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Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

onetoeight: Australia’s First Prime Ministers

onetoeight: Australia’s First Prime Ministers 

Visually arresting, humorous and thoughtful, Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of the first eight prime ministers in onetoeight: Australia’s First Prime Ministers, a contemporary art exhibition.

Through the portraits, intense patterned wallpaper honouring the prime minister’s wives and a Term-O-Meter animation tracking the amount of time each PM spent in parliament, Alder gives us a sense of our nation’s history that is lively, dynamic and parallels the present day. 

Image: Alison Alder, No 008 Bruce, screenprint on tissue, 2016. Museum of Australian Democracy Collection.


Event starts
Tuesday 28 February, 2017
Event Ends
Thursday 1 February, 2018
Museum of Australian Democracy
Venue Address
Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace,

Canberra, Parkes

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