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The Art Gallery of NSW is open late on Wednesdays for Art After Hours.

Admission is free, although charges may apply to some special exhibitions.

You can visit all the exhibitions and galleries as well as events including talks, films and music.

See also: Art After Hours weekly event calendar

Celebrity events: Afghanistan

Discover living culture

Image: Oliver Percovich, founder and executive director of Skateistan

Wednesdays 2 - 30 April 2014
6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talks: Afghanistan

Hear from archaeologists and museum experts

Image: Standing ram (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Wednesdays 2-30 April 2014
7.15pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Live music: Buffalo Tales

Wes Carr joins us as our resident April musician

Image: Buffalo Tales

Wednesdays 9, 16, 30 April 2014
7.15-8pm & 8.30-9.30pm
23 April performance cancelled

Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talks: Australian vernacular photography

Short talks by artists and curators

Image: Fiona Hall Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, October 1975 1975, gelatin silver photograph, 28.2 × 27.9 cm, Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1987 © Fiona Hall

Second Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm
12 February - 14 May 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Photography gallery
Free

Celebrity events: Biennale of Sydney

Artists, experts and comedians

Image: The Bedroom Philosopher

Wednesdays 7-28 May 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Matt Tonks

Our resident musician this May

Image: Matt Tonks

Wednesdays 7-28 May 2014, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Sydney students speak

Explore works from the 19th Biennale of Sydney

Image: Mircea Cantor Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 2012 (video still). Courtesy the artist; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; and Magazzino, Rome. Sound: Semantron of Putna Monastery

Wednesdays 5.30pm
30 April - 4 June 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

States of mind film series

In conjunction with the 19th Biennale of Sydney

Image: Still from Rashomon

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
12 March - 4 June 2014
No screenings Sunday 4 May, 8 June

Free

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

Exhibition talks: Plumes and pearlshells

Discover the myriad artforms of the New Guinea highlands

Image: Fore people, Ofafina, Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province Mask mid 1900s (detail) © Fore people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Wednesdays 11 & 18 June 2014
5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Live music: Spyglass Gypsies

Our resident musicians this June

Image: Spyglass Gypsies

Wednesdays 4-25 June 2014, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

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