Activism: forces for change in Canberra

Exhibition and Shows

13 Jul 2019 to 2 Nov 2019

Canberra has a special relationship with activism as it is not only the location of protest on local issues but is also a site of national and international protest as the national capital.

This exhibition is about activism in many forms that has taken place in Canberra over the last century. It includes the well-known stories of the fight for women’s rights, for marriage equality and the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, but also stories of quiet activism; the creation of services for marginalised groups, artist’s collectives and the protest of presence. No matter whether it’s big and dramatic, or quiet and slow, these are stories of people working for change in the Canberra community.


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Free Entry

Event Times

13 Jul 2019 to 2 Nov 2019

Daily Event


Canberra Museum and Gallery

Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City, 2601

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