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Pacific scene with ships

COOK AND THE PACIFIC

Exhibition and Shows

22 Sep 2018 to 10 Feb 2019

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Visitors to Cook and the Pacific will follow James Cook’s three remarkable Pacific voyages, and explore this spectacular region through...

Raise up series: Unseen Beauty 1 by Dr. Ella Whateley , 98cm x 220cm, 2018. Chinese ink, European in

Living Water: Journeying in inks

Exhibition and Shows

2 Nov 2018 to 11 Jan 2019

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Fuelled by a passion for ink and paper, and intrigued by the rich visual languages of Chinese painting and Chinese...

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...

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...

Two boys looking at snakes in an enclosure

Snakes Alive!

Exhibition and Shows

14 Jan 2019 to 20 Jan 2019

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Be charmed by live displays of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and more at the Australian National Botanic Garden's Snakes Alive!...

Image of a bus shelter

Trevor Dickinson’s Beautiful Bus Shelters of Canberra

Exhibition and Shows

6 Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019

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Many Canberra suburbs are home to the distinctive concrete bus shelters designed by architect Clem Cummings in 1975. Nearly 500...

Val Lehman as Bea Smith in Prisoner

NFSA Prisoner: 40th Anniversary

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

27 Feb 2019

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

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...

Kiln-formed glass studio glass with handcrafted wooden baseww

‘Evening Glow’ in Studio Glass

Exhibition and Shows

8 Dec 2018 to 16 Dec 2018

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'Evening Glow in Studio Glass' showcases kiln-formed glass mantle lamps by Patricia Parker with natural wooden bases by Mark Setter...

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...

Young girl uses oversized glasses to look at an image and see different colours

Colour

Exhibition and Shows

16 Nov 2017 to 1 Feb 2019

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See colour as you’ve never seen it before! Is your yellow the same as mine? How do pixels and paint...

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...

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

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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...

Chernee

The Royal Australian Mint – Explore Chern’ee Sutton’s – Long ago, Today, Tomorrow

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Community Event Exhibition and Shows

7 Nov 2018 to 23 Jan 2019

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Explore Chern’ee Sutton’s - Long ago, Today, TomorrowJoin us in exploring the mesmerising 3D elements and black lit work of...

A series of knitted red poppies

Centenary of Armistice 1918-2018 – program of events

Exhibition and Shows

9 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019

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5000 Poppies - a tributeA sea of handcrafted red poppies, an unforgettable tribute to the Australian men and women who...

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...

Domestic Blueprint

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...

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...

Experience the thrill of being an astronaut in this virtual reality experience

Space Descent VR with Tim Peake

Exhibition and Shows

26 Dec 2017 to 24 Dec 2018

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Experience the thrill of being an astronaut inside a Russian space capsule using the latest 360-degree virtual reality technology. Take...

After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour

MOAD After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

27 Dec 2018 to 26 Jan 2019

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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...

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

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

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...

Napier Waller I'll put a girdle round about the earth (detail) 1933

Art Deco

Exhibition and Shows

16 Feb 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

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Comprised entirely of works selected from the National Gallery of Australia's collection, Art Deco presents superb examples of Australian vitalism,...

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

MONET: IMPRESSION SUNRISE

Exhibition and Shows

7 Jun 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

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

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 17 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...

Geoffrey Jones - Lament for Afghanistan (Detail)

From War: Their Stories

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

9 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019

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From War is a unique and collaborative exhibition that brings together selected works from the permanent art collections of the...

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...

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...

Keith Potger

Friday with friends: In conversation with Keith Potger AO (The Seekers)

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

15 Feb 2019

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Keith Potger, a founding member of Aussie pop-folk group The Seekers, is credited with writing a number of the group's...

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

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

Wall of Honour

Hall WW1 Commemorative Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

1 Mar 2018 to 21 Feb 2019

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

Horses racing on the track in front of a crowded stand

Christmas Party Race Day

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

16 Dec 2018

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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...

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...

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

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

Floor Talks

Heath Ledger Exhibition Floor Talks

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Community Event Exhibition and Shows

23 Nov 2018 to 8 Feb 2019

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Every Friday across the season of Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures we present a discussion on the exhibition floor...

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...

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...

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

Art for Lunch: The Pre-Raphaelites with Angus Trumble

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...

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures – until 10 February 2019

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

10 Aug 2018 to 10 Feb 2019

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Audiences around the world know and love Heath Ledger as a charismatic movie star who pushed boundaries and created iconic...

Gold coin (obverse) Head of Titus, laureate, with Latin inscription T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT

Rome: City and Empire

Exhibition and Shows

21 Sep 2018 to 3 Feb 2019

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Stories of Rome and its vast empire continue to captivate and intrigue people almost 3000 years after their foundation. Rome:...

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...

Fob watch belonging to Henry Lawson

Treasures Gallery

Exhibition and Shows

25 Apr 2018 to 31 Jan 2019

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Experience some of the nation's most precious treasures and stories in this permanent exhibition at the National Library. Recently refreshed...

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...

Portrait of Li Cunxin, 2017–2018 (detail) by Jun Chen

20/20

Exhibition and Shows

20 Oct 2018 to 10 Feb 2019

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20/20 showcases the dynamic suite of new portraits commissioned to celebrate the National Portrait Gallery’s 20th year. Leaders and individualists...

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...

Sally Smart, NGA Play

Sally Smart at the NGA

Exhibition and Shows

12 Nov 2018 to 27 May 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...

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...

Finders Keepers - Kay Patterson, Neil Baker, Anne Picot, Neville Bonner, Tim Fischer

Finders Keepers: Collectors and Their Stories

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ladies in Black

Director Bruce Beresford to launch festival of his films at NFSA

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

15 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

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

#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...

Car doing burnouts amid pink and blue smoke

Summernats

Concert or Performance Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations Sporting Events

3 Jan 2019 to 6 Jan 2019

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The annual Street Machine Summernats proudly supported by Rare Spares, is Australia’s biggest horsepower party in the Southern Hemisphere. In...

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...

Soli: Earth Archive

Take Time

Exhibition and Shows

16 May 2019 to 6 Jul 2019

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

Flora and fauna on dark background

Beauty Rich and Rare

Exhibition and Shows

22 Sep 2018 to 10 Feb 2019

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An immersive sound and light experience illuminating the natural beauty of Australia through the eyes of Sir Joseph Banks.Feel the...

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