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Explore arts and culture this summer.
Explore arts and culture this summer.

Art aficionados and lovers of fringe culture will be spoilt for choice this summer in Canberra as two blockbuster exhibitions open at the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Australia. See the collective works of one of Australia’s most famous and prolific painters, or take an artistic trip through time and explore the darkside of Australia’s history.

Sideshow Alley – Infamy, the Macabre & The Portrait at the National Portrait Gallery.

For those with a curious mind, or those who appreciate the intrigue of criminal cases and conspiracies, the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Sideshow Alley – Infamy, the Macabre & The Portrait’ exhibition is sure to be up your ‘alley’.

Featuring a spooky and sometimes disquieting selection of portraits, including paintings, sculpture and photography that depict ‘true crime, scandal and sensation’, this exhibition combines biography and the art of portraiture to shine a light on Australia’s more infamous history.

Exhibition details: 

5 Dec 2015 –  28 Feb 2016

Book to see this amazing exhibition between 14 December 2015 to 29 February 2016 and enjoy breakfast and accommodation with Crowne Plaza Canberra. Our Sideshow Alley package starts from $185* AUD per night and includes:

  • Overnight accommodation for two
  • Breakfast for two
  • Two adult tickets to The National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Sideshow Alley – Infamy, the Macabre & The Portrait’

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*Clicking the BOOK NOW button above will direct you to the Crowne Plaza Canberra booking portal. Your Sideshow Alley package will be pre-populated once you have entered your dates of stay.

Tom Roberts at the National Gallery of Australia.

Be enchanted by masterpieces from one of Australia’s most beloved artists, Tom Roberts, as his works go on display at the National Gallery of Australia until 28th March 2016.

This stunning exhibition showcases the breadth of Roberts’ work, from beautiful landscapes to mesmerising portraits, each capturing a snapshot of life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Don’t miss your chance to see firsthand the work of one of Australia’s greatest painters.

Exhibition details:

4 Dec 2015 – 28 March 2016

10am – 5pm every day (except Christmas day)

Tickets available at the Gallery and through Ticketek.

$20 adults, $15 NGA members, $17.50 concession/student



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