Skip to content

Scheduled events

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

Saturday 7 May 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Saturday 7 May 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Tang culture and its influence

Hear from the experts

Image: Dragon c700s (detail), Shaanxi History Museum

Saturdays 2pm
16 & 30 April, 7 May 2016

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Creating a tea aesthetic in Tang Dynasty poetry

With visiting scholar Prof James A Benn

Image: Container in tortoise shape c800-74, Famen Temple Museum

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 12pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Tang cosmopolitanism

An interdisciplinary symposium

Image: Mural of females c710 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Saturday 14 May 2016, 9.30am

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

Armchair travel: Egypt

With Christopher Hartney

Saturday 14 May 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Art, music and literature

With Andy Bromberger

Image: Pablo Picasso Three musicians 1921 (detail), oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, E Gallatin Collection, 1952. Bridgeman Images © Pablo Picasso/Succession Pablo Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 12 & 19 May 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Shocking art

With Juliet Holmes à Court

Image: Juliet Holmes à Court

Saturday 21 May 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin-language lecture 2016

2016年莫慶堯醫生VisAsia中文普通話講座

Image: Three-legged jar late 600s to mid 700s, Shaanxi History Museum

Sunday 22 May 2016, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Panel: Art and mindfulness BOOKED OUT

Hear about the links between art and health

Saturday 28 May 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Panel: Art and experiential design BOOKED OUT

Hear about augmented-reality museum displays

Image: Pure Land: Augmented Reality Edition, Shanghai Biennale 2012-13. Image © Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE), CityU Hong Kong

Saturday 28 May 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Panel: The future of cultural engagement

How will we experience the arts in the future?

Saturday 28 May 2016, 3pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

You say you want a revolution

A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Christopher Hartney

Image: Emanuel Leutze Washington crossing the Delaware 1851 (detail), oil on canvas, 378.5 × 647.7 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
11 March - 9 July 2016
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Moscow and St Petersburg

With Kenneth Park

Image: St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

Saturday 16 July 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Contemporary art and literature in India

With Joyce Morgan

Image: Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur

Saturday 23 July 2016, 11.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Unwrapping art: next steps

With Jonathan Cooper

image: John Olsen The woman 1990 (detail) © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Saturdays 2pm
25 June - 23 July 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Film screening and talk: The wolf in Australian art

A look at the life and art of Danila Vassilieff

Image: Danila Vassilieff Fitzroy street scene (1937) (detail) © Heide Museum of Modern Art

Saturday 30 July 2016, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2016

Collectors and collections

Image: Jan Brueghel and PP Rubens The sense of sight 1617 (detail), Prado, Madrid, Spain. Bridgeman Images

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
27 January - 17 November 2016
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Exhibition talks: Imprint

Short talks by photography experts

Image: Ingeborg Tyssen Balmain, Sydney 1 1981, gelatin silver photograph, 25.9 × 25.9 cm, Art Gallery of NSW, Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1989 © Ingeborg Tyssen. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesdays 5.30pm
10 February, 9 March, 13 April, 11 May 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Photography gallery
Free

ReCollection: Olive Cotton

Hear from artist Tom Carment

Image: Olive Cotton Storm 1938

Thursday 12 May 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: Elioth Gruner

Hear from artist Nell

Image: Elioth Gruner Spring frost 1919 (detail)

Thursday 19 May 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: Alphonse de Neuville

Hear from military historian Clinton Reilly

Image: Alphonse de Neuville The defence of Rorke’s Drift 1879 1880 (detail)

Thursday 26 May 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Hear from the Gallery's Amanda Peacock

Image: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu Lany’tjung Banaidja Story 3 1960 (detail) © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 2 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: Francis Alÿs

Hear from curator Anneke Jaspers

Image: Francis Alÿs Railings 2004 (detail) © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Thursday 9 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: Sidney Nolan

Hear from conservator Paula Dredge

Image: Sidney Nolan First-class marksman 1946 (detail) © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/ Bridgeman Art Library

Thursday 16 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Exhibition talks: Tang

Hear from experts in the exhibition

Image: Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa) 700s (detail), Shaanxi History Museum

Wednesdays 5.30pm
1-22 June 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Free with exhibition entry

ReCollection: Grace Cossington Smith

Hear from curator Denise Mimmocchi

Image: Grace Cossington Smith The window 1956 (detail) © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

Thursday 23 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: Art and fashion

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby Lady Oxenden c1755-c1756

Sunday 26 June 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: Marshall Claxton

Hear from archivist Steven Miller

Image: Marshall Claxton The Dickinson family 1851 (detail)

Thursday 30 June 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Exhibition talks: Tracey Moffatt

Hear from experts in the exhibition

Wednesdays 5.30pm
8 June, 13 July, 10 August 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Photography gallery
Free