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Scheduled events

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

The art of the Russian north

With Rosamund Bartlett

Image: Ivan Shishkin A morning in a pine forest 1889 (detail) Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Saturday 7 March 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Sound and vision artists talk

Visit Galerie pompom

Image: Introducing The Band. Courtesy The Band and Galerie Pompom

Tuesday 10 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Armchair travel: A taste of Sri Lanka

Cuisine, culture and art

Image courtesy Dr Priyantha Udagedara

Saturday 14 March 2015, 10am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Stephen Page on choreographing the past

Hear from the Bangarra Dance Theatre artistic director

Image: Stephen Page. Photo Greg Barrett

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6.30pm

Duration 15 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Restoring the Parthenon

Lecture by Takis Kozokos

Thursday 19 March 2015, 10am

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

Bre & Back screening, talk and tour

Celebrating Seniors Week 2015

Image: Noeleen Shearer in Bre & back, courtesy Urban Theatre Projects

Thursday 19 March 2015, 11am

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

Saturday 21 March 2015, 10am

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

Armchair travel: Turkey

With Andrew Yip

Saturday 28 March 2015, 10am

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

In conversation: Cressida Campbell BOOKED OUT

"A card at its best should be like a small visual poem"

Cressida Campbell Nasturtiums (2002). Colour woodblock, 58.4 × 60 cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Gift of Margaret Olley 2006 © Cressida Campbell. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia.

Saturday 28 March 2015, 2pm

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

Lecture series: The photograph and Australia

How photography made modern Australia

Image: Anne Zahalka artist #2 (Rosemary Laing) 1998 from the series Artists, colour Duraflex photograph, collection of the artist © Anne Zahalka. Licensed by Viscopy

Sundays 8-29 March 2015, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

2015 VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin-language lecture

莫慶堯醫生VisAsia中文普通話講座

Image: Qianlong reign gourd-shaped vase with ribbon-shaped ears and designs of foreigners in enamels on a yellow ground. Collection of the Palace Museum

Saturday 11 April 2015, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Photography symposium

Trafficking images: histories and theories of photographic transmission

Image: Charles Bayliss Lawrence Hargrave trochoided plane model 1884, albumen photograph, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, gift of Mr William Hudson Shaw 1994

Saturday 18 April 2015, 9am

Duration 7 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Street art walking tour: Redfern

We'll take the Blak way home

Sunday 19 April 2015, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

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

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. Photo: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
28 January - 12 November 2015
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Artist talk: Julie Gough

Hear the artist discuss her work

Image: Julie Gough We Ran/I Am… 2007 (detail), courtesy of Devonport Regional Gallery

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Artist talk: r e a

Hear the artist discuss her work

Image: r e a

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: ARTEXPRESS

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Ashley Curtis, Central Coast Grammar School Spherical dimensions of the garden and the grave (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2015

Sunday 29 March 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Coffee tour: The photograph and Australia

Rediscover the sense of wonder a photo can induce

Saturday 18, Thursday 23 April 2015, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Auslan-interpreted talk: Stories behind the works

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Basile Lemeunier Portrait of Édouard Detaille 1891 (detail)

Sunday 26 April 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Loud

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Miwa Yanagi Yuka 2000, printed 2007 from the series My grandmothers © Miwa Yanagi

Sunday 31 May 2015, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
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

Auslan-interpreted talk: The impact of colour

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

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