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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

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Japanese Film Festival Classics program 2019

Grief and vengeance: otherworldy tales

Image: Black cat mansion © Kokusai Hoei Co, Ltd

2—23 October 2019
See listing for details

Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings recommended

In conversation: Takashi Murakami

Artist Takashi Murakami in conversation with Justin Paton

Image: Takashi Murakami Photo by Takuo Arai

Friday 1 November 2019, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Free viewing for members

Japan supernatural

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi The enlightenment of Jigoku-dayū [Hell courtesan] (Jigoku-dayū godō no zu) from the series New forms of thirty-six ghosts (Shingata sanjūrokkaisen) 1890 (detail) woodblock print; ink and colour on paper 37.2 × 25.1 cm Minneapolis Institute of Art. The Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, gifts of various donors, by exchange, and gift of Edmond Freis in memory of his parents, Rose and Leon Freis 2017.106.235 Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Sunday 3 November 2019, 9am

Duration 8 hours
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Artist talk: Fuyuko Matsui

Yumi Stynes in conversation with Fuyuko Matsui at Art After Hours

Image: Fuyuko Matsui Regeneration of a breached thought 2012 (detail),
single-channel projection; 2:58 min (still) © Rolex (Japan) Limited.
Photo: courtesy the artist

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Celebrity Talk: Shonen Knife

Yumi Stynes chats with Japanese alternative rock band Shonen Knife

Image: Shonen Knife by Stephen Booth

Wednesday 6 Nov, 7.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Shonen Knife

Japan’s evergreen sugar-coated punk powerpopsters perform at the Gallery

Image: Shonen Knife.

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 8.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

End of year celebration BOOKED OUT

Japan Supernatural

Image: photo by Belinda Rolland

Sunday 24 November 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Retro horror radio: live ghost story readings

Stories from the spirit realm

Image: Yuki Onna (Woman of the Snow) (1988) © Hideshi Hino.

Wednesday 27 November, 6.30pm.

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Noriko Tadano

Award-winning, virtuoso master of Japanese shamisen

Image: Noriko Tadano

Wednesday 27 Nov 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Phenomenal beings: spirits in Japanese art and culture

Lecture series in association with Japan supernatural

The Art Gallery of NSW is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level. Participating in individual sessions in the Phenomenal beings: spirits in Japanese art and culture lecture series will contribute 2 hours of QTC addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Accreditation in NSW.

Image: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) The actor Bandō Hikosaburō IV as Orikoshi Masatomo© attacked by the ghost of Asakura Tōgo played by Ichikawa Kodanji IV 1851 (detail) woodblock print; ink and colour on paper, triptych 35.8 × 76.5 cm Art Gallery New South Wales, Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2018

Saturdays 2 to 30 November 2019, 2pm

Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

FOMArt: Reel deal

With film curator Kate Jinx

Image: Film still from Celia

Sunday 1 December 2019, 4pm
Following the screening of film at 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Yōkai origami workshop

Presented by the Youth Collective

Image: Yokai origami, Midori Furze

Wednesday 11 December, 6.00pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Artist talk: Kentaro Yoshida

Kentaro Yoshida in conversation with Yumi Stynes

Image: Kentaro Yoshida. Photo by Yusuke Oba.

Wednesday 11 December 2019, 6.30pm - 7pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: The Cope Street Parade

Kiss 2019 goodbye as the Parade does love songs like no other

Image: The Cope Street Parade

Wednesday 11 December, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Morgana Osaki

A fusion of experimental pop and classical harp

Image: Morgana Osaki by Lazy Bones Photography

Wednesdays 7.30pm
8,15 January 2020

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court

Introducing three centuries of Japanese art

Summer school course with the National Art School

Minamoto no Yorimitsu preparing to kill the Earth spider (Minamoto raikō tsuchigumo o kiru zu) (detail) from the series New forms of thirty-six ghosts (Shingata sanjūrokkaisen) 1892. Art Gallery New South Wales, Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2019. Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW

Monday 13 – Friday 17 January 2020, 9am - 12pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Children's Access workshop: Japan supernatural

Free artmaking activity for children with specific needs and their families and carers

Wednesday 22 January 2020, 11am

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

Talk series: Supernatural pop

Explore the supernatural in Japanese pop culture with Adam Liaw

Image: Adam Liaw

Wednesdays 8, 15 and 22 January 2019, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Workshops: making the supernatural

Get hands on with popular Japanese art forms

Image: Emerald King as Lady Rokujo – Asakiyumemshi. Image by Rachel Lewis

Wednesdays 8, 15 and 22 January 2020, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Function space
Free

