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Dec 10

Love, sex and death at the court of Versailles

11:00am – 12:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Join NGA Director Gerard Vaughan for unique insights into this exciting exhibition from Versailles.

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

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Dec 10

Versailles and the French Golden Age

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

The accession of Louis XIV and the support of his able minister Colbert stimulated the arts at first, but policies of centralisation and the increasing mobilisation of art in the service of royal prestige proved in the end inimical to artistic inspiration. Join Christopher Allen from The Australian, for a unique perspective on the Palace of Versailles.

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

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Jan 14

Mythology, antiquity and absolute power: Sculpture at Versailles

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

With Lucina Ward, Senior Curator, International art.

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

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Jan 19

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

An introduction to the Memoirs of the Duc de Saint Simon, the ultimate insider's story of life at Versailles from 1675-1723, with Michael Carr.

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

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Jan 26

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 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 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 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 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 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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Mar 2

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

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

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

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Mar 10

Meet the maker

4:00pm

Versailles | Members

Join Hugh Withycombe, fine-stringed instrument maker, in his studio for a studio tour and artist talk on instrument making in the 18th-century France.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $15 members only

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Commences Mar 17 - Mar 18

Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles

9:00am – 5:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

A two-day conference exploring the lives of past people and objects and the living culture of Versailles today.

Venue: Gandel Hall

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