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EVENTS like basement jazz, shadow puppets and evening nature tours at this year’s Enlighten Festival preview will “reveal the cultural heart of Canberra”, says Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr. oph-building-enlighten-4f4ea5fcc762d

The Autumn festival preview will include  late-night openings at some attractions and a selection of ticketed events including Jazz at the Royal Australian Mint’s high-security basement and an indigenous performance by desert dancers from Central Australia, Kungkarangkalpa: the Seven Sisters Songline at the National Museum of Australia.

“Professional partner and producer of the architectural projections, The Electric Canvas, will work with local artists Betty Holdsworth, David Sequeira, Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Martin Ollman and James Houlcroft, whose distinctive interpretations of the national cultural collections will feature in the projections on the National Library, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and Questacon,” says Barr.

Enlighten 2013 runs from 1 to 9 March. The full Enlighten 2013 program will be released on 1 February. Information and images are available at, with tickets available from Ticketek.

Tickets to the preview events are now on sale, for information see Tickets can be
purchased from Ticketek: or 13 28 49.


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