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Celebrity talk: Jonathan Jones

With Fenella Kernebone

Image: Jonathan Jones

Wednesday 26 Sep 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Ginger and the ghost

Image: Ginger and the ghost

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 6.30pm and 7.10pm
Wednesdays 19 and 26 September 2018, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Charles Blackman

Hear from assistant curator Hannah Hutchinson

Image: Charles Blackman Girl dreaming 1953 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales. Purchased 1978 © Charles Blackman. Licensed by Copyright Agency

Thursday 27 September 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Book launch and author reading: Hello, Australia!

Come celebrate the colours and creatures of Australia with children's author and illustrator Megan McKean

Image: Megan McKean

Saturday 29 September 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Gallery Shop
Free

FOMArt: September

Presented by the Youth Collective

Image: Shireen Taweel. Photograph: Jacquie Manning, courtesy of Parramatta Artist Studios.

Saturday 29 September 2018, 12- 3pm

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

Focus on ability international short film festival

Film makers focus on the ability of people with a disability

Film still from A Friend From Above 2018 © Mohamed Asif Hameed

Saturday 29 September 2018, 2pm
Sunday 30 September 2018, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

ReCollection: Anne Dangar

Hear from assistant curator Leanne Santoro

Image: Anne Dangar Plate c1934, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 4 October 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Young Members: Annual Spring social

Drinks on the rooftop of Darlinghurst's East Village Hotel

Image: East Village Hotel

Thursday 4 October 2018, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
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

William Kentridge in conversation

Hear from one of the most powerful voices in art

Image: William Kentridge

Friday 5 October 2018, 4.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Drop in and draw: October 2018

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 6 October 2018, 11am - 1pm

Duration 2 hours
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, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Make your own: Rangoli and diya

Free drop in workshop

Rangoli

Wednesday 3 & 10 Oct 2018, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Being bold: fearless women, fearless borders

Conversations on contemporary South Asian art

Image: Neha Kale. Photo by Laura Mangen.

Wednesdays 6.30pm
3 October 2018
10 October 2018

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Film screening: Guilty

The final 72 hours of Bali-9's Myuran Sukumaran

Image: Guilty

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

FOMArt: Casual chats at the Incubator

Presented by the Youth Collective

Photograph: Diego Esquivel

Friday 12 October 2018, 3- 3.45pm

Duration 45 minutes
Free, bookings recommended

Free viewing for members

Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

Sunday 14 October 2018, 5.15pm & 6.15pm
Monday 15 October 2018, 2pm & 3pm

Location: Major exhibition gallery
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

ReCollection: Del Kathryn Barton

Hear from artist Rosell Flatley

Image: Del Kathryn Barton come of things 2010, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Del Kathryn Barton. Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales Contempo Group 2010

Thursday 18 October 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: Spacemakers and roomshakers

For visitors who are blind or with low vision

Image: Ernesto Neto Just like drops in time,nothing 2002 (detail)
Purchased with assistance from Clayton Utz 2001 © Ernesto Neto

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

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

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

ReCollection: Nalini Malani

Hear from exhibition project officer Katy Preston

Installation view of Nalini Malani’s in search of vanished blood 2012 in the exhibition Fearless

Thursday 25 October 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

FOMArt: October

Presented by the Youth Collective

Photograph: Diego Esquivel

Saturday 27 October 2018, 1-4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Film screening: The silent eye

An innovative portrait of Cecil Taylor and Min Tanaka

Image: The silent eye

Sunday 28 October 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

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

Japanese Film Festival classics program 2018

Passion and obsession

Image: Manji © 1964 Kadokawa Pictures

3—31 October 2018
See listing for details

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Drop in and draw: November 2018

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 3 November 2018, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Grand Courts
Free

ReCollection: Sano di Pietro

Hear from art historian Adam Bushby

Image: Sano di Pietro Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome, John the Baptist, Bernardino and Bartholomew 1450-1481 (detail). Gift of John Fairfax and Sons Ltd. to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Sydney Morning Herald 1971.

Thursday 1 November 2018, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
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

ReCollection: Dayanita Singh

Hear from exhibition designer Belqis Youssofzay

Image: Dayanita Singh Suitcase museum 2017-18 at the Art Gallery of NSW © Dayanita Singh

Thursday 8 November, 2018

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and make: Ebb and flow

Free artmaking activity for families

11am-3.30pm
Sundays 4, 18 November 2018

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
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

Workshops: Modern makers

Take part in this free workshop

Wednesdays 14, 21 & 28 Nov 2018, 5.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Drop in and draw: December 2018

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 1 December 2018, 11am

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

Drop in and make: A European Christmas

Free artmaking activity for families

11am-3.30pm
Sundays 2, 16 December 2018

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
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

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

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

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Paul Signac Harbour at Marseilles 1907 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
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

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
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

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
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

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free