What's on

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Apr 5

Curator's tour of contemporary Asian art

12:45pm

| Talks and Lectures

Melanie Eastburn, Curator, Asian Art, discusses works in the newly opened contemporary Asian art gallery.

Venue: Contemporary Asian art gallery
Price : Free

Apr 6

How to look at art

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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| Talks and Lectures

Fun, friendly and starting from first principles. Listen, talk and ask questions as you get some tips and tools for appreciating and enjoying photography with Shaune Lakin, Senior Curator, Photogaphy.

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

Apr 7

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Australian art | Talks and Lectures

Join Gordon Darling intern, Hannah Hutchison when she discusses 'Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack: from the archive'.

Venue: CSR
Price : Free

Apr 9

Empathic imagination: embodied simulation in architecture

2:00pm

| Talks and Lectures

Juhani Pallasmaa, Finnish architect and former professor of architecture at Helsinki University of Technology and former Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Juhan Pallasmaa is the 2016 Droga Architect in Residence, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free

Apr 12

Out of the box: Conservation talk series

12:45pm – 1:30pm

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| Talks and Lectures Hidden treasures: The Julian Robinson collection

Hannah Barrett, Textile Conservator, presents a number of items from the Julian Robinson Collection of textiles and ephemera donated to the Gallery in the 1970s. The collection contains pieces mostly from the 19th to 20th centuries including haberdashery items, accessories and undergarments, many of which have never been on display.

Venue: Collection Study Room
Price : Free (bookings essential)

Apr 13

How to look at art

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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| Talks and Lectures

Fun, friendly and starting from first principles. Listen, talk and ask questions as you get some tips and tools for appreciating and enjoying abstract art with Mirah Lambert, Learning Programs.

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

Apr 14

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

The world is beautiful | Talks and Lectures

Anne O'Hehir discusses some of the female photographers in the exhibition The world is beautiful: photographs from the collection.

Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery
Price : Free

Apr 20

How to look at art

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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| Talks and Lectures

Fun, friendly and starting from first principles. Listen, talk and ask questions as you get some tips and tools for appreciating and enjoying the way artists use paint with Adriane Boag, Learning Programs.

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

Apr 21

Art explorer: Caught on film

10:30am – 4:00pm

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| Talks and lectures (ages 8-12)

Black: a colour, a tone, darkness - it inspires artists all over the world. Explore the exhibition Black then create a collaborative short film and share your work online.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $60, $55 child members (all materials and tools supplied)

Apr 21

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

| Talks and Lectures

ANU medical student, Eilidh Gilritchie discusses her research project focusing on Mark Rothko and Colin McCahon.

Price : Free

Apr 23

Fiona Hall in conversation

2:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong way time | Talks and lectures

Join Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture Post 1920 and Linda Michael, Curator, Wrong way time, Venice Biennale, in conversation with Fiona Hall.

Venue: Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free

Apr 27

How to look at art

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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| Talks and Lectures

Fun, friendly and starting from first principles. Listen, talk and ask questions as you get some tips and tools for appreciating and enjoying the visual arts with kids with Rose Marin, Family Programs.

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

Apr 28

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

| Talks and Lectures

Join Gwen Horsfield for an educator's look at the vibrant Indigenous paintings of the Western Desert.

Price : Free