What's on

Book Online or tel 02 6240 6701 (Mon–Fri) or via the NGA front desk


May 26

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

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| Talks and lectures

Drawing on Frank Hinder with Adriane Boag.

Price : Free

May 27

Meet the maker

4:00pm

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| Members

Booked Out

Meet glass artists Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock in their studio in Queanbeyan for a one-hour tour.

May 28

Create Space

10:00am – 4:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

May 29

Create Space

10:00am – 4:00pm

| Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Creative workshops in gallery spaces - it's free, fun, changes regularly and, best of all, you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

May 30

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

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| Tours

Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the NGA cafe before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 members/concession

May 31

Members book club

10:30am

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Join Claudia Hyles for an engaging discussion that explores literary themes around the visual arts. This season's book is The story of black by John Harvey.

Venue: Meet in the NGA shop
Price : $15 members, $18 guests

Jun 2

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

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Permanent collection | Talks and lectures The Aboriginal memorial

The Aboriginal Memorial and memory with Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art

Price : Free (bookings essential)

Jun 3

Art and dementia

10:30am – 11:30am

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Permanent collection | Assisted Friday with a friend

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

Jun 4

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display.Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

Jun 4

Descriptive tour

2:30pm – 3:30pm

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Fiona Hall | Assisted Fiona Hall:wrong wayexhibition

Tour of Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time for people who are blind or with low vision at NGA Contemporary, located just a short walk from the main building

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)
Booking: access@nga.gov.au

Jun 5

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

Jun 5

Auslan sign-interpreted tour

2:30pm – 3:30pm

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Fiona Hall | Assisted Fiona Hall:wrong way exhibition

Tour of Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time for people who are deaf or hard of hearing at NGA Contemporary, located just a short walk from the main building.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)
Booking: access@nga.gov.au

Jun 9

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and lectures Venice Biennale

Fiona Hall and the Venice Biennale with Con Nikolakopoulos, Gallery guide

Price : Free (bookings essential)

Jun 10

stART with art

10:30am – 12:00pm

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Permanent collection | Kids and family (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)

Jun 11

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

Jun 12

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

Jun 15

Little look at ART

10:00am – 12:00pm

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Permanent collection | Kids and family

Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies (ages 0-1), followed by coffee and muffins.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 members/concession

Jun 18

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

Jun 19

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

Jun 19

Drawsome

2:00pm – 3:30pm

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Permanent collection | Workshops

Using iPads, explore the unique possibilities of digital drawing, inspired by works of art in the national collection.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (iPads provided), bookings essential

Jun 23

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

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Permanent collection | Talks and lectures Willem de Kooning

Derek O'Connor talks about Dutch American abstract expressionist artist, Willem de Kooning.

Price : Free (bookings essential)

Jun 24

Art tarts

5:30pm

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| Members

Join us after work for a night of cocktails and discover the NGA's erotic and sensual side with a discussion on a work of art selected by Assistant Curator, Julia Greenstreet.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $35 members, $40 guests

Jun 25

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

Jun 25

Sepik masks

2:00pm

Pacific art | Gift from Sir Davd Attenborough

Laurie Bragge, a former Patrol Officer 'Kiap', who conducted an exploratory patrol expedition with David Attenborough into the headwaters of Papua New Guinea's Salumei and April Rivers, PNG, in 1971, will discuss the adventure and the gifted artworks with Crispin Howarth, Curator, Pacific art.

Venue: Small Theatre
Price : Free

Jun 26

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family (all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free, no booking required

Jun 27

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

Book now

Permanent collection | Tours

Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the NGA cafe before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 members/concession

Jun 30

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

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Permanent collection | Talks and lectures Tiffany lamps

Tiffany lamps in the collection with Beatrice Thompson, Decorative Arts.

Price : Free (bookings essential)