Z Ward Night Tours are back

sa 1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2018
Completed in 1885 and shut in 1973, this stand-alone building with its impressive and inescapable Ha-Ha wall, housed many of the State’s violent and criminally insane patients. Go behind the walls and discover Z Ward for yourself, at night. Most Thurs, Fri and Sat (other nights available on request) Cost:

Pirate Day at Polly Woodside (2018)

vic 5 Feb 2017 - 2 Dec 2018
Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers and join us at Polly Woodside for a day of adventures. The first treasure hunt is at 11am, which kicks off a variety of activities throughout the day. The children get to scrub the decks, ring the bell, participate in pirate games and arts

Super 70s: fashion exhibition

vic 27 Jul 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
Celebrate one of the most eclectic fashion decades – when fashion broke the rules. 1970s fashion was diverse, unconventional and contradictory. A time when day wear could be evening wear and gender fluidity and feminist politics challenged the prevailing trends and social ideologies. It was simultaneously the decade of retro
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Upst-Arts@Dundullimal Homestead

nsw 6 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
Calling all artists under 30 years. Showcase your work at Dundullimal Homestead in Dubbo.

Art Classes at The Heights

vic 9 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
This event is a fun way to learn pen & wash (watercolour) with possibilities of pastel highlights. Basic knowledge of composition and an impressionistic or modern approach will be used. Subjects will range from Still Life to Vistas including some of your own choosing during the four weeks. You may
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Norfolk Island Tour – CANCELLED

nsw 22 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
The return of a favourite National Trust (NSW) tour.

Garden Tours at Rippon Lea Estate (2018)

vic 28 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2018
The garden is complex and covers almost 14 acres, which includes a large lake, extensive shrubberies and flower gardens, an orchard of historically significant fruit varieties, a fernery, rose gardens and many other features of historical, landscape and architectural interest, all forming the setting for the polychrome brick mansion completed

Everglades: Botanical Theatre – Garden of Heavenly Delights

nsw 30 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
  Opening by Mr Paul Brinkman, Director, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 29 September       Artist’s statement: I see life as a grand Botanical Theatre, with my painting of flora imposing a permanent physical imprint on a life already in decay.  The intended purpose of each

S. H. Ervin Gallery: 2018 Portia Geach Memorial Award

nsw 12 Oct 2018 - 2 Dec 2018
The finalist exhibition for portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists, which was first given in 1965 in memory of the artist Portia Geach, displays selected entries from artists across the nation representing the diversity in contemporary practice. The Award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the

Super 70s: Curator Talks

vic 2 Aug 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Join our Trust curator, Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna as she takes you through the Super 70s exhibition, the history of the era, and the behind the scenes conservation work. Our behind the scenes Curator Talks will run fortnightly on Thursday from 2 August to 25 October. The sessions will run at 11am
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Ayers House museum – Signature Series – Bound for South Australia

sa 25 Oct 2018
Experience world class music in Adelaide’s finest Victorian era home. An intimate concert series certain to delight all the senses. Proudly presented by the National Trust of South Australia in partnership with Celia Craig. Bound for South Australia World class jazz violinist Julian Farraretto has returned to Adelaide after a
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Regenerating Places of Faith Conference – More Conversation

sa 27 Oct 2018
The fourth conference in the “Regenerating Places of Faith” series will be held on 27th October 2018 building on the ideas shared at the successful 2017 conference “Starting the Conversation”. With “More Conversation” we continue to explore the opportunity of the present moment: How can we connect community groups with
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Harpers Mansion: Louisa Atkinson watercolour – The Possum

nsw 11 Jul 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s.

Super 70s: Disco Inferno (2018)

vic 27 Oct 2018
Grab your family and friends, dress up and shimmy the night away in the ballroom at Rippon Lea, 1970s style. Enjoy food and drinks around the pool terrace with a drink and food voucher included with event ticket. Prizes are up for grabs for best dressed. BOOK TICKETS   Disco dance lessons
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Heritage Walk 16 Wizards of Oz: a Dickson-Downer Heritage Trail

act 28 Oct 2018
THIS WALK IS NOW FULL. From rabbit-infested soldier settlements on rural blocks to the city’s original aerodrome to the dramas of CSIRO’s Experiment station to modern urban expansion, this walk explores Dickson and Downer’s rich and varied history. Expert heritage architects and urban planners use Dickson and Downer’s buildings, plans,
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Jazz Picnic in the Gardens

wa 28 Oct 2018
Bring a picnic and join us to listen to live music in the spring-time gardens of Old Blythewood. There will be guided tours of the house and the opportunity to explore an acre of historic spring-time gardens – all while listening to the smooth sounds of jazz. This is a
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