Magna Carta a gem on the Hill

Magna Carta a gem on the Hill

Sitting in a special display case in Parliament House is an original copy of the inspeximus issue of the 1297 charter (an inspeximus issue is basically a reissue of the Magna Carta with amendments). The Magna Carta, Latin for Great Charter, is one of the most famous...
Cotter Catchment Lookout Walk

Cotter Catchment Lookout Walk

This is a great new walk that leads up to a magnificent view of the expansive reach of the Cotter Catchment. A moderate 800m walk up a well-defined track through light bush takes in delightful birds and plants. During spring, the purple of the hardenbergia and yellow...
Wonderful sculptures – John Curtin and Ben Chifley

Wonderful sculptures – John Curtin and Ben Chifley

Peter Corlette is an outstandingly fabulous sculptor. He has created some amazing pieces in Canberra including the larger-than-life sculpture of former Prime Minister John Curtin and his treasurer, Ben Chifley (later to also become Prime Minister). The men are...
Skyspace by artist James Turrell

Skyspace by artist James Turrell

Head to the southern side of the National Gallery to experience Skyspace. This wonderful installation by James Turrell, is open 24 hours a day and sits within the Australian native garden. This is a very popular artwork and is known to the locals as a romantic place...
Bellona – Goddess of War – a mobile sculpture

Bellona – Goddess of War – a mobile sculpture

Canberra’s first public art installation, ‘War’ or better known as ‘Bellona’ pronounced as ‘Bellow-na’ has had an interesting history. Locally, she was called ‘Boadicea’, or ‘Bodie’. Bellona is the ancient goddess of war and was created in 1906 by the Australian...