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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

Celebrity talk: Art and admen

What’s the relationship between art and advertising?

Image: Jonathan Kneebone

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Celebrity talk: Sam Sifton and Matt Moran

The New York Times food editor and the celebrated chef discuss creativity and cooking

Image: Sam Sifton

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 7.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Wear your art on your sleeve

Get inspired by Andy Warhol and make a badge

Wednesdays 10-17 May 2017, 5.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Guided tour: Adman

An introduction to highlights in the exhibition

Image: Philip Pearlstein Andy Warhol in New York City c1949 (detail), Philip Pearlstein papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesdays 7.15pm
1 March – 25 May 2017

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

Auslan tour: The National 2017

With Stefan Kater for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Stefan Kater

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7.15pm
Sunday 28 May 2017, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings recommended

Film series: Asian new waves

Films from China, Taiwan and Iran

Image: Still from The white balloon

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
8 February – 28 May 2017

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Performance lecture: City without crows

By artist Raquel Ormella for The National 2017

Image: Raquel Ormella City Without Crows 2015–17 (detail of process image). Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery © the artist

Wednesday 31 May 2017, 7.15pm
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 June 2017, 11am, 2pm

Duration 40 minutes
Location: Study room
Free, bookings required

Wednesdays 6.30pm
15-29 March, 24 May - 7 June 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Jazz by the Ben Hauptmann Trio

With special guests

Image: Ben Hauptmann

Wednesdays 7.30pm
24-31 May & 7 June 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talks: David Stephenson

Short talks by the artist and other experts

Image: David Stephenson The ice no.5 1991-92 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © David Stephenson

Wednesdays 5.30pm
10 & 24 May, 14 June 2017

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

Film program takes a break

Screenings resume 21 June 2017

No screenings
31 May - 18 June 2017

Duration 0 minutes

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

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