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  1. James Turrell | Special events Nude Tours of James Turrell: A retrospective with Stuart Ringholt
    Apr 1 5:30pm Booked Out Join artist Stuart Ringholt on a naked tour of this extraordinary exhibition followed by refreshments in Gandel hall. Over 18 years only. More info
  2. James Turrell | Special events Nude Tours of James Turrell: A retrospective with Stuart Ringholt
    Apr 2 7:00am Booked Out Join artist Stuart Ringholt on a naked tour of this extraordinary exhibition followed by refreshments in Gandel hall. Over 18 years only. More info
  3. James Turrell | Special events Nude Tours of James Turrell: A retrospective with Stuart Ringholt
    Apr 2 7:30pm Booked Out Join artist Stuart Ringholt on a naked tour of this extraordinary exhibition followed by refreshments in Gandel hall. Over 18 years only. More info
  4. Permanent collection | Performances Songs of the Noongar
    Apr 7 7:00pm – 8:00pm Award-winning performers Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse combine pure, haunting vocals in the Noongar language and guitar.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $35, $30 members concession
  5. Colour my world | Talks & Lectures Curators' perspective
    Apr 9 12:45pm Shaune Lakin, Senior Curator, and Ann O'Hehir, Curator, Photography, speak about hand- coloured photographs in the new exhibition
    Venue: Photography gallery
    Price : Free
  6. Indigenous art | Members Coffee with the curator
    Apr 10 10:15am Join Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, for a guided tour of the Gallery's Indigenous galleries followed by coffee and cake in the Members Lounge.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $20 members, $30 guests
  7. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    Apr 10 10:25am – 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)
  8. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Apr 10 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. Indigenous art | Talks & Lectures Artist's talk: Christopher Pease
    Apr 11 12:45pm Noongar artist Christopher Pease discusses how he weav s old and new concepts through his contemporary landscapes.
    Venue: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander galleries
    Price : Free
  10. Permanent collection | Viewings Slow Art 2015
    Apr 11 2:00pm – 4:00pm International Slow Art Day encourages a contemplative approach to art and is celebrated in galleries throughout the world. Spend time looking at works of art and then join a lively discussion with Gallery educators. More info
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free
    Booking: Book here
  11. James Turrell | Screenings Portrait of Phillip in twelve parts
    Apr 12 3:00pm – 5:30pm (2007, DVD, rated M, 119 mins) Scott Hicks documentary about composer Phillip Glass, with introduction by Roland Peelman, Artistic Director, Canberra International Music Festival 2015, 'Glass and Turrell: elements of time and light'. Followed by Skyspace sunset viewing and drinks.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $20, $15 members/concession
  12. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Apr 13 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
  13. Alive & Spirited | Kids & family Painting on a mythic scale
    Apr 13 10:30am – 12:30pm repeated 2.00-4.00pm (ages 7-12 ) Internationally acclaimed Indigenous artist Christopher Pease leads a painting workshop inspired by his work on show in Alive and spirited.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  14. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Apr 15 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
  15. James Turrell | Kids & family Printing light and shape
    Apr 17 10:30am – 12:30pm repeated 2.00-4.00pm (ages 7-12 ) Create your own print works on paper inspired by Turrell's geometric shapes
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 members/concession
  16. Permanent collection | Assisted Descriptive tour
    Apr 18 2:30pm – 3:30pm Descriptive tour of works in the collection exploring colour and light for people who are blind or with low vision.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  17. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Apr 21 10:30am – 11:00pm (ages 5-7, to be accompanied) Join Dianne Bourke, child meditation facilitator and guided imagery specialist for children
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $7, $5 child (free for accompanying adults)
  18. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Apr 21 11:30am – 12:15pm (ages 8-12) Join Dianne Bourke, child meditation facilitator and guided imagery specialist for children
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $7, $5 child (free for accompanying adults)
  19. Permanent collection | Kids & family ASI: Art Scene Investigation
    Apr 22 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 8-12) Join the Art Investigation Squad to discover clues and solve new mysteries about the art on display at NGA Contemporary
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : $12, $10 child members (includes morning tea)
  20. James Turrell | Talks & Lectures Art as a spiritual experience
    Apr 22 6:00pm – 7:00pm Professor David Tacey, public intellectual, bestselling author and interdisciplinary scholar, on Turrell and art as a spiritual experience.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $20, $15 members/concession, $5 students
  21. International art | Tours Auslan sign-interpreted tour
    Apr 26 2:30pm – 3:30pm Auslan sign-interpreted tour of works in the collection exploring colour and light for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  22. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Apr 27 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
  23. James Turrell | Assisted Private viewing for carers
    Apr 30 9:00am – 10:00am Assisted tour Access viewing of James Turrell: a retrospective in partnership with Carers ACT.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: Call Carers ACT (02) 6296 9900