Coffee with Art - May

Simon Ives at work conserving works of art at AGNSW
Wednesday 3 May 2023
44 days from now
10:30am - 12:00pm
1hr 30mins

Conservation and preservation: Saving paintings from oblivion

Join Simon Ives, Conservator of Paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, as he shares the techniques used to restore and, in some cases, save a painting from oblivion. Art conservation is an intricate and technically challenging process — in this conversation, Simon reveals some of his secrets in rejuvenating the spark of life in works of art.

Bookings and payment required prior to event.

About Coffee with Art

On the first Wednesday of the month, from February to November, enjoy morning tea and hear from artists, curators, designers and specialists in the visual arts.

Please note: Due to the Newcastle Art Gallery expansion project, this event will be held in the Hunter Room at Newcastle City Hall.

An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.

Future Coffee with Art dates:
Wednesday 7 June  
Wednesday 5 July 
Wednesday 2 August 
Wednesday 6 September  
Wednesday 4 October 
Wednesday 1 November 

Image: Simon Ives at work conserving works of art at AGNSW


  • Members $15
  • Non-members $20
  • Students FREE



City Hall
Hunter Room
290 King Street