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detail: Helen Frankenthaler 'Madame Butterfly' 2000, colour woodcut, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002. Part of the Frankenthaler exhibition
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Exhibitions and events
For event bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 6240 6504. Events are in the James O Fairfax Theatre unless otherwise advised
Multicultural Film Festival
Windows on Europe
Prepare yourself for a cinematic trip around Europe. The 2006 Multicultural Film Festival delivers comedy, political comment and social drama from Europe’s hottest young filmmakers. Presented in collaboration with the Tradies Multicultural Festival and the European Union.
$7 National Gallery of Australia Members/Concessions/Multicultural Film Festival card holders :: $10 others Bookings essential
Monday 13 February
Song for a raggy boy
Tuesday 14 February
Menolippu Mombassaan [One-way ticket to Mombasa]
Against the grain
the woodcuts of Helen Frankenthaler
26 November 2005 – 5 February 2006
Against the grain features a selection of woodcuts which are notable for their scale, colour and textural qualities, along with printmaking elements used to make them. The works are all drawn from the Kenneth Tyler Print Collection.
Thursday 2 February 12.45pm
Exhibition curator Jaklyn Babington discusses selected exhibition works and Frankenthaler’s collaboration with Tyler Graphics. Orde Poynton Gallery
detail: Otto Dix 'Verwundeter (Herbst 1916, Bapaume) [Wounded soldier – Autumn 1916, Bapaume]' 1924 etching, aquatint, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, The Poynton Bequest 2003 © Otto Dix, Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
War: the prints of Otto Dix
17 December 2005 – 30 April 2006
War: the prints of Otto Dix Showcases Dix’s war portfolio Der Krieg of 1924, a collection of 51 acquatint etchings. Consciously modeled on Goya’s equally famous and devastating Los desastres de la Guerra ( The distasters of war), the portfolio captures Dix’s horror of, and fascination with, the experience of war in a work that has been described as one of the most powerful anti-war statements in modern art.
Thursday 9 February 12.45pm
“An artist at war” Mark Henshaw discusses Otto Dix’s horror and fascination with war
Crescent Moon: Islamic Art & Civilisation in Southeast Asia
24 February – 28 May 2006
The exhibition reveals the sophistication and splendour of the Islamic courts in the archipelago. Royal heirlooms recall a glorious past when wealthy courts, enriched by the spice trade, competed to demonstrate divine blessings through earthly power and material luxury. Lavish ceremonies of the life cycle, such as circumcisions, weddings and funerals, were testimonies of faith and power when displays of fine gold and silver royal regalia and invincible weapons of state, encrusted in precious stones, dazzled the audience.
Sunday 26 February 10.30am
Join textile conservator Micheline Ford for tour of the Conservation Laboratories
Sunday 26 February 2pm
Auslan sign-interpreted tour of the exhibition
Bookings essential +61 2 6240 6519
Constable: impressions of land,sea and sky
3 March – 12 June 2006
John Constable (1776–1837) is one of the foremost English landscape painters, renowned for his ‘pure and unaffected representation of nature’. This exhibition will provide an opportunity to see around 100 works by Constable, including Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds 1822-23, A boat passing a lock 1826 and The Vale of Dedham 1827–28, as well as many of his remarkable cloud and sea studies.
The F!nk candelabra
The F!nk candelabra is a result of the collaborative efforts between Sean Booth and Robert Foster. This unique product provides flexibility and versatility as you can add up to seven arms on the stem to create numerous lighting configurations. The candelabra has a stainless steel stem with a base and arms of anodised aluminium. Sold as a pair with two arms $165. Additional arms can be added and purchased separately for $55.
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The art of events
The National Gallery of Australia caters for corporate events and private functions. Weddings are a specialty. Choose from a selection of venues ranging from the intimate Sculpture Garden Restaurant on the shores of the tranquil reed pond through the to the main foyer and exhibitions foyer perfect for a unique cocktail events, the James O Fairfax Theatre plus the roof top lounge and to the spectacular views from the members lounge. We have venue for your event.
To book phone +61 2 6240 6711 or email email@example.com
Conservation at the National Gallery of Australia
detail: Malay people Purse, 19th century, Indonesia, silk, mirror, gold thread cotton lining, Acquired through gift and purchase from the Collection of Robert J Holmgren and Anita Spertus, New York, 2000