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Our head gardener’s tip of the week is inspired by our team’s lacklustre effort to introduce some greenery to the office space. ‘It doesn’t rain inside and indoor plants need water too so WATER your indoor plants for success’.
The Extinction team had a wonderful day at Parliament House. A great audience of engaged, thoughtful people all of whom seemed very energised about environmental concerns. We were all so buoyed by it. #HannieRaysonPlaywright
Come to our 'Extinction' panel discussion this Sunday to be in the running to win a VIP visit from a very adorable bettong from the Woodland and Wetlands Trust. Extinct on the mainland for more than 100 years, bettongs have been successfully reintroduced to the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary—the only place on mainland Australia. Be one of very few Canberrans to meet one face-to-face. For more information on this free community event visit http://bit.ly/1LYXWlK
Our new exhibition Reflections - works from the Canberra Glassworks and the Parliament House Art Collection was officially opened today and is open every day until 11 September. Entry is free. Thanks to everyone who joined us especially our amazing glass artists. Photos by David Foote/Auspic
Winter has well and truly arrived and the Red Maple (AKA the Budget Tree) is looking a little bare. But we still have the memories...
We’ll be hosting a free forum this Sunday to mark the start of National NAIDOC Week 2016. Our guest panel, including writer and actor Katie Beckett, will discuss the importance of Indigenous Theatre in Australian culture and the task of the Balnaves Foundation in supporting the creation and production of Indigenous stories on stage. The audience will be treated to a sneak preview of excerpts from Ilbijerri Theatre Company's 'Which Way Home'. This warm and poignant story draws on Katie’s own experiences growing up with her single Aboriginal father. Reserve your seat http://bit.ly/298UFRP Walk-ins are welcome. Image: Katie Beckett and Tony Briggs (lead actors—'Which Way Home')
Looking for something to do this weekend? Come and see our new exhibition Reflections - works from Canberra Glassworks and the #Parliament House Art Collection featuring new work by the talented Emilie Patteson. Inspired by the beautifully maintained landscape in and around Parliament House, Emilie was lucky enough to tour the gardens with the Landscape Services staff. They allowed her to take some cuttings from various native species which form the basis of her works.
Do you have a passion for the English language? Intrigued by political processes? Would you like to use your excellent communication skills and attention to detail? Join Hansard and be part of the team recording history. Visit the APSJobs website: http://bit.ly/2949Myn Image: Hansard Editor at work in the House of Representatives chamber ( AUSPIC)
The gardens at Parliament House are kept in shape by a dedicated landscape team which is currently looking for an arborist. http://bit.ly/1tzQwip
Great Australian writer and poet Henry Lawson was born 17 June 1867. Here's a portrait of him from our Historic Memorials Collection. Find out more about the collection here: http://bit.ly/1p6Lh6T #onthisday #writer Image credit: Norman Carter (1875–1963), Henry Lawson, 1941, Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT.
Need a lift? Here’s something you don’t see often in the APH Marble Foyer! Some paint jobs need special equipment! Our wonderful Building Fabric Services Team was busy last night. Thanks crew!
