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  • A police officer speaking to an Aboriginal man

Activism: forces for change in Canberra

Canberra has a special relationship with activism as it is not only the location of protest on local issues but is also a site of national and international protest as the national capital.

This exhibition is about activism in many forms that has taken place in Canberra over the last century. It includes the well-known stories of the fight for women’s rights, for marriage equality and the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, but also stories of quiet activism; the creation of services for marginalised groups, artist’s collectives and the protest of presence. No matter whether it’s big and dramatic, or quiet and slow, these are stories of people working for change in the Canberra community.

Dates and times:

From 13 July 2019 to 2 November 2019

22 October:10:00 to 17:00
23 October:10:00 to 17:00
24 October:10:00 to 17:00
25 October:10:00 to 17:00
26 October:10:00 to 17:00
28 October:10:00 to 17:00
29 October:10:00 to 17:00

Contact operator for further dates and times


Phone:02 6207 3968


Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square
Canberra City
Canberra City  ACT  2601


Free entry