What's on

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Feb 17

Curator's conversation

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Take a closer look at celebrated Australian artist Tom Roberts, with exhibition curator Dr Anna Gray and the ABC's Virginia Haussegger, journalist, author and media commentator.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Feb 20

Curator's tour

2:00pm – 3:00pm

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The last temptation | Tours

Join Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture post 1920, for a unique perspective on The last temptation: the art of Ken + Julia Yonetani.

Venue: NGA Contemporary
Price : Free

Feb 24

Artists abroad

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and lectures

Explore European influences in Roberts' art and the phenomenon of Australian artists travelling abroad with Roger Benjamin, Professor of Art History, University of Sydney, Dr Emma Kindred, Assistant Curator, Australian Art, NGA and Alison Inglis, Associate Professor, Art History, University of Melbourne.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Mar 4

Experience Enlighten at NGA

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Special event | Highlights

Experience Enlighten at the NGA's two great locations. See exciting contemporary art by Japanese and Australian artists Ken + Julia Yonetani at NGA Contemporary by the lake, then head up to Parkes Place to view the Yonetanis' stunning projections.

Venue: NGA Contemporary by the lake and Parkes Place
Price : Free

Mar 5

Experience Enlighten at NGA

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Special event | Highlights

Experience Enlighten at the NGA's two great locations. See exciting contemporary art by Japanese and Australian artists Ken + Julia Yonetani at NGA Contemporary by the lake, then head up to Parkes Place to view the Yonetanis' stunning projections.

Venue: NGA Contemporary by the lake and Parkes Place
Price : Free

Mar 6

Alleged dances

2:00pm

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Special event | Performances Australian String Quartet national tour 2016

The Australian String Quartet performs Beethoven's op 18 no 6, a breakthrough work, and with guest percussionist Claire Edwards a new commission by Matthew Hindson, the work of American minimalist John Adams, and the luscious first quartet of Robert Schumann.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $75, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 under 30 years

Mar 9

Conversations on Tom Roberts

6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Tom Roberts | Talks and Lectures Roberts today

Our panel examines the powerful story of Australian identity told in the art of Tom Roberts. Featuring Dianne Jones, photo-media artist, Katina Davidson, 2015 Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Fellow, Tony Bennett, Research Professor in Social and Cultural Theory, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, and Simeran Maxwell, Assistant Curator, Tom Roberts, NGA. Auslan sign interpreted.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $25, $22.50 concession, $20 members

Mar 11

Enlighten

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Special event | Viewings

Experience Enlighten at the NGA's two great locations. See exciting contemporary art by Japanese and Australian artists Ken + Julia Yonetani at NGA Contemporary by the lake, then head up to Parkes Place to view the Yonetanis' stunning projections.

Venue: NGA Contemporary by the lake and Parkes Place
Price : Free

Mar 12

Enlighten

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Special event | Viewings

Experience Enlighten at the NGA's two great locations. See exciting contemporary art by Japanese and Australian artists Ken + Julia Yonetani at NGA Contemporary by the lake, then head up to Parkes Place to view the Yonetanis' stunning projections.

Venue: NGA Contemporary by the lake and Parkes Place

Mar 19

Picture perfect: Dressing Tom Roberts' sitters

2:00pm

Tom Roberts | Talks and Lectures

Curators Dr Emma Kindred, Australian Art, NGA and Eleni Holloway, Australian War Memorial, discuss Victorian and Edwardian fashions in the art of Tom Roberts.

Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Price : Exhibition ticket required

Mar 24

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Australian art | Talks and Lectures

eX de Medici and Gloria Grady discuss their collaboration on Shotgun wedding.

Venue: Australian galleries
Price : Free

Mar 31

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Australian art | Talks and Lectures

Join Katie Russell for a discussion about the creative partnership between Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner

Venue: Collection Study Room
Price : Free

Apr 7

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Australian art | Talks and Lectures

Join Gordon Darling intern, Hannah Hutchison when she discusses 'Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack: from the archive'.

Venue: CSR
Price : Free

May 3

Contemporary Asian art

12:45pm – 1:00pm

Asian art | Talks and Lectures

Dr Chaitanya Sambrani, Senior Lecturer, School of Art, Australian National University, introduces the new exhibition of contemporary Asian art.

Venue: Asian galleries
Price : Free

May 12

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Australian art | Talks and Lectures

Lara Nicholls discusses Australian artists living in France.

Venue: Australian galleries
Price : Free