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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
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Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Curatorial activism: toward an ethics of curating BOOKED OUT

Lecture by Maura Reilly and filmed interview with Linda Nochlin

Image: Maura Reilly. Photo: Tracey Moffat (detail)

Friday 24 October 2014, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Special lecture: Vive l’Empereur meets its maker

with Richard Beresford

Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur 1891 (detail)

Monday 27 October 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton: Dublin

Take a journey with a classic books expert

Image: istock

Thursday 30 October 2014, 10.30am

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

Lecture series: Pop to popism

Hear from the experts

Image: Martin Sharp, Tim Lewis Still life: (Marilyn) 1973 (detail), synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 117 × 91.5 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1973 © Estate of Martin Sharp, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney; Tim Lewis

Sundays, 10.30am
12 October - 9 November 2014

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Special lecture: Love in India

Jackie Menzies, emeritus curator Asian art

Image: Unknown Todi Ragini late Mughal c1720-1857 (detail), North India

Tuesday 11 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
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
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Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Special lecture by Patrick McCaughey

Strange country: why Australian painting matters

Image: Patrick McCaughey (cover detail). Courtesy Random house.

Thursday 13 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Spotlight: The legacy of William Dobell

A look at one of Australia's greatest artists

Image: William Dobell Self portrait (detail) © Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

Sunday 16 November 2014, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
Free

Artwork of the month talk: November 2014

Yamamoto Tarō’s ‘Whose clothes?’ (2005)

Image: Yamamoto Tarō’s Whose clothes? 2005 (detail) © Taro Yamamoto. Image courtesy of imura art gallery, Japan

Sunday 16 November 2014, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Elders circle

Morning tea with Esme Timbery

Image: Esme Timbery

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free, bookings required

Colour theory

Lecture series with David Briggs

Saturday 8, 15, 29 November 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

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 (detail), about 1795, oil on canvas, 76.2 × 63.5cm. Photo: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
28 January - 12 November 2015
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Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply