I am a keen traveller. Currently rediscovering my own backyard and the rest of Australia. I enjoy nature, history and the quirkiness of what the world has to offer.
Leave your clown shoes at home
The National Library of Australia in Canberra never fails to disappoint me with their free exhibitions of a slice of Australian life and culture. One visit I saw was Australian children's literature this time I've gone to the circus.
Many of us have driven past a circus tent that wasn't there yesterday and will be gone in a week. The National Library of Australia in Canberra has an exhibition Circus: Roll up, Roll up! curated by Karen Schamberger from 14 December 2021 to 19 June 2022.
=access_type:%22NLA%20digital%20material%22]Vivian James Carter amassed a collection of 20th century circus industry documents. Circus: Roll up, Roll up! features just a small selection from the Vivian James Carter Collection. As I wandered through the exhibit, memories came back of going to the circus in grade 2 and then a few weeks later we all had to put on a performance of something we saw at the circus. Me, I had my toy dogs doing tricks. For others, they were trapeze artists and a couple of strong men. As an adult, the memory was taking my niece to the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Whatever your memory maybe take some time and look at the unique posters, memorabilia and images.