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Meet at the National Gallery of Australia - near the Gift Shop
Hi everyone, Hope you're all well and getting through this cold winter. Such a nice thing to do on a cold Sunday morning, join us for some interesting chats about works of art at NGA. This group has been active now for nearly two years. Not once have we had anything but a lovely gathering of people who share a common interest. Lots of chatting and sharing, learning and experiencing often pieces of work you might not know the artist or their stories. The group works like this; Find a piece of art at NGA that interests you. Go home, read whatever you can find about that piece of art. Generally what happens is you start to read and the research takes you on a fun journey, you find out the stories about not only the art, but the artist, the time in which the piece was created, the world at that time, the influences that affected the artist. Great stuff! it's totally up to you as to what you would like to share with the group. A few words about any of these aspects relating to the piece is fantastic! Time to present is usually under 10 minutes as a rule. For those new members, please don't be shy about presenting a piece you are interested in, remember you are with new friends, even two or three interesting facts for a piece you would like to share with the group would be great. 5-8 minutes is a good time to stand,listen, look and learn. If you are interested in coming along please RSVP, if you are unable to attend could you PLEASE respond unable. If you could let me know if you are going to present a piece that would be appreciated. Many thanks, happy researching, see you soon. Also, I have decided to continue with the Meetup site but will be accepting Gold Coin donations each meetup to help me pay for the Meetup site. Many thanks Deb

National Gallery of Australia

Parkes Place · Parkes, Canberra

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What we're about

Hi, Stories behind the Art Group meets once a month on a Sunday morning at 10:30am at the National Gallery of Australia. There is a small gold coin donation to support me funding the group on Meetup, otherwise no cost associated with this group. This group is open to anyone with an interest in Art and the stories / people behind the Art. This is a very casual group and it is not necessary to attend or present if you don't want to or unable to do so. It works like this - Participants attend the NGA and choose a work of art at the Gallery that interests them, they then go away for the month and research the piece, returning the next month to share what they have found about that work. The presentation is a short few minutes discussing the work, the artist, the time in which the piece was created, anything the presenter finds interesting. The members currently present in various ways and it's always a surprise to see what others have found. We finish with a coffee or lunch and find the next piece for the next month. You don't have to be an Art historian or have tertiary qualifications, this is about normal people sharing information. If you are interested, come along and see how it works. We would love to see you.

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