Venue + Travel

National Visual Art Education Conference 2014

Connecting Classrooms, Curriculum & Collections


21 - 23 January 2014


For conference enquiries email or +61 2 6240 6524. Alternatively try our faq.



Rover THOMAS [JOOLAMA] Kukatja/Wangkajunga peoples 'Roads meeting' 1987 Purchased 1988 © the artist's estate, courtesy Warmun Art Centre More detail

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The National Gallery of Australia's collections include more than 100,000 works of art across four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and International art Works in the Gallery are part of Australia's national collection.

They belong to the people of Australia and are preserved and presented for their enjoyment and education. It is the Gallery's intention to make the collection as widely appreciated as possible both in Australia and overseas.

For more information or to search the National Gallery's collection please click here

Getting here

The National Gallery of Australia is located in the Parliamentary triangle in Canberra. This is approximately a 20 minute walk to the City Centre. Google map


Various ACTION bus routes run from the various city centres past the National Gallery of Australia on a regular basis. The most frequent and useful routes can be found here (pdf)

For the latest bus timetable information please visit the ACTION buses website. A regular bus service links this area to the city centre (known as Civic)


  • Canberra Elite Cabs
    Phone: 13 22 27 or SMS your name, pickup address and time to be collected to 0417 672 773
  • Cabxpress
    Phone: 1300 222 977
  • Silver Service
    Phone: 133 100
    For pickups from the National Gallery, specify the front entrance.


Secure three hour limit parking is available beneath the National Gallery of Australia. All carparks are regularly patrolled by parking inspectors so visitors are advised to check restrictions before leaving their vehicle.

Directions and parking information


There are a number of accommodation options close by to the National Gallery.

The following hotels are official National Gallery of Australia accommodation partners. Participants of the 2014 National Visual Art Education Conference can access discounted accommodation rates* for the duration of the conference (21-23 January 2014). Participants will need to state they are part of the conference when making the booking.

The Brassey of Canberra

  • Heritage Double/Twin - $200.00
    per room per night for 2 people
  • Heritage Single - $185.00
    per room per night for 1 person.
  • Garden Court Double/Twin - $185.00
    per room per night for 2 people
  • Garden Court Single - $170.00
    per room per night for 1 person.
  • All rates are inclusive of GST and a full buffet breakfast.
    T: 02 6273 3766 or 1800 659 191 | Email
  • Belmore Gardens & Macquarie Street, Barton ACT 2600

Hotel Hotel

  • $205 per room, per night for an Original Room
    Room are inclusive of GST and include complimentary WiFi
  • Email
  • NewActon Nishi | 25 Edinburgh Ave | Canberra ACT 2601

Novotel Canberra

Valid for NVAEC 2014 participants from 17 – 27 January 2014. All rates include GST and full buffet breakfast.

  • Standard Queen Room for 1 or 2 people - $180 per room per night
  • Executive King Room for 1 or 2 people - $220 per room per night
  • T: 02 6245 5000 | Email
  • 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600

*All accommodation rates are subject to availability.