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Lecture: The beauty of Islamic calligraphy

By Heba Nayel Barakat

Image: A royal siyah mashq, Iran, 19th century CE / 13th century AH (detail), Islamic. Photo © Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Saturday 27 August 2016, 12.45pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Workshop: Creative calligraphy BOOKED OUT

With Liwanna Chan

Image: Zhu Nan Calligraphy 18th century

Sunday 11 September 2016, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Family workshop: An introduction to Chinese calligraphy BOOKED OUT

School holiday activity for children aged 5-8

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Sydney students speak 2016

Explore different artworks around the Gallery each week

Image: Jennifer Min from Sydney Students Speak 2015 with Matthys Gerber’s Slavedriver 2003

Wednesdays 5.30pm
7-28 September 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Art and dementia: Beyond words

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Prince Sikandar Jah of Hyderabad c1780-1800 (detail)

Thursday 20 October 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Panel: Feminism, multiculturalism and art

How do artworks embody global politics in 2016?

Image: Azra Aghighi Bakhshyayeshi The 99 Names 2014, ink and oil painting, 200 × 200 cm. Photo © Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Indian dance and creative movement workshop

Celebrate the Festival of Light with classical dance en masse

Image: Aruna Gandhi

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Exhibition talks: Beyond words

Short talks by the curators

Wednesdays 5.30pm
26 October, 2 November 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Panel: Trance, repetition and spirituality

How does traditional calligraphy influence contemporary art?

Image: Hossein Valamanesh Middle path 2008 (detail) © Hossein Valamanesh

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Sydney Sufi Ensemble

Experience an emotional journey

Image: Sydney Sufi Ensemble

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Iranica Conference 2016

Mirrors of Iran: reflections in a transnational context

Image: Hossein Valamanesh Longing belonging 1997 © Hossein Valamanesh & Rick Martin

Saturday 3 December 2016, 12.30pm

Duration 4 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Drop in and make: Fancy fish, beautiful birds

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Eight-panel 'Munjado-chaekkori’ screen 19th century (detail)

Sundays 11am – 4pm
20 November, 4 December 2016

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Community access tour and workshop: Beyond words

For adults with specific needs

Image: Wang Zhen Nine years facing the wall late 1800s – early 1900s (detail)

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 11am
Wednesday 1 February 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Touch tour: Ink and brush

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Friday 24 February 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

ReCollection: Jain religious manuscript

Hear from conservator Sarah Bunn

Image: The levels of Hell early 19th century, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 9 March 2017, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

一对一 (One on one) talks

Discover Chinese art through the eyes of young people

Image: Lindy Lee Cosmos – a life of fire 2014, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Lindy Lee. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesday 26 April, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Film series: Asian new waves

Films from China, Taiwan and Iran

Image: Still from The white balloon

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
8 February – 28 May 2017

Location: Domain Theatre
Free