Art Gallery of New South Wales

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One of Australia's leading art museums. Over a million visitors enjoy the Gallery's collections of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art each year. Located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour and only 15 minutes walk from the city centre.

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Antonio Gaudi and Adolf Loos

23rd July

$25

Klimt and fin-de-siécle Vienna

16th July

$25

The art of James McNeill Whistler

9th July

$25

Elemental Cézanne

25th June

$25

Forcefields

2nd April

Presented in the Gallery’s entrance court alongside Nike Savvas’s newly commissioned work Rally 2014, Forcefields brings together 11 vibrant abstract...

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Nike Savvas

18th March

Renowned for her physically immersive and optically dazzling installations, Sydney artist Nike Savvas energises the Gallery’s 'main street’ with a newly...

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The bathing nude

18th June

$25

Gauguin in the south seas

11th June

$25

19th Biennale of Sydney

21st March

The Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival, held every two years across multiple venues in Sydney....

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Van Gogh’s self-portraits

4th June

$25

Afghanistan

7th March

Afghanistan was at the heart of the Silk Road, the trading route travelled by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Marco Polo, linking ancient Iran,...

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Khadim Ali

6th March

The haunted lotus considers familial ties, the Hazara people and culture, and the emergence of a lawless society in Afghanistan. In addition to these...

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Art appreciation lecture series 2014

28th May

$25

Lautrec and the Belle Epoque

28th May

$25

Space, symbol and spirit in the work of the Nabis

21st May

$25

Japonisme

14th May

$25

Mothers' Day High Tea Art Gallery of New South Wales

11th May

If you’re looking for a special treat for a Mum who enjoys finer things, why not spoil her with the ultimate high tea experience at The Art Gallery of...

$38

Artexpress 2014

12th March

A dynamic and popular exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in...

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Impressionist women

7th May

$25

Wes Carr's 'Buffalo Tales'

30th April

Buffalo Tales is the recent project for Sydney-based singer/songwriter Wes Carr. From his early days fronting Silverchair-offshoot Tambalane to his...

Free

Seurat and neo-Impressionism

30th April

$25

Connoisseur and philanthropist

31st January

After falling in love with Chinese art in the 1950s, Goldie Sternberg started donating works to the Art Gallery of NSW in the 1980s. In 1989, her husband,...

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Wes Carr's 'Buffalo Tales'

23rd April

Buffalo Tales is the recent project for Sydney-based singer/songwriter Wes Carr. From his early days fronting Silverchair-offshoot Tambalane to his...

Free

Wes Carr's 'Buffalo Tales'

16th April

Buffalo Tales is the recent project for Sydney-based singer/songwriter Wes Carr. From his early days fronting Silverchair-offshoot Tambalane to his...

Free

Wes Carr's 'Buffalo Tales'

9th April

Buffalo Tales is the recent project for Sydney-based singer/songwriter Wes Carr. From his early days fronting Silverchair-offshoot Tambalane to his...

Free

Techniques of the Impressionists and and neo-Impressionism

9th April

$25

Live Music: Contemporary Afghan Beats

2nd April

Multi-intrumentalist Ustad Sarshar has been touring and performing Afghani and Indian classical music all over the world for the past 35 years. A gifted...

Free

The secret garden at Giverny: a key to Monet’s success

2nd April

$25

Manet: painter of modern life

26th March

$25

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

23rd March

TBA

Rodin: the making of modern sculpture

19th March

$25

Ballerinas and muscle men: the body in motion

12th March

$25

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

9th March

TBA

Art Club: Prints and pomegranates

8th March

Using pomegranates as our inspiration, we draw and make prints onto wallpaper from cross-sections of this amazing fruit. Art Club is designed for members’...

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Kids Club: Playing with panoramas

8th March

Make a crowded city panorama of buildings and houses using our imagination and direct observation. We’ll look at some paintings of cities then draw the...

$

Symbolism: myth and melancholy

5th March

$25

William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement

26th February

$25

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

23rd February

TBA

Tino Sehgal

6th February

Internationally acclaimed artist Tino Sehgal has risen to prominence for his innovative works that consist purely of live encounters between people in...

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Yirrkala drawings

12th December

In 1947, senior ceremonial leaders at Yirrkala in north-east Arnhem Land produced hundreds of vibrant crayon drawings on paper for the anthropologists...

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Live music with Microwave Jenny

19th February

Tessa Nuku and Brendon Boney, as Microwave Jenny, have been wooing music lovers across the country with their silky harmonies since the pair first joined...

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Tour de Farce

19th February

Join the fun with Open Stage Productions The unrehearsed madness of Whose line is it anyway? and the spontaneous challenge of Thank God you’re here! meets...

