Arts for All Appeal

Public Art Collection

We have one of the most significant public collections of Australian visual art outside the major state art galleries - which you are welcome to explore at any time! This collection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and textiles celebrates performing arts through the work of some of Australia's most significant visual artists.


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Performing Arts Collection

The Australian Performing Arts Collection (APAC) is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of Australia’s circus, dance, music, opera and theatre heritage. Explore stories of performance and performers through the extraordinary objects that have shaped lives and organisations, from concept designs to costumes, from personal and production archives to photography.


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Framing the Stage: the art of performance photography

In this online exhibition we invite you behind the scenes and behind the lens to explore images of performance through a photographer's eyes. We find out what makes a great performance photograph, what it takes to be a performance photographer, and how the evolving story of the performing arts is reflected in the photographic record.

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Year Levels: Upper Secondary

Strands: Media Arts Practices, Explore and Represent Ideas, Reading and Viewing, Respond and Interpret

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