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Scheduled events

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

Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton: Florence

Take a journey with a classic books expert

Image: 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

Talk and book launch: Barry Pearce

100 moments in Australian painting

Image: Sidney Nolan First-class marksman 1946 (detail) from cover of Barry Pearce’s 100 moments in Australian painting

Friday 17 October 2014, 2pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Spotlight: Conserving works on paper

Find out how conservators care for fragile, old works

Image: Michael Wolgemut or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff Pope Pius II and the Emperor Frederick III seated on one throne 1493 (detail)

Sunday 19 October 2014, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Artwork of the month talk: October 2014

Hendrick Goltzius’ ‘Pluto’ and ‘Prosperine’ (1588- 90)

Image: Hendrick Goltzius Pluto 1588-90 (detail)

Sunday 19 October 2014, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
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

Curatorial activism: toward an ethics of curating

Lecture by Maura Reilly and filmed interview with Linda Nochlin

Image: Maura Reilly. Photo: Tracey Moffat (detail)

Friday 24 October 2014, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Vive l’Empereur meets its maker

Celebrating a new acquisition for the Gallery

Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur 1891 (detail)

Monday 27 October 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton: Dublin

Take a journey with a classic books expert

Image: istock

Thursday 30 October 2014, 10.30am

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

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

Colour theory

Lecture series with David Briggs

Saturday 8, 15, 29 November 2014, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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

Spotlight: Conserving works on paper

Find out how conservators care for fragile, old works

Image: Michael Wolgemut or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff Pope Pius II and the Emperor Frederick III seated on one throne 1493 (detail)

Sunday 19 October 2014, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Artwork of the month talk: October 2014

Hendrick Goltzius’ ‘Pluto’ and ‘Prosperine’ (1588- 90)

Image: Hendrick Goltzius Pluto 1588-90 (detail)

Sunday 19 October 2014, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Curators tour: Conversations

A walkthrough of our refreshed Asian galleries

Image: Justin Paton

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Upper Asian 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

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

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

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