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Frederick McCubbin Arrival of the Duke and Duchess of York, Melbourne, 1901 c 1908  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–1917
nga.gov.au/mccubbin | Buy tickets here
14 August– 1 November 2009

McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–17 showcases the work that Frederick McCubbin produced during the last 11 years of his life. It traces the radical changes in McCubbin�s work—after he viewed the works of JMW Turner and Claude Monet in London and Paris—and seeks to redefine this important Australian artist to show the way he developed a freer and more expressive art in his final years.

image: Frederick McCubbin Setting sun 1911 (detail)
            MJM Carter AO collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2006Frederick McCubbin Setting sun 1911 (detail)
MJM Carter AO collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2006

(top) Frederick McCubbin Arrival of the Duke and Duchess of York, Melbourne, 1901 c 1908
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1979

A changed man: discussing McCubbin
Saturday 15 August 2.00 pm
Jane Clark, Curatorial Consultant, Museum of Old and New Art, and David Wise, Senior Paintings Conservator, join the curator of McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–17, Anna Gray, Head of Australian Art, to discuss the later works of Frederick McCubbin.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Curator�s perspective
Tuesday 18 August 12.45 pm
Join Anna Gray, curator of McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–17, for a tour of the exhibition.
Free (after exhibition entry: $12; $8 members) |
Exhibition Galleries

Piano performance
Saturday 29 August 2.00 pm
Anthony Smith, one of Canberra�s most sought–after pianists, performs pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Benjamin Dale and Alban Berg that reflect different branches of the European art–music tradition.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Celebrity event: Virginia Haussegger in conversation with Anna Gray
Saturday 29 August 3.00 pm
Virginia Haussegger, ABC TV news presenter, journalist, author and media commentator, discusses McCubbin�s art and life with Anna Gray, curator of McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907�17.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

image: Unknown female convicts on board the Rajah The Rajah quilt 1841 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Unknown female convicts on board the Rajah
The Rajah quilt 1841 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gift of Les Hollings and the Australian Textiles Fund 1989
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Airing of the quilts
1 August – 11 October

Time, quilt 1924
   National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1982Mary Jane Hannaford
Time, quilt 1924
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1982
part of Airing of the quilts

As The Rajah quilt will not be displayed this year, the National Gallery has delved into its quilt collection and selected five beautiful examples for display. This small selection of Australian quilts from 1890 to the 1920s shows a variety of fabrics and styles, from medallion and log-cabin designs to the appliqu� and embroidery of Mary Jane Hannaford. Other artists represented include Caroline Mary West, Sophia Wilbow, Alice Farrer and Sarah Monument.

Curator�s perspective
Thursday 6 August 12.45 am
Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, discusses some of the quilts on display in Airing of the quilts.
Free | Small Theatre

Conservation talk
Saturday 8 August 2.00 pm
Debbie Ward, Head of Conservation, discusses some of the quilts in the National Gallery of Australia�s collection.
Free | Small Theatre

image: (clockwise from left) 61 York Street, Sydney, by Angelo Candalepas. Photograph: Brett Boardman; Substation #175, Sydney, by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects. Photograph: Brett Boardman; Freshwater House by Chenchow Little. Photograph: John Gollings; Children�s Activity Centre, Melbourne, by Phooey Architects. Photograph: Peter Bennetts

(clockwise from left) 61 York Street, Sydney, by Angelo Candalepas. Photograph: Brett Boardman; Substation #175, Sydney, by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects. Photograph: Brett Boardman; Freshwater House by Chenchow Little. Photograph: John Gollings; Children�s Activity Centre, Melbourne, by Phooey Architects. Photograph: Peter Bennetts

Contemporary Australian architects series
Wednesday 5 – Wednesday 26 August 2009
series $60; $50 members/AIA members/students/concession; single $20; $15
enquire here | James O Fairfax Theatre

This annual lecture series showcases the latest work of renowned Australian architects.
Presented in association with the ACT Chapter Australian Institute of Architects
Sponsored by BCA Certifiers.

