detail: Kazimir Malevich 'Nu i tresk-zhe, nu i grom-zhe! [What a boom, what a blast!]' 1915 colour lithograph Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

Children’s holiday workshops

For event bookings email eventbookings@nga.gov.au or call +61 2 6240 6504.

View the full calendar of events online at nga.gov.au/Calendar.

 

X-ray image of Alexandra Exter 'Sandwich man [L’homme sandwich]' 1926 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia X-ray image of Alexandra Exter 'Sandwich man [L’homme sandwich]' 1926 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Abracadabra
the magic in conservation

until 26 November
nga.gov.au/Abracadabra

Abracadabra is an overview of conservation techniques that reveal the mysteries hidden in works of art.

Tuesday 3 October
10.30am–12pm (ages 7–12)

An introduction to the exhibition, followed by an interactive demonstration by NGA conservators Stefanie Woodruff and Jaishree Srinivasan, using fixed and flexible microscopes to explore the magic of conservation $20; $15 members. Children’s Gallery (meet in Gallery Foyer). Bookings essential

Friday 13 October
10.30am–12.30pm (ages 5–8)
2–4 pm (ages 9–12)

Using Abracadabra as inspiration, NGA conservators Sheridan Roberts and Fiona Kemp help children create paintings. Infrared equipment will be used to magically reveal underdrawings $20; $15 members. Children’s Gallery and Small Theatre (meet in Gallery Foyer). Bookings essential

Valentina Kulagina 'Poster: Kunstausstellung der Sowjetunion' [Art exhibition of the Soviet Union] 1930 colour lithograph Purchased with the assistance of Jack and Mel Banning 1993 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Valentina Kulagina 'Poster: Kunstausstellung der Sowjetunion' [Art exhibition of the Soviet Union] 1930 colour lithograph Purchased with the assistance of Jack and Mel Banning 1993 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

 

Revolutionary Russians
Commemorating the centenary of Shostakovich

until 28 January 2007
nga.gov.au/RevolutionaryRussians
events

Revolutionary Russians celebrates the centenary of the 1905–06 Russian Revolution and the centenary of the birth of the great composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975).

Thursday 12 October
10.30am–12.3pm (ages 7–12)

Join Adriane Boag, Gallery Educator, to combine colour, shape and text in a concertina style booklet $20; $15 members. Small Theatre (meet in Gallery Foyer). Bookings essential

 

 

 

 

detail: 'Temple hanging [pichhavai]: Krishna's fluting summons the entranced gopis' India c. 1840 opaque watercolour, gold and silver on cotton Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

detail: 'Temple hanging [pichhavai]: Krishna's fluting summons the entranced gopis' India c.1840 opaque watercolour, gold and silver on cotton Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

The Indian Gallery
nga.gov.au/IndianArt

The new entrance-level Indian Gallery introduces visitors to the spectacular art of India, with a wide variety of works in different media.

Blessings and elephants
Wednesday 4 October
10am–12pm (ages 5–8)

Join Tess Horwitz, artist and educator, to look at the works in the new Indian Gallery and create your own good luck image. $20; $15 members. Small Theatre (meet in Gallery Foyer). Bookings essential

Exotic symbols
Wednesday 4 October
1.30–3.30 pm (ages 7–12)

Join Tess Horwitz, artist and educator, to look at the sculptures and textiles in the new Indian Gallery and create a hand or tree of life with your own symbolic emblem. $20; $15 members. Small Theatre (meet in Gallery Foyer). Bookings essential

Arjun Raina and Monica Singh in The magic hour, 2006. Photo courtesy of Nataraj Cultural Centre

Arjun Raina and Monica Singh in The magic hour, 2006. Photo courtesy of Nataraj Cultural Centre

 

Transform Indian textiles into paper
Wednesday 11 October
10.30am–12.30 pm and 2–4pm (ages 7–12)

Join Kate Collins, artist and educator, and explore the inspirational intricacies of Indian textiles. Combine fine stencilling with brocades, sequins, buttons and coloured foils to reinterpret an Indian masterpiece. $20; $15 members. Small Theatre (meet in Gallery Foyer). Bookings essential

The magic hour
Friday 13 October  7.30 pm
Enjoy the spectacular Indian classical dance Kathakali, featuring Arjun Raina interpreting scenes from Shakespeare and Monica Singh performing the beautiful erotic dance Orissi. Presented in association with the Nataraj Cultural Centre, Melbourne. $25; $18 members/concession, children under 12 free. Bookings essential James O Fairfax Theatre

 

 

 

detail: Imants TillersFarewell to reason 1996 oilstick, gouache, synthetic polymer paint on 292 canvasboards Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

detail: Imants Tillers 'Farewell to reason'  1996 oilstick, gouache, synthetic polymer paint on 292 canvasboards Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

 

Australian Art

Art’s the word
Thursday 5 October
10.30am–12.30 pm (ages 7–12)

Australian artists Colin McCahon,
Bea Maddock, Robert MacPherson and Imants Tillers use words and text in their works of art. Join Nick Nicholson, artist and educator, to explore the graphic and pictorial possibilities of text. $20; $15 members.
Australian Art Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer). Bookings essential


 

 

Children taking part in Sculpture Garden Sunday 2005

Children taking part in Sculpture Garden Sunday 2005

 


Children’s Week events

Performance
Sunday 22 October 10.30 am

The Canberra Boys Choir celebrates its 25th anniversary with a performance of songs to celebrate the Children’s Week theme of A Caring World Shares. Sculpture Garden.

Family tour
Sunday 22 October

Interactive family tours and activities with volunteer guides. There will be opportunities for the whole family to participate in practical hands-on activities. Sculpture Garden

 

Look who's coming to the gallery

detail: Ptolemaic Period, 32nd Dynasty 332–30 BCE 'Mummy mask' plastered, painted and gilded linen, collection Musée du Louvre, Paris Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Part of the upcoming Egyptian antiquities from the Louvre: Journey to the afterlife exhibition.

detail: Ptolemaic Period 332–30 BCE 'Mummy mask' plastered, painted and gilded linen, Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris  Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Part of the upcoming Egyptian antiquities from the Louvre: Journey to the Afterlife exhibition.

 

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