ISSUE 92 | November 2007
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Screenings, lectures and workshops
SCREENING Ballets Russes
4 November 2 pm
Follow the careers of the dancers, producers and choreographers who were part of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The Gallery holds a large collection of the company's original costumes, with a selection on display. The screening is preceded by a performance by Alice White, Canberra Youth Ballet School. This is a free event
4 November 10.30 am – 12 pm
Join Roy Marchant, Gallery Educator and artist, for a drawing workshop that explores encounters with objects and sculptures from the collection Bookings essential Throughout the Gallery (meet in Gallery Foyer) Session ticket $18; $15 members/concession (includes materials)
LECTURE 'Understanding art'
7 November 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Interested in art and want to know more? Join curatorial experts and Roy Forward for talks on Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Minimal art and Australian art of the 1970s and 1980s. Bookings essential Small Theatre Series ticket $95; $75 members/concession
WORKSHOP 'An irresponsible history'
17 November 10 am – 4 pm
As part of the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition join a creative writing workshop with Susan Hampton which explores Rauschenberg's experimental attitude to creativity and honours Kurt Vonnegut's 1987 novel Bluebeard, a faux autobiography of an Abstract Expressionist artist. $55; $45 members/concessions Bookings essential Small Theatre
(top image) detail: Leon Bakst 'Costume design for Shah Zeman' 1910 Drawing, gouache, pencil, watercolour, gold paint on varnish paper Collection of the National Gallery of Australia One of the subjects of the Ballets Russes Screening on November 4.
Black robe, white mist
Art of the Japanese Buddhist nun Rengetsu
until 27 January 2008
LECTURE 'Otagaki Rengetsu and me'
10 November 2 pm
As part of the Black robe, white mist exhibition Hiroe Swen, Queanbeyan ceramics artist and teacher, discusses Rengetsu as a female artist of the Edo period and shares her own stories. This is a free event. East Asian Gallery
TALK 'Otagaki Rengetsu and the art of tea'
13 November 12.45 pm
As part of the
Black robe, white mist exhibition Lucie Folan, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, speaks about the ceramics and scroll paintings, weaving together different aspects of Rengetsu's life and creativity. This is a free event
image above: (detail) Otagaki Rengetsu 'Putting out the candle, hanging scroll [kakemono]' 1866 calligraphy, painting Private collection CO, Switzerland
National Indigenous Art Triennial 07
until 10 February 2008
3 November 9.30 am repeated 22 November
Private viewing of the exhibition, Culture Warriors: NIAT, for carers, led by voluntary guides In collaboration with Carers ACT Limited places Bookings essential
Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer) This is a free event
SCREENING: Women of the sun
18 November 2 pm
2 pm Introduction by Andrew Pike of Ronin Films
2.15 pm Episode 1: Alinta: the flame
3.15 pm Episode 2: Maydina: the shadow
This is a free event
image above (detail) Jan Billycan (Djan Nanundie) 'All that Jila' 2005 synthetic polymer paint on canvas Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
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image above (detail) Robert Rauschenberg 'Publicon - Station IV' 1978 Sculpture, enamel on wood construction, collaged laminated silk and cotton, bicycle wheel, fluorescent light fixture, perspex, enamel on polished aluminium Collection if the National Gallery of Australia © Robert Rauschenberg. Licensed by VAGA & VISCOPY, Australia Part of the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition