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

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

Young Professionals: Meetup

Discover modern Australian art

Image credit: Penny Clay

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 6pm

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

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

In conversation: Jenny Saville

Image: Jenny Saville. Photo by A. Saville.

Saturday 14 September 2019, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
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

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

Light and dark: a little history of the negative

with photo-historian Geoffrey Batchen

Image: Geoffrey Batchen

Wednesday 9 October 2019, 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium

The listening panel

Part of The Big Anxiety 2019

Image: Lynne Malcolm

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

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

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: Kiki Smith

Hear from assistant curator Lisa Catt

Thursday 29 August 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

FOMArt: August 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Image: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran by Jacquie Manning.

Saturday 31 August 2019, 12.30 - 4pm

Free

Young Professionals: Meetup

Discover modern Australian art

Image credit: Penny Clay

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 6pm

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

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.

Thursdays 10.30am
12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December 2019
16 January, 13 February 2020

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Study room
Free, bookings required

In conversation: Tony Llewellyn-Jones

On the film 'Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh'

Image: Tony Llewellyn-Jones

Sunday October 13 2019, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Free

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