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'Self-portrait with Ambrose Patterson, Amy Lambert, Hugh Ramsay and Arthur Adams' c. 1901 oil on canvas, Private Collection
Events and exhibitions
For event bookings email email@example.com or call +61 2 6240 6504. Events are in the James O Fairfax Theatre unless otherwise advised.
View the full calendar of events online at nga.gov.au/Calendar
opening this month
29 June – 16 September 2007
George Lambert (1873–1930) was one of Australia’s most brilliant, witty and influential artists. The exhibtion George Lambert retrospective: heroes and icons is the most comprehensive showing of Lambert’s work for over fifty years.
George W. Lambert
Friday 29 June 9 am – 5 pm
Curators and art and military historians discuss aspects of the life, work and times of George W Lambert. Speakers include Daniel Thomas (keynote), Mary Eagle, Deborah Edwards, Janda Gooding, Anna Gray, Sasha Grishin and Andrew Sayers. This event will be held at the Australian War Memorial in collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia
$70; $55 members/friends/concession
(includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and entry to exhibitions)
Bookings essential on 02 6243 4363 or
Australian War Memorial
VIP: very important photographs
from the European, American and Australian photography collection 1840s – 1940s
Until 19 August 2007
Sunday 17 June 2.30pm
Photographer, printmaker and researcher Craig Höehne discusses the colour full history and dubious past of Geoffrey Powell’s influential documentary photograph, Families awaiting eviction 1945
VIP: special access tour
Tuesday 26 June 9.30am
Private viewing for carers, led by volunteer guides
In collaboration with Carers ACT
Exhibitions Gallery (meet in Gallery Foyer)
Tools and techniques of printmaking
Until 1 July 2007
Designed to support The story of Australian printmaking 1801–2005, this exhibition displays materials and tools used by artists to create a variety of prints.
speaker seriesfullscreen: explorations in digital media
Thursday 28 June
Andrew Andersons, Principal Architect, PTW Architects, presents plans for the first stage of the Gallery’s building enhancement project and discusses the issues involved in designing a building around the art it displays
James O Fairfax Theatre
Saturday 30 June 2 pm
‘Displaying Japan at the Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford’
Dr Clare Pollard of the Ashmolean Museum, discusses the Ashmolean’s Japanese collections and innovative plans for the new Japanese gallery
James O Fairfax Theatre
Membership at the NGA
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