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Celebrity events: Pop to popism

Our speakers address four decades in four nights

Image: Annabel Crabb. Courtesy ABC

Wednesdays 7pm
7 - 28 January 2015

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Pop bands

Performing four decades of pop hits

Image: Dan Markovena

Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm
7 - 28 January 2015

Duration 2 hours
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
Special 9.15pm screening 28 January

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

Drop in and make: Animals of the Chinese zodiac

Free artmaking activity for kids

Sunday 15 February 2015, 11am – 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Zen painting with Korean monk Suan

Drop-demonstration and artmaking activity

Image: Suan

Sunday 15 February 2015, 1-4pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Artist talk: Ah Xian with Claudia Chan Shaw

Hear this Chinese-Australian artist discuss his work

Image: Ah Xian

Sunday 15 February 2015, 3pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 19 February 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 22 February 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Sunday 22 February 2015, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Oz synthpop

Celebrate the sound of the synthesizer

Image: Alex Cameron

Wednesday 4-25 February 2015, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

On the rapport between photography and painting in pop art

Lecture by Hal Foster

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

Acquisitions and the art of giving

Hear from Gallery curator Justin Paton

Image: Ah Xian Evolutionaura13: Taihu rock-1 2011-13 (detail). Potential acquisition with funds from the Art Gallery Society of NSW © Ah Xian

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

Young Members AGM

Vote for the 2015 events committee

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Art Gallery Society AGM

Membership, events and business

Saturday 14 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia tour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 19 March 2015, 10.30am

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

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

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

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

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

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