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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

You say you want a revolution

A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Christopher Hartney

Image: Emanuel Leutze Washington crossing the Delaware 1851 (detail), oil on canvas, 378.5 × 647.7 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
11 March - 9 July 2016
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

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

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

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

Armchair travel: Moscow and St Petersburg

With Kenneth Park

Image: St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

Saturday 16 July 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

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

Armchair travel: Contemporary art and literature in India

With Joyce Morgan

Image: Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur

Saturday 23 July 2016, 11.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

The art and culture of Japanese tattooing

With Kian ‘Horisumi’ Forreal

Image: Master Horisumi (Kian Forreal). Photo: Logan Frost

Saturday 23 July 2016, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Unwrapping art: next steps

With Jonathan Cooper

image: John Olsen The woman 1990 (detail) © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Saturdays 2pm
25 June - 23 July 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

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

Socially engaged art

Talk by Penny Ryan

Image: Penny Ryan

Wednesday 27 July 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Film screening and talk: The wolf in Australian art

A look at the life and art of Danila Vassilieff

Image: Danila Vassilieff Fitzroy street scene (1937) (detail) © Heide Museum of Modern Art

Saturday 30 July 2016, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

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

Joined lives, separate studios

With Juliet Holmes a Court

Image: Vasily Kandinsky Study for 'Painting with white border’ 1913 (detail) © Vasily Kandinsky/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 20 August 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

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

All you need is love

Love and literature with Susannah Fullerton

Image: Lord Frederic Leighton Wedded 1882 (detail)

Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
22 July - 12 November 2016
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Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2016

Collectors and collections

Image: Jan Brueghel and PP Rubens The sense of sight 1617 (detail), Prado, Madrid, Spain. Bridgeman Images

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
27 January - 17 November 2016
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Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply