Big Day Out in Canberra

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Savanhdary Vongpoothorn Various levels 2002, synthetic polymer paint on perforated canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2002. (Cropped)

Big Day Out in Canberra

Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: All That Arises

Big Dat Out in Canberra – CONTEMPORARY WORLDS: Indonesia and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: All that arises

Saturday 14 September, 10:15 am – 3:30 pm. NGA and ANU Drill Hall Gallery.

Big Day out in Canberra PROGRAM

Morning: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes
10.15 am Meet at in the Level 1 foyer prior to moving into the galleries to enjoy Duto Hardono: In harmoniaprogression, a live vocal performance of action and reaction that transforms language, evoking universal forms of human communication. Realised by a local choir throughout the Gallery, In harmonia progressio creates new improvised compositions with every performance. A public performance in association with Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia.

11.30 am Reconvene in the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery foyer for a tour of Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia with Carol Cains, Senior Curator of Asian Art.

12.30 – 2 pm Enjoy lunch at the National Gallery café, or anywhere you fancy, or stay on-theme and view Yayoi Kusama’s installation SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS 2017.

Afternoon: ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley Street, Acton
2 pm Meet at the Drill Hall Gallery entrance to enjoy a conversation between artist Savanhdary Vongpoothorn and Drill Hall Gallery Director Terence Maloon about All that arises, a solo exhibition examining over two decades of Vongpoothorn’s practice.

3.30 pm Meet for a drink in the Hyatt Hotel – purchase your own drinks at the bar and join together in the garden for a chat.

Transport: Own transport required. If you would like a lift between events, please let Bronwyn Campbell know at the time of booking.

How to Book: RSVP Bronwyn Campbell at Details of the events and address for the drinks will be provided on receipt of your booking.

How to Pay:

1. By Direct Debit (use “your name, Indonesia” as reference)
BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name: The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. Via this website using credit card or Paypal – see bookings button above right.


14 September, 2019
10:15 am - 3:30 pm AEST
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National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place
Parkes, ACT Australia
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