Enlighten—a chance to see Canberra in a whole new light

Excellent post by Leggy Peggy.I hope you get the chance to see ‘Enlighten’ its fantastic.

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Australian National Gallery A Toulouse Lautrec image on the National Gallery

Get out your comfy shoes and get ready to see Canberra in a whole new light.

The annual Enlighten event starts Friday, 28 February, in the Parliamentary Triangle. If you aren’t living in Australia’s national capital, this might not make sense to you, but if you are here or nearby, this year’s program is looking fantastic.

Questacon Questacon—Science and Technology Centre

Questacon Questacon

It all kicks off with one of my favourite sights. It’s stunning to see six iconic buildings—Parliament House, Old Parliament House, the National Gallery, the National Library, Questacon and the National Portrait Gallery—become architectural canvasses.

Each will have an enormous and ever-changing lightshow splashed on its exterior. There will be animation, interactive finger painting, images from the Gold and the Incas: Lost Worlds of Peru exhibition at the National Gallery, and contemporary artworks.

The free lightshows run from 8pm to midnight…

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