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National Capital Attractions Association

National Gallery of Australia

OPEN: 10am–5pm daily (except Christmas Day)

ADDRESS: Parkes Place, Parkes

PHONE: 02 6240 6502

WEB: www.nga.gov.au

ADMISSION: Fees MAY apply

The National Gallery of Australia is an evolving treasure trove of outstanding works of Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, International and Asian art.

Temporary exhibitions change every few months and are complemented by tours, talks, workshops, films, presentations and symposia. The permanent collection includes Sir Sidney Nolan’s popular Ned Kelly series, works from the Heidelberg School painters including Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin, Claude Monet’s famous Waterlilies, the Ramingining Artists Aboriginal Memorial and Jackson Pollock’s highly controversial Blue Poles, as well as a very rich collection of S outh East Asian textiles. The Sculpture Garden is on a 3-hectare site between the walls of the National Gallery and the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, and is landscaped with native plants. It is home to more than 20 sculptures by international and Australian artists and also includes an outdoor restaurant.

Entry to the permanent collection is free. 16s and under free to all exhibitions. Admission charges apply to special exhibitions.