Scheduled events

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

  • Armchair travel: Temples and textiles of ancient Java

    With Joyce Morgan

    Saturday 13 February 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Artist panel discussion with Claudia Chan Shaw

    Celebrating the Lunar New Year

    Sunday 14 February 2016, 3pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Claudia Chan Shaw

  • Armchair travel: Art, treasures and cuisine of Peru

    With Chris Carter

    Saturday 20 February 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • The Bauhaus and beyond: the arts in Europe between the world wars

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Thursdays 4 - 25 February 2016, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Wassily Kandinsky Composition VIII 1923 (detail), oil on canvas, 140 × 201 cm

  • Sol LeWitt: arcs and tangents

    Hear from the curator of the LeWitt Collection

    Saturday 5 March 2016, 2pm

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Sol LeWitt Arcs from four corners 1986 (detail) © Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Artist talk: Tom Polo

    Hear the artist talk about his wall drawing project

    Wednesday 10 March 2016, 7.15pm

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Tom Polo

  • Armchair travel: Mongols and Manchus

    With Jackie Menzies

    Saturday 12 March 2015, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • New spaces: Australian architects and Asia

    Lectures by leading Australian architects

    Saturdays 2pm
    13 February - 12 March 2016

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Andrew Burns Crescent House 2013 (detail), Heide Museum of Modern Art. Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation 2013 Relocation to Heide supported by McCorkell Brown Group and International Art Services. Photo: Jeremy Weihrauch

  • Armchair travel: Islands of Hesperia

    With Christopher Allen

    Saturday 2 April 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Armchair travel: Splendours of Uzbekistan

    With Julian Droogan

    Saturday 16 April 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • 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

  • 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

  • Exhibition talks: Murruwaygu

    Celebrating the Aboriginal culture of south-east Australia

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    3-17 February 2016

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Tommy McRae Spearing the kangaroo c1880s-c1890s (detail)

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: The transforming power of art

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 28 February 2016, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Fiona Hall Slash and burn 1997 (detail) © Fiona Hall

  • Artist talks: When silence falls

    Exploring the capacity of art to bear witness to horror

    Wednesdays, 5.30pm
    24 February - 9 March 2016

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Tony Albert. Photo: Mark Pokorny

  • Artist talk: Tom Polo

    Hear the artist talk about his wall drawing project

    Wednesday 10 March 2016, 7.15pm

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Tom Polo

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: ARTEXPRESS

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 27 March 2016, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Shannon Syme, Kinross Wolaroi School At face value, ARTEXPRESS 2016

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: The art of reflection

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 24 April 2016, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Giorgio Morandi Still life 1947 (detail) © Giorgio Morandi/SIAE. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • 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

  • 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