With so many galleries and museums here in Canberra, it's not surprising that there are so many fantastic exhibitions that take place all throughout the year. Here are five that are taking place this Spring:
Story time: Australian Children's Literature
Are we there yet?, Possum Magic, and Blinky Bill are all much loved Australian children stories that have been enjoyed over the decades. In this exhibition at the National Library, children's literature from the colonial period to the present will be on show. Perfect for children or those that want to take a walk down memory lane!
National Library of Australia | 9am to 5pm daily | now until 09/02/2020 | Free
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition
DreamWorks Animation has created a number of household movies including Shrek, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Trolls. This exhibition will give people the chance to explore more than 400 objects from the studio's archive, including original artworks, storyboards and scale-models, as well as immersive and interactive digital experiences.
National Museum of Australia | 9am to 5pm daily | now until 02/02/2020 | Adults $20 and children $12
Activism: forces for change in Canberra
This exhibition at the Canberra Museum explores Canberra's strong history of activism. It highlights the well-known fights like the fight for women's rights, for marriage equality and the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Although, it also shows smaller and less known acts of activism.
Canberra Museum and Gallery | 10am to 5pm Mon - Sat | now until 02/11/2019
Women in Vogue
60 years of the Vogue Australia archive will be on show at the Portrait Gallery together with a special tribute to some remarkable Australian women who have featured in the pages of Vogue. The iconic portraits on display include Kylie Minogue and Elle Macpherson, among others. It's perfect for any fashionista!
National Portrait Gallery | 9am to 5pm daily | 11/10/2019 to 24/11/2019 | Adults $12 and children free
Unlike other exhibitions, Game Masters is a very interactive exhibition. It offers kids and adults a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for the world's most popular video games over the last five decades, as well as a chance to play all 80 of them! Games on offer include Pac-Man, Singstar, Asteroids and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
National Film and Sound Archive | 10am to 4pm daily | now until 09/03/2020 | Adults $19 and children $12