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Something For Every Art Lover
Something For Every Art Lover

Current and Upcoming Art Exhibitions in Canberra

Experience art in many forms across the end of the year and into 2018 in Canberra. Read more about upcoming exhibitions and start planning your itinerary for your next Canberra getaway.

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Songlines: Tracking The Seven Sisters

National Museum of Australia (NMA)
15 September 2017 to 25 February 2018

Step inside the exhibition to realise that you are no longer in Canberra but rather taking a tour through the Australian desert. Experience the stories of Seven Sisters Dreaming through the immersive digital dome and other artworks plus take part in workshops in the recreated art centre.

Getting There: An easy 6 minute drive or a pleasant half an hour walk from the hotel alongside Lake Burley Griffin.

Hyper Real

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
20 October 2017 to 18 February 2018

An exhibition of celebrity waxworks this is not! Expect to be challenged, amazed and fascinated by the uncanny artwork on display. Not only will there be sculptures that you swear are almost breathing but also virtual reality and digital art.

Also, on three Friday evenings in November experience Hyper Real Nights with live music and entertainment, food and beverage on offer and access to the exhibition.

Getting There: Located on the other side of Lake Burley Griffin from the hotel, take a 40 minute walk or a 10 minute drive.

Book our Hyper Real package and enjoy Canberra CBD hotel accommodation, buffet breakfast for two people and two entry tickets to the Hyper Real exhibition.

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

National Portrait Gallery
10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018

Lights! Camera! Still photography? Discover a century of iconic Australian films in a new still medium. In a partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), the National Portrait Gallery presents striking and beautiful portraiture. This exhibition will feature imagery from film promotional shoots and behind the scenes photography showing the characters that shaped Australian films as well as the actors who tell those stories.

“Audiences will be able to see rare film posters, stunning 1930s scrapbooks of aspiring actors, and original costumes from iconic titles such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, My Brilliant Career, and The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” says Jennifer Coombes, NFSA Curator. “If you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck!”

Bookings available for the 2017-18 Summer Show Starstruck, visit here.

Getting There: The National Portrait Gallery is next door to the NGA and only a six minute drive from the hotel or 35 minute walk.

Book our Starstruck Package and treat yourself to a two night Canberra getaway, complete with daily buffet breakfast for two people, plus two tickets to Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Dombrovskis: Journeys into the Wild

National Library of Australia
21 September 2017 to 30 January 2018

Peter Dombrovskis is an Australian photographer famous for capturing the wilderness, particularly in Tasmania. This is the most complete collection of his work on display to date and will take the viewer on Dombromvskis’ personal journey.

This exhibition is free and bookings are not required.

Getting There: Also located alongside Lake Burley Griffin, enjoy a 30 minute walk from the hotel or a 5 minute drive.

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Love art and local galleries?

Click the below links to check out upcoming exhibitions at some of our favourite galleries including smaller boutique spaces.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra. Take advantage of our central location in Canberra’s CBD, close to many galleries. Discover our accommodation packages and get in touch.

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Image credits: VisitCanberra

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