Martin Johnson Heade Sunlight and shadow, the Newbury Marshes c. 1871-75 oil on canvas 30.5 x 67.3 cm John Wilmerding Collection (Promised gift) National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

ISSUE 100 | April 2008 | nga.gov.au/Calendar


To celebrate the 100th edition of artonline
the National Gallery of Australia has two special offers for subscribers


Free Gallery membership!
The National Gallery of Australia is offering free membership to one lucky artonline subscriber!
To enter the draw simply email membership@nga.gov.au with the words:
I love the National Gallery of Australia! in the subject line and include your name and telephone number in the message window. The winner will be notifed by email on the 24th of April.

Free double pass to Utopia
The NGA and The Song Company are offering artonline subscribers the chance to win a free double pass to tomorrow night’s performance of Utopia, an uplifting vocal performance featuring the work of Hildegarde von Bingen, Alfonso X el Sabio, Josquin Desprez, JS Bach, Butterley, Riley and Lennon performed by the Song Company as part of their first Canberra concert series.
To enter simply email PublicPrograms@nga.gov.au and include your name and telephone number in the message window. The first artonline subscriber to enter will win!
The winner will be notified by phone of their success by close of business today (Thursday 17 April).



Turner to Monet

Paul Serusier Mother and child in a Breton landscape [Une M�re et son enfant dans un paysage breton] 1890 oil on canvas 73.2 x 60.0 cm Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

Paul Serusier Mother and child in a Breton landscape [Une Mère et son enfant dans un paysage breton] 1890 oil on canvas 73.2 x 60.0 cm Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

The triumph of landscape
until 9 June | nga.gov.au/TurnertoMonet | Events

FROLIC social wine events
Friday 2 May | Friday 6 June
Enjoy free bar snacks and happy hour prices from 5pm at the Sculpture Garden restaurant .
Free for Gallery members, $5 non-members

SUNSET SESSIONS
Turner to Monet open until 7 pm every Saturday to 7 June
Listen to free focus talks at 4:30 pm in the James O. Fairfax Theatre, listen to live music in the International Galleries and visit the Members' Lounge to try different wines from around the world.
Wine Tastings free for members, $5 non-members

Constable's landscapes
Saturday 19 April 4.30 am
Anna Gray, Head of Australian Art (and co-curator of the NGA's Constable exhibition), will discuss Constable's The leaping horse 1825 and the artist's small impressions included in the Turner to Monet exhibition
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Ivan Shishkin A sandy coastline 1879 oil on canvas 134.6 x 83.8 cm Collection of French & Company, New York

Ivan Shishkin A sandy coastline 1879 oil on canvas 134.6 x 83.8 cm Collection of French & Company, New York

The two paths: poetry versus truth in Victorian landscape painting
Tuesday 22 April 12.45 pm
Dr Alison Inglis, Head of Art History, University of Melbourne, and nineteenth-century British art specialist, will discuss the work of Samuel Palmer and William Bell Scott
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Curator's perspective
Saturday 26 April 4.30 pm
Christine Dixon, Senior Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, and exhibition co-curator, will provide an illustrated introduction to Turner to Monet: the triumph of landscape
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

The end of landscape
Tuesday 29 April
Michael Desmond, Senior Curator, National Portrait Gallery, will consider the changes in art and society at the turn of the century that signalled the end of landscape as a prime subject in modern art
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

top image: Martin Johnson Heade Sunlight and shadow, the Newbury Marshes c. 1871-75 (detail) oil on canvas 30.5 x 67.3 cm John Wilmerding Collection (Promised gift) National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Australian Surrealism

Robert Klippel Drawing P19 c.1949 brush and ink 41.9 x 30.7 cm Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007

Robert Klippel Drawing P19 c.1949 brush and ink 41.9 x 30.7 cm Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007

The Agapitos/Wilson collection
until 11 May | nga.gov.au/AustralianSurrealism | Events

Songs from the perimeter
Sunday 20 April 12 pm and repeated 2 pm
A fusion of poetry, song, music, dance and dialogue inspired by the Surrealist poetry and the images of James Gleeson. Directed by Dr Geoffrey Sykes and performed by Lara Pigott (25 minutes duration)
Free | Project Gallery

Screening: The red shoes
Sunday 4 May 2 pm
35 mm, 1948, PG, 134 min.
This is a rare screening of this beautiful 35mm film. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and starring Moira Shearer, the film tells the story of a ballerina who must choose between her demanding director and her true love.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Special event: Utopia
Friday 18 April 7.30 pm
Australia's famous vocal ensemble The Song Company present Utopia, an uplifting musical performance featuring the work of Hidegarde von Bingen, Alfonso X el Sabio, Josquin Desprez, JS Bach, Butterley, Riley and Lennon, as part of their first Canberra concert series
$50; $45 members/concession | Bookings essential | National Australia Bank Sculpture Gallery

Australian Art

Out of the box
eX de Medici artist's talk

Sunday 27 April 1.30 pm
Join artist eX de Medici as she discusses a selection of works in the Gallery's collection and the ways they have influenced and inspired her art practice
Free | Bookings essential | Collection Study Room (meet in Gallery foyer)

Saville Park Suites special offers

Saville Park Suites Canberra is offering a special Turner to Monet package that includes:
hotel rooms starting from $197 or one bedroom apartments from $227 per night including: breakfast for two, car parking, and tickets to the Exhibition.
To book visit Saville Park Suites online at savillehotelgroup.com

Gallery information
Open daily 10 am — 5 pm | nga.gov.au | +61 2 6240 6502

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Paul Gaugin Haystacks in Brittany [Meules de foin en Bretagne] [also known as The hayricks and The potato field] 1903 oil on canvas 74.3 x 93.6 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Paul Gaugin Haystacks in Brittany [Meules de foin en Bretagne] [also known as The hayricks and The potato field] 1903 oil on canvas 74.3 x 93.6 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Part of the Turner to Monet exhibition