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In conversation: Isobel Parker Philip and Amrita Hepi

Following Amrita Hepi's performance

Image: Amrita Hepi. Photo by Nikki To.

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Arthur Streeton

Hear from historian and Createability intern Naomi Malone

Image: Arthur Streeton Fire’s on 1891 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 25 April 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
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, 12.30- 4pm

Free

Free viewing for members

The essential Duchamp

Image: Marcel Duchamp Bicycle wheel 1964 (replica of 1913 original) Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Galleria Schwarz d’Arte, Milan, 1964-175-1 © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2019

Sunday 28 April 2019, 9am

Duration 8 hours
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Auslan tour: The National 2019

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Rushdi Anwar, Irhal (expel), hope and the sorrow of displacement (detail), 2013, School of Art Gallery, RMIT University, courtesy and © the artist
Photo: Keelan O’Hehir

Sunday 28 April 2019, 1.30pm

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

ReCollection: Leon Kossoff

Hear from artist Joe Frost

Image: Leon Kossoff From Cephalus and Aurora by Poussin no.3 1981 (detail) © Leon Kossoff

Thursday 2 May 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Drop in and draw: May 2019

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Thursday 4 May 2019, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Lower level 2
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

Access workshop: Art as a visual language

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 11am

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

Celebrity talk: Artists and their alter egos

With Liam Benson, Shahmen Suku and Emma Maye Gibson, moderated by Yumi Stynes

Image: Yumi Stynes

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Lachy Hamilton

Image: Lachy Hamilton

Wednesday 1 & 8 May 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Giambattista Tiepolo

Hear from assistant curator Anne Gerard-Austin

Image: Giambattista Tiepolo, Saint Roch 1730-1735 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of J S Heron 1912

Thursday 9 May 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auslan tour: Archibald Prize 2019

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 7.15pm

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

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

Celebrity talks: Archibald Prize 2019

Hear from the prize winner and finalists

Image: Yvette Coppersmith

Wednesday 15 & 22 May, 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour, 40 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings recommended

Live music: The Morrisons

A unique blend of bluegrass, country, gospel and folk

Image: The Morrisons

Wednesday 15 & 22 May 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

FOMArt: May 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 25 May 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Auslan tour: understanding Duchamp

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Marcel Duchamp Bottlerack 1961 (replica of 1914 original) Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Jacqueline, Paul, and Peter Matisse in memory of their mother, Alexina Duchamp,1998-4-23. © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2018

Sunday 26 May 2019, 1.30pm

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

Audio-description tour: Jeffrey Smart

For visitors who are blind or have low vision

Image: Jeffrey Smart Truck and trailer approaching a city 1973 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Jeffrey Smart

Wednesday 2 May 2019, 1pm

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

Film screening: Sister Wendy's Grand Tour BOOKED OUT

Members-only viewing

Image: Sister Wendy Beckett during her visit to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham in 2004. Photo: John James/Mirrorpix

Saturday 13 April 2019, 1pm
Friday 31 May 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Drop in and draw: June 2019

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 1 June 219, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: 19th c Australian art
Free

Performance: 'The Tender'

By artist Amrita Hepi for The National 2019

Image: Amrita Hepi, The Tender (performance documentation) (detail), 2018–19, courtesy and © the artist

Sunday 31 March 2019, 3pm
Wednesday 24 April 2019, 6pm
Saturday 1 June 2019, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Access workshop: Portraits in silhouette

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Thursday 12 June 2019, 11am

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

Vivid Ideas

Presented in partnership with Vivid

Image: Meshel Laurie

Wednesday's 29 May and 5 & 12 June, 2019, 6.30-7pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Vivid Music

Presented in partnership with Vivid

Image: Andrew Bukenya

Wednesdays 29 May, 5 & 12 June 2019, 7.30-8.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
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

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

FOMArt: June 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 29 June 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
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

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

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, 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

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

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 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

Film screening: The good looker

A film about the life and work of Joy Hester

Image: The good looker

Sunday 5 May 2019, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

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