Gold and
the Incas
Lost worlds of Peru:

Want to learn more about the Incas and the ancient cultures of Peru? Or want to bring the whole family along for a fun-filled day at the National Gallery of Australia?

There is something for everyone at Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru, with a selection of packages offered in conjunction with the exhibition, available through Ticketek.

Introduction Session
An informative introduction to Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru by a Gallery staff member prior to an exclusive after hours exhibition viewing. Tuesday Evenings (4 Feb – 11 Mar 2014).

Family Joint Ticket
Combined Family* ticket offer:
$95 For both Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru and Questacon's Measure Island (running concurrently) – an overall saving of $30 for both exhibitions! Tickets do not need to be used on the same day. Tickets only available through Ticketek or at the NGA Information desk.
*Two adults and three children

Win a trip for two adults* to Peru with Chimu Adventures valued at $25,000 to enjoy a land of contrasts and a country brimming with culture, legend, folklore and fascination. All Gold and the Incas ticket holders are eligible to enter the draw as you exit the exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. 
*Terms and conditions apply

Visit the exhibition website to book a package and for additional exhibition information.


(cover + banner image) FRÍAS style Alto Piura, Frías Valley 200-600 AD Ear ornament in the form of a bird, gold and chrysocolla, Museo Oro del Perú, Lima, Photograph: Daniel Giannoni.

Chandon Sculpture Bar

Thursday 16 January 5pm

Now open every Thursday evening throughout summer in the National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Garden.

Enjoy a range of Peruvian-inspired food and drinks and relax to the tunes of Canberra's best DJs.

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(banner image) Fujiko Nakaya Foggy wake in a desert: An ecosphere 1982 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra,
Purchased 1977 © Fujiko Nakaya

Sculpture Garden Restaurant

Relax in the National Gallery of Australia's intriguing and playful Sculpture Garden Restaurant, styled by internationally renowned interior stylist Megan Morton for Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru exhibition.

Suitable for the whole family, guests are invited to experience the Peruvian-inspired menu and to enjoy the treasures sourced by Megan Morton, in the surrounds of the Sculpture Garden on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Fully Licensed.

Gold and the Incas Ticket Packages are also available through Ticketek.

Tickets + Breakfast
Relax with a Peruvian styled breakfast in the Sculpture Garden Restaurant. Sat & Sun from 8.30am

Tickets + Lunch
Enjoy a Peruvian inspired lunch in the Sculpture Garden Restaurant before or after viewing the exhibition. Wednesday to Sunday (either 12pm lunch with morning exhibition entry or 2pm lunch with afternoon exhibition entry).


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Wed - Sun from 12pm

Sat & Sun from 8am

For reservations: (02) 6240 6660.

Members news
Members events

Chocolate and Churros
> Thursday 30 January, 8.30am
> Saturday 8 March, 8.30am

Enjoy an exclusive early morning viewing of Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru, followed by hot chocolate and Spanish doughnuts.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price: $45 members, $55 guests (includes exhibition entry)
Bookings essential.

Peruvian Pisco Sour Evening
> Saturday 1 February, 6pm

Dig out your gold and slip on your silk to discover the brilliance and rituals of the lost worlds of Peru. View Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru until 7pm, then settle in for an evening of traditional Peruvian food and drink in the relaxed Sculpture Garden Restaurant.

Venue: Sculpture Garden Restaurant
Price: $75 members, $85 guests (includes exhibition entry) Bookings essential.

Members Curators Dinner
> Friday 21 February, 6pm

Join Christine Dixon, Senior Curator, International Art and curator of Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru, for an exclusive introduction and viewing followed by a three-course Peruvian feast and entertainment

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price: $190 members, $200 guests (includes exhibition entry)
Bookings essential.

Members Book Club
> Thursday 26 February, 10.30am

Engage with art and culture as part of the Members Book Club. This season's book is Mary Dearborn's Peggy Guggenheim: mistress of modernism. NGA Shop: 20% off this title for participants. Facilitated by Claudia Hyles.

Venue: NGA Shop
Price: $12 members
Bookings essential.


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Jewels of Peru
> Tuesday 18 March, 4.30pm

Join Dr Ximena Briceno, expert in pre-Columbian metal techniques, to unravel the secrets of Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru, followed by champagne and canapés.

Venue: Members Lounge
Price: $55 members, $65 guests (includes exhibition entry)
Bookings essential.

(image above) CHIMÚ culture North 1100 – 1470 AD Pair of ear ornaments Museo Larco, Lima Photograph: Museo Larco

Magazine subscription offer

ICON Magazine is a new, national arts magazine featuring in-depth stories and beautiful photographs from Australia's iconic art galleries and cultural institutions.

They are offering National Gallery of Australia Members 10% off all ICON Magazine subscriptions.

Visit their website and enter the coupon code fr/mem2013 when prompted to redeem your discount. You can use this coupon multiple times, for example as gift subscriptions to your friends and family.


During the school holidays lots of family activities and other great events are scheduled - make sure you book early to avoid missing out!

There is a series of fun and educational activities for kids from game creation workshops, storytelling, toy-making to creative meditation!

View the full 2014 Summer Calendar



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Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix
Last days!
Last chance to see Lichtenstein!

Closes 27 January 2014

Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix closes at the end of the month so be sure to visit while you can!

Roy Lichtenstein's name is synonymous with Pop art. His works stand today as icons of America during the 1960s and 1970s, with his characteristic comic-strip, benday dot imagery having entered the collective subconscious as an instantly recognisable graphic aesthetic. 

The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Gallery's collection of almost 300 Lichtenstein prints and multiples. In addition to works quintessentially 'product Lichtenstein' in their look , the exhibition also features a group of eight woodcuts, a lithograph and an etching produced between 1949 and 1956, representing the artist's earliest experiments in print.


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Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix is on display in the Project and Orde Poynton Galleries until 27 January 2014. It is then set to travel Asia later in the year.


(banner image) Roy Lichtenstein Two nudes1994 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Licensed by Viscopy


New South Wales

Bodywork: Australian Jewellery 1970–2012 | Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie NSW, until 2 February 2014

South Australia

Bodywork: Australian Jewellery 1970–2012 | Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Port Pirie, SA, from 28 February until 2 May 2014


Carol Jerrems Photographic Artist | Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Inveresk, Launceston TAS from 7 February until 23 March 2014


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Capital and country: the Federation years 1900–1914 | Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat VIC until 19 January 2014

(image) Carol Jerrems, Evonne Goolagong 1973, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Mrs Joy Jerrems 1981 © Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrem