Scheduled events

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

  • Book talk: Steven Miller

    Awakening: four lives in art

    Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

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

  • Gandhi Jayanti

    A special event honouring Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday

    Wednesday 30 September 2015, 6pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Gandhi bust, Library Lawn, UNSW Australia

  • Armchair travel: The road to Santiago

    With Brian Ladd

    Saturday 17 October 2015, 10.30am

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

    Image: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • Country and identity: Aboriginal art across the ages

    A Learning Curve lecture series

    Saturdays 10.30am
    19 September, 10 & 17 October 2015

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Banduk Marika Minyapa Ga Dhanggatiyanga – Bremer Island Story 1989 (detail) © Banduk Marika. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • The genius of Egypt

    With Christopher Hartney

    Saturdays 2pm
    19 September, 10 & 17 October 2015

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

    Image: Joseph Mallord William Turner The fifth plague of Egypt from Liber Studiorum 1808 (detail)

  • 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

  • Introducing The Greats

    Lecture by Michael Clarke CBE, director of the Scottish National Gallery

    Saturday 24 October 2015, 2pm

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Claude Monet Poplars on the river Epte 1891 (detail), oil on canvas, 81.80 × 81.30 cm, National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

  • 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

  • Members talk: Janet Hawley and Wendy Whiteley

    Share the magic of the secret garden

    Thursday 12 November 2015, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Wendy Whiteley’s garden, Lavender Bay

  • 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

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2015 highlights

    The best from Meet the masters: highlights from the Scottish National Gallery

    Saturdays 2pm
    31 October - 14 November 2015

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: John Singer Sargent Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865-1932) (detail), oil on canvas, 127 × 101 cm. National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland.

  • Armchair travel: From the Danube to Dalmatia

    With Liz Gibson

    Saturday 5 December 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Rathaus, Vienna

  • 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 and workshop: Matisse and the moderns

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors of all ages

    Sunday 27 September 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free

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

  • New voices art talks

    Hear from young art enthusiasts

    Mondays and Fridays, 11.30am
    21, 25 & 28 September, 2 October 2015

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Background shows detail of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala Ngak Ngak and the ruined city 1998 © Estate Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, courtesy of Alcaston Gallery

  • 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)