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image: Harry Tjutjuna Wangka Tjukurpa (Spiderman) 2007 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2008

ISSUE 127 | October 2009 | Twitter Facebook Flickr Delicious nga.gov.au/socialmedia

Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, C�zanne and beyond is only two months away, buy tickets online now to avoid the ticket queue. Local masters give us Emerging Elders this month—a stunning look at contemporary indigenous art. October sees the final weeks of McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–17, so it's your last chance to see these light-filled Australian masterpieces in one exhibition. Don't forget that the National Gallery offers assisted tours to help provide access to the national collection for everyone.

Emerging Elders:
honouring senior Indigenous artists

nga.gov.au/emergingelders
3 October 2009 – 14 June 2010 | Project Gallery

image: Maringka Baker Kuru Ala 2008 (detail)National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2009 Copyright Maringka Baker. Licensed by VISCOPY, AustraliaMaringka Baker Kuru Ala 2008 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2009
© Maringka Baker. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

(top) Harry Tjutjuna Wangka Tjukurpa (Spiderman) 2007 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2008
part of Emerging Elders

The artists featured in Emerging Elders are self-taught and have only recently, over the last decade, created and consistently shown their work throughout Australia. Although considered emerging artists, years of personal experience and cultural knowledge inform their work. Their ability to visualise significant stories gives rise to some of Australia�s most dynamic and stunning contemporary works of art.

Curator�s perspective
Tuesday 6 October 12.45 pm
Tina Baum, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and exhibition curator, discusses the works in Emerging Elders.
free | Project Gallery

Members special event:
collecting Indigenous art
Tuesday 13 October 5.00 pm
members

Introducing Franchesca Cubillo, recently appointed Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Franchesca presents a talk on collecting Indigenous art, followed by an exhibition viewing and light refreshments.
$15 members, $20 guests | bookings essential, BOOKED OUT | Project Gallery and Members Lounge (meet in Gallery foyer)

Spring into art club I
Sunday 25 October 3.00 pm
members

Join Tina Baum, exhibition curator, for a talk on the exhibition followed by a glass of sparkling wine in the Members Lounge.
$10, free for members | bookings essential, BOOKED OUT | Project Gallery

image: Frederick McCubbin Golden sunlight 1914 (detail) Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, Victoria Gift of Dame Nellie Melba, 1923

Frederick McCubbin Golden sunlight 1914 (detail)
Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, Victoria
Gift of Dame Nellie Melba, 1923
Part of McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–1917

McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–1917
nga.gov.au/mccubbin | Buy tickets here
14 August– 1 November 2009

image: Frederick McCubbin Shelling peas 1912 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1979Frederick McCubbin
Shelling peas 1912
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1979

Talk and wine tasting with Max Allen
Friday 9 October 6.00 pm
Join Max Allen, wine columnist for The Weekend Australian Magazine and wine editor for Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine, for a tasting of some very special wines and introduction to the wine growing regions of Melbourne and Mt Macedon, Victoria. Max will highlight the connections between the beloved landscapes that Frederick McCubbin painted (the artist had homes in South Yarra and Mt Macedon) and the characteristics of the wines grown in these parts of Victoria.
$35, $25 members/concession | bookings essential, enquire here | Gallery cafe

A Melbourne education
Sunday 11 October 2.00 pm
Dr Ann Galbally, author and Professorial Fellow in Art History, University of Melbourne, speaks about narrative, nationalism and imagination in the early McCubbin paintings.
free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Musical musings on McCubbin
Sunday 11 October 3.00 pm
Lady’s Mantle, Canberra-based women’s vocal ensemble, explores the images and ambience of McCubbin’s landscapes, cityscapes and waterways in a short program of choral music. In association with Floriade 2009: mind, body and soul.
free | Exhibition Galleries foyer

A Melbourne education
Sunday 11 October 2.00 pm
Dr Ann Galbally, author and Professorial Fellow in Art History, University of Melbourne, speaks about narrative, nationalism and imagination in the early McCubbin paintings.
free | James O Fairfax Theatre

image: Frederick McCubbin Louis McCubbin (as a boy in fancy dress) c 1908 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Gift of Hugh McCubbin 1960Frederick McCubbin
Louis McCubbin (as a boy in fancy dress) c 1908
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Hugh McCubbin 1960

Poetry and music for cities and seasons
Sunday 18 October 2.00 pm
Enjoy two of Canberra’s best known reciters, Laurie McDonald and Jim Weatherstone, for original and traditional poems from the city and the bush. Teresa Rabe and Minh Le Hoang then play music by Bach/Gounoud, Kleyanjans, Ravel and Ibert for flute and guitar.
free | Australian galleries

Celebrity talk and screening:
Picnic at Hanging Rock

Sunday 25 October 2.00 pm
35 mm, 1975, PG, 107 mins
Patricia Lovell, Australian film producer, introduces Peter Weir’s haunting and mysterious Picnic at Hanging Rock, set in the landscape near Mount Macedon. Lovell speaks about her experiences producing this Australian classic.
free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Curator�s dinner: McCubbin
Friday 30 October 6.00 pm
members

Anna Gray, Head of Australian Art and exhibition curator, presents a talk and tour of the exhibition, followed by a three-course dinner.
$110 members, $130 guests | bookings essential, enquire here | Exhibition Galleries

 

image: Melinda Harper Untitled 2001 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2001 Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Melinda Harper Untitled 2001 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2001
Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Gallery events

Contemporary art focus 2009:
Australian artists talk series 3

Thursday 1 October 12.45 pm
Melinda Harper presents a talk on her work Untitled 2001.
free | Australian galleries

image: John Olsen National Gallery of Australia September 2009 Photographer: NGA Imaging ServicesJohn Olsen in front of his Sydney sun 1965 at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
September, 2009
Photographer: NGA Imaging Services
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Divine creations: Tibetan silk applique
Saturday 3 October 2.00 pm
Edie Young, Project Officer, Public Programs, reveals the techniques and extraordinary work of Tibetan silk applique masters who produce exquisite images of Buddhist deities for ritual display in Tibetan monasteries throughout India, Tibet and Nepal.
free | Small Theatre

Ancestral sculpture of Papua New Guinea
Pacific collection

Thursday 8 October 12.45 pm
Michael Gunn, Senior Curator, Pacific Art, talks about the spirits in the ancestral sculpture of Papua New Guinea. In association with Floriade 2009: mind, body and soul.
free | Pacific Gallery

The fabric of society:
Australia�s quilt heritage
from convict times to 1960

Saturday 10 October 2.00 pm
Dr Annette Gero, one of Australia’s leading quilt historians and author of The fabric of society, will discuss Australia’s rich and diverse heritage in patchwork quilts.
free | Orde Poynton Gallery

There is no place more horrible
International collection

Thursday 15 October 12.45 pm
Lucina Ward, Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, discusses Julian Schnabel’s Fox farm 1989.
free | International Galleries

image: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Clownesse Cha-U-Kao 1895 Mus�e d'Orsay, Paris Copyright RMN (Mus�e d'Orsay) / Herv� Lewandowski Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
The clown Cha-U-Kao 1895
Mus�e d'Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Mus�e d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
part of Masterpieces from Paris

2009 Temenos lecture
The love of light and the light of love

Thursday 15 October 6.00 pm
Andrew Wolpert, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Florida, USA, discusses how JMW Turner was inspired to celebrate the redemptive quality of light in nature.
free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Conserving Indian paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Wednesday 21 October 12.45 pm
Michael Wheeler, Senior Conservator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, discusses the treatment and display of Indian paintings at the museum.
free | Small Theatre

Basic etching workshop for adults
Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 October 10.00 am
2–day workshop
Learn the basics of etching with John Loane, a Canberra-based artist and printer who has worked with artists such as Mike Parr, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn and Imants Tillers. Held at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery in Watson.
$260, $250 members/concessions (includes materials, participants to bring their own lunch) | bookings essential, enquire here | Megalo Print Studio + Gallery

A curtain raiser
Saturday 24 October 2.00 pm
Padma Menon and the dancers share the dance, music, stories and poetry that inspired Mother: a dance tribute through stories, songs and poetry.
free | Gallery foyer

image: Imants Tillers Mount Analogue 1985 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1987Imants Tillers Mount Analogue 1985 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1987
Courtesy of the artist

Rendezvous with art
Monday 26 October 9.50 am
Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art in the national collection.
$8, $7 members/concession | bookings essential, enquire here | meet in Gallery foyer

Mother: a dance tribute through stories, songs and poetry
Saturday 31 October 7.00 pm
Padma Menon and dancers present a moving exploration of motherhood, inspired by the works of Kahlil Gibran and Nobel Prize-winning Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore and drawing on personal and cultural aspects of mothering.
$22, $18 members/concession | bookings essential, enquire here | James O Fairfax Theatre

Childrens activities

Stories of Hindu gods and goddesses
Asian collection

for ages up to 12
Thursday 1 October 10.30 am
Friday 2 October 10.30 am

Join Gallery educator Kate Collins and travel across the heavens with stories of the popular Hindu gods and goddesses.
free | Indian gallery

image: Krishna's fluting summons the entranced gopis; shrine hanging [pichhavai] c 1840 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2005 Kota school
Krishna's fluting summons the entranced gopis; shrine hanging [pichhavai] c 1840 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2005

Story-making in McCubbin
for ages up to 12, under 5 to be accompanied
Tuesday 6 October 10.30 am & 2.00 pm
Journey into the Australian bush through McCubbin’s paintings and imagine fantastic tales with Gallery educator Kate Collins. This activity concludes with collaborative storytelling for children and parents.
free for children (exhibition admission charges apply for adults) | Exhibition Galleries

A little look at art
Wednesday 21 October 10.00 am
Parents, babies and toddlers are invited to join a voluntary guide for a tour of the national collection, followed by morning tea with coffee and cake.
$12, $10 members/concession | bookings essential, enquire here | meet in Gallery foyer

Make an impression
for ages over 5, to be accompanied
Saturday 24 October 10.30 am
Experience the fun of drawing as a family and get to know the national collection with Penny Low, artist and Gallery educator.
$5 (includes materials) | bookings essential, enquire here | meet in Gallery foyer

Drawing tours of the Gallery
for ages 6–9 and 10–14
Saturday 24 October 2.30 pm
Children aged 6–9 join Gallery educator Ingrid Anderson to draw and explore, while children aged 10–14 investigate different kinds of drawing with Gallery educator Lucy Quinn.
$12, $10 child members (includes materials) | bookings essential, BOOKED OUT | meet in Gallery foyer

 

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