Friday 1 & Saturday 2 March
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 March 2013
Exhibition tickets available through Ticketek or at the NGA Front Desk
Parking and Roads closures
As part of the Enlighten Festival and the Centenary of Canberra Celebrations please note that there will be several road closures. From 6pm – 1am Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March King George Terrace (Between Parkes Place East and Parkes Place West) will be closed. On Monday 11 March various roads will be closed for Canberra Day - check here for further details. Please note that the National Gallery Car parks will both be open and will be accessible off Bowen Drive and the Parkes Place East.
Exhibition information here
Recorded information +61 2 6240 6501
General information +61 2 6240 6411
For visitors with mobility difficulties +61 2 6240 6411
As part of the Enlighten Festival 2013 the National Gallery of Australia comes alive with many special events.
Enjoy an after-hours viewing of Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge. The late openings will include free access to the Indigenous and International Galleries.
- Exhibition open until 10pm all four nights. Tickets available at Ticketek or 132 849
- Cost: Adult $25; Concession $20; Member $16;
Lautrec's Lounge Bar
Saturday 9 March
5 – 9.30 pm
Popping up on Saturday 9 March is Lautrec’s Lounge Bar. Situated in the NGA foyer, recline amongst the art and enjoy a drink and a cheese platter and relax over the long weekend.
Paris, City of Light Promenade
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 March
6.30 pm until late Take an evening stroll along a lamp-lined boulevard at the National Gallery of Australia and be transported to the lively Parisian street life of the Belle Epoque. Enjoy live music and performance, art-making activities, French-inspired refreshments and a late-night opening of Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as a screening at 9.30 pm of the romantic Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris on Friday and of the anthology of short films Paris, je t’aime on Saturday.
Make your own Parisian lantern: make and decorate your own lantern using the template provided here. Bring it to the National Gallery for the Paris, City of Light promenade and we will light it up and add it to our lamp-lined street.
- Gallery forecourt, Street Cafe, main foyer and James O Fairfax Theatre
Klezmer Divas perform soulful lively music
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 March
From 7.00 pm One of the most creative and exciting new Klezmer bands on the scene, Klezmer Divas are lead by Fay Sussman, lead singer with a soulful voice, compared to Piaf, with Daniel Weltlinger (violin), Eddie Bronson (clarinet), John Maddox (bass), and Emily- Rose Sarkova (accordion and backup vocals).
This intoxicating combination of music is played in a harmonic minor, taking you on a journey through the 1930s and 40s swing era of jazz, Gypsy, tango and waltz.