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Paul Gauguin Tahitian women 1891 Mus�e d'Orsay, Paris Copyright RMN (Mus�e d'Orsay) / Herv� Lewandowski

ISSUE 126 | September 2009 | Flickr Twitter Delicious Facebook nga.gov.au/whatson

Floriade celebrates spring in Canberra from September 12 – October 11 and we have some special Floriade inspired events coming up, Reinventions is coming to an end, McCubbin's in full swing and the blockbuster summer show has been announced. So read on...

Masterpieces from Paris:
Van Gogh, Gauguin, C�zanne and beyond

Post-Impressionism from the Mus�e d'Orsay
nga.gov.au/masterpiecesfromparis | Buy tickets here
4 December 2009 – 5 April 2010

image: Vincent van Gogh Portrait of the artist 1887 Mus�e d'Orsay, Paris Copyright RMN (Mus�e d'Orsay) / G�rard BlotVincent van Gogh
Portrait of the artist 1887
Mus�e d'Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Mus�e d'Orsay) / G�rard Blot

(top) Paul Gauguin Tahitian women 1891
Mus�e d'Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Mus�e d'Orsay) / Herv� Lewandowski

Announced to the media amid much excitement on 10 August 2009 by Federal Minister Peter Garrett this exhibition will bring Post–Impressionist masterpieces that have never before seen our shores to Canberra.

There’ll be no need to travel to Paris to see major and numerous works by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul C�zanne, Georges Seurat, Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Maurice Denis Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Edouard Vuillard ... for four months you can visit them in Canberra. Tokyo and San Francisco will be the only other cities to host this exhibition, after we've had our fill.

View photos from the media launch on Flickr, avoid queues and buy tickets online and remain part of the excitement as we bring news and links to you via facebook and Twitter.

 

image: Frederick McCubbin The old slip, Williamstown 1915 (detail)
Private collection

Frederick McCubbin The old slip, Williamstown 1915 (detail)
Private collection
Part of McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–1917

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

image: Frederick McCubbin Princes Bridge 1910 (detail) Private collectionFrederick McCubbin
Princes Bridge 1910 (detail)
Private collection

McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–17 has opened to an appreciative public. Read what some visitors had to say:

"I love seeing these paintings for the first time — there is so much life and energy — quite different from earlier works (love the wall colours as well!)"

"Wonderful presentation of the later works of this most famous of Australian impressionists. A truly great exhibition."

"Fred's light is magical. I want to walk into his garden and I want to kiss his cheek on his self-portraits."

Curator’s perspective
McCubbin: ‘Happy beyond measure’

Tuesday 1 September 12.45 pm
Anna Gray, Head of Australian Art and exhibition curator, discusses Frederick McCubbin, the man and his life.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

This exhibition
Sunday 13 September 2.00 pm
Helen Brack, artist exhibiting as Helen Maudsley and art educator, speaks about the artistic language of McCubbin.
Free (after exhibition entry: $12; $8 members) | Temporary Exhibition Galleries

Government House garden tour
Thursday 17 September 9.00 am
members

Enjoy a walking tour of the historic gardens of Government House, led by specialist guides from the Australiana Fund. Travel to the gardens via ferry and enjoy morning tea aboard on the return trip.
$35 members, $40 guests | bookings essential, enquire here | depart from the Southern Cross Club, Yarralumla

image: Frederick McCubbin Winter sunlight1908 (detail) Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Gift of TC Lothian, 1960Frederick McCubbin
Winter sunlight 1908 (detail)
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Gift of TC Lothian, 1960

Celebrity talk with Margaret Fulton: ‘The recipe’
Saturday 19 September 4.00 pm
Where are those McCubbin recipes for a good loaf or apple pie? McCubbin gave up baking for painting and teaching art. Margaret Fulton, Australian food and cooking writer, speaks about food of the Federation period and shares some time-honoured recipes.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

High tea with Margaret Fulton
Saturday 19 September 5.00 pm
members

Following the McCubbin celebrity talk, join us for high tea with Margaret Fulton.
$40 members and their guests | bookings essential, enquire here | Sculpture Garden Restaurant

Director’s view
McCubbin: Australian Impressionist

Thursday 24 September 12.45 pm
Ron Radford AO, Director, discusses the works that McCubbin painted in the final decade of his life.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Floriade special event
McCubbin: mind, body and soul

Tuesday 29 September 12.45 pm
Elena Taylor, Curator, Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, speaks about McCubbin’s work in the exhibition and his deep connection with the natural world, which he expressed in his landscapes. In association with Floriade 2009: mind, body and soul.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Airing of the quilts
1 August – 11 October
Events | The Rajah quilt

The Gallery has delved into its quilt collection and selected five stunning 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 applique and embroidery of Mary Jane Hannaford. For futher information and details of some great craft events and workshops follow the link above.

image: Sophia Wilbow Quilt 1893-96 (detail) National Gallery of Australia Gift of Joyce Hedges 1992

Sophia Wilbow Quilt 1893–96 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia
Gift of Joyce Hedges 1992
part of Airing of the quilts

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

image: Ah Xian China China bust 15 1999 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2000<Ah Xian
China China bust 15 1999
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2000
part of Reinventions

Reinventions floortalk
Thursday 3 September 12.45 pm
Mim Kelly, Assistant Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture discusses the varied assemblage and sculpture in Reinventions.
Free | Project Gallery

Sign-interpreted tour
Sunday 6 September 2.30 pm
Auslan sign-interpreted tour introducing the exhibition Reinventions.
Free | bookings essential (02) 6240 6519 | Project Gallery

Reinventions floortalk
Thursday 10 September 12.45 pm
Hester Gascoigne discusses Rosalie Gascoigne and Reinventions.
Free | Project Gallery

Gallery events

Contemporary art focus 2009:
Australian artists talk series 3

Tuesday 15 September 12.45 pm
Jon Cattapan discusses his work Possible histories: stream 2007.
Free | Australian galleries

Sepik: land of dancers and masks
Pacific collection

Thursday 17 September 12.45 pm
An 8-minute film travelogue documenting an art collecting trip in 1954 along the Sepik River of Papua New Guinea. Crispin Howarth, Curator, Pacific Arts, discusses the film and some of the works now in the national art collection.
Free | Small Theatre

image: The Goyder Channel approaching the void 1975 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1976 Copyright John Olsen. Licensed by VISCOPY, AustraliaJohn Olsen The Goyder Channel approaching the void 1975
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1976
© John Olsen. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

John Olsen lecture in association with Big Draw
Thursday 17 September 6.00 pm
Join John Olsen for a conversation on his attitude and approaches to drawing.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Big Draw
Sunday 20 September 10.30 am
Come and draw throughout the Gallery in this free community event for all ages and abilities. Held in conjunction with Drawing Australia. There will be special activities for members in the Members Lounge.
Free (materials supplied) | throughout the Gallery
SPECIAL OFFER
Purchase a family membership in person at the Gallery front desk on this day and recieve an additional three months membership for free (only for first time memberships)

Floriade special event
Heavenly images, earthly delights: flowers in the art of Mughal India
Asian collection

Saturday 26 September 2.00 pm
Robyn Maxwell, Senior Curator, Asian Art, discusses floral designs on sculptures, textiles and paintings on display. In association with Floriade 2009: mind, body and soul.
Free | Indian gallery

Floriade special event
Out of the box: a bouquet of prints
Australian collection

Saturday 26 September 3.00 pm
Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax, Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, gives an overview of flowers in print, from Ferdinand Bauer to Salvatore Zofrea. In association with Floriade 2009: mind, body and soul.
Free | Collection Study Room

image: Ferdinand Bauer Gymea lily 1806-13 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2004 Ferdinand Bauer
Gymea lily 1806–13
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2004

Floriade special event
Dream window:
reflections on the Japanese garden

Sunday 27 September 2.00 pm
screening
video, 1992, not rated, 57 mins
John Junkerman’s Emmy Award–winning Dream window reveals the secrets of classical and contemporary Japanese gardens. Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive. In association with Floriade 2009: mind, body and soul.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Rendezvous with art
Monday 28 September 9.50 am
Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art in the national collection.
$8, $7 members/concession | bookings essential, enquire here | meet in Gallery foyer

Childrens activities

Reinventions workshop
for ages 5�8
Saturday 5 September 10.30 am & 2.00 pm
Duration: 2 hours

Explore Reinventions in a multimedia sculpture workshop with educators Holly Edwards and Lucy Quinn.
$20, $15 child members (includes materials) | bookings essential, enquire here | Small Theatre

A little look at art
Wednesday 16 September 10.00 am
Parents, babies and toddlers are invited to join a voluntary guide for a tour of the national collection, followed by morning tea with coffee and cake.
$12, $10 members/concession | bookings essential, enquire here | meet in Gallery foyer

James Fardoulys The Channel Country no.3 1965 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1976 James Fardoulys
The Channel Country no.3
1965 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1976

Paper quilting for parents, carers and children
Sunday 27 September 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Michaela Laurie, paper quilter, demonstrates how to make a paper quilt in this workshop for parents, carers and their children.
$55, $50 members/concession for adult with child (includes materials) | bookings essential, enquire here | Small Theatre

Draw and explore:
circles and squares everywhere!

for ages 3�5, to be accompanied
Tuesday 29 September 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Join Gallery educators Margie Kevin and Fiona Massy to find all the different shapes in the Gallery.
$7, $5 child members (includes materials) | bookings essential, BOOKED OUT | meet in Gallery foyer

Draw and explore:
ships, boats, horses and trains

for ages 5–8
Tuesday 29 September 2.00–3.00 pm
Join Gallery educators Fiona Massy and Kate Collins to explore and draw different means of transport in the Australian art collection.
$12, $10 child members (includes materials) | bookings essential, BOOKED OUT | meet in Gallery foyer

Terrific T-shirts
for ages 10�13
Wednesday 30 September 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Create your own wearable art! Join Johanna Weiss at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery in Watson for an introduction to screen-printing T-shirts. Please bring your own T–shirts.
$55, $50 members | bookings essential, BOOKED OUT | Megalo Print Studio + Gallery

Child members collection tour
for ages 5�11, to be accompanied
Wednesday 30 September 10.30–11.00 am
members
Children who are members of the Gallery and their friends and family are invited to enjoy a tour of the collection with voluntary guides.
Free for child members and their guests | bookings essential, enquire here | meet in Gallery foyer

 

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