Enjoy a two day tour to Canberra to visit a unique exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia of prominent Australian Impressionist, Tom Roberts. 

Roberts painted at a number of outdoor locations, including Mosman’s Little Sirius Cove, to produce some of the country’s favourite paintings. This exhibition offers the opportunity to see more than 130 of his artworks, from landscapes in the bush to urban life, encapsulating the quintessential Australian character at the turn of the 19th Century. Included are some of Robert’s most recognizable paintings such as Shearing the Rams and the Big Picture – which depicts the opening of the first Australian Parliament in 1901.

A delight to visit year round Canberra is a truly striking city. Framed by the Brindabella range, you will enjoy Canberra’s fine public buildings, beautiful parks and gardens and wide boulevards. Our itinerary has been designed to appreciate this fabulous exhibition along with a shuttle service available to take you to attractions of your choice - Parliament House, National Museum of Australia, High Court of Australia, Old Parliament House, National Film & Sound Archive and the National Library of Australia.

Other highlights include visits to:

  • The National Portrait Gallery
  • Picnic lunch at Commonwealth Park on the shores of Lake Burleigh Griffin
  • Tour of Yarralumla and the Embassy districts
  • National Arboretum

Tour departs from Mosman Art Gallery at 8.30am on Thursday 10 March returning to the gallery on Friday 11 March.

Accommodation is the 4 star Alpha Hotel at Tuggeranong. Included are all meals (dinner, full cooked breakfast, lunches and morning teas), admissions and luxury coach transport.

For more information contact Anita Toft on 9978 4178 or a.toft@mosman.nsw.gov.au

Cancellation policy - Fees apply to each individual person on cancellation. 30 to 10 days notice - 25% of tour fare, 9 to 1 days notice - 50% of tour fare, less than 1 days notice - no refund will be available. 

Featured Image - Tom Roberts, Shearing the Rams, 1890 (Detail). Oil on canvas on composition board, 122.4 x 183.3cm.

Thursday 10 March 8:30 am to Friday 11 March 5:00 pm

This tour is now booked out.