Related events

Coming events related to these galleries are listed here. They’re updated frequently so check back later if none are currently scheduled. You can look for events by date, type or specific exhibition in What’s on.

Coming events

  • Drop in and make: Exotic elephants

    Free artmaking activity for kids

    Sunday 19 October 2014, 11am - 4pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 5 hours | Free

    Image: Baggage elephant, late 1700s (detail), Mewar, Rajasthan, India

  • 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

  • Asian art guided tour

    A guided introduction to art from China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia

    12pm daily until 27 April 2014
    resumes 25 October 2014

    Free

    Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Cantonese-language guided tour

    粵語導覽

    Tuesdays 11am
    except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Japanese-language guided tour

    日本語による美術鑑賞ツアー

    Fridays 11am
    except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

    Free

    Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Korean-language guided tour

    무료 한국어 아트 투어

    Fridays 11am
    except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

    Free

    Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Mandarin-language guided tour

    普通話導覽

    Thursdays 11am
    except January, last 2 weeks of December and public holidays

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

Past events

  • Drawing and creating form with clay

    Workshop for teens 13-17 years

    Wednesday 3 or 10 July 2013, 10.30am

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image courtesy Cath Fogarty

  • Coffee lecture: Jackie Menzies

    A curator's highlights and insight

    Tuesday 16 July 2013, 1pm

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

    Image: Asian gallery

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Soul of simplicity

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Free

    Information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Symposium: A Silk Road saga

    Reconsidering cultural interactions on the famed trade route

    Saturday 24 August 2013, 10am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 7 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Panel 5 of Yu Hong’s sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581–618), Shanxi Museum

  • Exhibition talks: A Silk Road saga

    Expert talks by curators and academics

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    9 & 16 October 2013

    Free

    Upper Asian gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Groom and camels (detail), Northern Qui dynasty (550-577), excavated from the tomb of Lou Rui, Taiyuan, Shanxi province, 1981, Shanxi Museum

  • Celebrity talk: A Silk Road saga

    Speakers reflect on the historic and cultural importance of Yu Hong's sarcophagus

    Wednesday 9 & 16 October 2013
    6.30pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Edmund Capon

  • Learn the art of Chinese knotting

    Free drop-in art-making activity

    Wednesdays 7.30-9pm
    9 & 16 October 2013

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free

  • Artbar: A Silk Road saga

    Live Persian classical and folk music

    Wednesdays 9 & 16 October 2013
    7.15-8pm & 8.30-9.30pm

    Free

    Cafe | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Davood A Tabrizi

  • Arts of Asia lecture series 2013

    Archaeology of China and the Silk Road

    Tuesdays 1-2pm
    10- 24 September, 1 October & 15-29 October 2013

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Mounted drum player (detail), Northern Qi dynasty (550–77), excavated from tomb of Xu Xianxiu (dated 571), Taiyuan, Shanxi province, 2002, Shanxi Museum

  • The Big Picture

    The legacy of Genghis Khan in Islamic Iran, 1256-1353

    Monday 4 November 2013, 3pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: Dr Stefano Carboni

  • Mandarin-language guided tour: A Silk Road saga

    普通話導覽: 絲路傳奇.虞弘石槨

    Saturdays 1pm
    7 September to 9 November 2013

    Free

    Information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Panel of Yu Hong’s sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581–618), Shanxi Museum

  • Cantonese-language guided tour: A Silk Road saga

    粵語導覽: 絲路傳奇.虞弘石槨

    Sundays 1pm
    8 September - 10 November 2013

    Free

    Information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Panel of Yu Hong’s sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581–618), Shanxi Museum

  • China's history through the tales of 100 people

    Lecture and book launch

    Saturday 1 February 2014, 2.30pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: cover detail from the Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography

  • At one with nature: the psyche of traditional Chinese painting

    Lecture and ink painting demonstration

    Sunday 2 February 2014, 10.30am

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Free

    Image: Ink painting demonstration by Andrew Lo

  • Auspicious symbols tour (如意吉祥迎馬年)

    Celebrating Chinese New Year

    Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 February 2014
    1pm Cantonese and Mandarin
    2pm English

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Kids Club: Year of the Horse

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 1, Sunday 2 February 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

    Function space | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Xu Beihong Galloping horse 1944 (detail)

  • Modern family film series

    Explores modern family life in Japan and South Korea

    Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
    12 February - 9 March 2014

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Free

    Image: Still from Nobody knows

  • VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin language lecture 2014

    莫慶堯醫生VisAsia中文普通話講座

    Saturday 29 March 2014, 11am

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free

    Image: One of a pair of clasps showing Dionysus and Ariadne; gold, turquoise; 6.5 × 7 cm. Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

  • Art Club: Golden treasures

    For members’ children aged 9–12

    Saturday 5, Sunday 6 April 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Image: Two ornaments in the form of flowers, gold, pearls, 5.7 cm l, Tillya Tepe, 1st century CE, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

  • Collection Circle private tours: The connoisseur and the philanthropist

    For Collection Circle members only

    Tuesday 22 April & Saturday 26 April 2014, 1.30pm

    Free, bookings required

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Jingdezhen ware Dish with gardenia spray design 1488-1505

  • Afghanistan: gallery of empires

    Special lecture by Julian Droogan

    Friday 2 May 2014, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Julian Droogan

  • Chinese contemporary art: the past, present and future

    Lecture in Mandarin with English translation

    Tuesday 20 May 2014, 1pm

    Free, bookings required

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Zhang Xiaogang The boy who sticks out his tongue 2001

  • Free viewing for members

    Theatre of dreams, theatre of play: nō and kyōgen in Japan

    Sunday 15 June 2014, 5.15-8pm
    Monday 16 June 2014, 10am - 12.30pm

    Free

    Lower Asian gallery | Free

    Image: Kyōgen mask Oto, Edo period, 18th century, National Noh Theatre

  • Cocktails and conversations

    Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    Wednesday 18 June 2014, 6.30pm

    Lower level 2 | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • Rhythms of nō: music, chant, dance

    Lecture and demonstration by Richard Emmert

    Sunday 29 June 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: Richard Emmert

  • The art of Japanese theatre school holiday workshop

    Sessions for ages 3-13

    Tuesday 1 - Friday 4 July 2014
    See listing for details

    Ticketing and information desk | Charges apply

    Image: Nō mask Hakushikijō (okina), Momoyama–Edo period, 16th–17th century, National Noh Theatre

  • Decorative dress-ups

    Free drop-in artmaking activity for children

    Monday 30 June - Friday 4 July 2014
    11am - 4pm

    Free

    Function space | Duration 5 hours | Free

  • Exhibition talks: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    Short talks by Gallery experts

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    25 June - 16 July 2014

    Free with exhibition entry

    Lower Asian gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Atsuita nō robe with design of ocean waves and Genji wheels, Edo period, 18th century, National Noh Theatre

  • Celebrity events: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    Hear from experts in directing, costume and fashion design

    Wednesdays 6.30pm
    25 June, 2 & 16 July 2014

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Lieven Bertels by Prudence Upton

  • Make wearable origami

    Free drop-in art-making activity

    Wednesdays 25 June, 2 July, 16 July 2014
    7.30-9pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free

  • Symposium: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    The rich and sophisticated culture of nō theatre

    Saturday 2 August 2014, 9.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 7 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Nō mask Kasshiki (kokasshiki), Muromachi period, 16th century, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan

  • Art Club: Theatrical faces

    For members’ children aged 9–12

    Saturday 9, Sunday 10 August 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Image: Nō mask Aka (red) hannya, Edo period, 18th–19th century, National Noh Theatre

  • Film series: Vengeful ghosts, ghoulish demons

    Supernatural tales from Japan

    Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
    30 July - 17 August 2014

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Free

    Image: Still from Onibaba (1964). Courtesy Kindai Eiga Kyokai

  • 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

  • Japanese-language guided tour: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    日本語による能・狂言展ツアー

    Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am
    14 June - 13 September 2014
    except 30 July

    Free with exhibition entry

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Nō mask Ko-omote, Edo period, 17th century, National Noh Theatre

  • Guided tour: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    An introduction to the exhibition

    Daily 12pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
    14 June – 14 September 2014
    except 28-30 July

    Free with exhibition entry

    Lower Asian gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Nō mask Ko-omote, Edo period, 17th century, National Noh Theatre