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Very creative way to emulate such an amazing artist!
 
One of our fans, Finn Stone, shared this piece of art with us, inspired by Vincent, using 10.524 brushes! More info: www.finnstone.com
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Dr Sketchy's Burlesque Drawing Thurs 5 June!
Book now for a fun retro evening Andy Warhol style: Drinks + pay bar, age18+ only!
Check out the link below for a list of materials you can bring with you...

See the sketchy materials required for the workshop! http://ow.ly/xBd5L
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Winter is fast approaching Brrrr..... Never fear, NGA to the rescue!

We have great programs and events to keep you warm over the coming months. Check out our Winter Calendar - now released!
http://bit.ly/ngaevents #whatson #calendar #wintercalendar #ngaevents #events 
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Happy #LibraryLove Day! We love our curators and they love the books in our Research Library. #ArtLibrary #booklovers
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy New Year!)

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese lunar new year. For the next 15 days celebrations will take place throughout the world to usher in the year of the horse. In China horses were highly prized and served as prominent status symbols.

Since the earliest times, extraordinary ceramics like this beautiful saddled horse were made to accompany the deceased on their journey to the afterlife. Although it’s the year of the wooden horse, why not come and celebrate the lunar new year with a tour of the Gallery’s Chinese funerary ceramics? http://bit.ly/Lcqn1V

  #yearofthehorse2014   #suidynasty   #horse     #chinesenewyear   #chinesenewyear2014  

(image: Sui dynasty (581–618) China, 'Saddled horse' 581–618, glazed earthenware, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of TT Tsui, Hong Kong, through the National Gallery of Australia Foundation 1995)
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Ancient Peru resources for #goldandtheincas in the National Gallery of Australia’s Research Library. http://bit.ly/ngalibrary
#ancientperu   #libraryresources  #library #researchlibrary 
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CELEBRATE:  OLD & NEW!
10 NOV

This Sunday, the beautiful old heritage building in NewActon reopens, layered with old tiles, burnt walls and new cafes and bars. This beautiful building was built in the 1920s, renewed in 2008 and burnt down in 2011.

The theme of old and new will be explored through music, dance, performance poetry, circus and exhibitions at the re-opening. The National Gallery of Australia is also curating a show of performance art, burlesque and life drawing at the Sunday afternoon event.   

Workshops will go through old and new methods of making cocktails, breads and mixing Australian spirits. Classic hits from the 60s and 70s will be reappropriated by POP!, a new band celebrating songs like Sugar Sugar, with live beats, violin and ruffle shirts. They're playing in the Eastern Courtyard, one of nine stunning new spaces in and around the Pavilion.

Sunday 10 November
12-6pm
NewActon Pavilion
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Anyone for tennis? We may not have Nick Kyrgios to cheer for in Wimbledon anymore, but let's look back at our Aussie former World champ Lew Hoad. Great image of Lew in the dressing room before taking centre court at Wimbledon.
#throwbackthursday #tennis #wimbledon

(image): David Moore, 'Lew Hoad in Wimbledon dressing room before winning top tennis trophy for the second time' 1957 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of David Moore 1983 © David Moore Estate. http://bit.ly/nga29332
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what you need is a good coffee from that vending  machines behind you if not check out www.agency4vending.com
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Have you ever been to a Dr Sketchy's Burlesque Drawing workshop? If you're aged 18+, we have just the thing to warm up your winter evening on Thursday 5 June!

Draw glamorous models and performers - this time inspired by Andy Warhol’s The Factory - in a fun, welcoming atmosphere with a retro flavour. Pay bar and light refreshments available.
$30, $25 concession, $20 members (includes first drink, BYO materials welcome, some materials provided) Bookings essential! 
Go to online/nga.gov.au.eventbookings
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Hi Xandro, if you able to book and make the trip to Canberra then, it should be a fun event. You may want to get in touch with Dr Sketchys about holding an event in the Blue Mountains (somewhere warm and indoors of course!)
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According to our visitors at the 'Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru' exhibition, do you know what the most popular work is so far...? 

It's only this colourful mantle with flying figures from the beautiful Paracas textile collection! This piece is proving to be quite memorable with its brilliant colour combinations, sophisticated techniques of both weaving and embroidery, and engaging iconography. http://bit.ly/MqEPEw #goldandtheincas #textiles #mantle #peru #peruvian #Paracas 

Who's seen the exhibition? Tell us your favourite works from it?
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These flying figures are great! 
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** HAPPY NEW YEAR! **
Hope you all had a safe and happy start to 2014. We look forward to seeing you at the Gallery for more amazing exhibitions this year! Will you be recovering after your new years’ celebrations like this? Don't forget to SPF!!

See work from our collection:
(image) Max Dupain, 'Sunbaker', Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1911 – Castlecrag, New South Wales, Australia 1992, 1937, National Gallery of Australian, Canberra Purchased 1976.

#happynewyear #2014 #sunbaker #sunbaking #summer #beach #recover

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Behind the Scenes | Conservation

During the lead up to the opening of Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru (http://bit.ly/1dram0Q) conservation work was carried out on two Pre-Columbian Llama figures belonging to the National Gallery of Australia. The llamas are constructed from an internal structure which in the larger pink and yellow llama is believed to be reed, while the smaller brown llama is stuffed with corn kernels. The llamas were x-rayed to discover the internal structure construction. The larger pink and yellow llama has been stuffed with cotton and covered with camelid fibre yarns to create a ‘fleece’. 

The smaller brown llama’s fleece has been created using a looping technique. Initially the llamas were documented in fine detail including fibre analysis, microscopic photography and technique analysis; once documentation was complete the conservation work began. The textile conservator in this image is working to remove fine particulate dust from the llamas surface using a fine vacuum nozzle and tweezers while working under the microscope. The fibres of the yellow and pink llama were extremely fragile and were being disturbed by the air flow current created by the environmental controls in the laboratory. To protect the llama from the draught during treatment a ‘tent’ was constructed to protect the llama from fibre loss. The image shows the fine stitching required to stabilise the unravelling yarns of the toes.

#goldandtheincas   #llamas   #conservation  
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Hi +Helen Browne, this exhibition is showing in Canberra only. It's on until 21 April, so if you are able to arrange a visit to Canberra to see it I'm sure you won't be disappointed! Please see our website for further details and packages available: http://nga.gov.au/exhibition/Incas/Default.cfm?MnuID=11. Hope you can make it! 
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The National Gallery of Australia holds the national art collection including the largest display of Australian Indigenous art in the world.

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