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ICON Magazine

 ICON Magazine is a new, national arts magazine featuring in-depth stories and beautiful photographs from Australia’s iconic art galleries and cultural institutions.

They are offering NGA Members 10% off all ICON Magazine subscriptions. Visit their website and enter the coupon code fr/mem2013 when prompted to redeem your discount. You can use this coupon multiple times, for example as gift subscriptions to your friends and family.









Arc Cinema Offer, Australian premiere: Absolutely Modern

On Saturday 30 November 2013 Australian director Philippe Mora will introduce his new film Absolutely Modern in an Australian premiere:  Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, Sat 30 Nov 2pm.


The National Gallery of Australia has five (5) Double Passes to give to lucky NGA members to attend this exciting premiere.

For your chance to win this terrific offer you must be an NGA member, and email your name, contact details and membership number to: by 3pm, Friday 29 November. Five members will be selected at random and notified.


Mora: Absolutely Modern (2012, 120 mins, Unclassified 18+)

Australian director Philippe Mora has long cherished the plan of making a film that tells some of the stories from his own Melbourne childhood; as the son of art dealer George and artist Mirka Mora, amongst the extended ‘Heide’ community of artists including arts patrons John and Sunday Reed.

Arc cinema presents the Australian premiere of Mora’s final realisation of the project. Absolutely Modern is a mockumentary on 20th century Australian modernist painting, narrated with haughty condescension by the Kenneth Clarke-ish and very Establishment art critic, Lord Steinway. But hiding within the Steinway persona is director Mora. And soon the whole charade
gets distracted when Steinway’s unlikely long lost son Jack shows up.

This is Australian art history as a dry, antipodean surrealist joke – but told by someone close enough to the story to also make a fond, personal tribute to the creative milieu that made him.

Art Monthly Australia Subscription

Art Monthly

Art Monthly Australia magazine is offering NGA Members an ongoing
discount on subscriptions to NGA Members with a 1 year subscription at $90 (rrp
$100) and at 2 year subscription at $175 (rrp $190).  


For subscriptions email, call (02) 61253988 or visit

War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono

Museum of Contemporary Art

War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono       

MCA Offer

The Museum of Contemporary Art has offered Members of the National Gallery of Australia
20% off adult tickets.

Experience the works of legendary artist, peace activist and musician – Yoko Ono – when the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia brings War Is Over! (if you want it) exclusively to Sydney this summer.

Redeem this online offer here:

Australia - Royal Academy of Arts, London

Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946

                                                                                                                                 Sidney Nolan
                                                                                                                             Ned Kelly, 1946
                                                                   Enamel paint on composition board, 90.8 x 121.5 cm
                                                National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of Sunday Reed,  1977


Members travelling to London between 21 September – 8 December are invited to enjoy complimentary exhibition entry to Australia at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia.

Australia is the largest and most complete historical survey of Australian art ever to be displayed in Britain, an exhibition not to be missed! *

Remember to take your current membership card with you to enjoy this unique opportunity.

For information go to


 * This offer is only available to members of the National Gallery of Australia; reciprocal membership benefits do not apply to this offer.


The Griffyn Ensemble

Special for NGA Members

Celebrate Easter this year with The Griffyn Ensemble as they transform Canberra into an international cross-cultural hub of contemporary with Swedish group The Pearls Before Swïne Experience.

The Griffyn Ensemble is offering 50% off for NGA Members to hear their special Easter Vigil concert on Saturday 30 March 7pm at University House.

With musical interpretation of one of the most important Mass of the liturgical year, and including devotional and ritualistic music by some of the great 20th century composers: Gorecki, Jolivet, Boulanger, along with new works from Sweden. 
Simply go to and use the promo code YOUTH for the Easter Vigil event.

Also, their opening event for the Water into Swïne Festival is free!  It takes place at the National Botanic Gardens from 5:30pm Thursday 28 March.


Special ticket offer to see Anish Kapoor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney


Two-for-one ticket offer

NGA Members can take advantage of a special ticket offer to see Anish Kapoor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the first major exhibition in Australia by this celebrated artist.

Kapoor has created some of the world’s most ambitious and recognisable contemporary artworks. In this selection of key works across two floors of the MCA, you can encounter Kapoor’s powerful artworks up close and in-depth. Highlights include the monumental 24-ton Memory (2008) which completely fills one of the MCA’s spacious galleries as if squeezed between the white walls; My Red Homeland (2003), an enormous circular sculpture with a large motorised steel blade slowly cutting a course through 25 tons of red wax, dissecting and re-shaping it into new forms.

Explore how Kapoor uses colour, form, size and medium to challenge perception, creating beautiful, powerful and intriguing works with a wide variety of materials that counter conventional ideas of art.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these impressive works by one of the world’s leading artists, in Sydney for a limited time.

NGA Members can redeem a special two-for-one ticket offer by entering the code ‘NGAMCAOFFER’ when you book HERE


Breakfast with the Birds - National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens are hosting Breakfast with the Birds, to observe some of Canberra’s amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, followed by a delicious breakfast in Floresco. This event runs for four weekends starting on Saturday 22 September.  As members of the National Gallery of Australia you are invited to attend.

7.45am start

Bookings essential, limited places
For information and bookings go to

Please note that this event is not suitable for small children

Australian Chamber Orchestra CD Giveaway

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2013 season is their biggest yet, boasting Richard Tognetti’s Mozart, Brahms’ Symphony No.4, multimedia surfing and music project The Reef, a collaboration with Sydney Dance Company, and guests including violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, clarinettist Martin Fröst and cellist Steven Isserlis. Request a brochure at using code word NGA and receive a free ACO CD.


Tinally String Quartet 2012 Concert Series Program


Tinally String QuartetAustralia’s global classical sensation,the Tinalley String Quartet unveils its 2012 National Concert Series program.  A dynamic season that bears witness to the tremendous breadth of repertoire that the string quartet genre has to offer.  Join Tinalley as its excites, inspires and delights with the music of Haydn, Dvorak, Brahms, Schumann, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Barber and John Adams.

Subscription packages start from only $102 with National Gallery of Australia members receiving an additional 10% discount.  Simply quote ‘NGA’ when booking online or by telephone to receive the members discount. 

Visit for further information or contact Canberra Ticketing on 02 6275 2700 or

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the joys of music making with one of the Australia’s finest musical exports in the iconic National Gallery of Australia.

‘… a class act… crafted with moments of great beauty…’ The Australian.

Tinalley acknowledges its ACT partners: National Gallery of Australia, Novotel Canberra