Scheduled events

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

  • Exhibition talk: Go East

    Hear from the experts

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    3, 24 June, 8 July 2015

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Zhang Huan Family Tree 2000 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

  • Armchair travel: Paris through the artists’ eyes

    With Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis

    Saturday 11 July 2015, 10am

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

  • Behind the scenes: Go East

    Gene Sherman in conversation with Suhanya Raffel

    Sunday 12 July 2015, 2pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Dinh Q Lê Erasure (still #1) 2011 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

  • Celebrity talk: Quiet riot

    A series exploring art, protest and change

    Wednesdays 6.30pm
    3 June - 15 July 2015

    Free

    Entrance court | Free

    Image: Ben Quilty

  • Life of Sidney Nolan

    The truth behind one of Australia's most famous artists

    Wednesday 15 July 2015, 7.30pm

    Free

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

    Image: Sidney Nolan Self portrait 1943 (detail) © the Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust. Bridgeman Art Library

  • Armchair travel: museums, mansions and masterpieces

    With Ron Ramsey

    Saturday 18 July 2015, 10am

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

  • O, to be in England

    A Learning Curve lecture series 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

  • Travel day: Art and music from Munich to Amsterdam

    A day of art, music and culture

    Saturday 25 July 2015, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

  • Fashion, fairytales and fancy dress

    With Dr Peter McNeil

    Sunday 5-26 July 2015, 11am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: AE Marty La Pantoufle de Vair (detail), drawn 1912, published in Gazette du Bon Ton, no 4, February 1913, plate 1, pochoir print, collection of Peter McNeil

  • Travel afternoon: Art, culture and literature of Central Italy

    With Lorraine Kypiotis and Theodore Ell

    Saturday 1 August 2015, 1.30pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: View of Bologna, Italy from Asinelli tower

  • The spread of Buddhist art lecture series

    Discover the artistic expressions of Buddhism

    Wednesdays, 12pm
    1-29 July, 5 August 2015

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Nepal Padmapani c13th century (detail)

  • Talk and book launch: Anthony Bond

    The idea of art

    Friday 14 August 2015, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Anthony Bond

  • Armchair travel: Mountains and monasteries

    With Judy Tenzing

    Saturday 15 August 2015, 10am

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

  • Symposium: Preservation of digital prints and contemporary colour photographs

    With Martin Jürgens

    Monday 17 August 2015, 9am
    Registration from 8.45am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 8 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Art and architecture talk: Barbara Flynn

    Hear from Sydney’s public art curator

    Wednesday 19 August 2015, 6.30pm

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

    Image: Barbara Flynn

  • Workshop: Preservation of digital prints and contemporary colour photographs

    With Martin Jürgens

    17-20 August 2015, 9am - 5.30pm
    21 August 2015, 9am - 12.30pm
    Registration from 8.24am Monday

    Charges apply

  • 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, National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

  • For god's sake III: oriental enlightenment

    A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Julian Droogan

    Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
    31 July - 14 November 2015
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Tim Johnson Phoenix Embroidery 2009 (detail) synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 26 × 36 cm © Tim Johnson. Courtesy the artist and DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney

  • Photography talk: Debra Phillips on Ingeborg Tyssen

    Learn more about Tyssen's work

    Wednesday 8 July 2015, 5.30pm

    Free

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

  • Exhibition talk: Go East

    Hear from the experts

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    3, 24 June, 8 July 2015

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Zhang Huan Family Tree 2000 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

  • Behind the scenes: Go East

    Gene Sherman in conversation with Suhanya Raffel

    Sunday 12 July 2015, 2pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Dinh Q Lê Erasure (still #1) 2011 (detail), The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney © the artist

  • Exhibition talk: Seven artists from the John Kaldor Family Collection

    Hear from the curator

    Wednesday 15 July 2015, 5.30pm

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Wilhelm Sasnal Untitled 2009 (detail) John Kaldor Collection © Wilhelm Sasnal

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: The impact of colour

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 26 July 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Patrick Heron Big rumbold orange: December 1970 1970 (detail) © Patrick Heron, 1970/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Coffee afternoon: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

    For members and guests

    Archibald: 28 July, 1, 4 August 2015, 1pm
    Wynne and Sulman: 8 August 2015, 1pm

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Jude Rae Sarah Peirse (detail), Archibald Prize 2014 finalist

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: What are you looking at?

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 30 August 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: William Dobell Margaret Olley 1948 (detail)

  • Exhibition talks: Rosemary Laing

    Explore the content and context of Laing's photographs

    Wednesday 5.30pm
    12 August, 9 September 2015

    Free

    Photography gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Rosemary Laing greenwork TL #8 1995, type C photograph, 100 × 100 cm, anonymous gift 2004 © Rosemary Laing

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Matisse and the moderns

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 27 September 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Henri Matisse The knife thrower 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Conversations about art

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 25 October 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: The power of great art

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 29 November 2015, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Paul Cézanne Banks of the Marne c1888 (detail)