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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

Curator's talks: Passion and procession

Hear about the artists and the art

Image: Renato Habulan Andador 1 & 2 [Armature] 2014 (detail), on loan from Mr Edwin V Valencia

Wednesdays 5.30pm
4, 18, 25 October 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Upper Asian gallery

Make your own effigy

Free artist-led workshop with Marikit Santiago

Image: Marikit Santiago

Wednesdays 6-7.30pm
18-25 October 2017

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Function space

Pinoy folk and experimental music

With Del Lumanta spinning the discs

Image: Del Lumanta

Wednesday 25 October 2017, 6pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Live music: Various Asses

Experience bent trap rolls and percussive rhythms

Image: Various Asses

Wednesday 25 October 2017, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court

Celebrity talk: Clinton Walker

Bob and Patti and punk and me

Image: Robert Mapplethorpe Patti Smith 1978 from the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Live music: Lucie Thorne

A tribute to Patti Smith

Image: Lucie Thorne

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court

i-D presents Art After Hours

In association with ‘Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium’

Image: Mistress Tokyo

Wednesday 8 November 2017, 5-10pm


Double Dutch: artists on artists

Australian artists talk about the Dutch masters

Image: Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael Landscape with a waterfall c1668 (detail), Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A van der Hoop Bequest)

Wednesdays 6pm
15, 22 November 2017

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

Drop in and draw: Stop, smell and sketch the roses

A free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: Rachel Ruysch Still life with flowers on a marble tabletop 1716, Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Wednesdays 5.30-8.30pm
22, 29 November 2017

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court

Concert: Choir of St James' King Street

Join us for a performance by one of Australia's foremost choirs

Image: The Choir of St James’

Wednesday 7.30pm
6, 13 December 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court

Drop in and make: A Dutch Christmas

Free artmaking activity for kids of all ages

Image: Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraten View of the church of Sloten in winter c1660 (detail), Rijksmuseum, gift of SE Dribbel, Amsterdam

Sundays 11am – 4pm
3, 17 December 2017
Wednesdays 4.30–6.30pm
6, 13 December 2017

Location: Entrance court

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