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Visit Australian Parliament House this autumn

A print of a honeysuckle bird surrounded by eucalyptus leaves and flowers

Imprint: A Survey of the Print Council of Australia exhibition

For more than 50 years, the Print Council of Australia has worked with artists from across the country to produce exquisite works in a variety of printing techniques. This exhibition showcases prints by some of Australia’s greatest artists including John Brack, Fred Williams, Barbara Hanrahan and Judy Watson.

Dates: Tuesday 5 March–Sunday 12 May
Time: 9.00am–5.00pm
Cost: Free (no bookings required)
Location:
Exhibition Area, level 1

Jenny Kitchener Melliphaaidae (honeyeaters) (detail), 2017, Parliament House Art Collection.

A colourful patterned print

Print and zine fair

Do you want to collect art but don’t know where to start? Don’t miss this opportunity to buy limited-edition prints by some of Australia’s best artists from the Print Council of Australia, Megalo Print Studio and the Zine Vending Machine by Canberra Zine Emporium.

There’ll be a wide range of original works on display, ranging from $20 to $800. Expert Parliament House Art Collection staff will also be on hand to offer advice.

Date: Saturday 13 April
Time: 10.00am–2.00pm
Cost: Free (no bookings required)
Location: Exhibition Area, level 1

Glenda Orr Stacked Against III (detail), 2018, Print Council of Australia.

Autumn leaves on a tree

School holiday printing workshop: Autumn leaves

Collect beautiful autumn leaves and join us to make your own masterpiece. Suitable for ages 5–12, all children must be accompanied by a parent.

Date: Thursday 18 April
Time: 2.00pm–4.00pm
Cost: $5 payable on the day (bookings required)
Book: Email RSVP@aph.gov.au or call 02 6277 5513
Location: Queen's Terrace Gallery, level 1

Bees on a honeycomb

What’s the buzz at Parliament House?

Celebrate World Bee Day at Parliament House, where it will be, naturally, a hive of activity! Get up close and personal with bees, hear experts talk about them and even taste their honey.

Date: Sunday 19 May
Time: 9.00am–12.00 noon and 2.30pm–5.00pm
Cost: Free (no bookings required)
Location: The Great Hall

Ginger Meggs

Films

Looking to keep the kids occupied during the school holidays? Treat them to one of these classic Aussie kids’ films.

Cost: Free (no booking required)
Location: Theatre, level 1

Storm Boy (G), 1976, 88mins

Tuesday 16 April, 10.00am

Blue Fin (G), 1978, 88mins

Tuesday 16 April, 2.00pm

Fatty Finn (G), 1980, 80mins

Tuesday 23 April, 10.00am

Ginger Meggs (G), 1982, 98mins

Tuesday 23 April, 2.00pm

Scones served on a plate with a jar of jam and cream and a pot of T2 tea.

Shop, eat and tour

The Parliament Shop

For a souvenir of your visit to Parliament House, stunning jewellery, works by Indigenous artists, books, games and even a ‘Head Gardener’ at Parliament House sun hat, visit The Parliament Shop.

Queen's Terrace Café

Whether you treat yourself to a decadent high tea or a tasty lunch in the Queen’s Terrace Café—with the best view in town—you’ll never go hungry at Parliament House. Check the latest menu and specials.

Tours

Explore Parliament House on a guided tour. For the latest updates on tour times, new tours and more information, visit our tour page.

Book into a paid tour and receive a 10% discount on any purchase from The Parliament Shop or Queen’s Terrace Café on the day of your tour. You’re sure to find the perfect keepsake, gift or snack.

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