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Media Releases

Archived press releases 2008

 

Margaret Olley donates Degas drawing to National Gallery of Australia
The National Gallery of Australia today announced that Margaret Olley has given an important Degas drawing, Dancer in fourth position (Danseuse en quatrième devant) c 1885, to the national collection of art. | More

 

Bequest Circle program
The National Gallery of Australia Bequest Circle is a new initiative which provides formal acknowledgment of bequest donors during their lifetime and gives potential and existing bequest donors a unique opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the Gallery. | More

 

AUSTRALIA COMES TO THE PARTY: National Gallery of Australia raises more than $25 million to celebrate its 25th Anniversary
The National Gallery of Australia today announced that it has exceeded its goal to raise $25 million as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations. | More

 

National Gallery of Australia announces appointment of Dr Michael Gunn
The National Gallery of Australia today announced the appointment of Dr Michael Gunn to the newly created position of Senior Curator, Pacific Arts. | More

 

Bill Henson's speech at the opening of Picture Paradise: Asia–Pacific photography 1840s–1940s
Bill Henson opens the National Gallery of Australia's exhibition Picture Paradise: Asia–Pacific photography 1840s–1940s | More

 

A world-first exhibition of Asia–Pacific photography opens at the National Gallery of Australia
The ground breaking exhibition Picture Paradise: Asia–Pacific photography 1840s–1940s will be opened tonight by prominent Australian photographer Bill Henson. Never before has a regional perspective surveying the first century of Asia–Pacific photography been exhibited. | More

 

National Gallery of Australia presents a major retrospective exhibition on Australian artist Richard Larter
Featuring approximately 90 works from public and private collections and brought together for the first time, the exhibition opens at the National Gallery of Australia this Friday, 20 June 2008. | More

 

Turner to Money, a $28 million Economic Triumph for Canberra
Attractting 180,700 visitors Turner to Monet provided an economic injection of over $28 million to the local economy. | More

 

Printsandprintmaking.gov.au a winner
National Gallery of Australia website Prints and Printmaking announced a winner in the “Best Web” awards 2008, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2008. | More

 

National Gallery of Australia announces acquisition of a Fredrick McCubbin painting
The Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Ron Radford AM, announces the significant new acquisition of Frederick McCubbin’s Violet and gold, 1911.

 

The Creative Australia stream of the 2020 Summit will visit the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday 19 April
Guests, including Cate Blanchett and Hugh Jackman, will begin to arrive at the National Gallery of Australia from 7.10 pm.
The Creative Australia stream of the 2020 Summit will visit the NGA for dinner and a private viewing of Turner to Monet: the triumph of landscape.

 

National Gallery of Australia announces a $2 M gift from the family of Australian artist Rosalie Gascoigne
Ben Gascoigne and the family of the late Rosalie Gascoigne, one of Australia’s most important contemporary artists, have donated her last major, series Earth 1999, to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

Sculpture Garden Sunday
By the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden comes alive this weekend with a program of free creative art workshops for children.

James Gleeson Oral History Collection
The National Gallery of Australia Library’s James Gleeson Oral History Collection inscribed into the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register 2008. More information

 

Turner to Monet: the triumph of landscape
The National Gallery of Australia proudly presents Turner to Monet: the triumph of landscape, the most comprehensive survey of 19th century landscape paintings ever assembled. More information

 

Australian Surrealism: the Agapitos/Wilson collection
The National Gallery of Australia unveils the exhibition Australian Surrealism: the Agapitos/Wilson collection on Saturday 16 February 2008. The exhibition showcases over 170 works of the recent 25th Anniversary acquisition, the Agapitos/Wilson collection. These works will be seen for the first time in Canberra with this exhibition. More information

 

 

 

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