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This Week In The Can

HerCanberra Team

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week!

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NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

Join the celebration of traditional and contemporary folk life at the National Folk Festival with high-end entertainment and a program designed to inspire, enliven and entertain.

With over 200 acts representing diverse styles such as acoustic, blues, roots, bluegrass, world, Celtic, traditional, gypsy and country in a program including music, dance, spoken word, film, circus and traditional crafts, there is something for everyone.

The National Folk Festival showcases top Australian acts alongside international headliners across 20 venues.

Take advantage of food and beverage outlets, browse the festival market place and enjoy an exciting mix of entertainment.

Happening Thursday 13 to Monday 17 April at Exhibition Park, Canberra. Flemington Road, Mitchell.

Visit the website for more details and to purchase tickets. 

Canberra’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt

Perfect for families with young kids who don’t have time to curate an elaborate and enormous Easter Egg Hunt, Damsel and Sprout have partnered with Darrell Lea for an epic event that’s all for a good cause.

There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, free face painting, jumping castle, Reptiles Inc, and petting zoo, plus kids craft area and live music. The funds generated will go to Red Nose to further the amazing work they do.

So adults, just sit back and relax! The work’s been done for you!

Patrick White Lawns | 10am-1pm, Friday 14 April | Purchase tickets via Eventbrite

Easter in the Realm Precinct

Hotel Realm is making sure you and the kids can attend some Easter activities to remember.

  • Annual Realm Precinct Easter Egg, starting from the Hotel Realm lobby at 10am
  • A surprise visit by the Easter Bunny!
  • Easter arts and crafts from 8am-12pm in the Hotel Realm Lobby
  • Petting Zoo from 10am-4pm on the lawns of the Brassey Hotel, featuring:
  • Easter colouring competition from 2pm-5pm in the Hotel Realm lobby

Hotel Realm’s award-winning Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar will be open for buffet breakfast and dinner on Easter Saturday.

For those guests looking for a casual restaurant, Ostani Lounge, Bar & Restaurant will be open every day during the Easter break from 11am.

Happening Sunday 16 April in the Realm precinct, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Find full details on the website.

Ali King Easter Indulgence Cocktail Degustation

Black Market is hosting an indulgent Easter cocktail degustation featuring the Queen of desserts, Ali King! Ali will once again be creating three special desserts that will be paired perfectly with three original Black Market cocktails.

At this special event, all desserts and cocktails will draw inspiration from Easter.

Think chocolate and eggs but with that trademark Black Market twist. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Book online now via

Book online now via Eventbrite

Happening Wednesday 12 April at 8.30pm at Black Market, 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra.

Dance for a Cause #dancefordodie

Latin Tuesdays will be hosting a charity event with Salsabor in conjunction with Highball Express to raise funds on behalf of Dodie  and Look Good Feel Better.

Dodie was diagnosed with cancer during the Christmas period in 2016. So far she has gone through four rounds of chemo and has her head held high and is taking one day at a time. A positive person, hard worker and believer, she is an individual who lives to help others look and feel their best. Dodie is determined to raise awareness and funds creatively with her passions and Canberra wants to help!

The Latin Taster Classes are for anyone new to dance, and also for dancers who want to try a different style. After the class, we invite you to the social dance floor to experience a variety of the best Latin music and dance styles.

Make it a dancing date to help the dance for Dodie!

When: Tuesday 11 April from 6.30pm-11.30pm
Where: Highball Express, Level 1, 82 Alinga Street (Odgers Lane)

$12 entry (after 8pm) or $17 ($5 extra for a 45minute dance class)

Visit the Facebook event here.

If you’d like to donate to Dodie’s MyCause, click here.

PAUL FUOG – APPROPRIATION

Hotel Hotel’s long time collaborator Paul Fuog (of U-P and Field Experiments) will be doing an AGDA talk on the importance of appropriation in design at Nishi this week.

Starting the design process with an empty plate and then filling the plate is an illogical way to practise design. Yet the obsession with the new and the desire for design to be expressed in resolved solutions means the design process often follows this logic.

Appropriation in art has been practised for years but appropriation in design can be seen as a dirty word and is often linked to plagiarism or copying. But appropriation is an important tool for all designers. There are two specific meanings of appropriation when applied to design. Appropriation as a designer – using pre-existing objects/forms and systems and altering their meaning through changing their context. Appropriation as a user of design – using a product in a way that was not foreseen by the designer.

Happening Monday 10 April from 6pm for 6.30pm start at Nishi Gallery. Cost: $20 and upwards.
Find more information here.

THE GREAT EASTER EGG TRAIL

Hop along to the cleverest Easter egg trail in town at the Museum of Australian Democracy on Easter Sunday! Challenge friends and family to follow the trail, find the clues, crack the code and collect a yummy reward, while discovering one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in Canberra.

The Museum will be overflowing with happy bunnies following trails and playing Gecko Gang led picnic games and face painting in the courtyards.

While a breakfast of chocolate eggs may appeal to some, the Rotary Club will be on hand with a BBQ offering hot food for those seeking something a little more substantial.

Take the whole family along to join in the celebration and don’t forget to take part in the on-site competition for a chance to win great prizes.

Happening Sunday 16 April from 9am – 12pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Kind George Terrace, Parkes.

For more information visit the website.

NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE GHOST TOUR  

Join Tim the Yowie Man for a rare look behind the spooky history of the National Film and Sound Archive headquarters. Discover the strange, the ghostly and the disturbing stories lurking in the National Film and Sound Archive basement and under the stairs… if you dare! A rare treat for lovers of the mysterious and macabre.

