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  1. Special events | Talks & Lectures 8th Australian Print Symposium
    Commences May 1 - May 3 10:00am – 4:30pm The Known World Academics, artists and curators explore the inter-disciplinary nature of the print, its relation to the arts and sciences, revival of analogue technologies and the rise of digital print practices. More info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $350, $290 members/concession, $160 students
  2. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    May 1 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend A tour for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  3. James Turrell | Tours Assisted tour
    May 5 9:00am – 10:00am Access viewing of James Turrell: a retrospective for people with a disability and their carers
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  4. James Turrell | Talks & Lectures Televisions and Turrell
    May 5 12:45pm Simeran Maxwell, Assistant Curator for James Turrell: A Retrospective, speaks about Turrell's Magnetron series, including his playfully titled work Bullwinkle.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  5. Always & forever | Talks & Lectures Curator's perspective: Ephemeral/Everlasting
    May 7 12:45pm – 1:15pm Elspeth Pitt, Assistant Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, discusses works by Minna Gilligan and Marian Tubbs and considers how the digital domain has transformed print practices.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : Free
  6. Permanent collection | Kids & family stART with art
    May 8 10:30am – 12:00pm (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)
  7. Special events | Performances Canberra International Music Festival 2015 presents
    May 8 3:30pm – 5:00pm Being and Time: Barbara Blackman's festival blessing A conversation with Andrew Ford, ABC Music Show broadcaster, artist Imants Tillers and composer Rosalind Page. CIMF musicians perform Page's Being and Time l, ll and lll
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $55, $50 concession
    Booking: Book here
  8. Permanent collection | Members Mini members: Fancy dress screening
    May 9 10:30am (all ages, children to be accompanied) Put on your royal fancy dress and celebrate the opening of Little threads: children's clothes from Asia with a screening of A little princess (1995, G, 97 mins).
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $10 members, $15 guests (prices for children and adults)
  9. James Turrell | Performances Contemporary dance: Fortuity
    May 9 11:00am (repeated at 1.00 pm) Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, Mirramu Dance Company and guest artists celebrate fifty years of contemporary dance in Australia with fortuitous micro performances incorporating historic repertoire and new site-specific responsive works in the Gallery
    Venue: Level 1 Foyer
    Price : Free
  10. Special events | Performances Canberra International Music Festival 2015 presents
    May 10 1:00pm – 3:00pm A World of Glass A program of the music of Philip Glass, composer of the opera Einstein on the Beach; performed by Ensemble Offspring.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $55, $50 concession
    Booking: Book here
  11. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    May 11 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  12. Permanent collection | Kids & family A little look at ART
    May 20 10:00am – 12:00pm (ages 0-1 and parents/carers) Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies. Followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  13. James Turrell | Members Breakfast on the rise
    May 21 6:45am Booked Out Start the day watching the sunrise from within James Turrell's sculpture Within without, followed by a hot breakfast in the Members Lounge.
  14. Children's exhibition | Talks & Lectures Curator's perspective
    May 21 12:45pm Join Melanie Eastburn, Curator Asian Art as she explores the world of children's costume
    Venue: Children's Gallery
    Price : Free
  15. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    May 25 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  16. | Members Members book club
    May 27 10:30am The book club provides an opportunity to engage with literary themes around art. This season's book is Spiral Jetta: a road trip through the land art of the American west by Erin Hogan.
    Venue: Book shop
    Price : $15 members, $18 guests
  17. Permanent collection | Kids & family Tales for the very young
    May 28 10:30am – 11:30am ages 3-5, to be accompanied Join Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, for an interactive story- based experience in the Australian Colonial galleries
    Venue: Australian galleries
    Price : $7, $5 child members
  18. James Turrell | Performances Northern lights
    May 30 6:00pm – 7:30pm (repeated Sunday 31 May) A concert evoking nature's most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis The Gryffin Ensemble performs original music composed by Michael Sollis, in collaboration with Australia's leading astronomer Fred Watson
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $45, $40 members/concession, $25 under 30, $10 under 16
  19. James Turrell | Performances Northern lights
    May 31 2:00pm – 3:30pm A concert evoking nature's most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis The Gryffin Ensemble performs original music composed by Michael Sollis, in collaboration with Australia's leading astronomer Fred Watson.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $45, $40 members/concession, $25 under 30, $10 under 16