National Gallery of Australia
High Court of Australia
The grandiose High Court was dubbed 'Gar's Mahal' when it opened in 1980, a reference to Sir Garfield Barwick, chief justice during the...
National Portrait Gallery
This gallery tells the story of Australia through its faces – from wax cameos of Aboriginal tribespeople to colonial portraits of the...
On the shore of Lake Burley Griffin, the artwork of Reconciliation Pl represents the nation's commitment to the cause of reconciliation...
This splendid Turkish restaurant in a sprawling villa is a favourite destination for Canberra's power brokers. Traditional dishes (meze,...
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National Gallery of Australia information
Includes an extraordinary Aboriginal Memorial from Central Arnhem Land created for Australia's 1988 bicentenary. The work of 43 artists, this 'forest of souls' presents 200 hollow log coffins (one for every year of European settlement) and is part of an excellent collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Also exhibited is Australian art from the colonial to contemporary period, and Australia's finest collection of Asian art. Notable Pacific art and standout European and American works complete an impressive collection.
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