BOUCHER, WATTEAU AND THE ORIGIN OF ROCOCO PROGRAM
Enjoy the Boucher, Watteau and the origin of Rococo exhibition and free events after hours during the Gallery's late night Wednesday until 9pm.
5.30PM EXHIBITION TALKS
Boucher, Watteau and the origin of Rococo. Free with exhibition entry.
16 Mar Peter Raissis, Curator European Prints, Drawings & Watercolours, Art Gallery of NSW.
23 Mar Terence Maloon, Curator Special Exhibitions, Art Gallery of NSW.
30 Mar Michelle Hiscock, artist and painting teacher, National Art School.
6.30PM CELEBRITY TALKS
Celebrity speakers give insights into the decadent art and times of the Rococo. Free of charge.
9 Mar Jean Poncet, Cultural & Scientific Counsellor, Embassy of France: The Rococo haven: art for pleasure in a century of political propaganda
16 Mar Linda Jaivin, writer: Womankind undressed: The seductions of Boucher
23 Mar Moffatt Oxenbould, Opera director: Operatic Giants of the Rococo period
30 Mar Libbi Gorr, writer & performer: Rococolossal: Women in charge
6.30PM CHAMBER CONCERTS IN THE OLD COURTS
Enjoy music of the Rococo with this series of concerts performed in the Gallery's magnificent 19th century courts. Curated by Marshall McGuire. Free of charge.
6 Apr Neal Peres da Costa (harpsichord): Pieces de clavecin
13 Apr Jane Edwards (soprano), Neal Peres da Costa (harpsichord), Danny Yeadon (cello): Sacred and Secular
20 Apr Christina Leonard (saxophone), Marshall McGuire (harp): Le Tombeau de Couperin
27 Apr Jennifer Eriksson (viola da gamba), Catherine Tabrett (viola da gamba), Tommie Andersson (lute): The Marais Project
7.15PM LIVE MUSIC IN THE ARTBAR
Bianco Duet comprising saxophonists Nicholas Russoniello and Harry White from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, play a variety of French works from composers including Poulenc, Devienne, Koechlin and Piazzola. Enjoy a glass of wine and evening menu at the Gallery's Art Bar until 9pm.
7.15PM FILM PROGRAM - ROCOCO ROMPS
This series presents some of the outstanding films set between the 17th and late 18th century in France. Plunging us into the cultured, luxurious, treacherous world of aristocratic life, brooding on the decadence of the ancient regime and showing the revolutionary terror that was its aftermath.
16 Mar Tous les matins du monde, Dir: Alain Corneau 1991
23 Mar Marquise Dir: Vera Belmont 1997
30 Mar Ridicule Dir: Patrice Leconte 1996
6 Apr Dangerous liaisons Dir: Stephen Frears 1988
13 Apr Danton Dir: Andrzej Wajda 1983
7.30PM GUIDED TOURS
Explore the Boucher, Watteau and the origin of Rococo exhibition with one of the Gallery's informative guides. Free with exhibition entry.
ART AFTER HOURS - EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL 9PM
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Art Gallery of New South Wales
Telephone (02) 9225 1618
Image: Francois Boucher (1703-1770) Project de frontispice:groupe d'enfants autour d'une draperie (detail). Collection of Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris