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Win tickets to attend the official VIP launch of the ‘new look’ National Gallery of Australia – Last Day To Enter!

By Advertising Feature - 27 September 2010 43

[First filed: Sep 17, 2010 @ 10:08]

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You and a friend could be one of the first people to see the biggest transformation of the National Gallery of Australia since its creation in 1982. The spectacular redevelopment will be officially opened by the Governor General Ms Quentin Bryce AC, and features a grand new entrance, 11 specially designed Indigenous art galleries, showcasing works from the largest collection of Australian Indigenous art in the world, the new Skyspace walk-in sculpture Within Without, a landscaped Australian Garden, grand new function space, new shop and cafe.

Date: Thursday 30 September
Time: 6.00pm – 900pm
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

More info: Stay tuned to

To be one of the first people to see the ‘new look’ NGA tell us in 25 words or less, if you ran the NGA, what type of art exhibition would you bring to the Gallery?

The winner will be judged on creativity by the RiotACT and announced on Friday 24 Sept.

(Slideshow below)

UPDATE Congratulations to Jethro who wins the main prize with runners up Amanda Hugankis, zenpuck, and bush goddess. Jazz will be emailing you.

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43 Responses to
Win tickets to attend the official VIP launch of the ‘new look’ National Gallery of Australia – Last Day To Enter!
Jethro 4:29 pm 17 Sep 10

Art created by the criminally insane and drug addled.

ghughes 4:07 pm 17 Sep 10

Forbidden art – it would involve Otto Dix, Paul Klee, Andres Sorrano, Jeff Koons, Bill Henson, Dutch cartoons, Tibetan Buddhist art and Byzantine icons.

toriness 2:53 pm 17 Sep 10

andy warhol – i saw an exhibition of his work in edinburgh and it was awesome.

JessP 2:52 pm 17 Sep 10

Stencil art, cos, ya know, thats art too.

Amanda Hugankis 1:21 pm 17 Sep 10

I’d exhibit sculptures and installations by artists using mundane domesticated Australian objects rebirthed, like the peg basket, those aluminium BBQ tongs or Daryl Somers.

fermion 1:19 pm 17 Sep 10

My son who’s five would most likely want to see 3D computer animated youtube videos of Dora the Explorer visiting the planets and their moons on variously coloured steam engines.

Skidbladnir 1:17 pm 17 Sep 10

Otherwise, buy lots of paper, assemble a few origami lecturers, some instructors, and create a simple (and interactive) exhibition for adults and children.
(Like these)

Skidbladnir 1:05 pm 17 Sep 10

Something like this illustrating that scientific insight is cromulently resonant with art crowds, over typical ‘microscopes and white coats’ imagery, and becomes dramatic once embiggened.

puggle 12:30 pm 17 Sep 10

I’d like to see a textile art show – similar to the V&A Quilts 1700-2010, but of course with indigenous additions.

Jim Jones 11:46 am 17 Sep 10

A showcase of Australian art challenging the stereotypes of what Australia art is: an eclectic mix of the popular (from Max Dupain to Ken Done).

zenpuck 11:38 am 17 Sep 10
BimboGeek 11:28 am 17 Sep 10

How about a Star Trek fan art exhibition. Have you seen the documentary Trekkies? There are fans out there doing some really amazing work and it’s of particular cultural interest that they chose to illustrate fictional characters from the future.

nseethiah 11:22 am 17 Sep 10

Well, personally I would bring an exhibition showcasing photography and installations of modern and contemporary street art like Mark Jenkins ( and Banksy ( I think this kind of art is starting to gain status in the art world, and an exhibition here at the NGA would really bring it’s ideas to Australia, and especially Canberra!

johnboy 10:26 am 17 Sep 10

Sure do!

nseethiah 10:23 am 17 Sep 10

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