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A golden age in the making

Lectures exploring Dutch art, history and culture

Image: Ludolf Bakhuizen Warships in a heavy storm c1695 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Sundays 10.30am
5-19 November 2017

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Tall tales

Giants of 18th-21st century literature

Image: Henry Wallis Dr Johnson (1709–84) at Cave’s the Publisher 1854 (detail), oil on canvas, private collection / Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
18 August - 25 November 2017
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Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

World AIDS Day forum: Art, strength and resilience

Photographers discuss Sydney’s LGBTQI culture

Image: Robert Mapplethorpe Self-portrait 1985 from the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Panel: Performance and politics

With Christopher Lawrence, Jonathan Biggins and Geraldine Doogue

Lewis Morley Warren Mitchell and cast in 'The council of love’ by Oscar Panizza, Criterion Theatre, London 1970 (detail) © Lewis Morley/National Media Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Saturday 9 December 2017, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Biennale archive stories

Mami Kataoka, Judy Annear, Anthony Bond and Penelope Seidler discuss the Biennale of Sydney

Image: Penelope Seidler AM. Photo: Levon Baird

Wednesday 13 December 2017, 6pm

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

Lecture series: Masters of simplicity

Art historians speak about the art of the Dutch golden age

Image: Nicolaes Maes Girl at a window, known as ‘The daydreamer’ 1653–55 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Wednesdays 6pm
29 November - 13 December 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2018

The hidden language of art: symbol and allusion

Image: Francois Boucher The Rape of Europa c1732–34 (detail) oil on canvas, Wallace Collection, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
31 January - 15 November 2017
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Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply