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detail: John Constable 'Cloud study' 1822, oil on paper, © The Frick Collection, New York Part of the upcoming Constable; Impressions of land, sea and sky exhibition
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Events and exhibitions
For event bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 6240 6504. Events are in the James O Fairfax Theatre unless otherwise advised.
To view the calendar online go to nga.gov.au/Calendar.
Islamic art & civilisation in Southeast Asia
24 February – 28 May 2006
This exhibition reveals the unique developments in the arts of Islamic Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, as well as the Muslim communities of Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Saturday 4 March 10.30am
Descriptive tour with trained voluntary guides for blind and sight impaired visitors International Art Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer) Bookings essential for complimentary ticket: +61 2 6240 6519.
Wednesday 15 March 10am
Behind the scenes conservation tour followed by morning tea in the Members' Lounge. $10 members and their guests Bookings essential.
John Constable (1776–1837) was one of the greatest British landscape painters, renowned for his landscapes, his ‘pure and unaffected representation of nature’. This exhibition will provide an opportunity to see around 100 of his works.
Saturday 18 March 6pm
Join Dr Anna Gray and John Gage, coordinating curators, for insights and a tour of the exhibition, followed by wine and canapés. $40 members and their guests. Bookings essential
Tuesday 7 March 12.45pm
An introduction to the exhibition by Dr Anna Gray, Coordinating Curator of Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky.
Exhibition ticket required.
Sunday 19 March 2–3pm
(ages 5–12 accompanied by an adult) Mary French, Canberra storyteller, tells children's stories from the 19th century. Exhibition Galleries Foyer.
Working from the familiar idea of weather, which we all experience everyday, to the unexpected and dramatic, Come rain or shine will feature works of art from Pre-Columbian ceramic figures to Video Art.
The exhibition will include many references to the paintings of weather conditions, from storms to sun, that children can observe when viewing the Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky exhibition.
Bring a picnic lunch and take part in a family morning of fun art-making workshops and the Sculpture Garden Children’s Trail with gallery educators and voluntary guides.
This event is subject to weather conditions.
image detail: 'That's me. I'm playing in the garden. Near the silver sculpture.' 2004 © Glory
Saturday 11 March 6pm
Internationally renowned American artist James Turrell speaks about Skyspaces and his life’s work, Roden Crater in Arizona
Members can gain inside information on exhibitions through special members' functions, lunchtime talks and films. Members also enjoy the opportunity to have lunch in the exclusive Members Lounge, with its magnificent views of Lake Burley Griffin. Our quarterly members' magazine artonview keeps members in touch with what is happening in the art world.
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Children taking part in Sculpture Garden Sunday 2005