On 15 June 1215, King John put his royal seal on the Magna Carta. Visit Australian Parliament House to see a 1297 Inspeximus issue. http://bit.ly/1UyhaxO #onthisday #history
Happy Queen’s birthday long weekend! We’re open from 9am to 5pm all weekend including Monday. Come and check out the Coronation Vase—on display especially for the occasion. The Coronation Vase was presented to Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate the Coronation and symbolise the Commonwealth. The Parliament House Art Collection boasts one of only eleven replicas, presented to countries in the Commonwealth. Eight thousand hours of work went into creating the Coronation Vase and its replicas—making it one of the most intricate pieces of bone china ever made. Come and see it on display in the ‘Gifts’ corner, near the theatre on level 1. Our guides will point you in the right direction. Read more about the history of the Coronation Vase http://bit.ly/21bDotX John Wadsworth, designer, The Coronation Vase, 1953/54, Gift of the British Pottery Manufacturers Federation, 1954 Parliament House Art Collection
Parliament House recently had the privilege of being named in TripAdvisor’s 2016 top ten Australian landmarks. Congratulations to our friends down the road at the Australian War Memorial who deservedly took out the top spot. To learn more about the home of Australia’s Parliament, join one of our ‘Discover’ tours running daily from 10.00am, 12.00am and 3.00pm. You’ll explore our favourite spaces including the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers, and go behind the scenes to see some of the building’s hidden spaces. http://bit.ly/1nRFfXn
This footy season make sure you visit #Parliament to see our 2016 AFL Dream Team in action #NRW2016
Only one sleep to go until our new exhibition opens. Reflections- features works by nine acclaimed glass artists created at Canberra Glassworks in response to the architecture, art and landscape of Australian #Parliament House. Here is a sneak peek of artist Hannah Gason's amazing work which references the Arthur Boyd painting that became the design for the Great Hall Tapestry. Hannah is an emerging artist who recently graduated from Australia National University, finishing with Honours and the University Medal. Photo by Wendy Dawes
We’re constantly pestering our head landscaper for gardening advice so we thought we’d start sharing some of his tips to help you grow your green thumb! This week’s tip: ‘Are you guilty of putting off your post-autumn clean-up? Now is the time to rake up all those leaves and use them on the garden as mulch. Cleaning up leaves reduces the chance for fungal and other plant pathogens to colonise. The mulch will help reduce weed growth and prevents your garden from drying out quickly.’
Leading Australian playwright Hannie Rayson will visit Parliament House this Sunday to talk about her latest play Extinction— showing at Canberra Theatre Centre next month. You’re invited to join Rayson and other panellists for an important discussion on species extinction and the moral dilemmas associated with climate change. Find out more about this free event http://bit.ly/1LYXWlK
It's the very last weekend of the Anzac Print Portfolio exhibition with Australian War Memorial and Megalo Print Studio and Gallery. Make sure to come up and see it before it closes on Sunday 5 June. Image: Sriwhana Spong, At a place not stated, 2015 Commissioned by the Australian War Memorial in 2015 Gift of the Australian War Memorial, 2016 Parliament House Art Collection
Today is the 24th anniversary of the High Court of Australia’s judgement in 1992 in the Mabo case. The landmark court ruling recognised that Indigenous peoples had lived in Australia for thousands of years and enjoyed rights to their land according to their own laws and customs. This artwork by Boneta-Marie Mabo pays tribute to her grandfather, land rights campaigner Edward Koiki Mabo. #NRW2016 Image: Boneta-Marie Mabo, The Eddie Mabo Stamps, 2014 (detail) Parliament House Art Collection
Footy fever has officially hit #Parliament House and we are lucky enough to be playing host to some players from last weekend's winning teams in the Sir Doug Nicholls AFL Indigenous round. See if you can guess who they might be! #NRW2016
Ever thought about working at Parliament House, one of Australia’s most iconic buildings? There’s an amazing range of jobs. The Department of Parliamentary Services currently has vacancies for security guards, among other opportunities. Check out all the vacancies at http://bit.ly/1UeI4dM
It's the last week of our Anzac Print Portfolio exhibition with Australian War Memorial & Megalo Print Studio and Gallery. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure to visit this week. Last day is Sunday 5 June. Image: John Reynolds, Untitled, 2014 Commissioned by the Australian War Memorial in 2014 Gift of the Australian War Memorial, 2016, Parliament House Art Collection
#Didyouknow that the Parliament House Art Collection features almost 600 works by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists from every state and territory in Australia? A new display coinciding with National Reconciliation Week 2016 features a number of contemporary works recently acquired for the Collection. Make sure to visit #Parliament during #NRW2016 Image: Richard Bell, (Kamilarroi people), Parliament House, 2007, Parliament House Art Collection, reproduced courtesy of the artist & Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
In 1971, Neville Bonner AO became the first Indigenous Australian to serve in the Federal Parliament. Chosen to fill a casual Senate vacancy for Queensland, Senator Bonner was returned at four elections, serving in Parliament until 1983. #NRW2016 Image: Wesley Walters, Neville Bonner, 1979, Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection