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Cartier: The Exhibition opens 30 March #nationalgalleryaus #CartierNGA

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Kate Beynon's 'Excuse Me!' in our new 'Infinite Conversations' display shares her experience with mixed heritage travelling through Beijing with her basic phrasebook. The work is made of pipe cleaners, and has the aesthetic of a 3D graphic novel. Open 10am – 5pm daily, Level 1.

#katebeynon #asianaustralian #infiniteconversationsNGA

Image: Kate BEYNON 'Excuse Me!' 1997, Kate Beynon represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne/ Courtesy Sutton Gallery, Melbourne


Cruise off into the weekend, be it on your trike or other preferred mode of transport. Courtesy of the NGA's permanent collection.

Image: William EGGLESTON 'Memphis' c.1970


Spanish artist Juan Gris was born #onthisday in 1887. He spent most of his life in Paris, with his compadres Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque. He developed a uniquely personal Cubist-style. See for yourself in our International galleries, Level 2.

#juangris #cubism

Image: Juan GRIS 'Damier et cartes à jouer [Checkerboard and playing cards]' 1915


Curator Dr Anna Gray and Virginia Haussegger immerse themselves in Arthur Streeton's world during his time as an official war artist in 1918 in a free event, 2pm Sunday 25 March. Explore our 'Arthur Streeton: The art on war' exhibition in new depth with this lively discussion.

#anzac100 #arthurstreeton #firstworldwar

Image: 'Arthur Streeton: The art of war' installation


Join us for an exclusive viewing of 'Cartier: The Exhibition' before it opens to the public! Become an NGA member today and get The Royal Experience Thursday 29 March with a special introduction, free exhibition entry, shop discounts, members' lounge access plus benefits all year round
#CartierNGA @VisitCanberra #visitcanberra

Image: The model Capucine leaving the Cartier boutique at 13 rue de la Paix, Paris c 1950 (Photo by Jean-Philippe CHARBONNIER/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images)


Enjoy the view as you hear from Head of International Art, Jane Kinsman on 'David Hockney: prints' in tomorrow's Art for Lunch, 12.45pm in the Orde Poynton Gallery. She's an expert on Hockney. Art for lunch is free.

#davidhockney #printmaking

Image: David HOCKNEY 'Two vases in the Louvre' 1974 ©️ David Hockney


Melbourne fringe ‘Tonalist’ painter, Clarice Beckett, was born #onthisday in 1887. She would wheel her homemade cart stacked with paints and canvases along the coastlines painting the landscape. She painted the perfect Australian summer – beach cricket, the shimmer of ‘white heat’ and bright playful swimsuits.

#australianart #claricebeckett

Image: Clarice BECKETT 'Sandringham Beach' c1933


After victory in Celebrity Big Brother UK, @courtneyact is back in Oz with the crown and the jewels!

Enter @nationalgalleryaus after dark 7.30pm Tuesday 3 April, enjoy a decadent dessert bar, cocktails for the carefree, a romantic playlist, a special introduction by Courtney on ‘Exotic Fantasies’ found in the 'Cartier: The Exhibition' and a million photo opportunities. See Facebook event for bookings. Have your cake and flash it too.

#CartierNGA #donttouchthejewels #courtneyact


Nothing screams 'joy' like a kid on a carousel. It's International Day of Happiness! American maverick Maggie Diaz arrived in Australia in 1961 on a one-way ticket, boldly capturing Australia on film for four decades.

#maggiediaz #internationaldayofhappiness

Image: Maggie DIAZ 'Elephant joy, Luna Park' c 1965


Grace Kelly completed her sophisticated look with @cartier to become the envy and inspiration of women around the world. See jewellery fit for a princess in 'Cartier: The Exhibition' 30 March – 22 July. Link to tickets in bio

#CartierNGA @visitcanberra #visitcanberra #gracekelly


'Namatjira: Painting Country' is now in its final weeks, until 2 April. Albert Namatjira translates the ancient beauty of the desert landscape through his tin box of watercolour paints and reclaims his land. Free and open 10am – 5pm daily, Level 1.


Image: Albert NAMATJIRA 'Central Australian landscape' c. 1945 ©️ Namatjira Legacy Trust, Licensed by Viscopy


Angelica Mesiti is with us today presenting a sold out artist workshop on the back of her recent selection as the artist to represent Australia at the 2019 @labiennale. Don't miss her current show now in its final weeks, until 2 April.

#venicebiennale #angelicamesiti #australianart #contemporaryart