The Barbara Blackman Temenos Foundation lecture
6pm Wednesday 4 September

The Barbara Blackman Temenos Foundation brings to Australia leading international experts in art, architecture, literature and philosophy to discuss the spiritual principles of their chosen areas of scholarship.

Jack Herbert, Fellow of the Temenos Academy, London will place Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the most widely acclaimed German painter of the Romantic period, in a social and cultural context and make connections with other aspects of Romanticism.

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Music of the New York Minimalist School
7.30pm Thursday 22 August

Compositions by Steve Reich performed amongst the works of Sol LeWitt featuring musicians from the School of Music, National Institute of the Arts, ANU.

As part of the public program of events for the exhibition Sol LeWitt: Drawings, Prints and Books 1968-1988, the National Gallery of Australia presents Music of the New York Minimalist School. Two works by minimalist composer Steve Reich will be performed in an exhibition of works by minimalist visual artist Sol LeWitt.

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Contemporary Australian architects 2002 speaker series
Wednesday 31 July 2002

The National Gallery of Australia and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects present the Contemporary Australian Architects 2002 Speaker Series. The series is sponsored by Boral.

Four of Australia's most innovative architects discuss the themes, issues and influences in their work, and provide an insight into their working process and design philosophy. The series highlights each architect's response to the Australian landscape, urban development and the changing needs and lifestyles of Australians.

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NGA purchases Indonesian textile treasures
Tuesday 18 June 2002

The Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Dr Brian Kennedy, today announced the major acquisition of Asian textiles from the collection of Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus. Purchased over three years at a cost of $6.5 million, the acquisition of more than 400 rare and ancient textiles from the internationally renowned collection represents the National Gallery's biggest investment in Southeast Asian art.

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Sol LeWitt: Drawings, Prints and Books 1968 - 1988

The National Gallery of Australia has opened the first extensive Australian exhibition of drawings, prints and books by prominent American artist Sol LeWitt (born 1928). Dr Anthony White, co-curator of the exhibition and the Gallery's Curator of International Painting and Sculpture, says the NGA has the largest public collection of LeWitt's work in Australia. 'This exhibition provides Australian viewers with a unique opportunity to see the full breadth of Sol LeWitt's work from the late 1960s to the 1980s.

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Islands in the sun
first National Gallery of Australia exhibition to visit Papua New Guinea
Thursday 16 May 2002

The National Gallery of Australia's Program of Travelling Exhibitions is visiting Papua New Guinea for the first time, with Islands in the Sun, a visually uplifting collection of prints by artists from Arnhem Land, Torres Strait Islands, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

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Negus talks Italy, politics and pizza

George Negus will be visiting the National Gallery of Australia on Tuesday 30 April at 6pm for a pizza supper at which he will talk about his recent book The World from Italy. Publishers of his book HarperCollins say he will provide "some thought provoking and challenging insights on how the world works today and how, despite their mad rush to nowhere in particular, the Italians still manage to go their own wonderful way."

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Picture opportunity

Tom Rosenthal - UK art critic and life-long friend of renowned Australian artist Sidney Nolan - will come face to face with himself this Monday 15 April at 11am at the National Gallery of Australia (Australian Gallery)

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The Italians: three centuries of Italian art

THE ITALIANS: THREE CENTURIES OF ITALIAN ART is surely the greatest old master exhibition ever to come to Australia – for the first time an exhibition brings together more than 100 works from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries in Italy that include masterpieces by Titian, Caravaggio, Canaletto and Tiepolo.

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Australian Quarantine Investigation Service

The National Gallery of Australia as a routine matter seeks the assistance of Australian Quarantine Investigation Service (AQIS) officers in examining works of art which come into Australia for temporary exhibitions.

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National Gallery of Australia releases designs for enhancement of the Gallery building

The National Gallery of Australia has released details of the concept for the new front entrance to the building. The concept has been developed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Managing Architects, for the National Gallery of Australia.

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Macquarie Bank & The National Gallery of Australia
National Sculpture Prize & Exhibition

People's Choice Award Winner
Ruth Downes' Tea Party in the Mayoral Garden

The National Gallery of Australia and Macquarie Bank announce the winner of the People's Choice award for the inaugural National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, Ruth Downes' Tea Party in the Mayoral Garden.

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FREE Australia Day concert
Saturday 26 January 2002

6pm Fred Smith and band
7pm Fruit
9.30pm Australia Day Fireworks Lake Burley Griffin

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