FREE UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE GALLERY
Explore five floors of art, with four great exhibitions showing this month, including The Arts of Islam, the Dobell Prize for Drawing, Translucent World: Chinese jade from the Forbidden City and Bertram Mackennal.
Please note: Due to traffic disruptions caused by APEC 2007, talks, tours and music have been cancelled for Wednesday 5 September. The film screening will run as usual.
CELEBRITY CONCERTS & TALKS 6.30pm
12 Sep Kim Cunio, composer, performs music from The Arts of Islam exhibition
19 Sep Joseph Tawadros, Egyptian-Australian virtuoso of the oud (a Middle Eastern lute) - performance and talk
26 Sep Linda Jaivin, author and Chinese translator, discusses 'jade' the word.
SPECIAL LECTURES 7.30pm
12 Sep Peter Mould, NSW Government architect, Islamic Architecture and Decoration
19 Sep Roger Neill, UK academic, discusses Bertram Mackennal's relationships with Sarah Bernhardt and Nellie Melba: I owe it all to Nellie Melba
EXHIBITION TALKS 5.30pm
12 Sep Connie Tornatore-Loong, assistant curator of Australian art, Bertram Mackennal, Symbolism and Art Nouveau
12 Sep Richard Johnson, exhibition designer and architect, discusses The Arts of Islam*
19 Sep Jackie Menzies, head curator of Asian Art, discusses The Arts of Islam*
26 Sep Liu Yang, curator of Chinese art discusses Translucent World*
* In the exhibition space. Admission fee applies.
GUIDED TOURS 7.15pm
The Arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D Khalili Collection (except 5 & 12 Sep)
Bertram Mackennal (except 5 & 19 Sep)
MUSIC IN THE ARTBAR 7.30pm
12 & 19 Sep Ismael Fadhil, with keyboard and bazooka, sings traditional Iraqi and Arabic songs
26 Sep Chai Chang Ning, bamboo flute performance
FILM PROGRAM 7.15pm
The Iranian New Wave in association with The Arts of Islam, last two weeks.
5 Sep Turtles can fly (Dir: Bahman Ghobadi, 2005)
12 Sep Offside (Dir: Jafar Panahi 2006)
Imperial China in association with Translucent World
Tracing the rich cultural tapestry of China, this cinematic history reflects on mythological, artistic, social, historical and political events while dynastic monarchies rise and fall, rival warriors battle for supremacy, and war and revolution give way to chaos.
26 Sep The Last Emperor (Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci)
3 Oct Hero (Dir: Zhang Yimou, 2002)
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW IN SEPTEMBER
The Arts of Islam until 23 September
Dobell Prize for Drawing until 4 November
Translucent World: Chinese jade from the Forbidden City until 11 November
Bertram Mackennal until 4 November
One Sun One Moon until 9 December
The Surreal aesthetic until 14 October
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro until 14 October
Modern British watercolours and drawings until 14 October
Australian Bookbinders exhibition 2007 until 27 September
Weekly program information at www.artafterhours.com.au
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