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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 3

Quintessential: Giggles in the garden

6:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Members

Inspired by George Selth Coppin, a comedian and theatre performer, enjoy a night of giggles in the garden presented in partnership with the Canberra Comedy Festival.

Venue: Sculpture Garden Restaurant
Price : $25 NGA Members, $30 Guests, complimentary drink on arrival, paid bar

Mar 4

Art and dementia: Friday with a friend

10:30am – 11:30am

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Permanent collection | Assisted

Join an engaging tour of works of art from the collection designed to connect participants in a shared intellectual activity through personal insights, interpretation, art history and memories.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)
Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au

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

Alleged dances: Australian String Quartet National Tour 2016

2:00pm

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Permanent collection | Performances

In Alleged dances the ASQ performs Beethoven's op 18 no 6 and, with guest percussionist Claire Edwards, works by Matthew Hindson, John Adams and Robert Schumann.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $75, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 under 30

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 17

Quintessential: 9 by 5

6:00pm

Tom Roberts | Members

Booked Out

Inspired by Mrs L Abrahams and the iconic 9 x 5 paintings, join us for our own 9 x 5: engage with 5 contemporary artists for 9 minutes each.

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