Skip to content

Viewing only:
Coming Free events (view Calendar)

Art and dementia: Playback

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

Thursday 19 July 2018, 11am

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

ReCollection: Mary Webb

Hear from archivist Steven Miller

Image: Mary Webb Joie de vivre 1958 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Mary Webb

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 5.30pm
Thursday 19 July 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and make: Faces, places and spaces

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Marina Finlay Peter, Coco and Susan O’Doherty (detail), Archibald Prize 2018 finalist

11am-3.30pm
Sundays 3, 17 June 2018
Monday-Friday 16-20 July 2018

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Drop in and make: Criss-cross chronicles

Free artist-led workshop for families with Reena Saini Kallat

Image: Reena Saini Kallat Woven chronicle (detail of materials) © Reena Saini Kallat

Saturday 21 July 1.30-3.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Free viewing for members

John Russell: Australia’s French Impressionist

Image: John Russell In the afternoon 1891

Sunday 22 July 2018, 5.15pm
Monday 23 July 2018, 2.30pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free, bookings required

Artist talk: Reena Saini Kallat

Hear the artist discuss her work

Image: Reena Saini Kallat Woven chronicle (detail of materials) © Reena Saini Kallat

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

ReCollection: Nike Savvas

Hear from the artist

Image: Nike Savvas Atomic: full of love, full of wonder 2005 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Nike Savvas

Thursday 26 July 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

FOMArt: July

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 28 July 2018, 1-4pm

Free

Film screening: Night parrot stories

An ode to the loss of a bird banished in the darkness

Image: Night parrot stories

Sunday 29 July 2018, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Auslan tour: Moments of joy

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: teamLab Flowers and People – Gold 2015(detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © teamLab, courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

Sunday 29 July 2018, 1.30pm

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

VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin-language lecture 2018

2018年莫慶堯醫生VisAsia中文普通話講座

Image: Gu Yuan (1321-1382) A panorama of Dan Mountain (detail), handscroll, ink and colour on paper, 30.8 × 332 cm, Shanghai Museum

Sunday 29 July 2018, 3pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Young Members: Meetup

Art and conversations

Image: photo by Sherie Anderson

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Cafe foyer
Free, bookings recommended

ReCollection: William Dobell

Hear from curator Nick Yelverton

Image: William Dobell Margaret Olley 1948 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.

Thursday 2 August 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and draw: August

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 4 August 2018, 11am - 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Modern gallery
Free

Celebrity talks: John Russell

Australians in France

Image: John Russell Rough sea, Morestil c1900 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Wednesdays 6.30pm
25 July-8 August 2018

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Glass

A contemporary twist on old world classics

Image: Jonathan Zwartz as part of Glass.

Wednesday 25 July, 1 & 8 August 2018, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Access tour and workshop: Portraits and the Archibald Prize

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 11am
Thursday 9 August 2018, 11am

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

ReCollection: Henry VR

Hear from art historian Andrew Yip

Image: Anglo-Netherlandish workshop King Henry VIII c1535–c1540 with insert of false colour synchrotron-sourced X-ray fluorescence data map, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 9 August 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia: Sketch and pose

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

Image: Jean-Marc Nattier Madame de La Porte 1754 (detail)
Gift of William Bowmore OBE 1992

Thursday 16 August 2018, 11am

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

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: Playback

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 26 August 2018, 1.30pm

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

Film series: Starburst

Icons of Chinese cinema

Image: Still from In the mood for love

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
20 June - 26 August 2018
Some with live music accompaniment

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Drop in and draw: September

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 1 September 2018, 11am-1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Drop in and make: Out of the blue

Free artmaking activity for families

11am-3.30pm
Sundays 5,19 August
and 2,16 September 2018

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia: Spacemakers and roomshakers

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

Thursday 20 September 2018, 11am

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

FOMArt: September

Presented by the Youth Collective

Photograph: Diego Esquivel

Saturday 29 September 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

Drop in and make: Marvellous mementos

Free artmaking activity for families

Kathy Temin My monument: black garden 2010–11 (detail)
AGNSW, Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2011, © Kathy Temin

11am-3.30pm
Monday-Friday 1-5 October 2018

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Children's access workshop: Shake it up

Free artmaking activity for children with specific needs and their families and carers

Yinka Shonibare Alien toy painting 2011(detail)
AGNSW, Tony Gilbert Bequest Fund 2012, © Yinka Shonibare, MBE

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 11am

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

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

28 April - 17 Oct 2018
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia: Modernist design

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

Anne Dangar Plate c1934, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 18 October 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: Spacemakers and roomshakers

For visitors who are blind or with low vision

Kathy Temin My Monument: Black Garden 2010-11 (detail)
Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2011 © Kathy Temin

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 1pm
Saturday 20 October 2018, 1pm

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

Drop in and make: Shake it up

Free artmaking activity for families

Yinka Shonibare Alien toy painting 2011(detail)
AGNSW, Tony Gilbert Bequest Fund 2012, © Yinka Shonibare, MBE

11am-3.30pm
Monday-Friday 8-12 October 2018
Sundays 7, 21 October 2018

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Access workshop: Sensory worlds

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Kathy Temin My Monument: Black Garden 2010-11 (detail)
Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2011 © Kathy Temin

Thursday 13 September 2018, 11am
Wednesday 24 October 2018, 11am

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

FOMArt: October

Presented by the Youth Collective

Photograph: Diego Esquivel

Saturday 27 October 2018, 1-4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Auslan tour: William Kentridge

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

William Kentridge I am not me, the horse is not mine 2008, installation view at Cockatoo Island for the 16th Biennale of Sydney © William Kentridge. Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; and Annandale Galleries, Sydney

Sunday 28 October 2018, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
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

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

FOMArt: November

Presented by the Youth Collective

Photograph: Diego Esquivel

Saturday 24 November 2018, 1-4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free