Explore our world! We have 160,000 works of art for and on behalf of all Australians. NGA is open every day 10am-5pm (apart from Christmas Day) and admission is free. Drop in and check out the many services that can enhance your experience.

Image: Dorrit BLACK, The Wattle Tree, c.1933 | On display on Level 1
Get lost in the labyrinth of Versailles, a hedge maze filled with fountains and statues depicting Aesop's fables. It was so popular with the nobility of France that a guidebook was printed to enhance the experience. Get more from your visit to Versailles: Treasures from the Palace and join one of our free tours. Daily 11am, 12pm and 2pm. Final weeks! Exhibition closes 17 April

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For the next 48 hours Instagrammer @legojacker will be taking over our Instagram account, kicking off with a Worldwide InstaMeet on the theme of kindness at the gallery. Look us up on Instagram @NationalGalleryAus and join in with the hashtag #WWIM15❤NGA. Visit the gallery, take photos on the theme of kindness and share your images to Instagram all weekend!
Madame Cheng Hong (wife of the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China) and Madame Wang Fang (wife of the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Australia) visited the Gallery today and was escorted by Gerard Vaughan, NGA Director, through Versailles, the International and Australian galleries.
We've teamed up with AccorHotels Canberra to offer visitors to Canberra a majestic package to experience Versailles: Treasures from the Palace. Blue Mountains native Linda Moon from Weekend Notes has the scoop on French champagne, fresh breakfast, gallery discounts and more! Final weeks - exhibition closes April 17.

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We're sad to see the end of summer, but we can't wait for the beauty of autumn that is so unique in Canberra! Ian North captured this 'Canberra coda' in the 1980s, and it hasn't lost its impact. Enjoy the turning of the leaves this season.

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'Mozart's Sister' (Nannerl, La Soeur de Mozart) is a sumptuous feast for the eyes, ears and heart exploring the fascinating little-known story of the talented elder sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. By bringing an exuberant era alive with music, this inspirational tale of creative passion conjures a breathtaking world of 18th-century pre-revolutionary France. Now showing as part of the...
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Inspired by early experiences of mountain climbing above the snow line in Japan and observing the natural transition of liquid to ice, 'Surge 16' visually captures the metamorphosis of glass from its fluid to solid state. Created at the Canberra Glassworks by Canberra-based glass artist Masahiro Asaka

On display Level 1 | Gallery open daily 10am - 5pm

Image: Masahiro ASAKA, Surge 16, 2011
In 1665 Louis XIV commissioned a series of bronze vases for his newly created Orangery, soon to become the largest collection of orange trees in Europe. Many of the statues from the Orangery are now kept in the Musée du Louvre​ in Paris. These vases, decorated in images from Greek mythology, are in Australia exclusively at the NGA at Versailles: Treasures from the Palace. Exhibition ends April...
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Bauhaus legend Josef Albers was born on this day 19 March 1888. His series ‘Gray Instrumentation II’ exemplifies his masterful understanding of colours and their interactions and is on display now in the International Galleries | Level 2

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Next weekend, Instagrammer Legojacker will be hosting a Worldwide InstaMeet at the gallery for a select group of Canberra 'grammers. Follow us on Instagram @NationalGalleryAus to see their exploits as they spread kindness #WWIM15❤NGA. Watch out for @Legojacker taking over our Instagram account for 48 hours from Saturday 25 March at 10am. You can join in on #WWIM15❤NGA by visiting the gallery,...
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Myth or reality? Rodel Tapaya appears ‘in conversation’ with Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Jaklyn Babington, today at 2pm. ‘Rodel Tapaya: New art from the Philippines’ is now open | Contemporary galleries

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The gateway to a lost world not forgotten. Only four weeks left to experience the splendour of Versailles: Treasures from the Palace. Exhibition closes April 17

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We're having 'Art for Lunch' today from 12:45pm - 1:15pm. Book a free seat and satisfy your intellectual hunger with Jaklyn Babington, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art. Today's talk is on Swiss-born master of the moving image, Pipilotti Rist, whose installation 'Worry will vanish revelation' is currently on display in the Contemporary Art Galleries, Lower Ground 1.

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‘Sometimes present events are so difficult to grasp that they could be mistaken as myth,’ says Filipino artist Rodel Tapaya. He appropriates myth, folktale and contemporary reality to comment on the Philippines’ past, present and future. ‘New art from the Philippines’ opens this weekend in the Contemporary Art Galleries. Free.

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Two people used to first class treatment feel right at home as they travel to Canberra with Qantas. Re-live the majesty of the old world and escape to the capital to experience Versailles: Treasures from the Palace. Exhibition closes 17 April.

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This chair was made for Madame de Pompadour's residence at Crécy (c.1755) and will soon be packed up and sent back to France. Don't sit around! Versailles: Treasures from the Palace exhibition exclusive to the NGA closes 17 April

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Art and creativity are expressed in many forms. From the colour and design of a hot air balloon, to this picture perfect scene captured by Canberra-based photographer and blogger Vishal Pandey. Visit us all this week to see which works of art make *you* soar! Gallery open daily 10am - 5pm.

(Picture: Photos by Wanderlust73)

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Want to know what it's like to eat like a King? The Canberra Times got the inside scoop on the royal menu with a recipe from Alain Ducasse's Versailles restaurant, Ore.

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Photo: Amuse-bouche Oille recipe. Credit: Atelier Mai 98