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Jul 30

Artist talk

2:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

Ramesh Nithiyendran discusses his new installation, Mud men.

Venue: Contemporary galleries (lower ground)
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 4

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Surrealism, Max Ernst and tribal art with Pamela Walker.

Venue: International galleries
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 9

Out of the box

12:45pm

| Talks and Lectures

Australian Prints and Drawings curator Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax explores how artists have experimented with cartographic imagery. These alternative maps can provide external orientation, reveal hidden relationships, or lead us off the beaten path.

Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 11

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Indigenous art | Talks and Lectures

Ugly paintings are always framed. Derek O'Connor on Willem de Kooning.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 13

Artist talk: Absence of Totality

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Mike Parr discusses his artistic practice, spanning over 40 years.

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

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Aug 17

NGA Book Club

10:30am

NGA shop event | Talks and Lectures

Booked Out

Join Claudia Hyles for an engaging discussion that explores literary themes around the visual arts. This season's book is The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith.

Aug 18

Art for lunch

12:45pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

An insight into working with Mike Parr over the course of his 30-year career with Roger Butler.

Venue: Information Centre
Price : Free

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Aug 20

Curator's tour

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Elspeth Pitt, curator of Mike Parr: Foreign Looking, gives a tour of the exhibition.

Venue: Temporary Exhibition Foyer
Price : Free

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Aug 25

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Learn about Southeast Asian Buddhist art with Emily Stewart.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Sep 7

Contemporary Australian Architects 2016 Speaker Series

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

7-28 September

Four lectures by award-winning Australian architects presented in partnership with Australian Architects Institute (ACT Chapter), sponsored by BCA Certifiers. Limited early bird series tickets available until sold out. More info and bookings

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Early bird series: $75, $70 concession, $60 members/Institute members, $40 students. Single sessions: $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students

Sep 17

The Minotaur and the Mirror

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Presence, Performance and Representation in Mike Parr

Professor Edward Scheer, Director of Research, School of the Arts and Media at the University of NSW discusses Mike Parr's practice woth particular focus on Parr's 'retrospective' works such as Asylum: Entry by Mirror Only at Dark Mofo in June 2016.

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

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Sep 24

Ritual and Extreme Actions: Performance Art and its Context

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Dr Anne Marsh, Professorial Research Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, discusses performance art in Australia and Internationally with a focus on ritual practice and extreme body actions.

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

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Oct 15

Alphabet/Haemorrhage Libretto

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

A new arrangement of the Alphabet/Haemorrhage Libretto composed Dr Alexander Hunter, Lecturer at the ANU School of Music. First written by Mike Parr in 1992 the libretto must be rearranged each time it is performed. Program supported by the Canberra School of Music.

Venue: Information centre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Oct 22

Reproduction Zero

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax, Curator, Australia Prints and Drawings, discusses the role of drawing within Parr's practice.

Venue: Information centre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 5

Reading for the End of Time

10:30am

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Mike Parr undertakes a durational performance based on Roland Barthes' Camera Lucida.

Venue: Information centre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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