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

  • Children's access workshop: Pop colour and collage

    Artmaking for kids with disability, their families or carers

    Wednesday 21 January 2015, 11am

    Free, bookings recommended

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings recommended

    Image: Tom Wesselmann Still life #29 1963 (detail), lent by Claire Wesselmann © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/VAGA, New York. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Pop printing workshop

    Print like a pop artist

    Saturday 1 November 2014, 1pm
    Sunday 1 February 2015, 1pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image courtesy Libby Lloyd

  • Audio-description tour: Pop to popism

    For blind or vision-impaired visitors

    Tuesday 9 December 2014, 11am
    Thursday 5 February 2015, 11am

    Free with exhibition entry

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

    Image: Rosalyn Drexler Race for Time 1964 (detail), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, gift of Joseph H Hirshhorn, 1966 © Rosalyn Drexler. Licensed by ARS/Viscopy, Sydney

  • Community access workshop: Celebrity pop

    Artmaking activity for people of all ages and abilities

    11am
    Wednesday 19 November 2014
    Friday 6 February 2015

    Free, bookings recommended

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings recommended

    Image: Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe 1967, Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles © Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Inc. Licensed by ARS/ Viscopy, Sydney

  • Pumped-up kicks

    Customise your footware pop style

    Saturday 14 February 2015, 1pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Colour popping

    Paint and stencil your own pop artwork

    Saturday 28 February 2015, 1pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Martin Sharp Martin Sharp Jimi Hendrix c1971 (detail), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of Jim Sharman, 1984 © Estate of Martin Sharp. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • On the rapport between photography and painting in pop art

    Lecture by Hal Foster

    Saturday 28 February 2015, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

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

    Image: Richard Hamilton Just what was it that made yesterday’s homes so different, so appealing? Upgrade 2004 (detail) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of the artist 2004 © Richard Hamilton. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Guided tour: Pop to popism

    An introduction to the exhibition

    Daily 12pm
    Wednesdays 5.30pm (except 17 December)
    1 November - 23 December 2014
    2 January - 1 March 2015

    Free with exhibition entry

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

    Image: Peter Tyndall A Person Looks At A Work of Art / someone looks at something …LOGOS/HA HA 1985–87, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne purchased from Admission Funds, 1988 © Peter Tyndall

Past events

  • Tour de Farce

    with Open Stage Productions

    Wednesdays
    12 June 2013, 7.45pm
    19 June - 3 July 2013, 7.30pm

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 45 minutes | Free

    Image: Ugo Rondinone if there were anywhere but desert. wednesday 2000 (detail), 52.5 × 212 × 92 cm © the artist

  • Contemporary galleries holiday workshop

    Sessions for ages 3-13

    Mon 1 - Fri 5 July 2013
    See listing for details

    Information desk | Charges apply

  • Special lecture: Chris Dercon

    The 21st-century museum

    Saturday 13 July 2013 3pm

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Artists talk: Taking form

    In conversation with the curator

    Saturday 20 July 2013, 2pm

    Free

    Contemporary project space | Duration 45 minutes | Free

    Image: Sriwhana Spong The Stranger’s House 2013 (detail)

  • Special lecture: Jens Hoffmann

    The exhibition as a dramatic construction

    Sunday 4 August 2013, 3pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Jens Hoffmann

  • Symposium on American art 1960-80

    Minimal. Conceptual. Pop.

    Friday 16 & Saturday 17 August 2013
    10am - 5pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 7 hours | Charges apply

    Image: John Kaldor Family Gallery with Sol LeWitt’s Wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room) 2003 © Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Dance workshop with Brooke Stamp

    This is the dance, this is now the dance

    Saturday 31 August 2013, 3pm

    Free, bookings required

    Function space | Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

  • Dance performance

    On the last hour of the last day...

    Sunday 1 September 2013, 4pm

    Free

    Contemporary project space | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Agatha Gothe-Snape Inexhaustible present 2013 (production still detail)

  • Artists talk: Alex Kershaw and Barbara Campbell-Allen

    In conversation with the curator

    Saturday 14 September 2013, 2pm

    Free

    Contemporary project space | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Alex Kershaw Muscles and pears 2011 from Fantasticology Tokyo: faults, flesh and flowers 2011-13, production still (detail) courtesy and © the artist

  • Artist talk: Art & About Sydney 2013

    Join the festival director and artists in a panel discussion

    Wednesday 25 September 2013, 7.30pm

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Jasper Knight Jasper Knight from the Archibald Prize 2009

  • The Yeomans Project: conversations

    Artists Ian Milliss and Lucas Ihlein with special guests

    Wednesdays 6pm
    4 & 11 December 2013, 15 & 22 January 2014

    Free

    Contemporary project space | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Ian Milliss and Lucas Ihlein New chisel plow shank 2011 (detail) © the artist

  • Jessica Morgan on Tino Sehgal

    Special lecture

    Monday 10 February 2014, 1pm

    Free, bookings required

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: Jessica Morgan

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Contemporary highlights

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Sunday 23 February 2014, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Tour de Farce

    Join the fun with Open Stage Productions

    Wednesday 12 February - 5 March 2014, 8.15pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Daniel Cordeaux and Monique Dykstra

  • Help create a Sol LeWitt wall drawing

    Drop in and take part

    Daily 11am-2pm
    24-30 March 2014 or until completed

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 3 hours | Free

  • Artist talk: Khadim Ali

    Khadim Ali in conversation with Sher Ali

    Saturday 10 May 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Contemporary project space | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Khadim Ali Untitled 1 (from The haunted lotus series) 2013 (detail), Merino wool, cotton, 225 × 290 cm © the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

  • Artists talk: Tom Nicholson, Julie Freeman and Jonathan Jones

    A discussion on 'Cartoons for Joseph Selleny'

    Thursday 22 May 2014, 1pm

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Tom Nicholson Cartoons for Joseph Selleny 2012-14 (detail). Photograph: Christian Capurro. Image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

  • Artist talk: Tony Garifalakis

    A discussion on ‘Mob rule’

    Wednesday 11 June 2014, 6pm

    Free

    Contemporary project space | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Tony Garifalakis, Untitled (detail) from Mob rule (Family) 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery © the artist

  • Spotlight: The expert eye

    Rococo curves to minimalist angles

    Sunday 15 June 2014, 12pm

    Free

    Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes | Free

    Image: Jean-Marc Nattier Madame de La Porte 1754 (detail)

  • Exhibition talks: Sol LeWitt

    Hear from curators and experts

    Last Sunday of the month, 1.30pm
    23 February - 27 July 2014
    23 February talk is Auslan interpreted

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing 604H, cubic rectangle with color ink washes superimposed 1989 (detail), colour ink wash © Estate of Sol LeWitt. ARS, licensed by Viscopy

  • Sunday concert series: Sol LeWitt

    Free performances by students and staff of the Australian Institute of Music

    First Sunday of the month
    4 May - 3 August, 1pm

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Sol LeWitt Pyramid and Wall Drawing 604H (details) © Estate of Sol LeWitt. ARS, licensed by Viscopy

  • Contemporary art guided tour

    An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

    12pm daily
    7.15pm Wednesdays

    Free

    Duration 1 hour | Free