Scheduled events

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

  • The spread of Buddhist art lecture series

    Discover the artistic expressions of Buddhism

    Wednesdays, 12pm
    1-29 July, 5 August 2015

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Nepal Padmapani c13th century (detail)

  • Kids activity and book signing: Alphabetical Sydney

    Celebrate National Bookshop Day at the Gallery Shop

    Saturday 8 August 2015, 2pm

    Free

    Gallery Shop | Duration 45 minutes | Free

    Image: Alphabetical Sydney

  • Artist talk and book signing: Tom Carment

    Celebrate National Bookshop Day at the Gallery Shop

    Saturday 8 August 2015, 3pm

    Free

    Gallery Shop | Duration 45 minutes | Free

    Image: Tom Carment Self-portrait at 60 (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

  • Talk and book launch: Anthony Bond

    The idea of art

    Friday 14 August 2015, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Anthony Bond

  • Armchair travel: Mountains and monasteries

    With Judy Tenzing

    Saturday 15 August 2015, 10am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Saddhus at Kathmandu Durbar Square ® Markus Koljonen via Wikimedia Commons

  • Electrify and startle: Julia Margaret Cameron

    Lecture by Marta Weiss, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    Saturday 15 August 2015, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: Julia Margaret Cameron Annie 1864 (detail), Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Symposium: Preservation of digital prints and contemporary colour photographs

    With Martin Jürgens

    Monday 17 August 2015, 9am
    Registration from 8.45am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 8 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Art and architecture talk: Barbara Flynn

    Hear from Sydney’s public art curator

    Wednesday 19 August 2015, 6.30pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Barbara Flynn

  • Book talk: Steven Miller

    Awakening: four lives in art

    Thursday 20 August 2015, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Dora Ohlfsen The awakening of Australian art 1907 (detail)

  • Workshop: Preservation of digital prints and contemporary colour photographs

    With Martin Jürgens

    17-20 August 2015, 9am - 5.30pm
    21 August 2015, 9am - 12.30pm
    Registration from 8.24am Monday

    Charges apply

  • Art and architecture talk: Inspirations

    With Miriam Green and Andrew Burns

    Wednesday 21 October 2015, 6.30pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Australia House, Japan. Photo: Brett Boardman

  • Private access: Australia

    The hidden gems of Australian private art collections

    Wednesday 28 October 2016, 6.30pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Lyon Housemuseum. Photo Dianna Snape, courtesy Skadi Heckmueller

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2015

    Meet the masters: highlights from the Scottish National Gallery

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
    28 January - 12 November 2015
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Sir Henry Raeburn Reverend Robert Walker (1755–1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch about 1795 (detail) oil on canvas, 76.2 × 63.5 cm, National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

  • For god's sake III: oriental enlightenment

    A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Julian Droogan

    Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
    31 July - 14 November 2015
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Tim Johnson Phoenix Embroidery 2009 (detail) synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 26 × 36 cm © Tim Johnson. Courtesy the artist and DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney

  • Coffee afternoon: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

    For members and guests

    Archibald: 28 July, 1, 4 August 2015, 1pm
    Wynne and Sulman: 8 August 2015, 1pm

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Filippa Buttitta Judy Cassab ‒ portrait of an artist (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: What are you looking at?

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 30 August 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: William Dobell Margaret Olley 1948 (detail)

  • Exhibition talks: Rosemary Laing

    Explore the content and context of Laing's photographs

    Wednesday 5.30pm
    12 August, 9 September 2015

    Free

    Photography gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Rosemary Laing greenwork TL #8 1995, type C photograph, 100 × 100 cm, anonymous gift 2004 © Rosemary Laing

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Matisse and the moderns

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 27 September 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Henri Matisse The knife thrower 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Exhibition talks: Julia Margaret Cameron

    Short talks by experts

    Wednesdays 7.15pm
    7-21 October 2015

    Free with exhibition entry

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Julia Margaret Cameron Vivien and Merlin from 'Illustrations to Tennyson’s Idylls of the King’ 1874 (detail), Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Conversations about art

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 25 October 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: The power of great art

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 29 November 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Paul Cézanne Banks of the Marne c1888 (detail)