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Jeffrey Smart Exhibition opens at NGA in Canberra

Jeffrey Smart Exhibition opens at NGA in Canberra

Jeffrey Smart Exhibition opens at NGA in Canberra

 

Exhibition

JEFFREY SMART

11 Dec 2021–15 May 2022

 

‘Jeffrey Smart was making theatre out of art, and he was inviting us to bring our own stories.’

Dr Deborah Hart, Exhibition Curator

‘We hope audiences will look at the world like Smart and see beauty in the theatre and geometry of their everyday.’

Dr Rebecca Edwards, Exhibition Curator

 

 

VisitCanberra, Walking through the winery at Pialligo Estate

Canberra experiences

A foodie wonderland, a thriving cool-climate wine region, breathtaking nature and family fun are all within easy reach. It’s more than you expect.

Hotel room view in Deco Hotel, Capital Hotel Group

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Stay with our friends at Capital Hotel Group at one of three centrally located properties and enjoy exclusive pricing on accommodation packages and tickets.

Jeffrey Smart, The painted factory, Tuscany 1972, Private collection © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart

Tuscan Lunch

Inspired by Jeffrey Smart’s love of everything Italian, a Tuscan Lunch is the perfect post-exhibition debrief.

 


Visitor with Audio Experience with installation view of Jeffrey Smart, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2021

Tour

audio experience

On demand

From a cracking cassette tape to a melancholic organ duet, 10 sonic artists bring to life the surreal and the mysterious worlds of Jeffrey Smart.

 

Jeffrey Smart, Self-portrait, Procida (detail) 1950–51, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2016 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart

Interview

The art Show

On demand

Smart’s partner Ermes De Zan, painter Anne Wallace and film director Bruce Beresford speak on the artist’s enduring influence.


8½ (1963), directed by Federico Fellini

Film

Saturday Screening

Monthly

This weekend, see Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves (1948), and next month experience Federico Fellini’s 8½ (1963). Presented with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

 

Exhibition curators Dr Deborah Hart and Dr Rebecca Edwards

At the Gallery & Live Stream

CURATOR’S INTRODUCTION

Sat 11 Dec,11.30am

Exhibition curators Dr Deborah Hart and Dr Rebecca Edwards introduce the art and life of Jeffrey Smart and celebrate a remarkable Australian artist who made an impact on generations.

 

 

 

 


Jeffrey Smart, Labyrinth 2011, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra,

Review

Decoding Smart

Online

Despite being responsible for some of the most iconic images in Australian art, Smart (1920–2013) always felt he was swimming against the tide.

 

Jeffrey Smart, Corrugated Gioconda (detail), 1976, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 1976 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart

Stories & Ideas

A life in pictures

Online

A new exhibition celebrates the centenary of Jeffrey Smart, his legacy and the ideas that emerge from his work, write Dr Deborah Hart and Dr Rebecca Edwards.

 


Installation view of Jeffrey Smart with visitors, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2021

Tour

art chats

Daily, 11.30am

Start up a conversation with our passionate and friendly Guides about the art and life of this acclaimed Australian artist.

 

Installation view of Jeffrey Smart, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2021

Access

Art for Carers

14 Dec 2021, 10am

Join people who are carers from around the region for a free tour of the exhibition, Jeffrey Smart, led by exhibition curator Dr Deborah Hart.

 

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