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Dates

Saturday 12 April

1-4pm

Registration

BOOKED OUT!

 

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General information +61 2 6240 6411
Visitors with mobility difficulties +61 2 6240 6411
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(banner image): Tracey Moffatt Something more series1989 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Commissioned by the Albury Regional Art Centre with assistance from the Visual Arts/Crafts Board of the Australia Council and the Exhibitions Development Fund of the Regional Galleries Association of NSW. Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.


On average, a visitor spends 17 seconds or less looking at an individual work of art. Slow Art Day encourages a more contemplative approach to art and is celebrated in over 150 galleries throughout the world. The Slow Art 2014 website includes a full list of cities who are participating.

Enjoy some of the national art collection highlights, including Leaf litter (2000) by Fiona Hall and L'Après-midi à Naples [Afternoon in Naples] by Paul Cézanne and give them the attention they deserve. Participants are invited to join the group for a lively facilitated discussion after the viewing.

REGISTRATION

Slow Art Canberra 2014 at NGA - BOOKED OUT 
The NGA's facilitated Slow Art 2014 program is now Booked out. However, please come to the Gallery whenever you like and create your own Slow Art experience.

Alternatively you can participate in other Slow Art programs happening in Canberra at:

  • The National Portrait Gallery
  • The National Museum of Australia and
  • The Australian War Memorial

See further details

BEFORE THE DAY

Choose works from the list on the right and decide how long you would like to spend looking at each one. We are asking that everyone who is participating looks at either Interior with time past 1976 by Brett Whiteley and The Aboriginal Memorial 1987-88 by Ramingining Artists (or both) so that we have some common discussion points.

Of course we invite you to also look at the other works selected if you have the time. View our Map of the Gallery or pick up one at the front desk.

 

LIST OF WORKS:

 

(image): Paul Cézanne L'Après-midi à Naples (Afternoon in Naples) c.1875 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 1985

(image): Arthur Streeton Golden summer, Eaglemont 1889 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 1995

(image): James Gleeson The citadel 1945 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 1972

(image): Brett Whiteley Interior with time past 1976 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 1978, Courtesy of the estate of Brett Whiteley

(image): Clarice Beckett Sandringham Beach c1933 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 1971

(image): Robert Smithson Rocks and mirror square II 1971 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 1977 © Robert Smithson/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy

ON THE DAY

Come to the National Gallery of Australia between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm. Look at your selected works of art for at least 10 minutes each. Or challenge yourself and try to look for longer. At 3.00 pm, join us in Gandel Hall for a discussion about your experiences.

You might like to consider

Bringing a notepad or sketch pad with drawing pencils. The Tate has produced some resources that may assist with sustained contemplation of individual works of art and may be particularly useful for first time Slow Art goers.

Please note

There will be stools available for Slow Art participants at the front desk near the main entrance.

They will be clearly labelled with a Slow Art 2014 sign. Please feel free to take a stool with you, but remember to be mindful of works of art when moving through the galleries.

Important: food and drink is not allowed in the Gallery spaces.

QUESTIONS

Please call 02 6240 6524

 


(image): Ramingining ArtistsThe Aboriginal Memorial 1987-88 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased with the assistance of funds from National Gallery admission charges and commissioned in 1987

(image): Anish Kapoor Hollow, 2012 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 2013 © Anish Kapoor

(image): Fernand Léger Les Trapézistes [Trapeze artists] 19654 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 1981 © Fernand Léger/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy

(image): Ratanakosin period (1782?) Buddha Shakyamuni in Parileyyaka forest 1822-1853 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 1978

(image): Fiona Hall Leaf litter 2000-2002 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 2003 © Fiona Hall

(image): Tracey Moffatt Something more series1989 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Commissioned by the Albury Regional Art Centre with assistance from the Visual Arts/Crafts Board of the Australia Council and the Exhibitions Development Fund of the Regional Galleries Association of NSW. Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.