detail: Toots Zynsky 'Pennellata' 2004, glass 'Filet de Verre', Lent by Toots Zynsky, Photographed by Toots Zynsky

Exhibitions and events

For event bookings email eventbookings@nga.gov.au or call +61 2 6240 6504. Events are in the James O Fairfax Theatre unless otherwise advised. For the full events calendar nga.gov.au/Calendar

The Barbara Blackman Temenos Foundation lecture
Thursday 1 December 6pm

Diane Cilento, actress, novelist and director discusses ‘Sainthood and Sufism’ in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the death of Jelalu’ddin Rumi. Bookings essential

Australian art: floor talk
Tuesday 13 December 12.45pm

Ron Radford, Director, discusses the recent acquisition John Glover’s 'House on the Derwent, Van Diemen’s Land' c.1836. Bookings essential

 

Jun Kaneko 'Untitled triangle Dango', 2004, glazed stoneware, Collection of the National gallery of Australia, acquired with the assistance of Raphy Star Jun Kaneko 'Untitled triangle Dango', 2004, glazed stoneware, Collection of the National gallery of Australia, acquired with the assistance of Raphy Star
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Transformations:
the language of craft

11 November 2005 – 29 January 2006
nga.gov.au/Transformations
Transformations events

This exhibition includes the recent work of 85 leading international and Australian artists forging new expressions within the fields of glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, jewellery and metalwork.

curator's perspective
Friday 2 December 6.30pm
Join Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, for a tour of the exhibition followed by refreshments in the exhibition foyer. Members $15; guests $25 (includes exhibition entry) Bookings essential

screening
Friday 2 December 12.45pm

‘Chihuly over Venice’
VHS 1998, 90 min.
James O Fairfax Theatre

carers' tour 
Saturday 3 December 9.30am
Celebrating International Day of People with DisABILITY
Private viewing for Carers with Voluntary guides. Bookings essential via Joanne Walsh +61 2 6240 6519

Warwick Freeman, 'Black butterfly' 1999 , stone, silver, Lent by Warwick Freeman, photo: � Warick Freeman Warwick Freeman, 'Black butterfly' 1999, stone, silver, Lent by Warwick Freeman, photo: © Warick Freeman
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floortalks
Sunday 4 December 2–3pm
2pm
Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design
2.20pm Helmut Lueckenhausen, artist
2.40pm Robert Foster, artist
Exhibition ticket required, Exhibition Galleries

screening
Friday 9 December 12.45pm

‘Albert Paley: man of steel’
VHS, 1998, 90 min.
James O Fairfax Theatre

sign interpreted tour
Saturday 10 December 2pm

Auslan sign interpreted tour with exhibition curator Robert Bell
Bookings essential via Joanne Walsh +61 2 6240 6519

 

detail: Helen Frankenthaler ' Madame Butterfly' 2000, colour woodcut, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 detail: Helen Frankenthaler 'Madame Butterfly' 2000, colour woodcut, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
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Against the grain:
the woodcuts of Helen Frankenthaler

26 November 2005 – 5 February 2006

nga.gov.au/Frankenthaler
Against the grain events

Against the grain features a selection of woodcuts which are notable for their scale, colour and textural qualities, along with printmaking elements used to make them. The works are all drawn from the Kenneth Tyler Print Collection.

curator’s perspective
Tuesday 6 December 12.45pm

An introduction to the exhibition by Jaklyn Babington, Assistant Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books. Orde Poynton Gallery

 

 

 

 

detail: eX de Medici 'Blue Bower' 1998-2000 watercolour Collection of the National Gallery of Australia detail: eX de Medici 'Blue Bower' 1998–2000 watercolour Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
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Moist: Australian watercolours
until 7 December 2005
nga.gov.au/Moist
Moist events

Bringing together over 90 works, from the colonial period to the present Moist is a rare glimpse into the Gallery’s collection of Australian watercolours.

mounting, cutting and framing workshop
Saturday 3 December 1–4pm

Join paper conservators and mountcutting staff to learn about archival framing techniques. $40; $30 members  Bookings essential

Mathias Kauage 'not titled [multi-coloured abstract mask]' 1969 felt tipped pen, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
Mathias Kauage 'not titled [multi-coloured abstract mask]' 1969 felt tipped pen, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
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Imagining Papua New Guinea
8 October 2005 – 15 January 2006
nga.gov.au/Imagining

After generations of colonial rule, the free nation of Papua New Guinea was established in 1975. This exhibition celebrates 30 years of independence.

curator’s perspective
Thursday 8 December 12.45pm

An introduction to the exhibition by Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints, Posters and Illustrated Books. Bookings essential

 

 

 

Monique Dykstra and Daniel Cordeaux of Open Stage Productions during their last Gallery performance. Monique Dykstra and Daniel Cordeaux of Open Stage Productions during their last Gallery performance.

Members
nga.gov.au/members

children's party
Saturday 10 December 11.30am–2pm

Monique Dykstra and Daniel Cordeaux of Open Stage Productions present an exciting interactive performance full of fun and surprises followed by a party in the Sculpture Garden. $10 children; $15 adults and their guests Bookings essential

 

 

art of shopping
ngashop.com.au

The perfect place for your christmas shopping.

Indulge yourself in the art of shopping at the Gallery Shop, with such a unique range of beautifully designed products and creative gift items; you are sure to find just what you're looking for.
Indigenous arts and craft – books and catalogues – calendars and diaries – prints and posters - jewellery – fine art cards – toys – designer objects – accessories
Gallery Shop open 7 days 10am–5pm

members' christmas shopping night
Friday 2 December 5.30pm–8pm
The Shop will be open for Christmas shopping specials, discounts and free gift wrapping.

Preview the 2006 exhibition program at nga.gov.au/exhibitions/future.html

detail: John Constable 'Cloud study' oil on paper, The Frick Collection, New York Part of the upcoming Constable exhibition

detail: John Constable 'Cloud study' oil on paper, © The Frick Collection, New York Part of the upcoming Constable; Impressions of land, sea and sky exhibition  Click for more

 

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