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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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Winter Glass Market

The Winter Glass Market is a free full day celebration of glass and glass-making, revealing the power of glass and light.

At the market you will have the opportunity to shop from the Winter Glass Market stalls, watch demonstrations in glassblowing and flameworking, bid on glass art and memorabilia in a silent auction, create glass beads, view exhibitions, buy your own limited edition handblown beer stein and so much more.

Happening Saturday 17 June from 10am-4pm at the Canberra Glassworks, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Wellbeing Masterclass with Tim Robards

Tim Robards first stepped into the spotlight when he took on the role of Australia’s first ever The Bachelor. But before and after The Bachelor, Tim’s career as a chiropractor and personal trainer combined with his passion for fitness and wellbeing led him to found The Robards Method – an innovative philosophy that focuses on simplifying our approach to health and fitness, and a mentoring program that helps others discover all round better health and thriving in their environment!

Hosting an exclusive wellbeing masterclass in-centre, Tim will be sharing his philosophy, expertise and top tips for mastering the basics of exercise, nutrition and diet. You’ll walk away with a greater understanding, knowledge and inspiration to help you achieve your wellbeing goals.

Happening Saturday 17 June from 11am-12.30pm at Canberra Centre. Tickets are $24.50 can be purchased online from Eventbrite.

Coranderrk

In 1881, the men and women of Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve had a simple and revolutionary goal: to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered on the scrap of country left to them. But the law said they needed permission. They went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board at a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry to be allowed to continue.

Corranderrk recreates compelling history on stage. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants. This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds.

Coranderrk is a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Performing at Canberra Theatre Centre Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June. Tickets are available online from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

Jeff Lang

In a career spanning twenty- five years and at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is Jeff Lang’s momentous new album which presents the most organic union of Lang’s talents and influences yet. Released through ABC Music on February 24th this year Alone In Bad Company is filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies demonstrating that, Lang is nothing if not a lover of song.

Acoustic fingerpicking, slide guitar, electric lead, banjos, mandolins and blue-eyed soul singing drop into place like puzzle pieces in a portrait conceived and executed almost entirely by the artist. Steadfast cohorts Danny McKenna and Allison Ferrier deliver on cue and master writer Don Walker shares his peerless wit on two songs, including the pointedly titled ‘With You I Can Throw Away The Pills’, a bitter-sweet finale.

In the end, Alone In Bad Company presents one of our most inspired musicians – and songwriters – at the peak of his exceptional powers.

Happening Friday 16 June from 8pm at The Street Theatre, Childers Street, Civic

Purchase tickets and find more information here.

Pop-Up Beauty Bar

Think of your shopping spree as a marathon, not a sprint. A well-earned break mid-session will help recharge the batteries and reignite your inspiration for uncovering a new season wardrobe or that missing piece from your style set.

For a select few Sunday nights over the coming months, Canberra Centre’s pop-up Beauty Bar is the pamper hangout you need. Come along to learn the latest beauty techniques and trends over a complimentary glass of bubbles and stay as long as your weary feet need.

Happening Sunday 18 June, 11am – 4pm at Level 1, Canberra Centre – near the Customer Service Desk. More information at canberracentre.com.au.

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

Indulge in a feast of the senses with The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region; the first and largest festival of its kind in Australia. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

Taste and experience the magic of these highly-prized gems. Indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration, or pop along to a market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Truffle Festival is the ultimate foodie festival, and a fabulous celebration of winter in the Canberra region.

On until Thursday 31 August 2017 across various Canberra Locations. For more information on opening hours and locations across Canberra visit the website.

The Necks

The Street is delighted to welcome back one of Australia’s great cult bands: The Necks.

The hard earned, almost telepathic rapport that Chris Abrahams (Piano) Lloyd Swanton (Bass) and Tony Buck (Drums) have developed over the past 30 years is truly one of the most compelling in live music.
Fresh from supporting Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds on their 2017 Summer tour, this concert will feature mesmerising pieces that slowly unravel and create instant deep grooves, the deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing.

Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor Jazz the music of The Necks is unique in the world today.
The Necks are, simply, at the top of their game. To see them live is quite special indeed.

Happening Sunday 18 June from 6pm at The Street Theatre, Childers Street, Civic. Purchase tickets here.

Making as Meditation: Patterns from plants 1

Making can be a vehicle for mediation and self-connection. Artist Sally Blake will guide this meditative workshop where you will learn how to make repetitive patterns using pressed plant matter collected from around Canberra. To further shift our consciousness, artist Dylan Martorell has created an original sound work using sound recordings from the Australian Botanical Gardens specially for this workshop. This ambient soundtrack will be played as we make.

New digital technologies and the networked 24/7 globalised labour market has increased productivity and have liberated us from office gulags, but these innovations also have side effects. How do we wind down? How do we switch off? If we are working more and sleeping less, how can we find down time to clear out our brains and create new synaptic connections? The ‘Making as Mediation’ Fix and Make series explores making a real deal form of meditation designed to increase creativity and well-being.

Hotel Hotel’s ‘Making Do’ Fix and Make series looks at alternative ways of making and repairing objects and is designed to encourage us to consider the objects that already surround us in new ways.

Happening Saturday 17 June from 10-11.30am at Hotel Hotel, Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon.

