Just an average day for the conservation team at the NGA. They’re adding a protective coating to ‘Number 751’ by melting and reapplying a wax coating.

Image: Robert Klippel ‘Number 751’, 1989
Bronze
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Purchased 1997
© Klippel, Robert - Estate of Robert Klippel
Just an average day for the conservation team at the NGA They’re

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Namatjira: Painting Country open now! These watercolours by Western Arrarnta artist Albert Namatjira are on display to the public for the first time, thanks to the generous donation from Gordon and Marilyn Darling. Level 1, free entry.
Namatjira: Painting Country open now These watercolours by Western Arrarnta artist Albert

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Niki Magelaki
Niki Magelaki
KD Belle
Scientists say drinking coffee leads to a longer life. So why not tap into the fountain of youth at our NGA café? Open daily from 10am.
Scientists say drinking coffee leads to a longer life So why not

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Rachel Long
Alison Ford
Jemima Kemp
Last Saturday, Instagramers Canberra hosted the world’s first ‘fogstameet’ at our breathtaking ‘Foggy Wake in a Desert: An Ecosphere'. Don't forget to post your own photos, we’d love to see them.
Last Saturday Instagramers Canberra hosted the world’s first ‘fogstameet’ at our

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Vishal Pandey
Emma Stewart
Bring your bubs to the gallery tomorrow for a guided tour. It’s never too early to fall in love with art! 19 July 10am-12pm, $12 or $10 for NGA members/concession. Book today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Bring your bubs to the gallery tomorrow for a guided tour It’s

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Jeanie Donohue
Lucy Jessica
Susie Britt
Like a sculpture arrested in time, racism lingers. Archie Moore’s silent ‘Black Dog’ speaks volumes.

Archie Moore ‘Black Dog’ 2012
Taxidermy dog, shoe polish, raven oil, leather, metal
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Purchased 2014.
Like a sculpture arrested in time racism lingers Archie Moore’s silent ‘Black

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Escape the cold with the sundrenched landscapes at our Australian Impressionism exhibition. Free, level 1.

John Russell ‘Landscape, Antibes (The Bay Of Nice)’ 1891
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Purchased 1976
Escape the cold with the sundrenched landscapes at our Australian Impressionism exhibition

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Jill Hiscock
John So
Trevor Kelly
Once were kings. Now are chickens. Rodel Tapaya brings a Tagalong myth to life in Isang Kahig, Isang Tuka’. See it in the Contemporary Art Galleries on lower ground 1.

Rodel Tapaya, ‘Isang Kahig, Isang Tuka [One scratch, one peck]’, 2010.
Fiberglass, wood.
Courtesy of the artist and A3
Once were kings Now are chickens Rodel Tapaya brings a Tagalong myth

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Julie Mylchreest
Delphi Wilidad
Fridays are the perfect time to reflect at the NGA.
Fridays are the perfect time to reflect at the NGA

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Step inside artist Sam Jinks’ studio for a sneak peek of ‘Hyper Real’. Arriving 20 October, tickets on sale now: bit.ly/2sSmeuU
Step inside artist Sam Jinks’ studio for a sneak peek of ‘Hyper

Hyper Real Teaser

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Wendy Coxhead
Jenni Bourke
Andrea Douch
How many people does it take it install an artwork that’s almost 4 metres tall? Six people and two scissor lifts!

Image: Fernand Leger, ‘Les Trapezistes’ 1954
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1981
© Fernand Léger. Licensed by ADAGP & VISCOPY, Australia
How many people does it take it install an artwork that’s almost

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Ruth Leontine Baillie
‘The clouds from the nuclear tests at Maralinga travelled across my grandfather’s country, Kokatha Country…and I was born in the Woomera prohibited zone.’ Artist Yhonnie Scarce shares her personal connection to her work ‘Thunder Raining Poison’.

'Defying Empire' is open until September 10, thanks to Wesfarmers Arts, our Indigenous Art Partner and Presenting Partner.
‘The clouds from the nuclear tests at Maralinga travelled across my grandfather’s

Yhonnie Scarce on 'Defying Empire'

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Katie Sandison
Mariah Calman
Brooke Saddler
Get the kids exploring art in the colourful world of Reko Rennie. NGA Play, open every day and free fun for the whole family.
Get the kids exploring art in the colourful world of Reko Rennie

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‘I think for Australia these exhibitions are absolutely critical, and this is the most important work that the NGA can do.’ Helen Carroll from Wesfarmers Arts, the Presenting Partner for ‘Defying Empire’.

The 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial is open until September 10.
‘I think for Australia these exhibitions are absolutely critical and this is

Helen Carroll, Wesfarmers Arts on 'Defying Empire'

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Finding patterns in the most unexpected places.
Finding patterns in the most unexpected places

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Geraldine Glynn
Astrid McGinty
Rhonda McGuiness
Grab your pencils and come on down to the NGA tomorrow for a free drawing session. Open to everyone, this guided tour will inspire you to create your own masterpiece. 11 July 2 -3 pm, book your spot today [ Bit.ly Link ]
Grab your pencils and come on down to the NGA tomorrow for

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Callum Bowen
Catherine Purnell
Lola Greeno creates traditional Pakana Aboriginal necklaces from shell, echidna quills and possum skin - which Australian animal did this come from?

Lola Greeno 'Kangaroo vertebrae necklace' 2016
white ochre on kangaroo vertebrae on string
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Lola Greeno creates traditional Pakana Aboriginal necklaces from shell echidna quills and

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‘[Defying Empire] is a celebration of what it’s like to be an Indigenous person within this country…the Indigenous spirit is still strong and alive today.’ Artist Brian Robinson explains what the 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ means to him.

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ until 10 September. Wesfarmers Arts is the NGA’s Indigenous Art Partner and the Presenting... View more »
‘ Defying Empire is a celebration of what it’s like to be

Brian Robinson on Defying Empire

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Language is power. Megan Cope returns local Aboriginal names to their rightful place in her ‘Yunggulba (Flood Tide)’ series.

Megan Cope ‘Yunggulba (Flood Tide)’ [Quandamooka] (detail) 2015.
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Courtesy of the artist and This Is No Fantasy.
Language is power Megan Cope returns local Aboriginal names to their rightful

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Join us this Saturday as we celebrate NAIDOC week with a free creative workshop for kids, hosted by renowned indigenous artist, Tony Albert. 8 July 10:30am - 1:30pm.

Tony Albert 'The Hand You’re Dealt' (detail) 2016
Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf
Photo: Sam Noonan
Join us this Saturday as we celebrate NAIDOC week with a free

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