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

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

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

Armchair Travel: Treasures of the Emerald Isle

With Kenneth Park

Image: Blarney House, County Cork, Ireland, seen from Blarney Castle.

Saturday 27 October 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Talk and tour: 'What’s new in Contemporary Art'

With Gitte Weise

Image: Michael Parekowhai The English Channel 2015 (detail)

Saturday 3 November 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Australian classics

With Susannah Fullerton

Image: Frank Mahony Rounding up a straggler 1889 (detail)

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
5 October - 10 November 2018
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
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 2018
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Russia: collectors, art and music of the early 20th century

The emergence of the Russian avant-garde

Image: The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Saturdays 20 October, 3 and 24 November 2018, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

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

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

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

Exhibition talks: John Russell

Short talks by experts

Image: John Russell In the morning, Alpes Maritimes from Antibes 1890–91 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra,

Wednesdays 5.30pm
19 September -10 October 2018

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free with exhibition entry

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

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

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

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

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