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  1. Motherwell | Talks & Lectures At five in the afternoon
    Jul 31 12:45 pm Jane Kinsman, Senior Curator, International Prints and Drawings, discusses Robert Motherwell's elegies, which were inspired by the Spanish poet, Garcia Lorca. Related info
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery
    Price : Free
  2. Stars of theTokyo stage | Talks & Lectures Stars of Tokyo stage talk series: Lecture 1: Stars in his eyes
    Jul 31 6:00 pm Lucie Folan, Curator, Asian art and curator, Stars of the Tokyo Stage exhibition discusses the Japanese artist, Natori Shunsen and his engagement with kabuki. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  3. Permanent collection | Assisted Art and Alzheimer's interactive tour
    Aug 1 10:30 am Join an engaging tour of works of art from the collection designed to connect participants in a shared intellectual activity through personal insights, interpretation, art history and memories.
    Venue: meet in main foyer
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: phone (02) 6240 6517 or access@nga.gov.au
  4. Permanent collection | Workshops / Kids & Families Draw together
    Aug 3 11:00 am A creative session of art-making in the galleries in response to works of art from the collection with Adriane Boag.
    Venue: meet in the main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession (bookings essential)
  5. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Talks & Lectures Curator's perspective
    Aug 5 12:45 pm Join Lucie Folan, Curator, Asian Art and curator of the exhibition, for a tour of Stars of the Tokyo Stage. Related info
    Venue: Project Gallery
    Price : Free
  6. Collection: International art | Talks & Lectures Do you prefer
    Aug 7 12:45 pm Lucina Ward, Curator, International Painting and Sculpture introduces the newly-acquired Miro sculpture,Tete et oiseau [Head and bird] 1981, discussing humour, living monsters and Surrealist collage techniques.
    Venue: International galleries
    Price : Free
  7. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Talks & Lectures Stars of Tokyo stage talk series: Lecture 2: Kabuki style
    Aug 7 6:00 pm Shun Ikeda, Senior Lecturer, Japan Centre, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University (ANU) and Director of the ANU Kabuki performance, on classical Kabuki costume and makeup. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  8. Permanent collection | Kids & Families stART with art
    Aug 8 10:30 am (ages 2-5) A morning of exploration and creative fun with art and music.
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : $10 child, $8 child members (free for accompanying adults)
  9. Stars of theTokyo Stage | Members Sip sake with the stars
    Aug 8 6:00 pm Booked Out The stage is set to celebrate the return of the touring exhibition Stars of the Tokyo Stage. Enjoy an exclusive evening of sake sipping, sushi and an exhibition viewing. Related info
  10. Stars of theTokyo Stage | Workshops Dr Sketchy's burlesque drawing: The art of Kabuki
    Aug 9 2:00 pm (ages 18+) Draw glamorous models and performers inspired by the art of classical Kabuki costume and makeup, as seen in the exhibition Stars of the Tokyo Stage. Pay bar and light refreshments available. More info
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $30, $25 concession, $20 members (includes first drink, BYO materials welcome, some materials provided)
  11. Permanent collection | Workshops / Kids & Families Draw together
    Aug 10 11:00 am A creative session of art-making in the galleries in response to works of art from the collection with Adriane Boag.
    Venue: meet in the main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  12. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Aug 11 10:00 am Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  13. Motherwell | Talks & Lectures Partners in print: Robert Motherwell and Ken Tyler
    Aug 14 12:45 pm Julia Greenstreet, Curatorial Assistant, Kenneth Tyler Collection draws on rare documentary photography to discuss the close collaborative relationship between master printer Ken Tyler and Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell. Related info
    Venue: Small Theatre
    Price : Free
  14. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Talks & Lectures Stars of Tokyo stage talk series: Lecture 3: Onnagata
    Aug 14 6:00 pm Dr Wendy Ella Wright, Visiting Fellow, Australian National University Japan Centre tells the true story of Oshichi, her transformation into a Kabuki heroine and the celebrity status of Kabuki onnagata (female role actors). Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  15. Motherwell | Assisted Auslan sign-interpreted tour
    Aug 17 2:30 pm Join an Auslan sign-interpreted tour of Robert Motherwell: At five in the afternoon for people who are deaf or hearing impaired. Related info
    Venue: meeting in the main foyer
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: phone (02) 6240 6517 or access@nga.gov.au
  16. Collection: Australian art | Talks & Lectures Feminine visions and visionaries
    Aug 19 12:45 pm Rebecca Edwards, Curatorial Assistant, Australian Prints and Drawings, explores 19th century female artists and subjects.
    Venue: Australian Galleries
    Price : Free
  17. Permanent collection | Kids & Families Little look at art
    Aug 20 10:00 am (ages 0-1 and parent/carers) Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and babies. Followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: meet in the main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  18. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Assisted Assisted tour
    Aug 21 10:30 am An assisted tour of Stars of the Tokyo Stage for people with a disability and their carers. Related info
    Venue: meet in the main foyer
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: phone (02) 6240 6517 or access@nga.gov.au
  19. Motherwell | Workshops Making Motherwell
    Aug 23 11:00 am Join Emilie Owens, Curator, International Prints and Drawings, for an overview of the exhibition and screen printing workshop at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, and create a Motherwell-inspired print. Related info
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery and Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
    Price : $35, $30 members/concession
  20. Permanent collection | Tours Rendezvous with art
    Aug 25 10:00 am Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the Members Lounge before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.
    Venue: meet in the main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members/concession
  21. Permanent collection | Members Members Book Club: 'Gertrude' by Hassan Najmi
    Aug 27 10:15 am Members get the opportunity to engage with current exhibitions and the Gallery's collection. This season's book is Gertrude by Hassan Najmi. A special 20% discount is available on this title at the NGA Shop. Facilitated by Claudia Hyles.
    Venue: NGA Bookshop
    Price : $12
  22. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Tours Private viewing for carers
    Aug 27 10:30 am A private viewing for carers of the exhibition Stars of the Tokyo stage, presented in partnership with Carers ACT. Related info
    Venue: meeting in the main foyer
    Price : Free (bookings essential)
    Booking: (02) 6296 9900
  23. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Kids & Families Tales for the very young
    Aug 28 10:30 am (ages 3-5) Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, leads an interactive story-based experience within the exhibition Stars of the Tokyo stage. Related info
    Venue: meet in the main foyer
    Price : $7, $5 child members, free for accompanying adults
  24. Stars of the Tokyo Stage | Performances Live Kabuki performance: Sukeroku and the cherry blossoms of Edo
    Aug 30 3:00 pm Za Kabuki, the Australian National University's long-standing kabuki troupe, perform this popular Kabuki drama, directed by Shun Ikeda from ANU's Japan Centre. Related info
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $15, $10 members/concession, $8 children (under 16)
  25. Special event | Performances Boundless: Australian String Quartet concert
    Aug 31 2:00 pm Three masterpieces stand tall, shouldering their differences and similarities in a performance of music from Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : $65, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 (under 30)