural history.
“Liz was a million dollars! She was extremely amiable, and nothing was too much trouble – she is perfect for these art tours!”
Grace P. | Treasures of the National Capital 2020
“It is hard to imagine a tour leader being better than Liz. We would love to do another tour with her.”
Pamela C. | A Road Less Travelled 2018
“Liz Gibson is a tour de force! Her command of the material and her ability to handle the various personalities in a group tour is a wondrous thing. The briefings introducing each country could not be bettered. We would look for her tours again.”
Jane P. | A Road Less Travelled 2017
“Liz is fabulous. She is very knowledgeable and works extremely hard to bring the group together and to help everyone feel part of the group and to enjoy themselves. She also works well with the local people so she gets the most out of each experience.”
Denise P. | A Road Less Travelled 2017
“Liz made the trip! The most delightful, knowledgeable, caring and fun person, exacting and enthusiastic with every attention to detail. An exceptional person who smoothed over every tiny crack so that all was made perfect.”
Robyn D. | From the Danube to Dalmatia 2016