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2005 ARCHIBALD PROGRAM   MAY / JUNE

ALL EVENTS FREE - Admission charges for some exhibitions 

Archibald at its best! Celebrate Australia's most extraordinary and oldest art event during the Gallery's late night Wednesday until 9pm. Revel in lively debate and controversy with our own celebrities during the Art After Hoursí program comprising free talks, films, tours and live music.

5.30PM GALLERY TALKS
Curators, conservators and educators share insights into the Gallery's collection.
 
4 May Michael Wardell, Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize
11 May Anne Ryan, Fred Williams' gouaches
18 May Alec George, John Olsen
25 May Natasha Bullock, Tranquillity
1 June Alan Lloyd, Why Frames?
8 June Lisbeth Star, Marini's 'Rider'
15 June Clare Pollard, Bijinga Ė beautiful women in Japanese prints
22 June Paula Dredge, Paintings in the collection
29 June Natasha Bullock, Burchill & McCamley

6.30PM CELEBRITY TALKS
Celebrity presenters, fashion designers, editors and directors discuss the world of fame and Australia's most coveted art event, the Archibald portrait prize.

4 May Graeme Murphy, artistic director Sydney Dance Company with Akira Isogawa, fashion & costume designer Creative Collaborations
11 May Margaret Throsby, host ABC Classic FM with Bill Leak, cartoonist The Australian In Conversation 
18 May Phillip Adams, writer & presenter, Radio Nationalís Late Night Live: Faces in frames
25 May Peter Berner, performer & host Einstein Factor ABC TV and presenter The Cage, Triple M breakfast show What're you lookin' at? Staring down the Archibald
1 June Mike Carlton, presenter Radio 2UE & SMH columnist in conversation with Edmund Capon, director AGNSW Deep in conversation
8 June Justice Michael Kirby, Judge, High Court of Australia, Let Art be the Judge
15 June Kathy Bail, editor The Bulletin, Tales of Mystery and Imagination - JF Archibald & The Bulletin
22 June Peter FitzSimons, author & journalist Sydney Morning Herald: Tackling the Archibald
29 June Jonathan Biggins, writer & performer In conversation with 2005 Archibald finalist and sitter

7.15PM FILMS
Exploring the heights and pitfalls of fame, this film program curated by Robert Herbert, takes us on a dizzying journey among individuals who are desperate to be recognised, idols who would rather die than live anonymously, fans who vie for their attention and profiteers and bounty hunters who exploit them.

4 May Red hot riding hood (Dir. Tex Avery) 1943 & Stardust memories (Dir. Woody Allen) 1980
11 May One froggy evening (Dir. Chuck Jones) 1955 & Sweet smell of success (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick) 1957
18 May The king of comedy (Dir. Martin Scorsese) 1982
25 May All about Eve (Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) 1950
1 June I shot Andy Warhol (Dir. Mary Harron) 1996
8 June Sťance on a wet afternoon (Dir. Bryan Forbes) 1964
15 June La dolce vita (Dir. Federico Fellini) 1960
22 June Bonnie and Clyde (Dir. Arthur Penn) 1967
29 June Raging bull (Dir. Martin Scorsese) 1980

7.15PM LIVE MUSIC IN THE ARTBAR
Enjoy wine and a light evening meal at the Gallery's ArtBar with jazz trios from Sydney Conservatorium of Music

7.30PM GUIDED TOURS
Explore the Archibald exhibition with one of the Gallery's informative guides. Free with exhibition entry.

ART AFTER HOURS - EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL 9PM 
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney 2000, Australia.
www.artafterhours.com.au or National toll free 1800 679 278

MEDIA INFORMATION
Margaux Simms, Press Office
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Email margauxs@ag.nsw.gov.au
Telephone (02) 9225 1618

IMAGE: Crowds visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales to view the 1944 Archibald Prize