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Auslan-interpreted talk: Francis Bacon in context

Explore the influence of Bacon’s practice

Wednesday 30 January 2013, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Study room
Free, bookings required

Short talks: artists on Francis Bacon

Australian artists share their thoughts

Image: Julie Rrap

Wednesdays 5.30pm
21 November – 5 December 2012,
9 January – 6 February 2013


Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Francis Bacon celebrity events

In association with ‘Francis Bacon: five decades’

Image: Francis Bacon Study for portrait of Eddy Batache 1979, private collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy

Wednesdays 6.30pm
21 November – 12 December 2012,
9 January – 6 February 2013
Special talk: 6pm, 6 February 2013


Location: Entrance court
Free

Artbar: Francis Bacon

Live jazz performances evoking London in the 1960s

Image: Jonathan Zwartz

Wednesdays 21 November – 12 December 2012,
9 – 30 January 2013
5.15pm & 7.30pm


Location: Cafe
Free

Art After Class: Bacon, Whiteley and de Maistre

Special half-hour lecture for 15–25 year olds

Wednesday 13 February 2013, 4.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Exhibition talk: Francis Bacon in love

Macushla Robinson, assistant curator

Image: Prudence Cuming Francis Bacon in his 7 Reece Mews studio c1970s (detail) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd/DACS

Wednesday 13 February 2013, 5.30pm

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

Special talk: Barbara Dawson on Bacon's studio

Director, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane

Image: Bacon in his studio at 7 Reece Mews, South Kensington, photographed by Michael Pergolani, May 1970 (detail). Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Wednesday 13 February 2013, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Film series: Hitting rock bottom in post-war England

In association with ‘Francis Bacon: five decades’

Image: Still from My beautiful laundrette 1985

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
7 November – 16 December 2012
9 January – 17 February 2013

Special Saturday screenings:
19 January, 2, 16 February 2013, 2pm


Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Francis Bacon guided tours

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Francis Bacon Figure with meat 1954 The Art Institute of Chicago, Harriott A Fox Fund © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy

17 November 2012 – 24 February 2013
Daily 1 & 1.15 pm
Wed 7.05 & 7.15 pm

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