What's on

Book Online or tel 02 6240 6701 (Mon–Fri) or via the NGA front desk


Feb 13

Descriptive tour of Tom Roberts

2:30pm – 3:30pm

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Tom Roberts | Assisted

Tour of Tom Roberts for people who are blind or with low vision.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

Feb 14

Auslan sign-interpreted tour of Tom Roberts

2:30pm – 3:30pm

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Tom Roberts | Assisted

Access viewing of Tom Roberts for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

Feb 20

Curator's tour

2:00pm – 3:00pm

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The last temptation | Tours

Join Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture post 1920, for a unique perspective on The last temptation: the art of Ken + Julia Yonetani.

Venue: NGA Contemporary
Price : Free

Feb 25

Assisted tour of Tom Roberts

9:00am – 10:30am

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Tom Roberts | Assisted

Access viewing of Tom Roberts for people with a disability and their carers.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

Feb 25

Curator's tour

12:45pm

The world is beautiful | Tours

Join Dr Shaune Lakin, Senior Curator, Photography, and Anne O'Hehir, Curator, Photography, for a walkthrough of The world is beautiful, an exhibition of photographs from the Gallery's permanent collection.

Venue: Project Gallery
Price : Free

Mar 4

Art and dementia

10:30am – 11:30am

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| Assisted Friday with a friend

Join an engaging tour of the collection designed to connect participants in a shared intellectual activity through personal insights, interpretation, art history and memories.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)
Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au

Mar 5

Meet the maker: Elliot Bastianon

11:00am

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| Members

Go behind the scenes for an artist talk and workshop tour with Elliot Bastianon, Canberra-based furniture maker.

Venue: Offsite
Price : $7 NGA members only

Mar 6

Alleged dances

2:00pm

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Special event | Performances Australian String Quartet national tour 2016

The Australian String Quartet performs Beethoven's op 18 no 6, a breakthrough work, and with guest percussionist Claire Edwards a new commission by Matthew Hindson, the work of American minimalist John Adams, and the luscious first quartet of Robert Schumann.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $75, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 under 30 years

Mar 15

Seniors Week tour of Tom Roberts

9:00am – 10:00am

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Tom Roberts | Tours

Join a voluntary guide for a tour of the Tom Roberts exhibition.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

Mar 16

Little look at ART

10:00am – 12:00pm

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| Kids and family

Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies (ages 0-1), followed by coffee and muffins.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 members/concession

Apr 1

Art and dementia

10:30am – 11:30am

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| Assisted Friday with a friend

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 at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)
Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au

Apr 1

Mystery tour

5:30pm

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| Members

Looking for something contemporary? Why not take a chance and join us for a mystery tour and cocktail.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $25 NGA members only

Apr 5

Curator's tour of contemporary Asian art

12:45pm

| Talks and Lectures

Melanie Eastburn, Curator, Asian Art, discusses works in the newly opened contemporary Asian art gallery.

Venue: Contemporary Asian art gallery
Price : Free

Apr 11

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

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| Tours

Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the NGA cafe before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 members/concession

Apr 15

stART with art

10:30am – 12:00pm

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| Kids and family (ages 2-5)

Enjoy creative art activities inspired by our national collection, join Gallery educators on an interactive art tour for young children, and finish with an art-inspired live music concert for everyone to enjoy.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 child members, includes materials (free for accompanying adults)

Apr 20

Little look at ART

10:00am – 12:00pm

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| Kids and family

Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies (ages 0-1), followed by coffee and muffins.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 members/concession

Apr 23

Printing 'Behind the scenes'

11:00am – 4:00pm

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Tyler Graphics at work | Workshops 11.00am tour at NGA and 1.00pm workshop at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery

Join Julia Greenstreet, Assistant Curator, International Prints and Drawings, for a tour of the exhibition Behind the scenes: Tyler Graphics at work followed by a screen-printing workshop at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $40, $35 members/concession

Apr 30

Art and music tour

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Special event | Tours

Special event in association with The Canberra International Music Festival. A musician's eye. Join a voluntary guide and musician for a discussion on the fundamentals that bind visual art and music.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free

May 1

Art and music tour

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Special event | Tours

Special event in association with The Canberra International Music Festival. Join a voluntary guide for a tour of the Islamic art gallery.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free

May 3

Art and music tour

3:30pm – 4:30pm

International art | Tours

Special event in association with The Canberra International Music Festival. Join a voluntary guide for a focus tour featuring Spanish artists in the collection.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free

May 4

Art and music tour

3:30pm – 4:30pm

International art | Tours

Special event in association with The Canberra International Music Festival. Join a voluntary guide for a focus tour featuring French artists in the collection.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free

May 6

Art and dementia

10:30am – 11:30am

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| Assisted Friday with a friend

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 at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)
Booking: (02) 6240 6632 or email access@nga.gov.au

May 7

Art and music tour

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Special event | Tours

Special event in association with The Canberra International Music Festival. A musician's eye. Join a voluntary guide and musician for a discussion on the fundamentals that bind visual art and music.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free

May 8

Art and music tour

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Special event | Tours

Special event in association with The Canberra International Music Festival. A wave and waves. Join a voluntary guide for a tour of the collection focusing on waves.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free

May 9

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

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| Tours

Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the NGA cafe before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 members/concession

May 13

stART with art

10:30am – 12:00pm

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| Kids and family (ages 2-5)

Enjoy creative art activities inspired by our national collection, join Gallery educators on an interactive art tour for young children, and finish with an art-inspired live music concert.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 child members, includes materials (free for accompanying adults)

May 13

Mystery tour

5:30pm

| Members

Dare to be dark and join us for cocktails followed by a mystery tour.

Price : $25 members, $30 guests

May 18

Little look at ART

10:00am – 12:00pm

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| Kids and family

Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies (ages 0-1), followed by coffee and muffins.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 members/concession

May 20

The wrong way dinner

6:00pm

Fiona Hall: Wrong way time | Members

Join Deborah Hart, Senior Curator of Australian Painting and Sculpture Post 1920 for a tour of Fiona Hall: Wrong way time followed by dinner done the wrong way around in the members lounge.

Venue: Fiona Hall exhibition and Members Lounge
Price : $100 members, $120 guests

May 27

Meet the maker

4:00pm

| Members

Meet glass artists Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock in their studio in Queanbeyan for a one-hour tour.

Venue: Off site
Price : $10 members only

May 30

Rendezvous with art

10:00am – 12:00pm

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| Tours

Learn about works of art on display. Enjoy refreshments in the NGA cafe before joining voluntary guides to discuss selected works of art.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $12, $10 members/concession