Australia Late

Date and time

Friday 27 January, from 6pm

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All events are free unless otherwise stated.

Free events are available on a first come, first served basis.

Dream of summer in the middle of winter with a night inspired by Australia’s Impressionists

The Gallery will be open until 9pm, with live music and a host of special events:

Painting on the Portico
6.15pm – book tickets (£15)
7.15pm – book tickets (£15)
Portico terrace
Be inspired by the beautiful view of Trafalgar Square and paint your own masterpiece in this artist-led workshop.

Landscape quilting
6pm book tickets (£5)
7pm book tickets (£5)
8pm book tickets (£5)
Room 43
Join London Craft Club to create your own textile landscape inspired by Impressionist paintings.

Australian Music Foundation
6.30–7pm & 7.30–8pm
Room 8
Enjoy live musical performances from the Australian Music Foundation.

Photo theatre
Room 30
Immerse yourself in an Australian Impressionist painting with Out of Order pop-up ‘phototheatre’.

Memory(ies) in light
6–7pm & 7.30–8.30pm
Room 32
Create your own landscape in this hands-on workshop led by the National Gallery Young Producers.

Psychology of colour
6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm
(approx. 20 minutes)
Room 57
Let the palette of the Australian Impressionists inspire you in this interactive workshop with colour expert Karen Haller.

Drop-in drawing
6.15pm, 7.15pm & 8.15pm (approx. 30 minutes)
Room 34
Learn new drawing skills and sketch your own sweeping landscape in this artist-led session.

Australian soundscape
Room 41
Listen to a soundscape inspired by the Australian landscape, composed by Aesop.

DJ Liz O’Sullivan
Secret bar
Treat your ears to luscious exotica and electric boogaloobeats.

Pop-up photo booth
Sainsbury Wing Foyer
Take a picture and share a memento of your night.

For your chance to discover the secret bar and to receive a special treat from Aesop, check our Facebook event page.

Image above: Detail from Charles Conder, ‘A Holiday at Mentone’, 1888. South Australian Government Grant with the assistance of Bond Corporation Holdings Limited through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation to mark the Gallery's Centenary 1981 © Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide