Take your family to explore the Story Time: Australian Children's Literature exhibition for a nostalgic look at some of Australia's greatest authors and illustrators, from Bob Graham and May Gibbs to Emily Rodda and Shaun Tan. Enjoy an interactive family experience at the NLA's curated free Playtime space as part of the Story Time exhibition or drop into Summer Wordplay to enjoy stories, games and puzzles.
Make time for the NGA's blockbuster Matisse & Picasso exhibition, a visual storytelling of the artistic relationship and rivalry between two of Europe's greatest twentieth-century artists.
Explore the Yayoi Kusakma – Infinity Room, a must-see contemporary installation to explore. A vibrant yellow room overrun with black polka dots surrounding a mirrored box of illuminated pumpkin sculptures, endlessly reflected in the room's internal mirror.
Bundanon Trust is kick-starting the summer holidays with extended visiting times at Arthur Boyd's art studio and historic homestead and their annual family-friendly event, The Big Draw on Sunday 19 January.
The Big Draw is an international festival celebrating the power of drawing for all ages. Artist Gary Warner, renowned for his automated drawing machines and bots will lead the Big Draw this year.
Bundanon Trust will also host open days every Saturday and Sunday in January. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to wander through the iconic landscape that inspired one of Australia's greatest artists.
Join puppet designer Philip Millar for an NMA Up Late session as he discusses bringing fantasy creatures to life using puppetry, animatronics and complex hydraulics.
The museum's always popular virtual reality experience is back with a trip into the Okavango Wilderness. Come face-to-face with elephants, lions and hippos as you explore one of the world's largest wetlands with the National Geographic Project team in the stunning 360-degree experience.
Rediscover the recently reopened NPG as a family with story time, portrait play and free activities in the Gallery's family space. Look for familiar faces as you wander through the 68 striking photographic portraits of contemporary figures from the NPG's collection in The Look or follow the direction of the subject's gaze in a summer Portrait Gallery collection remix arranged by degree of eye contact from eyes closed and looking away to staring right-back at you.
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