Scheduled events

  • Study morning: The Andes and the Incas

    With Christopher Carter

    Saturday 26 April 2014, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Incan theme

  • Afghanistan: gallery of empires

    Special lecture by Julian Droogan

    Friday 2 May 2014, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Julian Droogan

  • Biennale of Sydney forum

    The amorous procedure

    Saturday 3 May 2014, 10.30am

    Free, bookings recommended

    Domain Theatre | Duration 6 hours | Free, bookings recommended

  • Lecture: Performance in public institutions

    Stephanie Rosenthal, chief curator, Hayward Gallery

    Sunday 4 May 2014, 11am

    Free, bookings recommended

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings recommended

  • On paper?

    Book, paper and photographic materials symposium

    Wednesday 7 May 2014, 9am - 6pm
    Thursday 8 May 2014, 9am - 5pm
    Friday 9 May 2014, 9am - 4.45pm

    Charges apply

  • Artist talk: Khadim Ali

    Khadim Ali in conversation with Sher Ali

    Saturday 10 May 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Contemporary project space | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Khadim Ali Untitled 1 (from The haunted lotus series) 2013 (detail), Merino wool, cotton, 225 × 290 cm © the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

  • Armchair travel: Ethiopia

    The heart of civilisation

    Saturday 17 May 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Detail from Ethiopian icon showing Negus Lalibela by an unknown artist, 15th century, originally made in the Lalibela area of Ethiopia.

  • Spotlight: Collecting art for the people

    Justin Paton and Wayne Tunnicliffe in conversation with Richard Morecroft

    Sunday 18 May 2014, 12pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Nike Savvas Rally 2014 (detail)

  • Artwork of the Month talk: May 2014

    Pablo Picasso's Nude in a rocking chair (1956)

    Sunday 18 May 2014, 1.30pm

    Free

    Modern gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Pablo Picasso Nude in a rocking chair 1956

  • Chinese contemporary art: the past, present and future

    Lecture in Mandarin with English translation

    Tuesday 20 May 2014, 1pm

    Free, bookings required

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Zhang Xiaogang The boy who sticks out his tongue 2001

  • Armchair travel: Ancient civilisations of Anatolia

    Crossroads of culture

    Saturday 24 May 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Ephesus

  • Armchair travel: China

    An art revolution

    Saturday 31 May 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Street art by graffiti artist ROBBBB, Shanghai

  • Forum: Plumes and pearlshells

    Art of the New Guinea highlands

    Saturday 31 May 2014, 1pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 4 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Man wearing rimbu (ceremonial headdress), Mount Hagen Show, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

  • Sydney students speak

    Explore works from the 19th Biennale of Sydney

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    30 April - 4 June 2014

    Free

    Major exhibition gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Mircea Cantor Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 2012 (video still). Courtesy the artist; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; and Magazzino, Rome. Sound: Semantron of Putna Monastery

  • Sublime: the pleasure of the overwhelming

    Lecture series with Damien Freeman

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

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: WC Piguenit Kosciusko 1903 (detail)

  • Rhythms of nō: music, chant, dance

    Lecture and demonstration by Richard Emmert

    Sunday 29 June 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: Richard Emmert

  • Symposium: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    The rich and sophisticated culture of nō theatre

    Saturday 2 August 2014, 9.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 7 hours | Charges apply

  • Coffee lectures: Literary cities

    With Susannah Fullerton

    Thursdays 26 June - 7 August 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Vintage print of Princes Street Sir Walter Scott’s Monument and Princes Street Edinburgh, Scotland. Courtesy of iStock

  • Noh to now: traditions and counter-traditions in Japanese performance

    Lecture series

    Wednesdays 6 pm
    23 July and 6-27 August 2014

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • 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

  • Exhibition talks: Afghanistan

    Hear from archaeologists and museum experts

    Wednesdays 2-30 April 2014
    7.15pm

    Free with exhibition entry

    Upper Asian gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Standing ram (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

  • Coffee tour: Afghanistan

    Discover hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

    Thursday 10 April 2014, 2pm
    Tuesday 15 April 2014, 10am
    Thursday 1 May 2014, 2.30pm

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

    Image: Crown, gold, 45 × 13 cm, Tillya Tepe, Tomb VI, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan, Credit: Thierry Ollivier

  • Lecture: Performance in public institutions

    Stephanie Rosenthal, chief curator, Hayward Gallery

    Sunday 4 May 2014, 11am

    Free, bookings recommended

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings recommended

  • Artist talk: Khadim Ali

    Khadim Ali in conversation with Sher Ali

    Saturday 10 May 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Contemporary project space | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Khadim Ali Untitled 1 (from The haunted lotus series) 2013 (detail), Merino wool, cotton, 225 × 290 cm © the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

  • Exhibition talks: Australian vernacular photography

    Short talks by artists and curators

    Second Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm
    12 February - 14 May 2014

    Free

    Photography gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Fiona Hall Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, October 1975 1975, gelatin silver photograph, 28.2 × 27.9 cm, Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1987 © Fiona Hall

  • Spotlight: Collecting art for the people

    Justin Paton and Wayne Tunnicliffe in conversation with Richard Morecroft

    Sunday 18 May 2014, 12pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Nike Savvas Rally 2014 (detail)

  • Artwork of the Month talk: May 2014

    Pablo Picasso's Nude in a rocking chair (1956)

    Sunday 18 May 2014, 1.30pm

    Free

    Modern gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Pablo Picasso Nude in a rocking chair 1956

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Biennale of Sydney

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 30 March 2014, 1.30pm
    Wednesday 28 May 2014, 7.15pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Curators tour: Plumes and pearlshells

    Opening walkthrough with Natalie Wilson

    Friday 30 May 2014, 1pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 45 minutes | Free

    Image: Mendi woman carrying piglet, Mendi, Southern Highland Province, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

  • Sydney students speak

    Explore works from the 19th Biennale of Sydney

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    30 April - 4 June 2014

    Free

    Major exhibition gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Mircea Cantor Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 2012 (video still). Courtesy the artist; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; and Magazzino, Rome. Sound: Semantron of Putna Monastery

  • Exhibition talks: Plumes and pearlshells

    Discover the myriad artforms of the New Guinea highlands

    Wednesdays 11 & 18 June 2014
    5.30pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Fore people, Ofafina, Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province Mask mid 1900s (detail) © Fore people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Exhibition talks: Sol LeWitt

    Hear from curators and experts

    Last Sunday of the month, 1.30pm
    23 February - 27 July 2014
    23 February talk is Auslan interpreted

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing 604H, cubic rectangle with color ink washes superimposed 1989 (detail), colour ink wash © Estate of Sol LeWitt. ARS, licensed by Viscopy