Parks Changing Australia showcased excellence in contemporary park design.
This image rich exhibition was developed as a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the National Museum of Australia, in the Institute's 50th year.
New public spaces
Parks Changing Australia featured 13 significant and influential vibrant new public spaces that have contributed to the cohesion, character and liveability of contemporary Australian cities.
Parks are re-shaping Australian cities, increasing people’s health and wellbeing and building more ecologically sustainable urban environments.
Once public spaces are created, people make them their own. They become our places for play, protest, gathering and celebration.
Find out more about the history and uses of public space in Australia in the National Museum’s Landmarks gallery.
The opening of Parks Changing Australia coincided with the [Not] in My Backyard 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture in Canberra.
Short film competition
The Museum also hosted the finals of the international AnthropoScene short film competition in its Garden of Australian Dreams as part of the [Not] in My Backyard festival. Watch the shortlisted films
Parks Changing Australia was a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the National Museum of Australia. It was on show at the National Museum from 27 October 2016 to 7 May 2017.
with support from exhibition partners