Scheduled events

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

  • Buddhist art on China’s Silk Road

    An exploration of Dunhuang cave temples with Venerable Dr Juewei

    Wednesday 4 May 2016, 6.30pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Venerable Dr Juewei

  • Artistic authors or literary artists?

    With Susannah Fullerton

    Thursday 5 May 2016, 2.30pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: William Blake Job’s evil dreams 1825 (detail) from Illustrations of The Book of Job

  • Armchair travel: Splendours of Uzbekistan

    With Julian Droogan

    Saturday 7 May 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Armchair travel: Turkey

    Crossroads of culture

    Saturday 7 May 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Tang culture and its influence

    Hear from the experts

    Saturdays 2pm
    16 & 30 April, 7 May 2016

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Dragon c700s (detail), Shaanxi History Museum

  • Creating a tea aesthetic in Tang Dynasty poetry

    With visiting scholar James A Benn

    Wednesday 11 May 2016, 12pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Container in tortoise shape c800-74, Famen Temple Museum

  • Tang cosmopolitanism

    An interdisciplinary symposium

    Saturday 14 May 2016, 9.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 7 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Mural of females c710 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

  • Armchair travel: Egypt

    From Akhenaten to Alexander

    Saturday 14 May 2016, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Art, music and literature

    With Andy Bromberger

    Thursday 12 & 19 May 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Pablo Picasso Three musicians 1921 (detail), oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, E Gallatin Collection, 1952. Bridgeman Images © Pablo Picasso/Succession Pablo Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Shocking art

    With Juliet Holmes à Court

    Saturday 21 May 2016, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Juliet Holmes à Court

  • VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin-language lecture 2016

    2016年莫慶堯醫生VisAsia中文普通話講座

    Sunday 22 May 2016, 3pm

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Three-legged jar late 600s to mid 700s, Shaanxi History Museum

  • Panel: Art and mindfulness

    Hear about the links between art and health

    Saturday 28 May 2016, 10.30am

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Panel: Art and experiential design

    Hear about augmented-reality museum displays

    Saturday 28 May 2016, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: Pure Land: Augmented Reality Edition, Shanghai Biennale 2012-13. Image © Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE), CityU Hong Kong

  • Panel: The future of cultural engagement

    How will we experience the arts in the future?

    Saturday 28 May 2016, 3pm

    Free, bookings required

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • You say you want a revolution

    A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Christopher Hartney

    Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
    11 March - 9 July 2016
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Emanuel Leutze Washington crossing the Delaware 1851 (detail), oil on canvas, 378.5 × 647.7 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bridgeman Images

  • Unwrapping art: next steps

    With Jonathan Cooper

    Saturdays 2pm
    25 June - 23 July 2016

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    image: John Olsen The woman 1990 (detail) © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2016

    Collectors and collections

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
    27 January - 17 November 2016
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Jan Brueghel and PP Rubens The sense of sight 1617 (detail), Prado, Madrid, Spain. Bridgeman Images

  • ReCollection: Ugo Rondinone

    Hear from conservators Kasi Albert and Melanie Barrett

    Thursday 5 May 2016, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Ugo Rondinone if there were anywhere but desert. wednesday 2000 © Ugo Rondinone

  • Exhibition talks: Imprint

    Short talks by photography experts

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    10 February, 9 March, 13 April, 11 May 2016

    Free

    Photography gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Ingeborg Tyssen Balmain, Sydney 1 1981, gelatin silver photograph, 25.9 × 25.9 cm, Art Gallery of NSW, Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1989 © Ingeborg Tyssen. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • ReCollection: Olive Cotton

    Hear from artist Tom Carment

    Thursday 12 May 2016, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Olive Cotton Storm 1938

  • ReCollection: Elioth Gruner

    Hear from artist Nell

    Thursday 19 May 2016, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Elioth Gruner Spring frost 1919 (detail)

  • ReCollection: Alphonse de Neuville

    Hear from military historian Clinton Reilly

    Thursday 26 May 2016, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Alphonse de Neuville The defence of Rorke’s Drift 1879 1880 (detail)

  • ReCollection: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

    Hear from the Gallery's Amanda Peacock

    Thursday 2 June 2016, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu Lany’tjung Banaidja Story 3 1960 (detail) © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • ReCollection: Francis Alÿs

    Hear from curator Anneke Jaspers

    Thursday 9 June 2016, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Francis Alÿs Railings 2004 (detail) © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

  • ReCollection: Sidney Nolan

    Hear from conservator Paula Dredge

    Thursday 16 June 2016, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Sidney Nolan First-class marksman 1946 (detail) © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/ Bridgeman Art Library

  • ReCollection: Grace Cossington Smith

    Hear from curator Denise Mimmocchi

    Thursday 23 June 2016, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Grace Cossington Smith The window 1956 (detail) © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Art and fashion

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 26 June 2016, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Joseph Wright of Derby Lady Oxenden c1755-c1756

  • ReCollection: Marshall Claxton

    Hear from archivist Steven Miller

    Thursday 30 June 2016, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Marshall Claxton The Dickinson family 1851 (detail)