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National Gallery of Australia welcomes new Chairman
19 December 2005

The new Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia,  Rupert Myer AM, whose appointment was officially announced by the Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator the Hon Rod Kemp, said that he was looking forward to working with the National Gallery of Australia, its Council and Director, Ron Radford AM.

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Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky
3 March – 12 June 2006

In March 2006 the National Gallery of Australia in partnership with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa presents the first major John Constable exhibition in Australia for over thirty years.

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War: the prints of Otto Dix
17 December 2005 – 30 April 2006

War: the prints of Otto Dix opens at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday 17 December. Der Kreig [War] 1924 is a series of 51 etched prints that will be showcased in the exhibition, documenting Otto Dix’s experiences in the First World War. It has been described as one of the most powerful and the most unpleasant anti-war statements in modern art.

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Against the grain: the woodcuts of Helen Frankenthaler Opening
26 November 2005 – 5 February 2006

Helen Frankenthaler has, more than any other modern artist, transformed the look of the woodcut. This exhibition investigates the creative innovation and technical experimentation that lies behind the production of some of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in woodcut.

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Against the grain: the woodcuts of Helen Frankenthaler
26 November 2005 – 5 February 2006

Helen Frankenthaler has, more than any other modern artist, transformed the look of the woodcut. This exhibition investigates the creative innovation and technical experimentation that lies behind the production of some of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in woodcut.

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Imagining Papua New Guinea
8 October 2005 – 12 March 2006

Imagining Papua New Guinea, an exhibition that celebrates Papua New Guinea’s anniversary of independence and explores its rich history of printmaking and drawing, opens at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday 8 October 2005.

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Picture my world

Celebrate Children’s Week at the National Gallery of Australia with creative activities and workshops for children and their families or carers at 10.30am–12.30pm on Sunday 23 October.

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Gallery responds to Comcare investigation

A Comcare investigator has concluded that there is no evidence to support allegations that information was deliberately withheld from him.

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The Alcoa gift to the National Gallery of Australia

Alcoa Australia has donated six works of art by some of Australia's most significant painters to the National Gallery of Australia. The works include Jeffrey Smart's Waiting for the train c.1970 and Playground at Piraeus c.1970; Robert Juniper's Ferns and flowers c.1968; Ray Crooke's Ant hill country, Laura c.1969 and Landscape with rocks in the foreground c.1968; and Fred Williams' Landscape 1977.

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National Gallery of Australia Chairman regrets Gallery cannot afford great Kandinsky

The Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia, Mr Harold Mitchell, said today he sincerely regretted the Gallery was not in a position to purchase a major work of art by Russian born abstract artist, Wassily Kandinsky.

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International piano artist sings, whistles and shouts at the NGA

The National Gallery of Australia proudly presents Lisa Moore ‘The pianist speaks’ in a theatrical afternoon at the piano – a program featuring music, text and video – on Saturday 6 August at 2 pm in the James O Fairfax Theatre.

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National Sculpture Prize 2005 Winner Announced

Glen Clarke was today named as the winner of the National Sculpture Prize 2005 for his work titled Americancrater near Hanoi #2.

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Director announces two further acquistions

Details of the National Gallery’s latest acquisitions were announced today by Director, Ron Radford. The paintings were purchased at Sotheby’s auction of the Foster’s Collection of Australian Art on Monday 23 May in Melbourne.

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New acquisitions

The Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Ron Radford, today announced the purchase of three important colonial works from the Foster’s Art Collection — John Skinner Prout’s Aborigine stalking – Willoughby Falls, New South Wales c. 1842-48, Alexander Schramm’s Adelaide, a tribe of natives 1850, and John Glover’s House on the Derwent, Van Diemen’s Land c.1835.

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Occupational Health and Safety campaign launch

The National Gallery of Australia will participate in World Day for Health and Safety at Work on Thursday 28 April 2005. The day is intended to focus international attention on promoting and creating a safe and healthy culture at work, and to help reduce the number of work-related injuries each year. As part of this special day the Gallery will be launching an innovative Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) campaign developed specifically for the Gallery work environment.

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Margaret Michaelis: Love, loss and photography

Margaret Michaelis: love, loss and photography, an illustrated biography and exhibition by guest curator Helen Ennis, will be launched at 11.30 am on Saturday 14 May at the National Gallery of Australia by author and media commentator David Marr.

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An artist abroad: the prints of James McNeill Whistler

The National Gallery of Australia presents An artist abroad: the prints of James McNeill Whistler, an exhibition that showcases a selection of 100 prints drawn from the Gallery’s collection.

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Art & Life Seminar: Margaret Preston - Thea Proctor - Grace Cossington Smith
24 March 2005

The National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery are pleased to collaboratively present the Art & Life Seminar, on Saturday 9 April 2005 in the James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia.

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James Gleeson: beyond the screen of sight

The first retrospective exhibition of Australia’s foremost Surrealist painter will open at the National Gallery of Australia on 18 March 2005. James Gleeson: beyond the screen of sight brings together 80 major paintings and works on paper from public, corporate and private collections throughout Australia.

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Sunday in the Gallery
14 February 2005

The National Gallery of Australia in conjunction with the ACT Lieder Society and the ACT Multicultural Festival present an art-song repertoire from Germany, Hungary, France, Poland and Spain, performed by Rebecca Collins and Vivienne Winther.

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eat art
10 January 2005

This new publication from the National Gallery of Australia includes recipes, superb photographs of the prepared dishes, reproductions of works from the national collection and accompanying notes to satisfy all tastes and sensibilities.

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Margaret Preston: Australian printmaker
18 December 2004 – 10 April 2005

The National Gallery of Australia presents Margaret Preston – Australian printmaker,
a comprehensive exhibition featuring an extraordinary collection of the artist’s etchings, woodcuts, Masonite cuts, monotypes and stencils from 1920–1956. It also includes personal items selected from the Gallery’s rich Research Archive.

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