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Coming events

Coming lectures, symposia and exhibition talks from our what’s on calendar

1001 Nights: Magnificent Tales from the Near East BOOKED OUT

With Julian Droogan

Image: Persian School (16th century) Ms D-212 fol.285a Alexander Visits a Hermit, illustration to The Book of Alexander by Elias Nezami, 1191 c1550 (detail) Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg, Russia/Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
21 June to 3 August 2019
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Young Professionals: Meetup

Discover Jeffrey Smart

Image: photo by Penny Clay

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6pm

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

Panel: Biodesign, elixir of innovation

Can design create better health and wellbeing?

Image: Christopher Hammang

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Insights from neuroscience

Creativity, imagination and aesthetics

Image: David Alais

Wednesday 14 August 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Elizabeth I: Outcast to Virgin Queen

With Joyce Morgan

Image: William Segar The Ermine Portrait circa 1585 (detail) Hatfield House

Thursday 15 August 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Eternal Design – contemporary Japanese art and architecture

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

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

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

Free, bookings recommended

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

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

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

ReCollection: John Brack

Hear from art advisor and curator John Cruthers

Image: John Brack The breakfast table 1958 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales © Helen Brack

Thursday 18 July 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: Richard Tipping

Hear from the artist

Image: Richard Tipping Artwork 2012 2014 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales © Richard Tipping

Thursday 25 July 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

FOMArt: July 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Image: Malaika Green. Photo by wordinhand.

Saturday 27 July 2019, 12pm- 4.30pm

Free

Young Professionals: Meetup

Discover Jeffrey Smart

Image: photo by Penny Clay

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6pm

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

FOMArt: August 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Image: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran by Jacquie Manning.

Saturday 31 August 2019, 12.30 - 4pm

Free

FOMArt: September 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 28 September 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

Living archives 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

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