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Auslan-interpreted talk: Stories behind the works

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Basile Lemeunier Portrait of Édouard Detaille 1891 (detail)

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

#AGNSWinstameet

See you in the Canon Lab

Wednesdays, 7pm
15-29 April, 6 May 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Lower level 1
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: Inspired by colour

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Sol LeWitt Non-geometric form (splotch) #5 1999 © Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 21 May 2015, 10.30am

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

Gallipoli Gelibolu symposium

Marking the centenary of the Allied landing at Gallipoli

Friday 22 May 2015, 9am

Duration 4 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Drop in and make: Decorative dioramas

Free artmaking activity for kids

Sunday 3, 17 & 24 May 2015, 11am – 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Point, click, chat

With Fenella Kernebone

Image: Fenella Kernebone

Wednesdays 7pm
13, 20 & 27 May 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: The photograph and Australia

Let the music be the lens

Image: Tina Harrod

Wednesdays, 25 March - 27 May 2015
See listing for times

Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: Loud

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Miwa Yanagi Yuka 2000, printed 2007 from the series My grandmothers © Miwa Yanagi

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

Drop in and print

Print your photo free at the Canon Lab

Wednesdays, 5-9pm
1 April - 3 June 2015

Duration 4 hours
Location: Lower level 1
Free

Film series: Brought to light

Troublemakers, boat-rockers, trailblazers and whistleblowers

Image: Still from Wake in fright

Various Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
29 March - 3 June 2015
See listing for details

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

The politics and persuasions of colour in art

A conversation about colour

Image: Robert Klippel No. 1043 from Nos. 1037-1126 Eighty-seven small polychromed tin sculptures 1995 © Robert Klippel Estate

Sunday 7 June 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

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: Go east

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Nortse Zen meditation 2012 © the artist

Thursday 18 June 2015, 10.30am

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

Drop in and make: Oriental peacocks

Free artmaking activity for kids

Sunday 7 & 21 June 2015, 11am – 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: Mad through the darkness

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Fred Leist The pigeon loft 1917 (detail)

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

Audio-description tour: Matisse and the moderns

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Henri Matisse The codomas 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse

Thursday 9 July 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour: Matisse and the moderns

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Henri Matisse The horse, the rider and the clown 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse

Thursday 16 July 2015, 10.30am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: The impact of colour

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Patrick Heron Big rumbold orange: December 1970 1970 (detail) © Patrick Heron, 1970/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 26 July 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour: It's all in the face

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Agnolo Bronzino Cosimo I de’ Medici in armour c1545 (detail)

Thursday 20 August 2015, 10.30am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: What are you looking at?

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: William Dobell Margaret Olley 1948 (detail)

Sunday 30 August 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour: Our spirits lie in the water

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Ginger Riley Munduwalawala Nyamiyukanji, the river country 1997 (detail) © Estate Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, courtesy of Alcaston

Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.30am

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Matisse and the moderns

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Image: Henri Matisse The knife thrower 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse

Sunday 27 September 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour: Characters in Australian art

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Nora Heysen Self portrait 1932 (detail) © Lou Klepac

Thursday 15 October 2015, 10.30am

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

Classical Sundays at the Studio 2015

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
May – October 2015

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Conversations about art

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 25 October 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

HSC teachers day 2015

For teachers from low SES school communities

Thursday 19 November 2015, 9.45am

Duration 4 hours, 15 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia tour: Breaking conventions

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Ugo Rondinone SIEBTERJULIZWEITAUSENDUNDNULL 2000 © Ugo Rondinone

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: The power of great art

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Paul Cézanne Banks of the Marne c1888 (detail)

Sunday 29 November 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: Collection highlights

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Thursday 3 December 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia tour: Feel the heat

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Hans Heysen The hill of the creeping shadow 1929 (detail) © C Heysen

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