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24 Sep 20
15 Nov 20

A Stilled World | Painting by Kim Shannon

Strathnairn Arts

The genre of still life tells a story; it is an expression of one’s time and place. An ordinary, very familiar object has meaning, the belonging I have inherited from my parents and grandparents ...

30 Oct 20
22 Nov 20

ART EXHIBITION Unfolding Moments

Capital Wines

The Different Strokes Art Group is a gathering of artists local to the Canberra region, who share their ideas and experience during weekly informal group painting sessions. As the name suggests, the...

4 Aug 20
31 Jan 21

Australian Dreams: Picturing our Built World

National Library of Australia

For over 200 years, painters, printmakers and photographers have been in a creative conversation with the built environment. Reflecting progress, social ideas, understanding of the world and how we...

15 Aug 20
31 Dec 20

Australian Love Stories: an amorous online adventure

National Portrait Gallery

Unchain your heart and delve into the love stories of famous figures from Australia’s National Portrait Gallery. But YOU choose which tales warm your cockles! Will you opt for lust or longing,...

10 Oct 20
21 Mar 21

Before hand: the private life of a portrait

National Portrait Gallery

A new exhibition revealing the backstories behind iconic works from the National Portrait Gallery collection and the creative and social process of making a portrait. Features interviews with artists...

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