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

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

Talk and book launch: Damien Freeman

The aunt's mirrors

Image courtesy Damien Freeman

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Stereoscopic vision: Joseph Cornell and his influence over pop art

Lecture by Matthew Affron

Image: Joseph Cornell Portrait of Julien Levy c1938-39 (detail), daguerreotype object, Philadelphia Museum of Art. 125th Anniversary Acquisition, The Lynn and Harold Honickman Gift of the Julien Levy Collection, 2001

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Curators tour: Drawing out

The stories behind the exhibition

Image: Ross Laurie Walcha III 2013 (detail) © Ross Laurie

Sunday 11 January 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
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

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

Curators tour: Drawing out

The stories behind the exhibition

Image: Ross Laurie Walcha III 2013 (detail) © Ross Laurie

Sunday 11 January 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions 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