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Coming Art After Hours events (view Calendar)

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

Curator's talk: Art of parts

Discover the stories behind the artworks

Image: Robert Klippel Philadelphia 1978-79 (detail) © Estate of Robert Klippel

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 5.30pm

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

Late night laughs 2016

Featuring some of Australia’s funniest comedians

Image: Matt Okine

Wednesdays 6.30pm
7, 14, 28 September, 5 October 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Microwave Jenny

Silky harmonies and contagious melodies

Image: Microwave Jenny

Wednesdays 7.30pm
21, 28 September, 5 October 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Japanese tattoos: ukiyo-e for the body

Kian Forreal in conversation with Yumi Stynes

Image: Kian Forreal. Photo: Logan Frost

Wednesday 12 October 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Lecture: Creating the English icon

The materials and techniques of Tudor and Jacobean painting

Image: Anglo-Flemish Workshop Henry VIII c1540 (detail)

Wednesday 12 October 2016, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Film series: Me, myself and I

Explores the deceptive nature of appearances

Image: Still from North by northwest

Wednesdays and Sundays
27 July - 16 October 2016
See listing for times

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Drop in and collage

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: David Aspden Coast III 1978 (detail) © Karen Aspden

Wednesdays 5.30pm
12, 19 October 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Function space
Free

Lecture series: Yoshitoshi, ukiyo-e and the Japanese tattoo

Presented by the Japan Foundation, Sydney

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi The village of Shi clan on a moonlit night – Nine-dragon tattoo (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Wednesdays
21, 28 September & 5, 19 October 2016
See listing for times

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Kitsuke: the art of wearing the kimono

Tae Gessner in conversation with Fenella Kernebone

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Cooling off at Shijō (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 6.30pm
Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan tour: Yoshitoshi

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with a Deaf presenter

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Moonlight patrol – Saitō Toshimitsu (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 7.15pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Live music: Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble

Traditional meets contemporary

Image: Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble. Photo: Amanda James

Wednesdays 7.30pm
12, 19 October 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Artist talk and workshop: Eko Nugroho

Hear from the artist and make a zine

Image: Installation view of Eko Nugroho Lot lost 2013-15

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Panel: Feminism, multiculturalism and art

How do artworks embody global politics in 2016?

Image: Azra Aghighi Bakhshyayeshi The 99 Names 2014, ink and oil painting, 200 × 200 cm. Photo © Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Indian dance and creative movement workshop

Celebrate the Festival of Light with classical dance en masse

Image: Aruna Gandhi

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talks: Beyond words

Short talks by the curators

Wednesdays 5.30pm
26 October, 2 November 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Panel: Trance, repetition and spirituality

How does traditional calligraphy influence contemporary art?

Image: Hossein Valamanesh Middle path 2008 (detail) © Hossein Valamanesh

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Sydney Sufi Ensemble

Experience an emotional journey

Image: Sydney Sufi Ensemble

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Eileen Kramer and Jean-Paul Bell in conversation

Hear about the power of the body and mind

Image: Eileen Kramer. Photo: Cybele Malinowski

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 6pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Dance and creative movement workshop

Take a masterclass with Eileen Kramer

Image: Eileen Kramer. Photo: Cybele Malinowski

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 7.30pm

Duration 45 minutes
Free

Generation X: photography and materialism

Lecture by Geoffrey Batchen

Image: Deb Mansfield (Swinging) I am trying to quieten my love for you 2015 from the series Avoiding and courting collision © Deb Mansfield. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesday 23 November 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Artist talks: Close to home

Hear from artists in the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016

Image: Maria Kontis Edmund floating 2014 (detail) © Maria Kontis

Wednesdays 5.30 pm
9-23 November 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Modern gallery
Free

Talks: Up close with the nude

Artists and scholars discuss their favourite artworks in the exhibition

Image: Ben Quilty

Wednesdays 7.30pm
9 November – 14 December 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Exhibition talks: New matter

Short talks by the curator and artists

Wednesdays 5.30pm
14 September, 12 October, 9 November,
14 December 2016, 11 January, 8 February 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Photography gallery
Free