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Scheduled events

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

Collectors talks

Why collect art?

Image: Photo by Prue Aja

First Wednesday of the month, 6pm
March, April, May 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Art of India lecture series

Delve into India’s rich and captivating art history

Image: Todi Ragini late 1700s (detail) from North India, opaque watercolour with gold on paper. Bequest of Mr J Kitto 1986.

Wednesdays, 12pm
8-29 April, 6-13 May 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The influence of Van Gogh

With writer and critic Lesley Chamberlain

Image: Vincent van Gogh Self portrait with hat 1887–88 (detail), Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands

Thursday 14 May 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Islands of Hesperia

With Christopher Allen

Saturday 16 May 2015, 10am

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

Empire mourning: the Patcham Chattri and the architecture of imperial ambivalence

Lecture by Timothy Barringer at Sydney University

Image: Timothy Barringer

Thursday 21 May 2015, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required

Gallipoli Gelibolu symposium

Marking the centenary of the Allied landing at Gallipoli

Friday 22 May 2015, 9am

Duration 4 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Armchair travel: Another bite of the Big Apple

With Jonathan Biggins

Image: New York

Saturday 23 May 2015, 10am

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

Point, click, chat

With Fenella Kernebone

Image: Fenella Kernebone

Wednesdays 7pm
13, 20 & 27 May 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

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

Saturday 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

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

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

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: The photograph and Australia

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: David Moore Migrants arriving in Sydney 1966 (detail), gelatin silver photograph, 30.2 × 43.5 cm, gift of the artist 1997 © Lisa, Karen, Michael and Matthew Moore

Saturday 16 May 2015, 1pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Skin exhibition tour and talk

Visit Studio W and hear from the artists

Image: Siena White Skin 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist

Tuesday 19 May 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Point, click, chat

With Fenella Kernebone

Image: Fenella Kernebone

Wednesdays 7pm
13, 20 & 27 May 2015

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

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

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

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