Coming events

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

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2018

    The hidden language of art: symbol and allusion

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays, 1pm
    31 January - 15 November 2018
    See listing for details

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Francois Boucher The Rape of Europa c1732–34 (detail) oil on canvas, Wallace Collection, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

  • Russia: collectors, art and music of the early 20th century

    The emergence of the Russian avant-garde

    Saturdays 20 October, 3 and 24 November 2018, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

  • Special lecture: George W Lambert’s 'The Mask'

    With Dr Anna Gray

    Wednesday 28 November 2018, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: George Lambert recto: Sketch for 'The mask’ verso: unfinished male portrait circa 1911 (detail)

  • Special event: The art of Tuckson

    Lunch and book launch

    Friday 30 November 2018, 12.15pm

    Function space | Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: photo by Christopher Snee

  • Oceanic Art Society Forum

    Aboriginal and Pacific art: collections and artists, then and now

    Friday 1 February and Saturday 2 February 2019

    Image: Kapriman people, Blackwater River, Papua New Guinea Gable mask from ceremonial house façade mid-1900s (detail) © Kapriman people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Oceanic Art Society Forum: free Sunday events

    Sunday 3 Feb 2019, 11am – 4pm

    Free

    Free

    Image: Kapriman people, Blackwater River, Papua New Guinea Gable mask from ceremonial house façade mid-1900s (detail) © Kapriman people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Yuṯa Baman’puy Dhäwu: a new old story

    A lecture on the expeditions to Ahnem Land

    Saturday 16 February 2019, 2pm

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Mundukul, father of the artist Noŋgirriŋa Marawili, at Gaṉdiwuy July 1935. Image from The Mulka Project archives and courtesy of The Thomson Family.

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2019

    Being Human: The figure in art

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays, 1pm
    30 January - 14 November 2019
    See listing for details

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Charles Meere Australian beach pattern 1940 (detail) © Charles Meere Estate/Copyright Agency 2018

  • Performance: Spoken word inspired by William Kentridge

    Hear Front Up Artist, Jessie Bisset, respond to artworks in the exhibition

    Wednesday 5 December 2018, 7.15pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Jessie Bisset

  • Exhibition talks: Tony Tuckson

    Short talks by experts

    Wednesday 23 January, 5.30pm
    Wednesday 30 January, 5.30pm

    Duration 30 minutes |

    Image: Tony Tuckson White lines (vertical) on ultramarine 1970-73 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of the artist. Licensed by Copyright Agency

  • Focus talks: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili: from my heart and mind

    Learn more about one of Australia’s most significant painters

    Saturdays 2, 9 February 2019, 2pm

    Free

    Modern gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili Baratjala 2018 (detail), natural pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper, 61.0 × 41.0 cm, Wendy Barron Bequest Fund 2018, 107.2018

  • Does modern art still matter?

    Short talks by artists

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    6-20 February 2019

    Free with exhibition entry

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Mike Parr Towards a Black Monochrome 2018

  • ReCollection: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili

    Hear from curator Cara Pinchbeck

    Thursday 21 February 2019, 12pm

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes |

    Image: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili Baratjala 2018 (detail). Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2018