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Art and dementia: Jeffrey Smart

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

Image: Jeffrey Smart Playground at Mondragone 1998 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Jeffrey Smart

Thursday 20 June 2019, 11am

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

ReCollection: Andrew Hazewinkle

Hear from poet Marianne Boruch

Image: Andrew Hazewinkle Part 2, Withness: A Haunting from The Ongoing Remains (3 parts) 2019. Art Gallery of NSW

Thursday 20 June 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Make Music Day pop-up concert

With the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Friday 21 June 2019, 1pm

Duration 20 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Performance lecture and film screening: From site to place

In association with UNSW Galleries

Image: Still from Silica

Sunday 23 June 2019, 2pm

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Directors in conversation

Thelma Golden and Michael Brand

Image: Thelma Golden. Photo by Julie Skarratt.

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 5.30pm

Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Nicolo dell'Abate

Hear from art history academic Tim McCall

Image: Nicolò dell’Abate Portrait of a gentleman with a falcon circa 1548-circa 1550 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation Purchase 1991.

Thursday 27 June 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

FOMArt: June 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 29 June 2019, 12.30- 4pm

Free

Drop in and make: ANZ customer weekend

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Maya Butler de Castro, age 8, Grandma’s garden (detail), Young Archie 2019 finalist, 5-8 year olds

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2019
10am-4pm

Duration 6 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan tour: Every portrait tells a story

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Kate Matairavula

Sunday 30 June 2019, 1.30pm

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

Duchamp’s playground

Co-presented with Concrete Playground

Image: Carlo Ritchie in The essential Duchamp exhibition at AGNSW 2019. Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW

Wednesday's 19, 26 June & 3 July 2019, 6-8pm*

*Please note that the start time on June 26 will be 7pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Drop in and draw: July 2019

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 6 July 2019, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Celebrity talk: Thomas Mayor on the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together.

Image: Thomas Mayor

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Children's access workshop: Face time

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

Image: Scarlett Li My mum and me (detail) Young Archie 2019 finalist

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 11am

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

Contemporary art express tour: The National 2019

A half-hour introduction to the exhibition

Wednesdays 6pm
3 April – 17 July 2019

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia: Walking with gods

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

Image: Unknown artist, Tibet Kalachakra and Vishvamata 14th century (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 18 July 2019, 11am

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

Drop in and make: Face time

Free artmaking activity for families

Monday to Friday 15-19 July 2019
Sunday 21 July
11am-3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Contemporary art guided tour: The National 2019

A one-hour introduction to the exhibition

Daily 1pm
29 March - 21 July 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
includes The National 2019 (29 March – 21 July)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

FOMArt: July 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 27 July 2019, 12.30- 4pm

Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes
Free

Auslan tour: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sunday 28 July 2019, 1.30pm

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

Access workshop: About face

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Wednesday 14 August 2019, 11am

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

Art and dementia: In one drop of water

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

Thursday 15 August 2019, 11am

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

Stripping the armour

Uncovering visual culture in the Medici court

Image: Agnolo Bronzino Cosimo I de’Medici in armour 1540s (detail)

Saturday 31 August 2019, 10am

Duration 6 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

FOMArt: August 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 31 August 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Film series: Merrily we go to hell

Celebrating women in cinema

Image: Still from Daisies

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
Various Saturdays 1.30pm
26 June - 1 September 2019

Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings recommended

Sydney Asian Art Series 2019

Art and urban culture

Image: Isfahan, Chehel Sotun (Forty Pillar) Palace, detail of the mural in the audience hall, Feasting reception hosted by Shah Abbas the Great, mid-17th century. Photo © Sussan Babaie

Various dates and times
28 March – 26 October 2019
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Free, bookings recommended

Wednesdays 11, 18 & 25 September 2019, 6.30-7pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

FOMArt: September 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 28 September 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Living archive study sessions

Join our monthly study groups for your chance to go behind the scenes of Kaldor Public Art Projects.

Image: Ellen Waugh with coloured slides from Kaldor Public Art Project 1: Christo & Jeanne Claude, Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968–69.
Photo: Michael Waite.

Thursday 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December 2019, 16 January, 13 February 2020, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Study room
Free, bookings required

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

International Curators’ Panel: Making art public

Three visionary curators explore the impact of public art in a changing global context

Image: Jessica Morgan

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
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
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 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
includes The National 2019 (3 April – 17 July)

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

Sydney Asian Art Series 2017

Beyond the studio: contexts for Asian art

Image: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar signed by Mubarak Mirza, b Mahmud, Iran, mid 19th century, private collection

9 March – 19 October 2017
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required