Friday 2 & Saturday 3 March and
Friday 9 & Saturday 10 March

As part of the Enlighten Festival 2012 the National Gallery of Australia comes alive with many special events.

Enjoy a special late night viewing of the Renaissance exhibition and then relax and unwind at Sculpture Bar in the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden (weather permitting).

  • Exhibition open until 10pm all four nights (Last timed entry at 9pm) Tickets available at ticketek or 132 849
  • Follow up your evening viewing and come along and see stunning projections of Renaissance images as they are appear on the National Gallery of Australia Building from 8:30pm.

San Remo Renaissance
Chef & Curator Dinner:

Italian food and wine

Saturday 3 & Saturday 10 March 6.00 pm

James Kidman, the Gallery's Executive Chef, talks about his new cookbook Renaissance Table and Christine Dixon, co-ordinating curator of Renaissance, provides insight into the food of the Renaissance period.

Package includes:
  • exhibition entry, pre-dinner drinks and canapés,
  • 3 course Italian Dinner with superb Italian wines,
  • a choice of James Kidman's cookbook Renaissance Table or the Renaissance catalogue
  • and entertainment provided by special guest Maria Venuti AM.
  • $235 NGA Members/ $250 non members
  • Tickets available at ticketek or 132 849


An array of public programs will also be on offer.

Dances from the Renaissance

Friday 2 & Saturday 3 March

A journey through Italian Renaissance dance with Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy. Be transported by the music, costumes and masks to a world of exquisite beauty, and join in for some of the dances.

Free. No bookings required.

Live Renaissance music

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 March

  • Friday 9 March will feature live music with musicians from ANU School of Music
  • Saturday 10 March will showcase the talents of the Ladies Mantle Choral Group.