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Art in Canberra

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Published July 27th 2016
Experience the art culture of Canberra with this list
Explore Canberra's art scene where it covers everything from Australia's rich history to its diverse present.

The list below includes Museums, galleries and public art spaces:

1. National Gallery of Australia
When: All year round: 10am-5pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Where: Parkes Place, Parkes
Cost: Free
Details: The National Gallery of Australia is home to more than 100,000 pieces of world-class art which line the walls and floors of the Gallery. Click here for website.

2. National Portrait Gallery
When: All year round: 10am-5pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Where: King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Details: See portraits of over 400 people who have shaped Australia's history with exhibitions showcasing sportspeople, royalty, politicians and musicians. Click here for website.

3. Beaver Galleries
When: Tuesday- Friday: 10am-5pm
Where: 81 Denison St, Deakin
Cost: Free entry
Details: This privately owned gallery is home to art from some of Australia's most highly regarded contemporary artists. You can buy pieces on display from sculptures, paintings to ceramics and jewellery. The sculpture garden is a beautiful place where you can explore. Click here for website.

4. Canberra Glassworks
When: Wednesday- Sunday: 10am-4pm
Where: 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Cost: Entry is gold coin - prices for workshops, classes etc- see website.
Details: The only professional glass centre in Australia, Canberra Glassworks offers tours, demonstrations, classes and workshops as well as exhibitions. Click here for website.



5. The National Museum of Australia
When: All year round: 10am-5pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Where: Lawson Crescent, Acton
Cost: Free
Details: This museum showcases incredible exhibitions including some of Australia's most prized and precious history. There are permanent and travelling exhibitions as well. Click here for website.

6. Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery
When: Monday- Friday: By Appointment & Weekends: 11am-4pm
Where: 19 O'Hanlon Place, Gold Creek Village, Nicholls
Cost: Free
Details: The Gallery features an extensive collection of Aborginal art from remote Aboriginal art regions including artworks from Central and Western deserts, The Kimberley Region, Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. Click here for website.

7.Drill Hall Gallery
When: Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-5pm (Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Years Day)
Where: The National University, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: There are exhibitions by leading Australian and International artists including displays of contemporary visual arts. Click here for website.

8. Canberra Contemporary Art Space
When: Tuesday-Friday: 11am-5pm & Weekends: 10am-4pm (Closed Public Holidays)
Where: Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie Ave, Braddon
Cost: Free
Details: There is an array of art at this vibrant centre with exhibitions, presentations, programs, performances, artist talks and more. Click here for website.
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