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Five Free Exhibitions this Spring

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Published September 29th 2019
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With so many galleries and museums here in Canberra, it's not surprising that there are many free exhibitions that take place all through 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

Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia

This exhibition of contemporary Indonesian art showcases 20 of the most exciting emerging and established artists from Bali of Bandung, Yogyakarta and Jakarta.

National Gallery of Australia | 10am to 5pm daily | now until 27/10/2019

Life Through the Lens

One of the images

This photographic exhibition showcases just a few of the 3,000 Commonwealth documentaries and educational short films in the Film Australia Collection, which recorded life as it was lived in Australia during the 20th century.

National Film and Sound Archives | 10am to 4pm | now until 31/12/2019

Alfred Deakin: Creating a Nation Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the life and achievements of Alfred Deakin, the first Attorney General and the second Prime Minister of Australia. It includes significant documents and objects that explore Deakin's life and his role in establishing Australia and in the drafting of the constitution.

Parliament of Australia | 9am to 5pm | 07/10/2019 - 02/02/2020

Activism: forces for change in Canberra

Watson High School protest their school's pending closure, 14th October 1986.

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
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