Coming events

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

  • Puglia and the art of assimilation

    With Steven Miller

    Thursday 21 February 2019, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Roman Amphitheatre in Lecce Puglia

  • From Chopin to Sibelius: Art and the national soul in Poland and the Baltics

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Saturday 2 March 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Kraków, Poland

  • Life and art with Louise Bourgeois

    A discussion with Jerry Gorovoy, Bourgeois’ long-time studio assistant and curator Philip Larratt-Smith

    Saturday 2 March 2019, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Louise Bourgeois and her assistant Jerry Gorovoy, in her Brooklyn studio preparing to make a mould for a sculpture in 1995.
    Photo: Jean-François Jaussaud

  • Young Professionals: Meetup

    Celebrate International Women’s Day

    Wednesday 6 March 2019, 6pm

    Free, bookings required

    Function space | Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

    Image: photo by Penelope Clay

  • Special lecture: William Morris - a remarkable man

    With Susannah Fullerton

    Saturday 9 March 2019, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: William Morris. Photo GL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

  • Magnificence and surprise

    An exploration of Russian Decorative Arts over 300 years

    Sundays 24 February, 3 & 10 March 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Mikhail Perkhin Gatchina Palace Egg 1901 Walters Art Museum, acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

  • Armchair travel: Cyprus – crossroads of culture

    With Christopher Allen

    Saturday 16 March 2019, 1.30pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: The ancient city of Salamis

  • American travel afternoon

    With Claudia Chan Shaw and Ron Ramsey

    Saturday 23 March 2019, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Havana, Cuba.

  • Lecture series: Art from Milingimbi

    Hear from the exhibition curator and experts

    Tuesdays 1pm
    22 November - 6 December 2016

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Binyinyuwuy Rain in the trees c1959 (detail) © Binyinyuwuy Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency, Sydney

  • Ancient treasures: Objects of desire

    With Iain Shearer

    Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
    1 March - 13 April 2019
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Laocoön and His Sons 40-30 BCE (detail) Tarker / Bridgeman Images

  • Given: Marcel Duchamp

    The artist, his work and his legacy

    Saturday 27 April 2019, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Matthew Affron

  • Lecture series: Heaven, earth and humanity

    Illuminating histories and mythologies in historical Chinese art

    Wednesdays 7.30pm
    27 March, 3, 10, 17 April, 1 May 2019

    Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Portrait of the Hongzhi Emperor hanging scroll Ming dynasty 1368–1644 (detail). The National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photos: © National Palace Museum, Taipei

  • Where worlds collide

    Australia’s epic story and the human history of the Kimberley

    Friday 3 May 2019, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: photo by Grahame Walsh, courtesy of the Takarakka Archive

  • The artist speaks: In conversation

    Inspirations from Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize winners and finalists

    Sundays 17, 24 March, 7, 14 April, 5 May 2019, 11am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Land, air and sea: inspiration from the elements

    With Andy Bromberger

    Saturdays 4 to 18 May 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Tom Roberts Storm at sea circa 1907 (detail)

  • 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

  • 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

  • ReCollection: William Kentridge

    Hear from opera and theatre director Constantine Costi

    Thursday 28 February 2019, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: William Kentridge I am not me, the horse is not mine 2008, installation view at Cockatoo Island for the 16th Biennale of Sydney © William Kentridge. Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; and Annandale Galleries, Sydney

  • ReCollection: Yang Zhichao

    Hear from paper conservator Sarah Bunn

    Thursday 7 March 2019, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Yang Zhichao Chinese bible 2009, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Yang Zhichao

  • ReCollection: Judy Watson

    Hear from conservator Melissa Harvey

    Thursday 14 March 2019, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

  • Coffee tour: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

    Treasures from the National Palace Museum

    Thursday 28 February & Tuesday 19 March 2019, 10am

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

    Image: Ming dynasty 1368 – 1644 Portrait of the Hung-chih Emperor hanging scroll (detail); silk 386.6 × 188 cm National Palace Museum

  • Exhibition talks: drawing is everything

    Short talks by artists and experts

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    6-20 March 2019

    Free with exhibition entry

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

    Image: Lucy O’Doherty

  • FOMArt: March 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 30 March 2019, 1- 4pm

    Free

    Duration 3 hours | Free

  • FOMArt: April 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 27 April 2019, 1- 4pm

    Free

    Duration 3 hours | Free

  • FOMArt: May 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 25 May 2019, 1- 4pm

    Free

    Duration 3 hours | Free

  • FOMArt: June 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 29 June 2019, 1- 4pm

    Free

    Duration 3 hours | Free

  • FOMArt: July 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 27 July 2019, 1- 4pm

    Free

    Duration 3 hours | Free

  • FOMArt: August 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 31 August 2019, 1- 4pm

    Free

    Duration 3 hours | Free

  • FOMArt: September 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 28 September 2019, 1- 4pm

    Free

    Duration 3 hours | Free

  • FOMArt: October 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 26 October 2019, 1- 4pm

    Free

    Duration 3 hours | Free