Price includes fortifying glass of wine to calm the nerves.
You must be 18+ to attend.

Happening Thursday 6 April to Friday 5 May from 8pm at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Acton

Visit the website for more information.

RICHARD 3

Richard is hideous and he was born knowing that he would one day be a ruler. His hunchbacked deformity masks his seething malevolence. His brutal mind breeds brutal times when not even children are safe.

Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany (The Literati and Tartuffe) will embody one of the most ambitious and gleefully amoral villians ever written. First performed around 1593, Richard 3 is the portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath, a cold-blooded and dastardly manipulator who slaughters his family, marries his victim’s widow and eventually betrays his allies, all in his quest to become king.

Peter Evans, Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, continues to daringly re-imagine Shakespeare’s works with a boldness and unexpectedness that will leave audiences breathless. The blood-soaked and naked ambition of Richard 3, who leaves scores dead and only the ghosts to whisper the truth, will be a truly thrilling night at the theatre. This dark and visceral production is not to be missed.

Happening from Thursday 6 until Saturday 15 April at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets from $38.

For more details and to buy tickets, information through Canberra Theatre Centre.

LES MISERABLES

Free-Rain Theatre Company presents a new production of Les Miserables. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, ‘Les Miserables’ travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert on a journey beyond the barricades, at the centre of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promises to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets. The people sing of their anger and Enjolras leads the students to fight upon the barricades.

Running Wednesday 5 until Saturday 22 April at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Queanbeyan. Tickets from $40.

For more information, tickets and showtimes, visit the production’s website. 

FOOD & DRINK

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Sunwaves – Indoor Street Fest

The Caribbean experience awaits at the Sunwaves Indoor Street Fest! Cuban living statues, classic cars, vibrant vibes and artistry all ensure this indoor street fest is a fun-filled, one of a kind Canberra fest.

Music abounds with waves of funk, electro, Caribbean beats, and R&B. Beats fuse with vintage Cuban featuring percussion, bongo shows, a Latin Jazz band and DJs, flooding the depot with good vibes.

Canberra’s top street food has been selected for your dining pleasure. Local beer brewers and wineries will keep those lips moist and the sand bar will be serving mojitos.

On 22 April from 5pm at Old Bus Depot, Kingston Foreshore. Entry is $23.50 and can be found booked through the event website  www.sunwaves.com.au

Ali King Easter Indulgence Cocktail Degustation

Black Market is hosting an indulgent Easter cocktail degustation featuring the Queen of desserts, Ali King! Ali will once again be creating 3 special desserts that will be paired perfectly with 3 original Black Market cocktails.

At this special event, all desserts and cocktails will draw inspiration from Easter.

Think chocolate and eggs but with that trademark Black Market twist. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Book online now via http://bmbar.eventbrite.com/

On 12 April at 8:30pm at Black Market, 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra.

HIGH TEA ON THE BURBURY TERRACE 

Designed to blend tradition with innovation, the new Burbury High Tea menu also offers signature favourites with freshly- baked scones, strawberry macaron and finger sandwiches.

Burbury Terrace is also proud to introduce a fully-dedicated gluten-free high tea menu. Remaining as innovative as the standard menu, it also includes the traditional sandwiches and indulgent sweets.

$50.00 per person including TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee.

$60 per person including a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee.

Available Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4.30pm at Burbury Terrace, Barton. Find more information here.

PETIT FEAST AT BUVETTE

Spoil yourself with a bountiful spread including savouries, charcuterie, cheeses and decadent desserts. Every Saturday at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar.

It’s not breakfast, it’s not lunch…but it is an indulgent feast for all the senses. The Buvette Petit Feast features freshly made savouries and sweets as well as lavish desserts. In addition to tea and coffee, you can order a Bloody Mary, French Champagne and Rosé.

Available between 11.30am – 2.30pm every Saturday at $65 per guest, including a complimentary glass of Rosé. For $15 guests can add unlimited Mimosas. Buvette is fully licensed and has free parking all weekend, outdoor covered seating and complimentary WiFi.

For bookings, call 02 6163 1818 or email [email protected]. Find out more at hotelrealm.com.au.

BURNELEE EXCURSIONS ON HORSEBACK: TWILIGHT RIDE 

Burnelee Excursions, Poachers Pantry and Eden Road Wines are working together to stage an exciting and adventurous night. Starting the evening will be a twilight horseback ride by Burnelee seeing the beautiful landscapes of the countryside, followed by Smoked meats tasting by Poachers Pantry and wine tasting by Eden Road wines. 5:00pm Arrival for a 5:30pm – 7:30pm Ride.

Happening until 16 December at Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, 320 Dicks Creek Road, Nanima. Find more information here.

HAVANA NIGHTS

Spend a night in Cuba courtesy of The Highball Express as the crew whisks you away to tropical Havana. Head in every Thursday from 4pm for Havana Nights where you can enjoy some exotic drinks and start the slide into the weekend.

They’ll be featuring mojitos and daiquiris for only $10 and will have all their usual suspects available too so there is always something for everyone regardless of whether you’re flying first class or coach.

Happening from 4pm at Highball Express, 82 Alinga St, Canberra.

See website for more information.

MOLLY & ALL THAT JAZZ

Jazz was born in a whisky barrel, so it’s right at home with Molly.

Tilt are a jazz trained, funk-pop aware and deeply immersed in Canberra’s live music scene. Think Nirvana, Beatles, Imbruglia with groove sensibility enmeshed with hard-bop, Miles fusion and the ever-elegant American songbook. This will hopefully be the first of many great nights of jazz with Molly and the Tilt trio.
Venture downstairs to Molly every Tuesday for live jazz from 7-10pm with your favourite tipple on the side. Ask our bartenders about our featured cocktail for the evening.

On 11 April from 7pm-10pm at Molly 35-37 London Circuit, Canberra. Free entry, find out more: www.facebook.com/events/667810370087916/

Latin Tuesdays

Your Tuesday night at Highball just got hotter!

Hosted by the amazing people from Salsabor, you can learn how to shimmy and shake like a pro at the free latin dancing taster class every Tuesday from 6.30pm! Add a few cocktails and you’ve got yourself a Tuesday night that’s hard to beat.

Be transported to Cuba and enjoy a night of latin dancing you’ll want to keep coming back for.

On 11 April from 6:30pm at The Highball Express. Entry is free. Find out more here www.highballexpress.com.au/event/latin-tuesdays/

TACO TUESDAY

Your choice of chicken, pork, or beef in a soft shell taco with cabbage, shallots & coriander. Happening every Tuesday from 1pm-5pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

BURGERS & BEERS

A selection of Burgers and tap beer. Happening every Wednesday from 5pm-10pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

PIZZA & PALE ALE THURSDAYS

A selection of housemade Pizza paired with a schooner of James Squire Pale Beer. Happening at 5pm every Thursday at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

FILM, MUSIC & STAGE

Image: Pierre Toussaint

Image: Pierre Toussaint

RICHARD 3

Richard is hideous and he was born knowing that he would one day be a ruler. His hunchbacked deformity masks his seething malevolence. His brutal mind breeds brutal times when not even children are safe.

Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany (The Literati and Tartuffe) will embody one of the most ambitious and gleefully amoral villians ever written. First performed around 1593, Richard 3 is the portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath, a cold-blooded and dastardly manipulator who slaughters his family, marries his victim’s widow and eventually betrays his allies, all in his quest to become king.

Showing from Thursday 6 until Saturday 15 April at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets from $38.

For more details and to buy tickets, information through Canberra Theatre Centre.

FILM SCREENING: THE CREMATOR

The Cremator is a daring and compelling drama about Cao, a middle-aged bachelor crematorium worker. Outwardly he is an ordinary employee, but he secretly runs a side-line business as a ‘ghost matchmaker’, conducting a clandestine trade in unidentified women’s corpses to posthumously marry them with deceased unmarried men. When understanding that he is dying, Cao decides to make arrangements to marry posthumously with the corpse of a mysterious young woman, only to be confronted with the moral dilemmas posed by the appearance of the dead woman’s sister.

This screening will be followed by a short informal discussion. The film is part of Asia and the Pacific Screens Season Six: Borderlands, presented by the Australian Centre on China in the World.

Happening Wednesday 12 April at The Auditorium, Australia Centre on China in the World, ANU, Fellows Lane, Building 188.

See website for more details and to purchase tickets.

LES MISERABLES

Free-Rain Theatre Company presents a new production of Les Miserables. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, ‘Les Miserables’ travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert on a journey beyond the barricades, at the centre of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promises to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets. The people sing of their anger and Enjolras leads the students to fight upon the barricades.

Running Wednesday 5 until Saturday 22 April at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Queanbeyan. Tickets from $40.

For more information, tickets and showtimes, visit the production’s website.

MARKETS & FESTIVALS

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Sunwaves – Indoor Street Fest

Caribbean experience awaits at the Sunwaves Indoor Street Fest! Cuban living statues, classic cars, vibrant vibes and artistry all ensure this indoor street fest is a fun-filled, one of a kind Canberra fest.

Music abounds with waves of funk, electro, Caribbean beats, and R&B. Beats fuse with vintage Cuban featuring percussion, bongo shows, a Latin Jazz band and DJs, flooding the depot with good vibes.

Canberra’s top street food has been selected for your dining pleasure. Local beer brewers and wineries will keep those lips moist and the sand bar will be serving mojitos.

On 22 April from 5pm at Old Bus Depot, Kingston Foreshore. Entry is $23.50 and can be found booked through the event website  www.sunwaves.com.au

Old Bus Depot Markets

Lovers of fine hand-crafted wares, clothing collectors, food fanatics and jewellery junkies are just a few of the people who head to Canberra’s award winning Old Bus Depot Markets every Sunday. In a fabulous old industrial building you’ll experience the endless colour, tastes, sounds and atmosphere that is “Canberra’s Sunday Best”.

Not your average market, each week you’ll find over 200 stalls of exceptional quality, featuring items all hand-crafted by local and regional creatives. From 10am to 4pm each Sunday in the Old Bus Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS 

Get along to the Southside Farmers Markets every Sunday morning and pick up the finest fruit and vegetables and produce our region has to offer.  There are over 50 stalls made up of farmers and producers who sell their food direct from their farm or kitchen.  Many farmers are out picking their produce the night before the market and you can certainly taste the difference.

Talk to the farmer direct and find out where your food is being grown, how they grow it, and even how they best like to cook it.  Not only do they provide us with fresh food every week but they are a wealth of information on the food that nourishes week in week out.

What’s in season this week?  Annual herbs, beans, peas, beetroot, capsicums, carrots, chillies, corn, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, garlic, onion, radishes, rhubarb, squash, zucchini, melons, stonefruit, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes and more!

Every Sunday from 8.30am to 11am at Canberra College, 2 Launceston Street, Phillip. Entry is free, visit the website for more information.

MURRUMBATEMAN VILLAGE MARKET

Murrumbateman Village Market is a friendly market close to Canberra and Yass on the Barton Highway, specialising in local fresh food and crafts.

The market sells a wide range of local crafts, pottery and handmade goods, as well as organic vegetables, local produce from local gardens, plus breads, cakes, pastries, jams, honey, sauces, chillies, a range of meats, olives and olive oil, native plants, local winemakers and more.

Experience a great ambience at the Village Green, Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.

Happening each week until 9 December 2017 at Murrumbateman Village Market, Barton Highway.

Find more information on the website.

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKETS

A weekly food market with a focus on local and organic produce, amazing street food and boutique beer wine and spirits. Come and do your weekly shop grab some dinner sit down and relax while you enjoy a cold drink at the end of a hot week! On every Friday from 4pm – 8pm at the Old Bus Depot Building, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Visit the Facebook page for more information.

YASS FARMERS MARKETS

Support the local producers and come to the Yass Farmers Markets. Local wine, jams, sauces and craft items. Oil, baked goods and great coffee or juices. Vegetables and plants too. Home made food, arts and crafts.

It’s a great place to catch up with friends or to take a family and friends, with good weather expect to see the jumping castle and more stalls outside.

The Yass Farmer’s Markets have become a fantastic community event every first and third Saturday of the month. Have a coffee, relax and enjoy the ambiance and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.

On until 7 October 2017 every first and third Saturday of the month from 10am- 1pm at St Augustines Church, Meehan Street, St Augustines Church.

Find more information on the website.

SOUTHERN HARVEST FARMERS MARKET AT BUNGENDORE

The Southern Harvest Farmers Market: selling sustainable, authentic, regional food: grown and made by the Community, for the Community.

The market is open every Saturday from 9am to noon and is a great source of fresh food and farm produce from around the region including meat, eggs, seafood, honey, fruit, vegetables, preserves and refreshments.

On every Saturday from 9am- 12pm until 16 September 2017 at Bungendore Anglican Hall, 25 Butmaroo Street.

Find more information on the website.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Mt Everest of Trivia 

Six local science graduates are holding a trivia night at King O’Malley’s to raise money to take medical supplies to Nepal when they volunteer in the country in June of this year. Tickets are $15, which includes trivia, one complimentary beverage on arrival and food provided by Chomolungma Nepal Cuisine. The night will also feature the band Slow Dial playing during intermissions and at the end. Create a team of up to eight people to help with this amazing cause and also win some amazing prizes donated by local businesses.

On Thursday 13 April  from 7pm for a 7:30pm start at King O’Malleys, 131 City Walk, Civic. Find out more here www.facebook.com/nepalIVIANU/

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

 

NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

Join the celebration of traditional and contemporary folk life at the National Folk Festival with high-end entertainment and a program designed to inspire, enliven and entertain.

With over 200 acts representing diverse styles such as acoustic, blues, roots, bluegrass, world, Celtic, traditional, gypsy and country in a program including music, dance, spoken word, film, circus and traditional crafts, there is something for everyone.

The National Folk Festival showcases top Australian acts alongside international headliners across 20 venues.

Take advantage of food and beverage outlets, browse the festival market place and enjoy an exciting mix of entertainment.

Happening Thursday 13 to Monday 17 April at Exhibition Park, Canberra. Flemington Road, Mitchell.

Visit the website for more details and to purchase tickets. 

YO FUNKY DANCE FESTIVAL

The Yo Funky Dance Festival is a free event, sponsored by the Hellenic Club Canberra and hosted by child entrepreneurs, Ethan and Donnie Hart, who created Yo Funky fashion and events .

A great way to kick off Easter as the festival has an awesome vibe! The night is for all ages and is family friendly. Dance along to funky music, where its all about having fun.

Entertainment includes showcase performances throughout the night such as the Yo Funky Crew, the highly talented Kulture Break crews and singing from the charismatic artist Rob Sheills. There will be dance battles, freestyle dance and prize giveaways. See you there!

Happening Thursday 13 April from 6pm till 10pm at the Hellenic Club Woden. Free entry available.

See website for more details

The Power Play Breakfast

Bell Shakespeare presents Power Play, a networking breakfast celebrating women who have achieved success in their various industries, and an examination of their journey along the way.

The panel discussion will feature Kate Mulvany, currently performing the lead role in Bell Shakespeare’s Richard 3, and Roseanne Brand, Partner at PwC consulting (Canberra), where she is a specialist in Transformation Programme Management and Enterprise Architecture (Business Architecture). They will be hosted by social commentator, author, and lecturer, Jane Caro.

This breakfast event will range across topics including whether there are still stereotypes to be challenged in industry and in the arts, and how we should be celebrating the success of women in the workforce.

On 12 April at 7.30am at Hotel Hotel, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon
Tickets are $35.00 – $45.00 and can be found here  www.bellshakespeare.com.au/whats-on/rsvp-landing-page/

Dutch Cargo Bike Test Day

Everyone with a (cargo) bike is welcome to come along and chat about this amazing lifestyle, the more the merrier! We will have 3 cargo bikes for people to try. We can explain how the bikes work, how to ride them, how to be safe on the road etc. We are not selling any bikes on that day. It is an informal session, making people aware of other ways of transport, that the car isn’t the only solution.

On 15 April from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Commonwealth Park, near stage 88. Find out more here: dutchcargobike.com.au/news/canberra-here-we-come/

MAKING PERMACULTURE ACCESSIBLE IN CANBERRA

The Canberra Environment Centre is teaming up with Permaculture Canberra to run a full Permaculture Design Certificate over a 4 month period. The course will take place each Wednesday evening from 6.30 – 9.30 pm at the Canberra Environment Centre and will be led by Bredbo Valley View Farm’s Martyn Noakes.