FREE

Live music with Microwave Jenny

19th February

Tessa Nuku and Brendon Boney, as Microwave Jenny, have been wooing music lovers across the country with their silky harmonies since the pair first joined...

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Victorian classical painters and the cult of beauty

19th February

$25

Live music with Microwave Jenny

12th February

Tessa Nuku and Brendon Boney, as Microwave Jenny, have been wooing music lovers across the country with their silky harmonies since the pair first joined...

TBA

Tour de Farce

12th February

Join the fun with Open Stage Productions The unrehearsed madness of Whose line is it anyway? and the spontaneous challenge of Thank God you’re here! meets...

FREE

Live music with Microwave Jenny

12th February

Tessa Nuku and Brendon Boney, as Microwave Jenny, have been wooing music lovers across the country with their silky harmonies since the pair first joined...

TBA

Sheer detail: photography 1840-c1890s

12th February

$25

Pollock

9th February

Harris directed and starred in this portrait of abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock. The film opens in New York in 1941 where Pollock is an...

Free

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

9th February

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A cinematic history

8th January

This selection of films presents a chronological overview of some of the most important events shaping American history: slavery; the annexation of the...

Free

The Swinging Blades at Art Gallery of New South Wales

5th February

The Swinging Blades are a hard-swinging band playing nothing but great old music from the golden age of jazz. Featuring National Jazz Award-winning...

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The Swinging Blades

5th February

The Swinging Blades are a hard-swinging band playing nothing but great old music from the golden age of jazz. Featuring National Jazz Award-winning...

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Live music: America

5th February

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Tommy Dean

5th February

American stand-up comedian Tommy Dean has been an Australian resident for 16 years. In this time his television career has included appearances on Spicks...

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From the Wanderers to the neo-nationalists

5th February

$25

Pollock

5th February

Harris directed and starred in this portrait of abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock. The film opens in New York in 1941 where Pollock is an...

Free

America’s painted word

8th January

Spoken-word artist Miles Merrill and multi-instrumentalist Trevor Brown mix live beat-making with a selection of American literary classics by writers...

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Live music: America

4th February

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

3rd February

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

2nd February

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

To kill a mockingbird

2nd February

Observed through the eyes of 'Scout’, a feisty six-year-old tomboy, Atticus Finch (Peck) is an idealistic lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town during...

Free

At one with nature: the psyche of traditional Chinese painting

2nd February

The story of Bada Shanren (1626-1705) is one of drama and trauma at the fall of the Ming Dynasty. A child prodigy, he laid out a path for many Chinese...

Free

Art Club: America

1st February

This month we’re lucky to view artworks spanning over 200 years of American art in the exhibition America: painting a nation. Taking inspiration from Mark...

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Kids Club: Year of the Horse

1st February

Welcome to 2014 and the Chinese Year of the Horse! To celebrate, February’s Kids Club will explore the special qualities of horses and create a fun tote...

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Live music: America

1st February

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

China's history through the tales of 100 people

1st February

To mark the launch of the Berskshire dictionary of Chinese biography, editor-in-chief Kerry Brown discusses why making sense of China’s vast histories can...

Free

They shoot horses, don’t they?

1st February

Based on the 1935 novel by Horace McCoy, They shoot horses, don’t they? is a masterful re-creation of the Depression era in the US. Pollack focuses on a...

Free

Live music: America

31st January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

30th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

The Green Mohair Suits at Art Gallery of New South Wales

29th January

The Green Mohair Suits always entertain with their fun and innovative take on country, folk and bluegrass music. Consisting of expressive songwriters...

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The Green Mohair Suits

29th January

The Green Mohair Suits always entertain with their fun and innovative take on country, folk and bluegrass music. Consisting of expressive songwriters...

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Live music: America

29th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Truth and beauty: the Pre-Raphaelite movement

29th January

$25

To kill a mockingbird

29th January

Observed through the eyes of 'Scout’, a feisty six-year-old tomboy, Atticus Finch (Peck) is an idealistic lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town during...

Free

Live music: America

28th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

27th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Bonnie and Clyde

27th January

In 1967 Bonnie and Clyde ushered in one of the most innovative and controversial eras in Hollywood filmmaking. Penn’s daringly believable account of the...

Free

Live music: America

26th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

The grapes of wrath

26th January

Based on John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Ford’s epic drama follows the Joads, an Oklahoma family who lose their farm during the Great...

Free

Auslan-interpreted talk: New worlds

26th January

Free

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

26th January

TBA

Live music: America

25th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Citizen Kane

25th January

Welles’ melancholy masterpiece investigates the rise and fall of Charles Foster Kane, a character based in part upon the American newspaper magnate...

