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Scheduled events

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

The art of melancholy

Discover Dürer’s celebrated print with Michael Ann Holly

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

Sunday 24 August 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Noh to now: traditions and counter-traditions in Japanese performance

Lecture series

Image: Nō mask Aka (red) hannya, Edo period, 18th–19th century, National Noh Theatre

Wednesdays 6 pm
23 July and 6-27 August 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Special lecture: Piranesi as architect

Fabio Barry, assistant professor of art history, Stanford University

Image: Giovanni Battista Piranesi The Arch of Constantine 1771 (detail), etching, Art Gallery of NSW

Sunday 31 August 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Unwrapping art

With Jonathan Cooper

Saturdays 2pm
2-23 August, 6-13 September 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Spotlight: Art and your child

A special panel conversation

Sunday 21 September 2014, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Artwork of the month: September 2014

Sir Edward Poynter 'The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon' (1890)

Sunday 21 September 2014, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: 19th c European art
Free

Sydney students speak

Explore works from the 19th Biennale of Sydney

Image: Mircea Cantor Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 2012 (video still). Courtesy the artist; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; and Magazzino, Rome. Sound: Semantron of Putna Monastery

Wednesdays 5.30pm
30 April - 4 June 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Sydney students speak: portraits

Explore a different portrait each week

Image: Peter Paul Rubens Self portrait (detail) 1623, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (long term loan)

Wednesdays 7.15pm
20 August - 24 September 2014

Location: Ground level
Free

Armchair travel: Veneto and the Venice Biennale

With Lorraine Kypiotis

Image: Scenes from Venice

Saturday 27 September 2014, 10am

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

Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton - Florence

Take a literary journey through some of the great cities of the world with the classic books expert

Image: courtesy Susannah Fullerton.

Thursday 9 October 2014, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Q & Art

Visions for the Gallery

Saturday 11 October 2014, 10.30am

Duration 3 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Curators tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

The stories behind the collection

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

Saturday 11 October 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

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

Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton - Dublin

Take a literary journey through some of the great cities of the world with the classic books expert

Image: istock image

Thursday 30 October 2014, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
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

Coffee afternoon: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

For members and guests

Image: Joanna Braithwaite Bright spark, Archibald Prize 2014 Finalist

Thursdays 7 & 14 August,
Saturdays 23 & 30 August 2014, 3pm

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

Exhibition talks: Max Dupain

Gallery experts, artists and Dupain’s contemporaries

Image: Max Dupain The magnolia 1983, gelatin silver photograph, 39.5 × 49.8 cm image/sheet, gift of the artist 1986 © Estate of Max Dupain.

Second Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm
11 June - 13 August 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Photography gallery
Free

Sydney students speak

Explore works from the 19th Biennale of Sydney

Image: Mircea Cantor Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 2012 (video still). Courtesy the artist; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; and Magazzino, Rome. Sound: Semantron of Putna Monastery

Wednesdays 5.30pm
30 April - 4 June 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Sydney students speak: portraits

Explore a different portrait each week

Image: Peter Paul Rubens Self portrait (detail) 1623, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (long term loan)

Wednesdays 7.15pm
20 August - 24 September 2014

Location: Ground level
Free

Curators tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

The stories behind the collection

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

Saturday 11 October 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Exhibition talks: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

Bite-sized talks that unpack the masterpieces

Image: Claude Mellan The veil of Saint Veronica (detail) 1649, engraving, Art Gallery of NSW

Wednesdays 7.15pm
1 - 29 October 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free