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The Art Gallery of NSW is open late on Wednesdays for Art After Hours.

Admission is free, although charges may apply to some special exhibitions.

You can visit all the exhibitions and galleries as well as events including talks, films and music.

See also: Art After Hours weekly event calendar

Artist talk: Jonathan Jones

Hear him discuss his work 'blue poles'

Image: Jonathan Jones blue poles 2004, installation view, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Jonathan Jones

Wednesday 17 January 2018, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Exhibition talk: Mikala Dwyer

Hear from the artist and curator

Image: Mikala Dwyer The letterbox Marys 2015-17, installation detail at the Art Gallery of New South Wales © Mikala Dwyer

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Exhibition talks: Glen Mackie and Daniel O’Shane

Discover contemporary art from the Torres Strait Islands

Image: Daniel O’Shane Auka Metkar Goweh (Plenty pelican) 2013 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Daniel O’Shane

Wednesdays 5.30pm
10, 24 January 2018

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

The Bear Pack: Dutch masters

Improvised storytelling to leave you in stitches

Image: The Bear Pack

Wednesdays 6.30pm
10-31 January 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: The Morrisons

Our resident band this January

Image: The Morrisons

Wednesdays 8pm
10-31 January 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Talk: Janet Laurence and Petria Noble

A conversation about Rembrandt, alchemy and conservation

Image: Janet Laurence The matter of masters, installation view detail with reproduced details of Rembrandt’s Portrait of Dr Ephraim Bueno (1599-1665) 1646–47 from the Rijksmuseum

Wednesday 14 February 2018, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
Free

Conversations with James Valentine

Love and other mysteries of the Dutch golden age

Image: James Valentine

Wednesdays 6.30pm
7, 14 February 2018

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Microwave Jenny

Pop, folk and love

Image: Microwave Jenny

Wednesdays 7.30pm
7, 14 February 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Celebrity talk: William Yang

A slideshow performance by the artist

Image: William Yang Peter Tully, Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 1981 (detail) © William Yang

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: CODA

An uplifting musical journey

Image: Four of the members of CODA. Photo by Paul Gosney.

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Film program takes a break

Screenings resume 28 February 2018

No screenings
7-25 February 2018

Duration 0 minutes

Queer Art After Hours 2018

The Gallery goes queer in a celebration of LGBTQI art and performance!

Wednesday 28 February 2018, 5-10pm

Duration 5 hours
Free

Film series: Cinema ’68

A globetrotting snapshot of a year that shook the world

Image: Still from Lucía

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
28 February - 6 May 2018

Location: Domain Theatre
Free