Free

The Yeomans Project: field trip

25th January

In the 1950s, PA Yeomans developed his widely influential Keyline system on his property Yobarnie at Richmond, north of Sydney. It is here that he...

Free

Live music: America

24th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Painting a notion

8th January

Join the Etcetera Duo for a performance of mime, magic and illusion inspired by American art. Suitable for children of all ages.

Free

Live music: America

23rd January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Jo Fabro at Art Gallery of New South Wales

22nd January

Jazz vocalist Jo Fabro has been making her mark on the Sydney music scene for a number of years. A powerful and dynamic vocalist, she has lent her voice...

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Jo Fabro

22nd January

Jazz vocalist Jo Fabro has been making her mark on the Sydney music scene for a number of years. A powerful and dynamic vocalist, she has lent her voice...

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Live music: America

22nd January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Morris Robinson in conversation with Jonathan Biggins

22nd January

Former American footballer turned opera singer Morris Robinson is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most interesting and sought-after basses...

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The grapes of wrath

22nd January

Based on John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Ford’s epic drama follows the Joads, an Oklahoma family who lose their farm during the Great...

Free

Access workshop: Creating the wild west

22nd January

Inspired by artworks in the exhibition America: painting a nation, this workshop is for children with specific needs. We welcome visitors of all abilities...

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Pioneer paper patchwork

6th January

Join us any time between 11am and 4pm to colour and collage your own paper patchwork design full of pioneering spirit.

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Live music: America

21st January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Interactive art: America

6th January

Let Open Stage Productions take you on an improvised journey through American art.

Free

Live music: America

20th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

19th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

There will be blood

19th January

Loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil!, a callous gold miner-turned-oilman, Daniel Plainview (Day-Lewis), embarks on a ruthless quest for...

Free

Live music: America

18th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Hester Street

18th January

English and Yiddish with English subtitles Set in 1896, Micklin Silver’s film examines the life of Jewish immigrants who land in New York City from...

Free

Live music: America

17th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

American stories school holiday workshop ages 3-13

6th January

A tour through the America: painting a nation exhibition to inspire you to create your own artwork, followed by a hands-on workshop.

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American stories school holiday workshop 5-8 years

6th January

A tour through the America: painting a nation exhibition to inspire you to create your own artwork, followed by a hands-on workshop.

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Live music: America

16th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

American stories school holiday workshop Family session

16th January

A tour through the America: painting a nation exhibition to inspire you to create your own artwork, followed by a hands-on workshop.

$

The Morrisons at Art Gallery of New South Wales

15th January

The Morrisons are a five-piece string band playing bluegrass, country and honky-tonk. They perform lonesome songs of lost loves and foot-stomping affairs...

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The Morrisons

15th January

The Morrisons are a five-piece string band playing bluegrass, country and honky-tonk. They perform lonesome songs of lost loves and foot-stomping affairs...

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Live music: America

15th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Annabel Crabb

15th January

Annabel Crabb is one of Australia’s most popular political commentators. A regular columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald, she is also chief online...

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There will be blood

15th January

Loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil!, a callous gold miner-turned-oilman, Daniel Plainview (Day-Lewis), embarks on a ruthless quest for...

Free

American stories school holiday workshop 9-13 years

15th January

A tour through the America: painting a nation exhibition to inspire you to create your own artwork, followed by a hands-on workshop.

$

Live music: America

14th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

13th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

12th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Unforgiven

12th January

Set in the1880s, William Munny is a reformed outlaw and recent widower now struggling to raise his two young children. He gets drawn back to his old ways...

Free

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

12th January

TBA

Live music: America

11th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

The age of innocence

11th January

In 1870s New York, an upper-class couple’s impending marriage is threatened by the presence of an enigmatic woman plagued by scandal. Depicting the...

Free

Live music: America

10th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

9th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

American stories school holiday workshop Family session

9th January

A tour through the America: painting a nation exhibition to inspire you to create your own artwork, followed by a hands-on workshop.

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Baz's Trio of Jazz

8th January

Baz’s Trio of Jazz is lead by guitarist Aaron 'Baz’ Flower, former winner of the National Jazz Guitar Award. Joined by Sam Dobson on double bass and...

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Baz's Trio of Jazz

8th January

Baz’s Trio of Jazz is lead by guitarist Aaron 'Baz’ Flower, former winner of the National Jazz Guitar Award. Joined by Sam Dobson on double bass and...

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Live music: America

8th January

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Jill Dupleix, Andrew Levins and Michael Shafran

8th January

In a special panel discussion titled America: eating a nation, one of Australia’s best known food writers, Jill Dupleix, is joined by an American...

