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  1. Lautrec, Degas, Daumire: Impressions of Paris | Kids and family Tales for the very young
    Nov 27 10:30am – 11:30pm (ages 3-5, to be accompanied) Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, leads an interactive story-based experience within the exhibitionLautrec, Degas, Daumier: Impressions of Paris. Related info
    Venue: Children's Gallery
    Price : $7, $5 child members, free for accompanying adults
  2. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    Dec 5 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)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  3. Members | Members Tutus and tinsel
    Dec 6 10:30am – 11:00am (all ages, children to be accompanied) A magical Christmas ballet with a company of dancers, including Lauren Viera, formally Bavarian State Ballet Company, and Liz Fellows, Canberra Dance Theatre.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $25 members, $35 guests (prices for adults and children)
    Booking: more details from membership@nga.gov.au or (02) 6240 6528
  4. Impressions of Paris | Performances Piano recital: Images
    Dec 7 3:00pm – 4:00pm Margaret Legge-Wilkinson, pianist, performs works by Debussy and Ravel.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $40, $35 members/concession, $20 students, children under 16 free
  5. Collection: Indigenous art | Assisted Private viewing for carers
    Dec 9 10:30am ATSI Galleries: Earth, sea and sky A tour for carers to celebrate the festive season, led by voluntary guides in collaboration with Carers ACT.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6296 9900
  6. NGA Contemporary | Talks and Lectures Curator's perspective: Contemporary photography
    Dec 10 12:45pm Anne O'Hehir, Curator, Photography, explores the work of Australian artists and the trends and themes in photography on show at NGA Contemporary.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : Free
  7. James Turrell: a retrospective | Talks and Lectures Curator's perspective: James Turrell
    Dec 13 2:00pm Auslan sign-interpreted lecture Lucina Ward, Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, and curator of James Turrell: a retrospective, discusses the work of this groundbreaking American artist and his influences.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  8. NGA Contemporary | Members Beer, bangers and beers
    Dec 18 6:00pm Sport your best beard while enjoying contemporary art, sweet beats, sizzling bangers and beer by the lakeside.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : $55 members, $55 bearded friends, $65 guests
  9. James Turrell: a retrospective | Kids and family Light and shadow: children's creative workshop
    Jan 14 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7-12) Be inspired by the light and shadow in the Sculpture Garden to create ephemeral sculpture using natural materials. Includes viewing of the James Turrell Skyspace Within without 2010.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $25, $20 child members (includes materials)
  10. James Turrell: a retrospective | Kids and family Light and shadow: children's creative workshop
    Jan 14 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7-12) Be inspired by the light and shadow in the Sculpture Garden to create ephemeral sculpture using natural materials. Includes viewing of the James Turrell Skyspace Within without 2010.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $25, $20 child members (includes materials)
  11. Alive and spirited | Kids and family Alive and spirited family activity day
    Jan 16 11:00am – 3:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Drop-in workshop for the whole family. Enjoy games and creative activities inspired by the Alive and spirited exhibition of Indigenous Australian art.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free (no bookings required)
  12. Alive and spirited | Kids and family Alive and spirited family activity day
    Jan 17 11:00am – 3:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Drop-in workshop for the whole family. Enjoy games and creative activities inspired by the Alive and spirited exhibition of Indigenous Australian art.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free (no bookings required)
  13. Permanent collection | Kids and family Got it covered
    Jan 21 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7-12) Create a printed and stamped cushion cover for the much-loved NGA cushions used for family and community events all year round. Make another cushion cover to take home.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  14. Permanent collection | Kids and family Got it covered
    Jan 21 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7-12) Create a printed and stamped cushion cover for the much-loved NGA cushions used for family and community events all year round. Make another cushion cover to take home.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  15. James Turrell: a retrospective | Members Members exclusive Turrell viewing
    Jan 21 5:30pm – 9:00pm Members are invited to an evening viewing of James Turrell: a retrospective. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival. Timed viewing sessions apply.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $35, members only
  16. James Turrell: a retrospective | Kids and family Light my sculpture
    Jan 23 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7-12) Build a light sculpture inspired by James Turrell and the spectrum using coloured gels and perforated materials.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  17. James Turrell: a retrospective | Kids and family Light my sculpture
    Jan 23 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7-12) Build a light sculpture inspired by James Turrell and the spectrum using coloured gels and perforated materials.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  18. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    Feb 6 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)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  19. NGA Contemporary | Members Oysters on the shore
    Feb 8 6:00pm Enjoy an afternoon of art and aphrodisiacs. Explore NGA Contemporary and enjoy bubbles, oysters and smooth jazz on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : $55 members, $65 guests
  20. James Turrell: a retrospective | Members Turrell at twilight
    Feb 12 7:45pm Finish the day with a glass of Chandon in the Australian Gardens and a curatorial introduction to James Turrell's Within without followed by a dusk viewing.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : Free, members only, bookings essential, places limited
  21. James Turrell: a retrospective | Members Love is a drug
    Feb 14 8:30am Loved up couples and first date flings are invited to celebrate Valentine's Day with a viewing of James Turrell: a retrospective followed by a champagne brunch.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $160 per couple, members only
  22. James Turrell: a retrospective | Workshops Exploring the spectrum: sculpture in light and space
    Feb 14 10:30am – 3:30pm A workshop for adults with Vivien Lightfoot, Gallery educator, to build light sculptures inspired by James Turrell's contemplative exploration of the colour spectrum.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $35, $30 members/concession (includes materials)
  23. NGA Contemporary | Assisted Descriptive tour of NGA Contemporary
    Feb 14 2:30pm – 3:30pm Descriptive tour for people who are blind or have low vision.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  24. Impressions of Paris | Talks and Lectures Drawing from life: social comment through cartoons and drawings
    Feb 19 6:00pm Geoff Pryor, cartoonist for The Saturday Paper, and formerly for The Canberra Times, reflects on work and assignments outside his role as political cartoonist.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : Free
  25. Permanent collection | Members Bug busters: a mini members event
    Feb 21 10:15am (ages 4-8, to be accompanied) Come and bust bugs hiding in the Sculpture Garden with Ben Boyd, Entomologist, CSIRO, and Lisa Addison, Preventive Conservator, NGA, followed by tasty treats.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $25 mini members, $35 child guests
  26. Permanent collection | Kids and family Eye See ART access event
    Feb 22 1:00pm – 3:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Enjoy this mobile adventure game for children and families in the Sculpture Garden. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours.
    Venue: Sculpture Garden
    Price : Free
  27. NGA Contemporary | Assisted Sign-interpreted tour of NGA Contemporary
    Feb 22 2:30pm Auslan sign-interpreted tour introducing the new NGA Contemporary gallery on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  28. Permanent collection | Members Members book club
    Feb 24 10:30am Join the members book club and engage with literary themes around art. This season's book is Hanging man: The arrest of Ai Weiweiby Barnaby Martin.
    Venue: NGA Shop
    Price : Tickets: $12, members only (includes morning tea)
  29. Alive and spirited | Kids and family Tales for the very young
    Feb 26 10:30am – 11:30am (ages 3-5, to be accompanied) Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, leads an interactive, story-based experience within the exhibition Alive and spirited.
    Venue: Childrens Gallery
    Price : $7, $5 child members, free for accompanying adults
  30. Permanent collection | Kids and family Sculpture Garden Sunday
    Mar 1 10:30am – 1:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Creative fun and entertainment with artist-run workshops and installations. Bring a picnic to share under the trees. Food, coffee and other refreshments available.
    Venue: Sculpture Garden
    Price : Free
  31. Special events | Performances Concert: Remember tomorrow
    Mar 1 2:00pm Australian String Quartet national tour 2015 The Australian String Quartet performs Haydn's Emperor Quartet, the world premiere of Gallipoli by Australian composer Ross Edwards and Shostakovich's String Quartet no 3 in F major.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $65, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 under 30 years
  32. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    Mar 6 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)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au