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On the rapport between photography and painting in pop art BOOKED OUT

Lecture by Hal Foster and book signing

Image: Richard Hamilton Just what was it that made yesterday’s homes so different, so appealing? Upgrade 2004 (detail) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of the artist 2004 © Richard Hamilton. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 28 February 2015, 2pm

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

Auspicious symbols tour in English

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Image: Padmapani, c13th century, Nepal

Sundays 15, 22 February, 1 March 2015, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
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

Travel Draw winners announcement

For Gallery members and their guests

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 4pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

Exhibition talk: Embodiment

Hear from the curator

Image: Christian Bumbarra Thompson The devil made him do it 2011 © Christian Bumbarra Thompson

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 8pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Acquisitions and the art of giving

Hear from Gallery curator Justin Paton

Image: Justin Paton, Head Curator of International Art, AGNSW.

Thursday 5 March 2015, 11am

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

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

My fine feathered friends

Image: Bronwyn Vaughan

Sunday 8 March 2015, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Artist talk: Julie Gough

Hear the artist discuss her work

Image: Julie Gough We Ran/I Am… 2007 (detail), courtesy of Devonport Regional Gallery

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Young Members AGM

Vote for the 2015 events committee

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

The Stiff Gins

A musical response to Indigenous histories

Image: The Stiff Gins

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6.30pm

Duration 15 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Live music with Microwave Jenny

Silky harmonies and contagious melodies

Image: Microwave Jenny

Wednesday 4, 11 March 2015, 7.45pm

Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art Gallery Society AGM

Membership, events and business

Saturday 14 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Investigating colour workshop

Celebrating Seniors Week 2015

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Artist talk: r e a

Hear the artist discuss her work

Image: r e a

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Stephen Page on choreographing the past

Hear from the Bangarra Dance Theatre artistic director

Image: Stephen Page. Photo Greg Barrett

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6.30pm

Duration 15 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Koori kwiz

The deadly art game show

Image: Russell Smith

Wednesday 11, 18 March 2015, 7pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music with Marcus Corowa

A soulful and soothing sound

Image: Marcus Corowa

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 7.45pm

Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia tour: Inspired by nature

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: IMAO Keinen Susuki grass, Chinese bellflowers, patrinia and waxwing from the albums of Keinen Gafu 1891 (detail)

Thursday 19 March 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Bre & Back screening, talk and tour

Celebrating Seniors Week 2015

Image: Noeleen Shearer in Bre & back, courtesy Urban Theatre Projects

Thursday 19 March 2015, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Drawing in the Grand Courts

Celebrating Seniors Week 2015

Friday 20 March 2015, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Mystery model drawing sessions

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Thursday 12 & 19 March 2015, 5.30-7.30pm
Saturday 14 & 21 March 2015, 2-4pm

Duration 2 hours
Free

Drop in and make: Marine mobiles

Free artmaking activity for kids

Sunday 1, 15 & 22 March 2015, 11am – 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Free viewing for members

The photograph and Australia

Image: Mervyn Bishop Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Northern Territory 1975, printed 1979 © Mervyn G Bishop. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 22 March 2015, 5.15pm
Monday 23 March 2015, 10am

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Sonic canvases

Art and music come together in a self-guided tour

Daily during opening hours
11-29 March 2015

Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 29 March 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auspicious symbols tour in Mandarin and Cantonese

如意吉祥普通話及粵語導覽

Image: Padmapani, c13th century, Nepal

Sundays 15 February - 29 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

Floating on a sea of stories

Image: Bronwyn Vaughan

Sunday 12 April 2015, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Collection Circle private tours

Conversations with a new acquisition

Image: Ah Xian Evolutionaura13: Taihu rock-1 2011-13 © Ah Xian

Tuesday 17 March 2015, 10.30am
Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6.15pm
Wednesday 8 April 2015, 6.15pm
Tuesday 14 April 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 16 April 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted talk

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 26 April 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Sydney Poetry 2015

Poetry readings at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley Studio

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

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

InterACTive art

Image: Daniel Cordeaux and Monique Dykstra

Sunday 8 February, 29 March, 10 May 2015, 2.30pm
29 March is Auslan-interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 21 May 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted talk

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 31 May 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

Didgeridoo dance

Image: Matthew Doyle

Sunday 31 May 2015, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

Commedia dell'arte

Image: Dennis Murphy

Sunday 26 April and 14 June 2015, 2.30pm
26 April is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 18 June 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted talk

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 28 June 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Gallery Kids Sunday performance

The fabuloso feast of Fernanda

Image: Bronwyn Vaughan

Sunday 28 June 2015, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 16 July 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted talk

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 26 July 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 20 August 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted talk

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 30 August 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted talk

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 27 September 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 15 October 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan-interpreted talk

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 25 October 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 19 November 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Sunday concert series 2015

Free performances by the Australian Institute of Music

Second and last Sundays of the month
8 March - 29 November 2015, 12.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Grand Courts
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 29 November 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 17 December 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

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 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