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Tours for Tots: Colourful contemporary

Fun artmaking tours for children aged 3-5

Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 May 2019
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk

Performance: 'The Tender'

By artist Amrita Hepi for The National 2019

Image: Amrita Hepi, The Tender (performance documentation) (detail), 2018–19, courtesy and © the artist

Sunday 31 March 2019, 3pm
Wednesday 24 April 2019, 6pm
Saturday 1 June 2019, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Contemporary art express tour: The National 2019

A half-hour introduction to the exhibition

Wednesdays 6pm
3 April – 17 July 2019

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Contemporary art guided tour: The National 2019

A one-hour introduction to the exhibition

Daily 1pm
29 March - 21 July 2019

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Past events

Sovereign Acts IV: Object

A performance by the Unbound Collective

Image The Unbound Collective (Ali Gumillya Baker, Faye Rosas Blanch, Natalie Harkin & Simone Ulalka Tur), Sovereign Acts II (performance documentation), 2015, performance, paperbark, handheld projectors, image courtesy and © the artists. Photograph: Steve Rendoulis

Friday 29 March 2019, 10.15am

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Front of the Gallery
Free

Artist talks: The National 2019

Meet the artists

Image: Rushdi Anwar, Irhal (expel), hope and the sorrow of displacement (detail), 2013, School of Art Gallery, RMIT University, courtesy and © the artist
Photo: Keelan O’Hehir

Friday 29 March 2019

Duration 30 minutes
Free

Performance: ‘Returning eye (salt pendulum performance)’ CANCELLED

By artist Sandra Selig for The National 2019

Image: Returning eye (salt pendulum performance), 2017–19, process image, © the artist
Courtesy the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Saturday 30 March 2019, 10am

Duration 15 minutes
Free

FOMArt: March 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 30 March 2019, 12.30- 4pm

Free

Panel: Embracing chaos

A discussion with the curators of The National 2019

Image: James Newitt, Fossil (production still) (detail), 2019, courtesy and © the artist

Sunday 31 March 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Sunday 31 March 2019, from 11am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required

Curatorial tour: The National 2019

With Isobel Parker Philip

Image: Andrew Hazewinkel, 12 figures after Niccolò (studies in collective anxiety) (detail), 2014, courtesy and © the artist

Sunday 31 March 2019, 12.15pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Performance: ‘Essays in vibrational poetics {~} ... , ... ; ... '

By artists Fayen d'Evie and Benjamin Hancock for The National 2019

Image: Fayen d’Evie with Benjamin Hancock, Essays in Vibrational Poetics (detail), 2018, performance, Old Castlemaine Gaol, Victoria, courtesy and © the artist
Photograph: Pippa Samaya

Sunday 31 March 2019, 1pm

Duration 20 minutes
Location: Lower level 2
Free

Artists in conversation: The National 2019

Dialogues between artworks

Image: Pilar Mata Dupont, Shuffle (video still) (detail), 2017-2018, panoramic high definition video, courtesy and © the artist

Sunday 31 March 2019

Duration 30 minutes
Free

Young Professionals: Meetup BOOKED OUT

Art and conversations

Image: Nike Savvas Rally 2014

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 5.30pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Cafe foyer
Free, bookings required

Live Music: Lupa J

Classically trained violinist turned electronic producer & songwriter

Image: Lupa J. Photo by Nathan Moas Land Systems

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Access workshop: The National 2019

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Live music: Broken Mountain

Inspired by experimental production and raw textures

Image: Dan O’Toole

Wednesday 10 April 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

ReCollection: Many Hands collective

Hear from assistant curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Coby Edgar

Image: Selma Nunay Coulthard, Noreen Hudson, Clara Inkamala, Reinhold Inkamala, Vanessa Inkamala and Gloria Pannka Mparra Karrti – Us mob belong to the Country 2018-19 (detail) Art Gallery of NSW.

Thursday 11 April 2019, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: The National 2019

For visitors who are blind or with low vision

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 1pm
Saturday 13 April 2019, 1pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Children's access workshop: Contemporary creations

Free artmaking activity for children with specific needs and their families and carers

Wednesday 17 April 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Talks series: Turbulent times

Inspired by art in The National 2019

Image: Megan Davis.

Wednesdays 3, 10, 17 April 2019, 6.30pm
Auslan interpreted 10 April.

Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Rebecca Hatch

A unique sound of hip hop and pop

Image: Rebecca Hatch

Wednesday April 17 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia: The National 2019

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia and their care partners

Thursday 18 April 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Free, bookings required

Drop in and make: Contemporary creations

Free artmaking activity for families

Monday-Thursday 15-18 April 2019
11am-3.30pm

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

In conversation: Isobel Parker Philip and Amrita Hepi

Following Amrita Hepi's performance

Image: Amrita Hepi. Photo by Nikki To.

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 7.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

FOMArt: April 2019

Presented by the Youth Collective

Saturday 27 April 2019, 12.30- 3.45pm

Free

Auslan tour: The National 2019

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Rushdi Anwar, Irhal (expel), hope and the sorrow of displacement (detail), 2013, School of Art Gallery, RMIT University, courtesy and © the artist
Photo: Keelan O’Hehir

Sunday 28 April 2019, 1.30pm

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

Drop in and draw: May 2019

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 4 May 2019, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Lower level 2
Free

Access workshop: Art as a visual language

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required