Wednesday 1 May - Saturday 4 May 2013


If you have any questions about the conference please contact your local AAGGO representative in the first instance.

AAGGO representatives may contact

Carol Hunt
For queries relating to registrations or cancellations for the 2013 conference

Maryann Mussared
For queries relating to AAGGO Council business


Image detail above:
Ramingining Artists The Aboriginal Memorial 1987–88 (detail), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased with the assistance of funds from National Gallery admission charges and commissioned in 1987

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Canberra weather in May Autumn in Canberra is characterised by glorious autumn colours, crisp sunny days and cool nights. The average maximum temperature for May is around 16°C and the average minimum is around 4°C. We recommend multiple layers of clothing and a warm jacket and comfortable shoes for walking outside the Gallery, either to visit other cultural institutions or to admire the autumn colours. Party clothes will be welcome at the conference dinner. For weather forecasts please click here.


Canberra Centenary

2013 will mark 100 years since the naming of Canberra as the new Australian capital. The aims of the year-long Centenary Program include increasing the pride and ownership of all Australians in their capital and building the positive image of Canberra as a city and community. Each month will feature a focus on a different aspect of Canberra's culture with the Arts being featured during May 2013.

There will be many exhibitions and activities related to the visual arts that are open during the AAGGO conference. Some of these include:

  • Australia Revealed: Decorative Arts from the Australiana Fund at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery
  • Arthur Boyd: an Empathetic Eye at the Museum of Democracy
  • The Dream of a Century: The Griffins in Australia's Capital at the National Library of Australia
  • Sally Gabori at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery
  • Vessel as Metaphor at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery
  • Max Dupain on Assignment at the National Archives
  • Old Masters: Bark Artists from Australia 1930s to 1990s at the National Museum of Australia
  • Warakurna at the National Museum of Australia
  • First Ladies: Significant Australian Women 1913 to 2013 at the National Portrait Gallery
  • TOUCH: Sculpture and the Land at several locations

Some AAGGO members may also be interested in extending their stay in Canberra to attend ANZAC Day ceremonies, the Rugby League Test Match against New Zealand, the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition or the Canberra International Music Festival.

Of special interest to guides may be a symposium, SCULPTURE: Space and Place, to be held at the National Gallery of Australia from 10-12 May.

For information about these and other Canberra Centenary events, click here.

Canberra tourism For general information about visiting Canberra, click here. The NGA's Visitor Services staff at the front desk can also assist you.

For general visitor information for the National Gallery, please click here.

Rosalie Gascoigne Suddenly the Lake 1995 , National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Given by the artist in memory of Michael Lloyd 1996 more detail