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  1. Permanent collection | Forums Art and Mortality Symposium
    Sep 19 9:30am – 5:00pm Two-day symposium Friday 19 September (ANU) and Saturday 20 September NGA Death is an enduring theme in the arts, engaging artists working in all media. Leading art historians, curators and artists discuss mortality and the visual arts. More info
    Venue: Day 1: Australian National Unviersity; Day 2: National Gallery of Australia
    Price : Free
  2. | Forums Art and Mortality Symposium
    Sep 20 10:00am – 4:45pm Leading art historians, curators and artists discuss mortality and the visual arts. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  3. | Kids & family Drawing with Passion Postcard Project
    Commences Sep 20 - Sep 21 10:01am – 4:00pm All ages, children to be accompanied Help create a 'garden' of postcard-sized drawings inspired by Floriade's beautiful floral displays inspiration to draw with passion for the Big Draw garden postcard project.
    Venue: On site at Floriade
    Price : Free
  4. Arthur Boyd | Talks & Lectures Boyd's brides
    Sep 23 12:45pm Kendrah Morgan, Curator, Heide Museum of Modern Art, discusses Arthur Boyd's series Love, Marriage and Death of a Half Caste (1954-60). Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  5. Permanent collection | Forums Photograph Conservation: Striking A Balance
    Sep 23 6:00pm – 7:00pm Photograph conservators Nora Kennedy, Peter Mustardo and Debra Hess Norris discuss large-scale installations of collages and photomurals, and photography care and preservation.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  6. Special event | Talks & Lectures Contemporary Australian architects speaker series
    Sep 24 6:00pm Booked Out Lecture 4 March Studio, an architecture and graphic design practice established by Rodney Eggleston and Anne-Laure. More info
  7. Permanent collection | Talks & Lectures Gifted artists
    Sep 25 12:45pm Anne O'Hehir, Curator of Photography, discusses the Patrick Corrigan gift, and developments and themes in contemporary photo media. Related info
    Venue: Photography Gallery
    Price : Free
  8. Motherwell: At five in the afternoon | Kids & family Paint, Print & Paper
    Sep 27 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7- 12) Be inspired by Robert Motherwell: At five in the afternoon to create your own collage using paint, paper and print techniques. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  9. Motherwell: At five in the afternoon | Kids & family Paint, Print & Paper
    Sep 27 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7- 12) Be inspired by Robert Motherwell: At five in the afternoon to create your own collage using paint, paper and print techniques. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  10. Arthur Boyd | Assisted Descriptive tour
    Sep 27 2:30pm – 3:30pm A tour of Arthur Boyd: Agony and ecstasy for people who are blind or have low vision
    Venue: Meet in the main foyer
    Price : Free
  11. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Screenings Backstage' at the Kabuki theatre
    Sep 28 2:00pm – 3:30pm Web only - two documentaries Discover 'backstage' at Kabuki with two rare documentary films: Invitation to Kabuki (33 Min) and Koken: Stage Assistants in Kabuki (44 min). Courtesy the Japan Foundation, Sydney. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  12. Permanent collection | Kids & family Peggy does POP art
    Oct 2 10:30am Booked Out (ages 7- 12) Join Miss Peggy Popart on a fun art adventure tour with her time machine shaped like a lobster and handy banana phone to discover works of art and the artists behind them.
  13. Permanent collection | Assisted Friday with a friend: Art and Alzheimers tour
    Oct 3 10:30am – 11:30am For people with dementia and their carers Art and Alzheimer's tour for people with dementia and their carers, designed to connect participants in a shared exchange of ideas and insights.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  14. Alive and spirited | Kids & family Alive and Spirited family activity day
    Oct 3 11:00am – 3:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Enjoy games and creative activities in a drop-in workshop inspired by the exhibition of Indigenous Australian art, Alive and Spirited. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free
  15. Alive and Spirited | Kids & family Alive and Spirited family activity day
    Oct 4 11:00am – 3:00pm Drop-in workshop forall ages, children to be accompanied Enjoy games and creative activities inspired by the ocean and sand and the works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the Alive and Spirited exhibition. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free
  16. Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy | Performances Boyd and his generation: A poetry tribute
    Oct 5 2:00pm – 4:00pm Well-loved Australian poetry selected in response to the art of Arthur Boyd, and performed by local poets. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and a Q+A afterwards. Related info
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $20, $15 members/concession
  17. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Oct 7 10:30am – 11:00am (ages 5-7 to be accompanied) These sessions enable children to spend quiet time reflecting on the artwork, explore their emotional responses, reflect through personal meditation and then share their experiences.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $5
  18. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Oct 7 2:00pm – 2:45pm (ages 8-12) These sessions enable children to spend quiet time reflecting on the artwork, explore their emotional responses, reflect through personal meditation and then share their experiences.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $5
  19. Permanent collection | Kids & family A.S.I. Art Scene Investigation
    Oct 8 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 8-12) Join the Art Investigation Squad to discover the clues and solve new mysteries in the art on display.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 child members (includes morning tea)
  20. Arthur Boyd | Kids & family Clay Bodies
    Oct 9 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7-12) repeated 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Be inspired by Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy and the Sculpture Garden to create figures in clay. Related info
    Venue: Sculpture Garden or Small Theatre in case of wet weather
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  21. Arthur Boyd | Kids & family Clay Bodies
    Oct 9 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7-12) Be inspired by Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy and the Sculpture Garden to create figures in clay. Related info
    Venue: Sculpture Garden or Small Theatre in case of wet weather
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  22. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Oct 10 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 2-5, to be accompanied) A morning of exploration and creative fun with art and music.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $12 child, $10 child members - includes materials (free for accompanying adults)
  23. Arthur Boyd | Forums Radical visionary: Arthur Boyd
    Oct 11 9:00am – 4:00pm One-day symposium Experts delve into the art and life of radical visionary Arthur Boyd. Speakers include Patrick McCaughey, Mary Eagle, Dr Grazia Gunn, Dr Deborah Hart and Grace Cochrane. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre; registration in Gandel Hall
    Price : $60 adult, $55 members/concession
  24. Permanent collection | Kids & family Eye See ART access event
    Oct 12 1:00pm – 3:00pm All ages, children to be accompanied Enjoy the mobile adventure game for children and families in the Sculpture Garden. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours.
    Venue: Sculpture Garden
    Price : Free
  25. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Oct 13 10:00am 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
  26. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Oct 15 10:00am – 12:00pm Parents/carers with babies 0-1yrs Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies. Followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  27. Arthur Boyd | Assisted Assisted tour
    Oct 15 10:30am – 11:30am Tour of Arthur Boyd:Agony and ecstasy exhibition for people with a disability and their carer. Related info
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: bookings essential (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  28. Arthur Boyd | Members Bundanon coach trip
    Oct 17 6:45am – 5:00pm Booked Out Exclusive members' event A day trip to Bundanon, former home of Arthur Boyd. A tour of the homestead and studio, light bushwalk and lunch. Related info

    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528
  29. Permanent collection | Workshops Draw together
    Oct 18 11:00am – 12:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Art-making in response to works of art.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $10, $8 members (includes materials)
  30. Arthur Boyd | Assisted Auslan sign-interpreted tour
    Oct 19 2:30pm – 3:30pm A tour of Arthur Boyd: Agony and ecstacy exhibition for people who are deaf. Related info
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  31. Alive and Spirited | Talks & Lectures Curator's perspective
    Oct 21 12:45pm Join Kelli Cole, Assistant Curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art as she journeys through the exhibition Alive and Spirited.
    Venue: Children's Gallery
    Price : Free
  32. Arthur Boyd | Talks & Lectures Face to face: Boyd and Nolan in the London years
    Oct 23 12:45pm Dr Nancy Underhill, author of a forthcoming biography of Sidney Nolan, speaks on the relationship between these two artists, focusing on the London years and beyond. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  33. Permanent collection | Workshops Big Draw
    Oct 26 10:30am – 2:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Join artist-facilitated workshops exploring different approaches to drawing.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
  34. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Oct 27 10:00am 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
  35. Arthur Boyd | Assisted Private viewing for carers
    Oct 28 10:30am – 11:30am Tour of Arthur Boyd: Agony and ecstacy for carers, in collaboration with Carers ACT
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6296 9900 (Carers ACT)
  36. Special event | Talks & Lectures Annual Lecture - Towards the Participatory Museum
    Oct 29 6:00pm Rethinking MOMA for the 21st Century Glenn Lowry, Director, Museum of Modern Art, New York, examines the architectural, intellectual and program changes at MOMA, as it engages with many issues and opportunities of the 21st century.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $20; $15 members/concession
  37. Arthur Boyd | Talks & Lectures Arthur Boyd's inheritance
    Oct 30 12:45pm Dr Brenda Niall, author of The Boyds: a Family Biography will discuss the family tradition and Arthur Boyd's place within it. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  38. Mini Members | Members Eek! Mini Members' Halloween event
    Oct 31 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ages 8-12) (DVD, USA, 2012, PG, 91 min) A fancy dress, family movie night with scary movie, Hotel Transylvania, snack packs, a glass of wine for adults and a spooky Sculpture Garden tour.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $25 members, $35 guests (prices for adults and children)
    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528
  39. Arthur Boyd | Performances Invocations: eight meditations on paintings by Arthur Boyd
    Oct 31 6:00pm – 7:30pm The National Gallery of Australia presents a program of music illuminating the visionary art of Arthur Boyd, directed by Chris Latham and featuring Canberra's finest performers.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $45, $40 members, $38 concession
  40. Permanent collection | Workshops Draw together
    Nov 2 11:00am – 12:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Art-making in response to works of art.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $10, $8 members (includes materials)
  41. Members | Members Giddy up Melbourne Cup!
    Nov 4 12:00pm – 4:00pm Exclusive members' event Gandel Hall comes alive with the race that stops a nation. Celebrate the Cup in style with a 3-course lunch, champagne, sweepstakes and the see the race on the big screen. Book now
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $115 members $130 non-members $1150 table of 10
  42. Arthur Boyd | Talks & Lectures Agony and ecstasy in pen and ink
    Nov 6 12:45pm – 1:45pm Rebecca Edwards, curatorial assistant, Australian Prints and Drawings, explores the role of drawing in Arthur Boyd's art practice through rarely seen works of art from the NGA collection. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  43. Permanent collection | Assisted Friday with a friend
    Nov 7 10:30am – 11:30am for people with dementia and their carers Art and Alzheimer's tour, designed to connect participants in a shared exchange of ideas and insights
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  44. Lautrec, Degas, Daumier: Impressions of Paris | Members Ooh la la! Let them eat cake
    Nov 8 2:00pm – 5:00pm Exclusive members' event Spend the afternoon devouring Parisian cakes and culture in celebration of the exhibition Lautrec, Degas, Daumier: Impressions of Paris. Related info
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $60 members $75 guests
    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528
  45. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Nov 10 10:00am Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet in the main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  46. Lautrec, Degas, Daumier: Impressions of Paris | Talks & Lectures Curator's perspective
    Nov 11 12:45pm – 1:45pm Dr Jane Kinsman, Senior Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, discusses the exhibition, Lautrec, Degas, Daumier: Impressions of Paris. Related info
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery
    Price : Free
  47. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Nov 14 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 2-5, to be accompanied) Exploration and creative fun with art and music. A very special end of year party edition of stART with art. We may even get a visitor from the North Pole!
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $12 child, $10 child members - includes materials (free for accompanying adults)
  48. Members | Members Coffee with the Conservator
    Nov 15 10:15am – 12:00pm Exclusive members' event Go behind the scenes to discover the intricate and specialised work of the National Gallery's conservation team followed by coffee and cake in the Members Lounge.
    Venue: Members Lounge
    Price : $20 members $30 guests
    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528
  49. Special event | Performances Relativity
    Nov 16 2:00pm – 4:00pm Australian String Quartet concert The Australian String Quartet perform works by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, and, with guest soprano Greta Bradman, works by Peter Sculthorpe and Brett Dean.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $65, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 under 30
  50. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Nov 19 10:00am – 12:00pm (parents/carers with babies ages 0-1) Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies. Followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  51. Lautrec, Degas, Daumire: Impressions of Paris | Assisted Descriptive tour
    Nov 22 2:30pm – 3:30pm A tour of the exhibition, Lautrec, Degas, Daumier: Impressions of Paris, for people who are blind or have low vision. Related info
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  52. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Nov 24 10:00am 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
  53. Permanent collection | Members Member's Book Club
    Nov 26 10:15am Member's Book Club provides an opportunity to engage with the gallery's collection and themes around art. This season's book is An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro.
    Venue: NGA Book Shop
    Price : $12 members
    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528
  54. Lautrec, Degas, Daumire: Impressions of Paris | Assisted Assisted tour
    Nov 26 10:30am – 11:30am A tour of the exhibition, Lautrec, Degas, Daumier: Impressions of Paris, for people with a disability and their carers. Related info
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  55. Lautrec, Degas, Daumire: Impressions of Paris | Kids & family Tales for the very young
    Nov 27 10:30am – 11:30pm (ages 3-5, to be accompanied) Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, leads an interactive story-based experience within the exhibition Daumier, Degas and Toulouse Lautrec. Related info
    Venue: Children's Gallery
    Price : $7, $5 child members, free for accompanying adults
  56. Permanent collection | Assisted Friday with a friend
    Dec 5 10:30am – 11:30am for people with dementia and their carers Art and Alzheimer's tour designed to connect participants in a shared exchange of ideas and insights.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  57. Mini Members | Members Tutus and tinsel - mini members event
    Dec 6 10:30am – 11:00am (all ages, children to be accompanied) A magical Christmas ballet with a company of dancers, including Lauren Viera, formally Bavarian State Ballet Company, and Liz Fellows, Canberra Dance Theatre.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $25 members, $35 guests (prices for adults and children)
    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528