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Celebrity talk: Lindy Lee and Steve Pozel

Art, mindfulness and the senses

Image: Lindy Lee. Photo: Roger D’Souza

Wednesday 25 April 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Frank Stella

Hear from art historian Frances Guerin

Image: Frank Stella Untitled 1965 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Visopy, Sydney

Thursday 26 April 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and make: Rainbows and unicorns

Free artmaking activity for families

Monday-Friday 11am-3.30pm
23-27 April 2018

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

FOMArt: April

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 28 April 2018, 1- 4pm

Free, bookings recommended

Film screening: The tentmakers of Cairo

A documentary about ancient craft and revolution

Image: The tentmakers of Cairo

Sunday 29 April 2018, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Auslan tour: Ewa Pachucka

With Kate Matairavula for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Ewa Pachucka Arcadia: landscape and bodies 1972–77 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Ewa Pachucka

Sunday 29 April 2018, 1.30pm

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

Maker's Mark

Join a talk on contemporary textiles

Image: Maryanne Moodie

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Warp and weft

Demonstration of contemporary weaving

Image: Karlie Hawking

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Rusty Peters

Hear from Indigenous educator Wesley Shaw

Image: Rusty Peters Chinaman’s Garden Massacre 2000 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales, © Rusty Peters. Warmun Arts Centre. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 3 May 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and draw: May

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 5 May 2018, 11am-1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
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

Celebrity talk: Charlotte Wood

Beauty and the beastly

Image: Charlotte Wood. Photo by Wendy McDougall

Wednesday 9 May 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Music in this stillness

Concerts inspired by 'The lady and the unicorn' tapestries

Image: Details of Hearing from the series The lady and the unicorn c1500. Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris. Photo © RMN-GP / Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris / M Urtado.

Wednesdays 7.30pm
11 April - 9 May 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Arthur Streeton

Hear from academic Georgina Cole

Image: Arthur Streeton Fire’s on 1891 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 10 May, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: 19th c Australian art
Free

Free viewing for members

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018

Image: Peter Smeeth Lisa Wilkinson AM (detail), Packing Room Prize 2017 winner

Sunday 13 May 2018, 5.15pm
Monday 14 May 2018, 10am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free, bookings required

Live music: Ric Rufio

A fresh take on RnB

Image: Ric Ruffio

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia: Portraits in the collection

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia and their carers

Image: François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog (presumed portrait of Madame Boucher) mid 1740s (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 17 May 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings recommended

ReCollection: Miriam Schapiro

Hear from archivist Claire Eggleston

Image: Miriam Schapiro Black bolero 1980 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales, © Miriam Schapiro

Thursday 17 May 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Japanese-language guided tour: International Museum Day

日本語ツアー: 国際博物館の日

Friday 18 May 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour: International Museum Day

한국어 안내 투어: 국제 박물관 일

Friday 18 May 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: International Museum Day

Hear from the Gallery's archivist Steven Miller

Image: Steven Miller

Friday 18 May 2018, 12.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Friday 18 May 2018, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Mandarin-language guided tour: International Museum Day

普通話導覽:國際博物館日

Friday 18 May 2018, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and make: Gorgeous garlands

Free artmaking activity for families

Sundays 11am-3.30pm
6, 20 May 2018

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Classical Sundays at the Studio 2018

Music recitals at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley Shankar 1966, gift of Mrs Graham Ducker 1971 © Wendy Whiteley

Third Sunday of the month, 2pm
March-November 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Free

Film screening and Q&A: Bombay talkies

Celebrating one hundred years of Hindi cinema

Image: Still from Bombay talkies (2013). Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd.

