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Friday 28 February 2014
Saturday 1, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 March 2014


Art-making activities are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled due to poor weather. Other parts of the event may be moved inside. Please check here for updates.


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Experience the National Gallery of Australia after dark during the Enlighten festival.
See the Gallery illuminated with spectacular projections of works of art and enjoy late openings of Gold and the Incas and selected galleries on Friday and Saturday nights during Enlighten.

Friday 7 & Saturday 8 March
6pm until late

A free National Gallery of Australia community event in association with the Gallery's summer exhibition, Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru, and the ACT Government's Enlighten festival.

Join us for a colourful fiesta of art, dance and live music, as the lawns of the National Gallery of Australia are transformed into a celebration of the sights, sounds and tastes of Latin America. Try delicious Peruvian-inspired food and drinks while 6-piece band Tigramuna spice up the party with their award-winning blend of South American music. Enjoy dance displays by Te Amo Peru, roving performers, art-making activities for all ages. Followed by free late-night film screenings at 9.30pm – on Friday, The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and on Saturday, the fascinating foodie documentary Peru Sabe: cuisine as an agent of social change (2012).


Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru
Friday 28 February and 1, 7 & 8 March
5 – 9pm

Enjoy an after-hours viewing of the National Gallery of Australia's spectacular blockbuster exhibition showcasing the splendour and beauty of ancient Peru. Exhibition ticket required. Book now at Ticketek or 1300 795 012.

Illuminations: short talks about art
Friday 7 & 8 March
6.30 – 8pm

Gallery guides focus on works of art in the International Art and Asian Art galleries, which are open after hours until 10pm. Free.

Free film screenings
Friday 7 March

Journey through the epic landscapes of Latin America in The Motorcycle Diaries (2004).

Saturday 8 March

Enjoy the fascinating foodie documentary Peru Sabe: cuisine as an agent of social change (2012).


Enjoy a Latin-American inspired Fiesta on the lawns of the Australian Garden. Roving performers from the Fool Factory, food and beverages to purchase, and free art-making activities for the whole family. Plus a live performance program featuring:

Tigramuna: Spicy urban Latin music

A stunning presentation of contemporary South American urban music exploring the rhythms of Latin America, while capturing the vast cultural and musical diversity of this amazing continent. Led by Carlos Villenueva, the group perform Andean flute, guitar, bass, saxophone, drums and local percussion to bring the sounds of South America to life.

6-piece band Tigramuna

TeAmo Peru: Peruvian dance troupe

Te Amo Peru is Australia's premier Peruvian folk dance group and will perform dances from throughout Peru, both traditional and contemporary.

Dance troupe Te Amo Peru


(banner image): Photograph © McKay Savage / Wikimedia Commons