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Panel: Situating practice BOOKED OUT

A conversation about art and Australian identity

Image: Tom Nicholson Comparative monument (Shellal) 2014-16 (detail), installation view, The Jerusalem Show VIII, Qalandiya International Palestine, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane © the artist

Thursday 30 March 2017, 12.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Artist talks: The National 2017

Meet some of the artists

Image: Gunybi Ganambarr Coastline of Grindall Bay 2016 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © the artist

Thursday 30 March 2017
See listing for details

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Lower level 2
Free

Educators conference: The National 2017

Professional learning for teachers

Image: Gordon Bennett Home Décor (after M Preston) #18 2012 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales. Courtesy and © the Estate of Gordon Bennett

Thursday 6 April 2017, 6-8pm (Carriageworks)
Friday 7 April 2017, 9am - 12.30pm (MCA)
Friday 7 April 2017, 1.30-4.30pm (AGNSW)

Charges apply

Children’s access workshop: The National 2017

Artmaking for children with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Creating art in a children’s access workshop at the Gallery

Saturday 8, Wednesday 19 April 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Workshop: Invented languages

For 7-12 year olds with artist Emily Floyd

Image: Emily Floyd Kesh Alphabet 2017 (visualisation detail), digital collage including 1977 photo by Max Dupain of the Art Gallery of NSW, visualisation produced by Phillip Moloughney Architecture. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery © the artist

Tuesday-Thursday 2pm
18-20 April 2017

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Charges apply

Drop in and make: Material world

Free artmaking activity for families

Daily 11am - 4pm
16-21 April 2017

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Celebrity talks: Off the grid

What does it mean to be socially engaged?

Image: Costa Georgiadis

Wednesdays 6.30pm
5-26 April 2017
5 April is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Australia

The band, not the country, not a country band

Image: Australia Photo: Maclay Heriot

Wednesdays 7.30pm
5-26 April 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Indigenous perspectives in new Australian art

With Anneke Jaspers and the Oceanic Art Society

Image: Taloi Havini Habitat 2017 (still) multi-channel digital video, high definition, colour, surround sound, 10:40 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane © Taloi Havini

Wednesday 17 May, 7pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia: The National 2017

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Megan Cope RE FORMATION part 1 2016 (detail). Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery © the artist

Thursday 18 May 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Audio-description tour: The National 2017

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Yhonnie Scarce Death Zephyr 2016-17 (detail). Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne © the artist

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Auslan tour: The National 2017

With Stefan Kater for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Stefan Kater

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7.15pm
Sunday 28 May 2017, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings recommended

Drop in and draw: June

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 3 June 2017, 11am - 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Lower level 2
Free

Performance lecture: City without crows

By artist Raquel Ormella for The National 2017

Image: Raquel Ormella City Without Crows 2015–17 (detail of process image). Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery © the artist

Wednesday 31 May 2017, 7.15pm (booked out)
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 June 2017, 11am, 2pm

Duration 40 minutes
Location: Study room
Charges apply

Community access tour and workshop: The National 2017

For adults with specific needs

Image: Creating art in an access workshop at the Gallery

Tuesday 2 May 2017, 11am
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

The National road trip

Visit all three venues in one day!

Image: Heath Franco LIFE IS SEXY 2017 (detail), 2-channel video installation. Courtesy the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney. On display at Carriageworks for The National 2017

Various Saturdays, April-June 2017
See listing for details

Duration 6 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Talks: It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective

Curated by artist Alex Martinis Roe for The National 2017

Image: Alex Martinis Roe It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective 2015–17, detail of source image courtesy and © Meredith Burgmann

Saturdays 29 April, 27 May, 17 June 2017
See listing for details

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Conversations: Changing courses

By artist Keg de Souza for The National 2017

Image: Keg de Souza Appetite for Construction 2016 (detail), installation view, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Contemporary Art Gallery © the artist. Photo: Trasi Jang

Wednesdays 26 April, 24 May, 28 June 2017
See listing for details

Free, bookings required

Exhibition talks: The National 2017

Get to know the artists and their work

Image: Khaled Sabsabi Guerrilla 2016 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales © the artist

Wednesdays 5.30pm
5-26 April, 14-28 June 2017

Free

Social sounds

Come make some noise with Junkyard Beats and The Human Sound Project

Wednesdays 7pm
14-28 June 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Artist-led workshop: Shaping our present

For 7-12 year olds

Image: Megan Cope RE FORMATION part 3 (Dubbagullee) 2017 (detail). Courtesy the artist, Melbourne and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne © Megan Cope

Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 5 July 2017
Register by 1.45pm for 2pm start
(Thursday 6 July cancelled)

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Charges apply

Drop in and make: Fantastic worlds

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Tiger Yaltangki Star Wars 2016 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Tiger Yaltangki, courtesy Iwantja Arts, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Daily 11am – 4pm
2–7 July 2017

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Performance salon: It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective

By artist Alex Martinis Roe for The National 2017

Image: Alex Martinis Roe It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective 2015-17 (detail of video still). Courtesy and © the artist

Saturday 15 July 2017, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free, bookings required

Contemporary art guided tour: The National 2017

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Tiger Yaltangki Doctor Who 2016 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © the artist, courtesy Iwantja Arts

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
30 March - 16 July 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free