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“No time Toulouse: so good I forgot where I was / Toulouse Lautrec Exhibition” 5 of 5 stars
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National Gallery of Australia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The collection of over 100,000 pieces contains Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, as well as Australian, Asian and international works.
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“No time Toulouse: so good I forgot where I was / Toulouse Lautrec Exhibition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Of course the brilliance of the paintings had transported me back to the demi-monde (the underworld) of Paris in the late 19th century.The seedy but flamboyant Moulin Rouge, the sordid night clubs, the teeming brothels and the drinking houses where Henri basically drank himself to death at the ridiculously young age of 37. He would often knock back litres of Absinthe and Cognac whilst sketching.
This exhibition at the National Gallery in Canberra is beautifully organised, very easy to view and doesn't suffer from overcrowding. Entry price is good at $25. The only downside is parking. We arrived at 10.30am and couldn't get a park within 3 kilometres. Apparently public servants use the free parking of the gallery.
Don't miss out. This is a stunning exhibition.

Visited March 2013
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The design of the National Portrait Gallery was our highlight
The building is well worth a visit for the fantastic exhibit as well as its design

Visited March 2013
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“Went to Toulouse-Lautrec and general area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Lovely building and easy to access.
Has large displays.
You can’t take photos unlike other galleries or public buildings and perimeter alarms are on lots of installations, displays and artworks. Means a lot of alarms going off all the time.

Visited February 2013
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“Impressive collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

We spent the morning at the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition and the afternoon wandering through the rest of the gallery.
The collection is outstanding - some beautiful pieces from well know masters as well as local collections.
This is a lovely way to spend a day in Canberra. Well laid out, well presented, and a pleasure to walk through. Highly recommended.

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“Toulouse Lautrec Exhibition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We have enjoyed this gallery on several visits, and it keeps getting better. This special exhibition, with so many paintings and posters from collections in at least 5 countries, was delightful. The audio-guides were well worth the modest charge. We find that a couple of hours at a time is as much as we can manage, so we returned next day to wander around the rest of the gallery.
One thing we had hoped, when we lost our Adelaide Gallery Director to Canberra some years ago, was that the National Gallery might one day have a restaurant approaching the high standard of Adelaide's. It hasn't happened; the run-of-the-mill food sitting in display-cases is overpriced, and the layout of the serving-space obviously makes it difficult for the staff to deal with the queues of patrons. The special tea-and-cakes area that has been provided in association with the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition, however, is certainly a cut above the routine eatery.

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