Tickets are available for $45 from Eventbrite 

High Tea & The Inspiring

Fancy a glass of bubbles (or two), delish canapés, music and surprise entertainment amongst some of Canberra’s most interesting women? Join Dance Central for a Saturday of High Tea DC style! Featuring guest speakers Helen Roe & Angie Ford.

Helen Roe is a Marketer, Business Coach & Youth Advocate for Teen Girls and Author of GirlTribes. Angie Ford is a mindset coach, and preferred sparring partner of world-class athletes, business leaders and creative arts performers.

This High Tea event has been created to help kids street dance crew DKC fund their trip to Arizona USA to compete in Hip Hop International, August 2017.

Tickets can be purchased via Sticky Tickets.

Sunday Roast at Pialligo Estate

Come and experience a two or three course Argentinian-style Sunday roast at Pialligo Estate, each Sunday from 12pm. Find more information here.

Sunday Roast is just $65 for adults, $30 for children (2-12 years old). Includes drink on arrival and a three-course shared menu included two roast varieties.

To book, contact the reservations team on 6247 6060 or make an enquiry here

Friday Soirée at Buvette

Add a little sparkle to your Friday night with Buvette Bistro’s Friday Soirée. Set outdoors in the Parisian-style Buvette Terrace, celebrate the weekend with this exclusive event. Enjoy VIP service with a personal bartender and select your drink of choice from the special cocktail menu, designed exclusively for Friday Soirée.

Sip on a French 75 or a Lychee Torsadée whilst enjoying fresh oysters, charcuterie or a duck liver parfait.

Every Friday from 4pm to 7pm at Buvette, inside the Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Find more information here.

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.

Brazilian Winter Party – Festa Junina

The Brazilian Association of Canberra and the Embassy of Brazil invite you to attend their Brazilian Winter Party – Festa Junina.

There will be music, a bush dance and stalls selling typical Brazilian foods and snacks. Get the family or your friends together for this evening full of fun!

The organisers encourage everyone to grab a straw hat, dress up country style and join them for this celebration of Brazilian culture. Have you ever danced the “quadrilha”? You will love it!

From 6pm to 11pm this Saturday 17 June at Pavillion Hall, near 23 Gladstone Street, Hall.

Free-wheeling: Cycling in Australia

On the last stage of its national tour ‒ Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia is a must-see exhibition for cycling enthusiasts of all ages. Freewheeling explores more than 140 years of cycling in Australia and the stories of riders who have experienced the joy, excitement, freedom and glory of moving at speed under their own power.

Among the extraordinary bikes on display are cycling legend Cadel Evans’ Tour de France road bike and a BMX bike belonging to world champion Caroline Buchanan. The exhibition also includes examples of the first human-powered-wheeled vehicle known as a ‘boneshaker’ from the 1860s as well as a penny-farthing, ‘safety bicycles’, mountain bikes, tricks bikes and a light-weight racing bike.

Freewheeling celebrates the intrepid individuals who have cycled thousands of miles across the continent, and how the bicycle has transformed the lives of ordinary Australians.

Happening every day from 9am till 5pm until Sunday 9 July 2017 at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

For more information on further dates and times visit the website.

Melodrama in Meiji Japan

Step into the tumultuous world of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), through a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images, known as kuchi-e (literally, ‘mouth/opening picture’), accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times.

Curated by Dr. Gary Hickey, the exhibition draws upon a substantial collection of kuchi-e amassed by University of NSW Emeritus Professor Richard Clough (1921-2014) and donated to the Library. This collection, along with other works acquired, forms one of the most significant collections of this genre in the world and the largest focused collection of Japanese art in Australia. The exhibition features over twenty artists and a range of subjects, illustrating a fascinating history of a genre profiled for the first time in a major exhibition.

Free entry. Showing every day from 10am-5pm until 27 August at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

FOOD & DRINK

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THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

Indulge in a feast of the senses with The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region; the first and largest festival of its kind in Australia. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

Taste and experience the magic of these highly-prized gems. Indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration, or pop along to a market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Truffle Festival is the ultimate foodie festival, and a fabulous celebration of winter in the Canberra region.

On until Thursday 31 August 2017 across various Canberra Locations. For more information on opening hours and locations across Canberra visit the website.

Blessing of the Truffle Dogs

If you love food, and dogs, and being in the great outdoors (and who doesn’t?), then you won’t want to miss this special event to mark the start of the Black Winter Truffle season in the Canberra region. Rug up for a unique and memorable outdoor winter experience filled with fine food and great company, including plenty of the four-legged variety.

The blessing will be conducted by the Rt Reverend Tom Frame of Mulwaree Anglican Parish at 11am on Sunday 18 June at Tarago Truffles, 173 Willandra Lane, Tarago.

Ticket includes blessing ceremony, truffle hunt and lunch. Limited tickets are available, so get in quick!

A Pooch Affair

A Pooch Affair is a boutique indoor event for dogs and dog lovers. Come together with those active in the dog community and those for whom their domestic animals are a part of the family.

Highlights include: Doggie Retail Mall and Diner, breed play area, Doggie Day Spa, entertainment, presentations and demos and High Tea with Dogs ( pre purchase online only)!

From 10am to 4pm this Saturday 17 June at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Brazilian Winter Party – Festa Junina

The Brazilian Association of Canberra and the Embassy of Brazil invite you to attend their Brazilian Winter Party – Festa Junina.

