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Canberra Region

Many of Australia’s national festivals take place in Canberra. From fast cars to folk music and flowers, you’ll find a diverse calendar of festivals and events, not to mention a range of diverse exhibitions to tempt all tastes.

SPIRITED: Australia’s Horse Story

9 MarchNational Museum of Australia

Spirited is now on at the National Museum of Australia. The exhibition showcases 500 historical artefacts, exploring how these beautiful creatures have helped enrich our lives, built our society and shaped our environment.

Date: 11th of September 2014 – 9th of March 2015
Where: National Museum of Australia, Canberra

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Phone 1800 026 132

JAMES TURRELL: a retrospective

8 JuneNational Gallery of Australia

James Turrell: a retrospective explores Turrell’s career spanning almost five decades. The American artist has wowed crowds around the world with his light-based work. His within without 2010 Skyspace, located outside the National Gallery of Australia’s main entrance, has fast become one of the NGA’s most-visited works.

The National Gallery of Australia describes the exhibition as ‘contemporary art like you’ve never seen before and promises an experience not to be missed.’

Date: 13th of December 2014 – 8th of June 2015
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

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Phone 6240 6411

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