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Mar 30

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Versailles tapestries with Beatrice Thompson.

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

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Apr 6

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Australian Art | Talks and Lectures

Big words - the art and language of Rose Nolan's practice with Lara Nichols.

Venue: Australian art galleries
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Apr 8

Versailles’ Petit Trianon: A queen’s retreat

11:00am

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Simeran Maxwell, NGA Assistant Curator of International Paintings and Sculpture, speaks about Marie-Antoinette’s obsession with pastoral life at the Petit Trianon.

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

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Apr 8

The fall of the house of Versailles

2:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Join Roland Peelman, Canberra International Music Festival Director, for a talk and mini-recital of JL Dussek’s The sufferings of the Queen of France, depicting Marie-Antoinette’s imprisonment and execution in 1793.

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

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Apr 11

Out of the box: The prints and drawings of French-American sculptor, Louise Bourgeois

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Join Sally Foster, Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books for a special viewing of works on paper by Louise Bourgeois.

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

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Apr 13

Art for lunch: Madame de Pompadour

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Adriane Boag speaks about Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour.

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

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Apr 20

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Frank Stella | Talks and Lectures

Collage and reuse in Frank Stella's prints with Alice Desmond.

Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Apr 25

Australian civilian women’s poetry of the Great War

11:00am – 12:00pm

Artists of the Great War | Performances

Anzac Day

A poetry recital by the Australian National University Theatre Society and floor talk. The unspoken bereavement and conflicting moral sentiments felt by women at this time are an important part of our history.

Venue: Australian galleries
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Apr 27

Art for lunch: Australia’s first war artist

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Artists of the Great War | Talks and Lectures

David Hansen, Associate Professor, Australian National University and curator of the Artists of the Great War exhibition, discusses the life and work of Will Dyson.

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

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May 11

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Perspectives on guiding with NGA guides to celebrate Volunteer's Week.

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

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May 18

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

A focus on the East Asian collection.

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

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May 25

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Freedom fighters with Mirah Lambert.

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

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May 26

NIAT III Artist talks

11:30am – 4:00pm

NIAT 2017 | Talks and Lectures

Join artists from NIAT III as they discuss their work in relation to the 1967 Referendum and other significant periods of resistance within the Australian context.

Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Price : Free (no bookings required)

May 26

The 67 Referendum: In conversation

6:00pm – 8:30pm

NIAT 2017 | Talks and Lectures

Richard Bell, Dr Gary Foley and Judy Watson discuss and reflect the truths, powers, misnomers and setbacks throughout the span of the Referendum and up until now. Glass of wine on arrival included.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $20, $15 NGA members/concession

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May 27

NIAT III Artist talks

10:00am – 4:30pm

NIAT 2017 | Talks and Lectures

Join artists from NIAT III as they discuss their work in relation to the 1967 Referendum and other significant periods of resistance within the Australian context.

Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Price : Free (no bookings required)