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Published April 30th 2013
A centenary of design, furniture, film, and women
2013 marks the centenary of Canberra, and a range of gallery and museum exhibits explore this rich history and cultural heritage. Join the celebration and visit these key exhibits before they end in Winter or Spring.
National Library of Australia The Dream of a Century: the Griffins in Australia's Capital Canberra's original designers were Walter and Marion Griffin, and this exhibition focuses on the Griffins design enterprise in Australia. This exhibition runs until June 10th. The National Library is located on Parkes Place, in Canberra's Parliamentary triangle.
First Ladies profiles women who have made significant contributions to Australia over the past 100 years. This exhibition runs until June 16th. The National Portrait Gallery is on King Edward Terrace in Parkes.
Photograph of Nicole Kidman. Credits: National Portrait Gallery.
Canberra Museum and Gallery Australia Revealed: Decorative Art Objects This exhibit displays the furniture and decorative art from official residences like The Lodge and Kirribilli House. This exhibition runs until June 30th. The Canberra Museum and Gallery is on the Corner of London Circuit and Civic Square in the city.
National Archives of Australia Design 29: Creating a Capital See the original designs for Canberra by the 1911 Federal Capital City Design Competition finalists. This includes the winning entry submitted by Walter Burley Griffin. Exhibition open until September 8th. The National Archives are on Queen Victoria Terrace in Parkes.