Scheduled events

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

  • Street art walking tour: Redfern

    We'll take the Blak way home

    Sunday 19 April 2015, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • Collectors talks

    Why collect art?

    First Wednesday of the month, 6pm
    March, April, May 2015

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Photo by Prue Aja

  • Art of India lecture series

    Delve into India’s rich and captivating art history

    Wednesdays, 12pm
    8-29 April, 6-13 May 2015

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Todi Ragini late 1700s (detail) from North India, opaque watercolour with gold on paper. Bequest of Mr J Kitto 1986.

  • The influence of Van Gogh

    With writer and critic Lesley Chamberlain

    Thursday 14 May 2015, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Vincent van Gogh Self portrait with hat 1887–88 (detail), Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands

  • Armchair travel: Islands of Hesperia

    With Christopher Allen

    Saturday 16 May 2015, 10am

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

  • Gallipoli Gelibolu symposium

    Marking the centenary of the Allied landing at Gallipoli

    Friday 22 May 2015, 9am

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 4 hours | Free

    Image: George W Lambert Cartoon for 'The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek’ 1920 (detail)

  • 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

  • Artists talks: The photographer’s eye

    Hear the stories behind the photographs

    Saturdays, 2pm
    2 - 30 May 2015
    16 May is Auslan interpreted

    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

  • Women in art lecture series

    The struggle and success of women in Australian arts

    Saturday 9-30 May 2015, 2pm

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

    Image: Thea Proctor Women with fans 1930 © AGNSW

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Coffee tour: The photograph and Australia

    Rediscover the sense of wonder a photo can induce

    Saturday 18, Thursday 23 April 2015, 10.30am

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Stories behind the works

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 26 April 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Basile Lemeunier Portrait of Édouard Detaille 1891 (detail)

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: The photograph and Australia

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Saturday 16 May 2015, 1pm

    Free with exhibition entry

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: David Moore Migrants arriving in Sydney 1966 (detail), gelatin silver photograph, 30.2 × 43.5 cm, gift of the artist 1997 © Lisa, Karen, Michael and Matthew Moore

  • Skin exhibition tour and talk

    Visit Studio W and hear from the artists

    Tuesday 19 May 2015, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Siena White Skin 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist

  • 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, 2pm
    2 - 30 May 2015
    16 May is Auslan interpreted

    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, printed 2007 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)