Heritage Festival News


Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead

Did you know there is an 1865 late-Georgian residence in Crace?  Edward Crace added a grand sandstone Victorian extension in 1883. Make the most of this opportunity yo enjoy a full range of activities, displays and tours of the homestead. The current tenants, Soldier On, will also be collecting donations on the day.  Tickets will be available on site for free tours of the Homestead.

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Cost: Gold coin
Address: Gungahlin Homestead, 44 Bellenden Rd, Crace
Phone: 6230 0533
Email: events@nationaltrustact.org.au
Online: www.nationaltrust.org.au/act

Jane Austen Festival

Participate in daytime dance workshops and dress up for three evening balls with live bands on stage. Bookings close on 10 April 2019.

Time: 9.00am to 10.30pm
Cost: Entry fee see website for details
Address: Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla
Phone: 6281 1098
Email: enquiries@earthlydelights.com.au
Online: www.earthlydelights.com.au

The Heritage Festival is back

Canberra’s Heritage Festival is back for 2019 and shining a spotlight on our region’s unique history with over 200 diverse events across the capital.

Take a step back into the 50s and 60s to explore Canberra’s mid-century era with fashion markets, Marimekko prints, design exhibitions and cocktail events. Explore the natural heritage of our parks and reserves with cycling events and guided walks. Or learn about our space history with talks from space experts, film screenings and tours.

Come along between 13 April and 5 May 2019. Bookings are essential for many events.

Plan your Festival experience and view the full program now available online.

Use the search function to locate events near you, find out what is happening when, or search based on event theme (i.e. food, art, architecture, music) and experience type (i.e. talk, tour, active, family, open day).

Trevor Dickinson artworks

This year, we have invited artist Trevor Dickinson onboard to commission three artworks that respond to the 2019 Heritage Festival theme - ‘S P A C E’!

Although he is local to Newcastle, Dickinson’s art is widely recognised by the Canberra community for his quirky and comical works. His artworks of Clem Cumming’s 1970s bus stop design (a Canberra icon) have since been reproduced as a deck of cards, mugs, bags, coasters and even earrings.

For his Heritage Festival works, Dickinson has taken some of our city’s icons such as Telstra tower, the Shine Dome and the Carillion and recontextualised them on the moon, in deep space or even on an alien planet. His works celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing – an event that has relevance to the Canberra region. Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in Namadgi National Park broadcast man’s first steps on the moon to the rest of the world!

To find out more and view Dickinson’s artworks, visit www.trevordickinson.com/