Quality Hotel Dickson
Corner Cape & Badham Street
Canberra, AC 2602
Phone: (61) 2 62474744
Fax: (61) 2 62474455
Arts & Museums
Canberra Bicycle Museum has about 60 old and unusual bicycles to look at. The main feature is an example of the famous Penny-farthing. Children and adults can sit on this historical bicycle and have their photo taken. A bistro and coffee shop are also located within the club. Children are welcome in the club but must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free. Check website for more details.
With facilities for developing and encouraging the skill of printmaking, the Megalo Print Studio and gallery has undertaken great endeavors. Not just technical equipment is provided to the members but also great help from experts to hone and develop amateur skills. Workshops and several other events and personnel are made available to the enthusiastic artists. For further information, log on to their website.
Not one to exhibit art work that is other than the best, Paintbox Fine Art selects its artists with great care. The superior works of artists having won or been shortlisted for various prestigious art awards within the city are on display. For the purpose of adorning the walls of ones comfortable homes and creating a stylish arcade to live in, Paintbox also has the celebrated paintings on sale. The work of the enthusiastic artist and the eye of the onlooker recognizing the artistic charm are met at the one place that serenades them both. For further information, call on the numbers mentioned.
A plethora of vibrant colors spouting from its collections, the Chisholm Street Gallery displays a varied collection. Unique and rare textiles, stylish jewelery and various other artifacts, the gallery is resplendent with a light spirited atmosphere that alleviates the tired soul. The variety on display is an amalgamation of the best art works. So on a day that you wish to feast your eyes on something different and unique, stop by at the gallery and enjoy. For further information, log on to their website.
The Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS) is a vibrant center for contemporary art, presenting an annual program of a wide range of exhibitions and events by Australian and international artists at three galleries in two locations. The largest gallery is at Gorman House, a heritage site of significance. Complementing the Gorman House Gallery is the small and intimate project space of, The Cube, used to present site-specific work or video and digital works. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
In association with the Australian National University, the Drill Hall Gallery presents exhibitions that are of public interest and importance. Local and international talent at its best is exhibited at the gallery. The University's academic achievements and various other features are also on display. For further information, call on the numbers mentioned.
CSIRO Discovery is a brand-new center which focuses on various environmental issues facing Australia, and the things Australian scientists are doing to help solve the problems. This is a fantastic display, particularly for children, as it teaches them about real issues in an entertaining way. The exhibits are interactive, and cover all sorts of science-related topics including bio-diversity, ecology, radioastronomy and food and nutrition. A cafe, hands-on children-friendly laboratories, and landscaped gardens are also part of the complex. Check website for more details.
Not only is CSIRO Discovery a different kind of classroom, it is a science playground filled with current Australian research and technology. This place presents education in an entertaining way to help you get excited about science, as well as explain the fascinating world of research and innovation. For starters, the laboratory is two stories, and offers an exceptional insight into how scientific research works in progress. Its interactive showcase of Australian scientific innovation can be considered one of Acton's huge attractions. Call ahead or check the web site for more details about available packages, including classes held in the afternoons.
When you take a tour at the Australian Institute of Sport (A.I.S.), where many elite athletes train, you get to immerse yourself in the Sportex exhibition. Sportex lets you interact with equipment and technology currently being used by Australia's athletes. You can test your skills at wheelchair basketball and virtual rowing or golf, while paying tribute to some of Australia's greatest sporting heroes including cricketers Dennis Lillee and Rod Marsh and rugby footballer David Campese. A visit to Sportex is included in the A.I.S. tour organized by the sports authority.
Craft ACT is the peak industry body for contemporary craft and design in the Canberra region. It is a membership-based organization that promotes excellence in contemporary craft and design through continuing exhibition programs at the Craft ACT gallery and at the Link Gallery at Canberra Theater Center. It also presents touring exhibitions and has a quality publication program. The changing programs on exhibit include glass, metal, wood, textile, ceramics and paper. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events. Entry is free.
If you want to see "everything", be sure to visit this diverse and entertaining venue named Canberra Museum and Gallery. Exhibits boast a range from photos to etchings, drawings to collage and lace to participant-created murals. There are also many performances and recitals, some produced in association with events such as the Australian Capital Territory Heritage Festival. Located in the heart of Canberra, the venue also has a resource center, restaurant and cafe.
Sometimes the most inspiring works are those created by students. New to the art scene, their fresh ideas and innocent brilliance combine to form a dazzling combination. At the Canberra School of Art Gallery you can view photographic exhibits, or visit the Foyer Gallery, which highlights works by community groups as well as visiting artists and students. With the constantly changing exhibitions that will dazzle and delight, you are sure to keep coming back for more. A series of public lectures are also held on site. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.