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ROYAL ACADEMY INTRO TOURS - Wednesdays & Saturdays throughout the Royal Academy exhibition


From 5 March - 7 June 2014, short introductory tours of the Royal Academy exhibition will be held every Wednesday and Saturday at midday. Please meet at the exhibition entrance. Free with exhibition ticket.
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Unidentified wood-engraver, Burlington House, the Royal Academy of Arts (detail), © Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

AMBITIOUS POP-UP TALKS - W Blamire Young


The Gallery’s volunteer guides will present brief introductions to individual artists and art works throughout the Royal Academy exhibition.
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AUSLAN INTERPRETED TOURS - April


During the international exhibition Genius and Ambition: the Royal Academy, London 1768-1918, Bendigo Art Gallery will be offering Auslan interpreted tours for visitors on Saturday 8 March and Saturday 26 April at 12pm. Both tours will provide an introduction to this significant exhibition, with the talk on the 8 March also including a focus on the life and work of artist Angelia Kauffmann, to coincide with International Women’s Day.
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LIFE DRAWING - three classes


Join contemporary artist and lecturer Michael Needham in a drawing workshop over three classes. Draw from life and explore traditional drawing techniques, while honing your skills of observation and mark-making fundamental to contemporary drawing practice. All levels of experience welcome. Strictly limited numbers.
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GALLERY GIGGLES - May


10:30am Thursday 6 March, 3 April, 1 May & 5 JuneParents and little ones are invited to come along for Gallery Giggles – a morning session of stories, songs and a taste of art for children aged 0 – 5 years with Education Officer Margot Feast. Mums, dads and carers do need to stay and enjoy the fun! This is a free event held on the first Thursday of every month during the school term.
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ROYAL ACADEMY FAMILY TOURS - on Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout May


Who was Leonardo Da Vinci? How did Turner paint such magnificent skies and seas? Why are there castles, knights and even a mermaid in the paintings? Find out the answers to these questions and more in these guided tours for children 5 – 12 years and their families.
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MAKE IT FOR MUM


Get ready for Mother’s Day by dropping into the Gallery and getting crafty. There will be a range of present ideas to choose from and you can even make your own gift wrapping and cards.
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CURATOR'S INTRODUCTION: GENIUS AND AMBITION - May


Exhibition co-curator Tansy Curtin will offer a brief introduction to this international exhibition and its significance to an Australian audience.
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FLINDERS QUARTET - PURE BLISS


To complement the exhibition Genius and Ambition: the Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918 at Bendigo Art Gallery, Flinders Quartet, one of Australia's most loved chamber ensembles, will present a program of favourites of the classical realm by Haydn, Shostakovich and Dvořák.Designed to highlight the skilled artistry of Flinders Quartet, this program will immerse audiences into some of the greatest core repertoire by three masters of the string quartet. Presented by Bendigo Art Gallery and Flinders Quartet.
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Sir William Beechey, R.A. The Prince of Wales (detail), c1798, oil on canvas © Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer J. Hammond

ART & TEA - May


10am Morning tea 10.30am Guest speaker event Assoc Prof Alison Inglis, University of Melbourne will shed light on the classical inspirations of the artists in Genius and Ambition. Presented by the Friends of Bendigo Art Gallery. Hearing loop available.
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