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Exhibition talks: ARTEXPRESS 2017

Hear from the curator

Image: Georgina Kozlova, Fairvale High School Self-portrait with different states of mind (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2017

Wednesdays 5.30pm
8-22 February 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Talk: Archive factory

Inside the archives of Andy Warhol, Max Dupain and Frank Hinder

Image: Frank Hinder Preliminary ideas, 'Parsons’ NY 1929 (detail), Frank Hinder Archive at the Art Gallery of New South Wales Archive

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Panel: ARTEXPRESS 2017

Michael Brand and Del Kathryn Barton speak to ARTEXPRESS student artists

Image: Del Kathryn Barton

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: ARTEXPRESS 2017

Hear the sounds from young local musicians

Image: Lupa J

Wednesdays 7.30pm
8-22 February 2017

Location: Entrance court
Free

Auspicious symbols tour in Mandarin

如意吉祥普通話導覽

Image: Lindy Lee Cosmos – a life of fire 2014, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Lindy Lee. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.

Sundays 29 January - 12 February 2017, 1pm
Thursdays 2-23 February 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Touch tour: Ink and brush

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Friday 24 February 2017, 11am

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

Auslan-interpreted tour: ARTEXPRESS 2017

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Willa Robinson, Frensham And you call us lazy (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2017

Sunday 26 February 2017, 1.30pm

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

Auspicious symbols tour in Cantonese

如意吉祥粵語導覽

Image: Lindy Lee Cosmos – a life of fire 2014, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Lindy Lee. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.

Sundays 29 January - 12 February 2017, 1pm
Tuesdays 7-28 February 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Teacher salon: ARTEXPRESS and Adman

Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

Image: Nakeisha Bauer, Colo High School Tradition and femininity: the series (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2017

Wednesday 1 March 2017, 5pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings required

Queer Art After Hours 2017

The Gallery goes queer in a celebration of LGBTQI art and performance!

Image: James Welby (YUMMY)

Wednesday 1 March 2017, 5-10pm

Free

Special lecture: Versailles

With Ashley Dawson Damer

Image: after Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Queen Marie-Antoinette 1779-80 (detail), oil on canvas, on loan to the NGA from the Palace of Versailles. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot

Thursday 2 March 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

ReCollection: Ford Madox Brown

Hear from curator Anne Gerard-Austin

Image: Ford Madox Brown Chaucer at the court of Edward III 1847-51 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 2 March 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and draw: March

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 4 March 2017, 11am - 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Grand Courts
Free

Go west: growing Western Sydney

How to create a thriving community

Image: Artist’s impression of Westmead Redevelopment

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Celebrity talk: Jane Caro

On women and advertising

Image: Jane Caro

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 7.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Jain religious manuscript

Hear from conservator Sarah Bunn

Image: The levels of Hell early 19th century, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 9 March 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Marketing pleasure for profit: The mirror of Yoshiwara beauties, compared

Professor Julie Nelson Davis explores a remarkable Japanese book

Image: Detail of woodblock print of courtesans by Kitao Shigemasa and Katsukawa Shunshō, from the album The mirror of Yoshiwara beauties, compared, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Thursday 9 March 2017, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required

Free viewing for members

'Adman: Warhol before pop' and 'John Olsen: the you beaut country'

Sunday 12 March 2017, 5.15pm
Monday 13 March 2017, 10am

Free

Travel Draw winners announcement

For Gallery members and their guests

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia: Modern Australia

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 16 March 2017, 10.30am

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

ReCollection: Rayner Hoff

Hear from artist Deborah Beck

Image: Rayner Hoff Australian Venus c1927 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 16 March 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and make: Every cloud has a silver lining

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: WC Piguenit The flood in the Darling 1890 1895 (detail)

Sundays 11am – 4pm
19 February, 5 & 19 March 2017

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Destiny Deacon

Hear from curator Coby Edgar

Image: Destiny Deacon Over the fence (detail) from the series Sad & bad 2000, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Destiny Deacon. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 23 March 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Curator’s lecture: Adman

Hear about Andy Warhol before pop

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

Saturday 25 March 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Wednesdays 6.30pm
15-29 March 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: George W Lambert

Hear from art historian Andrew Yip

Image: George W Lambert Across the black soil plains 1899 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 30 March 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Panel: Situating practice

A conversation about art and Australian identity

Image: Tom Nicholson Comparative monument (Shellal) 2014-16 (detail), installation view, The Jerusalem Show VIII, Qalandiya International Palestine, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane © the artist

Thursday 30 March 2017, 12.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Artist talks and performance: The National 2017

Meet some of the artists

Image: Gunybi Ganambarr Coastline of Grindall Bay 2016 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © the artist

Thursday 30 March 2017
See listing for details

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Lower level 2
Free

Drop in and draw: April

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 1 April 2017, 11am - 1pm

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

Art Gallery Society Annual General Meeting

Membership, events and business

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings recommended

ReCollection: teamLab

Hear from conservator Asti Sherring

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

Thursday 6 April 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Mandarin-language lecture: Christianity and Chinese culture

華語講座: 基督教與中國文化

Sunday 9 April 2017, 3pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Drop in and make: Tangled lines and lyrical landscapes

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: John Olsen Entrance to the seaport of desire 1964 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © John Olsen, licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Sunday 2 April 2017
Monday 10 - Thursday 13 April 2017
11am – 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Grace Crowley

Hear from artist Sarah Mosca

Image: Grace Crowley Portrait of Lucie Beynis 1929 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Reproduced with permission of Grace Crowley Estate

Thursday 13 April 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Children’s access workshop: The National 2017

Artmaking for children with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Creating art in a children’s access workshop at the Gallery

Saturday 8, Wednesday 19 April 2017, 11am

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

Art and dementia: Sublime landscapes

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday 20 April 2017, 10.30am

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

ReCollection: Richard Serra

Hear from installer Nik Reith

Image: Richard Serra Plate pole prop 1969, 1983, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Richard Serra. ARS/Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 20 April 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and make: Material world

Free artmaking activity for families

Daily 11am - 4pm
16-21 April 2017

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Celebrity talks: Off the grid

What does it mean to be socially engaged?

Image: Costa Georgiadis

Wednesdays 6.30pm
5-26 April 2017
5 April is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Australia

The band, not the country, not a country band

Image: Australia Photo: Maclay Heriot

Wednesdays 7.30pm
5-26 April 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Joy Hester

Hear from curator Anne Ryan

Image: Joy Hester Figure with scales 1957 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Joy Hester. Licensed by Viscopy

Thursday 27 April 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Make your own origami boat

Free activity for all ages during Gallery opening hours

Image: Origami paper with detail from Utagawa Toyokuni II Woman with cherry blossoms early 1830s, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Daily during Gallery opening hours

Duration 7 hours
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Film screening: The King Sun

A documentary following artist John Olsen at work

Image: John Olsen

Sunday 30 April 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Auslan tour: David Stephenson

With Sue Wright for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 30 April 2017, 1.30pm

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

Teacher salon: John Olsen

Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

Image: John Olsen Golden summer, Clarendon 1983 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © John Olsen, licensed by Viscopy, Australia

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 5pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings required

Drop in and draw: May

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 6 May 2017, 11am - 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Art and dementia: The National 2017

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Megan Cope RE FORMATION part 1 2016 (detail). Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery © the artist

Thursday 18 May 2017, 10.30am

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

Drop in and make: Illustrative ads and fancy footwear

Free artmaking activity for families

Sundays 11am – 4pm
7, 21 May 2017

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Audio-description tour: The National 2017

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Yhonnie Scarce Death Zephyr 2016-17 (detail). Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne © the artist

Friday 24 May 2017, 11am

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

Introductory talk: Adman

A short overview of the exhibition

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

Wednesdays 10.30am
Saturdays 2.30pm
25 February – 27 May 2017 (except 1, 26 April)

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

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

Community access tour and workshop: The National 2017

For adults with specific needs

Image: Creating art in a community access workshop at the Gallery

Tuesday 2 May 2017, 11am
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 11am

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

Art Lab

Professional learning for primary teachers

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 9.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required

Drop in and make: Forms, structures, space and paper

Free artmaking activity for families

Sundays 11am - 4pm
4, 18 June 2017

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

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

Contemporary art guided tour: The National 2017

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Tiger Yaltangki Doctor Who 2016 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © the artist, courtesy Iwantja Arts

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
30 March - 16 July 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Teacher salon: Archibald and O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

Image: Nick Stathopoulos Deng, People’s Choice 2016 winner, and sitter Deng Adut

Wednesday 2 August 2017, 5pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings required

Poetry Sydney 2017

Poetry readings at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley Studio

First Sunday of the month, 2pm
March - November 2017

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Free

Classical Sundays at the Studio 2017

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 2017

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

Teacher salon: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

Image: Rembrandt Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul 1661 (detail), Collection Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, De Bruijn-van der Leeuw Bequest, Muri, Switzerland

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 5pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings required

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

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)
Last 2016 tour: 13 December
First 2017 tour: 7 February

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: Frank Stella Khurasan Gate variation II 1097 (detail) © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Daily 1pm
Wednesdays 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Japanese-language guided tour

日本語による美術鑑賞ツアー

Fridays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays)
Last 2016 tour: 16 December
First 2017 tour: 3 February

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)
Last 2016 tour: 16 December
First 2017 tour: 3 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Thursdays 11am (except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays)
Last 2016 tour: 15 December
First 2017 tour: 2 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Mystery tour

A guided tour of a featured theme, artist or exhibition

Saturdays 3pm
From 11 February 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free