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

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

Special lecture: George W Lambert’s 'The Mask'

With Dr Anna Gray

Image: George Lambert recto: Sketch for 'The mask’ verso: unfinished male portrait circa 1911 (detail)

Wednesday 28 November 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Special event: The art of Tuckson

Lunch and book launch

Image: photo by Christopher Snee

Friday 30 November 2018, 12.15pm

Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Function space
Charges apply

Oceanic Art Society Forum

Aboriginal and Pacific art: collections and artists, then and now

Image: Kapriman people, Blackwater River, Papua New Guinea Gable mask from ceremonial house façade mid-1900s (detail) © Kapriman people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Friday 1 February and Saturday 2 February 2019

Oceanic Art Society Forum: free Sunday events

Image: Kapriman people, Blackwater River, Papua New Guinea Gable mask from ceremonial house façade mid-1900s (detail) © Kapriman people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Sunday 3 Feb 2019, 11am – 4pm

Free

Yuṯa Baman’puy Dhäwu: a new old story

A lecture on the expeditions to Ahnem Land

Image: Mundukul, father of the artist Noŋgirriŋa Marawili, at Gaṉdiwuy July 1935. Image from The Mulka Project archives and courtesy of The Thomson Family.

Saturday 16 February 2019, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

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

Performance: Spoken word inspired by William Kentridge

Hear Front Up Artist, Jessie Bisset, respond to artworks in the exhibition

Image: Jessie Bisset

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 7.15pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talks: Tony Tuckson

Short talks by experts

Image: Tony Tuckson White lines (vertical) on ultramarine 1970-73 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of the artist. Licensed by Copyright Agency

Wednesday 23 January, 5.30pm
Wednesday 30 January, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes

Focus talks: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili: from my heart and mind

Learn more about one of Australia’s most significant painters

Image: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili Baratjala 2018 (detail), natural pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper, 61.0 × 41.0 cm, Wendy Barron Bequest Fund 2018, 107.2018

Saturdays 2, 9 February 2019, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Modern gallery
Free

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