Exhibitions and presentations
Visit the NFSA and wander through our film and sound galleries or see one of the daily presentations about the rich audiovisual history of Australia!
Sound Check: Live Music in Canberra
From 16 September 2013, Liversidge St Foyer Gallery
This exhibition features a selection of gig posters of Canberra bands collected over the last 20 years. Many are from popular music venues, such as the Gypsy Bar and ANU Bar, and from some of Canberra’s music festivals, such as Metal for the Brain, Stonefest and Corinbank.
Tegan the Vegan
From 11 June 2013, Exhibition Gallery
Tegan the Vegan (2011) is an award-winning animated short film made by Queanbeyan animator and filmmaker Marisa Martin. See beautifully crafted miniature sets, puppets made from polymer clay, hand-drawn shot lists and extracts from the film, on display in the Exhibition Gallery.
9 March 2013 to 6 January 2014, Foyer Gallery
CineCity Canberra: 1913–2013 is a free exhibition highlighting the diversity of the enduring connection between Canberra and its residents with film through stills, photographs, posters and the moving image.
From 1 December 2012, Exhibition Gallery
The NFSA exhibition gallery is home to the newest incarnation of Fractured Heart, an interactive sound and light sculpture at the leading edge of projection technology. Fractured Heart is a collaboration between singer-songwriter Gotye ('Somebody That I Used to Know’) and Illuminart Productions. Gotye launched Fractured Heart at the NFSA on 15 February 2013. View stills and video from Gotye@NFSA.
100 years of Australian film and sound
The exhibition gallery is showing a fascinating interactive exhibition covering 100 years of Australian film, television, radio and recorded sound. Through video compilations and touch screen programs, visitors can discover the stories of the people who have created the sights and sounds of our imagination over the past century — amateurs and professionals, actors, writers, inventors, directors, radio personalities, opera singers and more.
Pause and Play
Pause and Play is the new space in the exhibition gallery, which introduces children aged three to nine years, to the colourful world of music and the moving image. Bring out the kid in you and 'pause’ and 'play’ with some crafty educational activities. You can draw your very own film strip, have a go at making a thaumatrope or find out about a musical instrument you have never heard of. Check out the family tree of film and sound and see some of the audiovisual equipment that your parents or even your great grandparents would have used.
Presentations: Archive Alive!
Take an exciting journey through Australia’s screen and sound history with our experienced presenters. The whole family can check out Archive Alive – Saturday and Sunday at 11am, free of charge. This is a fabulous introduction to some of our national audiovisual treasures. For group bookings please contact 02 6248 2000. Please note fees will apply.