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Jul 2

The art of Fiona Hall

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Talks and Lectures

Julie Ewington, independent writer, curator, broadcaster and author of The Art of Fiona Hall (2005), discusses the artist's work.

Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 12

Out of the box

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Pacific art | Talks and Lectures

Pacific Arts curator Crispin Howarth introduces the Fellows Collection of Massim art 1892-1900. This unique collection reveals the history of the people of Kiriwina, located in Papua New Guinea's Trobriand Islands, during the late 19th century.

Venue: Collection Study Room
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 14

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Ceramics in the NGA collection with Kirsten Paisley.

Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 21

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Have a double brandy, grit your teeth and see it! Gordon Bull on Vivienne Binns.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 28

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Loss and isolation: an Indigenous perspective on Australian art with Cara Kirkwood.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 30

Artist talk

2:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

Ramesh Nithiyendran discusses his new installation, Mud men.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 4

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Surrealism, Max Ernst and tribal art with Pamela Walker.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 9

Out of the box

12:45pm

| Talks and Lectures

Australian Prints and Drawings curator Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax explores how artists have experimented with cartographic imagery. These alternative maps can provide external orientation, reveal hidden relationships, or lead us off the beaten path.

Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 11

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Indigenous art | Talks and Lectures

Ugly paintings are always framed. Derek O'Connor on Willem de Kooning.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 13

Artist talk

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Mike Parr discusses his artistic practice, spanning over 40 years.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 17

NGA Book Club

10:30am

NGA shop event | Talks and Lectures

Join Claudia Hyles for an engaging discussion that explores literary themes around the visual arts. This season's book is The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith.

Venue: meet in the NGA shop
Price : $15 members, $18 guests

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Aug 18

Art for lunch

12:45pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

An insight into working with Mike Parr over the course of his 30-year career with Roger Butler.

Venue: Information Centre
Price : Free

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Aug 20

Curator's tour

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Elspeth Pitt, curator of Mike Parr: Foreign Looking, gives a tour of the exhibition.

Venue: Temporary Exhibition Foyer
Price : Free

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Aug 25

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Learn about Southeast Asian Buddhist art with Emily Stewart.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Sep 7

Contemporary Australian Architects 2016 Speaker Series

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

7-28 September

Four lectures by award-winning Australian architects presented in partnership with Australian Architects Institute (ACT Chapter), sponsored by BCA Certifiers. Limited early bird series tickets available until sold out. More info and bookings

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Early bird series: $75, $70 concession, $60 members/Institute members, $40 students. Single sessions: $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members/ Institute members, $15 students