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Drop in and make: A European Christmas

Free artmaking activity for families

Sundays 2, 16 December 2018, 11am-3.30pm
Sunday 9 December 2018, 10am-3pm
Wednesday 12 December 2018, 4.30-6.30pm

Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia: Tony Tuckson

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

Thursday 20 December, 11am

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

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

Live music: FROYO

Summer evenings of synthpop

Image: Froyo

Wednesday 9 January 2019, 7.45pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Children's access workshop: Colour, pattern, rhythm and shape

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

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 11am

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

Live music: leftprojects

Summer evenings of electronic-hip-hop

Image: leftproject.

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 7.45pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and Dementia: Judy Watson

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

Thursday 17 January 2019, 11am

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

Live music: Milan Ring

Summer evenings of electronica

Image: Milan Ring

Wednesday 23 January 2019, 7.45pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Drop in and make: Colour, pattern, rhythm and shape

Free artmaking activity for families

Mondays-Fridays 7-25 January 2019
11am-3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan tour: Tuckson the abstract sublime

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 27 January 2019, 1.30pm

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

Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jan 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Klue

Summer evenings of electronic-soul

Image: Klue

Wednesday 30 January 2019, 7.45pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Lunar New Year lion dance

Traditional Chinese lion dancing and drumming

Saturday 2 February 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Oceanic Art Society Forum: free Sunday events

Image: Kapriman people, Blackwater River, Papua New Guinea Gable mask from ceremonial house façade mid-1900s (detail) © Kapriman people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Sunday 3 Feb 2019, 11am – 3pm

Free

Access workshop: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 11am

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

Traditional Chinese tea ceremony

With live Chinese music

Saturday 9 February 2019, 11am-1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Focus talks: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili: from my heart and mind

Learn more about one of Australia’s most significant painters

Image: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili Baratjala 2018 (detail), natural pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper, 61.0 × 41.0 cm, Wendy Barron Bequest Fund 2018, 107.2018

Saturdays 2, 9 February 2019, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Modern gallery
Free

Drop in and make: Paper pigs

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Cao Dianxiang (China 1921-) Pigs c1990 (detail)ink and colour on paper © The Artist

Sundays 3, 10 February 2019
11am-3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Saturday 19 January & Sunday 10 February 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Meet Caishen, God of prosperity

Lunar New Year celebration

Saturday 2 February 2019, 11am-1pm
Sunday 10 February 2019, 11am-1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Traditional Chinese calligraphy workshop

Learn from master calligraphers

Sunday 10 February 2019, 1pm-3pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Film series: Cosmic futures

Visionary Russian cinema

Image: Still from Stalker

7 November - 16 December 2018
9 January - 10 February 2019
See listing for details

Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings recommended

Access workshop: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 11am
Thursday 14 February 2019, 11am

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

Yuṯa Baman’puy Dhäwu: a new old story

A lecture by Ishmael Marika and Joseph Brady from The Mulka Project

Image: Mundukul, father of the artist Noŋgirriŋa Marawili, at Gaṉdiwuy July 1935. Image from The Mulka Project archives and courtesy of The Thomson Family.

Saturday 16 February 2019, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Art and dementia: Chinese bible

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

Thursday 21 February 2019, 11am

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

Auslan tour: Artexpress 2019

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 24 February 2019, 1.30pm

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

Drop in and make: Dynamic drawing

Free artmaking activity for families

Sundays 3, 17 March and 7 April 2019
11am-3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Lecture series: Art from Milingimbi

Hear from the exhibition curator and experts

Image: Binyinyuwuy Rain in the trees c1959 (detail) © Binyinyuwuy Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency, Sydney

Tuesdays 1pm
22 November - 6 December 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Drop in and make: Heavenly treasures

Free artmaking activity for families

Sunday 21 April 2019, 11am-3.30pm
Monday-Friday 22–26 April 2019, 11am–3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Poetry Sydney 2019

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 2019

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 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
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
Until 21 December 2018
Resumes 4 February 2019

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
Until 21 December 2018
Resumes 4 February 2019

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
Until 21 December 2018. Resumes 4 February 2019
Daily 1pm
5 January - 3 February 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Tuesdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays
Last 2018 tour: 11 December. First 2019 tour: 5 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
Until 21 December 2018. Resumes 5 January 2019

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
Until 21 December 2018
Resumes 4 February 2019

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
Last 2018 tour: 14 December. First 2019 tour: 1 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 2018 tour: 14 December. First 2019 tour: 1 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Thursdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays
Last 2018 tour: 13 December. First 2019 tour: 7 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Mystery tour

A guided tour of a featured theme, artist or exhibition

Saturdays, Sundays 3pm
Until 16 December 2018
Resumes 9 February 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Welcome wander

A short talk featuring a theme, artist or exhibition

Image: Welcome wander discussing Stephen Bush’s I am still what I meant to be 2009, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Stephen Bush. Licensed by Copyright Agency

Weekdays 3pm

Duration 10 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free