4 December 2009 – 18 April 2010
Currently the best time to visit is from Tuesday to Thursday around 2:00 pm.
Image: Emile Bernard Madeleine in the Bois d'Amour 1888 (detail) Musée d'Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski. Part of Masterpieces from Paris
ISSUE 133 | April 2010 | nga.gov.au/socialmedia
In collaboration with the Embassy of France, the Gallery presents a concert of works by Australian and French composers, played by international artist Samuel Berthod (clarinet) and Evgeny Ukhanov (piano)
Jack Bell Camp dog 2005 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2007 Part of Emerging Elders
Cath Bowdler, Director, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, and curator of Colour country: art from Roper River, presents an illustrated lecture on the works of Ngukurr artists Willie Gudabi, Ginger Riley, Djambu Barra Barra and others.
Sidney Nolan The defence of Aaron Sherritt 1946 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
Draw and explore: Ned and Nolan
Discover Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings with Gallery educator Jo Krabman. Wear a Kelly helmet to explore the Sculpture Garden and draw fellow bushrangers.
Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, leads an activity-based tour with stories about the land and its people.
Join Nasser Palangi, Canberra-based Persian–Australian artist, to learn several practical collage techniques and create your own two- or three-dimensional work of art.
Barbara Campbell The Midday Movie and the History of Australian Painting 1997
University Art Gallery, University of Sydney. Basket courtesy of Paul Saint. Photo: Tracey Schramm.
On average, a visitor spends only 8 seconds looking at an individual work of art. Following on from the Slow Food movement, Slow Art Day 2010 encourages a contemplative approach to art and is celebrated in galleries throughout the world. Spend time looking at works of art, then join the group for a lively discussion over lunch. Participants are to purchase their own lunch.
Performance artist Barbara Campbell provides a unique interpretation of the Gallery’s Australian art displays to the accompaniment of the midday movie.
John Chamberlain Le molé 1971 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1973. © John Chamberlain, Licensed by ARS, New York and VISCOPY, Australia. Part of Shimmer
Shimmer examines the many ways artists have employed colour, pattern, line and materials to give their work a special energy in the eye of the viewer.
Trick of the light
Be inspired to create amazing optical illusions and entrancing patterns with artist Teffany Thiedeman, using drawing and coloured paper cut-outs.
Pattern of plenty
Join Holly Edworthy, Gallery educator and art therapist, to look for patterns in the exhibition and participate in a drawing workshop exploring patterns in fabric and objects.
Super shiny sculpture
Combine a variety of reflective materials with your imagination to make your own super shiny sculptures with arts educator Lucy Quinn.
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