Australian National Botanic Gardens

Daily, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

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There’s always an exhibition in the Visitor Centre Gallery.

Exhibitions explore the Australian environment through diverse creative forms including fine art, craft, photography and sculpture.

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Diprotodon – Megafauna

Australian Megafauna

23 June – 25 July; 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition featuring original large scale paintings of Australia's megafauna by Australian wildlife artist, author and paleontological illustrator, Peter Schouten AM.

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Baby Tawny Frogmouths scratchboard

Fruit, Flowers, Feathers and Fur

28 July – 15 August; 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition of botanical and wildlife treasures by four local artists - Wendy Antoniak, Maria Boreham, Cornelia Buchen-Osmond and Vivien Pinder.

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Psalm 145

Illustrating five Australian regions and their flora and fauna: illuminating the Book of Psalms

18 August – 12 September; 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition of naturalistic watercolour works depicting the regions of Tasmania, The Kimberley WA, Gariwerd (The Grampians) Vic, The Red Centre NT and The Hunter, NSW, and their flora and fauna.

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Euc – Ingrid

Fired Earth: inspired by nature

6–31 October — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition exploring the connection between the earth, the Australian flora, and humanity.

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Eucalyptus grandis by Graham Gall

Our Forest in Focus

15 September – 3 October; 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

A photographic exhibition showcasing some of the ACT region’s most spectacular trees, presented by the Canberra Tree Network.

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Altered reality

Schools Photographic Competition Exhibition

4 November – 21 November, 9.30 am–4.30 pm daily — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition of photographs showcasing retrospective works of creativity and photographic skills in colour, monochrome and altered reality of plants, wildlife and scenery.

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Leptospermum by Stephanie Jacovac

Reclaiming the Bush

15 December – 23 January 2022; 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

The exhibition brings an eye of the viewer into the intimate space of wildflowers, usually seen only when on the forest ground.

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