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Feb 13

A close look at paintings by Tom Roberts

2:00pm

Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Tom Roberts' large-scale narrative paintings have become part of Australian visual culture. Simon Elliott, Assistant Director, Curatorial and Education Services, examines the often overlooked details to reveal this artist's great mastery.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free

Feb 17

Curator's conversation

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Take a closer look at celebrated Australian artist Tom Roberts, with exhibition curator Dr Anna Gray and the ABC's Virginia Haussegger, journalist, author and media commentator.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Feb 24

Artists abroad

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Explore European influences in Roberts' art and the phenomenon of Australian artists travelling abroad with Roger Benjamin, Professor of Art History, University of Sydney, Dr Emma Kindred, Assistant Curator, Australian Art, NGA and Alison Inglis, Associate Professor, Art History, University of Melbourne.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Feb 27

Sol LeWitt: Arcs and Tangents

2:00pm

Permanent collection | Talks and lectures

Come along to a talk by Janet Passehl, Curator of the LeWitt collection, when she will provide a behind the scenes look at Sol LeWitt's life and practice.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free

Mar 2

Roberts and the land

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Tom Roberts captured the unique beauty and harshness of Australia's landscape. Join Don Watson, best-selling author of The Bush: travels in the heart of Australia, Professor Tim Bonyhady, cultural historian and environmental lawyer and Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC presenter, for a conversation about the romance and reality of the land.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Mar 9

Roberts today

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Our panel examines the powerful story of Australian identity told in the art of Tom Roberts. Featuring Dianne Jones, photo-media artist, Katina Davidson, 2015 Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Fellow, Tony Bennett, Research Professor in Social and Cultural Theory, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, and Simeran Maxwell, Assistant Curator, Tom Roberts, NGA. Auslan sign interpreted.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Mar 16

Michael Cathcart and friends

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Join ABC RN's Books and Arts presenter Michael Cathcart for a conversation on the art and life of Tom Roberts, with special guest speakers to be announced soon.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Mar 23

Conversations on Tom Roberts

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Conversations between a lively mix of authors, broadcasters, artists, curators, historians and cultural commentators, exploring the art, life and times of Tom Roberts.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members