What's on

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Jun 2

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Indigenous art | Talks and lectures

The Aboriginal Memorial and memory with Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art .

Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jun 3

Artist talk: Fiona Hall

12:45pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Talks and lectures

Fiona Hall, Meg Absolon, Objects Conservator, and Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Art, discuss the artist's practice and behind the scenes of the Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time exhibition.

Venue: Temporary Exhibition Foyer
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jun 4

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 5

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 9

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and lectures

Fiona Hall and the Venice Biennale with Con Nikolakopoulos, Gallery guide.

Price : Free (bookings essential)

Jun 11

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 12

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 13

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 14

Out of the box

12:45pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Talks and Lectures

Join Assistant Curator Simeran Maxwell and examine how different artists approach the idea of vice. View works of art from the collection on the theme of the seven deadly sins.

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

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Jun 16

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Talks and Lectures

David Hansen discusses the work of Fiona Hall with an emphasis on her use of bank notes.

Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jun 18

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 19

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative workshops in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 25

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 25

Sepik masks

2:00pm

Pacific art | Talks and lectures

Laurie Bragge, a former Patrol Officer 'Kiap', who conducted an exploratory patrol expedition with David Attenborough into the headwaters of Papua New Guinea's Salumei and April Rivers, PNG, in 1971, will discuss the adventure and the gifted artworks with Crispin Howarth, Curator, Pacific art.

Venue: Small Theatre
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 26

Create Space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jun 30

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Be illuminated by Tiffany lamps with Beatrice Thompson, Decorative Arts.

Venue: International galleries
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 2

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 3

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 4

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 5

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 6

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display.Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 7

Create space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 8

Create space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 9

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 10

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 11

Create space

10:01am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 12

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 12

Out of the box

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Pacific art | Talks and Lectures

Pacific Arts curator Crispin Howarth introduces the Fellows Collection of Massim art 1892-1900. This unique collection reveals the history of the people of Kiriwina, located in Papua New Guinea's Trobriand Islands, during the late 19th century.

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

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Jul 13

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 14

Create space

10:00am – 3:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 14

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks, tours or art making sessions. Culture with time to spare.

Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 15

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 16

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 17

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 21

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks, tours or art making sessions. Culture with time to spare.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 23

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 24

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 28

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Join Cara Kirkwood for an Indigenous perspective on Australian art.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 30

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Jul 30

Artist talk

2:00pm

Special event | Talks and Lectures

Ramesh Nithiyendran discusses his new work, currently on display in the NGA foyer.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Jul 31

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Aug 4

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Surrealism, Max Ernst and tribal art with Pamela Walker.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 6

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Aug 7

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Aug 9

Out of the box

12:45pm

| Talks and Lectures

Australian Prints and Drawings curator Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax explores how artists have experimented with cartographic imagery. These alternative maps can provide external orientation, reveal hidden relationships, or lead us off the beaten path.

Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 11

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Indigenous art | Talks and Lectures

Derek O'Connor talks about Dutch American abstract expressionist artist, Willem de Kooning.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 11

Book launch

6:00pm

Special event | NGA shop event

Dominic Smith talks about his new book, The last painting of Sara de Vos currently on the New York Times bestseller list, which tells of a painting linking a 17th century Dutch painter with a modern day art historian and sometime forger.

Venue: NGA Shop
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 13

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: Check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Aug 13

Artist talk

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Mike Parr discusses his artistic practice, spanning over 40 years.

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

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Aug 14

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Aug 17

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 The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith.

Venue: meet in the NGA shop
Price : $15 members, $18 guests

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Aug 18

Art for lunch

12:45pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

An insight into working with Mike Parr over the course of his 30-year career with Roger Butler.

Venue: Collection Study Room
Price : Free

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Aug 20

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Aug 20

Meet the maker

11:00am

Australian art | Members

Be inspired by the daily rituals of Canberra-based sculptor and designer, Dan Lorrimer, in his studio in Mitchell for a one-hour artist talk and studio tour.

Venue: Off site
Price : $15 NGA members only

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Aug 20

Curator's tour

2:00pm

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Talks and Lectures

Elspeth Pitt, curator of Mike Parr: Foreign Looking, gives a tour of the exhibition.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free

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Aug 21

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Aug 25

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Learn about Southeast Asian Buddhist art with Emily Stewart.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 27

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)

Aug 28

Create space

10:00am – 4:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Enjoy drop-in creative activities in gallery spaces inspired by works of art on display. Talk to our staff for more information.

Venue: check location at the main desk
Price : Free (no booking required)