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A retrospective exhibition of Sir Edmund Barton: life, times and Federation
 Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Australia’s first Prime Minister had an enormous impact on shaping modern Australia.

A voyage of discovery: Sir Joseph Banks’ florilegium. Explore it your way
 Friday, 18 September 2020

To coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour Voyage of Discovery, Australian Parliament House is holding an exhibition showcasing the botanical prints from Banks’ Florilegium, based on the original plant specimens collected by Sir Joseph Banks during the voyage.

Portrait of former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop unveiled
 Monday, 26 November 2018

A portrait of the 29th Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop, by artist Jiawei Shen, was unveiled today during a ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra.

Former PM Julia Gillard's official portrait to be unveiled today
 Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The official portrait of Australia’s first female Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard AC, will be unveiled at Parliament House, Canberra, today.

Australian Parliament House 30th Anniversary Open Day – Saturday 6 October
 Friday, 21 September 2018

Which building took 10,000 people to build, features a roof covered in turf the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and a flag mast which is one of the largest stainless steel structures in the world?

Portrait of former Governor-General on display in Denmark
 Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The Historic Memorials Collection portrait of former Governor-General the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO will go on display in Denmark as part of an exhibition of works by the renowned portrait artist Mr Ralph Heimans to celebrate the 50th birthday of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark.

Step back in time and celebrate the 30th birthday of Parliament House
 Monday, 26 March 2018

Revisit the bold hues and geometric lines of 1980s Australian art, craft and design, and chart the progress of one of the country’s most ambitious building projects, at two special new exhibitions to mark the 30th birthday of Australian Parliament House.

Award-winning artist commissioned for official portrait of former Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard AC
 Friday, 22 September 2017

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) has contracted artist Vincent Fantauzzo to complete the official portrait of former Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard AC for the Historic Memorials Collection.

Major art acquisition unveiled and exhibition launched
 Thursday, 17 August 2017

A major new collaborative art work by two of Australia’s finest artists was unveiled at Parliament House today.

Portrait of first Indigenous Member officially unveiled and two new commissions announced
 Monday, 29 May 2017

Today the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP unveiled a portrait of the Member for Hasluck, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, at a ceremony in Parliament House, Canberra.

Tribute to parliamentarians who served in the First World War
 Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon Bruce Scott MP, and Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Gavin Marshall, today paid tribute to parliamentarians who served in the First World War, with a launch of a new display and multimedia kiosk to mark Remembrance Day.

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