What's on

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


Jul 1

Art and dementia: Friday with a friend

10:30am – 11:30am

Permanent collection | Assisted

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. Call (02) 6240 6632 or Email for more info.

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

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Jul 2

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | 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)

Jul 2

The art of Fiona Hall

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Lectures

Julie Ewington, independent writer, curator, broadcaster and author of The Art of Fiona Hall (2005), discusses the artist's work.

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

Jul 3

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 3

Tempesta: Australian String Quartet

2:00pm

Special event | Performances

Webern and Haydn tell similar stories in different words as do the anguish and tempest of Mendelssohn and Australian composer/pianist Joe Chindamo.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $75, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 under 30

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Jul 4

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | 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)

Jul 5

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | 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)

Jul 5

ASI: Art Scene Investigation HOT HOT HOT

10:30am – 12:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(ages 7-12)

This winter help solve a hot new mystery that's straight from the secret ASI files with the aid of the Fiona Hall Wrong Way Time exhibition.

Venue: Information Desk
Price : $12, $10 child members (includes morning tea)

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Jul 6

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | 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)

Jul 6

Winter Film Series: Heart of a dog

6:30pm

Special event | Screenings

(2015, R 15+, unless accompanied by an adult, 76 mins)

From extraordinary musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson comes an eloquent and beguiling story of love, death and what it means to be human. More info + bookings

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $16, $14 concession, $12 members

Jul 7

Create space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | 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)

Jul 7

Art explorer: Create the change you want

10:30am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(ages 8-12)

Spend a full day at the Gallery exploring the works of Fiona Hall in her exhibition Wrong Way Time as inspiration for a your own creative art making. Includes embossing with aluminium, weaving and up-cycling found objects.

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

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Jul 7

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Indigenous art | Performances

Join local Hip Hop talent Gee Wizz as he brings his words and energy to NAIDOC week at the NGA.

Venue: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander galleries
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 7

Art after hours

5:30pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Members

A Members's event. Join NGA's Senior Curator Deborah Hart for a conversation over a glass of wine, followed by an exclusive tour of Wrong Way Time exhibition.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $30 members, $35 guests

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Jul 8

Create space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | 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)

Jul 8

stART with art

10:30am – 12:00pm

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)

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Jul 9

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | 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)

Jul 10

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | 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)

Jul 11

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

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

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Jul 11

Create space

10:01am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 12

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 12

Creative meditation for children

10:30am – 11:00am

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(ages 5-7, to be accompanied)

Focus on works of art through mindfulness and quiet reflection.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $7, $5 child (free for accompanying adults)

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Jul 12

Creative meditation for children

11:30am – 12:15pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(ages 8-12, to be accompanied)

Spending quiet time in the presence of evocative works of art inspires children and their sense of wonder and delight in the world.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $7, $5child (free for accompanying adults)

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Jul 12

Out of the box

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Pacific art | Talks and Lectures

Pacific Arts curator Crispin Howarth introduces the Fellows Collection of Massim art 1892-1900. This unique collection reveals the history of the people of Kiriwina, located in Papua New Guinea's Trobriand Islands, during the late 19th century.

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

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Jul 13

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 13

Assisted tour of Australian art

10:30am

Australian art | Assisted

For people with a disability and their carers. Email for more info.

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

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Jul 13

Winter Film Series: Philip Dadson: Sonics from scratch

6:30pm

Special event | Screenings

(2015, no age restrictions, 85 mins)

A warm and entertaining portrait of sound artist and musician Phil Dadson _ whose reputation for sonic invention and leadership of the ensemble Scratch has taken him all over the world. More info + bookings

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $16, $14 concession, $12 members

Jul 14

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)

Jul 14

Art explorer: My collection

10:30am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(ages 8-12)

Spend a full day at the Gallery exploring your national collection through works on art on display and be inspired to create your own works of art. Includes sketching in gallery spaces and the creation of a portfolio for your work.

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

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Jul 14

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks, tours or art making sessions. Culture with time to spare.

Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 15

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 16

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 17

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 17

Drawsome

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Permanent collection | Workshops

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

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

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $8 per person

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Jul 19

Art appreciation for carers

10:30am

Permanent collection | Assisted

In partnership with Carers ACT. Participants must be registered with Carers ACT. To register, please call 1800 052 222. Email for more info.

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

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Jul 20

Little look at ART

10:00am – 12:00pm

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

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Jul 21

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks, tours or art making sessions. Culture with time to spare.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 23

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 23

Film screening: The wolf in Australian art

2:00pm

Permanent collection | Screenings

(2015, G, 42 mins)

This documentary tells the story of major Austrtalian artist Danila Vassilieff. Introduced by the director, Richard Moore, and followed by a Q&A with Felicity St John Moore and NGA curator Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax.

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

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Jul 24

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 25

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

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

Book now

Jul 28

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Join Cara Kirkwood for an Indigenous perspective on Australian art.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 28

Ask me anything

4:30pm

Permanent collection | Members

A Members event. Behind-the-scenes tour with Debbie Ward, NGA's Head of Conservation and a team of NGA conservators, followed by a glass of wine and an open question session on caring for textiles.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $30 NGA members only

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Jul 30

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)

Jul 30

Artist talk

2:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

Ramesh Nithiyendran discusses his new work, currently on display in the NGA foyer.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 31

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

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)