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  1. Permanent collection | Members Member's Book Club
    Nov 26 10:15am Member's Book Club provides an opportunity to engage with the gallery's collection and themes around art. This season's book is An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro.
    Venue: NGA Book Shop
    Price : $12 members
    Booking: membership@nga.gov.au or 02 6240 6528
  2. Lautrec, Degas, Daumire: Impressions of Paris | Assisted Assisted tour
    Nov 26 10:30am – 11:30am A tour of the exhibition, Lautrec, Degas, Daumier: Impressions of Paris, for people with a disability and their carers. Related info
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6517 or email access@nga.gov.au
  3. Lautrec, Degas, Daumire: Impressions of Paris | Kids and family Tales for the very young
    Nov 27 10:30am – 11:30pm (ages 3-5, to be accompanied) Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, leads an interactive story-based experience within the exhibitionLautrec, Degas, Daumier: Impressions of Paris. Related info
    Venue: Children's Gallery
    Price : $7, $5 child members, free for accompanying adults
  4. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    Dec 5 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend A tour for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  5. Members | Members Tutus and tinsel
    Dec 6 10:30am – 11:00am (all ages, children to be accompanied) A magical Christmas ballet with a company of dancers, including Lauren Viera, formally Bavarian State Ballet Company, and Liz Fellows, Canberra Dance Theatre.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $25 members, $35 guests (prices for adults and children)
    Booking: more details from membership@nga.gov.au or (02) 6240 6528
  6. Impressions of Paris | Performances Piano recital: Images
    Dec 7 3:00pm – 4:00pm Margaret Legge-Wilkinson, pianist, performs works by Debussy and Ravel.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $40, $35 members/concession, $20 students, children under 16 free
  7. Collection: Indigenous art | Assisted Private viewing for carers
    Dec 9 10:30am ATSI Galleries: Earth, sea and sky A tour for carers to celebrate the festive season, led by voluntary guides in collaboration with Carers ACT.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6296 9900
  8. NGA Contemporary | Talks and Lectures Curator's perspective: Contemporary photography
    Dec 10 12:45pm Anne O'Hehir, Curator, Photography, explores the work of Australian artists and the trends and themes in photography on show at NGA Contemporary.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : Free
  9. James Turrell: a retrospective | Talks and Lectures Curator's perspective: James Turrell
    Dec 13 2:00pm Auslan sign-interpreted lecture Lucina Ward, Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, and curator of James Turrell: a retrospective, discusses the work of this groundbreaking American artist and his influences.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
  10. NGA Contemporary | Members Beer, bangers and beers
    Dec 18 6:00pm Sport your best beard while enjoying contemporary art, sweet beats, sizzling bangers and beer by the lakeside.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : $55 members, $55 bearded friends, $65 guests
  11. James Turrell: a retrospective | Kids and family Light and shadow: children's creative workshop
    Jan 14 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7-12) Be inspired by the light and shadow in the Sculpture Garden to create ephemeral sculpture using natural materials. Includes viewing of the James Turrell Skyspace Within without 2010.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $25, $20 child members (includes materials)
  12. James Turrell: a retrospective | Kids and family Light and shadow: children's creative workshop
    Jan 14 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7-12) Be inspired by the light and shadow in the Sculpture Garden to create ephemeral sculpture using natural materials. Includes viewing of the James Turrell Skyspace Within without 2010.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $25, $20 child members (includes materials)
  13. Alive and spirited | Kids and family Alive and spirited family activity day
    Jan 16 11:00am – 3:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Drop-in workshop for the whole family. Enjoy games and creative activities inspired by the Alive and spirited exhibition of Indigenous Australian art.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free (no bookings required)
  14. Alive and spirited | Kids and family Alive and spirited family activity day
    Jan 17 11:00am – 3:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Drop-in workshop for the whole family. Enjoy games and creative activities inspired by the Alive and spirited exhibition of Indigenous Australian art.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free (no bookings required)
  15. Permanent collection | Kids and family Got it covered
    Jan 21 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7-12) Create a printed and stamped cushion cover for the much-loved NGA cushions used for family and community events all year round. Make another cushion cover to take home.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  16. Permanent collection | Kids and family Got it covered
    Jan 21 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7-12) Create a printed and stamped cushion cover for the much-loved NGA cushions used for family and community events all year round. Make another cushion cover to take home.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  17. James Turrell: a retrospective | Members Members exclusive Turrell viewing
    Jan 21 5:30pm – 9:00pm Members are invited to an evening viewing of James Turrell: a retrospective. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival. Timed viewing sessions apply.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : $35, members only
  18. James Turrell: a retrospective | Kids and family Light my sculpture
    Jan 23 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 7-12) Build a light sculpture inspired by James Turrell and the spectrum using coloured gels and perforated materials.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  19. James Turrell: a retrospective | Kids and family Light my sculpture
    Jan 23 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ages 7-12) Build a light sculpture inspired by James Turrell and the spectrum using coloured gels and perforated materials.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $25, $20 child members
  20. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    Feb 6 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend A tour for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  21. NGA Contemporary | Members Oysters on the shore
    Feb 8 6:00pm Enjoy an afternoon of art and aphrodisiacs. Explore NGA Contemporary and enjoy bubbles, oysters and smooth jazz on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : $55 members, $65 guests
  22. James Turrell: a retrospective | Members Turrell at twilight
    Feb 12 7:45pm Finish the day with a glass of Chandon in the Australian Gardens and a curatorial introduction to James Turrell's Within without followed by a dusk viewing.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : Free, members only, bookings essential, places limited
  23. James Turrell: a retrospective | Members Love is a drug
    Feb 14 8:30am Loved up couples and first date flings are invited to celebrate Valentine's Day with a viewing of James Turrell: a retrospective followed by a champagne brunch.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $160 per couple, members only
  24. James Turrell: a retrospective | Workshops Exploring the spectrum: sculpture in light and space
    Feb 14 10:30am – 3:30pm A workshop for adults with Vivien Lightfoot, Gallery educator, to build light sculptures inspired by James Turrell's contemplative exploration of the colour spectrum.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $35, $30 members/concession (includes materials)
  25. NGA Contemporary | Assisted Descriptive tour of NGA Contemporary
    Feb 14 2:30pm – 3:30pm Descriptive tour for people who are blind or have low vision.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  26. Impressions of Paris | Talks and Lectures Drawing from life: social comment through cartoons and drawings
    Feb 19 6:00pm Geoff Pryor, cartoonist for The Saturday Paper, and formerly for The Canberra Times, reflects on work and assignments outside his role as political cartoonist.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : Free
  27. Permanent collection | Members Bug busters: a mini members event
    Feb 21 10:15am (ages 4-8, to be accompanied) Come and bust bugs hiding in the Sculpture Garden with Ben Boyd, Entomologist, CSIRO, and Lisa Addison, Preventive Conservator, NGA, followed by tasty treats.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : $25 mini members, $35 child guests
  28. Permanent collection | Kids and family Eye See ART access event
    Feb 22 1:00pm – 3:00pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Enjoy this mobile adventure game for children and families in the Sculpture Garden. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours.
    Venue: Sculpture Garden
    Price : Free
  29. NGA Contemporary | Assisted Sign-interpreted tour of NGA Contemporary
    Feb 22 2:30pm Auslan sign-interpreted tour introducing the new NGA Contemporary gallery on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin.
    Venue: NGA Contemporary
    Price : Free
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au
  30. Permanent collection | Members Members book club
    Feb 24 10:30am Join the members book club and engage with literary themes around art. This season's book is Hanging man: The arrest of Ai Weiweiby Barnaby Martin.
    Venue: NGA Shop
    Price : Tickets: $12, members only (includes morning tea)
  31. Alive and spirited | Kids and family Tales for the very young
    Feb 26 10:30am – 11:30am (ages 3-5, to be accompanied) Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, leads an interactive, story-based experience within the exhibition Alive and spirited.
    Venue: Childrens Gallery
    Price : $7, $5 child members, free for accompanying adults
  32. Permanent collection | Kids and family Sculpture Garden Sunday
    Mar 1 10:30am – 1:30pm (all ages, children to be accompanied) Creative fun and entertainment with artist-run workshops and installations. Bring a picnic to share under the trees. Food, coffee and other refreshments available.
    Venue: Sculpture Garden
    Price : Free
  33. Special events | Performances Concert: Remember tomorrow
    Mar 1 2:00pm Australian String Quartet national tour 2015 The Australian String Quartet performs Haydn's Emperor Quartet, the world premiere of Gallipoli by Australian composer Ross Edwards and Shostakovich's String Quartet no 3 in F major.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $65, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 under 30 years
  34. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    Mar 6 10:30am – 11:30am Friday with a friend A tour for people living with dementia and their carers.
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au