Coming events

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

  • Special lecture: John Russell, Tom Roberts and global Impressionism

    With Elena Taylor

    Thursday 20 September 2018, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: John Russell In the afternoon 1891 (detail)

  • The allure of the Cote D’Azur

    Artists in Provence

    Friday 21 September 2018, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Provence, France

  • Journalist on the Collection

    With Joyce Morgan and Geraldine Doogue

    Saturday 22 September 2018, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Shakyamuni Buddha early 20th century (detail)

  • William Kentridge in conversation

    Hear from one of the most powerful voices in art

    Friday 5 October 2018, 4.30pm

    Free, bookings required

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: William Kentridge

  • Sydney Asian Art Series 2018

    Uncertain objects: trajectories of Asian art

    28 April - 17 Oct 2018
    See listing for details

    Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: From the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, Yale University. © The Van Vechten Trust

  • Armchair Travel: Treasures of the Emerald Isle

    With Kenneth Park

    Saturday 27 October 2018, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Blarney House, County Cork, Ireland, seen from Blarney Castle.

  • Talk and tour: 'What’s new in Contemporary Art'

    With Gitte Weise

    Saturday 3 November 2018, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Michael Parekowhai The English Channel 2015 (detail)

  • Australian classics

    With Susannah Fullerton

    Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
    5 October - 10 November 2018
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Frank Mahony Rounding up a straggler 1889 (detail)

  • 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.

  • ReCollection: William Kentridge

    Hear from curator Nicholas Chambers

    Thursday 20 September 2018, 12pm

    Free

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: William Kentridge Tide table 2003. Art Gallery of New South Wales. © William Kentridge

  • ReCollection: Charles Blackman

    Hear from assistant curator Hannah Hutchinson

    Thursday 27 September 2018, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Charles Blackman Girl dreaming 1953 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales. Purchased 1978 © Charles Blackman. Licensed by Copyright Agency

  • ReCollection: Anne Dangar

    Hear from assistant curator Leanne Santoro

    Thursday 4 October 2018, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Anne Dangar Plate c1934, Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • William Kentridge in conversation

    Hear from one of the most powerful voices in art

    Friday 5 October 2018, 4.30pm

    Free, bookings required

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: William Kentridge

  • Exhibition talks: John Russell

    Short talks by experts

    Wednesdays 5.30pm
    19 September -10 October 2018

    Free with exhibition entry

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

    Image: John Russell In the morning, Alpes Maritimes from Antibes 1890–91 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra,

  • Being bold: fearless women, fearless borders

    Conversations on contemporary South Asian art

    Wednesdays 6.30pm
    3 October 2018
    10 October 2018

    Free

    Upper Asian gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Adeela Suleman The warrior 2014 in the exhibition Fearless at Art Gallery of New South Wales © Adeela Suleman

  • ReCollection: Del Kathryn Barton

    Hear from artist Rosell Flatley

    Thursday 18 October 2018, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Del Kathryn Barton come of things 2010, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Del Kathryn Barton. Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales Contempo Group 2010

  • ReCollection: Nalini Malani

    Hear from exhibition project officer Katy Preston

    Thursday 25 October 2018, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Installation view of Nalini Malani’s in search of vanished blood 2012 in the exhibition Fearless

  • ReCollection: Sano di Pietro

    Hear from art historian Adam Bushby

    Thursday 1 November 2018, 12pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Sano di Pietro Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome, John the Baptist, Bernardino and Bartholomew 1450-1481 (detail). Gift of John Fairfax and Sons Ltd. to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Sydney Morning Herald 1971.

  • ReCollection: Dayanita Singh

    Hear from exhibition designer Belqis Youssofzay

    Thursday 8 November, 2018

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Dayanita Singh Suitcase museum 2017-18 at the Art Gallery of NSW © Dayanita Singh