During the 30th anniversary of the opening of Australian Parliament House this exhibition reveals the stories behind the building’s major art and design commissions, which connect Australia’s most intriguing public building with its first people; its landscape, creativity and democracy.
In designing Australia’s premier public building, Mitchell / Giurgola & Thorp Architects designed a structure of national significance sensitively placed within a regional landscape. The guiding thematic of land, place and identity is carefully mapped into the building’s architecture, surrounding landscaping and works of art, commissioned from some of Australia’s finest practitioners in ceramics, textiles, painting, sculpture and wood.
Canberra Museum and Gallery is excited to partner with Australian Parliament House in the presentation of this revealing exhibition in association with the 30th anniversary of Australian Parliament House.
Michael Nelson Jagamara (born 1945)
Possum and Wallaby Dreaming, 1985,
synthetic polymer paint on canvas,
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT