ISSUE 91 | October 2007
Events and exhibitions
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25th anniversary: open day
14 October 1– 5pm
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the National Gallery of Australia welcomes the public to the Gallery and behind the scenes for a special afternoon of discovery.
Special guests and National Gallery of Australia staff will provide insights into key works of the national collection. Behind-the-scenes tours venture into the art conservation and photography labs, hidden art storage areas, the Gallery’s Library and executive and membership offices. Musical, dance and theatrical performances will be held throughout the gallery along with a full program of talks, workshops and activities for children. There is sure to be something for everyone!
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image above computer generated impression of the south east view of the new entrance of the National Gallery of Australia opening in 2009
National Indigenous Art Triennial 07
13 October 2007 – 10 February 2008
The National Gallery of Australia is delighted to present the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial. The work of thirty artists has been selected, representing the diversity of regions around Australia and demonstrating the incredible range of contemporary Indigenous art practice. The National Indigenous Art Triennial provides a highly considered snapshot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary art practice.
Talkin' up big': artists' day
13 October 10.30 am–3.30 pm
Artists from the exhibition, Culture Warriors: NIAT, provide viewers with personal insights into their work. Artists include Arthur Koo-ekka Pambegan Jnr, Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Treahna Hamm, Christopher Pease, Julie Dowling, Elaine Russell, Judy Watson, Destiny Deacon, Virginia Fraser, Shane Pickett, Gordon Hookey, Vernon Ah Kee, Danie Mellor, Dennis Nona and Christian Thompson. Free event. Exhibtion galleries
Culture Warriors floortalk
16 October 12.45 pm
A walk-through introduction of the exhibition, Culture Warriors: NIAT, by the curator, Brenda L Croft, Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition Galleries
21 October 2.30 pm
Auslan sign-interpreted tour of the exhibition, Culture Warriors: NIAT Free Limited places Bookings essential Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer)
image above (detail) Jan Billycan (Djan Nanundie) 'All that Jila' 2005 synthetic polymer paint on canvas Courtesy of a Private Collection, Melbourne
Tours and workshops
17 October 9.30 am–12.30 pm
Interested in art and want to know more? Join curatorial experts and Roy Forward for talks on Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Minimal art and Australian art of the 1970s and 1980s Series ticket $95; $75 members/concession Bookings essential Small Theatre
21 October 10.30 am–12 pm
Join Roy Marchant, Gallery Educator and artist, for a series of drawing workshops that explore encounters with objects and sculptures from the collection Series ticket $55; $40 members/concession (includes materials) Bookings essential Throughout the Gallery (meet in Gallery Foyer)
image above (detail) Maria Fernanda Cardoso 'Woven water: submarine landscape II' 2003 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia and a subject of the 'Objections' workshop series
Open daily 10 am–5 pm
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 details left to right) Maringka Baker 'Kuru Ala' 2007 synthetic polymer paint on canvas Collection of the National Gallery of Australia c. Maringka Baker; Christopher Pease 'Target' 2005 oil on canvas Courtesy of the Nelson Family Collection; Christian Bumbarra Thompson 1978 'Andy Warhol' from the series 'Gates of Tambo' 2004 C-type print Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi; Dennis Nona 'Apu Kaz' 2007 cast bronze Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Courtesy of the artist and the Australia Art Print Network