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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

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

Sunday 26 June 2016, 5.15pm
Monday 27 June 2016, 10am

Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

ReCollection: Marshall Claxton

Hear from archivist Steven Miller

Image: Marshall Claxton The Dickinson family 1851 (detail)

Thursday 30 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

James Drinkwater artist talk and Jonathon Dalton exhibition viewing

At Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary

Image: James Drinkwater. Photo: Alexander McIntyre

Thursday 30 June 2016, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings required

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

Drop in and make: Living country

Free artmaking activity for families

Sunday 3 – Friday 8 July 2016
11am – 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Curator’s lecture: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera BOOKED OUT

Discover the stories behind the artworks

Image: Frida Kahlo The love embrace of the universe, the Earth (Mexico), Diego, me and Señor Xólotl 1949 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Saturday 9 July 2016, 3pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Community access workshop: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

For adults with specific needs

Image: Juan Guzman Frida and Diego by mural 'The nightmare of war and the dream of peace’, the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico 1952 (detail). Courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc

Wednesday 13 July 2016, 11am

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

Frida’s flowers

Make Mexican paper blooms and fill the Gallery with colour

Image: Melissa Hernandez

Wednesdays 5.30-8.30pm
29 June - 13 July 2016

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
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

Children's access workshop: Frida's flair and style

Artmaking for kids with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Juan Guzman Frida with two birds c1940s (detail). Courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc

Thursday 14 July 2016, 11am

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

Kids kitchen garden tour

See how we grow

Fridays, 10.15am
8, 15 July 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Spot Fire Symposium 2: Spectacle, manifestation, performance BOOKED OUT

In association with Kaldor Public Art Project 32: Jonathan Jones

Image: Gibbs, Shallard and Company Burning of the Garden Palace, Sydney 1882 (detail),
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Saturday 16 July 2016, 10am

Duration 7 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Drop in and make: Feeling fruity

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Frida Kahlo The bride who becomes frightened when she sees life opened 1943 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Monday 11 – Friday 15 July 2016
Sunday 17 July 2016
11am – 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Free viewing for members

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016

Image: Rebecca Hastings She left us at Ikea and went off to find herself (detail), Sulman Prize 2015 finalist

Sunday 17 July 2016, 5.15pm
Monday 18 July 2016, 10am

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Teacher salon: Frida plus Archibald BOOKED OUT

Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

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

Wednesday 20 July 2016, 5pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings required

Seeing art historically today: where we are and ways to go BOOKED OUT

Talk by Professor Terry Smith

Image: Terry Smith in Moscow, 2015. Photo: Denis Sinyakov

Wednesday 20 July 2016, 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Celebrity talk: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016

Amanda Keller talks to a finalist in this year’s exhibition

Image: Amanda Keller

Wednesday 20 July 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia: Costume drama

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Frans Pourbus Portrait of a man (detail)

Thursday 21 July 2016, 10.30am

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

Michael Brand in conversation with SANAA architects

Discover the ideas behind the Gallery’s new building

Wednesday 27 July 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan presentation: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with Danni Wright

Image: Frida Kahlo Self-portrait with braid 1941 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Sunday 31 July 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Teacher lab: Art lab

Professional learning for primary teachers

Tuesday 2 August 2016, 9.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required

Michael Brand in conversation with Dominic Smith

The author discusses 'The last painting of Sara de Vos'

Image: Dominic Smith © Stacy Sodolak

Wednesday 3 August 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talks: Tracey Moffatt

Hear from experts in the exhibition

Wednesdays 5.30pm
8 June, 13 July, 10 August 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Photography gallery
Free

Audio-description presentation: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Frida and Diego with Fulang Chang, 1937 (detail). Photographer unknown. Courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 2pm
Friday 12 August 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia: Skin deep

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog mid 1740s (detail)

Thursday 18 August 2016, 10.30am

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

Drop in and make: Cities and skylines

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Roland Wakelin The yellow house 1918 (detail) © Roland Wakelin Estate

Sundays, 11am – 4pm
7, 21 August 2016

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: Portraits and personal identity

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Grace Crowley Portrait of Lucie Beynis 1929 (detail) © Reproduced with permission of Grace Crowley Estate

Sunday 28 August 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Live music: Victor Valdes

With his Mexican Mariachi Band

Image: Victor Valdes

Wednesdays 7.30pm
29 June - 13 July 2016
10-31 August 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia: Art and experimentation

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 15 September 2016, 10.30am

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

Spanish-language lecture: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Conferencia en español: Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

Image: Diego Rivera Calla lily vendor 1943 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Introductory talk: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

A short overview of the exhibition

Image: Frida Kahlo Self-portrait with necklace 1933 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Saturdays and Wednesdays
10.30am 25 June – 30 July 2016
2.30pm 3 August – 8 October 2016
(except 9, 13, 16, 20 July, 27 August)

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Classical Sundays at the Studio 2016

Music recitals at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley Shankar 1966, gift of Mrs Graham Ducker 1971 © Wendy Whiteley

Third Sunday of the month, 2pm
April-October 2016

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

Film series: Me, myself and I

Explores the deceptive nature of appearances

Image: Still from North by northwest

Wednesdays and Sundays
27 July - 16 October 2016
See listing for times

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Art and dementia: Beyond words

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Wang Zhen Nine years facing the wall late 1800s – early 1900s (detail)

Thursday 20 October 2016, 10.30am

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

Art and dementia: Narrative, memory and experience

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Larrani 2014 © Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

Thursday 17 November 2016, 10.30am

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

Poetry Sydney 2016

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

Art and dementia: Creative possibilities for photography

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 15 December 2016, 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

Daily 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Asian art guided tour

An introduction to Asian art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Moon of pure snow at Asano river – Chikako, the filial daughter (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Daily 12pm
from 20 August 2016

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

Daily 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Tuesdays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Collection highlights tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

Daily 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary art guided tour

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Frank Stella Khurasan Gate variation II 1097 (detail) © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Daily 1pm
Wednesdays 7.15pm, except 20, 27 January 2016

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)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour

한국어 안내 투어

Fridays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Thursdays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free