7 November 2012
5.15pm & 7.30pm Music in the Art Bar with Martha Marlow & Mike Nock
Cafe, lower level 1
Mike Nock is one of the masters of jazz in Australia, having worked for 25 years in the USA with many of the world’s top jazz musicians. Tonight he joins the beautiful songbird Martha Marlow for an evening of jazz standards and some of Martha’s original compositions.
In association with the Australian galleries
5.30pm Home artist talk
Peter Yanada McKenzie, contemporary photographer
Yiribana Gallery, lower level 3
Peter Yanada McKenzie exposes a unique side of the Sydney community with his personal and moving images. Throughout his career, McKenzie, an Eora/Anaiwan man, has documented La Per’s local characters, landscape, events and activities.
In association with Home.
5.30pm The Heysen letters: Hans and Nora
Associate Professor Catherine Speck, University of Adelaide
20th and 21st c Australian art, ground level
Catherine Speck, author of Heysen to Heysen, reads letters from the thirty-year-long correspondence about art, between father and daughter artists, Hans and Nora Heysen. Their letters shed light on each others’ lives and art as well as the art worlds of Sydney and Australia.
6.30pm Australian collection celebrity event
Bill Gammage, academic historian and author
Entrance court, ground level
Bill Gammage talks on the Australian landscape and his recent book, The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia (2011), which won the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Prize for Australian History. Gammage is a historian and adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University.
7.15pm Art Gab: a monthly chat exploring artworks and ideas
Roy Kennedy Mission boy dreams (2006)
Meet at Information desk, ground level
This month we talk about the depictions of Indigenous artist Roy Kennedy’s bittersweet memories of growing up on a mission in rural NSW. View work in the collection
Free, but bookings required: 02 9225 1740
7.15pm Film series: Hitting rock bottom in post-war England
Domain Theatre, lower level 3
Room at the top
Dir: Jack Clayton 1959
117 mins 35mm B&W Rated M
Starring Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret
In conjunction with Francis Bacon: five decades (opens 21 Nov)
7.15pm Contemporary art guided tour
Meet at the information desk, ground level
For a full listing of events and exhibitions on Wednesday evening, including members events that are open to the public, see the website.
• Flatlands: photography and everyday space
• Dadang Christanto: They give evidence
See past highlights in video of Art After Hours
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