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  1. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and dementia
    Jul 3 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend A tour for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  2. Colour my World | Tours Assisted tour
    Jul 8 10:30am – 11:30am Access viewing of Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography for people with a disability and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  3. Permanent collection | Talks & Lectures Artist's talk: Jonathan Jones
    Jul 8 12:45pm Jonathan Jones, artist, curator and researcher, discusses his work from the National Indigenous Art Triennial II.
    Venue: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander galleries
    Price : Free
  4. Special event | Screenings Winter film series: Best of enemies
    Jul 8 6:30pm (USA, 2015, 87 min, 18 +) The scintillating and explosive 1968 televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jr. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $16, $14 concession, $12 members
    Booking: Book here
  5. Colour my World | Kids & family Art explorer - Colour my world
    Jul 9 10:30am – 4:00pm Booked Out (ages 8-12) Spend a day at the NGA exploring and creating, using Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography as inspiration for your own art making. BYO morning tea and lunch.
  6. The story of Rama | Talks & Lectures Hanuman and the monkey army
    Jul 9 12:45pm Claudia Hyles, independent researcher, examines the role of the monkey god Hanuman, known for his courage, power and loyalty, in the Ramayana story. Exhibition info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  7. Special event | Talks & Lectures WWII-era Provenance Research at American Institutions
    Jul 9 6:00pm Jane Milosch, Director, Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative, reveals how collaboration on WWII-era provenance research has led to results. More info
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : FREE
    Booking: Book here
  8. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Jul 10 10:30am – 12:00pm Booked Out (ages 2-5) Enjoy creative art activities inspired by our national collection, join Gallery educators on an interactive art tour for young children, and finish with an art-inspired live music concert for everyone to enjoy.
  9. The story of Rama | Kids & family Stories from the Ramayana
    Jul 12 11:30am – 12:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Join Kiran Shah, storyteller, as she brings the Ramayana paintings to life with stories of Ram and Sita from the great Indian Hindu epic. Exhibition info
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery or Small Theatre
    Price : $5 booking fee
  10. The story of Rama | Kids & family Stories from the Ramayana
    Jul 12 2:00pm – 2:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) AUSLAN sign-interpreted Join Kiran Shah, storyteller, as she brings the Ramayana paintings to life with stories of Ram and Sita from the great Indian Hindu epic. Exhibition info
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery or Small Theatre
    Price : $5 booking fee
  11. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Jul 13 10:00am – 12:00pm Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  12. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Jul 13 10:30am – 11:00pm (ages 5-7, to be accompanied) Join Dianne Bourke, child meditation facilitator and guided imagery specialist for children.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $7, $5 child (free for accompanying adults)
  13. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Jul 13 11:30am – 12:15pm (ages 8-12) Join Dianne Bourke, child meditation facilitator and guided imagery specialist for children.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $7, $5 child (free for accompanying adults)
  14. The story of Rama | Members Coffee with the curator
    Jul 14 10:15am Booked Out Join Melanie Eastburn, Curator Asian Art, for a guided tour of The story of Rama Indian miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi followed by coffee and cake in the Members Lounge.
  15. Permanent collection | Kids & family ASI: Art Scene Investigation
    Jul 14 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 8-12) Join the Art Investigation Squad to discover clues and solve new mysteries about the art on display at NGA Contemporary. More info
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : $12, $10 child members (includes morning tea)
  16. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Jul 15 10:00am – 12:00pm (ages 0-1 and parents/carers) Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies, followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  17. The story of Rama | Talks & Lectures Three hundred Ramayanas or more?
    Jul 15 6:00pm Dr McComas Taylor, Associate Professor, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific examines the literary tradition of the Ramayana and how the epic retains its relevance and vitality through a process of appropriation. Exhibition
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  18. Streetwise | Kids & family Art explorer - Streetwise
    Jul 16 10:30am – 4:00pm (ages 8-12) Spend a day at the NGA exploring and creating, using Streetwise: contemporary print culture as inspiration for your own art making. BYO morning tea and lunch.
    Venue: Gandel Hall & NGA Contemporary
    Price : $60, $55 child members (all materials and tools supplied) (free for accompanying adults)
  19. Special event | Members F!NK & Co Studio Visit
    Jul 24 4:00pm Go behind the scenes and in to the workshop of F!NK & Co with internationally renowned artist and founder of F!NK & Co, Robert Foster, followed by wine and nibbles with Robert and the F!NK & Co team.
    Venue: Meet at F!NK & Co studio
    Price : $30 members, $40 guests
  20. Colour my World | Talks & Lectures Artists' talks
    Jul 25 10:30am – 11:30am Panel discussion on photography Panel discussion with Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography artists Micky Allan, Robyn Stacey, Janina Green and Ruth Maddison.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  21. Colour my World | Workshops Colour my world workshop
    Jul 25 1:30pm – 4:30pm Learn how to handcolour black and white images with artist, Janina Green.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $50, $40 members/concession, $25 students
  22. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Jul 27 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  23. The story of Rama | Kids & family Tales for the very young
    Jul 30 10:29am – 11:30am (ages 3-5, to be accompanied) Join Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, for an interactive story- based experience in the exhibition The Story of Rama: Indian miniatures from the National Museum New Delhi
    Venue: Australian galleries
    Price : $7, $5 child members
  24. Colour my World | Assisted Private viewing for carers
    Jul 30 10:30am – 11:30am in partnership with Carers ACT Access viewing of Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography in partnership with Carers ACT.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: Call Carers ACT (02) 6296 9900
  25. The story of Rama | Talks & Lectures Lunchtime talk: Indian paintings
    Jul 30 12:45pm Bronwyn Campbell, Asian art, speaks about the diversity of Indian painting styles and conservator Andrea Wise discusses their materials and conservation.
