Scheduled events

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

  • Special lecture: Vive l’Empereur meets its maker

    with Richard Beresford

    Monday 27 October 2014, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur 1891 (detail)

  • Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton: Dublin

    Take a journey with a classic books expert

    Thursday 30 October 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: istock

  • Lecture series: Pop to popism

    Hear from the experts

    Sundays, 10.30am
    12 October - 9 November 2014

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

    Image: Martin Sharp, Tim Lewis Still life: (Marilyn) 1973 (detail), synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 117 × 91.5 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1973 © Estate of Martin Sharp, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney; Tim Lewis

  • Special lecture: Love in India

    Jackie Menzies, emeritus curator Asian art

    Tuesday 11 November 2014, 1pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Unknown Todi Ragini late Mughal c1720-1857 (detail), North India

  • 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

  • Special lecture by Patrick McCaughey

    Strange country: why Australian painting matters

    Thursday 13 November 2014, 1pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Patrick McCaughey (cover detail). Courtesy Random house.

  • Spotlight: The legacy of William Dobell

    A look at one of Australia's greatest artists

    Sunday 16 November 2014, 12pm

    Free

    20th & 21st c Australian art | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: William Dobell Self portrait (detail) © Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

  • Artwork of the month talk: November 2014

    Yamamoto Tarō’s ‘Whose clothes?’ (2005)

    Sunday 16 November 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Lower Asian gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Yamamoto Tarō’s Whose clothes? 2005 (detail) © Taro Yamamoto. Image courtesy of imura art gallery, Japan

  • Elders circle

    Morning tea with Esme Timbery

    Wednesday 26 November 2014, 10.30am

    Free, bookings required

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

    Image: Esme Timbery

  • Colour theory

    Lecture series with David Briggs

    Saturday 8, 15, 29 November 2014, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Stereoscopic vision: Joseph Cornell and his influence over pop art

    Lecture by Matthew Affron

    Tuesday 9 December 2014, 1pm

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Joseph Cornell Portrait of Julien Levy c1938-39 (detail), daguerreotype object, Philadelphia Museum of Art. 125th Anniversary Acquisition, The Lynn and Harold Honickman Gift of the Julien Levy Collection, 2001

  • 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 (detail), about 1795, oil on canvas, 76.2 × 63.5cm. Photo: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

  • Curators tour: Conversations

    A walkthrough of our refreshed Asian galleries

    Wednesday 29 October 2014, 5.30pm

    Free

    Upper Asian gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Justin Paton

  • Exhibition talks: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

    Bite-sized talks that unpack the masterpieces

    Wednesdays 7.15pm
    1 - 29 October 2014

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

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

  • Artist talk: Reko Rennie

    Hear about his current installation

    Wednesday 5 November 2014, 5.30pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Reko Rennie No sleep till Dreamtime 2014 (detail), birch plywood, metallic textile foil, synthetic polymer, diamond dust, gold leaf. Courtesy of the artist and Blackartprojects

  • Artist talks: My trip

    Hear about their works and photographic practices

    Second Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm
    8 October & 12 November 2014

    Free

    20th & 21st c Australian art | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Jon Rhodes Rockhole wave 1987, printed 2000, gelatin sliver photograph, 21.7 × 31.9 cm. Gift of Henry Ergas 2009. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © AIATSIS

  • Artwork of the month talk: November 2014

    Yamamoto Tarō’s ‘Whose clothes?’ (2005)

    Sunday 16 November 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Lower Asian gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Yamamoto Tarō’s Whose clothes? 2005 (detail) © Taro Yamamoto. Image courtesy of imura art gallery, Japan

  • Coffee afternoon: Pop to popism

    For members and their guests

    Friday 14, Sunday 16, Thursday 20 November 2014,
    3pm

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

    Image: Richard Larter The hairdresser 1969 (detail), collection of Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges © Richard Larter, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Corroboree talk: Esme Timbery

    Hear from the artist in front of her work

    Saturday 22 November 2014, 12pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Esme Timbery

  • Corroboree talk: Ivy Pareroultja and Anne Ryan

    A conversation between artist and curator

    Saturday 22 November 2014, 12.30pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Ivy Pareroultja Mt Sonder Lookout 2009 (detail) © Ivy Pareroultja, courtesy Ngurratjula Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre

  • Corroboree talk: Jonathan Jones

    Learn about La Per shellwork

    Saturday 22 November 2014, 1pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Lola Ryan Ship 2000 © Estate Lola Ryan

  • Corroboree talk: Richard Bell

    Hear from the artist

    Sunday 23 November 2014, 12pm

    Free

    Domain Theatre foyer | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Richard Bell Pay the rent 2009 (detail) © Richard Bell courtesy Milani Gallery

  • Corroboree talk: Suhanya Raffel

    Take a closer look at the collection

    Sunday 23 November 2014, 12.30pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Ken Thaiday Beizam (shark) dance mask 1996 © Ken Thaiday

  • Corroboree talk: Cara Pinchbeck

    Join the curator on an informative walkthrough

    Sunday 23 November 2014, 1pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Wamud Namok AO Four catfish c1959 (detail) © Estate of the artist. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Richard Bell takes on pop

    An artist talk in association with Corroboree Sydney 2014

    Sunday 23 November 2014, 1.30pm

    Free with exhibition entry

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 1 hour | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Richard Bell

  • Sydney Painting Now tour and talk

    Visit Galerie pompom and MOP Projects

    Tuesday 25 November 2014, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Ron Adams Any colour you are (ten points) 2013. Courtesy Galerie pompom

  • Elders circle

    Morning tea with Esme Timbery

    Wednesday 26 November 2014, 10.30am

    Free, bookings required

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

    Image: Esme Timbery

  • Corroboree talk: Emily McDaniel

    Hear from the assistant curator

    Wednesday 26 November 2014, 5.30pm

    Free

    Yiribana Gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Reko Rennie No sleep till Dreamtime 2014 (detail), birch plywood, metallic textile foil, synthetic polymer, diamond dust, gold leaf. Courtesy of the artist and Blackartprojects © Reko Rennie

  • 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

    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