Scheduled events

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

  • Armchair travel: Another bite of the Big Apple

    With Jonathan Biggins

    Saturday 23 May 2015, 10am

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

    Image: New York

  • Point, click, chat

    With Fenella Kernebone

    Wednesdays 7pm
    13, 20 & 27 May 2015

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Fenella Kernebone

  • China: art deco to art now

    With Claudia Chan Shaw

    Saturday 30 May 2015, 11.30am

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

  • Women in art lecture series

    The struggle and success of women in Australian arts

    Saturdays, 9-30 May 2015, 2pm

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

    Image: Thea Proctor Women with fans 1930 © AGNSW

  • Artists talks: The photographer’s eye

    Hear the stories behind the photographs

    Saturdays, 9 - 30 May 2015
    See listing for details
    16 May is Auslan interpreted
    2 May has been rescheduled

    Free with exhibition entry

    Major exhibition gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Patrick Pound with Rowan McNaught The compound lens project 2014-15 © Patrick Pound and Rowan McNaught

  • Armchair travel: Treasures of ancient Persia

    With John Tidmarsh

    Saturday 6 June 2015, 10am

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

    Image: Masjede Jameh (Friday Mosque), Yazd, Iran

  • Curatorial walkthrough: The photograph and Australia

    Hear from the exhibition curator

    Saturday 6 June 2015, 2pm

    Free with exhibition entry

    Major exhibition gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Charles Bayliss Group of local Aboriginal people, Chowilla Station, Lower Murray River, South Australia (detail) from the album New South Wales Royal Commission: Conservation of water. Views of scenery on the Darling and Lower Murray during the flood of 1886 1886, albumen photograph, 23.6 × 29.5 cm, purchased 1984.

  • Unwrapping art: the basics

    With Jonathan Cooper

    Saturdays 2pm
    16-30 May, 6 June 2015

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • The politics and persuasions of colour in art

    A conversation about colour

    Sunday 7 June 2015, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: Robert Klippel No. 1043 from Nos. 1037-1126 Eighty-seven small polychromed tin sculptures 1995 © Robert Klippel Estate

  • The sound of war

    Music during World War I and II

    Thursday 11 & 18 June 2015, 10am

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

    Credit: Canada, Department of National Defence/Library and Archives.

  • Exhibition talk: Go East

    Hear from curators and experts

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    3, 24 June, 8 July 2015

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Zhang Huan Family Tree 2000 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

  • Celebrity talk: Quiet riot

    A series exploring art, protest and change

    Wednesdays 6.30pm
    3 June - 15 July 2015

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Ben Quilty

  • O, to be in England

    Discover the England of English literature with Susannah Fullerton

    Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am
    6 March - 18 July 2015
    See listing for details

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: John Constable View of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds c1822 (detail)
    oil on canvas, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Bridgeman Images

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Point, click, chat

    With Fenella Kernebone

    Wednesdays 7pm
    13, 20 & 27 May 2015

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Fenella Kernebone

  • Artists talks: The photographer’s eye

    Hear the stories behind the photographs

    Saturdays, 9 - 30 May 2015
    See listing for details
    16 May is Auslan interpreted
    2 May has been rescheduled

    Free with exhibition entry

    Major exhibition gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Patrick Pound with Rowan McNaught The compound lens project 2014-15 © Patrick Pound and Rowan McNaught

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Loud

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 31 May 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Miwa Yanagi Yuka 2000 from the series My grandmothers © Miwa Yanagi

  • Curatorial walkthrough: The photograph and Australia

    Hear from the exhibition curator

    Saturday 6 June 2015, 2pm

    Free with exhibition entry

    Major exhibition gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Charles Bayliss Group of local Aboriginal people, Chowilla Station, Lower Murray River, South Australia (detail) from the album New South Wales Royal Commission: Conservation of water. Views of scenery on the Darling and Lower Murray during the flood of 1886 1886, albumen photograph, 23.6 × 29.5 cm, purchased 1984.

  • Exhibition talk: See you at the barricades

    Hear from the curator

    Wednesday 10 June 2015, 5.30pm

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Marco Fusinato Double infinitive 5 2009 (detail) © Marco Fusinato. Image courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

  • Exhibition talk: Loud!

    Are women loud enough?

    Wednesdays 10 & 17 June 2015
    5.30pm

    Free

    Photography gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Miwa Yanagi Yuka 2000 from the series My grandmothers, type C photograph, 160 × 160 cm, purchased with funds provided by Geoff Ainsworth AM 2014 © Miwa Yanagi

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Mad through the darkness

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 28 June 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Fred Leist The pigeon loft 1917 (detail)

  • Exhibition talk: Go East

    Hear from curators and experts

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    3, 24 June, 8 July 2015

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Zhang Huan Family Tree 2000 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

  • Exhibition talk: Seven artists from the John Kaldor Family Collection

    Hear from the curator

    Wednesday 15 July 2015, 5.30pm

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Wilhelm Sasnal Untitled 2009 (detail) John Kaldor Collection © Wilhelm Sasnal

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: The impact of colour

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 26 July 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Patrick Heron Big rumbold orange: December 1970 1970 (detail) © Patrick Heron, 1970/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • 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)

  • 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: Image: Henri Matisse The knife thrower 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse

  • 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)