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Colin Lanceley Pianist, pianist where are you? 1964-65 National Gallery of Australia, Purchased 1976  Copyright Colin Lanceley. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

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Reinventions
nga.gov.au/reinventions
16 May – 13 September 2009 | Project Gallery


image: Robert Klippel No. 250 metal construction [Opus 250] 1970 National Gallery of Australia Purchased 1977
Robert Klippel No. 250 metal construction [Opus 250] 1970
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1977
part of Reinventions

(top) Colin Lanceley Pianist, pianist where are you? 1964–65
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1976 © Colin Lanceley. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
part of Reinventions

Reinventions: sculpture + assemblage features a diverse range of contemporary treasures from the national art collection, including works from the 1960s and 1970s through to the present day by artists such as Colin Lanceley, Rosalie Gascoigne, Robert Klippel, Neil Roberts, Ricky Swallow and Timothy Horn.

What the varied works in the Reinventions exhibition reveal is that sculptures and assemblages from the 1960s to the present continue to have a vital presence in Australian art. The exhibition is being held as part of a season of sculpture at the Gallery, overlapping for a time with Soft sculpture and coinciding with a program of talks about sculptures on display throughout the galleries.

Read more by Curator Deborah Hart…

Curator�s perspective
Tuesday 2 June 12.45 pm
Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture post–1920, and exhibition curator, discusses the works in Reinventions.
Free | Project Gallery

Members movie night: Radio days
Thursday 25 June 4.00 pm
Join Deborah Hart, curator of Reinventions for a tour of the exhibition followed by light refreshments and a screening of Woody Allen�s Radio days.
$10; $5 members | book now | Project Gallery and James O Fairfax Theatre

Members Sunday sculpture stroll
Sunday 28 June 9.30 am
Enjoy a beautiful breakfast at the As Nature Intended cafe and tour the exhibition Spooky action, presented by Johnathan Efkarpidis on behalf of the apARTments at NewActon. Then join David Sequeira, artist, for a walking tour of the sculptural highlights at the Australian National University.
$35 members and their guests (includes breakfast) | book now | As Nature Intended cafe, NewActon

Artist talk
Tuesday 30 June 12.45 pm
Inge King discusses her work Wandering angel 2000 in the exhibition Reinventions.
Free | Project Gallery

image: Mikala Dwyer Hanging eyes from the series iffytown (detail) 1999

Mikala Dwyer Hanging eyes from the series iffytown 1999 (detail)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Gift of the artist 2002 129.2002A�I © Mikala Dwyer. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
part of Soft sculpture

Soft sculpture
nga.gov.au/softsculpture
24 April – 12 July 2009 | Exhibitions Galleries

Claes Oldenburg Soft alphabet 1978 National Gallery of Australia Purchased 1982 Copyright: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van BruggenClaes Oldenburg Soft alphabet 1978
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1982 © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen
part of Soft sculpture

Soft sculpture continues to delight audiences and has received excellent reviews and feedback, from ABC News to RiotACT. If you have not had a chance to see it now is the time as you can catch another striking collection of sculpture in the exhibition Reinventions—and it's all free.

Descriptive tour
Saturday 6 June 2.30 pm
Descriptive and touch tour of the exhibition Soft sculpture for blind and sight–impaired visitors with trained voluntary guides.
Free | book now | Exhibition Galleries

Young members wine tasting
Saturday 6 June 4.00 pm
Join other young members for an exclusive tour of Soft sculpture with Niki van den Heuvel, Exhibition Assistant, followed by a wine tasting with one of the region�s finest wine producers, Gallagher Wines, including their renowned sparkling wines.
$10; free for members | book now | Exhibition Galleries and Sculpture Garden Restaurant

Surrealism and the body
Tuesday 9 June 12.45 pm
Lisa McDonald, Curatorial Assistant, International Art, discusses Marcel Duchamp�s Please touch 1947, and the influence of Surrealism on representations of the body.
Free | Exhibition Galleries

Kathy Temin Duck-rabbit problem 1991 National Gallery of VictoriaKathy Temin Duck–rabbit problem 1991
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Rudy Komon Fund, Governor, 1998 98.282.A�C
part of Soft sculpture

Studio visit
Saturday 13 June 9.30 am
Artist David Jensz guides us through his studio and discusses his working process, followed by a light lunch at The Cellar Door, Gallagher�s Winery, Murrumbateman.
$65; $55 members (includes coach travel and lunch) | book now | meet at Gallery bus bay

Film screening: The blob
Sunday 14 June 2.00 pm
The blob is a classic American horror�science fiction film in which a creature from out of space terrorises a small community in the United States. Directed by Irvin Yeaworth and starring Steve McQueen.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Joseph Beuys, modern shaman
Tuesday 16 June 12.45 pm
Christine Dixon, Senior Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, discusses Stripes from the house of the shaman 1964�72 1980 by Joseph Beuys.
Free | Exhibition Galleries

Archives treasure chest
Thursday 18 June 12.45 pm
Jennifer Coombes, Special Collections Archivist, explores the unusual documents and objects in the Research Library�s Special Collections: patterns, wool samples, fabric scraps, paper sculptures and more.
Free | Small Theatre

Soft and squishy: a short–film screening
Sunday 21 June 2.00 pm
A selection of short films focused on the theme of �soft� and featuring a range of animation techniques such as claymation and claypainting. Screening includes the Oscar–winning films Harvie Krumpet (2003), Mona Lisa descending a staircase (1992) and Closed Mondays (1974). Films supplied by the National Film and Sound Archive.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

image: John Chamberlain Le mol� 1971John Chamberlain Le mol� 1971
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1973
© John Chamberlain, Licensed by ARS, New York and VISCOPY, Australia
part of Soft sculpture

Winter warmers art club I
Sunday 21 June 3.00 pm
Bring your knitting along and join Michelle Fracaro, Project Officer, Public Programs, for a talk on the exciting Knitta Please festival of events. Start your own woolly piece for the Gallery�s project �Stitching up the NGA� while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine.
$10; free for members | book now | Members Lounge

Curator�s perspective
Tuesday 23 June 12.45 pm
Lucina Ward, Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, and curator of Soft sculpture, examines the revolutionary changes in sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s, and their impact to the present day.
Free | Exhibition Galleries

Don�t let the bedbugs bite
Thursday 25 June 12.45 pm
Lisa Addison, Preventive Conservation Manager, talks about the pre–emptive pest eradication treatment of various works of art in Soft sculpture, and the application of treatments for your home or private collection.
Free | Small Theatre

Sign–interpreted tour
Sunday 28 June 2.30 pm
Auslan sign–interpreted tour introducing the exhibition Soft sculpture.
Free | book now (02) 6240 6519 | Exhibition Galleries

 

image:  Mike Parr, John Loane, Viridian Press Language and chaos 1.(detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 1991

Mike Parr, John Loane, Viridian Press Language and chaos 1. 1989–90 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 1991

Gallery events

Max Ernst King, queen and bishop 1929-30 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2009Max Ernst King, queen and bishop 1929–30 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2009
© Max Ernst. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia.
more information

Contemporary art focus 2009:
Australian artists talk series 2

Thursday 4 June 12.45 pm
Mike Parr reflects on the unconventional printmaking processes and historical underpinnings of his work Polish mud 1995.
Free | Australian Galleries

Persian miniature painting demonstrations
and workshop

Saturday 6 June and Monday 8 June
Demonstrations 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Introductory talks 10.30 am and 11.30 am

Hossein Fallahi, master painter of Persian miniatures, with Behzad and Someyeh Fallahi, from Isfahan, Iran.
Free | Gallery foyer

Painting workshop for artists
Saturday 6 June 1.30 pm
Join Hossein Fallahi for a workshop in the precise art of miniature painting. For artists with painting experience.
$75; $65 members/concession (includes materials) | Small Theatre

Persian storytelling for children
Monday 8 June 11.00 am and 1.30 pm
Fascinating tales of magic and mysticism, legendary kingdoms and acts of heroism from Persian folklore.
Free | Gallery foyer

Margaret Benyon Totem 1979 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2008Margaret BenyonTotem 1979
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2008 (new acquisition)
more information

A little look at art
Wednesday 17 June 10.00 am
Parents and carers with babies and toddlers are invited to join a voluntary guide for a tour of the collection, followed by a morning tea with coffee and cake.
$12, $10 members/concession | book now | meet in Gallery foyer

Make an impression
Saturday 20 June 10.30 am
Experience the fun of drawing as a family and get to know the art at the Gallery with Penny Low, artist and Gallery Educator. (For all ages, children to be accompanied).
$5 (includes materials) | book now | meet in Gallery foyer

 

 

image: Richard  Tognetti

Richard Tognetti in the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Great Romantics Tour

Members special offer

Australian Chamber Orchestra:
Great Romantics Tour
Saturday 13 June

The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs passionate music inspired by difficult love affairs by two of the most powerful composers of the Romantic era. Brahms weaves the name of the woman he once loved into his Agathe String Sextet. Schoenberg depicts a man’s compassionate acceptance of his lover’s betrayal in Transfigured Night with music that surges with passion and dissolves into exquisite tenderness. Touring nationally and at Llewellyn Hall Canberra on Saturday 13 June.
To book, call the ACO Box Office on 1800 444 444 and quote your NGA membership number to save 10%

 

 

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