Stitching up the NGA - a Knitta Please project, 6 – 12 July 2009 Photograph: Michelle FracaroStitching up the NGA:
A Knitta Please project,
6 – 12 July 2009
Photographer: Michelle Fracaro
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PHOOEY Architects—Peter Ho and Emma Young
Wednesday 5 August 6.00 pm
PHOOEY Architects are engaged in the cultural identity of our sustainable future, actively exploring resilience, comfort and aesthetic strategies that incorporate a campaign of awareness, feedback design, recycled form and a re–value of consumption waste. Their work has been described as ugly … fabulously whimsical … a billboard for sustainability … trash–glamour!

Chenchow Little
Wednesday 12 August 6.00 pm
Tony Chenchow and Stephanie Little of Chenchow Little, a Sydney firm working on a range of projects from single and multi–residential housing to retail, interior and tourist developments.

Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects
Wednesday 19 August 6.00pm
Philip Thalis, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, a Sydney–based firm that explores the specificity of each site and program within its broader urban and geographical context.

Candalepas Associates
Wednesday 26 August 6.00 pm
Angelo Candalepas, Candalepas Associates, an award–winning Sydney practice whose work is extensively published in books and journals. Angelo is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at UNSW and a frequent commentator on industry practice.

image: Rosalie Gascoigne Wheat belt 1989 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Pauline Hunter 2005
 Copyright Rosalie Gascoigne. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Rosalie Gascoigne Wheat belt 1989
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gift of Pauline Hunter 2005
© Rosalie Gascoigne, licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
part of Reinventions

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

Inge King Wandering angel 2000
   National Gallery of Australia, CanberraInge King
Wandering angel 2000
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2003
part of Reinventions

Members special event: Celebrating the work of Rosalie Gascoigne
Tuesday 4 August 5.00 pm
members

Celebrate the work of internationally renowned Canberra artist Rosalie Gascoigne with a screening of Gascoigne country 1917–1999. Then join Peter Fay, passionate supporter of the National Gallery of Australia, for a talk on Gascoigne�s works in the exhibition Reinventions. Followed by light refreshments.
$20 members and their guests| enquire here |
Project Gallery and James O Fairfax Theatre

Reinventions floortalk
Tuesday 11 August 12.45 pm
Miriam Kelly, Associate Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture, discusses Linde Ivimey�s sculpture Aquamanile: cow 2001.
Free | Project Gallery

Private viewing for carers
Thursday 20 August 10.30 am
Tour and viewing for carers, exploring the Australian galleries and the exhibition Reinventions, led by voluntary guides in collaboration with CarersACT.
free | enquire here

Gallery events

image: Tracey Moffatt Fruit Market 1975  2008 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Tracey Moffatt Fruit Market 1975 2008 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gift of Rupert and Annabel Myer, 2008

Power dressing in the Malay kingdoms
Tuesday 4 August 2.00 pm
Dr Tony Milner, Basham Professor of History, Centre for Asian Societies and Histories, Australian National University, explores the relationship between textiles and power in the Malay kingdoms.
Free | Asian galleries

International art lecture
Friday 14 August 12.45 pm
Internationally celebrated artist and filmmaker Tracey Moffatt gives a presentation about her art practice and recent works and will screen her new video montage, Mother 2009.
$15; $10 members/concession | enquire here |
James O Fairfax Theatre

Private viewing for carers
Thursday 20 August 10.30 am
Tour and viewing for carers, exploring the Australian galleries and the exhibition Reinventions, led by voluntary guides in collaboration with CarersACT.
Free | enquire here | meet in Gallery foyer

Children and adults participate in Penny Low's May 2009 workshop Photographer: Imaging Services, National Gallery of Australia Children and adults participate in Penny Low's May 2009 Make an impression workshop
Photographer: Imaging Services, National Gallery of Australia
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Make an impression
Saturday 22 August 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.
$5 (includes materials) | BOOKED OUT (for all ages, children to be accompanied) | meet in Gallery foyer

Al Held�s Taxicab II
Thursday 27 August 12.45 pm
Christine Dixon, Senior Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, discusses the inspirations behind Al Held�s Taxicab II, a monumental work painted in 1959.
Free | International galleries

Rendezvous with art
Monday 31 August 9.45 am
Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides for a discussion on selected works of art in the national collection.
$8; $7 members/concession | enquire here |
Members Lounge and galleries

 

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