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NGA announces three major shows in 2018 and secures ACT Government funding

The line-up of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia next year is set to draw crowds to Canberra with the support of funding from the ACT Government’s new major events fund.

Hyper Real

20 October 2017 – 18 Feb 2018
Tickets on sale now

Hyper Real provokes reflection, fascination, fear and joy from eerily lifelike sculptures to out-of-this-world virtual reality. This major exhibition charts the evolution of hyperrealism into the 21st century. Hyperrealism—paralleling photorealism in painting—began in the 1960s and 70s when a number of sculptors became interested in a form of sculptural realism based on a vivid and lifelike representation of the human figure. From kinetic sculpture to bio art, this summer’s exhibition extends our perception of what constitutes the hyperreal.

Cartier: The Exhibition

30 March – 22 July 2018
Tickets on sale in November

Opening at Easter in 2018, Cartier: The Exhibition is an experience unlike any other Australian exhibition. More than 300 works of art and exhibition themes that include The Age of Glamour, Icons of Style and Royal style with loans from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier collection itself.

NGA and ACT Government partnership

The ACT Government has confirmed it will continue to support the NGA’s major exhibition program following the announcement of its 2025 Major Events Strategy and is the Presenting Partner for these two exhibitions. Working together Visit Canberra and the NGA continue to grow new audiences with its diverse program, creating exceptional art and culture experiences for tourists and locals.

As part of this partnership, the ACT Government and the NGA have signed a memorandum of understanding for a three-year strategic partnership as part of supporting future collaborations and programs to drive tourism. The partnership extends beyond support for exhibitions and includes major events collaborations and industry leadership initiatives.

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