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25 Oct 18
30 Jun 19


Museum of Australian Democracy

The #UDHRQuiltProject features never before seen work from a global craftivism project. Stitching in local and global stories; see the intricate detail of these quilts that represent the world’s...

1 Nov 18
18 Nov 18
Parker_Minson-Floriade-kiln formed and lampworked glass-34x23x1cm

-The Artist and the Maker-

The Studio Gallery

To celebrate more than 100 years of their collective journey in glass ‘The Artist and the Maker’ brings Peter Minson and Patricia Parker together to create collaborative work that reflects their...

20 Oct 18
10 Feb 19
Portrait of Li Cunxin, 2017–2018 (detail) by Jun Chen


National Portrait Gallery

20/20 showcases the dynamic suite of new portraits commissioned to celebrate the National Portrait Gallery’s 20th year. Leaders and individualists invited by the Gallery were matched with unique...

25 Nov 18
2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons

2018 Australian of the Year: In conversation with Michelle Simmons at NMA

National Museum of Australia

Quantum physicist and science ‘evangelist’ Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons talks about her time as Australian of the Year with ABC journalist and presenter, Dan Bourchier. An advocate for...

23 Nov 18
28 Nov 18
Fencing competitors

2018 Commonwealth Senior and Veteran Fencing Championships

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Arena

The best fencers from 13 Commonwealth countries are competing at CFC18. Admission is free, with finals scheduled for every afternoon. The tournament has 24 separate events, 6 Senior individual, 6...

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