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Scheduled events

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

Armchair travel: India

With Jackie Menzies

Image: Khajuraho Temple, Madhy Pradesh

Saturday 4 July 2015, 10am

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

Exhibition talk: Go East

Hear from the experts

Image: Zhang Huan Family Tree 2000 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

Wednesdays 5.30pm
3, 24 June, 8 July 2015

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Armchair travel: Paris through the artists’ eyes

With Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis

Saturday 11 July 2015, 10am

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

Behind the scenes: Go East

Gene Sherman in conversation with Suhanya Raffel

Image: Dinh Q Lê Erasure (still #1) 2011 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

Sunday 12 July 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Celebrity talk: Quiet riot

A series exploring art, protest and change

Image: Ben Quilty

Wednesdays 6.30pm
3 June - 15 July 2015

Location: Entrance court
Free

Life of Sidney Nolan

The truth behind one of Australia's most famous artists

Image: Sidney Nolan Self portrait 1943 (detail) © the Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust. Bridgeman Art Library

Wednesday 15 July 2015, 7.30pm

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

Saturday 18 July 2015, 10am

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

O, to be in England

A Learning Curve lecture series 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

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

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

Travel afternoon: Art, culture and literature of Central Italy

With Lorraine Kypiotis and Theodore Ell

Image: View of Bologna, Italy from Asinelli tower

Saturday 1 August 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 3 hours
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

Talk and book launch: Anthony Bond

The idea of art

Image: Anthony Bond

Friday 14 August 2015, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Saturday 15 August 2015, 10am

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

Monday 17 August 2015, 9am
Registration from 8.45am

Duration 8 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Art and architecture talk: Barbara Flynn

Hear from Sydney’s public art curator

Image: Barbara Flynn

Wednesday 19 August 2015, 6.30pm

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

17-20 August 2015, 9am - 5.30pm
21 August 2015, 9am - 12.30pm
Registration from 8.24am Monday

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

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 5.30pm

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

Exhibition talk: Go East

Hear from the experts

Image: Zhang Huan Family Tree 2000 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

Wednesdays 5.30pm
3, 24 June, 8 July 2015

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Behind the scenes: Go East

Gene Sherman in conversation with Suhanya Raffel

Image: Dinh Q Lê Erasure (still #1) 2011 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

Sunday 12 July 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Exhibition talk: Seven artists from the John Kaldor Family Collection

Hear from the curator

Image: Wilhelm Sasnal Untitled 2009 (detail) John Kaldor Collection © Wilhelm Sasnal

Wednesday 15 July 2015, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: The impact of colour

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Patrick Heron Big rumbold orange: December 1970 1970 (detail) © Patrick Heron, 1970/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 26 July 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Coffee afternoon: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

For members and guests

Image: Jude Rae Sarah Peirse (detail), Archibald Prize 2014 finalist

Archibald: 28 July, 1, 4 August 2015, 1pm
Wynne and Sulman: 8 August 2015, 1pm

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: What are you looking at?

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: William Dobell Margaret Olley 1948 (detail)

Sunday 30 August 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

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: Matisse and the moderns

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

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
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

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