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Symposium: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

The rich and sophisticated culture of nō theatre

Image: Nō mask Kasshiki (kokasshiki), Muromachi period, 16th century, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan

Saturday 2 August 2014, 9.30am

Duration 7 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Coffee lectures: Literary cities

With Susannah Fullerton - all lectures are booked out, except for Sydney lecture

Image: Vintage print of Princes Street Sir Walter Scott’s Monument and Princes Street Edinburgh, Scotland. Courtesy of iStock

Thursdays 26 June - 7 August 2014, 10am

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

Fresh faces symposium

New thinking on portraiture

Image: Shaun Gladwell Double Field/Viewfinder (Tarin Kowt) 2009-10 (detail) dual-channel synchronised high-definition video, 16:9, stereo, colour, 18:39 min © Shaun Gladwell

Saturday 9 August 2014, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Short talks: portraits

Explore a different portrait each week

Image: Robert Peake the Elder Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia c1610 (detail). National Portrait Gallery, London

Wednesdays 7.15pm
23 July - 13 August 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Armchair travel: Classic to contemporary

Korea and Japan

Image: Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

Saturday 16 August 2014, 10am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Artwork of the month talk: August 2014

Pierre Bonnard's Self portrait (c1938-40)

Image: Pierre Bonnard Self portrait c1938-40 (detail) © Pierre Bonnard/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 17 August 2014, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Modern gallery
Free

The art of melancholy

Discover Dürer’s celebrated print with Michael Ann Holly

Image: Albrecht Dürer Melencolia I 1514 (detail), engraving, Art Gallery of NSW

Sunday 24 August 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Noh to now: traditions and counter-traditions in Japanese performance

Lecture series

Image: Nō mask Aka (red) hannya, Edo period, 18th–19th century, National Noh Theatre

Wednesdays 6 pm
23 July and 6-27 August 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Unwrapping art

With Jonathan Cooper

Saturdays 2pm
2-23 August, 6-13 September 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Sydney students speak

Explore works from the 19th Biennale of Sydney

Image: Mircea Cantor Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 2012 (video still). Courtesy the artist; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; and Magazzino, Rome. Sound: Semantron of Putna Monastery

Wednesdays 5.30pm
30 April - 4 June 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Sydney students speak: portraits

Explore a different portrait each week

Image: Students from the 2013 Sydney Students Speak program

Wednesdays 7.15pm
20 August - 24 September 2014

Duration 20 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Armchair travel: Veneto and the Venice Biennale

With Lorraine Kypiotis

Image: Scenes from Venice

Saturday 27 September 2014, 10am

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

Q & Art

Visions for the Gallery

Saturday 11 October 2014, 10.30am

Duration 3 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Civilisation: creating new worlds

A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Christopher Hartney

Image: Palaeolithic bulls and other animals crowd calcite walls at Lascaux (detail). Photograph by Sisse Brimberg, National Geographic. Getty Images.

Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am in 2014
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2014

Realism to surrealism: European art and culture 1848-1936

Image: Paul Gauguin Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi) 1892 (detail), oil on burlap, 92.1 × 72.1 cm, The William S Paley Collection SPC14.1990. Photo: The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
29 January - 13 November 2014
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply