top image:Baron Raimund von Stillfried Three women in kimono c.1876 (detail) in Views and costumes of Japan Hermann Andersen, Stillfried & Andersen, Yokohama 1880 albumem silver photograph, colour dyes 24.4 x 19.5 cm Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, Adelaide


artonline education | spring edition 2008
Spring events | nga.gov.au/Education

Kusakabe Kimbei Portrait of a young Japanese couple in western clothes c.1890 (detail) albumen silver photograph, colour dyes National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Picture Paradise
Asia-Pacific photography 1840s -1940s

until 9 November 2008 | nga.gov.au/PictureParadise

This exhibition is suitable for all students of photography, history and Asian studies.

Photographers from South and Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific, to the west coast of North America reveal the beauty and cultural diversity of their regions. 

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Kusakabe Kimbei Portrait of a young Japanese couple in western clothes   c.1890 (detail) albumen silver photograph, colour dyes   National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
top image:Baron Raimund von Stillfried   Three women in kimono   c.1876 (detail) in Views and costumes of Japan Hermann Andersen, Stillfried & Andersen, Yokohama 1880 albumem silver photograph, colour dyes 24.4 x 19.5 cm   Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, Adelaide


Jan Nelson Walking in tall grass, Carter 2001 oil on linen 71.0 h x 56.0 w cm National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © Jan Nelson
Home at last
Children’s Gallery | 13 September 2008 – 1 February 2009
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Teachers' viewing
Saturday 20 September | 9.00 am – 11 am | Free | download flyer
Light breakfast followed by a tour of the Children’s Gallery exhibition and works related to the concept of home currently on display in the wider gallery including related education services and resources for the early childhood and primary audience
Educators only 3 max per school | Please send an email to Joanne.McCarthy@nga.gov.au listing: full name of each teacher attending, school and current role in the school/year level teaching  

Jan Nelson  Walking in tall grass, Carter  2001   oil on linen  71.0 h x 56.0 w cm   National Gallery of Australia, Canberra  © Jan Nelson


Sawos People Torembi Village / Sepik River / Papua New   Guinea Mogulapan c.1600- 1900  wood, ochres 169.0 h x 40.0 w x   20.0 d cm National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gods, ghosts and men
Pacific arts from the National Gallery of Australia
10 October 2008 – 11 January 2009 nga.gov.au/GodsGhostsMen

Gods, Ghosts and men introduces the visitor to the richness and diversity of the traditional sculptural arts in the Pacific region and provides a rare insight into the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of over two thousand works from the region.

The exhibition will include objects from Max Ernst’s private collection of nonwestern art and a number of iconic objects, such as the Ambum stone from Papua New Guinea and the Double figure from a housepost [To-reri uno] from Lake Sentani, West Papua.

Sawos People Torembi Village / Sepik River / Papua New Guinea Mogulapan c.1600- 1900 wood, ochres 169.0 h x 40.0 w x 20.0 d cm National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


Edgar Degas The dance class [La classe de danse] begun 1873 finished 1875-76 (detail) oil on canvas 85.0 x 75.0 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris, RF 1976 © RMN / Hervé Lewandowski
Degas
12 December 2008 – 22 March 2009 | nga.gov.au/Degas

An extensive examination of Degas’ painting, sculpture, drawing, monotypes and prints, the exhibition will highlight his role as a key figure in the development towards modern art. Degas traces the evolution of the artist’s style from finely crafted paintings to exuberant canvases with brilliant palettes and loose brushwork.

Teachers' Christmas viewing
Tuesday 16 December 2008 | 4.00 – 6.00 pm | Free
Educators only 3 max per school | Please send an email to Joanne.McCarthy@nga.gov.au listing: full name of each teacher attending, school and current role in the school/year level teaching  

Edgar Degas  The dance class [La classe de danse] begun 1873 finished 1875-76  (detail)  oil on canvas  85.0 x 75.0 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris, RF 1976 © RMN / Hervé Lewandowski


Upcoming highlights

Peter Tully Le headpiece c.1980 plastic, vinyl, found objects 150.0 x 28.0 48.0 cm Gift of the Philip Morris Arts Grant 1982. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Part of the Home at last exhibition

Peter Tully  Le headpiece  c.1980  plastic, vinyl, found objects  150.0 x 28.0 48.0 cm  Gift of the Philip Morris Arts Grant 1982.  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra  © Merlene Gibson  Part of the Home at last exhibition

Children's Week
18 October – 26 October 2008 | Download flyer

Toddler time
Workshop
Tues 21 October 10.30 am – 12 noon

(ages 2–5, children accompanied by an adult)
Join Margie Kevin, Gallery Educator, take up a balloon and tour the Gallery’s sculpture garden. Bring a picnic morning tea and enjoy painting and drawing under the trees.
$12; $10 members | Bookings essential 6240 6502

Home is where we start from
Tues 21 October 6 pm
Dr Sarah Mares, Head of Infancy and Early Childhood Studies, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, discusses the developmental significance of home as an actual, imagined and remembered place, as the place where we first learn to play, create and explore.
Free | Bookings essential: 6240 6502 | James O Fairfax Theatre | download flyer

Pacific arts storytelling
Saturday 25 October 10.30–11.30 am

(all ages, children accompanied by an adult) Traditional stories told through dance and mime performed by Siua Lafitani of Phoenix Performing Arts, with Shiara Astle and ‘Amelia King.
Free | Orde Poynton Gallery and Project Gallery

Babe
film screening
Sunday 26 October  2 pm

Come and enjoy the Australian film about a little pig who wants to be a sheep dog.
35mm, 1995, G, 89 mins | Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Big draw
community drawing event
Sunday 19 October 11 am – 2 pm
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Come and draw the distinctive architecture and inspirational works of art in the Gallery at this national drawing event held in conjunction with Drawing Australia. To celebrate Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, this community drawing event for all ages and abilities will include a shared drawing activity for sighted and non-sighted visitors to the Gallery.
Free | Throughout the Gallery

Special access workshop
Touch and draw
Workshop
Thurs 23 October 10.30–11.30 am

Get close to art with Adriane Boag, Gallery Educator, in this tactile workshop for children and youth who are blind or have low vision (ages 10–18).
Free | Limited places | Bookings essential 6240 6519 | meet in Gallery foyer

Out of the box: Frances Derham collection
Sunday 9 November 2 pm
Dr Barbara Piscitelli, art and education specialist, speaks about works in the Gallery's Frances Derham collection of child art.
Free | Bookings essential 6240 6519 | Collection Study Room

The National Gallery of Australia and Sony Foundation
Australia Summer Art Scholarship
11–17 January 2009 | nga.gov.au/SummerArtScholarship
The scholarship is a unique opportunity for students entering year 12 in 2009 to spend a week in Canberra. Sixteen students from each state and territory are selected. Application forms will be available online from Tuesday 1 July 2008 at nga.gov.au/summerartscholarship or by emailing adriane.boag@nga.gov.au and are also sent to every secondary school in Australia.

Touch and draw workshop, Children's Week 2007Touch and draw workshop, Children's Week 2007


Focus on learning resources: nga online

An extensive range of learning resources about art, artists, art history and works in the national collection is available on the NGA website.
Links to these resources are brought together in one page:

nga.gov.au/education/resources.cfm

Edgar Degas Racecourse: before the start [Aux courses: avant le départ] c. 1878-80 40.0 x 89.9 cm oil on canvas Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Part of the upcoming Degas exhibition

Edgar Degas  Racecourse: before the start  [Aux courses: avant le départ]   c. 1878-80 40.0 x 89.9 cm  oil on canvas   Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Part of the upcoming Degas exhibition