Exhibitions and presentations

Explore Australian audiovisual history through exhibitions at the NFSA and online

Explore the NFSA collection through exhibitions at the NFSA in Canberra, online and around Australia:
Online exhibitions
Around Australia
NFSA, Canberra

To celebrate Picnic at Hanging Rock’s 40th birthday, we’re sharing rare videos, costumes, props, interviews, music, posters, photographs, scripts and production documents from our collection.

Muriel’s Wedding is 20 years old in 2014 so we’re sharing rare videos, costumes, oral history, posters, photographs, artefacts and documents from the NFSA collection to commemorate the occasion.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of an Australian icon with behind-the-scenes photographs of the Oscar-winning costumes from The Adventure of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Watch interviews with costume designer Tim Chappel, and see posters, photographs and production documents from the NFSA collection.

Commemorating 30 years of collecting, preserving and sharing Australia’s audiovisual heritage as the National Film and Sound Archive. Visit our timeline of highlights from the past three decades.

Around Australia:

First World War montages

National Museum of Australia, Canberra
See rare footage showing life on the home front during the First World War. Screening at the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the NFSA. Details »

NFSA Foyer Gallery 3 August – 30 September
The United Nations Information Centre challenges final-year photography students at the Canberra Institute of Technology to capture the spirit of 2015’s International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. More »

The Front Room

NFSA, Acton
Explore the history of sound, music and broadcast in comfort. Listen to radio broadcasts on our 1950s radiogram, watch classic TV in the lounge space or play CDs on our listening posts.

Liversidge Street Foyer
Go behind the scenes with never-before-seen photographs from iconic Australian films including Sunday Too Far Away and Storm Boy. Proudly presented by the South Australian Film Corporation with project partners the NFSA, Atkins Technicolour and DAMsmart.