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Curatorial activism: toward an ethics of curating BOOKED OUT

Lecture by Maura Reilly and filmed interview with Linda Nochlin

Image: Maura Reilly. Photo: Tracey Moffat (detail)

Friday 24 October 2014, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted tour: Conversations with Asia

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Rodney Glick, Made Leno, Wayan Darmadi, Dewa Tirtayasa, Christopher Hill Everyone no 83 2009

Sunday 26 October 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
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

Art Gallery Society general meeting

Join us for a special announcement

Monday 27 October 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Cantonese-language guided tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

粵語導覽:公元1500 年 至 1900 年歐洲版畫及素描特展

Image: Jean-Honoré Fragonard Rinaldo in the gardens of Armida 1761-64 (detail)

Tuesdays 11am
7 - 28 October 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

한국어 안내 관람: 유럽의 판화와 드로잉전 (1500-1900)

Image: Jean-Honoré Fragonard Rinaldo in the gardens of Armida 1761-64 (detail)

Wednesdays 11am
3 September - 29 October 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Curators tour: Conversations

A walkthrough of our refreshed Asian galleries

Image: Justin Paton

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Drawing with David Legge

Join us for a mass drawing lesson

Image: David Legge

Wednesdays 22 & 29 October 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
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: Albrecht Dürer Melencolia I 1514 (detail), engraving, Art Gallery of NSW

Wednesdays 7.15pm
1 - 29 October 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Mandarin-language guided tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

普通話導覽:公元1500 年 至 1900 年歐洲版畫及素描特展

Image: Jean-Honoré Fragonard Rinaldo in the gardens of Armida 1761-64 (detail)

Thursdays 11am
2 - 30 October 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Guided tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Mlle Marcelle Lender en buste 1895 (detail)

Wednesdays, Sundays 1.30pm
3 September - 2 November 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Free viewing for members

Pop to popism

Image: Roy Lichtenstein Woman in bath 1963. Oil and magna on canvas 173.3 × 173.3cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Friday 31 October 2014, 1pm
Sunday 2 November 2014, 5.15pm

Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Major exhibition 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

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

On a far, far away mountain

Image: Bronwyn Vaughan

Sunday 9 November 2014, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
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

Drop in and draw: Sketch alfresco

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: Gilbert Bayes The offerings of peace 1923 © Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust

Sunday 16 November 2014, 11am - 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Free

Drop in and make: Exotic elephants

Free artmaking activity for kids

Image: Baggage elephant, late 1700s (detail), Mewar, Rajasthan, India

Sunday 16 November 2014, 11am - 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Spotlight: The legacy of William Dobell

A look at one of Australia's greatest artists

Image: William Dobell Self portrait (detail) © Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

Sunday 16 November 2014, 12pm

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

Artwork of the month talk: November 2014

Yamamoto Tarō’s ‘Whose clothes?’ (2005)

Image: Yamamoto Tarō’s Whose clothes? 2005 (detail) © Taro Yamamoto. Image courtesy of imura art gallery, Japan

Sunday 16 November 2014, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Contempo hang: curator's talk

A members-only event to celebrate Contempo acquisitions

Image courtesy Sophie Harrington

Wednesday 19 November 2014, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

HSC teachers day 2014

For teachers from low SES school communities

Thursday 20 November 2014, 9.45am

Duration 4 hours, 15 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Corroboree talk: Esme Timbery

Hear from the artist in front of her work

Image: Esme Timbery

Saturday 22 November 2014, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Corroboree talk: Ivy Pareroultja and Anne Ryan

A conversation between artist and curator

Image: Ivy Pareroultja Mt Sonder Lookout 2009 (detail) © Ivy Pareroultja, courtesy Ngurratjula Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre

Saturday 22 November 2014, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Corroboree talk: Jonathan Jones

Learn about La Per shellwork

Image: Lola Ryan Ship 2000 © Estate Lola Ryan

Saturday 22 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Corroboree workshop: Hermannsburg watercolour

Free artist-led artmaking activity

Saturday 22 November 2014
2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Function space
Free

Corroboree talk: Richard Bell

Hear from the artist

Image: Richard Bell Pay the rent 2009 (detail) © Richard Bell courtesy Milani Gallery

Sunday 23 November 2014, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre foyer
Free

Corroboree workshop: stencil

Free drop-in artmaking activity

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 © Reko Rennie

Sunday 23 November 2014, 12-3pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Corroboree talk: Suhanya Raffel

Take a closer look at the collection

Image: Ken Thaiday Beizam (shark) dance mask 1996 © Ken Thaiday

Sunday 23 November 2014, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Corroboree talk: Cara Pinchbeck

Join the curator on an informative walkthrough

Image: Wamud Namok AO Four catfish c1959 (detail) © Estate of the artist. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 23 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Sydney Poetry 2014

Poetry readings at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley I have swallowed a monstrous dose of poison (detail) © Wendy Whiteley

Fourth Sunday of the month, 2pm
except January and December

Duration 2 hours
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Free

Live music: Marcus Corowa

Special performance celebrating Corroboree Sydney 2014

Image: Marcus Corowa

Sunday 23 November 2014, 3.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Elders circle

Morning tea with Esme Timbery

Image: Esme Timbery

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free, bookings required

Corroboree talk: Emily McDaniel

Hear from the assistant curator

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 © Reko Rennie

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
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

