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Australians & Hollywood

Australians & Hollywood Education Programs

Continuing throughout 2023

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.

This exhibition will be continuing on display throughout 2023.

To complement our first original exhibition in two decades, we are offering school groups the opportunity to engage firsthand with the exhibition and have developed an educational resource for teachers.


Students undertake a self-paced activity where they delve into the exhibit, discovering the contributions Australian’s have made to some of the most prominent films of our time.

The Australians & Hollywood exhibition covers a wide range of content including: film excerpts, interviews, behind-the-scenes images and audiovisual displays, on-set photography, excerpts from rushes and rehearsal footage, concept art, character and costume designs. The exhibition includes large-scale projections (with and without sound), touchscreens, costumes, film props and images.

The content has been selected with a broad, general public audience in mind, however the films referenced in the exhibition do range from G classification right through to R. Accordingly, the imagery shown varies and includes vehicle stunts, stunt fighting, the occasional image of a gun, a couple of swear words, smoking and some very 70s sunburn. Please also be aware that there is one touch screen showing concept art that contains a warning related to explicit imagery. Talk to our staff upon arrival about your group's specific needs.

DownloadAustralians & Hollywood exhibition contents list 

Where: Onsite only

What: Exhibition entry and access to self-paced activity (teachers must attend). Approx. 60 minute duration. Please note the session is not facilitated or guided by NFSA staff.

Cost: $7 per student (max 99, min 15)

Session Times: Monday to Friday: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm

Please book via the Book Canberra Excursions website.

For specific requests or further information contact


Australians & Hollywood addresses themes and topics from the Australian Curriculum for primary and lower secondary students.

This educational resource provides a variety of activities for you to use in your classroom before attending the exhibition.

Please feel free to pick and choose the tasks that will suit your students’ learning the most!

DownloadAustralians & Hollywood Learning Resource

Main image: Courtesy Fremantle Australia