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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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Seniors Week tour: Tang

Discover treasures from the Silk Road

Image: Female figure 724 (detail), Xi’an Museum

Sunday 10 April 2016, 11.30am

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

Free viewing for members

Tang 唐: treasures from the Silk Road capital

Image: Female figure with zhuiji chignon 712-79 (detail), Xi’an Museum

Sunday 10 April 2016, 5.15pm
Monday 11 April 2016, 10am

Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Drop in and make: Silk Road treasures

Free artmaking activity for families

11am - 4 pm
Sunday 3, 17 April 2016
Monday-Friday 11-15, 18-22 April 2016

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Teacher salon: Tang

Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

Image: Gilded bronze incense burner with elephant-head vajira design c874, Famen Temple Museum

Wednesday 27 April 2016, 5pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings required

Buddhist art on China’s Silk Road

An exploration of Dunhuang cave temples with Venerable Dr Juewei

Image: Venerable Dr Juewei

Wednesday 4 May 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Tang culture and its influence

Hear from the experts

Image: Dragon c700s (detail), Shaanxi History Museum

Saturdays 2pm
16 & 30 April, 7 May 2016

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Creating a tea aesthetic in Tang Dynasty poetry

With visiting scholar Prof James A Benn

Image: Container in tortoise shape c800-74, Famen Temple Museum

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 12pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Calligraphy demonstration and workshop

With artist Franz Chi Lik Cheung

Image: Franz Chi Lik Cheung

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Tang cosmopolitanism

An interdisciplinary symposium

Image: Mural of females c710 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Saturday 14 May 2016, 9.30am

Duration 7 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Celebrity talk: Linda Jaivin

Take a look inside the ‘open house’ that was the Tang dynasty

Image: Linda Jaivan

Wednesday 18 May 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Coffee tour: Tang

Discover treasures from the Silk Road

Image: Man on horseback 706 (detail), Qianling Museum

Tuesday 17 & Saturday 21 May 2016, 1pm

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

VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin-language lecture 2016

2016年莫慶堯醫生VisAsia中文普通話講座

Image: Three-legged jar late 600s to mid 700s, Shaanxi History Museum

Sunday 22 May 2016, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Moving meditation

Meditation and tai chi introductory workshop

Image: Venerable Ru Yi

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Changning Chai

Discover the ancient sounds of the Tang dynasty

Image: Changning Chai

Wednesdays 7.30pm
4-25 May 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Panel: Art and experiential design BOOKED OUT

Hear about augmented-reality museum displays

Image: Pure Land: Augmented Reality Edition, Shanghai Biennale 2012-13. Image © Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE), CityU Hong Kong

Saturday 28 May 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Audio-description tour: Tang

For blind and vision-impaired visitors

Image: Horse 718 (detail), Zhaoling Museum

Wednesday 8 June 2016, 2pm

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

Exhibition talks: Tang

Hear from experts in the exhibition

Image: Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa) 700s (detail), Shaanxi History Museum

Wednesdays 5.30pm
1-22 June 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Free with exhibition entry

Tang in cheek with Benjamin Law

Personal stories from Chinese Australians

Image: Benjamin Law

Wednesdays, 6.30pm
1-22 June 2016

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Rainbow Chan

Sweet, dark and glitchy

Image: Rainbow Chan

Wednesdays 7.30pm
1-22 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Community access tour and workshop: Tang

For adults with specific needs

Image: Foreign warrior c648 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Wednesday 23 June 2016, 11am

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

Wu Man in concert BOOKED OUT

Immeasurable light: songs of the Silk Road

Image: Wu Man © Stephen Kahn

Saturday 2 July 2016, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Clay Club: inspired by Tang BOOKED OUT

School holiday activity for teenagers

Image: Tomb guardian 618–50s (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Korean-language guided tour: Tang

한국어 안내 투어: 당

Image: Camel rider and camel 742 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Wednesdays 11am
8 June - 6 July 2016

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

Guided tour: Tang

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Camel rider and camel 742 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Daily 12pm, 9 April – 10 July 2016
Wednesdays 7pm, 11 May – 6 July 2016

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

Cantonese-language guided tour: Tang

粵語導覽: 唐都遺珍

Image: Camel rider and camel 742 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Sundays 2pm
10 April - 10 July 2016

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

Mandarin-language guided tour: Tang

普通話導覽: 唐都遺珍

Image: Camel rider and camel 742 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Sundays 2pm
10 April - 10 July 2016

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