Scheduled events

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

  • 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

  • Special lecture: Piranesi as architect

    Fabio Barry, assistant professor of art history, Stanford University

    Sunday 31 August 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Giovanni Battista Piranesi The Arch of Constantine 1771 (detail), etching, Art Gallery of NSW

  • Unwrapping art

    With Jonathan Cooper

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

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Spotlight: Art and your child

    A special panel conversation

    Sunday 21 September 2014, 12pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

  • Artwork of the month: September 2014

    Sir Edward Poynter 'The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon' (1890)

    Sunday 21 September 2014, 2pm

    Free

    19th c European art | Duration 30 minutes | Free

  • 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

    Ground level | Free

    Image: The Master of the 1540s Portrait of a young woman (detail) 1541. Gift of James Fairfax AO 1993.

  • Armchair travel: Veneto and the Venice Biennale

    With Lorraine Kypiotis

    Saturday 27 September 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Scenes from Venice

  • Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton - Florence

    Take a literary journey through some of the great cities of the world with the classic books expert

    Thursday 9 October 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Susannah Fullerton.

  • Q & Art

    Visions for the Gallery

    Saturday 11 October 2014, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Curators tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

    The stories behind the collection

    Saturday 11 October 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

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

  • 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.

  • Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton - Dublin

    Take a literary journey through some of the great cities of the world with the classic books expert

    Thursday 30 October 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: istock image

  • 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

  • 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

    Ground level | Free

    Image: The Master of the 1540s Portrait of a young woman (detail) 1541. Gift of James Fairfax AO 1993.

  • Curators tour: European prints and drawings 1500-1900

    The stories behind the collection

    Saturday 11 October 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

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

  • 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: Claude Mellan The veil of Saint Veronica (detail) 1649, engraving, Art Gallery of NSW