Spring Exhibitions at the Australian Museum

Sat 30th October, 2021 – Thu 27th January, 2022
Australian Museum
1 William Street Sydney
Price: Free
As we emerge from the winter lockdown, the city museum is delighted to be welcoming visitors again – and entry is free.

If you’re eager for new sights, new knowledge, and a dose of contemporary art, know this: the Australian Museum in the Sydney CBD is ready to welcome visitors back into its transformed folds. With a run of headlining spring exhibitions hinging on a deeper understanding of our untold past, it’s inviting guests to have a closer look at our remarkable present-day bio-region.

Ground-breaking exhibition Unsettled has been extended until 27 January 2022. A powerful unravelling of the story of this country's ‘settling’ that centres the strength and resilience of First Nations peoples since invasion, it offers first-hand narratives shared through historical documents and cultural objects, as well as large-scale contemporary artworks and immersive installations. First Nations curators Laura McBride and Dr Mariko Smith spoke with 2500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to shape the powerful exhibition.

The 2021 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year will return to Sydney from 30 October 2021. The annual exhibition is developed by the South Australian Museum and features more than 100 photographs from the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea. The shortlisted photographs capture both iconic and little-known native wildlife that live on land and below the ocean’s surface, offering a chance to marvel at creatures too small (or quick) for the human eye to closely inspect, along with aerial landscapes of electric colours.

General admission to the museum is free for adults and children, for a limited time, including the permanent galleries, the 2021 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year and Unsettled.

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In line with NSW Public Health Orders, anyone aged 16+ must be fully vaccinated to enter the AM, unless they have a medical exemption. Wearing a fitted face mask is mandatory for all visitors aged 12+ and recommended for younger visitors where practicable. Learn more about visitor safety at the Australian Museum during COVID-19 here.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Australian Museum.