Scheduled events

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

  • Celebrate Sullivan + Strumpf's 10-year anniversary

    Hear from the artists at this commercial gallery

    Tuesday 3 February 2015, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Juan Ford Messenger 2014 (detail), courtesy Sullivan + Strumpf

  • Artist talk: Ah Xian with Claudia Chan Shaw

    Hear this Chinese-Australian artist discuss his work

    Sunday 15 February 2015, 3pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Ah Xian

  • Armchair travel: Theatre in three acts

    With Jonathan Biggins

    Saturday 21 February 2015, 10am

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

  • Art and architecture talk

    The art of designing galleries

    Wednesday 25 February 2015, 6.30pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Australia House, Japan, courtesy Andrew Burns

  • Coffee lectures: WWI and the European avant-garde

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Thursdays 5 - 26 February 2015, 10am

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

    Image: Erich Buchholz Broken Cross 1918 (detail) © Erich Buchholz Estate.

  • On the rapport between photography and painting in pop art

    Lecture by Hal Foster

    Saturday 28 February 2015, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

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

    Image: Richard Hamilton Just what was it that made yesterday’s homes so different, so appealing? Upgrade 2004 (detail) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of the artist 2004 © Richard Hamilton. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Learning symposium 2015

    The Gallery’s annual visual arts conference for teachers

    26–28 February 2015
    Day 1: Thursday 26 February, 12.45pm–4pm
    Day 2: Friday 27 February, 9.30am–3pm
    Day 3: Saturday 28 February, 9.30am–3pm

    Charges apply

  • Acquisitions and the art of giving

    Hear from Gallery curator Justin Paton

    Thursday 5 March 2015, 11am

    Free, bookings required

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

    Image: Ah Xian Evolutionaura13: Taihu rock-1 2011-13 (detail). Potential acquisition with funds from the Art Gallery Society of NSW © Ah Xian

  • The art of the Russian north

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Saturday 7 March 2015, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Ivan Shishkin A morning in a pine forest 1889 (detail) Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

  • Sound and vision artists talk

    Visit Galerie pompom

    Tuesday 10 March 2015, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Introducing The Band. Courtesy The Band and Galerie Pompom

  • Armchair travel: A taste of Sri Lanka

    Cuisine, culture and art

    Saturday 14 March 2015, 10am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image courtesy Dr Priyantha Udagedara

  • Restoring the Parthenon

    Lecture by Takis Kozokos

    Thursday 19 March 2015, 10am

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

  • Bre & back screening, talk and tour

    Celebrating Seniors Week 2015

    Thursday 19 March 2015, 11am

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Noeleen Shearer in Bree & back, courtesy Urban Theatre Projects

  • Lecture series: The photograph and Australia

    How photography made modern Australia

    Sundays 8-29 March 2015, 10.30am

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

    Image: Anne Zahalka artist #13 (Rosemary Laing) 1990 from the series Artists, colour Duraflex photograph, collection of the artist © Anne Zahalka. Licensed by Viscopy

  • 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

  • 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 × 63.5cm. Photo: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

  • ARTEXPRESS 2015 student talks

    Hear from the artists

    Wednesday 11 February 2015, 5.30pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Georgia Briers, International Grammar School Caught in a daydream (detail) ARTEXPRESS 2015

  • Artist talk: Ah Xian with Claudia Chan Shaw

    Hear this Chinese-Australian artist discuss his work

    Sunday 15 February 2015, 3pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Ah Xian

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 22 February 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Oz pop talks

    Short talks on pop art in Australia

    Wednesdays 6.30pm
    5 November 2014 – 25 February 2015
    except 17, 24 & 31 December 2014
    28 January Auslan interpreted

    Free with exhibition entry

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Brett Whiteley The American dream 1968-69 (detail) State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, purchased 1978 © Art Gallery of Western Australia

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 29 March 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 26 April 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 31 May 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 28 June 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 26 July 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 30 August 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 27 September 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 25 October 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 29 November 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free