What's on

Book Online or tel 02 6240 6701 (Mon–Fri) or via the NGA front desk


Feb 28

Sculpture Garden Sunday

10:30am – 2:00pm

Special event | Kids and family (all ages)

Creative fun and entertainment with artist-run workshops and installations. Bring a picnic to share under the trees. More info

Venue: Sculpture Garden
Price : Free

Mar 5

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Mar 5

Meet the maker: Elliot Bastianon

11:00am

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| Members

Go behind the scenes for an artist talk and workshop tour with Elliot Bastianon, Canberra-based furniture maker.

Venue: Offsite
Price : $7 NGA members only

Mar 6

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Mar 10

Dr Sketchy's burlesque drawing

6:30pm – 9:30pm

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Tom Roberts | Workshops (ages 18+)

Come and see what's under the bustle! Celebrate Tom Roberts in a unique way and draw glamorous models and performers from the colonial era in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Pay bar and refreshments available.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $30, $25 concession, $20 members (includes first drink, BYO materials welcome, some materials provided)

Mar 12

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

Mar 13

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Mar 15

Home, Sweet Home

11:00am – 12:30pm

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Special event | Workshops Australian parlour music in the time of Tom Roberts

A singing workshop led by 'the inimitable Tobias Cole' (CityNews, December 2015), singer (Opera Australia) and one of Australia's leading choral directors.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

Mar 19

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Mar 20

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Mar 20

Drawsome

2:01pm – 3:30pm

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| Workshops

Using iPads, explore the unique possibilities of digital drawing, inspired by works of art in the national collection

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (iPads provided), bookings essential

Mar 25

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Mar 26

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Mar 27

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Mar 28

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Apr 2

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Apr 3

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Apr 9

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family daily 9-24 April (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Apr 10

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Apr 16

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Apr 17

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Apr 17

Drawsome

2:00pm – 3:30pm

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| Workshops

Using iPads, explore the unique possibilities of digital drawing, inspired by works of art in the national collection.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (iPads provided), bookings essential

Apr 23

Printing 'Behind the scenes'

11:00am – 4:00pm

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Tyler Graphics at work | Workshops 11.00am tour at NGA and 1.00pm workshop at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery

Join Julia Greenstreet, Assistant Curator, International Prints and Drawings, for a tour of the exhibition Behind the scenes: Tyler Graphics at work followed by a screen-printing workshop at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $40, $35 members/concession

Apr 23

Drop-in weaving demonstration and workshop

11:01am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong way time | Workshops

With the Tjanpi weavers from the Central Desert, who collaborated with Fiona Hall on works in the Fiona Hall: Wrong way time exhibition.

Price : Free

Apr 24

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

Apr 30

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

May 1

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

May 7

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

May 8

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

May 14

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location a the main desk
Price : Free

May 15

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

May 15

Drawsome

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book now

| Workshops

Using iPads, explore the unique possibilities of digital drawing, inspired by works of art in the national collection

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (iPads provided), bookings essential

May 21

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free

May 22

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free