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Exhibition talks:Jaime Tsai

8th January

Jaime is an art historian currently working at the National Art School and at the College of Fine Arts. Drawing on her expertise in surrealism, Jaime will...

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Unforgiven

8th January

Set in the1880s, William Munny is a reformed outlaw and recent widower now struggling to raise his two young children. He gets drawn back to his old ways...

Free

American stories school holiday workshop 9-13 years

8th January

A tour through the America: painting a nation exhibition to inspire you to create your own artwork, followed by a hands-on workshop.

$

Commedia Dell Arte

29th December

Meet a cast of carnival characters in a lively puppetry performance with lots of laughter and mischievous action, with Dennis Murphy.

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The Yeomans Project: conversations

25th December

Wendy Yeomans, the youngest child from PA Yeomans’ second marriage, is interested in social change and sustainable infrastructure just like her father....

Free

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

22nd December

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The Yeomans Project: conversations

18th December

PA Yeomans was a visionary farmer, inventor and author who in the 1950s, 60s and 70s developed a radical agricultural system that changed the development...

Free

The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford

15th December

Dominik’s film traces the events that would eventually bring about the death of legendary Wild West outlaw Jesse James – the man rumored be the 'fastest...

Free

Samuel Dobson's Ragtime Band at Art Gallery of New South Wales

11th December

Enjoy the syncopated or ‘ragged’ rhythms that characterised this genre. Featuring Samuel Dobson on double bass, Justin Fermino on clarinet and saxophone...

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Live music: America

11th December

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Samuel Dobson's Ragtime Band

11th December

Enjoy the syncopated or ‘ragged’ rhythms that characterised this genre. Featuring Samuel Dobson on double bass, Justin Fermino on clarinet and saxophone...

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Exhibition talks: Alexandra Gregg

11th December

Coordinator of contemporary programs at the Art Gallery of NSW talks about Jackson Pollock and American abstraction

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Marcia Hines in conversation with Emma Ayres

11th December

Marcia Hines has been a successful stage performer and recording artist since she arrived in Sydney at age 16. At this time she was the youngest person in...

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The Yeomans Project: conversations

11th December

In 1975 Ian Milliss proposed an exhibition on Yeomans and his Keyline Design concepts entitled PA Yeomans: Keyline to the Art Gallery of NSW. The project...

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Exhibition talks:Catherine Rogers

11th December

Exhibiting artist Catherine Rogers will speak about her works from the series The culture of the table (2007) and their relationship to the still life...

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The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford

11th December

Dominik’s film traces the events that would eventually bring about the death of legendary Wild West outlaw Jesse James – the man rumored be the 'fastest...

Free

Live music: America

10th December

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Champagne and shopping

9th December

Don’t miss out on the first ever all-day Christmas sale for Gallery members! The Gallery Shop will hold this year’s special members sale in the function...

Free

Live music: America

9th December

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

8th December

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

InterACTive Art

8th December

Interactive, imaginative, explorative, improvisational storytelling with Open Stage Productions. Performed by Daniel Cordeaux and Monique Dykstra.

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The searchers

8th December

Set in 1868 during the Texas–Indian Wars, an embittered, ex-confederate soldier and Civil War veteran, Ethan Edwards, returns to his brother’s home in...

Free

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

8th December

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Live music: America

7th December

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Live music: America

6th December

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

Access workshop: America's natural and built environment

6th December

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability. Inspired by artworks in the exhibition America: painting a nation, this workshop is for people with...

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Live music: America

5th December

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

The Cope Street Parade at Art Gallery of New South Wales

4th December

With their fiery and fun music, The Cope Street Parade cast a spell of dance halls and speakeasies with the hot sounds of New Orleans melding with gypsy....

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Live music: America

4th December

Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.

Free

The Cope Street Parade

4th December

With their fiery and fun music, The Cope Street Parade cast a spell of dance halls and speakeasies with the hot sounds of New Orleans melding with gypsy....

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Exhibition talks: Josephine Touma

4th December

Senior coordinator of public programs at the Art Gallery of NSW speaks about Edward Hopper and the American city

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Toby Creswell

4th December

Toby Creswell is an Australian music journalist and writer. The former editor of Australia’s Rolling Stone magazine, he has also published numerous books...

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The Yeomans Project: conversations

4th December

PA Yeomans wrote that 'a successful Human Environment Revolution will depend on youth and the “rebel” farmer’. He believed that being a ‘rebel’ farmer was...

Free

The searchers

4th December

Set in 1868 during the Texas–Indian Wars, an embittered, ex-confederate soldier and Civil War veteran, Ethan Edwards, returns to his brother’s home in...

Free