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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

Queer Art After Hours 2019

A celebration of LGBTQI art and performance!

Wednesday 27 February 2018, 5-10pm

Free

ReCollection: William Kentridge

Hear from opera and theatre director Constantine Costi

Image: 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

Thursday 28 February 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Young Professionals: Meetup

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Image: photo by Penelope Clay

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free, bookings required

International Women’s Day: Women artists count

Miranda Carroll and Miranda Samuels in conversation

Image: Miranda Carroll.

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Wallace

Image: WALLACE.

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Yang Zhichao

Hear from paper conservator Sarah Bunn

Image: Yang Zhichao Chinese bible 2009, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Yang Zhichao

Thursday 7 March 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Access workshop: Brett Whiteley

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 11am

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

Live music: Leah Flanagan

Enjoy the sound of alternative soul

Image: Leah Flanagan

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Judy Watson

Hear from conservator Melissa Harvey

Thursday 14 March 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Inspired by tradition: a conversation on Chinese contemporary art

With Dr Mikala Tai and Yin Cao

Image: Mikala Tai.

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art Gallery Society Annual General Meeting

Membership, events and business

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Live Music: Nicholas Ng and Lulu Liu

Chinese classical and contemporary music

Image: Lulu Liu and Nicholas Ng 2018. Credit Gerrie Mifsud Photography.

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia: Chinese bible

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

Thursday 21 March 2019, 11am

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

Travel Draw winners announcement

For Gallery members

Wednesday 27 March 2019, 6.15pm

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

Being Chinese-Australian: hosted by Benjamin Law

With William Yang, Rainbow Chan and Debbie Lee

Image: William Yang.

Wednesday 27 March 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Rainbow Chan 陳雋然

Sweet, dark and glitchy

Image: Rainbow Chan

Wednesday 27 March 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

FOMArt: March 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 30 March 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

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

Audio-description tour: The National 2019

For visitors who are blind or with low vision

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 1pm
Saturday 13 April 2019, 1pm

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

Drop in and make: Contemporary creations

Free artmaking activity for families

Monday-Thursday 15-18 April 2019
11am-3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
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

FOMArt: April 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 27 April 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Film series: Neon gods

In association with the exhibition ’Heaven and earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei’

Image: Still from Yi Yi

Various Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
20 February - 5 May 2019
See listing for details

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Drop in and make: Ready, steady, go

Free artmaking activity for families

Sundays 5, 19 May 2019
11am-3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

FOMArt: May 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 25 May 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Drop in and make: Geometric constructions

Free artmaking activity for families

Sundays 2, 16 June 2019
11am-3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

FOMArt: June 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 29 June 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

FOMArt: July 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 27 July 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

FOMArt: August 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 31 August 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

FOMArt: September 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 28 September 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

FOMArt: October 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 26 October 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
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
Resumes 1 June 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

A one-hour introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Michael Parekowhai The English Channel 2015 (detail) © Michael Parekowhai

Daily 1pm
except 22 December - 3 February

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary express tour

A half-hour introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Michael Parekowhai The English Channel 2015 (detail) © Michael Parekowhai

Wednesdays 6pm

Duration 30 minutes
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, Saturdays 11am
except January, last 2 weeks of December, public holidays
First 2019 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, 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