There will be music, a bush dance and stalls selling typical Brazilian foods and snacks. Get the family or your friends together for this evening full of fun!

The organisers encourage everyone to grab a straw hat, dress up country style and join them for this celebration of Brazilian culture. Have you ever danced the “quadrilha”? You will love it!

From 6pm to 11pm this Saturday 17 June at Pavillion Hall, near 23 Gladstone Street, Hall.

THE MACALLAN MASTERCLASS

The Rolls-Royce of Single Malts! Molly is excited to invite you to the next tasting event, this time featuring the Rolls-Royce of Single Malts, The Macallan. Founded in 1824, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then, The Macallan has built a reputation as one of the world’s truly great single malt whiskies.

This exclusive tasting session will be hosted by Brand Ambassador Matteo Fabbris from Spirits Platform.

Tickets are only $50 per person ($35pp for current Molly Cabinet Members) and you will receive a complimentary cocktail on arrival.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. If you require any further details or if we can assist you with anything else please email us at [email protected]

On Thursday 15 June from 5pm at Molly, 35-37 London Circuit, Canberra.

Sunday Roast at Pialligo Estate

Experience a two or three course Argentinian-style Sunday roast at Pialligo Estate, each Sunday from 12pm.

Sunday Roast is just $65 for adults, $30 for children (2-12 years old). Includes drink on arrival and a three-course shared menu included two roast varieties.

To book, contact the reservations team on 6247 6060 or make an enquiry here.

CANBERRA TRUFFLE HUNTS

Rug up for a wintery experience and take a Canberra Truffle Hunt in the oak forest on Canberra’s only trufferie; The Truffle Farm. Follow the truffle dogs as they sniff out prized black Perigord truffles. Once the perfect truffle is found, head back into the warmth of the truffle shed to discover the secrets to using this highly prized delicacy.

Tours available Fridays to Sundays early June to August. They sell out fast so make a date with your favourite people and book now to avoid disappointment.

On every Friday to Sunday until 27 August at The Truffle Farm, Mount Majura Road, Canberra. Find information on the website.

MAJURA VALLEY EXPERIENCE

Take a journey through the Majura Valley into Pialligo for the ultimate truffle infused food and wine experience. The day includes a truffle hunt at The Truffle Farm, Wine Tasting and Truffled Brie at Mount Majura Vineyard and a three course truffle lunch at Pod Food.

Join Jayson at Canberra truffles for a truffle hunt, he will take you out with the dogs to find some truffles through the oak and hazelnut trees. Next head to Mount Majura Vineyard for truffled brie and wine, you can also taste through the range of wines while there. Lastly head to Pod Food in Pialligo for a three course truffle infused menu with a glass of Mount Majura Vineyard wine.

The Majura Valley Experience runs on weekends until Sunday 27 August 2017 at Canberra Truffles | Mount Majura Vineyard | Pod Food, Lime Kiln Road. Find more information on the website.

Afternoon Tea at the Conservatory

Book now to enjoy a special Afternoon Tea at The Conservatory Restaurant and magnificent views over Canberra.

Located in the Village Centre at the National Arboretum Canberra, The Conservatory Restaurant offers visitors the opportunity to dine on food-less-travelled, with sweeping views of the nation’s capital.

The tasty delights served for tea showcase the best produce the region has to offer, prepared with care using Ginger’s paddock-to-plate philosophy.

Happening every Sunday until Sunday 9 July at The Conservatory Restaurant, National Arboretum, Canberra. Find more information on the website.

TRUFFLE INFUSED WINTER WEEKENDS AT CELLAR DOOR

Mount Majura is excited to once again include truffles at the cellar door as part of our winter tasting experience.

Come into the cellar door at Mount Majura Vineyard to taste a flight of three wines matched with truffled brie. We combine Flinders Estate Brie, a deliciously rich and creamy brie style cheese, with truffles from our neighbour Jayson at The Truffle Farm.

Every week we will be layering fresh truffles in the brie giving them time to infuse into the cheese, ready for serving on the weekend. To accompany this we’re pouring a flight of three 80ml glasses of wine matched to the truffled brie.

Bookings are essential to ensure the best experience possible.

Happening until Sunday 27 August 2017, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm at Mount Majura Vineyard, Lime Kiln Road. Find information on the website.

Friday Soirée at Buvette

Add a little sparkle to your Friday night with Buvette Bistro’s Friday Soirée. Set outdoors in the Parisian-style Buvette Terrace, celebrate the weekend with this exclusive event. Enjoy VIP service with a personal bartender and select your drink of choice from the special cocktail menu, designed exclusively for Friday Soirée.

Sip on a French 75 or a Lychee Torsadée whilst enjoying fresh oysters, charcuterie or a duck liver parfait.

Every Friday from 4pm to 7pm at Buvette, inside the Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Find more information here.

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.

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

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Coranderrk

In 1881, the men and women of Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve had a simple and revolutionary goal: to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered on the scrap of country left to them. But the law said they needed permission. They went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board at a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry to be allowed to continue.

Corranderrk recreates compelling history on stage. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants. This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds.

Coranderrk is a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Performing at Canberra Theatre Centre Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June. Tickets available from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

The Necks

The Street is delighted to welcome back one of Australia’s great cult bands: The Necks.

The hard earned, almost telepathic rapport that Chris Abrahams (Piano) Lloyd Swanton (Bass) and Tony Buck (Drums) have developed over the past 30 years is truly one of the most compelling in live music. Fresh from supporting Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds on their 2017 Summer tour, this concert will feature mesmerising pieces that slowly unravel and create instant deep grooves, the deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing.

Happening Sunday 18 June from 6pm at The Street Theatre, Childers Street, Civic. Purchase tickets here.

Jeff Lang

In a career spanning twenty- five years and at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is Jeff Lang’s momentous new album which presents the most organic union of Lang’s talents and influences yet. Released through ABC Music on February 24th this year Alone In Bad Company is filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies demonstrating that, Lang is nothing if not a lover of song.

Acoustic fingerpicking, slide guitar, electric lead, banjos, mandolins and blue-eyed soul singing drop into place like puzzle pieces in a portrait conceived and executed almost entirely by the artist. Steadfast cohorts Danny McKenna and Allison Ferrier deliver on cue and master writer Don Walker shares his peerless wit on two songs, including the pointedly titled ‘With You I Can Throw Away The Pills’, a bitter-sweet finale.

Happening Friday 16 June from 8pm at The Street Theatre, Childers Street, Civic. Purchase tickets and find more information here.

Beth Orton

English Brit award winning singer-songwriter Beth Orton is heading to Canberra to perform an intimate show in The Playhouse.

Orton will perform with a full band for the first time in Australia in many years. She’ll be playing songs spanning her celebrated career from Trailer Park, Central Reservation, Daybreaker, Comfort of Strangers and Sugaring Season to her 2016 album Kidsticks.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this incredible performer. Performing Friday 16 June at Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

Essential Kurosawa: selected by David Stratton

The Essential Kurosawa retrospective consists of seven of the finest films made by one of cinema’s great directors, Akira Kurosawa. A master of action, Kurosawa was influenced by directors like John Ford and in turn influenced a younger generation of filmmakers, like George Lucas and Martin Scorsese.

Australian film critic icon David Stratton will join you for the closing night screening of Rashomon 4K on Friday 30 June.

Screening from Wednesday 14 to Friday 30 June at the National Film and Sound Archives.

LIVE JAZZ

The M2 Jazz Duet is Tim Benson on trumpet and flugelhorn with singing sensation, Leisa Keen on piano and vocals. The M2 Jazz Duet will ensure you have a roaring good time as they play jazz standards and swinging tunes from the great American songbook.

Venture downstairs every Tuesday for live jazz from 7-10pm with your favourite tipple on the side.

Happening Tuesday 6 June 2017 from 7pm at Molly Bar in Canberra. Find more information on the website.

THE 39 STEPS

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy – The 39 Steps. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde, from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands.
Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies?

Showing Thursday 15 June – Saturday 1 July Canberra / Wednesday – Friday: 8pm – 10.30pm, Saturday: 2pm -4.30pm & 8pm – 10.30pm, Sunday: 2pm – 4.30pm at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane, Canberra

Find more information here and buy tickets online.

Violin and Piano Duo: Jack Chenoweth and Kylie Loveland

Join Jack Chenoweth (Violin) and Kylie Loveland (Piano) as they delight audiences with works from Jean Sibelius, Arvo Pärt, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and Robert Schumann. Jack and Kylie are graduates of the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music.

Performing at the High Court of Australia at 1:30pm this Sunday 18 June. Registration essential via High Court website.

MARKETS & FESTIVALS

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Designer Sundays

Interested in design? On the third Sunday of each month, The Old Bus Depot Markets focus on showcasing fresh-thinking Australian designers, makers and artists.

See dynamic groups of creatives featuring their awesome designs in jewellery, fashion, accessories, homewares and artwork.

Happening Sunday 18 June from 10am-4pm at the Kingston Former 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.

CAPTAIN FLAT COUNTRY MARKETS

The Captains Flat Country Markets are friendly, relaxed markets held the first Saturday of each month (except January and this April when Easter Saturday falls on the same date) selling craft, homemade jewellery, local produce, handcrafted timber goods, plants, homemade cakes, slices biscuits, pre-loved goods, and much more.

The Markets’ Cafe provides fresh tea and real coffee and various community groups provide a barbecue. The Captains Flat Country Markets are run by the Captains Flat Community Association (CFCA – a not-for-profit organisation), for the benefit of the local community. Funds raised go towards supporting a variety of community initiatives.

Don’t forget to talk to the Community Association representatives on their regular stall to find out more about local events and activities, including local businesses and services.

Happening from Saturday 3 June – Saturday 2 December 2017 at Captains Flat Community Hall | Open from 10am – 2pm. Find more information on the website.

MARKET GARDEN PRODUCE STALL

Selling fresh, clean, chemical free vegetables, preserves and baked goods in the Courtyard of 56 Wallace Street, Braidwood every Saturday morning from 8.30am until 12.00 or sold out.

Wynlen House is a small urban micro farm specialising in offering a broad range of seasonal vegetables all year round.

They also run workshops to show people how to grow vegetables, garlic, and raise small farm animals on a large suburban block and offer slow food events to showcase the benefit and deliciousness of produce grown locally, without chemical inputs and picked fresh.

On every Saturday from 8.30am – 12pm, at The Courtyard, Braidwood. For more information visit the website.

THE MARKET AT BUNGENDORE

The [email protected] is open on the third Sunday of every month. Shop or browse for their unique local produce, products, art and crafts and general stalls. Light lunch and great coffee available from the kitchen.

Make a day out of it and explore the rest of Bungendore, only a 25 minute drive from Canberra. If you don’t feel like driving, you could always travel there and back by steam train with Historic Railway Tours.

On until Sunday 18 June 2017, at Bungendore War Memorial Hall, Molonglo Street. Find more information here.

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. Do your weekly shop, grab some dinner sit down and relax while you enjoy a cold drink at the end of a hot week! The Farmers and Foodies Markets are on every Friday from 4pm to 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.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

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Wellbeing Masterclass with Tim Robards

Tim Robards first stepped into the spotlight when he took on the role of Australia’s first ever The Bachelor. But before and after The Bachelor, Tim’s career as a chiropractor and personal trainer combined with his passion for fitness and wellbeing led him to found The Robards Method – an innovative philosophy that focuses on simplifying our approach to health and fitness, and a mentoring program that helps others discover all round better health and thriving in their environment!

Hosting an exclusive wellbeing masterclass in-centre, Tim will be sharing his philosophy, expertise and top tips for mastering the basics of exercise, nutrition and diet. You’ll walk away with a greater understanding, knowledge and inspiration to help you achieve your wellbeing goals.

Happening Saturday 17 June from 11am-12.30pm at Canberra Centre. Tickets are $24.50 can be purchased online from Eventbrite.

Air & Space Speaker Series: The Science of (Very) High Speed Flight

Join Associate Professor Andrew Neely from UNSW Canberra for the second instalment in the Questacon Air & Space Speaker Series. Andrew will be giving an exciting presentation about the Science of (Very) High Speed Flight!

113 years ago powered, controlled flight was the stuff of dreams. Today regular supersonic flight, space tourism, and interplanetary exploration, long the stuff of science fiction, is now a reality. Hear Andrew talking about recent achievements in ground-based research and flight-testing and some of the challenges that lie ahead.

Attend this event and receive a complimentary single entry into Questacon. Visit during opening hours before 23 July 2017 and explore the blockbuster aviation and aerospace exhibition – Above and Beyond presented by Boeing.

This event is suitable for ages 14 and above and will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 13 June at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

VIBE HOTEL’S TEDXSYDNEY SATELLITE EVENT

Vibe Hotel Canberra invites Canberrans to be a part of TEDxSydney 2017 at one of the Capital’s coolest lifestyle hotels. The exclusive and thought provoking TED talks will be live-streamed from the ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour to a viewing room in the hotel. Limited tickets are available. Guests will be provided with refreshments and snacks throughout the day.

This year’s TEDxSydney program features transformative talks from Peter Greste, jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist, Uncle Jack Charles, Indigenous actor and musician, and some of country’s finest musicians including Sarah Blasko along with a hand-picked selection of new Australian short films.

To view TEDxSydney 2017 program, visit this link. To book tickets, visit this link.

Entry is free. On Friday 16 June from 8.45am – 6.15pn at Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport , 1 Rogan Street .

Making as Meditation: Patterns from plants 1

Making can be a vehicle for mediation and self-connection. Artist Sally Blake will guide this meditative workshop where you will learn how to make repetitive patterns using pressed plant matter collected from around Canberra. To further shift our consciousness, artist Dylan Martorell has created an original sound work using sound recordings from the Australian Botanical Gardens specially for this workshop. This ambient soundtrack will be played as we make.

Hotel Hotel’s ‘Making Do’ Fix and Make series looks at alternative ways of making and repairing objects and is designed to encourage us to consider the objects that already surround us in new ways. Happening Saturday 17 June from 10-11.30am at Hotel Hotel, Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon.

Tickets are available for $45 from Eventbrite 

Winter Tales with Karen Middleton

Join Karen Middleton, a political journalist in the Canberra Press Gallery, for conversation and afternoon tea at 2pm this Sunday at the National Library of Australia.

Tickets are $15 and are available from nla.gov.au.

CULTIVATING HEALTHY SOIL

Often overlooked and sometimes forgotten, healthy soils are the key to growing successful, nutrient dense fruit and veggies.

Starting with the basics of soil microbiology and an overview of why nutrient density is important, gardening enthusiast Gurkan Yeniceri will cover different methods of measuring soil quality and nutrient density in the backyard and a variety of techniques for improving soil quality. Learn about microbial innoculents for compost, weed fertilisers and compost tea, worm farms, mulching and mineral supplements. We’ll also talk about different minerals and their benefits to human health.

If you’re interested in solving the great mystery of why some crops flourish and others don’t in a kitchen garden (hint: nutrient deficiency), a keen experimental Canberra gardener looking to make the most out of their garden or just interested in growing the tastiest apples, apricots, tomatoes and lettuces out there, this workshop will provide you with ideas and tips about keeping your soil healthy and ready for a bountiful harvest.

Tickets are $25. On Tuesday 13 June 6-8pm, Canberra Environment Centre cnr Lawson Crescent and Lennox Crossing, Acton Peninsula.

Stepping Forward: Combining social interaction with light exercise

This free group is suitable for women wanting to reconnect socially with other women after domestic violence. 

The group gets together each fortnight to go for a relaxed 30-minute walk and catch up at a local café. Guest speakers are invited to join providing information about topics of interest in the group. This group is an open group, making it easy for new members to join throughout the term. This group is organised and run by the Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT.

On fortnightly in Tuggeranong on Wednesday mornings and fortnightly in Gungahlin on Friday mornings, during school terms only. Children not yet at school are welcome to attend. 

Complete the online contact form to register.

Collection Highlights Tour

The National Portrait Gallery offers a free thirty-minute tour of their Collection every day. Explore the building and immerse yourself into the artistic world. Learn some background information on specific works and the artists behind the masterpiece.

Feel free to ask any questions. Guides are more than happy to answer.

Showing until Friday 8 September 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, from 11.30am daily. Find more information on the website.

For Country, For Nation Highlights Tour

Since the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have proudly served in the Australian military forces. The Australian War Memorial’s exhibition For Country, for Nation has a diverse range of relics and stories to explore. Join a Memorial curator to learn of some of these personal stories on a highlights tour.

Occurring every Tuesday from 11.30am till 12.30pm till 26 September 2017 at the Australian War Memorial.

For more information visit the website.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

AMAROO SCHOOL WORLD CHALLENGE TRIVIA NIGHT

A group of Amaroo School Students are raising money to participate in World Challenge in September to Fiji. World Challenge is a student-led expedition to help young people develop resilience and become educated global citizens.

The three-week expedition will challenge the students physically by trekking through remote jungle and develop compassion and understanding through volunteering in local villages. Students are required to raise money to pay for the expedition and all students have taken on part time work as well as organize fundraising activities.

Trivia Night sponsored by Kid City Mitchell. Lots of great prizes including a Retro bike from Cookies Cycles valued at $350, Waves vouchers, Bunnings vouchers, Poetry in Flowers, Fancy Nails and Cold Rock just to name a few.

Tickets cost $15 each or book a table of 10 for $130. Food and drink will also be available for sale on the night. Please help support these challengers by requesting tickets via e-mail a [email protected] or phone 0423492021. All proceeds for the night will go towards the expedition costs.

$15 per ticket or $130 for a table of 10. On Friday 16 June at 6:30pm at Kids City- 25 Kemble Ct Mitchell.

High Tea & The Inspiring

Fancy a glass of bubbles (or two), delish canapés, music and surprise entertainment amongst some of Canberra’s most interesting women? Join Dance Central for a Saturday of High Tea DC style! Featuring guest speakers Helen Roe & Angie Ford.

Helen Roe is a Marketer, Business Coach & Youth Advocate for Teen Girls and Author of GirlTribes. Angie Ford is a mindset coach, and preferred sparring partner of world-class athletes, business leaders and creative arts performers.

This High Tea event has been created to help kids street dance crew DKC fund their trip to Arizona USA to compete in Hip Hop International, August 2017.

Tickets can be purchased via Sticky Tickets.

SPORTS

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Kowen Trail Run

The Wamboin Runners Group, in association with the Australian Mountain Running Association is holding the inaugural Kowen Trail Run in conjunction with the Wamboin Home Produce Market.

Starting and finishing at the Wamboin Community Hall, the race will see competitors running up Bingley Way and into Kowen Forest. The event includes a marathon, half marathon and 12 kilometre run/walk.

For more information, visit the Kowen Trail Run Facebook page.

Live footy screenings at Ostani

Watch the AFL, NRL and Super Rugby live from Ostani’s big screens. Don’t miss a match on the two big screens, plus enjoy Happy Hour every Friday from 5pm-7pm.

Happening at Ostani Lounge Bar and Restaurant, inside the Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Find more information here.

KIDS

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Above and Beyond at Questacon

KOALAS IN THE CANOPY

Search for Koalas in the Canopy and enjoy a ranger guided walk through the tall eucalypt forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Hear the ranger’s story or two about these fascinating marsupials. Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park.

Normal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required for Koalas in the Canopy.

Arrive an hour early and see the pelicans being fed at Pond 4 at 1.30pm. Hear insights about pelicans and the other remarkable inhabitants of the wetlands from a Tidbinbilla ranger.

Saturdays 2.30pm – 3pm until Sunday 12 May 2018 at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Find more information on the website.

PLATYPUS PURSUITS

Take a Sunday walk with a wildlife ranger through Tidbinbilla’s wetlands in search of the elusive platypus. It is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Meet at the Sanctuary main entrance. Bring binoculars.

Nominal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required for Platypus Pursuits.

Arrive early to explore the rest of the sanctuary. You’ll see the pelicans being fed at Pond 4 at 1.30pm. Hear a ranger sharing insights about pelicans and the other remarkable inhabitants of the wetlands.

Showing until Sunday 1 October 2017 at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Open the 1st and 3rd Sunday in September 3.30pm – 3.45pm. Find information on 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.

Friday 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.

Friday Story time at the Australian War Memorial is a program suitable for pre-school-aged children, but older brothers and sisters are also welcome.

Happening until Thursday 31 August 2017 every Friday from 10.30am at the Australian War Memorial, Campbell.

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

Melodrama in Meiji Japan

Step into the tumultuous world of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), through a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images, known as kuchi-e (literally, ‘mouth/opening picture’), accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times.

Curated by Dr. Gary Hickey, the exhibition draws upon a substantial collection of kuchi-e amassed by University of NSW Emeritus Professor Richard Clough (1921-2014) and donated to the Library. This collection, along with other works acquired, forms one of the most significant collections of this genre in the world and the largest focused collection of Japanese art in Australia. The exhibition features over twenty artists and a range of subjects, illustrating a fascinating history of a genre profiled for the first time in a major exhibition.

Free entry. Showing every day from 10am-5pm until 27 August at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

The Chandelier Show

The Chandelier Show promises to excite the senses and prompt genuine house-improvement envy! Come and see what these contemporary glass artists can do with a free design brief. Think swanky, slinky, slick and sophisticated.

Artists: Christine Atkins, Scott Chaseling, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Jacqueline Knight, Kate Nixon, Tom Rowney and Wendy Dawes, John and Ruth White. Curator: Jane Cush.

Showing at the Canberra Glassworks until 7 August 2017.

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia brings the works of 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country into the national spotlight.

This exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of 1967 Referendum that recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australians for the first time. It explores the ongoing resilience of Australia’s Indigenous people since first contact, through to the historical fight for recognition and ongoing activism in the present day.

Be moved by powerful art that touches on the issues of identity, racism, displacement, country, nuclear testing, sovereignty and the stolen generations through many media: painting on canvas and bark, weaving and sculpture, new media, prints, photography, metalwork and glasswork.

This groundbreaking show is the largest survey yet at the NGA and it highlights the continued excellence and diversity of Indigenous practice today. Showing until 10 September 2017.

Worry will vanish revelation

Worry will vanish revelation‘ is a large-scale immersive video installation by Swiss contemporary artist, Pipilotti Rist on show at the National Gallery of Australia until 20 August.

An intertwining psychedelic microcosm of flesh and nature is projected on a 16-metre surround screen inside a dedicated space that engulfs the viewer in a meditative experience.

Accept the invitation to explore the sensation of being at one with the universe and every living organism in it. Remove your shoes and step inside an alternative space, recline on a soft cushion, give yourself permission to stop and stretch out. Allow your mind a reprieve from the day’s schedule, release your worry. Slow your breathing by relaxing each body part, starting with the soles of your feet right up to the top of your head. Absorb your new surrounds through your eyes and ears and try to sense your environment through every pore of your skin. Listen to the soundscape of a rhythmic, whirring pulse.

Free entry.

A VIVID COLLECTION OF ARTWORK FROM WARNAYAKA ART CENTRE

A vivid collection of artwork from Warnayaka Art Centre. Warnayaka is located in Lajamanu in the Tanami Desert 580kms south west of Katherine, Northern Territory. This is a energetic and bold collection of contemporary paintings representing Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards Finalists: Lily Hargraves, Molly Napurrurla Tasman and Rosie Napurrurla Tasman along with a selection of other artists.

Get along to the opening, enjoy a glass of wine and a vibrant display of art that will warm your winter’s evening! Visit the website for more information www.jakmangallery.com.au.

Opening on Tuesday 13 June from 6pm – 8 pm at East Hotel, Kingston.

Rodel Tapaya: New art from the Phillipines

Exciting new talent Rodel Tapaya draws inspiration from Filipino folklore and contemporary events in an exhibition of recent mural-sized painting, sculptural installation and works on paper on exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia until 20 August.

By drawing inspiration from pre-colonial mythology and Filipino folkloric tradition, Tapaya meticulously pieces together numerous pictorial fragments, fusing the otherworldly with the real, in a visual grappling with contemporary politics, social and environmental issues.

Free-wheeling: Cycling in Australia

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia explores more than 140 years of cycling in Australia and the stories of riders who have experienced the joy, excitement, freedom and glory of moving at speed under their own power.

Among the extraordinary bikes on display are cycling legend Cadel Evans’ Tour de France road bike and a BMX bike belonging to world champion Caroline Buchanan. The exhibition also includes examples of the first human-powered-wheeled vehicle known as a ‘boneshaker’ from the 1860s as well as a penny-farthing, ‘safety bicycles’, mountain bikes, tricks bikes and a light-weight racing bike.

Happening every day from 9am till 5pm until Sunday 9 July 2017 at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

For more information on further dates and times visit the website.

Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the Museum of Australian Democracy is launching a new, collaborative exhibition. Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum explores the journey of Australia’s most successful referendum campaign and asks what this far-reaching change means today. 

This is a joint exhibition by the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and Reconciliation Australia.

Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum is open now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Open 9am – 5pm daily. For more information visit the website

HANNAH QUINLIVAN AUTONOMY OF A DRAWING

At Canberra Museum and Gallery Hannah Quinlivan presents Autonomy of a Drawing. The artist uses the glass-walled space of Gallery Four on Civic Square to dissect and display the elements of a drawing, in an inversion of classic anatomical drawing, which peels away layers of skin and flesh to expose the structure beneath. Employing the conventions of those graphic traditions, Quinlivan separates various elements of a drawing and rearranges them on different spatial planes within the space, able to be viewed from different directions and angles; the whole interrogating our art-historical understanding of what can constitute a drawing.

Showing until 30 July 2017 at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit. Opening Hours from 10am – 5pm on weekdays and 12pm – 4pm on Weekends. For more information visit the website.

HINDMARSH PRIZE 2017

In its second year, the Hindmarsh Prize 2017 exhibition recognizes excellence and promotes appreciation of the world-class artists working in glass who live and practice in the ACT and region. Presented by Canberra Glassworks, the Hindmarsh Prize has been initiated by generous arts patron Mr John Hindmarsh AM, Executive Chairman of Hindmarsh. The prize recognizes all aspects of contemporary glass art, from works drawing inspiration from the beauty of age old traditions to those which explore the widest interpretations of a contemporary sculptural language.

Artists in this years program include Annette Blair, Lisa Cahill, Alexandra Chambers, Scott Chaseling, Erin Conron, Brian Corr, Mel Douglas, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Hannah Gason, Jeremy Lepisto, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello, Catherine Newton, Peter Nilsson, Kirstie Rea, Tom Rowney, Harriet Schwarzrock, Yusuke Takemura, John White and Richard Whiteley.

Showing until 18 June 2017 at Canberra Glassworks, Kingston. Open daily from 10am – 4pm. For more information visit the website.

PREVAILING VOICES – INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS PARLIAMENTARIAN

Timed to coincide with National Reconciliation Week 2017, the exhibition is intended to recognise and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous parliamentarians to the Australian Parliament.

Featuring portraits of current and former Indigenous parliamentarians, personal stories, footage of first speeches and other objects of significance.

Works from the Parliament House Art Collection, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia have been brought together for the first time for this historic exhibition.

Showing until Sunday 30 July 2017 at Parliament House, Capital Hill.

For more information visit the website.

Enigma exhibition

A new exhibition by photographer Lorna Sim–‘Enigma‘–captures the free spirit of young contemporary dancer Eliza Sanders, who dances wherever the wind takes her. The challenge for Lorna was to capture Eliza’s spontaneous, fleeting and emotional movements in a still frame. The resulting thought-provoking images that draw you in and don’t want to let you go. The images are unedited, making them even more fascinating.

Also on are two other free exhibitions. ‘Absence of Sunshine’, by Maurice Weidmann, features black and white photographic prints of theatre productions from Canberra in the 1980s. ‘What comes to mind’ is by Dörte Conroy, who has turned small sculptures into photographs.

Happening until 25 June every Sunday from 10am-4pm at The Photography Room at the Old Bus Depot Markets. Free entry.

For more information visit their website.

Next

NEXT is a solo exhibition by South Australian designer and maker, Christian Hall. The exhibition will be a collection of furniture and objects that explore “the viewpoint” as a focus for design. Audiences will experience time and movement from the visual impact of shifting patterns and geometry generated by the moving around the pieces. NEXT questions traditional distinctions between functional and decorative, literal and ambiguous and between pure and applied art.

Happening until 15 July at CraftACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building. Email [email protected] or call 6262 9333.

Emerging Contemporaries

Emerging Contemporaries is the Craft ACT National Award Exhibition for early career artists.

This exhibition plays a pivotal role in supporting and transitioning artists into professional practice and placing Australian artists in view of the national cultural collecting institutions, business and industry, and audience.

On display at at CraftACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building. Email [email protected] or call 6262 9333 for more information.

Kirstie Rea, The Land: A 20 Year Survey

Kirstie Rea established an independent studio in Canberra in 1987, following her graduation from the Glass program at the (then) Canberra School of Art. This exhibition documents her achievements over the past two decades as one of Australia’s leading contemporary glass artists. Much of the artist’s distinctive imagery has its genesis in rural experience. Her work often explores the growing separation between our increasingly urbanised lives and her perception of the natural environment.

Happening Saturday 13 May 2017 – Sunday 20 August 2017, Wednesday’s from 10am – 5pm and Weekends from 12pm-5pm at Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit.

Find more information on the website.

Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

Developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Thursday Island, in partnership with the National Museum, Evolution explores the longstanding importance of ceremonial masks in Torres Strait culture, and how they continue to influence contemporary art forms.

Showing until 23 July 2017, 9am-5pm at the National Museum of Australia. Find more information on the website.

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

See forty-nine of the year’s best photographic portraits at the 2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize. An annual prize open to both aspiring and professional photographers, the NPPP celebrates contemporary photographic portraiture from across the country, with the winner awarded $25,000.

Now in its tenth year, the prize continues to present surprising perspectives on contemporary photographic portraiture, with the images remaining an evolving kaleidoscope of the nation’s preoccupations and identity.

Happening daily at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 

Old Parliament House was once brand new. What was it like to be a spectator at the opening ceremony? 

This new exhibition marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Old Parliament House and tells an important story in Australia’s democratic history from the perspective of onlookers in the crowd. Follow The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 around the corridors and discover the pomp and pageantry, humour and tragedy of this historic day.

The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 is on now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Open 9am – 5pm daily. For more information visit: moadoph.gov.au

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.

See intense patterned wallpaper honouring the prime minister’s wives and a Term-O-Meter animation tracking the changing political hues of individuals and governments. Through the portraits Alder gives us a sense of Australia’s history that is lively, dynamic and parallels the present day.

Occurring until 24 February 2018 daily from 9am to 5pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

For more information visit the website.

Facing Two Fronts: The Fight for Respect

How did war become a platform for advocating the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? Indigenous Australians have served in the Australian military since Federation. Their role was significant, yet largely unrecognised. For some, armed service provided equality. For others, discrimination.

Through the lens of military service and the stories of those who served, learn about Indigenous soldiers’ fight for social justice. A digital exhibition at the Archives featuring extraordinary images and records from our collection and a series of stirring video portraits.

Happening daily until Sunday 16 July from 10am at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS AT WAR FROM TEH BOER WAR TO 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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 of Magna 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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