Scheduled events

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

  • Armchair travel: The last Himalayan kingdom

    With Joyce Morgan

    Saturday 26 July 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Tigers nest, Bhutan

  • Coffee lectures: Portraits of Australian poets

    With Professor Barry Spurr

    Saturday 19 and 26 July 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: Tom Roberts Holiday sketch at Coogee 1888 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales.

  • 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

    Image: Nō mask Kasshiki (kokasshiki), Muromachi period, 16th century, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan

  • Coffee lectures: Literary cities

    With Susannah Fullerton - all lectures are booked out, except for Sydney lecture

    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

  • Fresh faces symposium

    New thinking on portraiture

    Saturday 9 August 2014, 11am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Shaun Gladwell Double Field/Viewfinder (Tarin Kowt) 2009-10 (detail) dual-channel synchronised high-definition video, 16:9, stereo, colour, 18:39 min © Shaun Gladwell

  • Short talks: portraits

    Explore a different portrait each week

    Wednesdays 7.15pm
    23 July - 13 August 2014

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Robert Peake the Elder Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia c1610 (detail). National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Armchair travel: Classic to contemporary

    Korea and Japan

    Saturday 16 August 2014, 10am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

  • Artwork of the month talk: August 2014

    Pierre Bonnard's Self portrait (c1938-40)

    Sunday 17 August 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Modern gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Pierre Bonnard Self portrait c1938-40 (detail) © Pierre Bonnard/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • The art of melancholy

    Discover Dürer’s celebrated print with Michael Ann Holly

    Sunday 24 August 2014, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

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

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

  • 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

    Image: Nō mask Aka (red) hannya, Edo period, 18th–19th century, National Noh Theatre

  • Unwrapping art

    With Jonathan Cooper

    Saturdays 2pm
    2-23 August, 6-13 September 2014

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • 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

  • Sydney students speak: portraits

    Explore a different portrait each week

    Wednesdays 7.15pm
    20 August - 24 September 2014

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 20 minutes | Free

    Image: Students from the 2013 Sydney Students Speak program

  • 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.

  • 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: 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

  • Short talks: portraits

    Explore a different portrait each week

    Wednesdays 7.15pm
    23 July - 13 August 2014

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Robert Peake the Elder Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia c1610 (detail). National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Spotlight: Unknown faces

    Take a tour of some mysterious portraits

    Sunday 17 August 2014, 12.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Giovanni Battista Moroni Portrait of a young man 1565-70 (detail)

  • Artwork of the month talk: August 2014

    Pierre Bonnard's Self portrait (c1938-40)

    Sunday 17 August 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Modern gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Pierre Bonnard Self portrait c1938-40 (detail) © Pierre Bonnard/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Coffee afternoon: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

    For members and guests

    Thursdays 7 & 14 August,
    Saturdays 23 & 30 August 2014, 3pm

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

    Image: Joanna Braithwaite Bright spark, Archibald Prize 2014 Finalist

  • Exhibition talks: Max Dupain

    Gallery experts, artists and Dupain’s contemporaries

    Second Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm
    11 June - 13 August 2014

    Free

    Photography gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Max Dupain The magnolia 1983, gelatin silver photograph, 39.5 × 49.8 cm image/sheet, gift of the artist 1986 © Estate of Max Dupain.

  • 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

  • Sydney students speak: portraits

    Explore a different portrait each week

    Wednesdays 7.15pm
    20 August - 24 September 2014

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 20 minutes | Free

    Image: Students from the 2013 Sydney Students Speak program