Scheduled events

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

  • Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton: Florence

    Take a journey with a classic books expert

    Thursday 9 October 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: Susannah Fullerton

  • Q & Art

    Visions for the Gallery

    Saturday 11 October 2014, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Curators tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

    The stories behind the collection

    Saturday 11 October 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Albrecht Dürer Melencolia I 1514 (detail), engraving, Art Gallery of NSW

  • Talk and book launch: Barry Pearce

    100 moments in Australian painting

    Friday 17 October 2014, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Sidney Nolan First-class marksman 1946 (detail) from cover of Barry Pearce’s 100 moments in Australian painting

  • Spotlight: Conserving works on paper

    Find out how conservators care for fragile, old works

    Sunday 19 October 2014, 12pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Michael Wolgemut or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff Pope Pius II and the Emperor Frederick III seated on one throne 1493 (detail)

  • Artwork of the month talk: October 2014

    Hendrick Goltzius’ ‘Pluto’ and ‘Prosperine’ (1588- 90)

    Sunday 19 October 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Hendrick Goltzius Pluto 1588-90 (detail)

  • Civilisation: creating new worlds

    A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Christopher Hartney

    Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am in 2014
    See listing for details

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Palaeolithic bulls and other animals crowd calcite walls at Lascaux (detail). Photograph by Sisse Brimberg, National Geographic. Getty Images.

  • Curatorial activism: toward an ethics of curating

    Lecture by Maura Reilly and filmed interview with Linda Nochlin

    Friday 24 October 2014, 6pm

    Free, bookings required

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

    Image: Maura Reilly. Photo: Tracey Moffat (detail)

  • Vive l’Empereur meets its maker

    Celebrating a new acquisition for the Gallery

    Monday 27 October 2014, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur 1891 (detail)

  • Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton: Dublin

    Take a journey with a classic books expert

    Thursday 30 October 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: istock

  • Lecture series: Pop to popism

    Hear from the experts

    Sundays, 10.30am
    12 October - 9 November 2014

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

    Image: Martin Sharp, Tim Lewis Still life: (Marilyn) 1973 (detail), synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 117 × 91.5 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1973 © Estate of Martin Sharp, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney; Tim Lewis

  • Special lecture: Love in India

    Jackie Menzies, emeritus curator Asian art

    Tuesday 11 November 2014, 1pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Unknown Todi Ragini late Mughal c1720-1857 (detail), North India

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2014

    Realism to surrealism: European art and culture 1848-1936

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
    29 January - 13 November 2014
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Paul Gauguin Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi) 1892 (detail), oil on burlap, 92.1 × 72.1 cm, The William S Paley Collection SPC14.1990. Photo: The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

  • Special lecture by Patrick McCaughey

    Strange country: why Australian painting matters

    Thursday 13 November 2014, 1pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Patrick McCaughey (cover detail). Courtesy Random house.

  • Colour theory

    Lecture series with David Briggs

    Saturday 8, 15, 29 November 2014, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Curators tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

    The stories behind the collection

    Saturday 11 October 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Albrecht Dürer Melencolia I 1514 (detail), engraving, Art Gallery of NSW

  • Spotlight: Conserving works on paper

    Find out how conservators care for fragile, old works

    Sunday 19 October 2014, 12pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Michael Wolgemut or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff Pope Pius II and the Emperor Frederick III seated on one throne 1493 (detail)

  • Artwork of the month talk: October 2014

    Hendrick Goltzius’ ‘Pluto’ and ‘Prosperine’ (1588- 90)

    Sunday 19 October 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Hendrick Goltzius Pluto 1588-90 (detail)

  • Curators tour: Conversations

    A walkthrough of our refreshed Asian galleries

    Wednesday 29 October 2014, 5.30pm

    Free

    Upper Asian gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Justin Paton

  • Exhibition talks: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

    Bite-sized talks that unpack the masterpieces

    Wednesdays 7.15pm
    1 - 29 October 2014

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Claude Mellan The veil of Saint Veronica (detail) 1649, engraving, Art Gallery of NSW

  • Artist talk: Reko Rennie

    Hear about his current installation

    Wednesday 5 November 2014, 5.30pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Reko Rennie No sleep till Dreamtime 2014 (detail), birch plywood, metallic textile foil, synthetic polymer, diamond dust, gold leaf. Courtesy of the artist and Blackartprojects

  • Artist talks: My trip

    Hear about their works and photographic practices

    Second Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm
    8 October & 12 November 2014

    Free

    20th & 21st c Australian art | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Jon Rhodes Rockhole wave 1987, printed 2000, gelatin sliver photograph, 21.7 × 31.9 cm. Gift of Henry Ergas 2009. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © AIATSIS

  • Coffee afternoon: Pop to popism

    For members and their guests

    Friday 14, Sunday 16, Thursday 20 November 2014,
    3pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Richard Larter The hairdresser 1969 (detail), collection of Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges © Richard Larter, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Sydney Painting Now tour and talk

    Visit Galerie pompom and MOP Projects

    Tuesday 25 November 2014, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Ron Adams Any colour you are (ten points) 2013. Courtesy Galerie pompom