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Plan your visit to the national capital to coincide with one of the many exciting events taking place around the city. From festivals to concerts, sporting matches, exhibitions, live performances, gala celebrations and more, Canberra’s events calendar is always jam-packed year round.
14-15 April 2018
Runners from around Australia will converge on Canberra for a weekend of activity at the Australian Running Festival. Entrants can enjoy fitness and fun across scenic courses that showcases the best of the nation’s capital. Choose from a variety of races to take part in, including the 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Canberra Times Canberra Marathon courses or the AURA 50km Ultra Marathon Championships. Family tickets are available. Register online at the Australian Running Festival.
9 September 2017 – March 2018
Angelica Mesiti explores the silent and the unspoken. Using performance languages she responds to the particularities of specific environments and communities through the medium of video. On show at the National Gallery of Australia.
Image: Angelica Mesiti, Nakh removed 2015, single-channel HD video: 9:00 minutes, colour, silent. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.
30 March 2018 – 22 July 2018
Never before have so many incredible diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia. This exhibition, to be hosted by the National Gallery of Australia, showcases more than 300 spectacular items, with loans from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier collection itself. Book our Cartier: The Exhibition package.
Image: Crocodile necklace 1975, gold, 1023 brilliant cut fancy intense yellow diamonds, two navette shaped emerald cabochons, 1060 emeralds, 2 ruby cabochons. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Collection Cartier, © Cartier.
15 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Bringing together key works from collections around Australia and overseas, an important survey exhibition of Arthur Streeton’s war art will open at the NGA in December. Streeton’s contribution to the Australian war effort was significant.
Image: Arthur STREETON, Mont St Quentin 1918, painting in watercolour and wash over underdrawing in black pencil. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2016/
20 October 2017 until 18 February 2018
See astonishing lifelike sculptures and cutting-edge digital art at Canberra’s summer blockbuster Hyper Real. Exclusive to the NGA in Canberra, this exhibition is not to be missed. Open daily, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, closed Christmas Day. Book our Hyper Real accommodation package, including exhibition tickets.
Image: AES+F Inverso mundus 2015, HD video installation © AES+F | ARS New York. Courtesy the artists, MAMM, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Triumph Gallery.
Tuesday 21 November – Sunday 17 December 2017
Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s classic songs, over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages. Tickets online from the Canberra Theatre Centre.
Immerse yourself in the first two natural history documentaries ever designed for virtual reality. After a sell-out season in London, this virtual reality experience comes to the National Museum of Australia.
Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, or dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in VR technology. This is a feast for the senses! Admission costs apply. Visit the website for session times and to book your ticket.