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

Puglia and the art of assimilation

With Steven Miller

Image: Roman Amphitheatre in Lecce Puglia

Thursday 21 February 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Saturday 2 March 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Life and art with Louise Bourgeois

A discussion with Jerry Gorovoy, Bourgeois’ long-time studio assistant and curator Philip Larratt-Smith

Image: Louise Bourgeois and her assistant Jerry Gorovoy, in her Brooklyn studio preparing to make a mould for a sculpture in 1995.
Photo: Jean-François Jaussaud

Saturday 2 March 2019, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Young Professionals: Meetup

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Image: photo by Penelope Clay

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free, bookings required

Special lecture: William Morris - a remarkable man

With Susannah Fullerton

Image: William Morris. Photo GL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Saturday 9 March 2019, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Magnificence and surprise

An exploration of Russian Decorative Arts over 300 years

Image: Mikhail Perkhin Gatchina Palace Egg 1901 Walters Art Museum, acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

Sundays 24 February, 3 & 10 March 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Cyprus – crossroads of culture

With Christopher Allen

Image: The ancient city of Salamis

Saturday 16 March 2019, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

American travel afternoon

With Claudia Chan Shaw and Ron Ramsey

Image: Havana, Cuba.

Saturday 23 March 2019, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Lecture series: Art from Milingimbi

Hear from the exhibition curator and experts

Image: Binyinyuwuy Rain in the trees c1959 (detail) © Binyinyuwuy Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency, Sydney

Tuesdays 1pm
22 November - 6 December 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Ancient treasures: Objects of desire

With Iain Shearer

Image: Laocoön and His Sons 40-30 BCE (detail) Tarker / Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
1 March - 13 April 2019
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Given: Marcel Duchamp

The artist, his work and his legacy

Image: Matthew Affron

Saturday 27 April 2019, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Lecture series: Heaven, earth and humanity

Illuminating histories and mythologies in historical Chinese art

Image: Portrait of the Hongzhi Emperor hanging scroll Ming dynasty 1368–1644 (detail). The National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photos: © National Palace Museum, Taipei

Wednesdays 7.30pm
27 March, 3, 10, 17 April, 1 May 2019

Duration 1 hour
Charges apply

Where worlds collide

Australia’s epic story and the human history of the Kimberley

Image: photo by Grahame Walsh, courtesy of the Takarakka Archive

Friday 3 May 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The artist speaks: Lecture series

Inspirations from Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize finalists

Sundays 17, 24 March, 7, 14 April, 5 May 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
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

Does modern art still matter?

Short talks by artists

Mike Parr Towards a Black Monochrome 2018

Wednesdays 5.30pm
6-20 February 2019

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

ReCollection: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili

Hear from curator Cara Pinchbeck

Image: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili Baratjala 2018 (detail). Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2018

Thursday 21 February 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk

ReCollection: William Kentridge

Hear from opera and theatre director Constantine Costi

Image: William Kentridge I am not me, the horse is not mine 2008, installation view at Cockatoo Island for the 16th Biennale of Sydney © William Kentridge. Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; and Annandale Galleries, Sydney

Thursday 28 February 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: Yang Zhichao

Hear from paper conservator Sarah Bunn

Image: Yang Zhichao Chinese bible 2009, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Yang Zhichao

Thursday 7 March 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

ReCollection: Judy Watson

Hear from conservator Melissa Harvey

Thursday 14 March 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Coffee tour: Heaven and earth in Chinese art BOOKED OUT

Treasures from the National Palace Museum

Image: Ming dynasty 1368 – 1644 Portrait of the Hung-chih Emperor hanging scroll (detail); silk 386.6 × 188 cm National Palace Museum

Thursday 28 February & Tuesday 19 March 2019, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Exhibition talks: drawing is everything

Short talks by artists and experts

Image: Lucy O’Doherty

Wednesdays 5.30pm
6-20 March 2019

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

FOMArt: March 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 30 March 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

FOMArt: April 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 27 April 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

FOMArt: May 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 25 May 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free

FOMArt: June 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 29 June 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
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

FOMArt: October 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 26 October 2019, 1- 4pm

Duration 3 hours
Free