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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

Mella Jaarsma: Dogwalk

The artist's costume installation is brought to life

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015–16 (production still detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet, multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 March 2016, 12pm
Wednesdays 23 March – 1 June 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Exhibition talks: Tang

Hear from experts in the exhibition

Image: Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa) 700s (detail), Shaanxi History Museum

Wednesdays 5.30pm
1-22 June 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Free with exhibition entry

Tang in cheek with Benjamin Law

Personal stories from Chinese Australians

Image: Benjamin Law

Wednesdays, 6.30pm
1-22 June 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Rainbow Chan

Sweet, dark and glitchy

Image: Rainbow Chan

Wednesdays 7.30pm
1-22 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talk: Sentient lands

Hear from artist Julie Freeman

Image: Julie Freeman Ghera and Kembla 2009 (detail)

Tuesday 5, Thursday 7 July 2016, 1pm
Wednesday 6 July 2016, 1pm, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Frida’s flowers

Make Mexican paper blooms and fill the Gallery with colour

Image: Frida Kahlo Diego on my mind (Self portrait as Tehuana) 1943 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Wednesdays 5.30-8.30pm
29 June - 13 July 2016

Duration 3 hours
Free

An unconventional union: Frida and Diego through an artist’s eyes

Performance lectures by contemporary artists

Image: Frida and Diego kissing following their second wedding after signing their marriage certificate, San Francisco, 1940 (detail). Photographer unknown. Courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc

Wednesdays 7.15pm
29 June – 13 July 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Live music: Victor Valdes

With his Mexican Mariachi Band

Image: Victor Valdes

Wednesdays 7.30pm
29 June - 13 July 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with a Deaf presenter

Wed 10 August 2016, 7.15pm (30 minutes)
Sun 28 August 2016, 2.30pm (1 hour)

Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

An hour of highlights from the 2016 exhibition

Image: Carla Fletcher Jenny Kee (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

Monday-Friday 1.30pm, 3pm
Wednesday 5.30pm, 7.15pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am, 3pm
16 July – 9 October 2016

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