What's on

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Nov 2

Art after hours

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Contemporary Asian art | Members

Join us for a themed cocktail and a closer look at Ramesh Nithiyendran's installation Mud men.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $30 NGA members, $35 guests

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Nov 3

Christmas shopping day

10:00am – 5:00pm

Special event | NGA shop

Start your Christmas shopping early with 20% off at the NGA shop.

Venue: NGA shop

Nov 3

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Artists of the Great War | Talks and Lectures

Get some culture, with time to spare. Drop into weekly talks, tours or art-making - all in under half an hour.

Venue: check at main desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 3

ANU Art Forum: Will Dyson, Australia's radical genius

6:00pm

Artists of the Great War | Talks and Lectures

Lecture by historian and biographer Ross McMullin, who has written extensively about Australia's involvement in the First World War. His book Will Dyson: Australia's Radical Genius was shortlisted for the National Biography Award.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 4

Art and dementia: Friday with a friend

10:30am – 11:30am

Permanent collection | Assisted

Join an engaging tour of works of art from the collection designed to connect participants in a shared intellectual activity through personal insights, interpretation, art history and memories.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 5

Reading for the End of Time

10:30am

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Mike Parr undertakes a durational performance based on Roland Barthes' Camera Lucida.

Venue: Mike Parr Information Centre
Price : Free (no booking required)

Nov 6

Exhibitions on screen: Manet: Portraying life

2:00pm

Permanent collection | Screenings

(UK, 2015, 90 mins, PG)

A 'hot-ticket' show at the Royal Academy that uncovers the painter they say was the 'father of modern art'.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Series (three films): $30, $24 NGA members/concession, Single: $12, $10 NGA members/concession

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Nov 8

NGA Book club

10:30am

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Join Claudia Hyles for an engaging discussion that explores literary themes around the visual arts. This season's book is The Sun King by Nancy Mitford.

Venue: NGA Shop
Price : $18, $15 NGA members

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Nov 8

Out of the box

12:45pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Join us behind the scenes to explore themes and view selected works in the Collection Study Room.

Venue: Collection Study Room
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 10

Coffee with the curator

9:00am – 10:30am

Artists of the Great War | Members

Join us for a tour of Artists of the Great War, followed by coffee with the curator David Hansen.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $20 NGA members only

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Nov 10

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Colonial Galleries | Talks and Lectures

Representation, Contestation and Aboriginal Identity with Franchesca Cubillo and Emma Kindred.

Venue: check at main desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 11

stART with art

10:30am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(ages 2-5, to be accompanied)

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)

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Nov 11

Art for lunch

12:45pm

Artists of the Great War | Talks and Lectures

To celebrate Remembrance Day, students from Art History, ANU, present short talks on the works of art in the exhibition which addresses wartime propaganda, front line experience and remembrance.

Venue: Artists of the Great War exhibition
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 13

Art appreciation for carers

10:30am

Versailles | Assisted

In partnership with Carers ACT.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

Bookings: Please call 1800 052 222

Nov 13

Exhibitions on screen: Girl with a pearl earring

2:00pm

Permanent collection | Screenings

(UK, 2015, 91 mins, PG)

Girl with a pearl earring and other treasures from the Mauritshuis in The Hague. Discover the secrets behind one of the world's most enigmatic masterpieces. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Series (three films): $30, $24 NGA members/concession, Single: $12, $10 NGA members/concession

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Nov 14

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Tours

Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the NGA cafe before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 NGA members/concession

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Nov 15

Art appreciation for carers

10:30am

Australian art | Assisted

In partnership with Carers ACT.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 16

Little look at ART

10:00am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(ages 0-1 and parents/carers)

Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies (ages 0-1), followed by coffee and muffins.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 NGA members/concession

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Nov 17

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Asian art | Talks and Lectures

Social life of baskets: status, ritual and identities in Borneo. Professor Bernard Sellato Research Director of the Centre Asie du Sud-Est, Paris, visiting expert on Dayak material culture. With the support of the Australian National University.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 20

Exhibitions on screen: Rembrandt

2:00pm

Permanent collection | Screenings

(UK, 2016, 95 mins, PG)

Meet the man behind the masterpieces in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition from the National Gallery, London and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Price : Series (three films): $30, $24 NGA members/concession, Single: $12, $10 NGA members/concession

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Nov 20

Drawsome

2:01pm – 3:30pm

Permanent collection | Workshops

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Explore the unique possibilities of digital drawing using iPads, inspired by the Gallery's works of art. iPads provided.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $8 per person

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Nov 22

Tales for the very young

10:30am – 11:30am

Diane Arbus: American portraits | Kids and family

(ages 3-5, to be accompanied)

Join Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, for an interactive story-based experience.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $7, $5 child members (free for accompanying adults)

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Nov 24

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Contemporary Asian art | Talks and Lectures

Attitude and agitation: Ramesh Nitihiyendran's Mud men with Jaklyn Babington.

Venue: Contemporary art gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Nov 28

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Tours

Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the NGA cafe before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 NGA members/concession

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