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Panel: Art and mindfulness BOOKED OUT

Hear about the links between art and health

Saturday 28 May 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Artist talk: Julian Rosefeldt

Hear about his new work 'Manifesto'

Image: Julian Rosefeldt Manifesto 2014-2015 © Julian Rosefeldt. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 28 May 2016, 1pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Lower level 2
Free

Cantonese-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

粵語導覽 : 悉尼雙年展

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturdays 2pm
2 April - 28 May 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Mandarin-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

普通話導覽 : 悉尼雙年展

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturdays 2pm
2 April - 28 May 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Panel: Art and experiential design BOOKED OUT

Hear about augmented-reality museum displays

Image: Pure Land: Augmented Reality Edition, Shanghai Biennale 2012-13. Image © Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE), CityU Hong Kong

Saturday 28 May 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Panel: The future of cultural engagement BOOKED OUT

How will we experience the arts in the future?

Saturday 28 May 2016, 3pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Auslan tour: Biennale of Sydney

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with Stefan Kater and Danni Wright

Image: Dane Mitchell All Whatness is Wetness 2015, installation view (2015) at Raebervonstenglin, Zurich. Courtesy of the artist

Saturday 9 April 2016 11am
Wednesday 20 April 2016, 7.15pm
Sunday 29 May 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: Biennale of Sydney

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Jumana Manna A magical substance flows into me 2015 (detail of video still), HD video, 70 mins. Co-commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation and Chisenhale Gallery with Malmo Konsthall and the Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery, New York

Thursday 31 March 2016, 11am
Wednesday 6 April, 1 June 2016, 11am

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

Mella Jaarsma: Dogwalk

The artist's costume installation is brought to life

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015–16 (production still detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet, multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 March 2016, 12pm
Wednesdays 23 March – 1 June 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

ReCollection: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Hear from the Gallery's Amanda Peacock

Image: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu Lany’tjung story no 3 1959 (detail) © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 2 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Japanese-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

An introduction to art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Fridays 11am
18 March – 3 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and draw

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturdays 11am - 1pm
2 April, 7 May, 4 June 2016

Duration 2 hours
Free

Korean-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

한국어 안내 투어: 시드니 비엔날레

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturdays 11am
2 April - 4 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Film premiere: Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams

Screening and discussion with the Karrabing Film Collective

Image: Still from Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams

Saturday 4 June 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
18 March – 5 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Film series: Putting on a show

The transformative power of performance

Image: Still from Cabaret

Wednesdays and Sundays 23 March - 8 June 2016
Saturdays 9, 23 April, 21 May 2016
Monday 28 March 2016
See listing for times

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

ReCollection: Francis Alÿs

Hear from curator Anneke Jaspers

Image: Francis Alÿs Railings 2004 (detail) © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Thursday 9 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Collection Circle acquisition viewing

For Collection Circle contributors only

Tuesday 14 June 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: 19th c Australian art
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia: People, place and imagination

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1972 (detail), The Lewis Collection © David Hockney

Thursday 16 June 2016, 10.30am

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

ReCollection: Sidney Nolan

Hear from conservator Paula Dredge

Image: Sidney Nolan First-class marksman 1946 (detail) © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/ Bridgeman Art Library

Thursday 16 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and make: Luscious landscapes

Free artmaking activity for families

Sundays 11am - 4pm
5, 19 June 2016

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Tang in cheek with Benjamin Law

Personal stories from Chinese Australians

Image: Benjamin Law

Wednesdays, 6.30pm
1-22 June 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Rainbow Chan

Sweet, dark and glitchy

Image: Rainbow Chan

Wednesdays 7.30pm
1-22 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Grace Cossington Smith

Hear from curator Denise Mimmocchi

Image: Grace Cossington Smith The window 1956 (detail) © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

Thursday 23 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: Art and fashion

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby Lady Oxenden c1755-c1756

Sunday 26 June 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Free viewing for members

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

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

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: 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

Wednesdays 5.30-8.30pm
29 June - 13 July 2016

Duration 3 hours
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

Live music: Victor Valdes

With his Mexican Mariachi Band

Image: Victor Valdes

Wednesdays 7.30pm
29 June - 13 July 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

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

Art and dementia: Costume drama

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Frans Pourbus Portrait of a man (detail)

Thursday 15 July 2016, 10.30am

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

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

Auslan presentation: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

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

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

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

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 Khalo 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 13, 16 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
With focus on the Biennale of Sydney, 18 March – 5 June 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)
With focus on the Biennale of Sydney, 18 March – 3 June 2016

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