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  1. The story of Rama | Talks & Lectures Ramayana: myths and realities
    Jul 2 12:45pm Dr Richard Barz, retired lecturer, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, discusses the Ramayana story that impacted on political and religious development of societies across South & Southeast Asia. Exhibition info
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery
    Price : Free
  2. Permanent collection | Workshops Dr Sketchy's burlesque drawing
    Jul 2 6:30pm – 9:30pm (ages 18+) Guests performers from the Australian Burlesque Festival. Draw glamorous underground models in a fun atmosphere with a burlesque flavour. Pay bar and light refreshments available.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $30, $25 concession, $20 members (includes first drink, BYO materials, some materials provided)
  3. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and dementia
    Jul 3 10:30am – 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)
  4. Colour my World | Tours Assisted tour
    Jul 8 10:30am – 11:30am Access viewing of Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography for people with a disability and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  5. Permanent collection | Talks & Lectures Artist's talk: Jonathan Jones
    Jul 8 12:45pm Jonathan Jones, artist, curator and researcher, discusses his work from the National Indigenous Art Triennial II.
    Venue: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander galleries
    Price : Free
  6. Special event | Screenings Winter film series: Best of enemies
    Jul 8 6:30pm (USA, 2015, 87 min, 18 +) The scintillating and explosive 1968 televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jr. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $16, $14 concession, $12 members
    Booking: Book here
  7. Colour my World | Kids & family Art explorer - Colour my world
    Jul 9 10:30am – 4:00pm (ages 8-12) Spend a day at the NGA exploring and creating, using Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography as inspiration for your own art making. BYO morning tea and lunch.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $60, $55 child members (all materials and tools supplied) (free for accompanying adults)
  8. The story of Rama | Talks & Lectures Hanuman and the monkey army
    Jul 9 12:45pm Claudia Hyles, independent researcher, examines the role of the monkey god Hanuman, known for his courage, power and loyalty, in the Ramayana story. Exhibition info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  9. Special event | Talks & Lectures WWII-era Provenance Research at American Institutions
    Jul 9 6:00pm Jane Milosch, Director, Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative, reveals how collaboration on WWII-era provenance research has led to results. More info
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : FREE
    Booking: Book here
  10. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Jul 10 10:30am – 12:00pm (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 for everyone to enjoy.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 child members, includes materials (free for accompanying adults)
  11. The story of Rama | Kids & family Stories from the Ramayana
    Jul 12 11:30am – 12:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Join Kiran Shah, storyteller, as she brings the Ramayana paintings to life with stories of Ram and Sita from the great Indian Hindu epic. Exhibition info
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery or Small Theatre
    Price : $5 booking fee
  12. The story of Rama | Kids & family Stories from the Ramayana
    Jul 12 2:00pm – 2:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) AUSLAN sign-interpreted Join Kiran Shah, storyteller, as she brings the Ramayana paintings to life with stories of Ram and Sita from the great Indian Hindu epic. Exhibition info
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery or Small Theatre
    Price : $5 booking fee
  13. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Jul 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
  14. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Jul 13 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)
  15. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Jul 13 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)
  16. The story of Rama | Members Coffee with the curator
    Jul 14 10:15am Booked Out Join Melanie Eastburn, Curator Asian Art, for a guided tour of The story of Rama Indian miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi followed by coffee and cake in the Members Lounge.
  17. Permanent collection | Kids & family ASI: Art Scene Investigation
    Jul 14 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. More info
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : $12, $10 child members (includes morning tea)
  18. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Jul 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
  19. The story of Rama | Talks & Lectures Three hundred Ramayanas or more?
    Jul 15 6:00pm Dr McComas Taylor, Associate Professor, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific examines the literary tradition of the Ramayana and how the epic retains its relevance and vitality through a process of appropriation. Exhibition
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  20. Streetwise | Kids & family Art explorer - Streetwise
    Jul 16 10:30am – 4:00pm (ages 8-12) Spend a day at the NGA exploring and creating, using Streetwise: contemporary print culture as inspiration for your own art making. BYO morning tea and lunch.
    Venue: Gandel Hall & NGA Contemporary
    Price : $60, $55 child members (all materials and tools supplied) (free for accompanying adults)
  21. Special event | Members F!NK & Co Studio Visit
    Jul 24 4:00pm Go behind the scenes and in to the workshop of F!NK & Co with internationally renowned artist and founder of F!NK & Co, Robert Foster, followed by wine and nibbles with Robert and the F!NK & Co team.
    Venue: Meet at F!NK & Co studio
    Price : $30 members, $40 guests
  22. Colour my World | Talks & Lectures Artists' talks
    Jul 25 10:30am – 11:30am Panel discussion on photography Panel discussion with Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography artists Micky Allan, Robyn Stacey, Janina Green and Ruth Maddison.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  23. Colour my World | Workshops Colour my world workshop
    Jul 25 1:30pm – 4:30pm Learn how to handcolour black and white images with artist, Janina Green.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $50, $40 members/concession, $25 students
  24. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Jul 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 at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  25. The story of Rama | Kids & family Tales for the very young
    Jul 30 10:29am – 11:30am (ages 3-5, to be accompanied) Join Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, for an interactive story- based experience in the exhibition The Story of Rama: Indian miniatures from the National Museum New Delhi
    Venue: Australian galleries
    Price : $7, $5 child members
  26. Colour my World | Assisted Private viewing for carers
    Jul 30 10:30am – 11:30am in partnership with Carers ACT Access viewing of Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography in partnership with Carers ACT.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: Call Carers ACT (02) 6296 9900
  27. The story of Rama | Talks & Lectures Lunchtime talk: Indian paintings
    Jul 30 12:45pm Bronwyn Campbell, Asian art, speaks about the diversity of Indian painting styles and conservator Andrea Wise discusses their materials and conservation.
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery
    Price : Free