What's on

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Jan 19

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Memoirs of the Duc de Saint Simon with Michael Carr.

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

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Jan 21

Paws for Art

9:00am – 11:30am

Versailles | Kids and family

It's doggy day at the NGA

Plenty of fun all morning so dress up your furry best friend, bring the family down to the Sculpture Garden and step into the world of Versailles. Photo booth, picnic curator talks, best dressed comp, art activities + parade.

Venue: Sculpture Garden
Price : Free

Bookings: More info

Feb 2

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Versailles and the Australian experience with Sheona White.

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, $30 under 30

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Feb 9

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Chateau of spectacle: the performing arts and Versailles with Jess Ausserlechner.

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

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Feb 16

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Staying alive: health ramifications at Versailles with Frances Wild.

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 23

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Frank Stella’s groundbreaking prints with Jane Kinsman.

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

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Feb 28

NGA Book Club

10:30am

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Booked Out

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.

Mar 2

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Bernini and the King's forehead with Robert Wellington.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
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. More info + Registrations now open

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre