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Elizabeth Grosz on Bacon – University of Sydney

Bacon, Deleuze and imperceptible forces

Image: Francis Bacon Study of a nude 1952-53 Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, University of East Anglia © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy

Thursday 18 October 2012, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Free

Francis Bacon here and now

A forum introducing the extraordinary work of Francis Bacon

Image: Francis Bacon Pope I – Study after Pope Innocent X by Valazquez 1951 Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collections © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy

Saturday 17 November 2012, 2.00pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings recommended

Study for self-portrait: Francis Bacon’s Britain

An eight-part course on Bacon's life, times and art

Image: Francis Bacon Study for self-portrait 1976 Art Gallery of NSW © The Estate of Francis Bacon/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy

Sundays 16 September - 4 November 2012
(except 30 September & 28 October)
10.30am - 1pm


Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Artbar: Band of Five Names

Jazz in conjunction with ‘Francis Bacon: five decades’

Wednesday 21 November 2012
5.15pm & 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Three Furies: scenes from the life of Francis Bacon

Director Jim Sharman and playwright Stephen Sewell in conversation

Image: Francis Bacon Lying figure 1969 Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy

Saturday 24 November 2012, 2.00pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings recommended

Auslan-interpreted tour: Francis Bacon’s influence

Explore Francis Bacon's influence on Australian artists on a tour of the Australian galleries

Sunday 25 November 2012, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Artbar: Jonathan Zwartz Trio

Jazz in conjunction with ‘Francis Bacon: five decades’

Image: Jonathan Zwartz

Wednesday 28 November 2012
5.15pm & 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Coffee tour: Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon: five decades

Image: Francis Bacon Study for portrait of Reinhard Hassert 1979 oil on canvas, 35.5 × 30.5 cm, private collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy

Tuesday 27 November 2012, 2pm
Thursday 29 November 2012, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Connecting Francis Bacon and Brett Whiteley

Community Access workshop at the Brett Whiteley Studio

Image: Upstairs, Brett Whiteley Studio

Friday 30 November 2012, 11.00am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Free, bookings required

Showcase: Bacon

A professional development event for teachers in association with ‘Francis Bacon: five decades’

Francis Bacon Study for self-portrait 1976 © Francis Bacon/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy

Saturday 1 December 2012, 9am–12pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Members Christmas party

Swinging sixties

Saturday 1 December 2012, 8.00pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Audio-description talk: Francis Bacon in context

Explore the influence of Bacon’s practice through works on paper in the Study room

Wednesday 5 December 2012, 11.00am

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Study room
Free, bookings required

Saturday 12 January 2013, 10am–1pm (Gallery),
Saturday 19 January 2013, 10am–5pm (studio),
Sunday 20 January 2013, 12pm–5pm (studio)

Duration 0 minutes
Location: Information desk
Charges apply

Brett Whiteley and Francis Bacon

Talks at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley Woman in bath 1963, re-worked 1964. Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 2000 © Wendy Whiteley

Saturdays 12 & 19 January 2013
12pm & 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Free

Music in the void

In association with Sydney Festival

Image: yMusic. Photo by Ilya Nikhamin.

12, 16, 20, 23 January 2013, 12pm


Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Auslan-interpreted talk: Francis Bacon in context

Explore the influence of Bacon’s practice

Wednesday 30 January 2013, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Study room
Free, bookings required

Short talks: artists on Francis Bacon

Australian artists share their thoughts

Image: Julie Rrap

Wednesdays 5.30pm
21 November – 5 December 2012,
9 January – 6 February 2013


Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Francis Bacon celebrity events

In association with ‘Francis Bacon: five decades’

Image: Francis Bacon Study for portrait of Eddy Batache 1979, private collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy

Wednesdays 6.30pm
21 November – 12 December 2012,
9 January – 6 February 2013
Special talk: 6pm, 6 February 2013


Location: Entrance court
Free

Artbar: Francis Bacon

Live jazz performances evoking London in the 1960s

Image: Jonathan Zwartz

Wednesdays 21 November – 12 December 2012,
9 – 30 January 2013
5.15pm & 7.30pm


Location: Cafe
Free

Portraiture and self-discovery

Community Access workshop

Image: Francis Bacon Study for self portrait 1963 Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, purchased 1978 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy

Thursdays 6 December 2012, 24 January, 7 February 2013
11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Function space
Free, bookings required

Francis Bacon symposium: Bacon’s bodies

Perspectives on the continuing significance of the art of Francis Bacon

Image: Francis Bacon Three figures and a portrait 1975 Tate London. Purchased 1977 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy. Photo: © Tate, London 2011

Saturday 9 February 2013, 9.30am–4pm

Duration 6 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art After Class: Bacon, Whiteley and de Maistre

Special half-hour lecture for 15–25 year olds

Wednesday 13 February 2013, 4.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Exhibition talk: Francis Bacon in love

Macushla Robinson, assistant curator

Image: Prudence Cuming Francis Bacon in his 7 Reece Mews studio c1970s (detail) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd/DACS

Wednesday 13 February 2013, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Special talk: Barbara Dawson on Bacon's studio

Director, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane

Image: Bacon in his studio at 7 Reece Mews, South Kensington, photographed by Michael Pergolani, May 1970 (detail). Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Wednesday 13 February 2013, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Audio-description tour of Francis Bacon: five decades

Explore the ideas and works in the exhibition

Friday 23 November 2012
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Friday 15 February 2013
2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Film series: Hitting rock bottom in post-war England

In association with ‘Francis Bacon: five decades’

Image: Still from My beautiful laundrette 1985

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
7 November – 16 December 2012
9 January – 17 February 2013

Special Saturday screenings:
19 January, 2, 16 February 2013, 2pm


Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Francis Bacon guided tours

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Francis Bacon Figure with meat 1954 The Art Institute of Chicago, Harriott A Fox Fund © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy

17 November 2012 – 24 February 2013
Daily 1 & 1.15 pm
Wed 7.05 & 7.15 pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Iconic interviews with Francis Bacon

Daily documentary screenings on Bacon’s life and career

Image: Francis Bacon Study for self-portrait 1976 Art Gallery of NSW © The Estate of Francis Bacon/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy

Daily, 12pm–3pm
17 November 2012 – 24 February 2013

Duration 3 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free