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John E. Millais Ophelia 1851-52, oil on canvas, Tate © Tate, London 2018

Daily Guided Tours – Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

Exhibition and Shows

14 Dec 2018 to 28 Apr 2019

Price from: $22.50

Enjoy a free guided tour (exhibition tickets required) of the latest blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.Discover a...

Lego House of Representatives Chamber

Summer Program – Parliament House

Concert or Performance Exhibition and Shows Food and Wine

6 Dec 2018 to 28 Feb 2019

Price from: Free

Welcome to the Parliament House summer program. Free school holiday film screenings, explore the new Parliament House LEGO display and...

#UDHRquiltproject

#UDHRquiltproject

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

25 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019

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The #UDHRQuiltProject features never before seen work from a global craftivism project. Stitching in local and global stories; see the...

A cast bronze mouse playing a grand piano

EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection

Exhibition and Shows

23 Nov 2018 to 23 Feb 2019

Price from: $5.00

This exhibition encompasses a vibrant cross-section of leading tendencies in contemporary European art from the collection of Lisa and Danny...

The Creative Home Show - Property professionals

The ShowRoom, Canberra

Exhibition and Shows

2 Mar 2019 to 3 Mar 2019

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To see the potential for change is the first creative step; to then find the people and institutions to help...

Behind the Lines 2018

Behind the Lines 2018: Curiouser & Curiouser

Exhibition and Shows

16 Nov 2018 to 25 Dec 2019

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Follow down the rabbit hole for Behind the Lines 2018: The years's best political cartoons 2018 at MoAD (Museum of...

Kenny Son & Hendrik Forster

Mechanical Sampling: Phoebe Porter

Exhibition and Shows

7 Nov 2019 to 21 Dec 2019

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Expanding on her innovative work combining industrial materials and processes with gold smithing, Phoebe Porter will be presenting a new...

Dame Dorothy Tagney & Dame Enid Lyons

Breaking Through: 75 years of women in parliament

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

29 Aug 2018 to 28 Aug 2019

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Why did it take so long for women to get elected? And once they were there, what was their experience...

Crowd observing a horse race at Thoroughbred Park

Super Saturday – Canberra Outlet Centre Charity Race Day proudly supporting Marymead

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

23 Mar 2019

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Enjoy a great afternoon of horse racing in the nation's capital on one of the best tracks in the country...

Lou Harriss. SmallScape bedsides, 201

Emerging Contemporaries

Exhibition and Shows

31 Jan 2019 to 16 Mar 2019

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Emerging Contemporaries is the Craft ACT national award exhibition for early career artists. This exhibition plays a pivotal role in...

Julie Pennington, Boulder vessels, 2017.

Place Makers: Craft ACT 2018 members exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

12 Sep 2019 to 26 Oct 2019

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The annual members’ exhibition in 2017 featured more members’ work than ever and the 2018 show will demonstrate trends in...

Crest Ocassional Chair

2019 Craft ACT Members Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

12 Sep 2019 to 26 Oct 2019

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Curated by Craft ACT, this is a showcase exhibition demonstrating the trends in contemporary craft and design in Australia by...

To Shadow, 2011

Rhizoming: Language of Print and Place

Exhibition and Shows

16 May 2019 to 6 Jul 2019

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Rhizoming; language of print and place aims to explore the entanglement of nature, place and culture through a woodcut installation...

A figure stands in the Antarctic landscape with the Southern Lights in the sky

The Antarctica Experience

Exhibition and Shows

26 Dec 2018 to 22 Jun 2019

Price from: $20.00

Travel to Antarctica using the latest 360-degree virtual reality technology and follow in the footsteps of the scientists researching this...

Disturbing the Grid

Disturbing the Grid: Al Munro

Exhibition and Shows

11 Jul 2019 to 31 Aug 2019

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Solo exhibition by Al Munro drawing on Munro's recent work across painting, drawing and textiles to explore the relationship of...

Child in costume performing at NGA Play

NGA Play: Sally Smart

Exhibition and Shows

18 Dec 2018 to 31 Mar 2019

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An interactive and magical exhibition of collage, cut-out assemblages and dance by Sally Smart will take over the National Gallery...

Val Lehman as Bea Smith in Prisoner

NFSA Prisoner: 40th Anniversary with Val Lehman, Amanda Muggleton and Alan Caswell

Community Event Concert or Performance Exhibition and Shows

27 Feb 2019

Price from: $10.00

Join Wentworth Detention Centre’s original top dog, Bea Smith, to celebrate 40 years of the series Prisoner. Star Val Lehman...

onetoeight

onetoeight: Australia’s first prime ministers

Exhibition and Shows

4 Jan 2019 to 24 Dec 2019

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Visually arresting, humorous and thoughtful, Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of the first eight prime ministers in...

Kenny Son & Hendrik Forster, Teapot (first edition prototype)

The Teapot Project: Kenny Son & Henrik Forster

Exhibition and Shows

7 Nov 2019 to 21 Dec 2019

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In this collaborative project, Kenny Son and Hendrik Forster worked together on designing a teapot. The Teapot project is a...

digitally printed glassslide with pressed seaweed and engraving

The Hidden Sex

Exhibition and Shows

31 Jan 2019 to 16 Mar 2019

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Solo exhibition by Julie Ryder, exploring creative ways of using seaweed as a medium for artistic expression and incorporating natural...

The ACT Territory flag

A Flag of our Own

Exhibition and Shows

9 Feb 2019 to 4 May 2019

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It’s been flying on flag poles for 25 years but how much do you know about the Canberra flag? Discover...

DressUP: Change the World

DressUP: Change the World

Exhibition and Shows

12 Dec 2018 to 31 Dec 2019

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Peek into the personal collections of five fascinating collectors. Diverse, rich and often surprising, these collections are brimming with stories....

Magna Carta

Magna Carta—An Australian Story

Exhibition and Shows

4 Jan 2019 to 3 Feb 2020

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Magna Carta is one of the most famous and significant documents for democracy and human rights around the world.First written...

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri Moon Dreaming 1978

Art for lunch

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Exhibition and Shows

14 Feb 2019 to 28 Nov 2019

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Drop into 30-minute weekly talks or creative activities interpreting works of art in the NGA's collection. Check our website for...

Old Parliament House lit up by Enlighten

Enlighten Festival

Community Event Concert or Performance Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations Food and Wine

1 Mar 2019 to 17 Mar 2019

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Eat, see and explore as Canberra transforms for the annual Enlighten Festival! Held over 17 days and nights from Saturday...

Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Crash 1990

Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler collection at the NGA

Exhibition and Shows

7 Sep 2019 to 1 Feb 2020

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Following World War II, master printer Kenneth Tyler was at the forefront of printmaking innovation in America, orchestrating the move...

Happy and Glorious

Exhibition and Shows

4 Jan 2019 to 16 Jan 2020

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The Queen’s Visit in 1954. The phrase conjures up memories of a young Queen in summer dresses and ball gowns,...

Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales, 1820 by Walter Preston.

Facing New Worlds

Exhibition and Shows

20 Nov 2018 to 22 Apr 2019

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This summer the Robert Oatley Gallery is curated with a focus on the relationships forged between Europeans and Indigenous peoples...

Julie Bartholomew

Shifts in Japanese Materiality

Exhibition and Shows

11 Jul 2019 to 31 Aug 2019

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Bic Tieu | Guy Keulemans | Julie Bartholomew | Kyoko Hashimoto | Liam Mugavin | Rui Kikuchi | Yusuke TakemuraThis...

DAYI

Democracy. Are You In?

Exhibition and Shows

12 Dec 2018 to 31 Jan 2020

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Democracy is a living system and it work best when there is a healthy balance between trust and distrust -...

Finders Keepers: Collectors and their Stories

Exhibition and Shows

15 Dec 2018 to 31 Aug 2019

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Peek into the personal collections of five fascinating collectors. Diverse, rich and often surprising, these collections are brimming with stories....

Winner 2016

Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

23 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

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Australian Native Bonsai Show; a collection of native bonsai by members of the Canberra Bonsai Society featuring a wide variety...

John William Waterhouse The Lady of Shalott 1888, oil on canvas, © Tate, London 2018

Art for lunch: The Pre-Raphaelite Paradox

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Exhibition and Shows

28 Feb 2019

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Angus Trumble, a former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, and curator of Love & Death: Art in the Age...

After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour

After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

21 Feb 2019

Price from: $29.00

Stand up, make up, think up and step up at the brand new PlayUP at the Museum of Australian Democracy....

People on a sideshow ride

ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show

Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations

22 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

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Get ready to be entertained, excited and educated at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show! The award winning ActewAGL Royal Canberra...

John Everett Millais Ophelia (detail) 1851-82 Image courtesy Tate Britain

Love and Desire Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

Exhibition and Shows

14 Dec 2018 to 28 Apr 2019

Price from: $20.00

Enter a world of Love and Desire as the Tate Britain loans exclusive masterpieces from its unsurpassed collection of Pre-Raphaelite...

I THOUGHT I HEARD A BIRD

I Thought I Heard a Bird

Exhibition and Shows

21 Mar 2019 to 11 May 2019

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Ashley Eriksmoen | Fernando do Campo | Joyce Hwang | Madeleine Kelly | Patsy Healy | Raquel OrmellaInterdisciplinary artworks based...

Ladies in Black

Angourie Rice and director Bruce Beresford to launch festival of his films at NFSA

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

15 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

Price from: $10.00

Drawing on the NFSA collection for a season of works from one the most consistent and celebrated Australian directors. Mr...

Nicole Kidman, c. 1980 by Lewis Morley

Electric! Portraits that pop!

Exhibition and Shows

11 Sep 2018 to 22 Apr 2019

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Celebrate the Gallery’s 20th birthday summer with Electric! Portraits that pop! The collection exhibition features a mix of bright, bold...

Floriade tulips with the ferris wheel

Floriade

Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations

14 Sep 2019 to 13 Oct 2019

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Developed in 1988 as a grand, one off floral tribute to mark Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th anniversary, Floriade has...

Not-O tea

Form Follows Fold: Gilbert Riedelbauch

Exhibition and Shows

11 Jul 2019 to 31 Aug 2019

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Solo exhibition by Gilbert Riedelbauch that documents a change in his approach to his creative practice.Gilbert Riedelbauch works as a...

Fields of Love: Enlighten at the NGA

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Community Event Concert or Performance Exhibition and Shows

1 Mar 2019

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Come and immerse yourself in a free after-hours event at the NGA. The highlight of the event will be a...

Gottfried Lindauer Tomika Te Mutu, chief of the Ngaiterangi tribe, Bay of Plenty 1880 Rex Nan Kivell

Maori Markings: Ta Moko at the NGA

Exhibition and Shows

23 Mar 2019 to 25 Aug 2019

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By marking the skin and face with connecting patterns, Māori Tā Moko artists tell stories of prestige, authority and identity....

Dress Code: Empire

Dress Code: Empire

Exhibition and Shows

4 Jan 2019 to 3 Feb 2020

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An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige...

PlayUP

PlayUP: The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

15 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2020

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The imaginative family space has all-new hands-on activities to educate, excite and challenge young minds.Discover PlayUP – The Right to...

Melati Suryodarmo Transaction of hollows 2018

Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia at the NGA

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

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Featuring 20 emerging and established artists, Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia showcases the vibrant and complex art of Australia’s closest neighbour, bringing...

Soli: Earth Archive

Take Time

Exhibition and Shows

16 May 2019 to 6 Jul 2019

Price from: Free

Cheryl Thornton | Daniel Edwards | Diana Wood-Conroy | Dimity Kidston | Ema Shin | Patsy Payne | Rachel Hine...

Children enjoying NGA Play Sally Smart

Choreography of the Seasons at NGA Play Sally Smart

Exhibition and Shows

1 Dec 2018 to 30 Mar 2019

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Join us every Saturday during school term time to learn the dance moves of the seasons in NGA Play. Join...

Image of a selection of snow domes from the exhibition

All shook up: snow domes from the collection of Sally Hopman

Exhibition and Shows

20 Oct 2018 to 16 Mar 2019

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Spring is here but snow is still falling at CMAG. View Sally Hopman’s collection of over 500 snow domes, from...

Three men pushing a blue car in the desert whilst a cameraman and boom operator look on

Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

6 Dec 2018 to 24 Feb 2019

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The broken-down cars and the ingenious bush mechanics who repair them are back on the road!Based on the popular television...

Enter Ophelia

Ophelia After Hours: Enter Ophelia

Concert or Performance Exhibition and Shows

26 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

Price from: $55.00

See Ophelia in Love and Desire Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate and experience the reimagining of Shakespeare's drowned damsel Enter...

photo of Culture Loop branded bus

Culture Loop Shuttle Bus Service

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

24 Dec 2018 to 30 Jun 2019

Price from: Free

Culture Loop: a new way to experience one good thing after another in the nation’s capital. Now you can park...

Henri Matisse L'Enlevement d'Europe [The abduction of Europa] 1929

Matisse/Picasso at the NGA

Exhibition and Shows

13 Dec 2019 to 13 Apr 2020

Price from: $25.00

Explore the relationship between two of the world’s greatest artists and rivals—from Picasso’s untameable approach to Matisse’s seductive irresistibility—responding to...

Madame Sibly, Phrenologist and Mesmerist (detail) c. 1879 James E Bray (1832–1891)

Carte-o-mania!

Exhibition and Shows

8 Nov 2018 to 22 Apr 2019

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Drawn from the NPG’s burgeoning collection of cartes de visite, Carte-o-mania! celebrates the wit, style and substance of the pocket-sized...

Claude Monet Impression, Soleil Levant 1872 Paris, Musée Marmottan Monet

MONET: IMPRESSION SUNRISE

Exhibition and Shows

7 Jun 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

Price from: $15.00

The Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris is the holder of one of the world’s leading collections of works by Claude...

Thomas O’Hara

Material Codes: Explorations of Form Via Systematic Making

Exhibition and Shows

7 Nov 2019 to 21 Dec 2019

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Kristina Neumann | Nyx Matthews | Thomas O'HaraHow are objects made? It’s a question with almost as many answers as...

An Australian Light Horseman collects anemones near Belah in Palestine

After the war exhibition, Australian War Memorial

Exhibition and Shows

5 Oct 2018 to 11 Jul 2019

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After the war is a new exhibition exploring the personal stories of hope, loss, and love of ordinary Australians whose...

Wall of Honour

Hall WW1 Commemorative Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

1 Mar 2018 to 9 Feb 2020

Price from: Free

"When Hall Answered the Call" - Visit the small community of Hall's School Museum and see their moving exhibition to...

Hugh Ramsay Self-portrait c 1902

Hugh Ramsay at the NGA

Exhibition and Shows

30 Nov 2019 to 1 Mar 2020

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Delve into the paintings, portraits and sketchbooks of seminal Australian artist Hugh Ramsay, whose brilliant career was cut short at...

John E. Millais Ophelia 1851-52, oil on canvas, Tate © Tate, London 2018

Kate Forsyth and the Pre-Raphaelites

Exhibition and Shows

2 Mar 2019

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Author Kate Forsyth describes herself as ‘the world's most passionate lover of Pre-Raphaelite art’. Join us to hear her share...

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