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Coming events related to these galleries are listed here. They’re updated frequently so check back later if none are currently scheduled. You can look for events by date, type or specific exhibition in What’s on.

Coming events

Afghanistan: gallery of empires

Special lecture by Julian Droogan

Image: Julian Droogan

Friday 2 May 2014, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Chinese contemporary art: the past, present and future

Lecture in Mandarin with English translation

Image: Zhang Xiaogang The boy who sticks out his tongue 2001

Tuesday 20 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Free viewing for members

Theatre of dreams, theatre of play: nō and kyōgen in Japan

Image: Ko-omote mask, Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

Sunday 15 June 2014, 5.15-8pm
Monday 16 June 2014, 10am - 12.30pm

Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Rhythms of nō: music, chant, dance

Lecture and demonstration by Richard Emmert

Image: Richard Emmert

Sunday 29 June 2014, 10.30am

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

Symposium: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

The rich and sophisticated culture of nō theatre

Saturday 2 August 2014, 9.30am

Duration 7 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Wednesdays 6 pm
23 July and 6-27 August 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Japanese-language guided tour: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

日本語による能・狂言展ツアー

Image: Ko-omote mask (detail), Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

Wednesdays 11am
18 June - 10 September 2014
except 30 July

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Guided tour: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Ko-omote mask, Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

Daily 12pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
14 June – 14 September 2014
except 28-30 July

Duration 1 hour
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Asian art guided tour

A guided introduction to art from China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia

12pm daily until 27 April 2014
resumes 18 September 2014

Duration 1 hour
Free

Tuesdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

Duration 1 hour
Free

Collection Circle private tours: The connoisseur and the philanthropist

For Collection Circle members only

Image: Jingdezhen ware Dish with gardenia spray design 1488-1505

Tuesday 22 April & Saturday 10 May 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

Japanese-language guided tour

日本語による美術鑑賞ツアー

Fridays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

Duration 1 hour
Free

Korean-language guided tour

무료 한국어 아트 투어

Fridays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

Duration 1 hour
Free

Thursdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Past events

Drawing and creating form with clay BOOKED OUT

Workshop for teens 13-17 years

Image courtesy Cath Fogarty

Wednesday 3 or 10 July 2013, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Coffee lecture: Jackie Menzies

A curator's highlights and insight

Image: Asian gallery

Tuesday 16 July 2013, 1pm

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

Auslan-interpreted talk: Soul of simplicity

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free

Symposium: A Silk Road saga

Reconsidering cultural interactions on the famed trade route

Image: Panel 5 of Yu Hong’s sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581–618), Shanxi Museum

Saturday 24 August 2013, 10am

Duration 7 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Exhibition talks: A Silk Road saga

Expert talks by curators and academics

Image: Groom and camels (detail), Northern Qui dynasty (550-577), excavated from the tomb of Lou Rui, Taiyuan, Shanxi province, 1981, Shanxi Museum

Wednesdays 5.30pm
9 & 16 October 2013

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Celebrity talk: A Silk Road saga

Speakers reflect on the historic and cultural importance of Yu Hong's sarcophagus

Image: Edmund Capon

Wednesday 9 & 16 October 2013
6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Learn the art of Chinese knotting

Free drop-in art-making activity

Wednesdays 7.30-9pm
9 & 16 October 2013

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Artbar: A Silk Road saga

Live Persian classical and folk music

Image: Davood A Tabrizi

Wednesdays 9 & 16 October 2013
7.15-8pm & 8.30-9.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Arts of Asia lecture series 2013

Archaeology of China and the Silk Road

Image: Mounted drum player (detail), Northern Qi dynasty (550–77), excavated from tomb of Xu Xianxiu (dated 571), Taiyuan, Shanxi province, 2002, Shanxi Museum

Tuesdays 1-2pm
10- 24 September, 1 October & 15-29 October 2013

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The Big Picture BOOKED OUT

The legacy of Genghis Khan in Islamic Iran, 1256-1353

Image: Dr Stefano Carboni

Monday 4 November 2013, 3pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Mandarin-language guided tour: A Silk Road saga

普通話導覽: 絲路傳奇.虞弘石槨

Image: Panel of Yu Hong’s sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581–618), Shanxi Museum

Saturdays 1pm
7 September to 9 November 2013

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free

Cantonese-language guided tour: A Silk Road saga

粵語導覽: 絲路傳奇.虞弘石槨

Image: Panel of Yu Hong’s sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581–618), Shanxi Museum

Sundays 1pm
8 September - 10 November 2013

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free

China's history through the tales of 100 people BOOKED OUT

Lecture and book launch

Image: cover detail from the Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography

Saturday 1 February 2014, 2.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

At one with nature: the psyche of traditional Chinese painting

Lecture and ink painting demonstration

Image: Ink painting demonstration by Andrew Lo

Sunday 2 February 2014, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 February 2014
1pm Cantonese and Mandarin
2pm English

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Kids Club: Year of the Horse BOOKED OUT

For members’ children aged 5–8

Image: Xu Beihong Galloping horse 1944 (detail)

Saturday 1, Sunday 2 February 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Function space
Charges apply

Modern family film series

Explores modern family life in Japan and South Korea

Image: Still from Nobody knows

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
12 February - 9 March 2014

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin language lecture 2014

莫慶堯醫生VisAsia中文普通話講座

Image: One of a pair of clasps showing Dionysus and Ariadne; gold, turquoise; 6.5 × 7 cm. Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

Saturday 29 March 2014, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Art Club: Golden treasures

For members’ children aged 9–12

Image: Two ornaments in the form of flowers, gold, pearls, 5.7 cm l, Tillya Tepe, 1st century CE, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

Saturday 5, Sunday 6 April 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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