Current Events

  1. Story time

    19 October 2018

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  2. Return to the River Kwai

    19 October 2018

    Curator led art tour
    Orientation Gallery, 12pm - bookings essential

    In 1956 Sir Weary Dunlop was given a folio of prints by friend and fellow prisoner of war Ray Parkin. To mark the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Burma–Thailand Railway, come behind the scenes to learn about this rarely seen treasure of the National Collection.

  3. Napier Waller Art Prize talk

    23 October 2018

    Free public talk
    Mezzanine, Anzac Hall, 11:30am

    Napier Waller was an artist and serviceman who was wounded during fighting and later had his right arm amputated. He trained himself to write and draw with his left hand. The Napier Waller Art Prize aims to raise awareness of the impact of service on the individual. Join art curators for a tour of the exhibition.

  4. Curator’s first-hand experience of deployment

    25 October 2018

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12 pm

    Join Photographs, Film and Sound curator Ally Roche, who was deployed to Iraq and the UAE in 2017 to record oral histories of Australian Defence Force members. Hear excerpts from the soldiers’ interviews about their experiences of deployment both past and present.

  5. Story time

    26 October 2018

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  6. Story time

    02 November 2018

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  7. Epitaph

    03 November 2018

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

    This 10 minute theatre piece captures the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands.

  8. Epitaph

    04 November 2018

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

    This 10 minute theatre piece captures the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands.

  9. Napier Waller Art Prize talk

    06 November 2018

    Free public talk
    Mezzanine, Anzac Hall, 11:30am

    Napier Waller was an artist and serviceman who was wounded during fighting and later had his right arm amputated. He trained himself to write and draw with his left hand. The Napier Waller Art Prize aims to raise awareness of the impact of service on the individual. Join art curators for a tour of the exhibition.