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Canberra Home & Leisure Show

Exhibition and Shows

26 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

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Be inspired to live the life you choose at the Canberra Home & Leisure Show. This annual show is bigger...

living rooms 2017

Living Rooms - DESIGN Canberra

Community Event Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations

12 Nov 2017 to 25 Nov 2018

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Architecture + design + craft = an open home with a difference.Explore the living rooms of acclaimed Canberra houses in...

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:...

Brent Neylon (1955-2012) Untitled, 1984-1986, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT

30 x 30 exhibition at Parliament House

Exhibition and Shows

14 Sep 2018 to 26 Oct 2018

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See Parliament House in a new light with 30 images from the Parliament House Art Collection by 30 of Australia’s...

Brickman Experience

Brickman Experience

Exhibition and Shows

28 Sep 2018 to 14 Oct 2018

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Ryan McNaught’s Brickman Experience is one of the largest touring exhibitions of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Arriving in...

DESIGN Canberra Open Studios

Open Studios - DESIGN Canberra

Community Event Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations

10 Nov 2018 to 24 Nov 2018

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Step inside the studios of Canberra’s best designers and makers to purchase contemporary handmade ceramics, furniture, textiles, glass and more,...

An expert examines Magna Carta

Celebrating Magna Carta

Exhibition and Shows

17 Oct 2018

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Magna Carta is a foundational document of modern democracy, and Parliament House holds one of only two copies that exist...

Model planes on display

Scale ACT

Exhibition and Shows

10 Nov 2018 to 11 Nov 2018

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See work from some of Australia’s best scale modellers at Scale ACT, the Annual Competition and Exhibition of the ACT...

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...

Tall Poppies and Poplars Tour - MoAD

Tall Poppies and Poplars Tour

Exhibition and Shows

15 Sep 2018 to 14 Oct 2018

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Want to visit a more exclusive garden this spring?Discover secret gardens, and hear behind the scenes stories told by the...

Carillon, Lake Burley Griffin, ACT

DESIGN Canberra Ephemeral Architecture Project

Community Event Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations

5 Nov 2018 to 25 Nov 2018

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DESIGN Canberra is honoured to be working with one of the most significant Japanese figures in contemporary architecture, Kengo Kuma,...

Black and white image of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

13 Sep 2018 to 11 Oct 2018

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Join us for a torchlight tour illuminated with genuine stories of death, mysterious occurrences and dastardly deeds at Old Parliament...

Tron

NFSA Kids: Spring School Holidays

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

2 Oct 2018 to 12 Oct 2018

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Get excited these school holidays as the NFSA brings you a program full of action and adventure. Did you know...

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...

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...

LEGO Movie poster

Spring School Holiday Free Film Screening

Exhibition and Shows

2 Oct 2018 to 9 Oct 2018

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These school holidays celebrate the building of the People's House with everyone's favourite building blocks - Lego! Bring the kids...

@017 People's choice Sid's Zelkova

Bonsai Exhibition Canberra Bonsai Society

Exhibition and Shows

13 Oct 2018 to 14 Oct 2018

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It’s time for the Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show at the new venue. The display will feature quality bonsai from...

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...

Black Mist Burnt Country exhibition 23 August to 18 November at the National Museum of Australia

Black Mist Burnt Country Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

23 Aug 2018 to 18 Nov 2018

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The Black Mist Burnt Country exhibition is a national touring exhibition produced by Burrinja Dandenong Ranges Cultural Centre in Upwey,...

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...

Resistance Movement, (performance still) performance and exhibition (detail) 2017

NGA Play: Kellie O'Dempsey: The never-ending line

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Exhibition and Shows

16 Jun 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

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Kellie O’Dempsey invites you into her living sketchbook, an immersive space of moving marks and dancing lines. Digital projections collide...

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...

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

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During the 30th anniversary year of Australian Parliament House, this exhibition reveals the stories behind some of the building’s majr...

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures

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...

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

Finders Keepers: Collectors and Their Stories

Exhibition and Shows

10 Jun 2017 to 24 Dec 2018

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

Louise Feneley, Bouquet – natura morte, oil on Belgian linen

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2018 exhibition

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

23 Aug 2018 to 14 Oct 2018

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Let the beautiful and profound artworks from the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize take you on an inspiring exploration of...

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...

Richard Whiteley. Absent, 2016. Greg Piper.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Annual Members Exhibition. Place makers.

Exhibition and Shows

6 Sep 2018 to 20 Oct 2018

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The Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Annual Members Exhibition demonstrates the trends in contemporary craft and design in Australia...

Jackson POLLOCK Blue poles (No. 11, 1952) (detail), painting, 1973

American Masters 1940 - 1980

Exhibition and Shows

24 Aug 2018 to 11 Nov 2018

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Drawn exclusively from the National Gallery of Australia's outstanding collection of American art, American Masters celebrates that nation’s artists from...

PlayUP at the Museum of Australian Democracy

PlayUP

Exhibition and Shows

2 Dec 2017 to 2 Dec 2018

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

rainbow shoes

Democracy. Are You In?

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

17 Aug 2018 to 16 Aug 2019

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

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...

The name Morris appearing on the facade of the Hall of Memory

Roll of Honour Name Projections

Exhibition and Shows

18 Feb 2016 to 11 Nov 2018

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During the Centenary period, the name of each of the 62,000 Australians who gave their lives during the First World...

Art + Sound

Art + Sound

Concert or Performance Exhibition and Shows

3 Feb 2018 to 2 Feb 2019

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A fortnightly series showcasing playlists curated to specific galleries by various personalities. This event is brought to you by NGA...

Artists' Faces and Places

Exhibition and Shows

30 Jun 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

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Peek behind-the-scenes with this fascinating display of portraits of artists and their studios, drawn entirely from the national collection at...

Image from Sculpture Garden Sunday

Flourish

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Concert or Performance Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations

6 Oct 2018 to 7 Oct 2018

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Flourish will blossom all over the NGA this October events and activities over two days, coinciding with Canberra’s favourite floral...

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...

Four ladies dressed for the races enjoying champagne

Nexis Accountants & Business Advisors Race Day & Christmas Party functions

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

30 Nov 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...

Sydney Theatre Company

The Wharf Revue 2018

Exhibition and Shows

23 Oct 2018 to 3 Nov 2018

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Those indefatigable kings of comedy, sorcerers of satire and masters of mockery, Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe are back in...

Craft ACT members' work

Members Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

6 Sep 2018 to 20 Oct 2018

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As a 40-year-old membership organisation, it is important to maintain and invest in successful programs and enduring relationships. Craft ACT...

Pink glass poppies

A Profusion of Blooms

Exhibition and Shows

22 Aug 2018 to 21 Oct 2018

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B. Jane Cowie is an Australian artist based in Singapore. She has created public art commissions in many parts of...

Polish White Eagle Club by Enrico Taglietti (1970). Photo ©Darren Bradley

The void: reimagining Enrico Taglietti

Exhibition and Shows

25 Oct 2018 to 15 Dec 2018

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Elliot Bastianon | Andres Caycedo | Sarit Cohen | Thor Diesendorf | Judi Elliott | Dianne Firth | Megan Hinton...

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,...

Parliament House - Canberra 4 by Simon Fieldhouse

Facade exhibition at Parliament House

Exhibition and Shows

17 Aug 2018 to 21 Oct 2018

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Few public buildings in Australia are as instantly recognisable as Parliament House. Its distinctive façade, defined by the white marble...

Floriade tulips with the ferris wheel

Floriade

Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations

15 Sep 2018 to 14 Oct 2018

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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...

Excuse Me! Kate Benyon

Art for lunch

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Exhibition and Shows

8 Mar 2018 to 29 Nov 2018

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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...

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

Michael Williams Charity Race Day

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

19 Oct 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...

Fob watch belonging to Henry Lawson

Treasures Gallery

Exhibition and Shows

25 Apr 2018 to 31 Oct 2018

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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...

Tapa Treasures from the Pacific

Exhibition and Shows

22 Aug 2018 to 3 Feb 2019

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Before the world knew cloth there was tapa, or barkcloth, which worked its way into the heart of human interactions...

By textile artist Keiko Amenomori‐Schmeisser

Exhibition 'Folding Indigo: Keiko Amenomori-Schmeisser'

Exhibition and Shows

25 Oct 2018 to 15 Dec 2018

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Inspired by recent trips to India and Japan, this solo exhibition by textile artist Keiko Amenomori‐Schmeisser will present a new...

Two special forces personnel wearing helmets with weapons drawn. Image is in night vision

From the Shadows: Australia's Special Forces

Exhibition and Shows

18 Oct 2017 to 17 Oct 2018

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Exhibition on now at the Australian War MemorialTheir activities are secret. Their missions classified. Their identities protected.More than 600 objects,...

Behind the Lines 2017, Hero Cartoon, David Rowe

Behind the Lines 2017: The Three Ring Circus

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Exhibition and Shows

2 Dec 2017 to 1 Dec 2018

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Roll up, roll up to Behind the Lines 2017 at the Museum of Australian Democracy and marvel at the political...