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troublemag | August 18, 2019

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National Gallery of Australia

MONET: IMPRESSION SUNRISE
Until 7 September
This winter, see the painting that changed the art world forever – Claude Monet’s Impression, sunrise. From waterlilies to seascapes, city scenes and rural landscapes, discover the beauty of natural light, colour and fleeting moments captured by Impressionist masters including Turner, Boudin, Sisley and Morisot.
Adults from $22, $20 concession/student, $17 Members, children under 16 years free.

Monet Impression Sunrise Premium Sessions: Every weekend from 9-10am
Want to beat the crowds? Enjoy an exclusive viewing of Monet: Impression Sunrise with limited numbers of people and get in before the doors open to the general public at 10.00am.
$55 Adult, $45 NGA Members

Monet Mondays: Every Monday 5.00-7.00pm
Experience Monet after hours with music and a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne from the cash bar, with the exhibition open until 7pm.
Available every Monday with a purchased exhibition ticket, or purchase a ticket after 5pm on a Monday and receive a complimentary glass of champagne.

Monet’s Tea Salon: Weekdays 11am, weekends 11am + 2pm daily
Experience Monet in true-Parisian style with an unforgettable high-tea and enjoy a selection of French-inspired, sweet and savoury delights.
High tea + exhibition entry package: $70 adult, $68 concession, $60 NGA Members.

For all bookings, head to nga.gov.au/impressionsunrise or ticketek.com.au


 

CONTEMPORARY WORLDS: INDONESIA
Until 27 October
Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia showcases the work of some of Indonesia’s most exciting emerging and established artists. The artists give voice to an exploration of topics ranging from sexuality, gender roles and family, to environmental concerns, the art market, new materials and forms, the everyday object and how we might listen to and learn from the sounds of Indonesia.
Free.

Live performance: Duto Hardono: In harmonia progression: 
11.00am, Repeated on Saturday 20 July, 3 August, 17 August, 31 August, 14 September, 28 September, 12 October & 26 October. 
Visitors to the National Gallery can enjoy a live vocal performance of action and reaction that transforms language, evoking universal forms of human connection, every second Saturday during the exhibition.

Art for lunch with Tisna Sanjaya: Seni penjernih dialog (Art as purifying dialogue): 12.45pm, Repeated Thursday 8 August & Thursday 22 August.
Tisna Sanjaya’s installation Seni penjernih dialog (Art as purifying dialogue) will be activated with debates on art, religion and the environment.

 

MĀORI MARKINGS: TĀ MOKO
Until 25 August 2019
By marking the skin and face with connecting patterns, Māori Tā Moko artists tell stories of prestige, authority and identity. This exhibition includes a unique art event featuring Moko artists engaging in a live demonstration of this phenomenal practice.

 

LEARNING GALLERY: BODY LANGUAGE
Until 3 November 2019
As the first exhibition in the National Gallery’s new Learning Gallery, Body Language, explores the identity of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
Free.

 

BODIES OF ART: HUMAN FORM FROM THE NATIONAL COLLECTION
On now
Visit the exhibition that traverses genre, gender and time through investigation of the human form with a huge array of extraordinary works of art including Jeff Koons’ Balloon Venus Dolni Vestonice, Peruvian figures from 900 AD, Francis Bacon’s Triptych, and Sarah Lucas’ Deep Cream Maradona [Maradona].

 

COMING SOON
LICHTENSTEIN TO WARHOL: THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION
Opens 7 September 2019
Following World War II, master printer Kenneth Tyler was at the forefront of printmaking innovation in America, orchestrating the move from printmaking as a minor artform to a leading visual practice. Through his workshops, Tyler empowered major post-war artists – Josef and Anni Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Sultan and Andy Warhol – to create print works on a grand scale, using ground-breaking techniques.
Free.

The National Gallery of Australia is open every day including Easter, 10am – 5pm, (closed Christmas Day only).