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top image detail: Michael Riley 'Untitled [cow]', from the series 'cloud' taken 2000, printed 2005 Pigmented prints, ultrachrome chromogenic inks on Ilford Gallery Pearl photographic paper, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Part of the Michael Riley exhibition
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Events and exhibitions
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.
View the full calendar of events online at nga.gov.au/Calendar.
Tuesday 18 July 12.45pm
With Dr Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture. Exhibition ticket required.
Workshop: Making me
Wednesday 19 July 10.30am–12.30pm (ages 8–12)
Create a self-portrait on canvasboards using imagery from self-portraits by famous artists. $20; $15 members. Bookings essential.
'This time and this place'
Wednesday 19 July 2–4pm (ages 12–15)
Construct a layered multi-canvasboard image, inspired by Imants Tillers, incorporating maps, place names and images from the national collection. $20; $15 members. Bookings essential.
Floortalk: 'Impossible to ignore: Imants Tillers'
Tuesday 25 July 12.45pm
engagement with Aboriginal art' Professor Howard Morphy, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Australian National University. Exhibition ticket required.
Early morning viewing
Sunday 30 July 8.30am
Join voluntary guides for a tour of the exhibition followed by morning tea in the members' lounge $20 members and thier guests (includes exhibition entry) Bookings essential
Wednesday 19 July 12.45pm
Brenda L Croft, Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Exhibition ticket required.
Screening: 'One Night the Moon'
Sunday 23 July 2pm
35mm film, 2000, 55 min
James O Fairfax Theatre.
detail: Michael Riley one of the archivally-processed silver-gelatin prints, handtoned in Agfa Viradon brown, included in the 15-print box set available at the NGA shop. 16.5 x 25.5 cm
Michael Riley at the Gallery shop
In conjunction with Michael Riley: sights unseen Stills Gallery has released a special edition of the Sacrifice series as a boxed set, on behalf of The Michael Riley Foundation.
Riley produced this series of 15 photographs in 1992, and initiated this edition before his death. The series marks his move into a more symbolic expression (after working in a black and white documentary and portraiture tradition), which continued with two later series flyblown, 1998 and cloud, 2000.
The sets are available for sale through the Gallery shop. Please call 1800 808 337 for further information.
all Riley images © Michael Riley, Licensed by The Michael Riley Foundation and VISCOPY, Australia.
gantz : : evacuating the self
sunday : : july 30 : : 2pm
artist and anime expert philip brophy [melbourne] discusses the edgy existential tone, teen angst and visual style of gantz , its relationship with neon genesis evangelion and its innovative use of computer graphics [includes a gantz screening]
all sessions free : : bookings essential : : 02 6240 6504
james o fairfax theatre : : national gallery of australia : : parkes place canberra
James Rosenquist 'skull snap' from the 'Welcome to the water planet' series 1989, colour pressed paper pulp with lithographic collage, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia © James Rosenquist. Licensed by VAGA & VISCOPY, Australia
'American visions: The empire of signs'
Friday 28 July 12.45pm
Written and presented by Robert Hughes, Featuring James Rosenquist, Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Andy Warhol and others. Produced and directed by Julia Cave. U-matic video, 1996, 55 min.
detail: Imants Tillers 'Monaro' 1998 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 288 canvasboards Art Gallery of New South Wales Part of the Imants Tillers: one world many visions exhibition