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Mar 1

Curator's talk

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Tyler Graphics at work | Talks and Lectures

Julia Greenstreet, Assistant Curator, International Prints, talks about the art and life of American Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell.

Venue: International galleries
Price : Free

Mar 2

Conversations on Tom Roberts

6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and Lectures Roberts and the land

Join Don Watson, best-selling author of The bush: travels in the heart of Australia, Tim Bonyhady, cultural historian and one of Australia's foremost environmental lawyers and Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC's Canberra Mornings presenter, for a conversation about the romance and reality of the land, and its importance in shaping Australia's image of itself.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members (includes exhibition entry after the talk)

Mar 3

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

The last temptation | Talks and Lectures

Discover the science behind Ken + Julia Yonetani's salt sculpture, The last supper with the artists and scientist, Professor Ben Gawne .

Venue: NGA Contemporary
Price : Free

Mar 8

Out of the box: Conservation talk series

12:45pm – 1:30pm

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Beata Tworek-Matuszkiewicz, Senior Objects Conservator, explains the methods and materials used to create and preserve paintings on bark held in our Indigenous collections. From harvesting of the bark through to display in an art gallery, all aspects of the production, manufacture, display and preservation of these unique works will be revealed.

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

Mar 9

Conversations on Tom Roberts

6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and Lectures Roberts today

Our panel examines the powerful story of Australian identity told in the art of Tom Roberts. Featuring Dianne Jones, photo-media artist, Katina Davidson, 2015 Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Fellow, Tony Bennett, Research Professor in Social and Cultural Theory, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, and Simeran Maxwell, Assistant Curator, Tom Roberts, NGA. Auslan sign interpreted.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Mar 10

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Black | Talks and Lectures

Dr Shaune Lakin, Senior Curator, Photography, discusses the new collection-based focus display Black.

Venue: Project Gallery
Price : Free

Mar 16

Conversations on Tom Roberts

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and Lectures Michael Cathcart and friends

Join Radio National's Books and Arts presenter and Tom Roberts fan Michael Cathcart for a conversation with eminent curator Daniel Thomas and author Humphrey McQueen and Dr Anna Gray.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members (includes exhibition entry)

Mar 17

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Asian art | Talks and Lectures

Bronwyn Campbell speaks about an Indian miniature painting in the collection.

Venue: Indian gallery
Price : Free

Mar 19

Picture perfect: Dressing Tom Roberts' sitters

2:00pm

Tom Roberts | Talks and Lectures

Curators Dr Emma Kindred, Australian Art, NGA and Eleni Holloway, Australian War Memorial, discuss Victorian and Edwardian fashions in the art of Tom Roberts.

Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Price : Exhibition ticket required

Mar 23

Conversations on Tom Roberts

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Conversations between a lively mix of authors, broadcasters, artists, curators, historians and cultural commentators, exploring the art, life and times of Tom Roberts.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Mar 24

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Australian art | Talks and Lectures

eX de Medici and Gloria Grady discuss their collaboration on Shotgun wedding.

Venue: Australian galleries
Price : Free

Mar 31

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Australian art | Talks and Lectures

Join Katie Russell for a discussion about the creative partnership between Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner

Venue: Collection Study Room
Price : Free