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Scheduled events

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

China: art deco to art now

With Claudia Chan Shaw

Saturday 30 May 2015, 11.30am

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

Women in art lecture series

The struggle and success of women in Australian arts

Image: Thea Proctor Women with fans 1930 © AGNSW

Saturdays, 9-30 May 2015, 2pm

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

Artists talks: The photographer’s eye

Hear the stories behind the photographs

Image: Patrick Pound with Rowan McNaught The compound lens project 2014-15 © Patrick Pound and Rowan McNaught

Saturdays, 9 - 30 May 2015
See listing for details
16 May is Auslan interpreted
2 May has been rescheduled

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Armchair travel: Treasures of ancient Persia

With John Tidmarsh

Image: Masjede Jameh (Friday Mosque), Yazd, Iran

Saturday 6 June 2015, 10am

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

Curatorial walkthrough: The photograph and Australia

Hear from the exhibition curator

Image: Charles Bayliss Group of local Aboriginal people, Chowilla Station, Lower Murray River, South Australia (detail) from the album New South Wales Royal Commission: Conservation of water. Views of scenery on the Darling and Lower Murray during the flood of 1886 1886, albumen photograph, 23.6 × 29.5 cm, purchased 1984.

Saturday 6 June 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Unwrapping art: the basics

With Jonathan Cooper

Saturdays 2pm
16-30 May, 6 June 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

The politics and persuasions of colour in art BOOKED OUT

A conversation about colour

Image: Robert Klippel No. 1043 from Nos. 1037-1126 Eighty-seven small polychromed tin sculptures 1995 © Robert Klippel Estate

Sunday 7 June 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

The sound of war

Music during World War I and II

Credit: Canada, Department of National Defence/Library and Archives.

Thursday 11 & 18 June 2015, 10am

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

Armchair travel: India

With Jackie Menzies

Image: Khajuraho Temple, Madhy Pradesh

Saturday 27 June 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

Celebrity talk: Quiet riot

A series exploring art, protest and change

Image: Ben Quilty

Wednesdays 6.30pm
3 June - 15 July 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

O, to be in England

Discover the England of English literature 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

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

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

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

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

Artists talks: The photographer’s eye

Hear the stories behind the photographs

Image: Patrick Pound with Rowan McNaught The compound lens project 2014-15 © Patrick Pound and Rowan McNaught

Saturdays, 9 - 30 May 2015
See listing for details
16 May is Auslan interpreted
2 May has been rescheduled

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Auslan-interpreted talk: Loud

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Miwa Yanagi Yuka 2000 from the series My grandmothers © Miwa Yanagi

Sunday 31 May 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Curatorial walkthrough: The photograph and Australia

Hear from the exhibition curator

Image: Charles Bayliss Group of local Aboriginal people, Chowilla Station, Lower Murray River, South Australia (detail) from the album New South Wales Royal Commission: Conservation of water. Views of scenery on the Darling and Lower Murray during the flood of 1886 1886, albumen photograph, 23.6 × 29.5 cm, purchased 1984.

Saturday 6 June 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Exhibition talk: See you at the barricades

Hear from the curator

Image: Marco Fusinato Double infinitive 5 2009 (detail) © Marco Fusinato. Image courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Wednesday 10 June 2015, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Exhibition talk: Loud!

Are women loud enough?

Image: Miwa Yanagi Yuka 2000 from the series My grandmothers, type C photograph, 160 × 160 cm, purchased with funds provided by Geoff Ainsworth AM 2014 © Miwa Yanagi

Wednesdays 10 & 17 June 2015
5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Photography gallery
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: Mad through the darkness

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Fred Leist The pigeon loft 1917 (detail)

Sunday 28 June 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
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

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

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Matisse and the moderns

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Image: Henri Matisse The knife thrower 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse

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