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Scheduled events

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

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

Armchair travel: Mountains and monasteries

With Judy Tenzing

Image: Saddhus at Kathmandu Durbar Square ® Markus Koljonen via Wikimedia Commons

Saturday 15 August 2015, 10am

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

Electrify and startle: Julia Margaret Cameron

Lecture by Marta Weiss, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Image: Julia Margaret Cameron Annie 1864 (detail), Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Saturday 15 August 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

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

Coffee afternoon: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

For members and guests

Image: Filippa Buttitta Judy Cassab ‒ portrait of an artist (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 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

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