Drop in and make: Magical shapeshifters

Free artmaking activity for families

Photo by Fiora Sacco

Mondays - Fridays 6-24 January 2020
11am-3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Night parade of one hundred goblins BOOKED OUT

A world premiere production for Sydney Festival

Photograph: Geoff Magee. Design: Brodie Kals

16-18, 23-25 January 2020
7.45pm & 9.15pm
Gallery doors open 30 mins before performance begins (bar available)

The performance takes place in the Gallery’s entrance court and inside the Japan supernatural exhibition, with time included to explore the exhibition once the performance has ended

Complete lockout - latecomers will not be admitted

Recommended for ages 8+

Duration 1 hour, 20 minutes
Charges apply

Film series: Dark arts

In association with Japan supernatural

Image: Still from Céline and Julie go boating

6 November - 15 December 2019
8 January - 2 February 2020
See listing for details

Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings recommended

Audio description tour: Japan supernatural

For visitors who are blind or have low vision

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 6pm

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

Studio Ghibli summer festival BOOKED OUT

In association with Japan supernatural

Image: Still from Spirited away. Courtesy Madman Entertainment.

Saturdays 2pm
11 January - 8 February 2020

Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Yōkai origami workshop

Presented by the Youth Collective

Origami workshop with Midori Furze

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Supernatural stories with Improv Theatre Sydney

Presented by the Youth Collective

Improv Theatre Sydney

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Japanese-language guided tour: Japan supernatural

日本語ガイドツアー ジャパン スーパーナチュラル

Image: Katsushika Hokusai The mansion of plates (Sarayashiki) from the series One hundred ghost stories (Hyaku monogatari c1831–32 (detail), Minneapolis Institute of Art. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Saturdays 11am
2 November 2019 - 29 February 2020

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Taking tea: the art of Chado BOOKED OUT

Experience an intimate Japanese tea ceremony

Image: Photo by Diana Panuccio, Art Gallery NSW 2018

Saturdays 15 & 22 February 2020, 2pm & 3pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk

Auslan tour: Japan supernatural

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi The lucky tea kettle of Morin Temple (Morinji no bunbuku chagama) from the series New forms of thirty-six ghosts (Shingata sanjūrokkaisen) 1892 (detail), woodblock print; ink and colour on paper, 36 × 25 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Asian Art Benefactors Melbourne visit 2018
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Sunday 23 February 2020, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Coffee Tour: Japan Supernatural BOOKED OUT

For members and guests

Image: Utagawa Kunisada(Toyokuni III) Nakamura Utaemon IV as the ghost of Iga Shikibunojō Mitsumune with Iga no Kotarō Asayuki 1852 (detail) woodblock print; ink and colour on paper 35.5 × 23.5 cm Art Gallery of New South Wales, Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2019

Tuesdays 12 November and 3 December 2019 and 25 February 2020, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Art and dementia: Japan supernatural

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia and their care partners

Thursday 27 February 2020, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Access workshop: Japan supernatural

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 11am

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

Becoming yōkai: images and folktales of ubume

With professor Manami Yasui

Image: Ubume (detail) from the Illustrated book of monsters (Kaibutsu ehon) 1881. The collection of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Japan.

Wednesday 4 March, 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium

Guided tour: Japan supernatural

An introduction to highlights in the exhibition

Image: Katsushika Hokusai The mansion of plates (Sarayashiki) from the series One hundred ghost stories (Hyaku monogatari c1831–32 (detail), Minneapolis Institute of Art. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Daily 11.30am, 2pm
2 November 2019 – 6 March 2020
Wednesdays 7.15pm
Except 18 December, 1 January
Gallery closed 25 December

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2020, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Drop in and make: Magical shapeshifters

Free artmaking activity in the Cafe

Photo by Fiora Sacco

Saturday 7 March 2020, 6–8pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Cafe
Free

Spirited sounds by Morgana Osaki

A fusion of experimental pop in the cafe

Image: Morgana Osaki by Lazy Bones Photography

Sunday 8 March 2020, 5–8pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Cafe
Free

Drop-in yōkai origami workshop

Get arty in the cafe with fiendish folding

Image: Yokai origami, Midori Furze

Friday 6 March 2020, 6–8pm
Sunday 8 March 2020, 5–7pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Cafe
Free

Japanese Decorative Arts

Exquisite lacquerware, ceramics and fabrics

Image: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 – 1868 Furisode uchikake (long-sleeve overcoat) with design of plum and cherry blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums and wisteria on red figured silk satin ('rinzu’) 19th century Art Gallery of New South Wales. Asian Collection Benefactors’ Fund 2014.

Fridays 28 February to 13 March 2020, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply