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  1. Permanent collection | tour Rendezvous with art
    Apr 28 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. Bookings essential
  2. Permanent collection | members James Turrell Skyspace
    Apr 30 4:30 pm Join Lucina Ward, Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, for a glass of bubbles in the Australian Gardens followed by a viewing of the James Turrell Skyspace at sunset.
    Venue: Australian Gardens
    Price : $20 members, $25 guests. Bookings essential
  3. Permanent collection | members Coffee with the Conservator
    May 1 10:15 am Go behind the scenes to discover the intricate and specialised work of the Gallery's conservation team followed by coffee and cake.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $20 members, $25 guests. Bookings essential
  4. Garden of the East | children Tales for the very young
    May 1 10:30 am Ages 3 - 5, to be accompanied Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, leads an interactive story- based experience within the Garden of the East exhibition.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $7, $5 child members. Bookings essential
  5. Permanent collection | talks Desire lines: the prints of Hertha Kluge-Pott
    May 1 12:45 pm Victoria Perin, Gordon Darling, graduate intern, speaks about Australian artist, Hertha Kluge-Pott.
    Venue: Australian Galleries
    Price : Free
  6. Permanent collection | assisted Art and Alzheimer's
    May 2 10:30 am For people living with dementia and their carers Join Gallery staff for an interactive tour that connects participants in shared intellectual activity through personal insights, interpretation, art history and memories. More info
    Venue: Meet at information desk
    Price : Free. Bookings essential 02 6240 6632 (Mon-Fri)
  7. Permanent collection | assisted / lectures Sign-interpreted lecture
    May 4 2:30 pm Tour of Garden of the East.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : Free. Bookings essential
  8. Garden of the East | talks Garden of the East: Indonesian photography 1850s-1940s
    May 6 12:45 pm Gael Newton, curator of Garden of the East, discusses the remarkable career of the first Indonesian professional photographer, Kassian Cephas (1845-1912). More info
    Venue: Orde Poynton Gallery
    Price : Free
  9. Permanent collection | children stART with art
    May 9 10:30 am Ages 3 - 5, to be accompanied Enjoy creative art activities inspired by our national collection with an option to join an interactive art tour, and then come together for an art-inspired live music concert.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12 child, $10 child members (includes materials) free for accompanying adults. Bookings essential
  10. Special event | performance Mother's Day concert
    May 11 2:00 pm A stunning concert for music lovers. Concert pianist Alexander Boyd performs Bach, Albeniz and Chopin in a special program for Mother's Day.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free. Bookings essential
  11. Special event | community Mother's Day High Tea
    May 11 3:00 pm Celebrate Mother's day with a glass of sparkling on arrival and indulge yourself with a selection of delicacies including dainty tea sandwiches, warm scones, a selection of mini cakes, pastries and savoury treats.
    Venue: Gandel Hall
    Price : $79, $69 members. Bookings essential
  12. Permanent collection | tour Rendezvous with art
    May 12 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. Bookings essential
  13. Permanent collection | children A.S.I. Art Scene Investigation
    May 17 2:00 pm Ages 8 - 12 Join Detective Inspector Cleverpants and Officer Angelheart for a repeat of the Hanging Man episode of the mystery game adventure tour. For children who like to be creative, solve mysteries and find out cool stuff.
    Venue: Meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 child members (incl morn tea). Bookings essential
  14. Garden of the East | performance Traditional Indonesian dance performance
    May 18 1:30 pm Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.
    Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
    Price : Free
  15. Permanent collection | screenings Light moves: contemporary Australian video art
    May 18 2:00 pm Video art from the collection. This month's theme: the 1970's. More info
    Venue: Focus Gallery
    Price : Free
  16. Members | tour Orange Regional Gallery tour
    May 20 7:00 am With Brenda Gray, Assistant Director, Orange Regional Art Gallery.
    Venue: Orange Regional Gallery
    Price : Return coach trip from the National Gallery, morning tea and tour: $70 members, $75 guests. Coach, morning tea, tour and lunch: $110 members, $115 guests. Tour and lunch only: $45 members, $50 guests. Bookings essential
  17. Permanent collection | children A little look at art
    May 21 10:00 am Ages 0 - 1 and parents/carers Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and babies. Followed by coffee and muffins.
    Venue: meet in main foyer
    Price : $12, $10 members /concession. Bookings essential
  18. Permanent collection | talks A Cook's tour
    May 22 12:45 pm Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, discusses a group of engravings made during James Cook's voyages.
    Venue: Australian Galleries
    Price : Free
  19. Atua | talks Atua - Polynesian art
    May 24 2:00 pm Michael Gunn, curator of Atua: sacred gods from Polynesia talks about the exhibitionand its objects. More info
    Venue: Temporary Exhibition Galleries
    Price : Free
  20. Permanent collection | tour Rendezvous with art
    May 26 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. Bookings essential
    Booking: or in person at the front desk
  21. Permanent collection | talks The forgotten wars - through personal histories
    May 27 12:45 pm Tina Baum, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, discusses works relating to Indigenous histories in wars.
    Venue: ATSI Urban Gallery
    Price : Free
  22. Permanent collection | talks Contemporary international prints
    May 29 12:45 pm New acquisitions Emilie Owens, acting Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books.
    Venue: International galleries
    Price : Free
  23. Permanent collection | talks Reconciliation Week talk
    May 31 2:00 pm Mr Frank Young, senior law man and Chairperson of Tjala Arts (Amata Community, APY lands) discusses Anangu creative priorities within the Australian arts industry.
    Venue: ATSI Gallery
    Price : Free