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Coming Art After Hours events (view Calendar)

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

Conversations: Changing courses

By artist Keg de Souza for The National 2017

Image: Keg de Souza Appetite for Construction 2016 (detail), installation view, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Contemporary Art Gallery © the artist. Photo: Trasi Jang

Wednesdays 26 April, 24 May, 28 June 2017
See listing for details

Free, bookings required

Exhibition talks: The National 2017

Get to know the artists and their work

Image: Khaled Sabsabi Guerrilla 2016 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales © the artist

Wednesdays 5.30pm
5-26 April, 14-28 June 2017

Free

Social sounds

Come make some noise with Junkyard Beats and The Human Sound Project

Wednesdays 7pm
14-28 June 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talks: Mervyn Bishop

Discover more about one of Australia’s most significant photographers

Image: Mervyn Bishop Far West Children’s health clinic, Manly 1968 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Mervyn Bishop. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Wednesdays 5.30pm
5, 12 July 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery
Free

Celebrity talks: Mervyn Bishop, his life and work

Celebrating the career of one of the central figures in Australian photography

Image: Mervyn Bishop Warwick Thornton on the set of 'Payback’ 1996 (detail) © Mervyn Bishop

Wednesdays 6.30pm
5, 12 July 2017

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Leah Flanagan

Enjoy the sound of contemporary folk and alternative soul

Image: Leah Flanagan

Wednesdays 7.30pm
5, 12 July 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Celebrity talks: Making modernism in Sydney

What was modernism and how did it transform this city?

Image: Margaret Preston Sydney Bridge c1932 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesdays 6.30pm
19, 26 July 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Author talk and book signing: Kate Forsyth

Explore Pre-Raphaelite passion with this bestselling novelist

Image: Kate Forsyth

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 6pm
Sunday 6 August 2017, 11.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Exhibition talks: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

Short talks by experts

Image: Margaret Preston Australian rock lily 1933 (detail), Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, Victoria Buda Collection © Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesdays 5.30pm
16-30 August 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Spectacular still lifes

How to create artistic arrangements

Image: A Seasonal Concepts arrangement

Wednesdays 7pm
16-30 August 2017

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Film series: Straight-laced and scandalous

Stories from the Victorian era

Image: Still from The age of innocence

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
21 June – 10 September 2017

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Guided tour: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

An introduction to highlights in the exhibition

Image: Grace Cossington Smith Landscape at Pentecost 1929, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australian Government Grant 1981 © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

Wednesdays 7.15pm
5 July – 27 September 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free with exhibition entry