What's on

Book Online or tel 02 6240 6701 (Mon–Fri) or via the NGA front desk


Aug 5

Art and dementia: Friday with a friend

10:30am – 11:30am

Permanent collection | Assisted

Join an engaging tour of works of art from the collection designed to connect participants in a shared intellectual activity through personal insights, interpretation, art history and memories. Call (02) 6240 6632 or Email for more info.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 6

Descriptive tour

2:30pm

Australian art | Assisted

A tour of Australian Art for people who are blind or with low vision. Email for more info.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 7

How to look at paint

2:30pm

Australian art | Assisted

An Auslan sign-interpreted tour of Australian Art for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Email for more info.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Aug 8

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Tours

Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the NGA cafe before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 NGA members/concession

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Aug 12

stART with art

10:30am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

(ages 2-5)

Enjoy creative art activities inspired by our national collection, join Gallery educators on an interactive art tour for young children, and finish with an art-inspired live music concert.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12 child, $10 child members, includes materials (free for accompanying adults)

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Aug 12

Mystery tour

5:30pm

Permanent collection | Members

A Members's event. Take a chance and join us for a cocktail followed by a tour into the unknown.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $30 NGA members, $35 guests

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Aug 17

Little look at ART

10:00am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Kids and family

Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies (ages 0-1), followed by coffee and muffins.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 NGA members/concession

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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: Temporary Exhibition Foyer
Price : Free

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Aug 25

Coffee with the curator

9:30am

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking | Members

Join Roger Butler, Senior Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings & Illustrated Books, and Assistant Curator Elspeth Pitt, for coffee and cake in the Members Lounge, followed by a tour of Mike Parr: Foreign Looking exhibition.

Venue: venue TBC
Price : $20 NGA members only

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Aug 29

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

Permanent collection | Tours

Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the NGA cafe before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 NGA members/concession

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