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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Coming to the Embassy

For those visiting the free, public exhibitions at the Embassy:

  • Please bring a valid form of ID for security purposes.
  • Practice good hygiene such has hand sanitisation. Consider wearing a mask and physical distancing.
  • If feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19, you may not be permitted to enter the building.

For those attending an appointment at the Embassy:

  • Arrive at the time of your appointment – you may not be permitted to enter the building before your scheduled time.
  • Only the person(s) renewing their passport or requesting a notarial service will be allowed to enter.
  • Avoid bringing children (except your child over the age of 16 years old applying for a passport ) or other family members or friends – they may not be permitted to enter the building.
  • Mask wearing is not mandatory, but consider wearing a mask during your visit at the Embassy. Hand sanitiser is available on-site.
  • Note that the Embassy may cease public appointments at short notice in light of French Authorities adjusting social distances measures or restricting movements.
  • Note that the Embassy may need to reschedule your appointment at short notice to accommodate other urgent requests or due to staff availability.
  • If feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19, you may not be permitted to enter the building and the Embassy will need to reschedule your appointment.

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  • Australia's travel and visa requirements, please visit the Home Affairs website
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  • Guidance on international vaccine certificates, please visit here
  • Due to the high volume of passport applications, new applicants should allow approximately 10 weeks to receive their passports.

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Current exhibitions

Destiny - The art of Destiny Deacon

5 May 2022 - 2 September 2022

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This focused Retrospective exhibition covers 30 year’s of Destiny Deacon’s career as a contemporary artist, for the first time to a French audience. Collaborating often with her late partner and long-time collaborator, Virginia Fraser, Deacon offers a nuanced, thoughtful, and at times intensely funny snapshot of contemporary Australian life. Working across media, this retrospective exhibition includes photography and video.

Early video works appear amongst the photographic prints, offering a unique insight into Deacon’s darkly comical, idiosyncratic world view. By contrasting seemingly innocent childhood imagery with scenes taken from the darkest reaches of adulthood, Destiny Deacon transports people into an uncanny valley; a chaotic world where disgraced dollies play out sinister scenes for audience amusement. This presentation also features number of new works, revisits the world premiere of a two new series of work by both Deacon and Fraser.