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Silently Stirring

image: David Rose Floating Frog 1979 screenprint, printed in colour, from multiple stencils National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of the artist 1992

Unknown
Koala c 1950
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gift of Diana Cameron 1988
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21 March – 8 June 2009  | Children’s Gallery

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From the deepest, darkest storerooms of the National Gallery of Australia works of art in the form of wondrous animals, creatures and beings come to life for Silently Stirring.

This children´┐Żs exhibition looks at animals and beings (real and mystical) that have been depicted by artists in various forms of movement, change and transformation.

Click on the themes below to discover artworks in the exhibition and fun activites to explore.

image: Lesbia Thorpe Mouse-hole 1983 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Lesbia Thorpe 1989 What stirs?

image: David Rose Floating Frog 1979 (detail) screenprint, printed in colour, from multiple stencils National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of the artist 1992 Jumping, leaping, flying, swimming …

image: Louise Weaver Invisible bird 1997 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Peter Fay 2005 Transforming ourselves and the objects around us