Adventures in Ancient China film series
From royal ritual to political upheaval and war, this series of epic films offers insight into China’s rich history and the life of the First Emperor. Highlights include Hero (dir: Zhang Yimou 2002), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (dir: Ang Lee 2000) and the famed Red Cliff (dir: John Woo 2009).
8 December 2010 – 9 March 2011
See listing for specific dates and times
Location: Domain theatre
Art After Hours
As well as our Adventures in Ancient China film series and the Shanghai Nights bar, enjoy celebrity talks, exhibition talks, tours and performances - including martial art demonstrations - every Wednesday night when the Gallery stays open for Art After Hours.
8 December 2010 - 9 March 2011
Wednesdays until 9pm
Shanghai Nights bar
Soak up the sounds, atmosphere and flavours of modern China with a signature cocktail and contemporary Chinese menu.
5 January – 13 March 2011
Wednesdays until 9pm, Saturdays until 8pm
Chinese New Year celebrations
A full weekend of events for the whole family including free lion dancing, tai-chi, kung-fu and drum performances and workshops. Visit after dark to see epic Chinese films and experience the wonders of the Shanghai Nights Bar Chinese New Year Special or book in for a special Chinese New Year banquet catered by Neil Perry’s Spice Temple.
An Associated event of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival
Saturday 5 February 2011 until midnight
Sunday 6 February 2011 until 5pm
Enjoy free fun performances with the Gallery’s own Guide from the Grave, take a children’s trail to explore the exhibition, make and dress your own warrior cut-out and dress like a general with pop-out armour. Find out how the animals in the Chinese zodiac came about. Book early for school holiday workshops.