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February 2016

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Filmmakers series: Mystery Road (M) 2013

Tuesday 2 February 2016, 2:30pm to 4:31pm

Celebrate Indigenous filmmaking during Encounters with screenings of provocative, engaging and entertaining films from Australia’s best Indigenous directors.

Mystery Road (M) 2013, Director Ivan Sen 

Cost: Adult $15, concession $10, Full Friends membership FREE
Bookings essential through the Eventbrite website
Please note booking fees apply

Visions Theatre 

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Dan Sultan
Dan Sultan.

'By the water' concert featuring Dan Sultan

Saturday 6 February 2016, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Experience the raw power and emotion of ARIA Award-winner Dan Sultan and get ready to be mesmerised by the compelling voice of the very talented Thelma Plum.

Cost: Adult $45, concession $35, child (5–16 years) $20
Full Friends membership $35
Family (2 adults + 2 children) $100
Bookings essential, online through Eventbrite. Please note booking fees apply.

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Curator talks

Sunday 7 February 2016, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join one of our curators for a behind-the-scenes tour of Encounters. Each tour lasts 45 minutes followed by a Q&A.

Tickets available online through Eventbrite (please note booking fees apply) or at the Information Desk in the Main Hall

Film screenings: Putuparri and the Rainmakers (M)

Thursday 11 February 2016, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Putuparri Tom Lawford is a man caught between two worlds: his past and present in modern society, and his future as a leader of his people.

Doors open at 8pm for 8.30pm screening
Cost: Adult $15, concession $10, Full Friends membership FREE
Bookings essential, online through Eventbrite.
Please note booking fees apply.
Lakeside Amphitheatre

Supper and Encounters night tour

Friday 12 February 2016, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for an exceptional supper club experience in our waterfront cafe.

Enjoy a two-course dinner of shared platters matched with local wines, an exclusive after-hours tour of Encounters and a 20% discount on the exhibition catalogue!

Cost: $105 per person
Bookings essential, online through Eventbrite
Please note booking fees apply

Friends welcome tour

New Members' Welcome Tour

Saturday 13 February 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Museum Friends program

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to meet Friends staff, share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided Museum tour.

Highlights tour of the Museum galleries.
FREE. Limited numbers
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website, by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

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Indigenous artist in residence Paul Bong

Thursday 18 February 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 18 February and Friday 19 February), renowned Indigenous artist Paul Bong will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artist and watch as he creates a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Indigenous artist in residence Paul Bong

Friday 19 February 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 18 February and Friday 19 February), renowned Indigenous artist Paul Bong will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artist and watch as he creates a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Supper and Encounters night tour

Friday 19 February 2016, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for an exceptional supper club experience in our waterfront cafe.

Enjoy a two-course dinner of shared platters matched with local wines, an exclusive after-hours tour of Encounters and a 20% discount on the exhibition catalogue!

Cost: $105 per person
Bookings essential, online through Eventbrite
Please note booking fees apply

Ink and Press, print press workshop

Saturday 20 February 2016, 9:30am to 3:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

Paul Bong, esteemed artist from North Queensland and Yidinji man, will tell his engaging stories through ink and press.

This workshop is a great introduction to printing processes. Under Paul’s guidance you will learn how to incorporate traditional designs while using modern art techniques as you create your own etching and screen print.

This is a full-day workshop held offsite at Megalo Print Studio in Kingston.

Cost: Adults $115, concessions $100, Full Friends membership $95 (includes etching and printing materials) – please note that lunch is not included in your ticket price.
Bookings are essential, via the Eventbrite website. Please note booking fees apply.
Megalo Print Studio, 21 Wentworth Street, Kingston ACT 2604

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Indigenous artists Tyronne Bell and Veronica Jordan in residence

Thursday 25 February 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 25 February and Friday 26 February), renowned Indigenous artists Tyronne Bell and Ronnie Jordan will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artists and watch as they create a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Curator talks

Thursday 25 February 2016, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join one of our curators for a behind-the-scenes tour of Encounters. Each tour lasts 45 minutes followed by a Q&A.

Tickets available online through Eventbrite (please note booking fees apply) or at the Information Desk in the Main Hall

Indigenous artists Tyronne Bell and Veronica Jordan in residence

Friday 26 February 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 25 February and Friday 26 February), renowned Indigenous artists Tyronne Bell and Ronnie Jordan will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artists and watch as they create a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Traditional Doll making workshop

Saturday 27 February 2016, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

Enjoy a youthful reminiscence.

Central Queensland Kalkadoon woman Ronnie Jordan will teach you the processes involved in traditional doll making. Using both traditional and modern materials, you will be taught weaving skills to create your own Kalkadoon-inspired doll or animal.

Cost: Adults $50, concessions $45, Full Friends membership $40 (includes all materials and safety equipment)
Bookings are essential, online through Eventbrite. Please note booking fees apply.
Garden of Australian Dreams, National Museum of Australia

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Thunderstone tool making workshop

Saturday 27 February 2016, 11:00am to 12:30pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

A fascinating workshop in which you will be able to make a variety of traditionally inspired stone pieces, hosted by local Ngunawal man Tyronne Bell.

This workshop will give you a rare insight into the history and culture of traditional stone tool making. Learn how these tools were created and why they were such an important part of everyday life for the Ngunawal people.

Cost: Adults $50, concessions $45, Full Friends membership $40 (includes all materials and safety equipment)
Bookings are essential, online through Eventbrite. Please note booking fees apply.
Garden of Australian Dreams, National Museum of Australia

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