Program + Venue

2022 Welcoming Cities Symposium

Symposium Day 1

10 May 2022, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia

The Symposium is fully catered (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea) and dietary requirements can be specified in the event registration process.

Opening Reception

10 May 2022, 5:30pm (for 6pm) – 7:30pm
Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia

Symposium Day 2

11 May 2022, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia

The Symposium is fully catered (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea) and dietary requirements can be specified in the event registration process.

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  • Symposium 2022 Day 1

    May 10 2022

  • Symposium 2022 Day 2

    May 11 2022

The Venue

National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery is Australia’s leading national visual arts institution. Since the building opened to the public in 1982, the Gallery has played a leadership role in shaping visual arts culture across Australia and its region and continues to develop new ways to engage audiences through its artistic, educational and public programs.
Gandel Hall opens onto the Australian Garden and James Turrell’s Skyspace, Within without.

Getting there:

Parking
Underground paid parking is accessed via Parkes Place. Payment for parking is by card only, and is free from 5pm for after-hours events.

On weekends and public holidays free parking is available off Bowen Drive.

Accessible parking is available in the underground parking station. The eight reserved accessible spaces are close to lift access, bringing you to the main entry. Present your ticket at the front desk in the main foyer at the end of your visit and it will be validated for free parking.

Public Transport, Taxis and Rideshares
Bus routes 2 and 6 travel via Barton. The closest stop is at John Gorton Building Parkes Place, a 6-minute walk to the Gallery. See Transport Canberra for timetable information.

Taxis and rideshares can drop you off right at the Gallery’s main entrance on Parkes Place (off King Edward Terrace).

Bike and Walking
There are bicycle and walking paths around Lake Burley Griffin and through the Sculpture Garden. The Gallery is also walking distance from the National Portrait Gallery, National Library of Australia, Old Parliament House (Museum of Australian Democracy) and Questacon.

Bike racks are available on Parkes Place near the main entrance and close to the Sculpture Garden.

COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to be front of mind across the world, we wish to assure you that your health and safety is paramount and we have implemented additional measures around hygiene and safe food practices to reduce risk.