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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

Exhibition talks: Max Dupain

Gallery experts, artists and Dupain’s contemporaries

Image: Max Dupain The magnolia 1983, gelatin silver photograph, 39.5 × 49.8 cm image/sheet, gift of the artist 1986 © Estate of Max Dupain.

Second Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm
11 June - 13 August 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Photography gallery
Free

Guided tour: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Nō mask Ko-omote, Edo period, 17th century, National Noh Theatre

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

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize artists talk

Hear from three of the 2014 finalists

Image: Tim Maguire Cate, take 1 / Cate, take 2 (detail), Archibald Prize 2014 finalist and Kate Beynon Sangeeta and Fuji, Archibald Prize 2014 finalist

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Charges apply

Celebrity events: Archibald Prize 2014

Interviews, talks and a comedic routine

Image: The Honourable Bob Carr

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: Sidney Nolan Self portrait (detail) 1943, purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1997 © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library

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

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