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top image detail: Alphonse Mucha 'Medee' [Medea] 1898 Poster, colour lithograph Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Purchased with the assistance of Orde Poynton Esq. CMG
Women’s History Month 2007
Female staff from the National Gallery of Australia discuss their careers, their contribution to the arts, and the female artists who inspire them!
Sunday 4 March
Behind the scenes talks: ‘Develop, document and deliver’
2 pm Sara Kelly, Associate Registrar, Documentation and Storage
2.20 pm Rose Montebello, Registration Officer (works on paper), and practising artist
2.40 pm Belinda Cotton, Manager, Travelling Exhibitions
Bookings essential on 02 6240 6504 or email@example.com
Sunday 18 March
Collection floortalks: ‘Collect, critique and curate’
2 pm Tina Baum, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
2.20 pm Adriane Boag, Educator
2.40 pm Anne O’Hehir, Assistant Curator, Photography
for any questions email: PublicPrograms@nga.gov.au
Crowley’s long artistic journey over five decades was extraordinary, from painter of traditional landscapes to avant-garde abstracts. Grace Crowley: being modern includes works that have never before been exhibited and reveals the full extent of Crowley’s contribution to Australian art.
Assisted tour: Grace Crowley and Modern Poster
Saturday 3 March 9.30am
Special access tour with voluntary guides for people with disabilities and their carers Bookings essential phone 02 6240 6504
International Women’s Day floortalk: Fond memories of Grace
Thursday 8 March 12.45 pm
Dr Janine Burke, Honorary Professor, School of English, Monash University, talks about her relationship with Grace Crowley. Project Gallery
Sign interpreted tour
Sunday 11 March 2.30 pm
Auslan sign interpreted tour of the exhibition
Bookings essential phone 02 6240 6504
Floortalk: French connections
Saturday 24 March 2 pm
Dr Bruce Adams, Art historian, discusses the links between Australia and France in Grace Crowley’s art and life
Artist unknown Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee London 'Britain needs you at once' c.1914 lithograph Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Gift of the estate of Garry Anderson
Birth of the modern poster examines poster art and its evolution from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.
Drawn exclusively from the National Gallery’s collection of international posters the exhibtion takes us on a journey from one age to another, with each of the more than forty works in the exhibition originally conceived as ephemeral posters, representing a step along the way.
Saturday 3 March 2 pm
‘Original vintage posters: New York to Sydney’ Michael Brewster from Studio M Vintage Poster Restoration looks at the poster as the new medium to collect, and discusses vintage poster restoration, studios and galleries in New York Orde Poynton Gallery
Sculpture Garden Sunday
Sunday 4 March 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
Bring a picnic lunch and take part in a family morning of fun art workshops and activities with Gallery Educators, artists and voluntary guides
All activities are free of charge and take place in the Sculpture Garden. Visit the information desk in the Sculpture Garden on the day for copies of the program, children’s trails and any enquiries.
Journey back in time to explore the jungles of Australia, the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. From a modern Australian artist’s views of the Queensland rainforest to an ancient Mayan ceramic jaguar, the Children’s Gallery is alive with the flora and fauna of the tropics
Singing through the jungle
Friday 16 March 11–11.50 am
repeated 2–2.50 pm
(ages 3–5 accompanied by an adult)
A musical journey through the exhibition with Emma Zen, Director, Rocking Horse Music and Jo Krabman, Gallery Educator
$15; $10 members Bookings essential
John Hassall 'Skegness is SO bracing' 1908 lithograph Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Part of the Birth of the modern poster exhibition