An exclusive after dark walking tour through the Australian National Botanic Gardens with illuminated live dance, music and spoken word. Created by award winning dance company, Australian Dance Party and collaborating artists, this intimate open-air experience explores the volatility of the natural world in the age of the Anthropocene.
Inspired by Scott Chaseling’s exhibition, The Redemption of Colour, make your own colour redemption vessel with the assistance of an experienced teaching artist in this one-on-one workshop in the Hotshop.
Spark your inner neon creativity in this two and a half hour introduction into the mesmerising world of Neon. Based on a design, learn how to bend glass with the help of an experienced glass artist and take home the results!
Relax with our Rhinos, or stand tall like a giraffe! See our animals from a different point of view whilst you master the art of downward dog during a wild yoga session this Enlighten season! Come into the zoo as the sun rises to work through an easy yoga flow to start your morning. Whether you are a master of relaxation or just a beginner, this session is suitable for guests of all ages and abilities.
Open your ears, sing your song and break your way into the future with Joan Ross for the 2021 Enlighten Festival. Hear from hi-vis storytellers as you experience the illuminated projection on the Gallery’s façade, join a chorus of bird songs, or swing a bat to release and restart our collected history.
For one night only, participate in a range of activities along Parkes Place East.
Join Artist Joan Ross in conversation with Elspeth Pitt, Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia about her illuminated projection ‘Collector’s Paradise’ commissioned for 2021 Enlighten Festival.
This is an experience like no other. Light up your tastebuds in the heart of Australian Parliament House, and enjoy an exclusive menu designed by Executive Chef David Learmonth. Sit under the iconic flagpole in the Members’ Hall as part of an exclusive Enlighten experience.
Come view the design of Parliament House with an in-depth tour that explores the symbolic aspects and vision of the building’s architect. As we explore the design of the Marble Foyer, Great Hall, Members Hall and the Chambers of Parliament, you will experience how each space resonates with certain aspects that upholds the collective symbolic design of Australian Parliament house.
From the commissioning of Australian Parliament House – when 25,000 high-quality furniture pieces were commissioned – and through its 32 year history – both art and furniture have been integrated into the building’s design detailing, symbolism, ethos and philosophy. Join our guides and unravel the rich layers of design, history and meaning behind each piece.
Hear the stories of our Indigenous parliamentarians and staff, explore the site history of Parliament House, gain insights into how Australia’s First Peoples are participating in the nation’s democratic processes, and enjoy significant artworks from the Parliament House Art Collection by celebrated Indigenous artists.