Scheduled events

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

  • On the rapport between photography and painting in pop art

    Lecture by Hal Foster and book signing

    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: Justin Paton, Head Curator of International Art, AGNSW.

  • 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

  • Stephen Page on choreographing the past

    Hear from the Bangarra Dance Theatre artistic director

    Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6.30pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 15 minutes | Free

    Image: Stephen Page. Photo Greg Barrett

  • 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 Bre & back, courtesy Urban Theatre Projects

  • Armchair travel: Imperial cities of Eastern Europe

    With Liz Gibson

    Saturday 21 March 2015, 10am

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

  • Armchair travel: Turkey

    With Andrew Yip

    Saturday 28 March 2015, 10am

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

  • In conversation: Cressida Campbell

    "A card at its best should be like a small visual poem"

    Saturday 28 March 2015, 2pm

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

    Cressida Campbell Nasturtiums (2002). Colour woodblock, 58.4 × 60 cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Gift of Margaret Olley 2006 © Cressida Campbell. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia.

  • 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 #2 (Rosemary Laing) 1998 from the series Artists, colour Duraflex photograph, collection of the artist © Anne Zahalka. Licensed by Viscopy

  • Photography symposium

    Trafficking images: histories and theories of photographic transmission

    Saturday 18 April 2015, 9am

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

    Image: Charles Bayliss Lawrence Hargrave trochoided plane model 1884, albumen photograph, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, gift of Mr William Hudson Shaw 1994

  • 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.

  • 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. Photo: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

  • Exhibition talk: Embodiment

    Hear from the curator

    Wednesday 4 March 2015, 8pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Christian Bumbarra Thompson The devil made him do it 2011 © Christian Bumbarra Thompson

  • Artist talk: Julie Gough

    Hear the artist discuss her work

    Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Julie Gough We Ran/I Am… 2007 (detail), courtesy of Devonport Regional Gallery

  • Artist talk: r e a

    Hear the artist discuss her work

    Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: r e a

  • Auslan-interpreted talk

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 29 March 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • 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

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 26 April 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • 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

  • 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