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery
    Price : Free
  26. Permanent collection | Kids & family Eye See ART access event
    Aug 2 1:00pm – 3:00pm Enjoy the mobile adventure game for children and families in the Sculpture Garden. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours. Download Eye See ART at the Apple App store.
    Venue: meet in the garden
    Price : Free (no bookings)
  27. Colour my World | Tours Auslan sign-interpreted tour
    Aug 2 2:30pm – 3:30pm A tour of exhibition, Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  28. Permanent collection | Members Members book club
    Aug 5 10:30am Join Claudia Hyles for an engaging discussion that explores the literary themes around the visual arts. Featuring the work of local and international authors, this season's book is Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $15 members, $18 guests
  29. Myth and Magic | Forums Art of the Sepik River Forum
    Aug 7 9:30am – 4:30pm A closer look at the art of the Sepik River with a program of talks from experts on Papua New Guinea art, culture and history. In association with the Oceanic Arts Society.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $100, $90 NGA members/OAS members/concession (includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch)
  30. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and dementia
    Aug 7 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend A tour for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  31. Myth and Magic | Talks & Lectures Curators perspective
    Aug 8 12:30pm A walk through Myth + magic: art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea with exhibition curator Crispin Howarth.
    Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
    Price : Free
  32. Permanent collection | Workshops Draw together
    Aug 9 11:00am – 12:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Celebrate International Youth Day. Art-making in response to works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members (includes materials)
  33. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Aug 10 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  34. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Aug 14 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 2-5) Enjoy creative art activities inspired by our national collection, join Gallery educators on an interactive art tour for young children, and finish with an art-inspired live music concert.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12 child, $10 child members, includes materials (free for accompanying adults)
  35. Myth and Magic | Members Snap!
    Aug 15 10:30am (ages 4-10, to be accompanied) Mini members are dared to creep past the reptiles residing in the Sepik River exhibition, before coming face-to-face with live baby crocodiles!
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $15 mini members, $25 mini guests
  36. Permanent collection | Tours Science Week tours
    Aug 15 11:00am – 12:00pm Saturday 15 - Sunday 23 August, daily Join Gallery guides for a science- focused tour of the collection.
    Venue: meet at information desk
  37. Permanent collection | Workshops Draw together
    Aug 16 11:00am – 12:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Art-making in response to works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members (includes materials)
  38. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Aug 19 10:00am – 12:00pm (ages 0-1 and parents/carers) Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies, followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  39. Myth and Magic | Members Art after hours
    Aug 20 10:15am Finish the day with Crispin Howarth, Curator Pacific Arts, for a glass of wine in the members lounge followed by a guided tour of Myth + magic: art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $25 members, $35 guests
  40. Special event | Screenings Latin American Film Festival 2015
    Commences Aug 20 - Aug 31 2:29pm All films subtitled. The Latin American embassies proudly present an exciting selection of recent films from Latin America, including internationally award-winning productions. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  41. Special event | Screenings Venezuela: AZ_ (Azu)
    Aug 20 2:30pm (2013, R, 100 min, drama/adventure) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  42. Special event | Screenings Argentina: Las acacias (The acacias)
    Aug 21 2:30pm (2011, R, 82 min, drama) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  43. Special event | Screenings Brazil: Reaching for the moon
    Aug 22 2:30pm (2014, R, 129 min, biography/drama/romance) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  44. Permanent collection | Workshops Draw together
    Aug 23 11:00am – 12:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Art-making in response to works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members (includes materials)
  45. Special event | Screenings Chile: El regalo (The gift)
    Aug 23 2:30pm (2008, R, 108 min, comedy) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  46. Special event | Screenings Colombia: El viaje del acordeon (The accordion's voyage)
    Aug 24 2:30pm (2013, R, 79 min, feature documentary) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  47. Special event | Screenings Cuba: Y, sin embargo (And, however)
    Aug 25 2:30pm (2012, R, 86 min, drama/fantasy) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  48. Special event | Screenings Ecuador: Mejor no hablar (de ciertas cosas) (The porcelain horse)
    Aug 26 2:30pm (2012, R, 100 min, drama) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  49. Special event | Screenings Mexico: En el ombligo del Cielo (In the middle of Heaven)
    Aug 27 2:30pm (2012, R, 106 min, comedy) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  50. Special event | Screenings Paraguay: El tiempo nublado (Cloudy times)
    Aug 28 2:30pm (2014, R, 92 min, documentary) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  51. Special event | Screenings Peru: Como quien no quiere la cosa (That thing you love)
    Aug 29 2:30pm (2013, R, 79 min, comedy/drama/fantasy) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  52. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Aug 31 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  53. Special event | Screenings El Salvador: Cuatro puntos cardinales (The four cardinal points)
    Aug 31 2:30pm (2014, R, 55 min, documentary) Repeated at 6:30 pm. All films are subtitled. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free