Enjoy a morning of art in the Parliamentary Triangle. Visit the home of Australia’s National Art Collection, the National Gallery of Australia, which has more than 165,000 works including Australia’s largest collection of Indigenous Australian artwork.
A great selection of the Gallery’s extensive collection is on display including Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles, Monet’s Nympheas (Waterlillies) and Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series.
Wander through world-class exhibitions and the impressive Sculpture Garden with its drifting Fog sculpture. While outdoors take the time to enter American artist James Turrell’s impressive Within without Skyspace .
Walk next door to the National Portrait Gallery and come face-to-face with the famous, the infamous and the sometimes forgotten icons of Australian history, from the distant past to the absolute present. The Gallery spaces host vibrant exhibitions, lectures, education programs and events and offers interactive Portrait Story tours.
After you’ve whet your appetite with arts and culture, make you way to the Realm Precinct in Barton for a delicious lunch at Maple + Clove. Maple + Clove is synonymous with wholefoods with a focus on using fresh, local, seasonal and wholefood ingredients. Sample the sashimi plate, a veggie burrito or something from the all-day breakfast menu.