Art & Culture

Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery | Darwin

The Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery is based in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory of Australia, and is at the centre of Aboriginal art and culture. AFA has developed a strong identity and commitment to promoting the art and culture of Australia's indigenous people. The gallery’s catalogue focuses on works by prominent artists from Central and Western Desert regions of Australia as well...

Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney | Sydney

This memorial, to perpetuate the memory of the men and women of New South Wales who served in the first World War, was built from the proceeds of public subscription and a State Government grant. The structure is 100 metres high, its exterior being finished in red granite and the interior in New South Wales white marble. On the main approach is the Lake of Reflections bordered by poplar trees. O...

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, Sydney. | Sydney

The Art Galley of New South Wales is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm each day with the exception of Good Friday and Christmas Day. Admission is free with the exception that some charges apply to special touring exhibitions. The Gallery has many famous permanent collections including Aboriginal Art, Australian Art, European Art, watercolours, contemporary art, Asian art, Melanesian art, photography and...

Australian Museum, College Street, Sydney | Sydney

This collection was commenced in 1830, and contains many interesting exhibits in all departments of natural history. Of particular interest are the specimens of Australian native fauna, rocks and minerals, and exhibits dealing with the life and customs of Australian aborigines.

Brisbane City Administration Building | Brisbane

The picture shows the Administration Building, in Queens Park, to the east of Elizabeth Street.

Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Lyttleton Street. | Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum was founded in 1913 and has an impressive collection of Australian artworks and objects from Castlemaine and the surrounding district. The Gallery is housed in a heritage-listed art deco building designed by Percy Meldrum, one of the earliest examples of modernist architecture in regional Victoria. Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum is considered ...

Conservatorium of Music, Sydney | Sydney

This building, at the northern entrance to the Botanic Gardens, was erected by Governor Macquarie in 1818 as stables for Government House, It is estimated to have cost 30,000. Before the building was completed, however, its "useless magnificence" was much criticized, and it was officially characterized as "a palace for horses, while human beings remained unhoused". To-day it is the State Conservat...

Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Gardens | Melbourne

The main hall of Melbourne's Exhibition Buildings of 1880 still survives as a proud monument to high Victorian optimism and belief in progress. The original complex of buildings covered an area of 8 hectares in Carlton Gardens complete with lakes and fountains. The buildings were used for the centennial exhibition of 1888. In 1901 the building was blazed with 10,000 electric lights to celebrate th...

Gallery Gondwana | Alice Springs

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading Indigenous art galleries since 1990, Gallery Gondwana, located in Todd Mall, Alice Springs, sources work from leading established and emerging artists from Australia and the South Pacific. This contemporary gallery exhibits and retails authentic Aboriginal art, fine art in the mediums of painting, works on paper, fibre, jewellery and glassware which trul...

JFHarmony Images | Sydney

Beautiful hand-made Australian photographic cards on-line. The photographer is the well-known Sydney artist, Jeni Foran. Her work covers iconic Sydney -- the great tourist spots such as The Rocks, Manly and Bondi -- and goes wider to Australian native wildflowers and animals, stunning landscapes of coastal and bush scenes, rivers, the outback and the wetlands. Jeni's actual photographs, in gloss...

Justice & Police Museum, Sydney | Sydney

Originally the Water Police Court (1856), Water Police Station (1858) and Police Court (1886), the Justice and Police Museum features a Magistrate’s Court; a Police charge room, a remand cell; a gallery of mug shots of Sydney’s early criminals; and an array of spine chilling weapons; forensic evidence from notorious crimes; displays exploring police history, bushrangers and punishment in socie...

Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens | Melbourne

Melbourne Museum explores life in Victoria, from our natural environment to our culture and history. Located in Carlton Gardens, opposite the historic Royal Exhibition Building, the award-winning Melbourne Museum houses a permanent collection in eight galleries, including one just for children. Highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a li...

Mitchell Library, Macquarie Street, Sydney | Sydney

This is the State reference library, housed in one of the finest buildings in Sydney. It contains about 650,000 volumes and includes: a general reference department centred round one of the world's largest reading rooms; a circulation department for public libraries and country residents; the Shakespeare Tercentenary Memorial Library which contains the only copy of the First Folio in Australia; th...

Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney | Sydney

The Museum of Contemporary Art (abbreviated MCA) in Sydney, Australia is a museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across Australia and around the world. Housed in the Art Deco-style former Maritime Services Board Building on the western edge of Circular Quay, the MCA is one of the youngest of the chief cultural venues in Australia's largest...

Museum of Sydney, Corner Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney | Sydney

A modern museum built on the historic site of first Government House, built for Governor Phillip in 1788. The Museum of Sydney takes you on a journey exploring Sydney's people, places and cultures from dreamtime to modern times. It is a place of many layers: from the archaeological remains of the colony's first Government House built in 1788 to the award-winning sculpture 'Edge of the Trees', in...

Norman Lindsay Gallery | Faulconbridge

Norman Lindsay Gallery and Gardens are open each day from 10.00am to 4.00pm for inspection and enjoyment. Norman Lindsay lived in the stone cottage in the gardens for most of his long life. Today the cottage is a national treasure containing many fine works of Norman Lindsay's art. The Norman Lindsay Gallery website provides an excellent introduction to the Gallery together with Gallery shop and i...

Observatory, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane | Brisbane

There are few buildings in Brisbane that recall so vividly the early life of the settlement as the old Observatory, which stands in a corner of Albert Park at the top of Wickham Terrace. It was erected by convict labour in 1829 as a windmill, with ponderous wooden sails to provide power to grind the convict-grown maize and wheat. Because of some defect, however, the windmill refused to work. Since...

Powerhouse Museum, Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney | Sydney

This museum, situated within a few minutes' walk of Central Railway Station, contains exhibits related to the applied arts, science, and industry. Also among the exhibits is a working model of the Strasburg Astronomical Clock. Lectures on its numerous and complicated movements are given twice daily at 3 pm and 4 pm when the procession of apostles takes place. There is also a planetarium about whic...

Queen Victoria Museum, Royal Park | Hobart

The most interesting exhibits in the Queen Victoria Museum are the Beattie Collection of Historic Relics, and a collection of Tasmanian native implements. The Beattie Collection contains items relating to the early penal settlement at Port Arthur such as: domestic utensils, furniture, and specimens of convict handicrafts; china, pewter, and brassware used by the early Governors of the colony and e...

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art | South Brisbane

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art are located 150 metres from each other, on the south bank of the Brisbane River. Entrance to both buildings is possible from Stanley Place, and the river front entrance to the Queensland Art Gallery is on Melbourne Street. The Galleries are within easy walking distance to the city centre and South Bank Parklands.