The Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery is located 20 minutes from the Canberra CBD, and features over 1,500 authentic Aboriginal pieces paintings, bark paintings, artefacts and glass art.
Touted as one of the most excellent Indigenous galleries in Australia, the Aboriginal Dreaming Gallery is home to several permanent collections, along with a variety of ever-changing exhibitions by local artists.
Browse through these many exhibitions, and don’t leave without visiting the gallery shop to purchase something from the collection of hand crafted sculptures, carvings, music, books and more.
Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a shelter which has been erected directly in front of Old Parliament House. Established in 1972 by a young group of Aborigines, this small construction has been demolished multiple times and rebuilt over the years.
The land on which the Embassy sits was originally Aboriginal land and is a sacred site with many artefacts. A flame burns outside the Embassy and has been burning for many years as the Aboriginal Tent Embassy supporters will not let the fire go out.
Inside the Tent Embassy is a collection of memorabilia about the various articles and documentation, along with a wide variety of photographs and Aboriginal artwork, which provides an interesting context to Aboriginal history.