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  1. Motherwell | Talks & Lectures Motherwell and New York School poetry
    Sep 2 12:45pm Mathew Abbott, Lecturer in Philosophy, Federation University Australia, explores the interplay between poetry and visual art in the work of Robert Motherwell and New York School poets. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free
  2. | Talks & Lectures Contemporary Australian architects speaker series
    Sep 3 6:00pm Lecture 1 John Wardle Architects. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Series $75, $70 concession, $60 members/Institute members, $40 students Single session $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students
  3. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Talks & Lectures Starstruck
    Sep 4 12:45pm Melanie Eastburn, Curator, Asian art, introduces the work of Zoe Kincaid, a Canadian journalist and kabuki aficionado living in Tokyo in the 1920s. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free
  4. | Assisted Friday with a friend
    Sep 5 10:30am – 11:30am For people with dementia and their carers Art and Alzheimer's interactive tour designed to connect participants in a shared exchange of ideas and insights.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: bookings essential (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  5. Arthur Boyd | Members Bush Breakfast
    Sep 6 8:30am – 10:30am Exclusive members' event Enjoy an exclusive viewing of Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy before it opens to the public followed by a bush breakfast in the Sculpture Garden. Related info
    Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
    Price : $45 members, $55 guests
    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528
  6. Arthur Boyd | talks & lectures Curator's perspective
    Sep 6 2:00pm – 3:00pm Dr Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Paintings and Sculpture presents an overview of the exhibition Arthur Boyd: Agony and ecstasy. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  7. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Screenings The actor's revenge
    Sep 7 2:00pm (DVD, 1963, M, 113 mins, English subtitles) Directed by Kon Ichikawa, starring Kazuo Hasegawa in his 300th film role, as a kabuki onnagata actor. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  8. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Sep 8 10:00am Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet in the main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  9. Arthur Boyd | Talks & Lectures A burst of boiling rage
    Sep 9 12:45pm Dr Michelle Potter, dance historian, writer and critic, discusses the theatre designs made by Arthur Boyd with special focus on the ballet Elektra. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  10. | Talks & Lectures Contemporary Australian architects speaker series
    Sep 10 6:00pm Lecture 2 CHROFI Architects: John Choi, Tai Ropiha and Steven Fighera. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Single session $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students
  11. Collection: International art | Talks & Lectures Power, wealth and vitality
    Sep 11 12:45pm Pamela Walker, Researcher, International Paintings and Sculpture, discusses a Standing male figure (1940s -1950s) from the Cameroon.
    Venue: Collection Study Room
    Price : Free
  12. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Sep 12 10:30am – 12:00pm (2-5yrs, to be accompanied) A morning of exploration and creative fun with art and music.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $12 child, $10 child members - includes materials (free for accompanying adults)
  13. Arthur Boyd | Performances House on Fire
    Sep 13 2:00pm – 3:30pm Repeated Sun 14 Sep, 2 pm The Griffyn Ensemble and The Cashews to present a musical and multimedia exploration of the Australian landscape. Original music composed by The Griffyn Ensemble and The Cashews.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $40, $35 concession, $20 ages under 30, $10 ages under 18
    Booking: Book here
  14. Arthur Boyd | Members Curator's talk and exclusive viewing
    Sep 13 5:30pm – 8:00pm An overview of the exhibition, Arthur Boyd: Agony and ecstacy with the curator, Deborah Hart, followed by a viewing of the exhibition. Includes glass of champagne on arrival.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $25 members, $35 guests
  15. Arthur Boyd | Performances House on Fire
    Sep 14 2:00pm – 3:30pm The Griffyn Ensemble and The Cashews to present a musical and multimedia exploration of the Australian landscape. Original music composed by The Griffyn Ensemble and The Cashews.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $40, $35 concession, $20 ages under 30, $10 ages under 18
    Booking: Book here
  16. Arthur Boyd | Talks & Lectures Director's view
    Sep 16 12:45pm Dr Ron Radford AM discusses the exhibition Arthur Boyd: Agony and ecstasy. Related info
    Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
    Price : Exhibition ticket required
  17. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Sep 17 10:00am – 12:00pm Parents/carers with babies 0-1yrs Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies. Followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  18. Special event | Talks & Lectures Contemporary Australian architects speaker series
    Sep 17 6:00pm Lecture 3 BE Architecture: Jonathon Boucher and Broderick Ely. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Single session $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students
  19. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Talks & Lectures Turning Japanese
    Sep 18 12:45pm Mark Henshaw, author of The Snow Kimono, and former curator at the National Gallery, discusses the art of collecting Japanese prints. Related info
    Venue: Project Gallery
    Price : Free
  20. Permanent collection | Forums Art and Mortality Symposium
    Sep 19 9:30am – 5:00pm Two-day symposium Friday 19 September (ANU) and Saturday 20 September NGA Death is an enduring theme in the arts, engaging artists working in all media. Leading art historians, curators and artists discuss mortality and the visual arts. More info
    Venue: Day 1: Australian National Unviersity; Day 2: National Gallery of Australia
    Price : Free
  21. | Forums Art and Mortality Symposium
    Sep 20 10:00am – 4:45pm Leading art historians, curators and artists discuss mortality and the visual arts. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  22. | Kids & family Drawing with Passion Postcard Project
    Commences Sep 20 - Sep 21 10:01am – 4:00pm All ages, children to be accompanied Help create a 'garden' of postcard-sized drawings inspired by Floriade's beautiful floral displays inspiration to draw with passion for the Big Draw garden postcard project.
    Venue: On site at Floriade
    Price : Free
  23. Arthur Boyd | Talks & Lectures Boyd's brides
    Sep 23 12:45pm Kendrah Morgan, Curator, Heide Museum of Modern Art, discusses Arthur Boyd's series Love, Marriage and Death of a Half Caste (1954-60). Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  24. Permanent collection | Forums Photograph Conservation: Striking A Balance
    Sep 23 6:00pm – 7:00pm Photograph conservators Nora Kennedy, Peter Mustardo and Debra Hess Norris discuss large-scale installations of collages and photomurals, and photography care and preservation.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  25. Special event | Talks & Lectures Contemporary Australian architects speaker series
    Sep 24 6:00pm Lecture 4 March Studio, an architecture and graphic design practice established by Rodney Eggleston and Anne-Laure. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Single session $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students
  26. Permanent collection | Talks & Lectures Gifted artists
    Sep 25 12:45pm Anne O'Hehir, Curator of Photography, discusses the Patrick Corrigan gift, and developments and themes in contemporary photo media. Related info
    Venue: Photography Gallery
    Price : Free
  27. Motherwell: At five in the afternoon | Kids & family Paint, Print & Paper
    Sep 27 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7- 12) Be inspired by Robert Motherwell: At five in the afternoon to create your own collage using paint, paper and print techniques. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  28. Motherwell: At five in the afternoon | Kids & family Paint, Print & Paper
    Sep 27 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7- 12) Be inspired by Robert Motherwell: At five in the afternoon to create your own collage using paint, paper and print techniques. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  29. Arthur Boyd | Assisted Descriptive tour
    Sep 27 2:30pm – 3:30pm A tour of Arthur Boyd: Agony and ecstasy for people who are blind or have low vision
    Venue: Meet in the main foyer
    Price : Free
  30. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Screenings Backstage' at the Kabuki theatre
    Sep 28 2:00pm – 3:30pm Web only - two documentaries Discover 'backstage' at Kabuki with two rare documentary films: Invitation to Kabuki (33 Min) and Koken: Stage Assistants in Kabuki (44 min). Courtesy the Japan Foundation, Sydney. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free