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Coming events related to the Asian art collection area (view Calendar)

Afghanistan: gallery of empires

Special lecture by Julian Droogan

Image: Julian Droogan

Friday 2 May 2014, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Chinese contemporary art: the past, present and future

Lecture in Mandarin with English translation

Image: Zhang Xiaogang The boy who sticks out his tongue 2001

Tuesday 20 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Going gocco

Japanese printmaking with Fayroze Lutta

Image courtesy Fayroze Lutta

Saturday 24 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Armchair travel: China

An art revolution

Image: Street art by graffiti artist ROBBBB, Shanghai

Saturday 31 May 2014, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Archaeology and museology

Exhibition tour and visit to the Nicholson Museum

Image: One of a pair of clasps, cupids on dolphins (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Saturday 31 May 2014, 11am

Duration 3 hours
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Charges apply

Access day: Hidden treasures

Exhibition tour and visit to the Nicholson Museum with audio description

Image: Appliqué 'the Aphrodite of Bactia’ (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Friday 6 June 2014, 10.30am

Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Guided tour: Afghanistan

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: One of a pair of pendants showing the 'Dragon Master’; gold, turquoise, garnet, lapis lazuli, carnelian, pearls; 12.5 × 6.5 cm. Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

Daily 1pm, Wednesday 5.30pm
7 March – 15 June 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Free viewing for members

Theatre of dreams, theatre of play: nō and kyōgen in Japan

Image: Ko-omote mask, Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

Sunday 15 June 2014, 5.15-8pm
Monday 16 June 2014, 10am - 12.30pm

Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Rhythms of nō: music, chant, dance

Lecture and demonstration by Richard Emmert

Image: Richard Emmert

Sunday 29 June 2014, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Symposium: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

The rich and sophisticated culture of nō theatre

Saturday 2 August 2014, 9.30am

Duration 7 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Wednesdays 6 pm
23 July and 6-27 August 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Japanese-language guided tour: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

日本語による能・狂言展ツアー

Image: Ko-omote mask (detail), Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

Wednesdays 11am
18 June - 10 September 2014
except 30 July

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Guided tour: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Ko-omote mask, Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

Daily 12pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
14 June – 14 September 2014
except 28-30 July

Duration 1 hour
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Asian art guided tour

A guided introduction to art from China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia

12pm daily until 27 April 2014
resumes 18 September 2014

Duration 1 hour
Free

Collection Circle private tours: The connoisseur and the philanthropist

For Collection Circle members only

Image: Jingdezhen ware Dish with gardenia spray design 1488-1505

Tuesday 22 April & Saturday 10 May 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required