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  1. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Aug 31 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  2. | Films & Screenings El Salvador: Cuatro puntos cardinales (The four cardinal points)
    Aug 31 2:30pm (2014, R, 55 min, documentary) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  3. | Films & Screenings Costa Rica: Maikol Jordan De Viaje Perdido (Maikol Jordan Lost All The Way)
    Sep 1 2:30pm (2014, R, 55 min, comedy/drama) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  4. Permanent collection | Access Art and dementia
    Sep 4 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend An engaging tour of the collection for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
    Book here
  5. Collection: International art | Talks/Lectures Modelling the figure: five decades of French sculpture
    Sep 5 2:00pm Lucina Ward, Curator, International Painting and Sculpture explores representations of the figure by Rodin, Bourdelle, Lachaise and Maillol from the 1880s to 1940s. This program is supported by the Centre for European Studies, ANU.
    Venue: Sculpture Garden
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  6. | Talks/Lectures Contemporary Australian Architects 2015 speaker series
    Commences Sep 9 - Sep 30 6:00pm – 7:00pm Doors open 5.15 pm, pay bar available Four engaging lectures by award-winning Australian architects presented in partnership with Australian Architects Institute (ACT Chapter), sponsored by BCA Certifiers. More information
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Series $75, $70 concession, $60 members/Institute members, $40 students
  7. | Talks/Lectures Lecture 1: Charles Wright Architects
    Sep 9 6:00pm Contemporary Australian Architects 2015 speaker series (doors open 5.15 pm, pay bar available) Charles Wright Architects, a fresh and sustainable company, their sculptural work boldly and bravely suggests a new way of living in the tropics More information
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students
  8. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Sep 11 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 2-5) A morning of exploration and creative fun with art and music.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12 child, $10 child members, includes materials (free for accompanying adults)
  9. | Book launches Nancy Underhill's Sidney Nolan: a life
    Sep 12 11:00am Book event Join author, curator and art historian Dr Nancy Underhill on an insightful journey through the life and work of Sidney Nolan. Followed by book signing in the Gallery Shop.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free (bookings required)
  10. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Sep 14 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  11. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Sep 16 10:00am – 12:00pm (ages 0-1 and parents/carers) Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies, followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  12. | Talks/Lectures Lecture 2: MAKE Architecture
    Sep 16 6:00pm – 7:00pm Contemporary Australian Architects 2015 speaker series (doors open 5.15 pm, pay bar available) MAKE Architecture, a design studio that provides socially and environmentally driven design solutions that give back to the community More information
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students
  13. Collection: Photography | Talks/Lectures Henry Carroll's Read this if you want to take great photographs of people
    Sep 19 11:00am Book event Photographer and author Henry Carroll demystifies digital photography and dispels commonplace misconceptions about taking photos. Followed by book signing in the Gallery shop.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  14. Collection: Photography | Workshops Photography workshop
    Sep 19 2:00pm Join Henry Carroll for a fun and creative photograpahy exercise around the Gallery. Bring your digital camera or iPhone.
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  15. Myth + magic: art of the Sepik River | Talks/Lectures Curator's tour
    Sep 22 12:45pm A walk through Myth + Magic with exhibition curator Crispin Howarth.
    Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
    Price : Free
  16. | Kids & family NGA at FLORIADE
    Sep 23 10:00am – 4:00pm (all ages) Join the fun as the NGA bring the cART to Floriade.
    Price : Free
  17. | Talks/Lectures Lecture 3: Elenberg Fraser
    Sep 23 6:00pm Contemporary Australian Architects 2015 speaker series (doors open 5.15 pm, pay bar available) Elenberg Fraser, not your average architecture firm, an integrated Melbourne based design practice operating across the Asia-Pacific region. More information
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students
  18. | Tours Family tours
    Sep 28 10:30am – 11:30am Daily Monday 28 September - Friday 9 October Meet your Gallery guide for a special family-friendly tour daily during ACT school holidays. No booking required.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free
  19. | Talks/Lectures Lecture 4: Tribe Studio
    Sep 30 6:00pm Contemporary Australian Architects 2015 speaker series (doors open 5.15 pm, pay bar available) Tribe Studio has developed a portfolio of award-winning houses that are architecturally ambitious, sustainable and beautiful. More information
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students
  20. ATSI | After hours / Members Art after hours
    Oct 1 5:00pm Finish the day with Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator, for a glass of wine in the members lounge followed by a guided tour of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $25 members only
  21. Permanent collection | Access Art and dementia
    Oct 2 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend A tour for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  22. | Behind the scenes / Members Meet the maker
    Oct 3 11:00am Go behind the scenes and in to the workshop of Alison Jackson, Canberra based silversmith for a one hour artist talk and workshop tour.
