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  1. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    Feb 6 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend A tour for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  2. NGA Contemporary | Members Oysters on the shore
    Feb 8 6:00pm Enjoy an afternoon of art and aphrodisiacs. Explore NGA Contemporary and enjoy bubbles, oysters and smooth jazz on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : $55 members, $65 guests
  3. James Turrell: a retrospective | Members Turrell at twilight
    Feb 12 7:45pm Finish the day with a glass of Chandon in the Australian Gardens and a curatorial introduction to James Turrell's Within without followed by a dusk viewing.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : Free, members only, bookings essential, places limited
  4. James Turrell: a retrospective | Members Love is a drug
    Feb 14 8:30am Loved up couples and first date flings are invited to celebrate Valentine's Day with a viewing of James Turrell: a retrospective followed by a champagne brunch.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $160 per couple, members only
  5. James Turrell: a retrospective | Workshops Exploring the spectrum: sculpture in light and space
    Feb 14 10:30am – 3:30pm A workshop for adults with Vivien Lightfoot, Gallery educator, to build light sculptures inspired by James Turrell's contemplative exploration of the colour spectrum.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $35, $30 members/concession (includes materials)
  6. NGA Contemporary | Assisted Descriptive tour of NGA Contemporary
    Feb 14 2:30pm – 3:30pm Descriptive tour for people who are blind or have low vision.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  7. Impressions of Paris | Talks and Lectures Drawing from life: social comment through cartoons and drawings
    Feb 19 6:00pm Geoff Pryor, cartoonist for The Saturday Paper, and formerly for The Canberra Times, reflects on work and assignments outside his role as political cartoonist.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : Free
  8. Permanent collection | Members Bug busters: a mini members event
    Feb 21 10:15am (ages 4-8, to be accompanied) Come and bust bugs hiding in the Sculpture Garden with Ben Boyd, Entomologist, CSIRO, and Lisa Addison, Preventive Conservator, NGA, followed by tasty treats.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $25 mini members, $35 child guests
  9. Permanent collection | Kids and family Eye See ART access event
    Feb 22 1:00pm – 3:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Enjoy this 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
  10. NGA Contemporary | Assisted Sign-interpreted tour of NGA Contemporary
    Feb 22 2:30pm Auslan sign-interpreted tour introducing the new NGA Contemporary gallery on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  11. Permanent collection | Members Members book club
    Feb 24 10:30am Join the members book club and engage with literary themes around art. This season's book is Hanging man: The arrest of Ai Weiwei by Barnaby Martin.
    Venue: NGA Shop
    Price : Tickets: $12, members only (includes morning tea)
  12. Alive and spirited | Kids and family Tales for the very young
    Feb 26 10:30am – 11:30am (ages 3-5, to be accompanied) Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, leads an interactive, story-based experience within the exhibition Alive and spirited.
    Venue: Childrens Gallery
    Price : $7, $5 child members, free for accompanying adults