Crafting the house on the hill: art, design and the building of Australian Parliament House

Exhibition and Shows

7 Jul 2018 to 4 Nov 2018

During the 30th anniversary year of Australian Parliament House, this exhibition reveals the stories behind some of the building’s majr art, craft and design commissions and explores how these works connect Australia’s most intriguing public building with its first people, landscape, creative spirit and the principles of democracy.

In their winning design scheme for Australian Parliament House, Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp Architects envisaged a structure of national significance that was sensitively located within a regional landscape. The guiding design themes of land, place and identity are carefully mapped into the building’s architecture, surrounding landscaping and works of art commissioned from some of Australia’s finest practitioners in ceramics, glass, painting, sculpture, textiles and wood.

Canberra Museum and Gallery is excited to partner with the Parliament House Art Collection and the National Archives of Australia to present this very special exhibition in association with the 30th anniversary of Australian Parliament House.

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