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Admission to the permanent collection is free. Admission charges apply to special exhibitions. Children 16 years and under are free.
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top image detail:Banjarmasin, East Kalimantan, Indonesia Shield 19th century gold, iron, National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta Part of the Crescent Moon 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 full calendar of events online go to nga.gov.au/Calendar.
detail: India early 18th century Collected Indonesia, 'Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom' Conserved with the assistance of Brian O'Keeffe AO and Bridget O'Keeffe AM; Gift of Michael and Mary Abbott 1988
This celebration of the Islamic art and heritage of Australia’s nearest neighbours – Indonesia and Malaysia, and the Muslim communities of the Philippines, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia – explores the beauty and complexity of the region’s metalwork, textiles, wood carving, illuminated manuscripts, gold, lacquer, porcelain and stone.
Saturday 13 May 10am–4pm
Enjoy a feast of art-making workshops (10am–2pm), international speakers (2.30–4pm), performances, interactive tours and children’s trails to celebrate Islamic art and Southeast Asian culture.
All day free entry to Crescent Moon: Islamic Art and Civilisation in Southeast Asia
Proudly supported by The Myer Foundation, the Australia-Malaysia Institute and the Australia Indonesia Institute.
Early morning viewing
Sunday 14 May 8.30am
Join voluntary guides for a tour of the exhibition followed by morning tea in the Members' Lounge. International Art Galleries. $20 members and their guests (includes exhibition entry) Bookings essential
Tuesday 16 May 12.45pm
'Trade ceramics for Southeast Asia'
Exhibition ticket required. International Art Galleries.
John Constable (1776–1837) was one of the greatest British landscape painters, renowned for his landscapes and his ‘pure and unaffected representation of nature’. This exhibition is an opportunity to see over 100 of his works.
Tuesday 9 May 12.45pm
Dr Anna Gray, Coordinating Curator of the exhibition, discusses the influence of Constable’s work on Australian art.
Exhibition ticket required. Exhibition Galleries.
See what lies ahead
Future exhibitions at nga.gov.au/exhibitions/future.html
detail: Imants Tillers 'Mount Analogue' 1985, oil, oil stick and synthetic polymer paint on 165 prepared canvas boards, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Part of the upcoming Imants Tillers: one world many visions exhibition