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Armchair travel: Another bite of the Big Apple

With Jonathan Biggins

Image: New York

Saturday 23 May 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Point, click, chat

With Fenella Kernebone

Image: Fenella Kernebone

Wednesdays 7pm
13, 20 & 27 May 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

China: art deco to art now

With Claudia Chan Shaw

Saturday 30 May 2015, 11.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Women in art lecture series

The struggle and success of women in Australian arts

Image: Thea Proctor Women with fans 1930 © AGNSW

Saturdays, 9-30 May 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Artists talks: The photographer’s eye

Hear the stories behind the photographs

Image: Patrick Pound with Rowan McNaught The compound lens project 2014-15 © Patrick Pound and Rowan McNaught

Saturdays, 9 - 30 May 2015
See listing for details
16 May is Auslan interpreted
2 May has been rescheduled

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Armchair travel: Treasures of ancient Persia

With John Tidmarsh

Image: Masjede Jameh (Friday Mosque), Yazd, Iran

Saturday 6 June 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Curatorial walkthrough: The photograph and Australia

Hear from the exhibition curator

Image: Charles Bayliss Group of local Aboriginal people, Chowilla Station, Lower Murray River, South Australia (detail) from the album New South Wales Royal Commission: Conservation of water. Views of scenery on the Darling and Lower Murray during the flood of 1886 1886, albumen photograph, 23.6 × 29.5 cm, purchased 1984.

Saturday 6 June 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Unwrapping art: the basics

With Jonathan Cooper

Saturdays 2pm
16-30 May, 6 June 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

The politics and persuasions of colour in art BOOKED OUT

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

The sound of war

Music during World War I and II

Credit: Canada, Department of National Defence/Library and Archives.

Thursday 11 & 18 June 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Exhibition talk: Go East

Hear from curators and experts

Image: Zhang Huan Family Tree 2000 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

Wednesdays 5.30pm
3, 24 June, 8 July 2015

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Celebrity talk: Quiet riot

A series exploring art, protest and change

Image: Ben Quilty

Wednesdays 6.30pm
3 June - 15 July 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

O, to be in England

Discover the England of English literature with Susannah Fullerton

Image: John Constable View of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds c1822 (detail)
oil on canvas, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am
6 March - 18 July 2015
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The spread of Buddhist art lecture series

Discover the artistic expressions of Buddhism

Image: Nepal Padmapani c13th century (detail)

Wednesdays, 12pm
1-29 July, 5 August 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2015

Meet the masters: highlights from the Scottish National Gallery

Image: Sir Henry Raeburn Reverend Robert Walker (1755–1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch about 1795 (detail) oil on canvas, 76.2 × 63.5 cm, National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
28 January - 12 November 2015
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply