Underground sounds

ISSUE 95 | January 2008 | nga.gov.au/Calendar

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underground sounds

Underground Sounds
Saturday 9 February 7–10.30 pm

Urthboy, Brothablack, Young Murp (U.S.A.), Wire MC, Omar Musa and DJ Rush

The National Gallery of Australia presents the freshest and finest Australian hip-hop to coincide with the end of Culture Warriors. The Gallery's underground car park will play host to an all-star line-up alongside graffiti, rap, street culture demos, breakdancing and more. More information

Free | Refreshments available | NGA underground carpark


National Indigenous Art Triennial 07

Daniel Boyd Fall and Expulsion 2006 oil on canvas Courtesy of Bernard and Anna Shafer

Daniel Boyd Fall and Expulsion 2006 oil on canvas Courtesy of Bernard and Anna Shafer more detail

culture warriors
until 10 February
nga.gov.au/NIAT07 | events

Shell workshops
Wednesday 16 January 11 am – 12 pm repeated 2–3 pm
Join Sydney Aboriginal shell artists Esme Timbery and Marilyn Russell, and Tasmanian shell artists, Dulcie Greeno and Betty Grace, to chat about the shell-making traditions of their areas and create your own shell art object in this fun drop-in workshop
Ages 6+ | Free | Gallery Foyer

Didjeridu demonstration
Thursday 17 January 11 am – 12 pm

Paul House of the Ngambri nation, accompanied by a Ngambri songman, presents a didjeridu demonstration to coincide with Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial exhibition
Free | Temporary Exhibition Galleries Foyer

Members exclusive viewing
Sunday 20 January 8:30 pm
Join voluntary guides for a tour of the exhibition followed by morning tea in the Members' Lounge
Bookings essential | $25 members and their guests | Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery foyer)

Collecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
Wednesday 23 January 6 pm
Ron Ramsey, Director, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, interviews Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, private collectors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, about the influences on their decision-making when acquiring art, considerations specific to collecting Indigenous art and caring for and displaying their collection
Bookings essential | $45; $35 members/concession series ticket | Small Theatre

Daniel Boyd Fall and Expulsion 2006 oil on canvas Courtesy of Bernard and Anna Shafer

Philip Gudthaykudthay Wagilag Sisters, with child 2007 natural earth pigments on canvas Collection of the National Gallery of Australia © Philip Gudthaykudthay. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia 2007 more detail

Culture warriors film festival
A series of Indigenous Australian screenings, presented with the assistance of Black Screen, an initiative of the Australian Film Commission.
Saturday 26 January 2 pm
Featuring B.L.A.C.K (26 min.), Road home (26:30 min.) and Your brother my tidda (18:30 min.)
Sunday 27 January 2 pm
Featuring films from the Dramatically Black project, including The Djarn Djarns (25 min.), Green bush (26 min.) and Plains empty (26 min.)
Films are unclassified unless otherwise stated | Free | James O Fairfax Theatre | More information

Members event: Artist's talk and tour
Wednesday 6 February 3 pm
Join artist Danie Mellor for a talk and tour of Culture Warriors followed by afternoon tea in the Members' Lounge
Bookings essential | $12 members and their guests | Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer)
Special offer for new members: Join before the end of January and quote this 'Artonline 95' offer and you will recieve two free tickets to this event. Email membership@nga.gov.au


Black robe, white mist

Otagaki Rengetsu Numerous years pass by, incense container [kogo] glazed stoneware, incised calligraphy 1870 Museum DKM/Stifung DKM, Duisburg, Germany

Art of the Japanese Buddhist nun Rengetsu
until 27 January
nga.gov.au/Rengetsu | events

Floortalk: 'Wabi sabi, Japanese aesthetics'
Tuesday 22 January 12.45 pm
Edie Young, Public Programs, explores the origins of wabi sabi, finding beauty in the old, worn and the imperfect, and discusses it in the context of Rengetsu's work
Free | East Asian Gallery

image: Otagaki Rengetsu Numerous years pass by, incense container [kogo] glazed stoneware, incised calligraphy 1870 Museum DKM/Stifung DKM, Duisburg, Germany

 


Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg Booster from the 'Booster and seven studies series' 1967 colour lithograph, screenprint Collection of the National Gallery of Australia © Robert Rauschenberg. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia, 2007

1967–1978
until 27 January
nga.gov.au/Rauschenberg | events

Workshop: 'Randomness and design'
Thursday 24 January 10 am – 1 pm (ages 8–12)
Explore Robert Rauschenberg's experimental artistic practice through collage with Penny Low, artist and Gallery Educator. Draw from his radical approach of using random elements in design. Participants are encouraged to bring source material such as old x-rays, wrapping paper, packaging labels, photographs, calendars, magazines and newspaper clippings
Bookings essential | $20; $15 members/concession | Small Theatre (meet in Gallery Foyer)

Musical performance
Friday 25 January 12.45 pm
To mark the closing weekend of this 25th anniversary exhibition, come and hear the experimental musicology of Jim Cotter, with a clarinet performance by Nicole Bates
Free | Orde Poynton Gallery

Robert Rauschenberg Booster from the 'Booster and seven studies series' 1967 colour lithograph, screenprint Collection of the National Gallery of Australia © Robert Rauschenberg. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia, 2007 more detail

Collection events

Unknown artist Ceremonial kettle

Unknown artist Ceremonial kettle
17th–19th century brass Collection of the National Gallery of Australia | Part of the Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift Travelling Exhibitions suitcases

Pacific art
Floortalk:'Remembering the ancestors'

Tuesday 15 January 12.45 pm
Crispin Howarth, Curator, Pacific Art, speaks about two new acquisitions from the Solomon Islands and New Ireland
Free | Pacific Art Gallery

Explore The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift Travelling Exhibitions suitcases
Tuesday 22 January  10–11.30am (ages 5–8)
Repeated 12.30–2pm (ages 7–12)
Join Kate M Murphy, Travelling Exhibitions, to investigate the fascinating works of art in the suitcases. Look closely at the objects, touch them and then participate in a drawing workshop
Bookings essential | $15; $12 members/concession | Small Theatre (meet in Gallery Foyer)

 

Turner to Monet: the triumph of landscape
14 March – 9 June 2008

Turner to Monet presents an opportunity to experience paintings never before seen in Australia, and only at the National Gallery of Australia.

Works by the finest artists of the time Turner, Constable, Friedrich, Corot, Courbet, Glover, von Guérard, Church, Streeton, Roberts, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet have been gathered from public and private collections from around the world.

The exhibition provides a unique opportunity for Australians to see landscape masterpieces in oil and watercolour from the finest collections of the world, including Tate Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, J Paul Getty Museum, National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Kröller-Müller Museu.
Admission Adults $20, Concession $15, Children $6

Vincent van Gogh Tree trunks in the grass 1890 oil on canvas 72.0 x 91.0 cm Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterloo on show only in Canberra in Turner to Monet: The triumph of landscape painting 14 March – 9 June 2008 Vincent van Gogh Tree trunks in the grass 1890 oil on canvas 72.5 x 91.5 cm Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands on show only in Canberra in Turner to Monet: The triumph of landscape 14 March 9 June 2008

Road closures

From Monday 7 January until 14 March 2008 civil engineering works associated with road safety improvements and major extensions to the National Gallery of Australia will cause temporary road closures and traffic changes. The following roads will be closed:

King Edward Terrace, between Bowen Drive and Parkes Place
Bowen Drive east bound from the intersection of King Edward terrace
Dorothy Tangney Place at the intersection of King Edward terrace and
King Edward Terrace exit road from Kings Avenue. 

More information | Road Closure Facts | Parking notice (pdf) | Map (pdf)

Gallery information
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For bookings email eventbookings@nga.gov.au or call +61 2 6240 6504 or freecall 1800 020 068

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