Half the sky
The sound of the sexual revolution
Mao Zedong famously proclaimed ‘women hold up half the sky’. The award-winning ‘Ensemble Offspring’ crashes through the glass ceiling with an all-female composer event, featuring music by CIMF 2017 Composer-in- Residence Chen Yi, Kaija Saariaho, Mary Finsterer and others. Performances will be interspersed throughout the Gallery; there will also be a small forum on music and gender.
This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival.
Collection display galleries
The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia. Visitors to the Gallery can follow the development of portraiture from oil painting to digital media.Entry is free.