Live music: Pirra

Special performance celebrating Corroboree Sydney 2014

Image: Jess Beck

Sunday 23 November 2014, 3-3.30pm
Wednesday 26 November 2014, 7.15-9pm

Location: Entrance court
Free

Corroboree workshop: weaving

Free drop-in artmaking activity

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 7.30-9.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Tours for tots 2014: Water

Fun art-making tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 November 2014
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Corroboree guided tour

An introduction to the Indigenous art collection

11am daily 22-30 November 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Corroboree cafe 2014

Contemporary Indigenous music and bushfood

Image: Leah Flanagan

12.30pm daily, 22-30 November 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Sunday concert series 2014

Free performances by students and staff of the Australian Institute of Music

Second and last Sundays of the month
11 May - 30 November 2014, 12.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Grand Courts
Free

Auslan-interpreted tour: The impact of popular culture

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: James Angus Bugatti Type 35 2006

Sunday 30 November 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Sunday 14 September & 30 November 2014, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Access workshop: Comic pop

Artmaking activity for people with disability

Image: Erró Pop’s history 1967 (detail), Reykjavík Art Museum © Erró. ADAGP, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursdays 11am
27 November 2014 (adults)
4 December 2014 (children)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings recommended

Cantonese-language guided tour: Drawing out

粵語導覽:躍然紙上

Image: John Wolseley A Clarence Galaxia in the Ancient Sphagnum Bogs – Skullbone Plains, Tasmania 2013 (detail). Collection of the artist, courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Tuesdays 11am
25 November - 9 December 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Stereoscopic vision: Joseph Cornell and his influence over pop art

Lecture by Matthew Affron

Image: Joseph Cornell Portrait of Julien Levy c1938-39 (detail), daguerreotype object, Philadelphia Museum of Art. 125th Anniversary Acquisition, The Lynn and Harold Honickman Gift of the Julien Levy Collection, 2001

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Champagne and shopping

For members only

Image: iStockphoto.com

Wednesday 10 December 2014
Shopping 5 - 8pm
Champagne bar 5 - 7.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Live music: Pop

A celebration of old and new pop tunes

Image: Mindi Jackson

Wednesdays, 7.30-9pm
5, 12 & 19 November 2014
3 & 10 December 2014

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Mandarin-language guided tour: Drawing out

普通話導覽:躍然紙上

Image: John Wolseley A Clarence Galaxia in the Ancient Sphagnum Bogs – Skullbone Plains, Tasmania 2013 (detail). Collection of the artist, courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Thursdays 11am
27 November - 11 December 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Sunday 31 August, 26 October, 14 December 2014, 2.30pm
31 August, 26 October are Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

Commedia dell'Arte

Image: Dennis Murphy

Sunday 28 December 2014, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Children's access workshop: Pop colour and collage

Artmaking for kids with disability, their families or carers

Image: Tom Wesselmann Still life #29 1963 (detail), lent by Claire Wesselmann © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/VAGA, New York. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings recommended

Drop in and make

Free artmaking activity for kids

Monday to Friday, 5-23 January 2015
11am - 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Guided tour: Drawing out

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Tom Carment Caravan park, Coledale 2012 (detail) © Tom Carment

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 1pm
22 November - 23 December 2014
3 – 24 January 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Popcornucopia

School holiday performance

Image: Etcetera Duo

Wednesday to Friday, 7-23 January, 1.30pm
Sunday 25 January 2015, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Film series: Pop artists on screen

Cinematic portraits of pop artists by artist filmmakers

Image: still from Andy Warhol (1973) Courtesy National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Wednesdays 5pm
19 November 2014
14 January - 4 February 2015

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Community access workshop: Celebrity pop

Artmaking activity for people of all ages and abilities

Image: Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe 1967, Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles © Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Inc. Licensed by ARS/ Viscopy, Sydney

11am
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Friday 6 February 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings recommended

Film series: Pop Saturdays

Direct Cinema, underground and experimental film

Image: still from Inauguration of the pleasure dome (1966) Courtesy National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Various Saturdays
13 December 2014 - 14 February 2015
See listing for details

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Film series: Pop cinema

Iconic stars and cultural revolution on screen

Image: still from Some like it hot (1959) Courtesy Roadshow

Various Wednesdays and Sundays
29 October 2014 - 1 March 2015
See listing for details

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Aboriginal art guided tour

A guided introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection

Image: Cornelia Tipuamantumirri Winga (Tidal movement, waves) 2012 © Cornelia Tipuamantumirri

11am daily
except 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Asian art guided tour

A guided introduction to art from China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia

Image: Rodney Glick, Made Leno, Wayan Darmadi, Dewa Tirtayasa, Christopher Hill Everyone no 83 2009

12pm daily
except 27 April - 24 October 2014
& 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Australian collection guided tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection

Image: Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927 © Margaret Rose Preston Estate

2pm daily
except 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Tuesdays 11am (except January, last 3 weeks of December and public holidays)
Last 2014 tour: 9 December
First 2015 tour: 3 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Collection highlights tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

11am daily
except 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Japanese-language guided tour

日本語による美術鑑賞ツアー

Fridays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays)
Last 2014 tour: 12 December
First 2015 tour: 6 February

Duration 1 hour
Free

Korean-language guided tour

무료 한국어 아트 투어

Fridays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays)
Last 2014 tour: 12 December
First 2015 tour: 6 February

Duration 1 hour
Free

Thursdays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays)
Last 2014 tour: 11 December
First 2015 tour: 5 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free