The National Gallery is sharing the numbers for the recently concluded Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition:
The National Gallery of Australia today announced that the Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge exhibition attracted 170 201visitors from all over Australia to Canberra, making it one of the Gallery’s Top 10 visited exhibitions ever.
The exhibition closed on Tuesday 2 April 2013, [...]
The National Gallery has announced they’re buying two 18th Century George Stubbs paintings:
A portrait of the Kongouro (Kangaroo) from New Holland and a companion painting, A portrait of a large Dog from New Holland (Dingo) were painted by Stubbs in 1772 in response to a commission by naturalist Sir Joseph Banks. The small works have [...]
Michael Brand of the Art Gallery of New South Wales says he is going to go to the feds cap in hand and ask for a contribution to the gallery’s plans to double in size by 2021 at a cost of many millions of private philanthropy dollars/taxpayer dollars.
It will be interesting to see how the [...]
I took this shot on Friday night and decided it was too good not to share.
Now if anyone can tell me what the name of the work and the artist is that would be great as I’ve scanned the National Gallery’s online collection in two different ways (and it takes some time) with no result.
News has the sad development that sculptor Bert Flugelman has died age 90.
In Canberra he’s best known for the wildly popular Cones sculpture in the National Gallery sculpture garden.
[Photo Courtesy Wikipedia]
[ 8 February, 2013 to 16 June, 2013. ]
The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition:
Vanuatu is very different from other Pacific nations. Traditional practices better known as Kastom remain strong even after a century of dual colonial religious influences. Kastom: Art of Vanuatu presents for the first time the unique collection of arts from this area held by the National Gallery [...]
The ABC has a piece on the resounding success of the National Gallery’s Ned Kelly paintings on display in Dublin:
IMMA head of exhibitions Rachael Thomas says the show has been a resounding success.
“It’s really taken us by absolute surprise, it’s been an out and out success,” she said.
“We have had really unprecedented figures so [...]
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This in from the National Gallery:
Rain, hail or shine the National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Bar in association with Veuve Clicquot re-opens for the summer this Friday 18 January in the new location of the Sculpture Garden Restaurant.
The National Gallery’s big Centenary blockbuster “Toulouse-Lautrec, Paris & The Moulin Rouge“ opens to the public tomorrow, there’s a launch party for the shiny people tonight and this morning there was a media preview which I toddled along to.
If you already know about Toulouse-Lautrec then there’s not much more I need to say about it [...]
[ 1 June, 2013 to 9 September, 2013. ]
The official announcement is supposed to be at 10 this morning, but world+dog is reporting the National Gallery is putting on its first winter blockbuster in a decade and it’s going to be Turner. From Wikipedia:
Joseph Mallord William “J. M. W.” Turner, RA (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic [...]
This in from the National Gallery:
The Big Draw 2012 will be held at the National Gallery of Australia on Sunday 28 October from 11am until 2pm. Big Draw is an annual event dedicated to exploring drawing in its many manifestations. Now firmly established on the Canberra calendar Big Draw provides a wonderful opportunity for [...]
The National Gallery is letting it be known they’re lending their holdings of Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings to the Irish:
The National Gallery of Australia today announced a major international loan: the iconic Ned Kelly series by Sidney Nolan will travel to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin. Interest in exhibiting this ground-breaking, popular [...]
[ 1 September, 2012 to 11 November, 2012. ]
The National Gallery is giving notice of their new exhibition of Indian painting:
Divine worlds brings together masterpieces of Indian painting from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Dating from the 15th to the 20th century, the paintings range from exquisite intimate miniatures to vast hunting scenes, monumental pilgrimage maps and brilliantly coloured devotional [...]
[ 17 August, 2012 to 11 November, 2012. ]
The National Gallery have announced their latest exhibition:
The National Gallery of Australia today opened Sydney Long The Spirit of the Land, the first major gallery retrospective of this important Australian artist. Sydney Long is Australia’s foremost Art Nouveau artist and created a highly distinctive style which often depicted the Australian landscape as haunting and mysterious, [...]
The Hindu is running hard on our National Gallery’s 11th century Chola period Nataraja bronze idol which they say was bought from Subhash Kapoor in 2008.
In reply to queries, the Gallery in a release said it purchased the idol from Kapoor “following a thorough due diligence process.”
It contacted the Indian High Commission in Canberra [...]
[ 14 December, 2012 to 2 April, 2013. ]
The National Gallery has announced Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge is the big summer drawcard coming up.
‘The National Gallery of Australia is excited to bring together Australia’s first Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective exhibition, showing only in Canberra. Together with our own collection of works, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive insight into the artistic life of [...]
[ 11 May, 2012 to 22 July, 2012. ]
The National Gallery has announced the opening of unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial:
unDisclosed features the work of 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from regional, remote and urban communities and is curated by Carly Lane, a Kalkadoon woman from North West Queensland with a background in curatorship, anthropology and art.
The artists featured [...]
[ 20 May, 2012; 6:00 pm; ]
The Aids Action Council are giving notice of their upcoming memorial ceremony:
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial honours the memory of all people affected by HIV and reignites community activism in the response to HIV. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the IACM serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down [...]
[ 27 April, 2012 to 15 July, 2012. ]
The National Gallery has lifted the lid on their latest exhibition:
Eugene von Guérard (1811–1901) is arguably Australia’s, and certainly Victoria’s, most important colonial landscape painter. Born in Vienna and trained as a painter in the European art centres of Rome, Naples and Düsseldorf; von Guérard migrated to Australia in 1852.
Von Guérard’s meticulous landscapes are remarkable [...]
Commonwealth Arts Minister Simon Crean on Friday announced the reappointment of Ron Radford for a further two years as Director of the National Gallery.
Tim Fairfax is taking over the chair of the Gallery’s council from Rupert Myer, in an interim capacity.
“My decision regarding longer term options for the Gallery Chair’s position is yet to be [...]
The National Gallery seems to be very happy with the attendances recorded for their Renaissance exhibition:
Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Ron Radford AM said today, “The Renaissance exhibition attracted 212,920 visitors from all across Australia injecting an estimated $75 million into the ACT economy.”
“This makes Renaissance the second most popular exhibition staged at [...]
Google have announced the extension of the Google Art Project with our own National Gallery joining in the fun:
6 of Australia’s leading galleries have now joined more than 151 cultural institutions in 40 countries in the Art Project. Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can now explore more than 1400 artworks from [...]
The National Gallery has announced they’ve bought themselves an Henri Matisse:
The National Gallery of Australia today unveiled a major international acquisition; a stunning large scale work titled Oceania, the sea (1946) by Henri Matisse (1869–1954). The work was purchased with funds generously provided by National Gallery of Australia Council Member
Mr Timothy Fairfax AM.
The Gallery has [...]
A new collection of Italian Renaissance paintings has opened at the National Gallery of Australia for the Renaissance exhibition, and we’ve been through and taken a look.
It’s a magnificent set of artwork on display on loan from the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, Italy. The exhibition focuses on explaining different techniques and materials used in [...]
This summer’s blockbuster at the National Gallery opens this Friday and here in the Eagle’s Nest we’re excited to see the great works of the Renaissance here in Canberra.
Even better we’ve got five double passes for our premium members!
The first five RiotACT premium members to send us a message through the contact form with the [...]
The National Gallery has announced their new partnership with Wesfarmers:
The new partnership valued at $1.4 million, will span will span four years and include the company’s ongoing support of the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowships program and the 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial.
The partnership began in 2009 with the announcement of the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship [...]
[ 30 October, 2011; 2:00 pm; ]
As far as high brows go this pretty much takes the biscuit. The National Gallery describes this sunday’s event thusly:
Join exhibition curator Deborah Hart and virtuoso fortepianist Geoffrey Lancaster for a discussion on links between the art of Fred Williams and the music of Joseph Haydn, followed by the launch of Lancaster’s latest recording [...]
This came over my desk this morning and looks like fun if you’re looking for somewhere to spend cup day.
The Australian is eulogising Colin Madigan, the architect who gave us the High Court and the National Gallery.
THE architect behind two of the country’s most distinctive buildings, the National Gallery of Australia and the High Court, was a visionary who linked design to cultural identity.
Colin Madigan, whose brutalist, concrete-dominated style remains a shorthand for [...]
[ 25 September, 2011; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
The National Gallery has announced their Big Draw 2011:
Big Draw is about the sensory experience of engaging with art and the world around you. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in an atmosphere of creativity, with 22 workshops located throughout the Gallery and musicians performing pieces inspired by the Gallery’s collection. Big Draw encourages [...]
[ 9 December, 2011 to 9 April, 2012. ]
The National Gallery has unveiled its big summer series and it’s the works of the Accademia Carrara.
This unique exhibition offers audiences an unparalleled chance to see Early and High Renaissance paintings by some of the greatest European artists. Raphael, Botticelli, Bellini and Titian are represented among an amazing gamut of talent and creative splendour. More [...]
The National Gallery is letting us know that they’ve been given a genuine foundation article in the “gum tree” school of Australian painting.
National Gallery of Australia announces major new acquisition: Hans Heysen’s Morning light (1913) made possible by the Ruth Graham Roberston Bequest
The painting depicts two monumental gum trees before a sweeping pastoral vista. [...]