Coming events

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

  • 1001 Nights: Magnificent Tales from the Near East

    With Julian Droogan

    Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
    21 June to 3 August 2019
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Persian School (16th century) Ms D-212 fol.285a Alexander Visits a Hermit, illustration to The Book of Alexander by Elias Nezami, 1191 c1550 (detail) Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg, Russia/Bridgeman Images

  • Young Professionals: Meetup

    Discover Jeffrey Smart

    Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6pm

    20th & 21st c Australian art | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: photo by Penny Clay

  • Panel: Biodesign, elixir of innovation

    Can design create better health and wellbeing?

    Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6.30pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

    Image: Christopher Hammang

  • Insights from neuroscience

    Creativity, imagination and aesthetics

    Wednesday 14 August 2019, 6.30pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: David Alais

  • Elizabeth I: Outcast to Virgin Queen

    With Joyce Morgan

    Thursday 15 August 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: William Segar The Ermine Portrait circa 1585 (detail) Hatfield House

  • Armchair travel: Eternal Design – contemporary Japanese art and architecture

    With Kathryn Hunyor

    Saturday 24 August 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Yayoi Kusama Yellow Pumpkin 1994 Naoshima Island, Japan. Photo: Gunta Podina / Alamy Stock Photo.

  • Art for starters: An introduction to European art history

    With Lorraine Kypiotis

    Saturdays 6, 13, 20 July and 10, 17, 24 August 2019, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur! 1891 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales collection

  • Stripping the armour

    Uncovering visual culture in the Medici court

    Saturday 31 August 2019, 10am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 6 hours, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Agnolo Bronzino Cosimo I de’Medici in armour 1540s (detail)

  • Sydney Asian Art Series 2019

    Art and urban culture

    Various dates and times
    28 March – 26 October 2019
    See listing for details

    Free, bookings recommended

    Free, bookings recommended

    Image: Isfahan, Chehel Sotun (Forty Pillar) Palace, detail of the mural in the audience hall, Feasting reception hosted by Shah Abbas the Great, mid-17th century. Photo © Sussan Babaie

  • 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

  • International Curators’ Panel: Making art public

    Three visionary curators explore the impact of public art in a changing global context

    Wednesday 4 December 2019, 5.30pm

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

    Image: Jessica Morgan

  • Sydney Asian Art Series 2017

    Beyond the studio: contexts for Asian art

    9 March – 19 October 2017
    See listing for details

    Free, bookings required

    Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar signed by Mubarak Mirza, b Mahmud, Iran, mid 19th century, private collection

  • Book Launch: Tom Polo

    Artist talk followed by a book signing

    Wednesday 17 July 2019, 5.30pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Tom Polo. Photo by Maja Baska

  • ReCollection: John Brack

    Hear from art advisor and curator John Cruthers

    Thursday 18 July 2019, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: John Brack The breakfast table 1958 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales © Helen Brack

  • ReCollection: Richard Tipping

    Hear from the artist

    Thursday 25 July 2019, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Richard Tipping Artwork 2012 2014 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales © Richard Tipping

  • FOMArt: July 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 27 July 2019, 12pm- 4.30pm

    Free

    Free

    Image: Malaika Green. Photo by wordinhand.

  • Young Professionals: Meetup

    Discover Jeffrey Smart

    Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6pm

    20th & 21st c Australian art | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: photo by Penny Clay

  • 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

  • Living archives study sessions

    Join our monthly study groups for your chance to go behind the scenes of Kaldor Public Art Projects.

    Thursday 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December 2019, 16 January, 13 February 2020, 10.30am

    Study room | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Ellen Waugh with coloured slides from Kaldor Public Art Project 1: Christo & Jeanne Claude, Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968–69.
    Photo: Michael Waite.

  • FOMArt: October 2019

    Presented by the Youth Collective

    Saturday 26 October 2019, 1- 4pm

    Free

    Duration 3 hours | Free

  • International Curators’ Panel: Making art public

    Three visionary curators explore the impact of public art in a changing global context

    Wednesday 4 December 2019, 5.30pm

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

    Image: Jessica Morgan