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Admission is free to the permanent collection. Admission charges apply to special exhibitions. Children 16 years and under are free.
Canberra ACT 2601
The National Gallery of Australia is an Australian Government Agency.
top image: detail: Toots Zynsky 'Pennellata' 2004, glass 'Filet de Verre', Lent by Toots Zynsky, Photographed by Toots Zynsky. Part of the Transformations exhibition
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Exhibitions and events
The Barbara Blackman Temenos Foundation lecture
Thursday 1 December 6pm
Diane Cilento, actress, novelist and director discusses ‘Sainthood and Sufism’ in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the death of Jelalu’ddin Rumi. Bookings essential
Australian art: floor talk
Tuesday 13 December 12.45pm
Ron Radford, Director, discusses the recent acquisition John Glover’s 'House on the Derwent, Van Diemen’s Land' c.1836. Bookings essential
This exhibition includes the recent work of 85 leading international and Australian artists forging new expressions within the fields of glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, jewellery and metalwork.
Friday 2 December 6.30pm
Join Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, for a tour of the exhibition followed by refreshments in the exhibition foyer. Members $15; guests $25 (includes exhibition entry) Bookings essential
Friday 2 December 12.45pm
‘Chihuly over Venice’
VHS 1998, 90 min.
James O Fairfax Theatre
Sunday 4 December 2–3pm
2pm Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design
2.20pm Helmut Lueckenhausen, artist
2.40pm Robert Foster, artist
Exhibition ticket required, Exhibition Galleries
Friday 9 December 12.45pm
‘Albert Paley: man of steel’
VHS, 1998, 90 min.
James O Fairfax Theatre
Against the grain features a selection of woodcuts which are notable for their scale, colour and textural qualities, along with printmaking elements used to make them. The works are all drawn from the Kenneth Tyler Print Collection.
Tuesday 6 December 12.45pm
An introduction to the exhibition by Jaklyn Babington, Assistant Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books. Orde Poynton Gallery
Bringing together over 90 works, from the colonial period to the present Moist is a rare glimpse into the Gallery’s collection of Australian watercolours.
mounting, cutting and framing workshop
Saturday 3 December 1–4pm
Join paper conservators and mountcutting staff to learn about archival framing techniques. $40; $30 members Bookings essential
Papua New Guinea
8 October 2005 – 15 January 2006
After generations of colonial rule, the free nation of Papua New Guinea was established in 1975. This exhibition celebrates 30 years of independence.
Thursday 8 December 12.45pm
An introduction to the exhibition by Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints, Posters and Illustrated Books. Bookings essential
Saturday 10 December 11.30am–2pm
Monique Dykstra and Daniel Cordeaux of Open Stage Productions present an exciting interactive performance full of fun and surprises followed by a party in the Sculpture Garden. $10 children; $15 adults and their guests Bookings essential
art of shopping
The perfect place for your christmas shopping.
Indulge yourself in the art of shopping at the Gallery Shop, with such a unique range of beautifully designed products and creative gift items; you are sure to find just what you're looking for.
Indigenous arts and craft – books and catalogues – calendars and diaries – prints and posters - jewellery – fine art cards – toys – designer objects – accessories
Gallery Shop open 7 days 10am–5pm
members' christmas shopping night
Friday 2 December 5.30pm–8pm
The Shop will be open for Christmas shopping specials, discounts and free gift wrapping.
Preview the 2006 exhibition program at nga.gov.au/exhibitions/future.html
detail: John Constable 'Cloud study' oil on paper, © The Frick Collection, New York Part of the upcoming Constable; Impressions of land, sea and sky exhibition Click for more