Friday 27 and Saturday 28 February 2015
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March 2015


Art-making activities are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled due to poor weather. Other parts of the event may be moved inside. Please check here for updates.


James Turrell: A Retrospective tickets available through Ticketek or at the NGA Front Desk



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Enjoy the spectacle of Enlighten 2015 at the National Gallery of Australia.

Stunning projections will light up the facade of the NGA after dark from 27 February – 7 March 2015, with late openings of selected gallery spaces on Friday and Saturday nights during the festival. Late night tickets can also be purchased for James Turrell: A Retrospective with its extraordinary immersive works celebrating light, colour and perception.



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Galleries (open late)
Date: 27 & 28 Feb and 6 & 7 March
Time: 5 – 10pm
Cost: Free, includes short talks by Gallery guides at selected times

James Turrell: A Retrospective (open late)
Date: 27 & 28 Feb and 6 & 7 March
Time: 7 – 9pm
Cost: Mon- Fri $25.49, Sat/Sun & Public holidays $30.58; Member/Student Fri & Sat $20.39 7 days.  Tickets available through Ticketek.

Roving entertainment, art activities and an ambient soundscape will bring the Gallery forecourt to life for the final weekend of Enlighten.
Date: 6 & 7 March
Time: 5 – 10pm
Cost: Free

NGA Contemporary (open late)
Date: 27 & 28 Feb and 6 & 7 March
Time: 5 – 10pm
Venue: NGA Contemporary on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin
Cost: Free

Sculpture Garden Restaurant Pop Up Summer Café
Open for dinner Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March
6.00pm until 10.00pm
Reservations: or 02 6240 6660

Street Café
Open Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March until 10pm