Participants will learn about permaculture techniques and strategies such as site observation, imitating nature and zoning and how they can be used to create an abundant, diverse and self-renewing system in your backyard and beyond.

On Wednesdays until 28 June at 6.30 – 9.30pm at the Canberra Environment Centre, cnr Lawson Crescent and Lennox Crossing, Acton Peninsula.

Cost is $800 and there are limited places available. Bookings are essential, visit the website for more information.

SPORT

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Dutch Cargo Bike Test Day

Everyone with a (cargo) bike is welcome to come along and chat about this amazing lifestyle, the more the merrier! We will have 3 cargo bikes for people to try. We can explain how the bikes work, how to ride them, how to be safe on the road etc. We are not selling any bikes on that day. It is an informal session, making people aware of other ways of transport, that the car isn’t the only solution.

On 15 April from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Commonwealth Park, near stage 88. Find out more information via the website.

KIDS

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Discovery Space: The nature collector

Start your journey as a natural historian with a tour of the Museum’s unique nature collection, including 19th-century seaweed albums. Then experiment with natural materials to make your own nature journal. You can also contribute to a collaborative artwork created by artists Julie Ryder and Mary Kayser.

On from 10-13 April and 18-21 April. Two sessions daily: 10-11.30am and 11.30am – 1pm at National Museum of Australia.

Entry fee is $10 per child or free for children on Museum Friends full membership.  Find out more here: www.nma.gov.au/discovery-space

THE GREAT EASTER EGG TRAIL

Hop along to the cleverest Easter egg trail in town at the Museum of Australian Democracy on Easter Sunday! Challenge friends and family to follow the trail, find the clues, crack the code and collect a yummy reward, while discovering one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in Canberra.

The Museum will be overflowing with happy bunnies following trails and playing Gecko Gang led picnic games and face painting in the courtyards.

While a breakfast of chocolate eggs may appeal to some, the Rotary Club will be on hand with a BBQ offering hot food for those seeking something a little more substantial.

Take the whole family along to join in the celebration and don’t forget to take part in the on-site competition for a chance to win great prizes.

Happening Sunday 16 April from 9am – 12pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Kind George Terrace, Parkes.

For more information visit the website.

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT (AIS) – HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

School holidays at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has a focus on participation and having a good time. These programs are suitable for primary school aged children and will have your child exploring a world of fun, activity and adventure.

Choose from the Pre-School Holiday Program, Soccer, Tennis, AFL and Swim Intensive Camps and a general Sports Vacation Program.

All programs are based around children having fun, learning new skills, working as a team and keeping active. There will also be activities in Sportex, the interactive sports experience.

Full day or weekly programs available.

Happening Monday 10 to Friday 21 April, at the Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce. Open from 8am – 5:30pm.

For more information visit the website.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY MOVIE PROGRAM: BOOK HEROS ON THE SCREEN

This April holidays the National Film and Sound Archives celebrates beloved books that have become magical movies. See exciting works that successfully took the leap from book to screen.

April 11 : The BFG in 3D. 2016, G rated
April 12 : Mary Poppins, 1964 , G rated
April 13 : The Jungle Book in 3D, 2016, PG rated
April 19: The Wizard of Oz, 1939, G rated
April 20: Coraline, 2009, PG rated
April 21: Hunger Games Mockingjay Pt 1, 2014, M rating. Part 2, 2015, M Rating

Happening Tuesday 11 to Friday 21 of April from 11am at the National Film and Sound Archive, Acton.

Visit the website for more details and for purchasing tickets 

PAINT A DINOSAUR EGG AT THE NATIONAL DINOSAUR MUSEUM

At the National Dinosaur Museum at 12pm every day during this April school holidays, all visiting kids can paint a dinosaur egg to take home. At midday staff will do a short presentation on the different shapes dinosaur eggs came in, then each child will be given their own egg to paint.
Note- all paints are washable.
Free with normal entry.

Happening Friday 14 April from 12pm–1pm at the National Dinosaur Museum, Gold Creek Road, Nicholls.

For more information visit the website.

MAKE YOUR OWN TREASURE BOX

Create your own wooden treasure box with a magical glass lid inlay at Canberra Glassworks in Kingston. Work with a professional artist to Make Your Own Treasure Box and then create a stunning fused tile that will be set in the lid of your box, creating a truly magical place to keep all of your treasures.

Wednesdays mornings during the school holidays.

Happening Wednesday 12 to Wednesday 19 April from 10.30am – 12.30am at Canberra Glassworks, Kingston Foreshore.

For more information visit the website.

AUTUMN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – CARTOONING MASTERCLASS

Draw like a pro these autumn school holidays with a cartooning masterclass at the Museum Of Australian Democracy.

Political cartoonists play an important role in Australia’s democracy. They speak out about issues they care for in pictures. Develop the drawing skills of a professional in this fun, hands-on workshop with cartoonist Andrew Hore at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

Suitable for ages 5+ years with accompanying adult.

Happening Thursday 6 to Friday 14 April from 10am – 11.30am at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes

Visit the website more information and ticket purchases.

BABY DINOSAUR TOUR AT THE NATIONAL DINOSAUR MUSEUM

To celebrate its latest acquisition, a fossil dinosaur nest from France, the National Dinosaur Museum will be running special tours every day during this school holidays highlighting the various eggs and prehistoric babies the museum has on display; including the LARGEST EGG IN THE WORLD!

Perfect for all ages, join the knowledgeable staff, taking you back in time when the lords of the land were not born, they hatched!

