Art for Lunch
Join us for bi-monthly talks, videos, and tours over the lunch hour!
Coffee and tea is provided. You're welcome to bring a bag lunch if a video is being screened. If the event that day is an exhibiton tour, we suggest you come early to eat your lunch since no food is allowed in the galleries. Talks and tours are included with Gallery admission. Video programs are free.
Tour: NGC@ WAG: Ron Mueck with Curator, Andrew Kear
Wednesday June 3 at 12pm
Join Andrew Kear, Curator of Historical Canadian Art, for a fascinating look at work by artist Ron Mueck, including A Girl (2006), his startlingly realistic and monumental sculpture of an infant.
Video: Wasteland (with English subtitles)
Wednesday June 17 at 12pm
Located just outside Rio de Janeiro, Jardim Gramacho, Brazil, is the world's largest garbage landfill. Modern artist, Vik Muniz works with the so-called catadores, the men and women who pick through the refuse, to create art out of recycled materials. Muniz selects six of the garbage pickers to pose as subjects in a series of photographs mimicking famous paintings. In his desire to assist the catadores and change their lives, Muniz finds himself changed as well.
Watch the trailer. • Video will be shown with English subtitles. • Run time: 90 mins.