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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

Curator’s lecture: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

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
Saturday 1 October 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Frida Kahlo: the construction of self

A discussion on the self through art, philosophy, psychology and digital technology

Image: Frida Kahlo Diego on my mind (Self portrait as Tehuana) 1943 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Saturday 1 October 2016, 2pm

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

Our stories, our voices

Talk and performance

Image: Blak Douglas. Courtesy Karla Dickens

Saturday 8 October 2016, 10.30am

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

Lecture: Creating the English icon

The materials and techniques of Tudor and Jacobean painting

Image: Anglo-Flemish Workshop Henry VIII c1540 (detail)

Wednesday 12 October 2016, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Lecture series: Yoshitoshi, ukiyo-e and the Japanese tattoo

Presented by the Japan Foundation, Sydney

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi The village of Shi clan on a moonlit night – Nine-dragon tattoo (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Wednesdays
21, 28 September & 5, 19 October 2016
See listing for times

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Symposium: Hungry eyes

Collecting prints in Australia

Image: Ethel Spowers Special edition 1936 (detail)

Friday 21 October 2016, 10am

Duration 5 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Curator's lecture: Yoshitoshi

Discover the stories behind the artworks

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Moon of pure snow at Asano river – Chikako, the filial daughter (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Saturday 22 October 2016, 11am

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 – 22 October 2016
(except 9, 13, 16, 20 July, 27 August)

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

VisAsia lecture series

Visualising the everyday in Asian art

Tuesdays 12pm
4-25 October 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Panel: Feminism, multiculturalism and art

How do artworks embody global politics in 2016?

Image: Azra Aghighi Bakhshyayeshi The 99 Names 2014, ink and oil painting, 200 × 200 cm. Photo © Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Panel: Trance, repetition and spirituality

How does traditional calligraphy influence contemporary art?

Image: Hossein Valamanesh Middle path 2008 (detail) © Hossein Valamanesh

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

A survival guide to European art events in 2017

Get travel tips from an insider

Image: Art Basel. Courtesy Skadi Heckmueller

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

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
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Panel: Recognising the forgotten people

Damien Freeman, Shireen Morris, Thomas Keneally and Rachel Perkins in conversation

Image: Banduk Marika Minyapa Ga Dhanggatiyanga – Bremer Island Story 1989 © Banduk Marika. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 12 November 2016, 2pm

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
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Passionate love: Charlotte Brontë and Jane Eyre

With Susannah Fullerton

Image: Portrait of Charlotte Bronte © David Lyons / Alamy Stock Photo

Friday 11 November 2016, 10.30am
Saturday 19 November 2016, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Generation X: photography and materialism

Lecture by Geoffrey Batchen

Image: Deb Mansfield (Swinging) I am trying to quieten my love for you 2015 from the series Avoiding and courting collision © Deb Mansfield. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesday 23 November 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Lecture: Man trouble

The male nude with Justin Paton of the Art Gallery of NSW

Image: Sir Hamo Thornycroft Teucer 1881 (detail), bronze, 240.7 × 151.1 × 66 cm, Tate: Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1882. Image © Tate London, 2016

Sunday 27 November 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Lecture series: Art from Millingimbi

Hear from the exhibition curator and experts

Image: Binyinyuwuy Rain in the trees c1959 (detail) © Binyinyuwuy Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency, Sydney

Tuesdays 1pm
22 November - 6 December 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Talks: Up close with the nude

Artists and scholars discuss their favourite artworks in the exhibition

Image: Ben Quilty

Wednesdays 7.30pm
9 November – 14 December 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply