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Surface beauty: Photographic reflections on glass and china
2 December 2004

The National Gallery of Australia will showcase one of the rarest and most treasured works in its collection in Surface beauty, an exhibition of photography on view from 11 December 2004 – 6 March 2005.

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SubURBAN
26 November 2004

SubURBAN is the National Gallery of Australia’s annual event that celebrates the diversity of youth culture. SubURBAN 2004 will take place on Saturday 11 December and will be a day of youth-focused events held throughout the Gallery.

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Westwood media release
6th November 2004

The National Gallery of Australia wishes to advise a change to the formalities accompanying the launch of Vivienne Westwood — 34 years in fashion.

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Vivienne Westwood: 34 years in fashion
16 September 2004

After a fantastic season in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Vivienne Westwood exhibition will be in Australia for a one stop show at the National Galley of Australia. The retrospective celebrates one of the world’s most influential designers exploring Westwood's career in fashion.

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National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition 2005
13 September 2004

Established in 2000 as a partnership between the National Gallery of Australia and Macquarie Bank, the National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition is one of Australia's most important prizes for contemporary art. The prize is now open for entries.

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Ron Radford to head National Gallery of Australia
31 August 2004

The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan and the Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Rod Kemp, today announced the appointment of Mr Ron Radford as Director of the National Gallery of Australia.

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Printed light: photographic vision and the modern print
31 July 7 November 2004

Printed light: photographic vision and the modern print will have a media launch in the Orde Poynton Gallery at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra at 11.30am on Friday 13 August.

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No ordinary place: the art of David Malangi
Media Preview
Friday 30 July 2004 at 12noon

The first retrospective exhibition of David Malangi Daymirringu (19271999) will open on Friday 30 July 2004 at the National Gallery of Australia

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No ordinary place: the art of David Malangi
31 July 7 November 2004

This exhibition, comprising 67 works, predominantly bark paintings and 13 remarkable sculptures, celebrates the art and life of David Malangi Daymirringu and the important role of this innovative artist in Australia's cultural heritage.

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Sean Scully: body of light
23 July – 10 October 2004

This exhibition will present over 70 works of art produced by Sean Scully during the last 16 years including major paintings, works on paper, photographs and prints. Sourced from collections in both Australia and Europe, some of the works have rarely been seen in public.

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Montien Boonma: Temple of the mind
23 July – 10 October 2004

The National Gallery of Australia proudly launches an exhibition exploring the sensory experience of Buddhism — Montien Boonma: Temple of the mind — a major exhibition of works by the late Montien Boonma, one of Asia's best-known contemporary artists

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Tiffany Speight sings Dame Nellie Melba's arias
7pm on Friday 11 June

The National Gallery of Australia proudly presents acclaimed Australian soprano Tiffany Speight performing a selection of arias from Dame Nellie Melba's repertoire at 7pm on Friday 11 June in a farewell event for the successful exhibition The Edwardians: Secrets and Desires.

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fullscreen: explorations in new media
dis>play : : new media art and computer games
19 March 2004

The National Gallery of Australia presents part II of its innovative program fullscreen:explorations in new media.

Nearly thirty years ago, teenagers were excited about the introduction of the pong machine and a new TV console game call pac man. How things have changed!

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John Glover and the colonial picturesque
23 April – 18 July 2004
National Gallery of Australia

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Art Exhibitions Australia

John Glover and the Colonial Picturesque is a major exhibition featuring 100 paintings, watercolours, drawings and sketches of Regency Britain and colonial Tasmania by John Glover that includes some of the earliest oil paintings of the Australian landscape.

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5th Australian print symposium
2–4 April 2004

Leading Australian artists, printers, curators and art historians will gather at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra for the Fifth Australian Print Symposium in April.

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The Edwardians: Secrets and Desires
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra 12 March – 15 June 2004
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide 9 July – 12 September 2004

The National Gallery of Australia will launch its major exhibition The Edwardians: Secrets and Desires at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

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Elegant Sufficiency: A taste of Edwardian times

To celebrate the opening of its major exhibition The Edwardians: Secrets and Desires the National Gallery of Australia will launch a cookbook, Elegant Sufficiency: A taste of Edwardian times.

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Forever pregnant and forever to be shared

Ron Mueck’s Pregnant woman arrives at the National Gallery of Australia.

The larger than life pregnant woman sculpture is one of the most fascinating and somewhat confronting of Mueck’s works to date. Australian born, Ron Mueck now lives in London and has attracted considerable attention world wide in recent years.

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fullscreen: explorations in new media

The National Gallery of Australia presents fullscreen: explorations in new media, an innovative program of speakers, artists, and performers from the forefront of digital art, giving insight into current practice in new media art and its influence on popular culture.

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The National Gallery of Australia for all Australians

In recent years the National Gallery of Australia has sent increasing numbers of works of art around the country to museums and galleries in state and regional venues. Last year’s very successful Out and About tour, along with other touring programs, saw 1.3 million Australians view works from their National Gallery in their own home communities throughout the country.

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Announcement by Dr Brian Kennedy
Director of the National Gallery of Australia

Dr Brian Kennedy announced today that he would not seek to renew his contract as Director of the National Gallery of Australia when it expires in August 2004.

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A statement from Harold Mitchell
Chairman, National Gallery of Australia

Brian Kennedy brings a passion to the Arts that is particularly evident in the way he speaks so personally about it, and the way acquisitions at the National Gallery can be the subject of popular conversation – whether it is a major work by John Olsen, Rover Thomas, William Robinson, David Hockney or Lucian Freud.

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The Edwardians: secrets and desires
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 12 March – 15 June 2004
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 9 July – 12 September 2004

The National Gallery of Australia will launch its major exhibition The Edwardians: Secrets and Desires at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra on Thursday 11 March 2004.

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