Note: If visiting with kids we suggest you take the 11am tour, then at midday take part in the Paint a Dinosaur Egg’ activity

Tours will take place at 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

All free with normal entry.

Happening Monday 10 April from 11am at the National Dinosaur Museum, Gold Creek Road, Nicholls.

Visit the website for more information.

DISCOVERY SPACE: THE NATURE COLLECTOR  

Start your journey as a natural historian with a tour at the National Museum of Australia of the unique nature collection, including 19th-century seaweed albums. Then experiment with natural materials to make your own nature journal. You can also contribute to a collaborative artwork created by artists Julie Ryder and Mary Kayser.

Monday to Thursday 10–13 April and Tuesday to Friday 18–21 April
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30am and 11.30am–1pm
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential as numbers are limited

Happening Monday 10 to Friday 21 April from 10am–1pm at the National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

For more information about the event visit the website.

MAKE YOUR OWN GLASS EASTER EGG 

This Easter, skip the sugar rush and book in at the Canberra Glassworks in the Kingston Foreshore for an experience that won’t leave you feeling guilty afterwards! Make Your Own Glass Easter Egg under the skilled guidance of a professional artist.

Happening Saturday 15 April to Sunday 16 April open from 10am till 4pm at Canberra Glassworks, Kingston.

Find more information on the website.

EGG-CELENT DINOSAUR EGG HUNT

This April school holidays, all visiting kids can take part in the Easter egg hunt at the National Dinosaur Museum. Visitors can search the museum display for answers on prehistoric eggs and babies to win a real fossil to take home.
Free with normal entry.

Happening Monday 10 April at the National Dinosaur Museum, Gold Creed Road, Nicholls.

Visit the website for more information.

EASTER AT STROMLO CHRISTIAN CHURCH

We celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. But did these events really happen? And why do they matter? Come along to Stromlo Christian Church at 9.30am on Good Friday Apr 14 and Resurrection Sunday, Apr 16 to hear about what might just be the greatest events in history.

Happening Friday 14 and Sunday 16 April from 9.30am – 11am at Charles Weston Primary, Woodberry Avenue, Coombs.

For more details visit the website.

THE DARRELL LEA EASTER EGG HUNT

Damsel and Sprout have teamed up with Darrell Lea to raise much-needed funds for Red Nose by bringing Canberra’s biggest egg hunt to Patrick White Lawns on Good Friday morning!

There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, free face painting, jumping castle, Reptiles Inc and petting zoo, plus kids craft area. Live music from Ned Philpot, MAXO and Sophie Edwards. Why not bring a rug or a lounge chair and grab some food from one of the vendors available on the day.

Why not bring a rug or a lounge chair and grab some food from one of the vendors available on the day. All vendors are donating money to Red Nose, so please help by supporting them all.

All vendors are donating money to Red Nose, so please help by supporting them all. Petit Breton, Kusina, Ice Dream Van, Capital Woodfired Pizza Darrell Lea Easter Egg Hunt Ticket Details:

Darrell Lea Easter Egg Hunt Ticket Details:  Family Pass – $30 + BF (2 adults 2 children), Extra Child Pass – $15

Happening Friday 14 April from 10am – 1pm at Patrick White Lawns Canberra, Parkes.

For more information visit the website.

Above and Beyond

Visit Questacon and join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond takes you faster, further and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Design and test-fly your own supersonic jet. Pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury. Spread your wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Or take an elevator ride to the edge of space.

Packed with fun interactive challenges, vehicle concept models and prototypes, immersive media presentations, and inspiring stories, this thrilling exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make the “impossible” possible. Explore advanced aircraft and spacecraft that change our lives and transform our world. And join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Happening until Sunday 23 July from 9am-5pm at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here.

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

After a sell-out season in London, this virtual reality experience comes to the National Museum of Australia.

David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences are a feast for the senses! Immerse yourself in the first two natural history documentaries ever designed for Virtual Reality (VR). Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, or dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in VR technology.

Showing until 30 June 2017 daily from 9.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

Ranger Guided Walks and Activities at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers an extensive program of guided walks and activities and special school holiday activities throughout the year. Don’t miss your chance to see Australian wildlife in this beautiful natural environment.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals including kangaroos, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds and many other birds and reptiles.

Walks and activities cater for a range of different age groups.

Happening until 31 December at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, RMB 141 Paddy’s River Road, via Tharwa. Find more information here.

STORY TIME AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places, brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys. This Friday program is suitable for pre-school-aged children, but older brothers and sisters are also welcome.

Happening Fridays, excluding public holidays 10.30 am until 16 June 2017 in the lower galleries at Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

PLAY UP

Play Up pokes its tongue out at the idea that museums are hands off. Stand up, muck up, dress up, make up, think up and step up in a fabulous space that has turned the traditional idea of what goes on in museums completely on its head.

The exhibition has been developed with children and celebrates the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Play Up celebrates the important role children have in the cultural life of our communities. Most importantly Play Up is a place for fun.

Open from 9am to 5pm daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

LEAP INTO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Your local library is a treasure trove…not only are there free books and resources, there are regular amazing events! Giggle & Wiggle with your little ones (up to two years) and help them learn through language play using interactive rhymes, songs, games and stories.

Looking to improve your English and make new friends, then head along to your local library for one of the informal English conversation groups. For more events and info check them out here.

STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Take your little ones along to the Australian National Botanic Gardens for some fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities brought to life by the ACT Storytellers. An engaging treat for pre-school children, parents and carers.

First Friday of the month (different theme each month) and commences at 10am (duration one hour). Tickets are $5 per child and bookings are not required. Visit www.anbg.gov.au for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

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BORROW TOMORROW – LUKE CHISWELL 

In his upcoming solo show Borrow Tomorrow, Luke Chiswell presents a new body of work that continues his exploration of objects’ within space, abstracting perception and scale.

After finding and collecting materials and sources of inspiration from the land in his home town of Collector New South Wales, Chiswell presents a process-driven series of paintings.

Gathering the energy of the land, chewing it up and pushing it into his paintings, Chiswell attempts to capture the physical manifestation of inspiration at its inception through his minimal abstract paintings.

Opening night on Friday 7 April from 6pm, exhibition on show until Sunday 7 May at Nishi Gallery, Canberra. Free entry.

Find more information on the website.

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: ARTS, HERITAGE AND THE ENVIROMENT. 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Check out this group exhibition of new artist-in-residence’s works. The annual international artist-in-residence program supports a local, national and international artist to each undertake a residence at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in the Namadgi National Park, and a two-week research component within a national cultural institution in Canberra. The program facilitates access for the artist to national cultural, tertiary and research institutions and their collections, curators and researchers.

Happening from 7 April to 13 May. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-50, Saturdays 12pm-4pm at CraftACT, Canberra. Free Entry.

Find more information on the website. 

CURIOUS TALES – A JOURNEY THROUGH FORM

Curious Tales – A journey through form is a solo exhibition by mid-career, Canberran furniture maker Peter Bollington that looks to engage the user/viewer through function, colour, shape and form.

The range will be primarily crafted from solid timber with accents of colour and various materials. The body of work will be a continuation of the multi-functional pieces previously visited, along with further complimentary pieces to the range.

Happening from 7 April to 13 May. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-50, Saturdays 12pm-4pm at CraftACT, Canberra. Free Entry.

Find more information on the website.

From Scientist to Printmaker

A botanic artist from regional NSW, Kim Bagot-Hiller, brings her background as a scientist to her keen observations of Australian native flora in a new exhibition ‘Point of Difference’ at the National Botanic Gardens in Acton.

The 30 new works in the exhibition showcase plants held in a little known treasure of the NSW Central West, the Burrendong Botanic Gardens and Arboretum near Wellington, just south of Dubbo. Bathurst-based Kim Bagot-Hiller was recently artist in residence at Arboretum, which she considers an under-used resource. She is excited to share the plants of the Arboretum with visitors to the National Botanic Gardens.

The exhibition brings together Kim Bagot-Hiller’s background as an environmental scientist with her second career as a visual artist.

Running from April 19 – May 21 at National Botanic Gardens.

Dead Leaf Dreaming: Echoes

Botanical artist and Captain of the Burra Bushfire Brigade, Sharon Field will open a solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery. The exhibition will showcase 18 finely rendered watercolour paintings of artefacts from the Australian bush. Sharon’s work has been recognised internationally by the Society of Botanical Artists in the United Kingdom. A finalist in the Waterhouse National Science Art Prize and a winner of the Queanbeyan Regional Art Prize she has twice been selected as an artist in residence at Bundanon, the home of Arthur and Yvonne Boyd. The show will run until 7 May

On through to 7 May at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore. Visit the website for more information: www.sukihugh.com.au

Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present

Indigenous Australians have served Australia in all major conflicts from the Boer War to the present. The armed services would provide a first experience of equal opportunity, although sadly not an enduring one. This Shrine of Remembrance travelling exhibition celebrates the courage, tenacity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Australians in the armed forces.

The exhibition uncovers the individual and family stories of service and sacrifice of the First Australians. The National Archives of Australia is proud to host the first Shrine of Remembrance exhibition ever touring to Canberra.

Showing until Sunday 16 July from 9am-5pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here.

STUART DEVLIN – THE DESIGNER WITH THE MIDAS TOUCH

The Royal Australian Mint is a unique attraction as the only producer of Australia’s circulating coins. But be sure to check out Stuart Devlin – The Designer with the Midas Touch, an exhibition exploring the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO with unparalleled pieces and behind-the-scenes rarities.

From the platypus amid rippling water to a resplendent lyrebird, Geelong-born Stuart Devlin AO is best known in Australia as the designer of Australia’s decimal coins. The much-loved coins were the springboard for an international career as the most creative and influential designer goldsmith and silversmith of the past 50 years.

Take a 30-minute tour of the exhibition with a guide who holds specialist knowledge of Stuart Devlin and his work and explore his illustrious career in further depth. $10 per person. Bookings essential via Eventbrite.

While you are visiting, view the factories where Australia’s circulating coins are made and discover that special coin, gift or souvenir at the Mint Coin Shop.

Showing until 30 April 2017 from 8.30am-5pm at Royal Australian Mint

Denison Street, Deakin. Find more information on the website.

DRESS CODE: EMPIRE

Dress Code: Empire. An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige and Australia’s changing ties to Britain.

Discover Barton’s coatee, an exciting digital interactive, videos and school activities.

Showing until 1 August 2017 from 9am-5pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

After a sell-out season in London, this virtual reality experience comes to the National Museum of Australia.

David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences are a feast for the senses! Immerse yourself in the first two natural history documentaries ever designed for Virtual Reality (VR). Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, or dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in VR technology.

Showing until 30 June 2017 daily from 9.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

Talks and workshops cater for a range of different age groups. For full details visit the NGA website.

BEHIND THE LINES 2016: THE YEAR’S BEST POLITICAL CARTOONS

Behind the Lines 2016: The year’s best political cartoons celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia and highlights the power that their drawings have in contributing to our daily political and social discourse.

