What's on

Book Online or tel 02 6240 6701 (Mon–Fri) or via the NGA front desk


Jun 2

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Indigenous art | Talks and lectures

The Aboriginal Memorial and memory with Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art .

Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jun 3

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. Call (02) 6240 6632 or Email for more info.

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

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Jun 3

Artist talk: Fiona Hall

12:45pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Talks and lectures

Fiona Hall, Meg Absolon, Objects Conservator, and Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Art, discuss the artist's practice and behind the scenes of the Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time exhibition.

Venue: Temporary Exhibition Foyer
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jun 4

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 4

Descriptive tour

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Assisted

Tour of Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time for people who are blind or with low vision. Call (02) 6240 6632 or Email for more info.

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

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Jun 5

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 5

Auslan sign-interpreted tour

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Assisted

Tour of Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Call (02) 6240 6632 or Email for more info.

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

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Jun 9

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and lectures

Fiona Hall and the Venice Biennale with Con Nikolakopoulos, Gallery guide.

Price : Free (bookings essential)

Jun 10

stART with art

10:30am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(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)

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Jun 11

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 12

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 13

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 14

Out of the box

12:45pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Talks and Lectures

Join Assistant Curator Simeran Maxwell and examine how different artists approach the idea of vice. View works of art from the collection on the theme of the seven deadly sins.

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

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Jun 15

Little look at ART

10:00am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

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 members/concession

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Jun 15

Winter Film Series: Hockney

6:30pm

Special event | Screenings

(2015, R 15+, unless accompanied by an adult, 112 mins)

An intimate and perceptive portrait of David Hockney, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. More info + bookings

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Series (five films) $70, $60 concession, $50 members. Single session $16, $14 concession, $12 members

Jun 16

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Talks and Lectures

David Hansen discusses the work of Fiona Hall with an emphasis on her use of bank notes.

Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jun 16

Dr Sketchy's

6:30pm

International art | Workshops

(ages 18+)

Draw glamorous models and see special guest performers Jacqueline Furey, Zelia Rose and Alyssa Kitt from the Australian Burlesque Festival.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $30, $25 concession, $20 NGA members (includes first drink). BYO materials welcome, some materials provided

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Jun 18

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 19

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 19

Drawsome

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Permanent collection | Workshops

(all ages)

Using iPads, explore the unique possibilities of digital drawing, inspired by works of art in the national collection.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential). iPads provided. Children under 12 to be acompanied

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Jun 21

Art appreciation for carers

10:30am

Permanent collection | Assisted

In partnership with Carers ACT. Participants must be registered with Carers ACT. To register, please call 1800 052 222. Email for more info.

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

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Jun 22

Winter Film Series: Don't blink: Robert Frank

6:30pm

Special event | Screenings

(2015, R 18+, 82 mins).

An evocative look at the photographer Robert Frank, who has pushed the artistic boundaries of photography and filmmaking for more than 60 years. More info + bookings

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $16, $14 concession, $12 members

Jun 24

Art tarts

5:30pm

Special event | Members

Join us after work for a night of cocktails and discover the NGA's erotic and sensual side with a discussion on a work of art selected by Assistant Curator, Julia Greenstreet.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $35 members, $40 guests

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Jun 25

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 25

Sepik masks

2:00pm

Pacific art | Talks and lectures

Laurie Bragge, a former Patrol Officer 'Kiap', who conducted an exploratory patrol expedition with David Attenborough into the headwaters of Papua New Guinea's Salumei and April Rivers, PNG, in 1971, will discuss the adventure and the gifted artworks with Crispin Howarth, Curator, Pacific art.

Venue: Small Theatre
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 26

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 27

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 members/concession

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Jun 29

Winter Film Series: Francophonia

6:30pm

Special event | Screenings

(2016, R 15+, unless accompanied by an adult, 90 mins)

Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov creates a cinematic portrait of the Louvre and a stunning reflection on the relationship between art, war and culture. More info + bookings

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $16, $14 concession, $12 members

Jun 30

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Be illuminated by Tiffany lamps with Beatrice Thompson, Decorative Arts.

Venue: International galleries
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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