A Tale of Craft, Talent and Ambition

Exhibition opens 21 January 2022



Step into the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia to discover unseen treasures from Australian cinema and find out how our homegrown talent have redefined big-screen spectacle and found success on their own terms. 

Australians & Hollywood is a Canberra-exclusive exhibition celebrating iconic moments in contemporary Australian film and the people and stories that brought them to life.   

This blockbuster exhibition by the NFSA features beloved cinema moments, rare behind-the-scenes footage and costumes and props from the NFSA collection on display for the first time.

Book your tickets in advance online to get up close with personal treasures from some of Australia’s most celebrated creatives in cinema, including Eric Bana, Paul Hogan, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, David Michôd, George Miller, Norma Moriceau, Mia Wasikowska, and more. 

Discover the creativity and craft that goes into making a classic. Highlights include the customised steering wheels from Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015), spectacular costumes from Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) and The Sapphires (Wayne Blair, 2012) plus Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin’s art concept books for Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996) and the clapperboard from the 2021 sci-fi epic, Dune (Denis Villeneuve 2021). 

Bring your smartphone to access Spotlight, our free digital exhibition companion experience. With Spotlight you can discover and collect bonus exhibition content to take home and explore.

The Australians & Hollywood exhibition is made possible with the support of Major Partner, Visit Canberra and Supporting Partners, Accor, Australian Film Television and Radio School and Creative Content Australia.

Australians & Hollywood will be open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm and until 8.00pm on Friday nights during summer. 

Main image: Cate Blanchett photography by Mark Rogers


Adult $16 / Concession $13 / Junior (5 to 17 years) $9 / Family $40 / Under 5s free 

Please book online to secure your preferred timeslot.  Please arrive within 30 minutes of your allocated time and note we cannot accept cash onsite.

Group booking discount $11 per person for groups of 10+. For group bookings over 20, email tickets [at] nfsa.gov.au or call 02 6248 2053.

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Stay tuned for more details coming soon! 

Education Programs 

We are offering 2 curriculum-aligned programs for school students to complement the exhibition: 

  • Screen acting workshop; and  
  • Introducing film, story and character program.   

For more information visit Australians & Hollywood Education Programs.

Travelling to Canberra for the exhibition? 

Discover more than you expect in Canberra.  

Explore a city full of passionate locals, hidden collections and unexpected gems. Drink in our warm welcomes with cool wines. Share our sense of adventure on countless mountains. Be rejuvenated by the surprise of a winery at the end of your hike, or by a whisky bar behind an unmarked door. 

Dine in restaurants with five stars, then sleep under a million more. Rejuvenate in a spa amongst botanic gardens. Balloon at dawn and rise above Parliament House. Admire art collections belonging to Australia, then collect bottles and stories from one of 30 wineries within a 30-minute drive. Fall asleep next to pacing lions, or wake up in rooms where Prime Ministers have walked. Unearth creativity not just in the national attractions, but in suburban backyards and dotted around the city.  

Get to know the real Canberra and plan your stay at visitcanberra.com.au

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