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Biennale of Sydney exhibition talks

Hear from artists and experts

Image: Deborah Kelly The Magdalenes (Praise) 2012 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney. Photograph: Alex Wisser

Wednesdays 5.30pm
26 March - 23 April 2014

Duration 30 minutes

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

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

Coffee tour: Afghanistan BOOKED OUT

Discover hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Image: Crown, gold, 45 × 13 cm, Tillya Tepe, Tomb VI, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan, Credit: Thierry Ollivier

Thursday 10 April 2014, 2pm
Tuesday 15 April 2014, 10am
Thursday 1 May 2014, 2.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Lecture: Performance in public institutions

Stephanie Rosenthal, chief curator, Hayward Gallery

Sunday 4 May 2014, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings recommended

Artist talk: Khadim Ali

Khadim Ali in conversation with Sher Ali

Image: Khadim Ali Untitled 1 (from The haunted lotus series) 2013 (detail), Merino wool, cotton, 225 × 290 cm © the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Saturday 10 May 2014, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary project space

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

Spotlight: Collecting art for the people

Justin Paton and Wayne Tunnicliffe in conversation with Richard Morecroft

Image: Nike Savvas Rally 2014 (detail)

Sunday 18 May 2014, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Artwork of the Month talk: May 2014

Pablo Picasso's Nude in a rocking chair (1956)

Image: Pablo Picasso Nude in a rocking chair 1956

Sunday 18 May 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Modern gallery

Auslan-interpreted talk: Biennale of Sydney

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 30 March 2014, 1.30pm
Wednesday 28 May 2014, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk

Curators tour: Plumes and pearlshells

Opening walkthrough with Natalie Wilson

Image: Mendi woman carrying piglet, Mendi, Southern Highland Province, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

Friday 30 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery

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

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

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery

Exhibition talks: Sol LeWitt

Hear from curators and experts

Image: Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing 604H, cubic rectangle with color ink washes superimposed 1989 (detail), colour ink wash © Estate of Sol LeWitt. ARS, licensed by Viscopy

Last Sunday of the month, 1.30pm
23 February - 27 July 2014
23 February talk is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries