What's on

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


Feb 20

Curator's tour

2:00pm – 3:00pm

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The last temptation | Tours

Join Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture post 1920, for a unique perspective on The last temptation: the art of Ken + Julia Yonetani.

Venue: NGA Contemporary
Price : Free

Feb 28

Sculpture Garden Sunday

10:30am – 2:00pm

Special event | Kids and family (all ages)

Creative fun and entertainment with artist-run workshops and installations. Bring a picnic to share under the trees. More info

Venue: Sculpture Garden
Price : Free

Mar 3

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

The last temptation | Talks and Lectures

Discover the science behind Ken + Julia Yonetani's salt sculpture, The last supper with the artists and scientist, Professor Ben Gawne .

Venue: NGA Contemporary
Price : Free

Mar 17

Quintessential: 9 x 5

6:00pm

Tom Roberts | Members

Booked Out

Inspired by Mrs L Abrahams and the iconic 9 x 5 paintings, join us in the Sculpture Garden Restaurant for our own 9 x 5: engage with 5 contemporary artists for 9 minutes each.

Apr 14

Art explorer: Building with paper

10:30am – 4:00pm

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Tyler Graphics at work | Kids and family (ages 8-12)

Hang out at the NGA looking at the exhibition Behind the scenes: Tyler Graphics at work and check out Anthony Caro's Paper Sculptures before having a go at using paper as a construction material for your own work. Bring your own morning tea and lunch.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $60, $55 child members (all materials and tools supplied)

Apr 23

Fiona Hall in conversation

2:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong way time | Talks and lectures

Join Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture Post 1920 and Linda Michael, Curator, Wrong way time, Venice Biennale, in conversation with Fiona Hall.

Venue: Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free

May 2

Sounds on site 1: Bells and smells

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Special event | Performances

In the first of the Festival's Sounds on site series, hear the National Carillon and the ANU Handbell Ensemble in the Sculpture Garden of the NGA. Follow the sounds of the bells to the National Portrait Gallery and finish at the High Court.

Venue: Sculpture Garden
Price : $55, $50 concession, $35 under 30, $25 student rush
Booking: www.cimf.org.au

May 20

The wrong way dinner

6:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong way time | Members

Join Deborah Hart, Senior Curator of Australian Painting and Sculpture Post 1920 for a tour of Fiona Hall: Wrong way time followed by dinner done the wrong way around in the members lounge.

Venue: Fiona Hall exhibition and Members Lounge
Price : $100 members, $120 guests