Nude Tours of James Turrell: A Retrospective with Stuart Ringholt


Wednesday 1 April, 5.30 pm

Thursday 2 April, 7.00 am and 7.30 pm




$30 / $20 members and concession
18+ only

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Join artist Stuart Ringholt on a naked tour of this extraordinary exhibition followed by refreshments in Gandel hall.
Over 18 years only.

Before proceeding to book your tickets please note the following information:

  1. Only naked people 18 years and over may participate.
  2. Participants will arrive and leave clothed.
  3. The tour will be led by Stuart Ringholt through the exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective.
  4. The tour will commence in Gandel Hall with a briefing before disrobing and cloaking of garments and personal items.
  5. Participants may be visible from certain points outside the gallery as they walk together between the exhibition and Gandel Hall.
  6. The tour concludes with refreshments in Gandel Hall, coffee and tea for morning sessions and a glass of wine or beer for the evening session.
  7. Participants will gather their clothing and effects and dress at the conclusion of the program before leaving the gallery.
  8. Normal National Gallery of Australia security including CCTV will be in place for the tour.
  9. National Gallery of Australia staff will be in attendance during the program. All staff will be fully dressed throughout the duration of the tour.

Photography / Video

  1. Official Photography and video will only be taken during the first tour on Wednesday 1 April at 5.30 pm.
  2. The two subsequent tours on Thursday 2 April there will be no photography permitted.
  3. No private photography will be permitted on any tour.
  4. Images and video during the first tour will only be taken under the condition participants appearing in the subsequent imagery have given full consent.

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Thank you for your interest in the program.

Stuart Ringholt was born in Perth in 1971, Stuart Ringholt lives and works in Melbourne. His work takes many forms, from performance, video and sculpture to collaborative workshops, and is characterised by a resolute sense of art as a social enterprise. Personal and social themes such as fear and embarrassment are often presented through absurd situations or amateur self-help environments, including naturist gallery tours, anger workshops and participatory performance works.

Other works involve the transformation of the found object and popular media imagery that meaningfully interrogate and impact on the original.

Stuart Ringholt Preceded by a tour of the show by artist Stuart Ringholt, 6-8pm. (The artist will be naked. Those who wish to join the tour must also be naked. Adults Only.) 2011-ongoing (detail)

Artist talk, MCA Sydney
Pictured: Robert Owen, Sunrise #3 2006
Photo: Christo Crocker Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane