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Events and exhibitions
For event bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 6240 6504. Events are in the James O Fairfax Theatre unless otherwise advised.
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detail: Ramsay Richard Reinagle 'John Constable' c.1799 oil on canvas National Portrait Gallery, London
John Constable (1776–1837) was one of the greatest British landscape painters, renowned for his landscapes, his ‘pure and unaffected representation of nature’. This exhibition will provide an opportunity to see around 100 of his works.
Sunday 19 March 6pm STILL AVAILABLE
Join Dr Anna Gray and John Gage, coordinating curators, for insights and a tour of the exhibition, followed by wine and canapés. $40 members and their guests. Bookings essential.
Sunday 19 March 2–3pm
(ages 5–12 accompanied by an adult) Mary French, Canberra storyteller, tells children's stories from the 19th century. Exhibition Galleries Foyer.
Saturday 25 March 9.30am
Private viewing for carers with voluntary guides. In collaboration with Carers ACT
Bookings essential for complimentary ticket. phone +61 2 6240 6519.
Special viewing and Regency Tea
Tuesday 11 April 4pm
Join Adam Worrall, Exhibition Designer, and Dr Anna Gray, Coordinating Curator, for a discussion of exhibition design, followed by a Regency tea in the Members' Lounge. $25 members and their guests (includes exhibition entry). Bookings essential.
Turkey, Assembled in Malaysia 'Charm vest' early 20th century brocade, printed fabric, embroidery 51.0 x 49.0 cm Department of Museums and Antiquities, Kuala Lumpur
Islamic art & civilisation in Southeast Asia
24 February – 28 May 2006
This exhibition reveals the unique developments in the arts of Islamic Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, as well as the Muslim communities of Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Screening: 'Swapping Lives'
Friday 17 March 12.45pm
A snapshot of the Islamic experience in Australia (SBS TV)DVD, 2005, 52 minutes, PG. James O Fairfax Theatre.
Thursday 23 March 12.45pm
Exhibition ticket required.
art and fashion
Saturday 25 March
An evening of experimental fashion, music and art inspired by the theme of weather.
Presented by the National Gallery of Australia and the Faculty of Design, Canberra Institute of Technology.
DJ Milk Bar Nick
Artist Christopher Fulham
Quantum Leap Youth Choreographic Ensemble
$15; $10 members/concessions
(includes live entertainment and entry to the exhibition Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky).
Free shuttle bus to Academy afterparty at 11pm. Cocktails and refreshments available. Bookings essential.
Interactive concert and tour
Monday 20 March 11am
Macquarie Trio Australia presents an interactive concert followed by a descriptive tour of the collection for blind and sight impaired visitors with trained voluntary guides. In collaboration with Vision Australia. Bookings essential +61 2 6240 6519.
Tuesday 28 March 12.45pm
'The art of balance: sculptures of the Dogon people of West Africa'
Pamela Walker, volunteer researcher, International Painting and Sculpture, discusses the cliff-dwelling Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, with a particular focus on works in iron and wood from the Gallery's African collection. Collection study room. Bookings essential.
Screening: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Friday 31 March 12.45pm
'Dreamings – The Art of Aboriginal Australia'
Produced by Janet Bell and directed by Michael Riley. Video, 1989, 30 minutes.
James O Fairfax Theatre. nga.gov.au/Riley
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Photo: courtesy David Alcorn