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Visit Australian Parliament House this winter

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this program may contain the names, images and voices of deceased people.

hands grabbing how to vote brochures

Exhibition - My Voice for My Country

My Voice for My Country showcases a selection of electoral education, information and promotional materials from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) collection — produced by the Australian Electoral Commission for a diverse range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences. The exhibition is a powerful record of the evolving engagement of Indigenous people in Australia’s democratic system.

Dates: Tuesday 21 May - Sunday 11 August 2019
Cost: Free

 



 


You can have your say poster card, (detail) (1979), Australian Electoral Office

AIATSIS Collection

Cheeky dogs design by Injalak Women Artists

Exhibition - Indigenous Design Now

This exhibition showcases the depth and breadth of Indigenous contemporary design in fields including graphic and interior design, fashion, jewellery, sculpture, textiles, architecture and furniture.

Date: Friday 24 May - Sunday 11 August 2019
Location: Exhibition area, level 1
Cost: Free

 

 





 


Garry Namponan (Born 1960), Wik Ngatharr; Wikalkan peoples, Buster Ku (detail), 2017 Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT

Gurrumul playing a guitar

Film - Gurrumul (PG)
National Reconciliation Week

Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, Indigenous artist
Dr G Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia.

Date: Monday 27 May 2019
Time: 10.00am
Location: Theatre, level 1
Cost: Free

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Professor Tom Calma

Lecture - Parliamentary Library National Reconciliation Week 

Hear Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia Professor Tom Calma AO speak at Parliament House during National Reconciliation Week. Professor Calma AO is currently the National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Chancellor of the University of Canberra.

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019
Time:  10.30am - 11.30am
Location: Main Committee Room, level 1 
Cost: Free

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Photograph courtesy of University of Canberra

A family taking a tour of Parliament House

Tour - Indigenous experiences of Parliament House

Hear the stories of our Indigenous parliamentarians and staff, explore the site history of Parliament House, gain insights into how Australia’s First Peoples are participating in the nation’s democratic processes, and enjoy significant artworks from the Parliament House Art Collection by celebrated Indigenous artists.

Dates:  Saturday 1 June - Saturday 31 August 2019
Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Location:
 Marble Foyer, ground floor
Cost: Free

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Tjaruwa Woods, Jennifer Mitchell, Myrtle Pennington, Kanta Donnegan, Ngalpingka Simms Kuru Ala, The Home of the Seven Sisters, (detail) 2017,  Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT. Photograph courtesy of Auspic

Imants Tillers and Michael Nelson Jagmara at the unveiling of their art work

Film - Thrown into the World

Witness the Canberra premiere of Thrown into the Worlda documentary on the life and work of artist Imants Tillers. A unique insight into Imants Tillers' creative process and cross-cultural identity.

After the documentary enjoy a Q&A session with Imants Tillers and Justine van Mourik, Director of the Parliament House Art Collection.

Date: Saturday 15 June 2019
Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm
Location: Theatre, level 1
Cost: Free

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Imants Tillers and Michael Nelson Jagamara at the unveiling of their work The Messenger (detail), acquired for the Parliament House Art Collection in 2017. Photograph courtesy of Auspic
Boy and dog from Red Dog: True Blue

Films - school holidays 

Visit Parliament House this winter school holidays and enjoy free film screenings.

Location: Theatre, level 1
Cost: Free

Red Dog (PG), 1h 32m

Tuesday 9 July 2019, 2.00pm

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Oddball (PG), 1h 35m

Tuesday 9 July 2019, 10.00am
Tuesday 16 July 2019, 10.00am

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Red Dog: True Blue (PG), 1h 28m

Tuesday 16 July 2019, 2.00pm

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Handmade animal doll

Workshop - making dolls
and animals  

Join Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Jordan, a Kalkadoon woman from Mt Isa to make a figure using traditional, contemporary and recycled materials. Suitable for ages 5 to 12.

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019
Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm
Cost: $22 (bookings required) 
Location: Exhibition area, level 1

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Alison Carroll, Malpiya Davey, Niningka Lewis and Pantjiti Lionel, Station Scene (detail of a stock horse), 2009, Parliament House Art Collection,
©Tjanpi Desert Weavers

person weaving

Workshop - traditional weaving 

Join Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Jordan, a Kalkadoon woman from Mt Isa and learn traditional weaving techniques and make your own bracelet or basket. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Cost: $55 (bookings required) 
Location: Exhibition area, level 1

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Image courtesy of Injalak Arts, NT

People enjoying shining a light on a rock during a unconformity tour

Tour - unconformity: meet the geologist

During Science Week, journey through time with renowned geologist Wolf Mayer. Explore the wide variety of stone used in the architecture of Parliament House and see a rare rock formation where two rock masses, ten million years apart joined, called an unconformity. 

Dates: Saturday 10 August - Sunday 11 August 2019
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Cost: Adult: $65, Concession (Child): $55 (bookings required)

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Photograph courtesy of Auspic

The House of Representatives chamber made from LEGO

LEGO Parliament House

On display every day, Queen’s Terrace Gallery, level 1

While you are visiting Parliament House make sure to also visit LEGO Parliament House. Constructed from 152,690 bricks by The Brickman, LEGO Parliament House took 740 hours to build. If you look carefully you can spot all sorts of interesting things – all made from LEGO!

  

 

 

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

Shop and eat

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.


Photograph courtesy of Auspic
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