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Scheduled events

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

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

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
See listing for dates

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
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Curators tour: Conversations

A walkthrough of our refreshed Asian galleries

Image: Justin Paton

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Exhibition talks: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

Bite-sized talks that unpack the masterpieces

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

Wednesdays 7.15pm
1 - 29 October 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Artist talk: Reko Rennie

Hear about his current installation

Image: Reko Rennie No sleep till Dreamtime 2014 (detail), birch plywood, metallic textile foil, synthetic polymer, diamond dust, gold leaf. Courtesy of the artist and Blackartprojects

Wednesday 5 November 2014, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Artist talks: My trip

Hear about their works and photographic practices

Image: Jon Rhodes Rockhole wave 1987, printed 2000, gelatin sliver photograph, 21.7 × 31.9 cm. Gift of Henry Ergas 2009. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © AIATSIS

Second Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm
8 October & 12 November 2014

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

Coffee afternoon: Pop to popism

For members and their guests

Image: Richard Larter The hairdresser 1969 (detail), collection of Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges © Richard Larter, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Friday 14, Sunday 16, Thursday 20 November 2014,
3pm

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

Corroboree talk: Esme Timbery

Hear from the artist in front of her work

Image: Esme Timbery

Saturday 22 November 2014, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Corroboree talk: Ivy Pareroultja and Anne Ryan

A conversation between artist and curator

Image: Ivy Pareroultja Mt Sonder Lookout 2009 (detail) © Ivy Pareroultja, courtesy Ngurratjula Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre

Saturday 22 November 2014, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Corroboree talk: Jonathan Jones

Learn about La Per shellwork

Image: Lola Ryan Ship 2000 © Estate Lola Ryan

Saturday 22 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Corroboree talk: Richard Bell

Hear from the artist

Image: Richard Bell Pay the rent 2009 (detail) © Richard Bell courtesy Milani Gallery

Sunday 23 November 2014, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre foyer
Free

Corroboree talk: Suhanya Raffel

Take a closer look at the collection

Image: Ken Thaiday Beizam (shark) dance mask 1996 © Ken Thaiday

Sunday 23 November 2014, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Corroboree talk: Cara Pinchbeck

Join the curator on an informative walkthrough

Image: Wamud Namok AO Four catfish c1959 (detail) © Estate of the artist. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 23 November 2014, 1pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Richard Bell takes on pop

An artist talk in association with Corroboree Sydney 2014

Image: Richard Bell

Sunday 23 November 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free with exhibition entry

Sydney Painting Now tour and talk

Visit Galerie pompom and MOP Projects

Image: Ron Adams Any colour you are (ten points) 2013. Courtesy Galerie pompom

Tuesday 25 November 2014, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

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

Corroboree talk: Emily McDaniel

Hear from the assistant curator

Image: Reko Rennie No sleep till Dreamtime 2014 (detail), birch plywood, metallic textile foil, synthetic polymer, diamond dust, gold leaf. Courtesy of the artist and Blackartprojects © Reko Rennie

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Oz pop talks

Short talks on pop art in Australia

Image: Brett Whiteley The American dream 1968-69 (detail) State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, purchased 1978 © Art Gallery of Western Australia

Wednesdays 6.30pm
5 November 2014 – 25 February 2015
except 17, 24 & 31 December 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free with exhibition entry