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  1. Permanent collection | Kids & family Peggy does POP art
    Oct 2 10:30am (ages 7- 12) Join Miss Peggy Popart on a fun art adventure tour with her time machine shaped like a lobster and handy banana phone to discover works of art and the artists behind them.
    Venue: Pop gallery
    Price : Free
  2. Permanent collection | Assisted Friday with a friend: Art and Alzheimers tour
    Oct 3 10:30am – 11:30am For people with dementia and their carers Art and Alzheimer's tour for people with dementia and their carers, designed to connect participants in a shared exchange of ideas and insights.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  3. Alive and spirited | Kids & family Alive and Spirited family activity day
    Oct 3 11:00am – 3:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Enjoy games and creative activities in a drop-in workshop inspired by the exhibition of Indigenous Australian art, Alive and Spirited. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free
  4. Alive and Spirited | Kids & family Alive and Spirited family activity day
    Oct 4 11:00am – 3:00pm Drop-in workshop forall ages, children to be accompanied Enjoy games and creative activities inspired by the ocean and sand and the works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the Alive and Spirited exhibition. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free
  5. Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy | Performances Boyd and his generation: A poetry tribute
    Oct 5 2:00pm – 4:00pm Well-loved Australian poetry selected in response to the art of Arthur Boyd, and performed by local poets. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and a Q+A afterwards. Related info
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $20, $15 members/concession
  6. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Oct 7 10:30am – 11:00am (ages 5-7 to be accompanied) These sessions enable children to spend quiet time reflecting on the artwork, explore their emotional responses, reflect through personal meditation and then share their experiences.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $5
  7. Permanent collection | Kids & family Creative meditation for children
    Oct 7 2:00pm – 2:45pm (ages 8-12) These sessions enable children to spend quiet time reflecting on the artwork, explore their emotional responses, reflect through personal meditation and then share their experiences.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $5
  8. Permanent collection | Kids & family A.S.I. Art Scene Investigation
    Oct 8 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 8-12) Join the Art Investigation Squad to discover the clues and solve new mysteries in the art on display.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 child members (includes morning tea)
  9. Arthur Boyd | Kids & family Clay Bodies
    Oct 9 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7-12) repeated 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Be inspired by Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy and the Sculpture Garden to create figures in clay. Related info
    Venue: Sculpture Garden or Small Theatre in case of wet weather
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  10. Arthur Boyd | Kids & family Clay Bodies
    Oct 9 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7-12) Be inspired by Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy and the Sculpture Garden to create figures in clay. Related info
    Venue: Sculpture Garden or Small Theatre in case of wet weather
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  11. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    Oct 10 10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 2-5, to be accompanied) A morning of exploration and creative fun with art and music.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $12 child, $10 child members - includes materials (free for accompanying adults)
  12. Arthur Boyd | Forums Radical visionary: Arthur Boyd
    Oct 11 9:00am – 4:00pm One-day symposium Experts delve into the art and life of radical visionary Arthur Boyd. Speakers include Patrick McCaughey, Mary Eagle, Dr Grazia Gunn, Dr Deborah Hart and Grace Cochrane. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre; registration in Gandel Hall
    Price : $60 adult, $55 members/concession
  13. Permanent collection | Kids & family Eye See ART access event
    Oct 12 1:00pm – 3:00pm All ages, children to be accompanied Enjoy the mobile adventure game for children and families in the Sculpture Garden. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours.
    Venue: Sculpture Garden
    Price : Free
  14. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Oct 13 10:00am Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  15. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    Oct 15 10:00am – 12:00pm Parents/carers with babies 0-1yrs Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies. Followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  16. Arthur Boyd | Assisted Assisted tour
    Oct 15 10:30am – 11:30am Tour of Arthur Boyd:Agony and ecstasy exhibition for people with a disability and their carer. Related info
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: bookings essential (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  17. Arthur Boyd | Members Bundanon coach trip
    Oct 17 6:45am – 5:00pm Exclusive members' event A day trip to Bundanon, former home of Arthur Boyd. A tour of the homestead and studio, light bushwalk and lunch. Related info
    Venue: Departs: NGA & Southwell Park, Lyneham.
    Price : $100 members (incl entry & catering)
    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528
  18. Permanent collection | Workshops Draw together
    Oct 18 11:00am – 12:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Art-making in response to works of art.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $10, $8 members (includes materials)
  19. Arthur Boyd | Assisted Auslan sign-interpreted tour
    Oct 19 2:30pm – 3:30pm A tour of Arthur Boyd: Agony and ecstacy exhibition for people who are deaf. Related info
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  20. Alive and Spirited | Talks & Lectures Curator's perspective
    Oct 21 12:45pm Join Kellie Cole, Assistant Curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art as she journeys through the exhibition Alive and Spirited.
    Venue: Children's Gallery
    Price : Free
  21. Arthur Boyd | Talks & Lectures Face to face: Boyd and Nolan in the London years
    Oct 23 12:45pm Dr Nancy Underhill, author of a forthcoming biography of Sidney Nolan, speaks on the relationship between these two artists, focusing on the London years and beyond. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  22. Permanent collection | Workshops Big Draw
    Oct 26 10:30am – 2:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Join artist-facilitated workshops exploring different approaches to drawing.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
  23. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Oct 27 10:00am Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  24. Arthur Boyd | Assisted Private viewing for carers
    Oct 28 10:30am – 11:30am Tour of Arthur Boyd: Agony and ecstacy for carers, in collaboration with Carers ACT
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6296 9900 (Carers ACT)
  25. Special event | Talks & Lectures Annual Lecture - Towards the Participatory Museum
    Oct 29 6:00pm Rethinking MOMA for the 21st Century Glenn Lowry, Director, Museum of Modern Art, New York, examines the architectural, intellectual and program changes at MOMA, as it engages with many issues and opportunities of the 21st century.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $20; $15 members/concession
  26. Arthur Boyd | Talks & Lectures Arthur Boyd's inheritance
    Oct 30 12:45pm Dr Brenda Niall, author of The Boyds: a Family Biography will discuss the family tradition and Arthur Boyd's place within it. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  27. Mini Members | Members Eek! Mini Members' Halloween event
    Oct 31 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ages 8-12) (DVD, USA, 2012, PG, 91 min) A fancy dress, family movie night with scary movie, Hotel Transylvania, snack packs, a glass of wine for adults and a spooky Sculpture Garden tour.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $25 members, $35 guests (prices for adults and children)
    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528
  28. Arthur Boyd | Performances Invocations: eight meditations on paintings by Arthur Boyd
    Oct 31 6:00pm – 7:30pm The National Gallery of Australia presents a program of music illuminating the visionary art of Arthur Boyd, directed by Chris Latham and featuring Canberra's finest performers.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $45, $40 members, $38 concession