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Feb 2

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks on different aspects of the Versailles experience and the Gallery's permanent collection.

Venue: throughout the Gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Feb 3

Art and dementia: Friday with a friend

10:30am – 11:30am

Permanent collection | Assisted

Engaging tour of the collection for people with dementia and their carers.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Feb 4

On Gesture lecture and music

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

A lecture on behaviour, style and music at the court of Versailles by Paul Dyer, Artistic Director, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, accompanied by orchestra musicians playing glorious music drawn from the popular composers of the day.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $45, $40 concession, $35 NGA members

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Feb 5

Marie-Antoinette high tea

2:00pm

Versailles | Members

Let us eat cake and toast the last queen of France. Entry to the exhibition will be at the conclusion of the event.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $70 NGA members, $80 guests

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Feb 9

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks on different aspects of the Versailles experience and the Gallery's permanent collection.

Venue: throughout the Gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Feb 11

The king's passions: The music and art of Versailles concert

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Versailles | Performances

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Ensemble performs music by Mondonville, Leclair, Quentin le Jeune and Muffat accompanied by imagery of the art and the architecture of the Palace of Versailles.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $65, $60 concession, $55 NGA members, $30 under 30

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Feb 16

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks on different aspects of the Versailles experience and the Gallery's permanent collection.

Venue: throughout the Gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Feb 18

Deceived by fashion

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Debbie Ward, NGA Head of Conservation, discusses the dark side of the pursuit of elegance at the court of Versailles.

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

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Feb 19

Drawsome

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Versailles | Kids and family

(all ages)

Using iPads, explore the unique possibilities of digital drawing, inspired by works of art in the Gallery's collection. iPads provided

Venue: NGA Play
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Feb 22

NGA Book Club

10:30am

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Join Claudia Hyles for an engaging discussion that explores literary themes around the visual arts. This season's book is Peacock and vine: Fortuny and Morris in life and at work by AS Byatt.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $18, $15 NGA members

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Feb 23

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks on different aspects of the Versailles experience and the Gallery's permanent collection.

Venue: throughout the Gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Feb 24

Curator's dinner: Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

6:00pm

Versailles | Members

Join senior exhibition curator Dr Lucina Ward for an introduction to the exhibition followed by an exclusive viewing, three-course dinner and entertainment

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $190 NGA members, $220 guests

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Feb 25

Marie-Antoinette and the harp: Canberra Symphony orchestra

2:00pm

Versailles | Performances

Members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra present a concert of music for harp and strings from baroque through to the 21st century.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $45, $42 concession, $40 NGA members, $25 under 30

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Feb 26

Sculpture Garden Sunday

10:30am – 1:30pm

Versailles | Community

Join us in the Sculpture Garden at the NGA for creative workshops, performance and installations inspired by the gold, the grandeur and the glamour of the Versailles exhibition. Bring a picnic to share under the trees. Coffee, food and other refreshments

Venue: Sculpture Garden
Price : Free (No bookings required)