6 Oct 2018 to 7 Oct 2018
Flourish will blossom all over the NGA this October events and activities over two days, coinciding with Canberra’s favourite floral festival, Floriade.
On Saturday exclusive experiences will take place throughout the building, including behind-the-scenes tours in the Conservation lab, a panel discussion with curators working across the national collection, a chance to cook and devour a sugary treat in the NGA kitchen, The day also includes a screening of the acclaimed movie The Square and regular gallery tours.
As the sun sets head outside to mix your own gin, draw in the garden under the stars or venture into the Turrell Skyspace for a sunset jam with local musicians. Bookings are required for all Saturday sessions.
On Sunday celebrate the glory of the Sculpture Garden in spring and welcome special guests dirtgirl and scrapboy from Get Grubby TV and creative making activities across the garden. There will be something to inspire the whole family.
Across the weekend Flourish will celebrate Australian Indigenous art and culture through the sharing of stories, art-making and performance.
Flourish is possible with the support of Tim Fairfax in honour of Betty Churcher.
See website for details.