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image detail: Malaysia 'Belt buckle' 18th–19th century, gold, precious stones, Department of Museums and Antiquities, Kuala Lumpur
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Events and exhibitions
For event bookings email email@example.com or call +61 2 6240 6504. Events are in the James O Fairfax Theatre unless otherwise advised.
To view the calendar online go to nga.gov.au/Calendar.
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.
Tuesday 4 April 12.45pm
An introduction to the exhibition by John Gage, Co-Curator of Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky Exhibition ticket required. Exhibition Galleries.
Saturday 8 April 9.15am – 5pm
International and Australian speakers address the art of John Constable. $190; $190; $160 members/concession; $50 student (includes exhibition entry, morning and afternoon tea) Bookings essential.
detail: John Constable 'Stormy sea, Brighton' 20 July 1828 oil on paper, Yale Center for British Art
Screening: ‘Pride and Prejudice’
Sunday 9 April 2pm
Matthew MacFadyen and Keira Knightley star as Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy, in a Joe Wright film based on the novel by Jane Austen. 35mm film, 2005, 127 min., PG. James O Fairfax Theatre.
Special access tour
Wednesday 12 April 9.30am
Special access tour for people with disabilities and their carers with voluntary guides. Bookings essential for complimentary ticket: +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.
detail: India early 18th century Collected Indonesia, 'Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom' Conserved with the assistance of Brian O'Keeffe AO and Bridget O'Keeffe AM; Gift of Michael and Mary Abbott 1988
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.
Floortalk: The Mermaid’s Tail
Tuesday 11 April 12.45pm
Charis Tyrrel, NGA Textile Conservator, discusses the extensive conservation treatment of a 19th-century Javanese batik skirt cloth. Small Theatre.
War: the prints of Otto Dix
17 December 2005 – 30 April 2006
War: The prints of Otto Dix showcases Otto Dix’s war portfolio Der Krieg of 1924, a collection of 51 etchings with aquatint which is regarded as one of the great masterpieces of the twentieth century.
Wednesday 12 April 12.45pm
An introduction to the exhibition by Mark Henshaw, Curator, for a tour of the exhibition followed by light refreshments in the Members' Lounge. $15 members and their guests Bookings essential.
Friday 14 April 2pm
35mm film, 2005, 86 minutes, PG
James O Fairfax Theatre
the sculpturegarden restaurant
Come to the recently refurbished sculpturegarden restaurant for weekday lunch, weekend brunch and friday night drinks.
The restaurant offers a contemporary Australian menu designed by Head Chef Fabien Wagnon. The wine list features many wines from the Canberra district and offers many options by the glass.
Weekday lunch – 12.00–2.30pm
Weekend brunch – 9.30–11.30am
Friday night drinks – 5.00–8.00pm
featuring live music
the sculpturegarden restaurant
Photo: courtesy David Alcorn