During the 30th anniversary of the opening of Australian Parliament House this new exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery reveals the stories behind the building’s major art and design commissions.
In their design for Australian Parliament House, Mitchell / Giurgola & Thorp Architects created a structure of national significance sensitively placed within a regional landscape.
The guiding thematic of the design, land, place and identity, is carefully mapped into the building’s siting, architecture, landscaping and commissioned works of art and design. These commissions include works from many of Australia’s finest practitioners in ceramic, textile, painting, sculpture and wood.
Canberra Museum and Gallery is delighted to partner with Australian Parliament House and the National Archives of Australia to present this revealing exhibition.
Michael Nelson Jagamara (born 1945)
Possum and Wallaby Dreaming, 1985,
synthetic polymer paint on canvas,
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT
© The artist licensed by Aboriginal Artists’ Agency Ltd.
Join us for an afternoon of structured workshops, led by local artist Jacqueline Bradley
Join the Mandy Martin in conversation with Professor Libby Robin from the ANU College of Science
Join Mark Bayly to discover more about how Parliament House's design and location on Capital Hill combine to illuminate ideas about location and landscape
This exclusive tour of Australian Parliament House is a rare opportunity to experience the diverse art collection in the public and private areas usually off limits to the general public