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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: John Constable 'Spring: East Bergholt Common' c.1821 or 1829, oil on oak wood panel. Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, gift of Isabel Constable in 1888. Part of the Constable exhibtion
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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.
impressions of land, sea and sky
3 March – 12 June
John Constable (1776–1837) is one of the foremost English landscape painters, renowned for his ‘pure and unaffected representation of nature’. This exhibition provides an opportunity to see over 100 works by Constable, including Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds 1822–23, A boat passing a lock 1826 and The Vale of Dedham 1827–28, as well as many of his remarkable cloud and sea studies.
Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire
present music of the period
Sunday 4 June 2pm
James O Fairfax Theatre
Sunday 4 June 2pm
Auslan sign-interpreted exhibition tour with Jenny Manning, Acting Manager, Education. Bookings essential for complimentary ticket: +61 2 6240 6519 Monday–Friday. Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer).
nga after dark
Celebrity talk • Music • Exhibition tours
Saturday 10 June 2006 5–8.30pm
Constable’s 230th birthday celebrations. Virginia Haussegger (ABCTV news presenter) in conversation with Anna Gray (Constable curator) at 6pm. Musical performances inspired by Constable paintings and the weather. Free guided tours. Exhibition ticket required. Refreshments available.Constable exhibition and International Art Galleries. Open late.
James Rosenquist 'Caught one lost one for the fast student or star catcher' from the 'Welcome to the Water Planet' series 1989, colour pressed paper pulp with lithographic collage, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
Welcome to the Water Planet
paperworks by James Rosenquist
10 June – 10 September 2006
Over a period of 100 days artist James Rosenquist, with master printer Ken Tyler, produced 720 sheets of handmade, hand-coloured paper forming the basis of the series which combines commonplace objects like pots and flowers to objects with extra-terrestrial imagery. Using brilliant luminous colours on a massive scale these works show earth as a rich but vulnerable planet under threat from a growing consumer culture.
Tuesday 13 June 12.45pm
Jane Kinsman, Senior Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books.
Orde Poynton Gallery.
one world many visions
14 July – 16 October 2006 nga.gov.au/Tillers
detail: Imants Tillers 'Landing sites: A,B,C' 1998–2000 oil, oilstick, synthetic polymer paint on canvasboards, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia