In Australia you'll find a wealth of visual and performing arts institutions and a jam-packed calendar of festivals and events.
Our capital and regional cities are buzzing with cutting-edge arts and culture, from world-class institutions such as the National Gallery of Victoria, National Portrait Gallery and Sydney Opera House to hole-in-the-wall galleries, live music venues and theatres. Major festivals showcase local artists and bring big-name international acts to our shores – don't miss WOMADelaide, Mona Foma, Splendour in the Grass or Vivid Sydney. Aboriginal cultures in Australia are the world's oldest continuous living cultures, dating back at least 50,000 years. In the Outback you can visit community art centres and meet the artists. Or join a guided walking tour or day trip in one of our cities. Whether you seek the traditional or the avant-garde, our guides help you find out what's going on during your stay.
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