National Gallery of Australia
To the South of Lake Burley Griffin you will find both the National Gallery of Australia and the High Court. The High Court was opened in 1980 and is open weekdays between 9.45am-4.30pm. It is possible to sit in the High Court, although you must book in advance by phoning (02) 6270 6811.
The National Gallery of Australia is open daily between 10.00am-5.00pm and hosts a wide range of art including Aboriginal and Modern, including drawings, furniture, paintings, sculptures and much more. The Australian National University also hosts an art gallery showing contemporary art exhibitions. The Drill Hall Gallery is open midday-5.00pm from Wednesday-Sunday.