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A Place to call home? Migrant hostel memories

By 4 June 2014
A Place to call home?  Migrant hostel memories

[ 30 May 2014 to 30 September 2014. ]

The National Archives are currently displaying a series of photos capturing the life of migrants to Australia post WWII. Whether for a long or short stay, many people spent their early days on Australian shores in hostels across a number of locations in the Country.

The exhibition contains vivid photographs of Australia’s migrant hostels with [...]

Amnesty – Meaningful Movies

By 29 May 2014

[ 3 June 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Join us for a special screening of the eye-opening documentary ‘Once My Mother’.

When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story [...]

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival returns to Canberra

By 8 May 2014
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival returns to Canberra

[ 3 June 2014 to 5 June 2014. ] The Canberra edition of the seventh Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will open on Tuesday 3 June with the highly anticipated film The Square, a documentary that takes audiences right to the heart of a movement, a country and a people committed to the ideals of freedom and human rights.

The Square comes direct [...]

Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists @ National Museum

By 5 December 2013
Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists @ National Museum

[ 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014. ]

The National Museum of Australia is putting on an exhibition of modern examples of classic Aboriginal art painted on bark.

Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014.

The exhibition
Showcases the work of Australia’s old masters: Aboriginal painters from Arnhem [...]

Garden of the East Photo exhibit at National Gallery

By 4 November 2013

[ 21 February 2014 to 22 June 2014. ] Curator Gael Newton of the NGA has put together an exhibition of photography from Indonesia from the 1850s to the 1940s.

Prominanty featuring the Woodbury brothers and their successors, Garden of the East opens in February next year.

In 1852, at the age of eighteen, Walter B Woodbury left behind his engineering apprenticeship in Manchester to [...]

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