Explore the unpredictable events of 2016 that shaped our political destiny – from Australia’s own double-dissolution, to Brexit and the shock Trump victory – through the sharpened wit and pencils of Australia’s best cartoonists.

There’s more than cartoons. Dress up in a crown and velvety red cape in the exhibition programming space, discover your political destiny with a game of political tarot or challenge your friends and family in political head.

Showing until 8 December 2017 from 9am- 5pm at The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

ARTISTS OF THE GREAT WAR

Artists of the Great War explores the horrors of the First World War, palpably expressed in the work of Australia’s official war artists and their combatant and non-combatant peers.

This powerful exhibition addresses wartime propaganda, front-line experience and remembrance through paintings, drawings and prints featuring a a special focus on the remarkable artist Will Dyson.

Showing until 31 May 2017 from 10am-5pm at The National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

ATHOL SHMITH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS

Enter the elegant, bold and often glamorous world of Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith (1914–1990). A selection of stunning black and white prints from the National Library of Australia’s large collection will be on display.

Showing until Sunday 16 July 2017. Open from 10am – 5pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See website for more information.

VERSAILLES TREASURES FROM THE PALACE

For the first time in history, a collection of over 130 sumptuous treasures from the Palace of Versailles are on show in Australia. Prepare yourself for an epic exhibition that embodies the opulence, luxury and beauty of a period central to French history, bringing life to the reign of three kings, their queens and mistresses. From the iconic gardens to the rich paintings, from sumptuous rooms to the golden details, from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, this exhibition is the greatest cultural experience this summer.

Highlights include magnificent works, such as the marble bust of Louis XIV, the monumental Gobelins tapestries, the Dauphin’s fine writing desk, the original sculpture of Latona from the centre of Versailles’ main fountain and Marie-Antoinette’s porcelain.

Versailles: Treasures from the Palace – exclusive to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra until 17 April 2017. Book your tickets here: nga.gov.au/Versailles.

FRANK STELLA “THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION” 

Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking. Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year. Frank Stella ‘The Kenneth Tyler Collection’ showcases a selection of Stella’s adventurous and groundbreaking prints.

Showing until Friday 30 June 2017, 10am at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See website for more information.

FOR COUNTRY, FOR NATION

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories of military service in times of war and peace will be told in this new exhibition at the Australian War Memorial.

For Country, for Nation will draw inspiration from cultural traditions and symbols of the warrior’s discipline, knowledge, leadership and skill.

Showing until 27 September 2017, 10am – 5pm, at the Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

See website for more information.

THE SELL: AUSTRALIAN ADVERTISING 1790S TO 1990S

Step back in time, into the ads of Australia’s past. The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s to 1990s showcases rich collections of Australian advertising and explores the messages behind many iconic and long forgotten ads.

Ephemeral by nature, often lasting in impact, advertising can reflect how much or just how little Australian society has changed over the centuries. From wanted posters to ads for underwear and chocolates, Vegemite and Victa Mowers, to the ‘Life. Be in it’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’ campaigns, there will be something to push everyone’s buttons!

Showing until 25 April 2017, daily 10am – 5pm. No booking required. More information at National Library of Australia.

FRANK STELLA THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION

Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking.

Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year.

Frank Stella The Kenneth Tyler Collection showcases a selection of Stella’s adventurous and groundbreaking prints.

Showing until 30 June 2017, 10am – 5pm daily at the National Gallery of Australia. More information at National Gallery of Australia

PEACE, LOVE AND WAR: THE DENMANS, EMPIRE AND AUSTRALIA, 1910-1917 

Lord Thomas Denman was Australia’s fifth Governor-General. He and his wife, the irrepressible Lady Gertrude Denman, resided in Australia from July 1911 to May 1914. This exhibition examines the political, cultural and Imperial interests of this imposing power couple – and those they influenced – in the context of rapidly evolving social values, against a backdrop of a Europe on the brink of World War.

Happening weekdays from 10am-5pm and weekends 12pm-5pm at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit, Canberra. Find more information: www.cmag.com.a

MYSTERIOUS EYES: ARTHUR BOYD PORTRAITS FROM 1945

A young man whose soft features betrayed the intensity of his own self-image, Arthur Boyd portrayed others with equally concentrated emotion. In this focus exhibition, Boyd’s self-portrait at age twenty-five is joined by his portraits of those around him. Through his eyes they are a reflection of the artist’s own state of mind.

Showing at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Free entry.

MEMORIES OF THE STRUGGLE

This exhibition features the voices and memories of some of the Australians and South African expatriates who worked hard over decades to bring about the end of apartheid. They often faced bitter opposition, and some were jailed for their actions. Memories of the Strugglepays tribute to the dedication and commitment of everyone who took part in the movement.

On exhibition now at the Museum of Australian Democracy, inside Old Parliament House, Parkes.

ART IS A WEAPON

Art is a Weapon explores how the Eureka story, legend and iconography have been used by groups and causes of all political flavours to spread their message. Alongside the portfolio of works, other objects and artworks using the Southern Cross motif show how the idea of Eureka has been adopted by groups as diverse as young communists and motorcycle clubs.

Showing now at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

MAGNA CARTA – AN AUSTRALIAN STORY

This exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary ofMagna Carta, one of the most famous and significant documents for democracy and human rights around the world. First written in 1215, it set down rules limiting the power of the monarchy and safeguarding basic human rights and freedoms. This exhibition explores the history and relevance of Magna Carta from an Australian perspective.

Showing now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

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