The National Gallery of Australia

Sarah Lucas, “Sugar”, 2021, installation view, project 1.

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) reopened on Friday 29th October after having been closed due to lockdown in the ACT.\

In line with the ACT Government guidelines, a range of measures are now in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of visitors and staff:

  • Face masks must be worn inside the Gallery
  • All visitors must check-in on arrival using the CBR app
  • The cloakroom is temporarily closed
  • Art Store and Street Cafe are open
  • Members Lounge is open 10.15am – 4pm.

However, you don’t need to travel to Canberra to experience NGA happenings. Current online events include:

Sarah Lucas: when humour happens, things get good

About: Join Emma Dexter, Visual Arts Director, British Council and Australian artists Mikala Dwyer and Natalya Hughes in conversation on humour and impact of Sarah Lucas’ practice, facilitated by Peter Johnson, exhibition curator Project 1: Sarah Lucas.

Dexter oversaw Lucas’ solo exhibition I SCREAM DADDIO for the British Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Dwyer is a leading contemporary artist who explores ritual, sexuality, magic, memory and history in her sculptural, installation and performative practice. Hughes’ practice is concerned with decorative and ornamental traditions and their associations with the feminine, the body and excess. Dwyer and Hughes are both currently featured in the exhibition Know My Name.

Date: Wednesday 10th November 2021
Time: 7pm
More details: What’s on

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