What to see at Sydney Modern

The Art Gallery of New South Wales and their newly built Sydney Modern space have been celebrating since last Friday! With the additional room to share ‘the campus’ is hosting an array of programs and exhibitions for you to be introduced to the fresh-look and feel of the gallery grounds. Wrapping up soon we share below a few final events over this weekend worth a gander, check out the full list of activities here.

Image: Installation view of the Yiribana Gallery, including (left) Ronnie Tjampitjinpa Tingari fire dreaming at Wilkinkarra 2008 and (top) Yhonnie Scarce Death zephyr 2017, photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Zan Wimberley

Friday 9 December

For 45 minutes starting at 10am and 11am artist Emmanuel Asante will teach kids and families face-painting skills, encouraging collaboration and connection between different generations. He will then host a talk about his practice and symbolism at both 1pm and 2pm.

At 10:30am the gallery welcomes kids from 3-5 years of age for story-time in the South Building, Lower level 3, Library, archive and children’s art library

Artist Shireen Taweel will talk in the Making Worlds exhibition on lower level 1 of the North Building, from 11:30am

6 – 7:30pm Art enacting social change: Geraldine Doogue in conversation with Hoda Afshar, Quentin Bryce and Geoffrey Robertson

Image: Family tour of the Grand Courts featuring Brook Andrew Tombs of thought © Brook Andrew, courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Saturday 10

6 – 7:30pm The art of comedy: Steven Oliver in conversation with Gretel Killeen and Benjamin Law

Carolina Gasolina DJ set from 6 – 8:30pm

Artist Tracey Moffatt will talk in Meers Hall on lower level 2 of the North Building from 8pm for half an hour

Over at the Domain, book your free ticket to a concert from Ellie Goulding, supported by Meg Mac and Electric Fields, 6-10pm

Sunday 11

Wearable art workshop developed with Grace Lillian Lee from 10am to 4pm

Sensory experience – Auslan interpreted with Sarah Houbolt from 11-12pm

Simryn Gill artist talk from 2:30pm in the From Here, for Now exhibition on lower level 2 of the South Building, where her work is on display.

Image: Betty Grumble, photo: Liz Ham 

Daily and Free

A guided tour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art kicks off at 11am and is lead by Indigenous staff, until 18 December.

A guided tour of the Art Gallery highlights; on Daily 12pm, 2pm (until 23 December 2022) or Wednesdays also 5.30pm (23 November, 7 December 2022)

A guided tour of the Asian Lantern Galleries, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (until 22 December 2022), 1pm

Embodied art tour with Emma Maye Gibson (AKA Betty Grumble), Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 December 2022, 6pm

Make art with us, developed with artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran on Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 and 18 December 2022, 11am – 3.30pm

8:30pm for 10 minutes enjoy Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie’s drone show Art Up that will animate beautiful artworks set to a synchronised soundtrack, composed by Deborah Cheetham.