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Armchair travel: Eternal Design – contemporary Japanese art and architecture BOOKED OUT

With Kathryn Hunyor

Image: Yayoi Kusama Yellow Pumpkin 1994 Naoshima Island, Japan. Photo: Gunta Podina / Alamy Stock Photo.

Saturday 24 August 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Art for starters: An introduction to European art history BOOKED OUT

With Lorraine Kypiotis

Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur! 1891 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales collection

Saturdays 6, 13, 20 July and 10, 17, 24 August 2019, 2pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Stripping the armour BOOKED OUT

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

Queens of antiquity BOOKED OUT

Powerful women of the ancient world

Image: Sir Edward John Poynter The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon 1890 (detail)

Fridays 30 August and 6 September 2019, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Nora Heysen: artistic pioneer BOOKED OUT

A special in-conversation

Image: Nora Heysen Self portrait 1932 (detail) Gift of Howard Hinton 1932 © Lou Klepac

Wednesday 18 September 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Invoking the divine

Figures in Asian art

Image: Padmapani circa 13th century (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales. Purchased with funds from the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation, the Art Gallery Society of NSW Collection Circle, the Asian Benefactors’ Fund and with the assistance of Sam & Sue Chisholm, Neilson Foundation, Geoff & Vicki Ainsworth, Maurice Cashmere, Clitheroe Foundation, Rowena Danziger AM & Ken Coles AM, Sandra Forbes & Robert Farrar, Brian France AM & Philippa France, Roslyn & Alex Hunyor, Ann & Warwick Johnson, Mary Eugene Tancred, Ray Wilson OAM in memory of James Agapitos OAM 2010.

Saturdays 7, 14, 21 September 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Iran and Israel: art, culture and politics

With Christopher Allen and Jane Hutcheon

Image: Old town of Jaffa and Tel Aviv city, Israel

Saturday 26 October 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2019

Being human: The figure in art

Image: Charles Meere Australian beach pattern 1940 (detail) © Charles Meere Estate/Copyright Agency 2018

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
30 January – 14 November 2019
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The art of architecture: Directions in gallery design

With Anthony Burke

Image: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA. Photo: Anders Toft / Pixabay

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
11 October to 30 November 2019
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply