Description

The NGA is located in the heart of Canberra, near Parliament House, the High Court of Australia and next door to the National Portrait Gallery. You can also get to the NGA from the path around Lake Burley Griffin if you walk through the Sculpture Garden.

Sculpture has most often been made to occupy open areas, in civic...

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The NGA is located in the heart of Canberra, near Parliament House, the High Court of Australia and next door to the National Portrait Gallery. You can also get to the NGA from the path around Lake Burley Griffin if you walk through the Sculpture Garden.

Sculpture has most often been made to occupy open areas, in civic squares and in gardens, or to adorn the facades of buildings or mark sacred sites. The grounds that lie between the National Gallery of Australia and the shores of Lake Burley Griffin were configured to display the Gallery's extensive collection of sculpture.

This garden was planned and planted 22 years ago. Harry Howard and Associates and James Mollison, the first Director, designed this garden to complement the building. The diagonal of the main pathway and the floor plan of the garden repeats the triangular architecture of the main building.

The Collection Study Room (CSR) provides public access to works of art from the National Gallery of Australia's collection that are not currently on display. The room is popular with special interest groups from the community such as potters, embroiderers and quilters. Admission to the CSR is free.

The National Gallery of Australia Research Library is a world-class art library. As well as a general coverage of art history, the Research Library's collections have particular strengths which match those of the Gallery's art collection. One of the principal responsibilities of the Library is to collect, maintain and preserve the history of visual arts. The Library houses the most comprehensive collection of visual arts literature in Australia and documents the history and development of our nation's art and culture.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

Air Conditioning .glyphicons-heat
Audio Visual Equipments .glyphicons-projector
Business Centre .glyphicons-briefcase
Ceremony On Site .glyphicons-ring
Internet Access .glyphicons-globe
Parking Available .glyphicons-cars
Stage .glyphicons-keynote
Wifi Access .glyphicons-wifi

Event Rooms

Gandel Hall

Min 280 people, Max 900 people

Gallery Space on Level One

Min 10 people, Max 300 people

Members Lounge

Min 50 people, Max 100 people

Sculpture Garden Restaurant

Min 50 people, Max 180 people

Gallery Cafe

Min 100 people, Max 180 people

James O Fairfax Theatre

Min 10 people, Max 267 people

Small Theatre

Min 10 people, Max 90 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Gandel Hall
350
-
-
280
-
350
900
-
Gallery Space on Level One
-
-
-
-
-
-
300
-
Members Lounge
50
-
-
64
-
80
100
-
Sculpture Garden Restaurant
50
-
-
64
-
80
180
-
Gallery Cafe
-
-
-
-
-
100
180
-
James O Fairfax Theatre
-
-
-
-
-
267
-
-
Small Theatre
90
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Gandel Hall
350
-
-
280
-
350
900
-
Gallery Space on Level One
-
-
-
-
-
-
300
-
Members Lounge
50
-
-
64
-
80
100
-
Sculpture Garden Restaurant
50
-
-
64
-
80
180
-
Gallery Cafe
-
-
-
-
-
100
180
-
James O Fairfax Theatre
-
-
-
-
-
267
-
-
Small Theatre
90
-
-
-
-
-
-
-