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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: Archibald Prize 2014

Interviews, talks and a comedic routine

Image: Richard Glover

Wednesdays 6.30pm
23 July - 24 September 2014
27 August talk is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Jazz Nouveau

Our resident musicians this September

Image: Jazz Nouveau

Wednesdays 3-24 September 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

Sydney students speak: portraits

Explore a different portrait each week

Image: Pablo Picasso Femme allongée sur un canapé (Dora Maar) 1939 (detail) oil on canvas, 97.1 × 130.2 cm © Pablo Picasso/Succession Pablo Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney. The Lewis Collection

Wednesdays 7.15pm
20 August - 24 September 2014

Location: Ground level
Free

Guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

Highlights from the 2014 exhibition

Monday-Friday 11am, 2pm, 3pm
Wednesday also 5.30pm, 7pm
Saturday, Sunday 2.30pm
21 July - 28 September 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Portraits film series

In conjunction with the Archibald Prize 2014

Image: Still from Broken flowers

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
20 August - 5 October 2014

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Celebrity events: European prints and drawings

Our guests talk about love, gender and mathematics

Image: Rafael Bonachela

Wednesdays 6.30pm
1-15 October 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Japanese Film Festival classics program

Great Japanese directors and actresses of the 20th century

Image: Still from Under current

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Saturdays, Sundays 2pm
15 – 26 October 2014

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Live music: Gossamer Tide

Our resident musicians this October

Image: Gossamer Tide

Wednesdays 1-29 October 2014, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talks: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

Bite-sized talks that unpack the masterpieces

Image: Claude Mellan The veil of Saint Veronica (detail) 1649, engraving, Art Gallery of NSW

Wednesdays 7.15pm
1 - 29 October 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Artist talk: Reko Rennie

Hear about his current installation

Image: Reko Rennie No sleep till Dreamtime 2014 (detail), birch plywood, metallic textile foil, synthetic polymer, diamond dust, gold leaf. Courtesy of the artist and Blackartprojects

Wednesday 5 November 2014, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Artist talks: My trip

Hear about their works and photographic practices

Image: Jon Rhodes Rockhole wave 1987, printed 2000, gelatin sliver photograph, 21.7 × 31.9 cm. Gift of Henry Ergas 2009. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © AIATSIS

Second Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm
8 October & 12 November 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
Free

Celebrity talk: Adam Goodes with Hetti Perkins

A special interview celebrating Corroboree Sydney 2014

Image: Adam Goodes

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free