Welcome back to the National Gallery Australia in Canberra-November News
Planning a visit to the Gallery over summer? Find the perfect inspiration in our free exhibitions Know My Name Part Two, celebrating Australian women artists from 1900 to now, and Project 1: Sarah Lucas, one of England’s most influential and unapologetic artists. Our summer exhibition Jeffrey Smart, a major retrospective of the acclaimed Australian artist, opens 11 December. Tickets on sale now.
Project 1: Sarah Lucas live stream and virtual tour
Join Emma Dexter, Visual Arts Director, British Council and Australian artists Mikala Dwyer and Natalya Hughes live in conversation on humour and its impact on Sarah Lucas’ practice. Preview the exhibition in the virtual tour.
Wed 10 Nov, 7pm
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A TUSCAN LUNCH
Celebrate the art of Jeffrey Smart with a Tuscan-style lunch, inspired by the artist’s love of Italy and great Italian trattorias.
Fri, Sat, Sun between 11 Dec 21 and 30 Jan 22
11.30am–1pm & 1.30pm–3pm
SCULPTURE GARDEN ART TALKS
Join us in the Sculpture Garden for the final three Art Talks of the year. First up, Jessi England, John T Reid Outreach Programs Convenor, discusses Clement Meadmore’s Virginia.
4, 11, 18 Nov, 12.30pm
Free, bookings essential
LOLA GREENO ACQUISITION
New to the collection are several pieces by contemporary artist and Palawa woman Lola Greeno. The shell necklaces exemplify the strength, beauty, and continuity of the artist’s traditional practices.
ABC iVIEW DOCUMENTARIES
Don’t miss a thing. Watch Step Into Paradise and Bronwyn Oliver – The Shadows Within on ABC iView celebrating the Know My Name initiative.
ART BY DESCRIPTION
Discover the influence of Morocco on Henri Matisse and Australian artist Hilda Rix Nicholas through audio descriptions, discussions, music and poetry. For people who are blind or with impaired vision.
Fri 5 Nov, 2pm
Free, booking essential
ART FOR CARERS
Join Curator of Photography, Annie O’Hehir and carers from around the country to trace the development of hand-coloured photographs from 19th-century Japan to contemporary Australia.
Tue 9 Nov, 11am
Free, bookings essential
Visit the Art Store for inspirational and contemporary art products and books. Browse exclusive ranges inspired by the collection and current exhibitions.
MARIAN TUBBS X ARCHIE ROSE GIN
Enjoy a tailored gin or vodka by Archie Rose, complete with this limited edition label featuring original artwork by Marian Tubbs – an Australian artist exhibiting in Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now.
The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the Canberra and ACT region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.