    Price : $7 members only
  23. Myth + magic: art of the Sepik River | Talks/Lectures Curator's tour
    Oct 8 12:45pm of Myth + magic: art of the Sepik River A walk through Myth + Magic with exhibition curator Crispin Howarth.
    Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
    Price : Free
  24. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Oct 9 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 2-5) Enjoy creative art activities inspired by our national collection, join Gallery educators on an interactive art tour for young children, and finish with an art-inspired live music concert for everyone to enjoy.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 child members, includes materials (free for accompanying adults)
  25. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Oct 12 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  26. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Oct 21 10:00am – 12:00pm (ages 0-1 and parents/carers) Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies, followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  27. Permanent collection | Cocktail evenings / Members Mystery tour
    Oct 23 5:30pm We're head hunting for the most courageous. Not for the faint hearted take a chance and join us for a mystery tour and a cocktail.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $25 members only
  28. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Oct 26 10:00am – 12:00pm Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  29. | Festivals Come alive!
    Commences Oct 26 - Oct 30 1:00pm Festival of Museum Theatre daily 26-30 October A variety of free theatrical performances bringing the national art collections to life presented by school students from Canberra.
    Venue: National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  30. | Festivals Come alive!
    Oct 31 11:00am Festival of Museum Theatre daily at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm A variety of free theatrical performances bringing the national art collections to life presented by school students from Canberra.
    Venue: National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery
  31. | Festivals Come alive!
    Nov 1 11:00am Festival of Museum Theatre daily at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm A variety of free theatrical performances bringing the national art collections to life presented by school students from Canberra.
    Venue: National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery
  32. Permanent collection | Music & Performances Transcend
    Nov 1 2:00pm Australian String Quartet national tour 2015 The Australian String Quartet performs Schubert's epic string quartet, Death and the Maiden, Juan Cristosomo de Arriaga's third quartet, and the much-anticipated Australian premiere of Brett Dean's And once I played Ophelia.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $65, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 under 30 years
  33. | Shop event / Members Members book club
    Nov 5 10:30am Join Claudia Hyles in conversation with Tim Bonyhady, author of this season's book, Good Living Street: the fortunes of my Viennese family.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $15 members, $18 guests
  34. Permanent collection | Access Art and dementia
    Nov 6 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend A tour for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  35. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Nov 9 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  36. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Nov 13 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 2-5) Enjoy creative art activities inspired by our national collection, join Gallery educators on an interactive art tour for young children, and finish with an art-inspired live music concert.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12 child, $10 child members, includes materials (free for accompanying adults)
  37. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Nov 18 10:00am – 12:00pm (ages 0-1 and parents/carers) Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies, followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  38. | Highlights Christmas shopping day
    Nov 19 10:00am Join us for the annual Christmas shopping day. Enjoy a 20% discount on all purchases.
    Venue: NGA Shop
    Price : Free
  39. | Cocktail evenings / Members TGIF
    Nov 20 6:00pm Wind down to the weekend with live music, whisky and matched cheeses whilst surrounded by fog in the Sculpture Garden Restaurant.
    Venue: Sculpture Garden Restaurant
    Price : $60 members, $70 guests
  40. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Nov 30 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  41. Tom Roberts | Openings / Members Members opening party
    Dec 3 6:00pm Celebrate the opening of Tom Roberts: a retrospective with themed canapes, cocktails and live entertainment. Be amongst the first in Australia to view the exhibition.
    Price : $80 members, $100 guests
  42. | Kids & family / Members A creepy, crawly Christmas: a mini members' event
    Dec 5 10:30am – 11:30am Mini members, with their friends and families, are invited to join us for this year's children's Christmas event, featuring a fun and interactive show and other Christmas fun.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $30 mini members