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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

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

Live music: Virna Sanzone

Enjoy jazz from the 1920s to 1950s

Image: Virna Sanzone

Wednesdays 8pm
16-30 August 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

Live music: Monsieur Camembert Quartet

Archibald fever strikes the Gallery

Image: Monsieur Camembert Quartet

Wednesdays 7.30pm
2-9 August, 6-13 September 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Late night laughs 2017

Featuring some of Australia’s funniest comedians

Image: Andy Saunders

Wednesdays 6.30pm
6-27 September 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: The World According to James

Radiating infectious joy and passion for music

Image: James Greening

Wednesdays 7.30pm
20, 27 September 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
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 12pm, 7.15pm
Saturdays 12pm
5 July – 30 September 2017

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

Sydney Students Speak 2017

Explore different artworks around the Gallery each week

Image: Kate Ahern from Sydney Students Speak 2016 with Angolo Bronzino’s Cosimo I de’ Medici in armour c1545.

Wednesdays 5.30pm
20, 27 September & 4 October 2017

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free