Meet on grass near Gallery entrance
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The National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden is an integral part of the Gallery’s design, with the idea of a world class sculpture garden developed as part of the building’s inception. The Garden was configured to display the Gallery's extensive collection of sculpture by Australian and international artist, tracing a history of modern sculpture through an innovative set of 'outside rooms', with plantings of native species selected for Kamberri / Canberra’s climate and seasons.
Join Lucina Ward, Curator, International Art and Ngambri/Ngunnawal Traditional Custodian Paul Girrawah House, to explore the Sculpture Garden with a focus on Dr Matilda House and Paul Girrawah House’s work Mulanggary your-wang (alive and strong) 2021 – 2022, James Turrell’s Within without 2010 and Tracey Emin’s When I sleep 2018, a new acquisition in celebration of the National Gallery’s 40th anniversary.
A series of Art Talks across the weekend of the National Gallery’s 40th Anniversary with artists and National Gallery curators sharing stories of works from the collection.