Arts and Culture

Diwali & Annakut Exhibition 2017

DiwaliMon 18 - Thu 21 September 2017
Share in the festivities of Diwali and Annakut at Parliament House this September. Over three days, explore an exhibition celebrating the Festival of Lights, Diwali, and the offering of Annakut, in which a vast array of vegetarian food is traditionally arranged in a spectacular display

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The Deakin Oration 2017

DeakinOration LogoThumbThursday 31 August, 6-8pm
The Deakin Oration 2017 will focus on the theme of water and sustainability, giving a contemporary context to an issue of long-standing interest to Australia's second Prime Minister Alfred Deakin. 

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La Trobe University 50th year exhibition

La Trobe 50th6 - 10 March 2017
To mark its 50th year, La Trobe University will host an exhibition in Queen’s Hall at Parliament House from Monday 6 to Friday 10 March 2017. The exhibition will include a range of displays and events showcasing La Trobe’s rich history and achievements.

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Something Borrowed exhibition

SomethingBorrowed thumbnail15 - 19 May 2017
Meeting together for the first time in 1901, Australia’s new Commonwealth Parliament settled into life in Melbourne, the nation’s first capital. ‘Something Borrowed’ tells the story of those pioneering 26 years on Spring Street.

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Hush: An Evening of Quiet Music

Hush Pov Thumb15 and 16 November 2016
An award-winning concert series is coming to Parliament House. Hush: An Evening of Quiet Music places the nation’s leading songwriters in grand heritage venues with one key twist - the audience must remain pin-drop silent.

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