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ReCollection

Hear from the Gallery’s senior curator of Asian art, Melanie Eastburn, as she speaks about the Japanese folding screen from the mid 17th century titled Merrymaking in the Yoshiwara. This talk was presented on Thursday 20 July 2017.

Image: Merrymaking in the Yoshiwara mid 1600s (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Hear from the Gallery’s Head of Paintings Conservation, Paula Dredge, on Luna park by Sidney Nolan. This talk was presented on Thursday 27 July 2017.

Image: Sidney Nolan Luna Park 1941 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © the Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust. Bridgeman Art Library

The Gallery’s public programs manager, Josephine Touma, speaks about Landscape with enraged ox 1665-70 by Adam Pynacker. This talk was presented on Thursday 10 August 2017.

Image: Adam Pynacker Landscape with enraged ox 1665-70, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Hear from frame conservator Emma Rouse to learn more about Bazaar gossip c1886 by Charles Robertson. This talk was presented at the Gallery on Thursday 12 October 2017.

Image: Charles Robertson Bazaar gossip c1886 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Listen back to this talk by art historian Ekaterina Heath as she discusses The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon 1890 by Sir Edward John Poynter. This talk was presented on Thursday 22 February 2018.

Image: Sir Edward John Poynter The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon 1890, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Hear from curator Hannah Hutchinson for a talk on the portfolio The lady and the unicorn 1973-1974 by Arthur Boyd. This talk was presented at the Gallery on Thursday 29 March 2018.

Image: Arthur Boyd Illustration for Peter Porter's poem "The unicorn sees the Lady" from the portfolio The Lady and the Unicorn 1973-1974, Art Gallery of New South Wales, © Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust

Hear from curator Denise Mimmocchi to hear about Untitled (Pale yellow with charcoal lines) 1973 by Tony Tuckson. This talk was presented on Thursday 12 April 2018.

Image: Tony Tuckson Untitled (Pale yellow with charcoal lines) 1973 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © The estate of the artist. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Academic Georgina Cole speaks about the representation of heat in Fire’s on 1891 by Arthur Streeton. This talk was presented on Thursday 10 May 2018.

Image: Image: Arthur Streeton Fire’s on 1891 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Listen to the Gallery’s archivist Eric Riddler speak about Self portrait 1930 by Margaret Preston. This talk was presented on Thursday 21 June 2018.

Image: Margaret Preston Self portrait 1930 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © AGNSW

Artist Vernon Ah Kee speaks about his work Unwashed 2017-18 from the series Unwritten. This talk was presented on Thursday 23 August 2018.

Image: Vernon Ah Kee Unwashed 2017-18 in the exhibition Playback: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018 at Art Gallery of New South Wales © Vernon Ah Kee

Join the Gallery’s assistant curator of international art Lisa Catt to hear about Just like drops in time, nothing 2002 by Ernesto Neto. This talk was presented on Thursday 30 August 2018.

Image: Ernesto Neto Just like drops in time, nothing 2002, in the exhibition Spacemakers and Roomshakers at Art Gallery of New South Wales. Purchased with assistance from Clayton Utz 2002. © Ernesto Neto

Hear from circus and physical theatre performer Sarah Houbolt, to hear about Circe (circa 1902-circa 1904) by Bertram Mackennal.

Image: Bertram Mackennal Circe, (detail) (c1902-04), bronze statuette, 57.5 × 22 × 27 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1970

Listen to a talk by Tim McCall, associate professor, art history at Villanova University, Pennsylvania, to hear about Portrait of a gentleman with a falcon circa 1548-circa 1550 by Nicolò dell’Abate. This talk was presented at the Gallery on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Image: Nicolò dell’Abate Portrait of a gentleman with a falcon circa 1548-circa 1550 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation Purchase 1991.

Hear from artist Richard Tipping as he talks about his work Artwork 2012 2014 and the influence of Marcel Duchamp on his practice. This talk was presented at the Gallery on Thursday 25 July 2019.

Image: Richard Tipping Artwork 2012 2014 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales © Richard Tipping

Academic and pearl expert Deborah Hope discusses the work Esther 1869 by Jean-François Portaels and about the mystique of pearls since antiquity. This talk was presented on Thursday 8 August 2019.

Image: Jean-François Portaels Esther 1869 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1884

  • 01
    ReCollection: Japanese screen
    22 minutes
  • 02
    ReCollection: Sidney Nolan
    22 minutes
  • 03
    ReCollection: Adam Pynacker
    28 minutes
  • 04
    ReCollection: Charles Robertson
    17 minutes
  • 05
    ReCollection: Edward John Poynter
    30 minutes
  • 06
    ReCollection: Arthur Boyd
    16 minutes
  • 07
    ReCollection: Tony Tuckson
    28 minutes
  • 08
    ReCollection: Arthur Streeton
    32 minutes
  • 09
    ReCollection: Margaret Preston
    16 minutes
  • 10
    ReCollection: Vernon Ah Kee
    39 minutes
  • 11
    ReCollection: Ernesto Neto
    18 minutes
  • 12
    ReCollection: Bertram Mackennal
    13 minutes
  • 13
    ReCollection: Nicolo dell'Abate
    18 minutes
  • 14
    ReCollection: Richard Tipping
    27 minutes
  • 15
    ReCollection: Jean-François Portaels
    26 minutes