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Special evening with Sydney moderns

Join us for a celebration

Image: Thea Proctor The rose c1928 (detail) © AGNSW

Thursday 4 July 2013, 6pm

Charges apply

Curators tour: Sydney moderns

With Deborah Edwards and Denise Mimmocchi

Image: Thea Proctor The bay 1927 © AGNSW

Saturday 6 July 2013, 11am

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

Roy de Maistre and colour-music

With Niels Hutchison

Image: Roy de Maistre Colour music c1934 (detail) © Caroline de Mestre Walker

Saturday 6 July 2013, 1pm

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

Conservation talk: Sydney moderns

With Paula Dredge and Margaret Sawicki

Image: Eric Wilson Abstract – the kitchen stove 1943 (detail)

Saturday 6 July 2013, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Free viewing for members

See the Sydney Moderns exhibition

Image: Grace Cossington Smith The Lacquer Room 1936 (detail) © the artist’s estate

Friday 5 July 2013, 2–5pm
Sunday 7 July 2013, 5.15–8pm

Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes
Free

Celebrity talk: Brenda L Croft and guests

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2013

Image: Brenda L Croft by Nancy Mithlo

Wednesday 10 July 2013, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Showcase: Sydney moderns

A professional development event for teachers

Image: Grace Cossington Smith The bridge in-curve 1930 (detail), National Gallery of Victoria

Saturday 20 July 2013, 10am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Forum: Sydney moderns

Art, culture and life in the new city

Image: Herbert Badham George Street, Sydney 1934 (detail), Laverty Collection, Sydney

Saturday 20 July 2013, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Coffee morning: Sydney moderns BOOKED OUT

For members and guests

Image: Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927 © the artist’s estate

Thursdays 1 & 8 August 2013, 10am

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

Moderns remastered

Sydney encounters with modernism, modernity and style moderne

Image: Thea Proctor The seaside c1923 (detail), Cbus collection of Australian art 1991.37 © AGNSW

Sundays 23 June - 4 August 2013, 10.30am

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

Skyline

A collaborative drawing project

Image: Margaret Preston Circular Quay 1925 (detail)

Friday 9 - Sunday 11 August 2013
11am - 3pm (drop in any time)

Duration 4 hours
Location: Function space
Free

A city modern

Drawing class for teenagers 13-17 years

Image: Ralph Balson Constructive painting c1945 (detail), private collection © Ralph Balson Estate

Sunday 18 August 2013, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Exhibition talks: Sydney moderns

Expert talks by curators and art historians

Image: Ralph Balson Painting no 17 1941 (detail), private collection

Wednesdays 5.30pm
10 July - 21 August 2013

Duration 30 minutes
Free with exhibition entry

Modernist cultures

Free lecture series

Image: Grace Cossington Smith The curve of the bridge 1928-29 (detail)

Wednesdays 7.30pm
10, 17 & 31 July, 7 - 21 August 2013

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Sea, sky and city

Plein-air drawing workshop

Image: Roland Wakelin Down the hills to Berry’s Bay 1916 (detail)

Wednesday 21 August 2013
6pm – 7pm (exhibition viewing)

Saturday 24 August 2013
10am – 5pm (workshop)

Charges apply

Auslan-interpreted talk: Sydney moderns

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Wednesday 21 August 2013, 7.15pm
Sunday 25 August 2013, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Coffee morning in Japanese: Sydney moderns

モーニング・ティー付日本語解説ツアー

Image: Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927 © the artist’s estate

22 & 28 August 2013, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Information desk
Charges apply

Thursday 1 August 2013
Friday 6 September 2013
11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free, bookings required

Audio-description tour: Sydney moderns

Explore key themes and selected works in the exhibition

Image: Roy de Maistre Colour music c1934 (detail) © Caroline de Mestre Walker

Friday 26 July 2013
Wednesday 28 August, 25 September 2013
2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Create a colourful collage

Free drop-in workshop

Image: Roy de Maistre Rhythmic composition in yellow green minor 1919 (detail)

Wednesday 25 September 2013, 7-9pm

Duration 2 hours
Free

Get into the swing

Live music and swing dancing, starting with a dance lesson

Wednesday 25 September 2013
7.15-7.45pm dance lesson
7.45pm live music

Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

George Washingmachine

Live jazz with George and his trio

Wednesday 25 September 2013
5.15pm, 7.15pm & 8.45pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Walking tour: Modern Sydney

With Sydney Architecture Walks

Image: BMA House by Joseph Fowell & Kenneth McConnell and Aurora Place by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Photo: Eoghan Lewis.

Sundays
14 July & 8 September 2013, 2pm
11 August & 29 September 2013, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Rhyme and rhythm

Introduction to soapstone carving

Image courtesy Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School

Friday 27 September 2013 11am
Saturday 28, Sunday 29 September 2013 10am - 4pm

Charges apply

Celebrity talks: Sydney moderns

Iconic Sydney figures, themes and trends

Image: Sarah Blasko

Wednesdays 6.30pm
17 July - 2 October 2013

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Sydney students speak

Icons of modernity

Image: Dorrit Black The acrobats 1927-1928 (detail)

Wednesdays
28 August - 2 October 2013
See listing for times

Duration 30 minutes
Free with exhibition entry

Draw a still life

Free drop-in art-making activity

Wednesday 2 October 2013
7.30-9.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Artbar: Sydney moderns

Music from the 1920s and 30s alongside sounds of the contemporary city

Image: Georgia Mooney

Wednesdays
17 July - 18 September & 2 October 2013
See listing for times

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Mon-Fri 23 Sep - 4 Oct 2013
See listing for details

Location: Information desk
Charges apply

Japanese language guided tour: Sydney moderns

「シドニー・モダン」展 日本語による特別ツアー

Image: Thea Proctor The bathers c1925

Fridays 12.30pm
6-27 September, 4 October 2013

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Harbour hoopla

School holiday performance

Mon-Fri, 1.30 pm
23 September - 4 October 2013

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Footage from the archive

A look at modern Sydney life

Image detail courtesy British Movietone Newsreel Archive

Saturdays, Sundays 1.10pm
6 July - 7 October 2013
except 13 July, 17 August, 22 September

Duration 20 minutes
Free

Sydney moderns: snapshots

A documentary by Aviva Ziegler

Image: Grace Cossington Smith The bridge in-curve 1930 (detail), National Gallery of Victoria

Saturdays and Sundays 12.45pm, 1.30pm
Thursdays 2.30pm
6 July - 7 October 2013
except 11 & 13 July, 1 & 17 August, 22 September

Duration 20 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Modern city film series

The 20th-century shift to city life

Image: still from Modern times (detail)

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
3 July- 6 October 2013

Special Saturday screenings:
14 September 2pm, 21 September 3pm

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Guided tour: Sydney moderns

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Grace Crowley Portrait of Lucie Beynis 1929 (detail)

Daily 11am & 1pm, also Wednesdays 7.15pm
7 July - 7 October 2013

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