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Sep 1

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

NGA curator Sally Foster presents A new model: Russian Futurist books.

Venue: check at main desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Sep 7

Contemporary Architects Speaker Series

6:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

In partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects (ACT Chapter)

Architect James Russell engages with subtropical conditions, taking the idea of a breathing building to a new level.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 NGA members/Institute members, $15 students

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Sep 8

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Diane Arbus: American portraits | Talks and lectures

Chelsea Hopper presents Outrageously deceptive: performing for camera in the works of Diane Arbus.

Venue: Contemporary Asian art gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Sep 13

Out of the box

12:45pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Join us behind the scenes to explore themes and view selected works in the Collection Study Room. Limited places.

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

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Sep 14

Contemporary Architects Speaker Series

6:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

In partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects (ACT Chapter)

Blainey North & Associates specialise in architecture, interior architecture and design of luxury environments for five star hotels, exclusive residences and bespoke commercial and retail projects in Australia and abroad.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 NGA members/Institute members, $15 students

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Sep 15

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

International art | Talks and Lectures

Get some culture, with time to spare. Drop into weekly talks, tours or art-making - all in under half an hour.

Venue: check at main desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Sep 17

The Minotaur and the Mirror

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Presence, performance and representation in Mike Parr

Professor Edward Scheer, Director of Research, School of the Arts and Media, University of NSW discusses Mike Parr's practice with particular focus on Parr's 'retrospective' works such as Asylum: Entry by Mirror Only at Dark Mofo in June 2016.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Sep 21

Contemporary Architects Speaker Series

6:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

In partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects (ACT Chapter)

Cumulus Studio, a multi-award winning architecture and design practice, investigates ideas in a collaborative environment with an understanding that great ideas are developed through sharing and working with others.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 NGA members/Institute members, $15 students

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Sep 22

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Peta Jane Blessing, archivist, Research Library and Archives, discusses Mike Parr's extensive archive, gifted to the NGA's Research Library in 2012.

Venue: Mike Parr Information Centre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Sep 24

Ritual and extreme actions: Performance art and its context

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Dr Anne Marsh, Professorial Research Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, discusses performance art in Australia and Internationally with a focus on ritual practice and extreme body actions.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Sep 28

Contemporary Architects Speaker Series

6:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

In partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects (ACT Chapter)

Architect Richard Kirk has expertise in architecture, urban design, interiors and environmentally sustainable design. Studios in Brisbane, Shanghai, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur service projects in Australia and Asia.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 NGA members/Institute members, $15 students

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Sep 29

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Get some culture, with time to spare. Drop into weekly talks, tours or art-making - all in under half an hour.

Venue: check at main desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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