Monet Nymphéas [Waterlilies] c.1914-17 oil on canvas Collection of the National Gallery of Australia


Events and exhibitions


For event bookings email eventbookings@nga.gov.au or call +61 2 6240 6504.
View the full calendar of events online at nga.gov.au/Calendar.

Third Intermediate Period, 21st–25th Dynasties, 1096–664 BCE 'Qebehsenuef' of the 'Dummy canopic jars of Padiouf' painted wood, collection Musée du Louvre, Paris Photograph © Georges Poncet, Musée du Louvre, Paris
'Qebehsenuef' of the 'Dummy canopic jars of Padiouf' Third Intermediate Period, 21st–25th Dynasties, 1096–664 BCE painted wood Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris  Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Egyptian antiquities from the Louvre
journey to the Afterlife
until 25 February 2007
nga.gov.au/Journey
Egyptians podcasts
events

Celebrity event 
Saturday 16 December 6–8.30 pm  
Join Ian 'Molly' Meldrum at a late-night viewing of the Egyptian antiquities from the Louvre exhibition Free tours with voluntary guides at 6.30, 7.30 and 8 pm Refreshments available. Exhibition Galleries Foyer
$20; $15 members/concession (includes exhibition entry) Bookings essential

Carers' tour
Saturday 9 December 9.30 am
    
Private viewing for carers led by voluntary guides In collaboration with Carers ACT
Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer)
 Bookings essential 02 6296 9917

Sign-interpreted tour
Sunday 10 December 2 pm

Auslan sign-interpreted tour of the exhibition  Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer)  Bookings essential 02 6240 6519

Screening
Raiders of the lost ark
Sunday 17 December 2 pm

DVD, 1981, 121 min., Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) travels from the USA through Nepal to Egypt in his quest to find the lost 'Ark of the Covenant'. Relive the adventure with Hollywood's ultimate archaeologist 25 years after its first screening.  James O Fairfax Theatre See the screening series >>

 

Andy Warhol 'Elvis' 1963 synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia © Andy Warhol. © Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. Licensed by ARS & VISCOPY, Australia

Impressionism to Pop Art:
new displays of the permanent collection

With a radical, expanded, new look display of the collection, the National Gallery of Australia's refurbished International galleries, Impressionism to Pop Art, includes a number of major acquisitions which are being displayed for the first time.

Floortalk
Saturday 9 December 2 pm

Join Christine Dixon, Senior Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, for an overview of the new displays.  International Galleries

 

Andy Warhol 'Elvis' 1963 synthetic polymer paint on canvas Collection of the National Gallery of Australia © Andy Warhol. © Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. Licensed by ARS & VISCOPY, Australia

 

El Lissitzky 'Globetrotter (in der Zeit) [Globetrotter (in time)]' 1923 colour lithograph Collection of the National Gallery of Australia El Lissitzky 'Globetrotter (in der Zeit) [Globetrotter (in time)]' 1923 colour lithograph Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

Revolutionary Russians
Commemorating the centenary of Shostakovich
until 28 January 2007
nga.gov.au/RevolutionaryRussians
events

Screening
Battleship Potemkin
 
Sunday 10 December 2pm  
16 mm film, 1925, b/w, 67 min., PG
Eisenstein's great film tells the story of a protest strike on the Russian battleship Potemkin that sparked a riot and an attempt to ignite a revolution in Odessa
James O Fairfax Theatre
see the screening series >>

Floortalk
Tuesday 12 December 12.45 pm
 
Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, discusses the ceramics featured in the exhibition. Orde Poynton Gallery 

 

detail: SINU culture Pre-Columbian Finial, in the form of a bird, once part of a ceremonial staff (c.600-1200AD) Sinu River Basin / Colombia ‘Finial in the form of a bird’
c. 600–1200 Sinu culture, Columbia gold Collection of the National Gallery of Australia


Opening this month

Creeping through the jungle
9 December 2006 – 1 April 2007
nga.gov.au/Jungle
events

Journey back in time to explore the jungles of Australia, the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. From a modern Australian artist’s views of the Queensland rainforest to an ancient Mayan ceramic jaguar, the Children’s Gallery is coming alive with the flora and fauna of the tropics

 

 

 

 

 

Detail: Grace Crowley ' Woman (Annunciation)' c.1939, oil on canvas on cardboard mounted on composition board, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia detail: Grace Crowley 'Woman (Annunciation)' c.1939, oil on canvas on cardboard mounted on composition board Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

Grace Crowley
being modern
23 December 2006 – 6 May 2007
nga.gov.au/Crowley
events

Grace Crowley was a leading figure in the development of modernism in Australia. Born in rural New South Wales in 1890, Crowley’s life and art intersected with some of the major movements in 20th-century art.

Crowley’s long artistic journey over five decades from painter of traditional landscapes to avant-garde abstracts was extraordinary. While Crowley is still best known for her cubist paintings of the 1920s and 1930s, Grace Crowley: being modern includes works that have never before been exhibited and reveals the full extent of Crowley’s contribution to Australian art.

 

detail: Elizabeth Kelly Blown Glass Decoration, Limited edition of 150, Exclusive to the Gallery Shop $29.95 each
detail: Elizabeth Kelly Blown Glass Decoration, Limited edition of 150, Exclusive to the Gallery Shop

art of shopping

The perfect place for your Christmas shopping.

Indulge yourself in the art of shopping at the Gallery Shop, with 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 10 am – 5 pm

 

 

 

 

Grace Crowley 'Abstract painting' 1947 oil on composition board Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Part of the upcoming Grace Crowley: being modern exhibition image detail: Grace Crowley 'Abstract painting' 1947 oil on composition board Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Part of the upcoming Grace Crowley: being modern exhibition

issue 78 | December '06 | nga.gov.au