Wednesday 23 May 2018, 7.15pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Live music: Microwave Jenny

Pop, folk and love

Image: Microwave Jenny

Wednesday 23 May 2018, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Sèvres

Hear from art historian Mimi Hellman

Image: Sèvres (Tea canister and cover) 1759-1760 , Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 24 May 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

FOMArt: May

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 26 May 2018, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Auslan tour: 21st Biennale of Sydney

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Samson Young We Are The World As Performed by the Federation of Trade Union Choir 2017, video, 5:27 mins. Courtesy the artist; Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; and Team Gallery, New York. Commissioned by M+, Hong Kong, 2017. Photo: Simon Vogel

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 7pm
Sunday 27 May 2018, 1.30pm

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

Sydney Asian Art Series 2018

Uncertain objects: trajectories of Asian art

Image: From the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, Yale University. © The Van Vechten Trust

Saturday 28 April 2018, 3pm
Tuesday 29 May 2018, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required

Archive Salons

Exploring the history of the Biennale of Sydney

Image: Unknown (John Coburn printing the 1973 Biennale of Sydney poster) from the John Coburn archive 1973.

Wednesdays in April and May 2018, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Lower level 2
Free

Audio-description tour: 21st Biennale of Sydney

For vistors who are blind or with low vision

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 11am
Wednesday 2 May 2018 1pm
Saturday 2 June 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Drop in and draw: June

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 2 June 2018, 11am - 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Access tour and workshop: 21st Biennale of Sydney

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Thursday 24 April 2018, 11am
Tuesday 5 June 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia: 21st Biennale of Sydney

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia and their care partners

Image: Participants in an Art and dementia program.

Thursday 19 April 2018, 11am
Thursday 3 May 2018, 11am
Thursday 7 June 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Samson Young We Are The World As Performed by the Federation of Trade Union Choir 2017 (detail), video, 5:27 mins. Courtesy the artist; Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; and Team Gallery, New York. Commissioned by M+, Hong Kong, 2017. Photo: Simon Vogel

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
16 March – 11 June 2018
Language tours also available

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Jessica Ashton Self-portrait as a clown (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Sunday 24 June 2018, 1.30pm

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

Celebrity talks: Archibald Prize 2018

In conversation with Fenella Kernebone

Image: Fenella Kernebone

Wednesdays 6.30pm
16, 23 May & June 20, 27 2018

Location: Entrance court
Free

Celebrity talks: Archibald Prize 2018

Hear from artists and their sitters

Image: Fenella Kernebone

Wednesdays 6.30pm
16, 23 May & June 20, 27 2018

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

FOMArt: June

Presented by the Youth Collective

Image: FOMArt participants. Photograph: Diego Esquivel

Saturday 30 June 2018, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Poetry Sydney 2018

Poetry readings at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley Studio

First Sunday of the month, 2pm
March-November 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Free

FOMArt: July

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 28 July 2018, 1-4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Art Lab

Professional learning for primary teachers

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 9.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required

FOMArt: August

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 25 August 2018, 1-4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Auslan tour: Spacemakers and roomshakers

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Ernesto Neto Just like drops in time, nothing 2002 (detail), installation view, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Ernesto Neto

Sunday 30 September 2018, 1.30pm

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

Lightbox flowers

Free activity for all ages during Gallery opening hours

Image: Bundi School Vasant ragini c1770 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Daily during Gallery opening hours
from 19 December 2017

Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Aboriginal art guided tour

An introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection

Image: Cornelia Tipuamantumirri Winga (Tidal movement, waves) 2012 © Cornelia Tipuamantumirri

Daily 10.30am
except 23-24 June 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Asian art guided tour

An introduction to Asian art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III and Hiroshige Andō/Utagawa Garden in snow (Yuki no niwa) 1854 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Daily 12pm
except 23-24 June 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Australian collection guided tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection

Image: Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927 © Margaret Rose Preston Estate

Daily 2pm
except 23-24 June 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Tuesdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Collection highlights tour

An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

Daily 11am
except 23-24 June 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary art guided tour

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Richard Serra Plate pole prop 1969, 1983 (detail) © Richard Serra. ARS / Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
except 23-24 June 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Japanese-language guided tour

日本語ツアー

Fridays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour

한국어 안내 투어

Fridays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Thursdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Mystery tour

A guided tour of a featured theme, artist or exhibition

Saturdays, Sundays 3pm
except 23-24 June 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free