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Scheduled events

Coming lectures, symposia and exhibition talks from our what’s on calendar

Book talk: Steven Miller

Awakening: four lives in art

Image: Dora Ohlfsen The awakening of Australian art 1907 (detail)

Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Gandhi Jayanti

A special event honouring Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday

Image: Gandhi bust, Library Lawn, UNSW Australia

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Armchair travel: The road to Santiago

With Brian Ladd

Image: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Saturday 17 October 2015, 10.30am

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

Country and identity: Aboriginal art across the ages

A Learning Curve lecture series

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

Saturdays 10.30am
19 September, 10 & 17 October 2015

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The genius of Egypt

With Christopher Hartney

Image: Joseph Mallord William Turner The fifth plague of Egypt from Liber Studiorum 1808 (detail)

Saturdays 2pm
19 September, 10 & 17 October 2015

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

Art and architecture talk: Inspirations

With Miriam Green and Andrew Burns

Image: Australia House, Japan. Photo: Brett Boardman

Wednesday 21 October 2015, 6.30pm

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

Introducing The Greats

Lecture by Michael Clarke CBE, director of the Scottish National Gallery

Image: Claude Monet Poplars on the river Epte 1891 (detail), oil on canvas, 81.80 × 81.30 cm, National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Saturday 24 October 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Private access: Australia

The hidden gems of Australian private art collections

Image: Lyon Housemuseum. Photo Dianna Snape, courtesy Skadi Heckmueller

Wednesday 28 October 2016, 6.30pm

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

Members talk: Janet Hawley and Wendy Whiteley

Share the magic of the secret garden

Image: Wendy Whiteley’s garden, Lavender Bay

Thursday 12 November 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
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

For god's sake III: oriental enlightenment

A Learning Curve lecture series 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

Art appreciation lecture series 2015 highlights

The best from Meet the masters: highlights from the Scottish National Gallery

Image: John Singer Sargent Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865-1932) (detail), oil on canvas, 127 × 101 cm. National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Saturdays 2pm
31 October - 14 November 2015

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

Armchair travel: From the Danube to Dalmatia

With Liz Gibson

Image: Rathaus, Vienna

Saturday 5 December 2015, 1pm

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

Exhibition talks: Rosemary Laing

Explore the content and context of Laing's photographs

Image: Rosemary Laing greenwork TL #8 1995, type C photograph, 100 × 100 cm, anonymous gift 2004 © Rosemary Laing

Wednesday 5.30pm
12 August, 9 September 2015

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Photography gallery
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk and workshop: Matisse and the moderns

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors of all ages

Image: Henri Matisse The knife thrower 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 27 September 2015, 1.30pm

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

New voices art talks

Hear from young art enthusiasts

Image: Background shows detail of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala Ngak Ngak and the ruined city 1998 © Estate Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, courtesy of Alcaston Gallery

Mondays and Fridays, 11.30am
21, 25 & 28 September, 2 October 2015

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Exhibition talks: Julia Margaret Cameron

Short talks by experts

Image: Julia Margaret Cameron Vivien and Merlin from 'Illustrations to Tennyson’s Idylls of the King’ 1874 (detail), Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Wednesdays 7.15pm
7-21 October 2015

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Auslan-interpreted talk: Conversations about art

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Sunday 25 October 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: The power of great art

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Paul Cézanne Banks of the Marne c1888 (detail)

Sunday 29 November 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free