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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

Capturing 'the real'

Creating images from photographs

Image: Mike Barnard IKR! 2015 (detail)

Saturday 30 May 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
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

Discover drawing: The photograph and Australia

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Sunday 31 May 2015, 10am

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

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

Unwrapping art: the basics

With Jonathan Cooper

Saturdays 2pm
16-30 May, 6 June 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Collection stories: Guy Maestri BOOKED OUT

A sneak peek into a private collection

Image: courtesy Guy Maestri

Thursday 11 June 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Day tour: Manly to Mosman

Artist-led gallery tour

Image detail: Juliet Holmes à Court As the Sea lifts its Wings (detail) oil and wax on canvas, 60 × 122cm. Courtesy the artist.

Saturday 13 June 2015, 9.45am

Duration 6 hours, 15 minutes
Charges apply

Studio visit: Abdul Abdullah

Go behind the scenes with a contemporary artist

Image: Abdul Abdullah I wanted to paint him as a mountain 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist.

Saturday 13 June 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Coffee tour of the collection

Indigenous women artists

Image: Esme Timbery Heart shaped box 2006 © the artist.

Tuesday 9 June 2015, 10.30am
Saturday 13 June 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Colour on the concrete tour and talk

Visit the UTS art collection

Image: Ken Unsworth Interlock 1970. Photo: Katia Sanfilippo.

Tuesday 16 June 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

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

Coffee tour of the collection

Acquisitions by the Gallery's Foundation

Image: Russell Drysdale Group of Aborigines 1953 (detail), purchased 2003 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation © Russell Drysdale Estate

Tuesday 16 June 2015, 10.30am
Saturday 20 June 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Arts in our Domain: North

Take a walking tour with John Derum

Image: Mrs Macquaries Point

Saturday 20 June 2015, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Stitching off the page workshop

Use needle and thread to draw

Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

Sunday 21 June 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Armchair travel: India

With Jackie Menzies

Image: Khajuraho Temple, Madhy Pradesh

Saturday 27 June 2015, 10am

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

Colour wheel painting workshop

Explore colour relationships in your art

Saturday 27 June 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

The art of drawing from nature

Botanical illustration workshop

Image: courtesy Mirra Whale

Sunday 28 June 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Watercolour painting workshop

Fall in love with the magic of watercolour

Image: courtesy Amanda Picman

Saturday 4 July 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Jazz at the Gallery 2015

James Morrison Quintet

Image: James Morrison

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

An evening with the Archibald

Celebrity, champagne and canapes

Image: Tim Storrier The Member, Dr Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KCB AO (detail), Packing Room Prize 2014 winner

Saturday 11 July 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

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

Clay building workshop

Create and decorate clay vessels

Image: courtesy Alexandra Standen

Saturday 18 July 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Discover drawing: Matisse and the moderns

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 July 2015, 10am

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Soft sculpture workshop

Stuff and stitch your own sculpture

Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

Sunday 19 July 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Free viewing for members

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

Image: Rebecca Hastings The onesie, Archibald Prize 2014 finalist

Sunday 19 July 2015, 5.15-8pm
Monday 20 July 2015, 10am-12.30pm

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Travel day: Art and music from Munich to Amsterdam

A day of art, music and culture

Saturday 25 July 2015, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Studio visit: Alexandra Standen

Go behind the scenes with a ceramic artist

Image: courtesy Alexandra Standen

Saturday 25 July 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Fashion, fairytales and fancy dress

With Dr Peter McNeil

Image: AE Marty La Pantoufle de Vair (detail), drawn 1912, published in Gazette du Bon Ton, no 4, February 1913, plate 1, pochoir print, collection of Peter McNeil

Sunday 5-26 July 2015, 11am

Duration 1 hour
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

Saturday 15 August 2015, 10am

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

Make a scene workshop

Construct a diorama

Image: courtesy Linden Braye

Sunday 30 August 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Facing off drawing workshop

Use fun and games to learn to draw

Image: Mike Barnard Ian 2009

Sunday 1 March 2015, 1pm
Sunday 16 August 2015, 1pm
Sunday 13 September 2015, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Studio tour: Sarah O’Sullivan

Go behind the scenes with a ceramic artist

Image: courtesy the artist

Saturday 10 October 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Discover drawing: The fundamentals of drawing volume and form

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 October 2015, 10am

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Peter Griffen workshops 2015

Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

Image: Peter Griffen workshop

Various Fridays-Sundays in 2015
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
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

For god's sake III: oriental enlightenment

With Dr Julian Droogan

Image: Tim Johnson Phoenix Embroidery 2009 (detail) synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 26 × 36 cm © Tim Johnson. Courtesy the artist and DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney

Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
31 July - 14 November 2015
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Absolute Beginners 2015

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2015, 1pm
See listing for dates

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Resonate 2015

Concert series

Image: Tinalley String Quartet (detail)

Various dates in 2015, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Art essentials 2015

With Brenda Tye

Image: Brenda Tye

Various Fridays in 2015, 10.30am–3.30pm
See listing for details

Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2015

A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2015
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Art Club: June to November 2015

For children aged 9-12

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2015
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Kids Club: June to November 2015

For children aged 5–8

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2015
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply