This Week In The Can

HerCanberra Team

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

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11 THINGS NOT TO MISS

I FEEL PRETTY – RED CARPET SCREENING

In the new romantic comedy I Feel Pretty, Amy Schumer stars as Renee, who desperately wants to be one of the “pretty” girls. After a freak accident during spin class, her dream comes true when she wakes up to a completely new reflection, believing she is now the most beautiful woman on the planet. The catch? To everyone around her, Renee looks exactly the same. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Glass of sparkling and sweet treat on arrival.

Happening Wednesday 18 April from 6.30pm at Dendy Cinemas, Canberra Centre. Tickets cost $25.00.

Check out the website for further details.

CANBERRA AND REGION HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The 2018 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival will be 16 days of celebration for the region’s Aboriginal, historic and natural heritage.

The theme for 2018 is ‘My Culture, My Story’. Go and explore, celebrate, share and preserve your cultural heritage. The festival will be focusing on what makes a place special by sharing the strength of cultural identities. With over 100 events, most free, you can enjoy tours, open days, dances, talks, dinners, markets and more.

Hear the stories and celebrate intangible cultural expression of dance, costume, music, poetry, storytelling, traditional games and handicrafts.

The festival raises awareness to the ongoing need to conserve the region’s natural, historic and Aboriginal heritage.

Happening until Sunday 29 April at various venues.

Visit the website for more information. 

AUTONOMY – Presented by Rebel Muse X Saloon

Two local businesses, two boss babes, one epic event! Rebel Muse and Saloon have joined forces to bring you “Autonomy” a night of fashion, beauty and mischief. A celebration of Autumn Winter 2018.

Friday 20 April from 6-10pm, a full-service bar in Saloon, beats from DJ’s Hamish Lardi & Ruben, free makeup touch-ups, Rebel Muse pop up shop and woodfired pizza by Pizza Artigiana. With the main event being a runway show on Lonsdale street.

Rebel Muse, Canberra’s premier fashion boutique will be bringing you all the latest Autumn/Winter trends from Australia’s top designers including Camilla and Marc, Alice McCall, By Johnny, Acler, PE Nation and many more. The runway looks will be available to shop straight after the show at the pop-up shop inside Saloon.

Saloon, Canberra’s first blow-dry and beauty bar is the brainchild of Sarah-Jane Wright. Sarah is a makeup artist and hair stylist with an impressive portfolio in TV, film and editorial and will be styling the hair and makeup looks presented on the runway. Models from Devojka modelling agency will be walking the red-carpet runway down Lonsdale street.

Autonomy ties into Rebel Muse’s Birthday month. Celebrating three years in business this year, Rebel Muse owner Alicia is throwing an event every week throughout April.

Happening Friday 20 April from 6 pm till late at Saloon – 30 Lonsdale Street Braddon.

Tickets: VIP Package $59 – Complimentary drinks from  6-7pm and a $50 Rebel Muse Voucher

Purchase tickets from Saloon, Rebel Muse or online at rebelmuse.com.au.

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra. In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world.

Mark Antony is a hero in a post-heroic world. He is torn between duty and love; his responsibility to Rome and his new life in Egypt; to the world he helped conquer; and his passion for Cleopatra. Complex, charismatic, fierce. Cleopatra is a mother, a lover, a Queen. A woman not to be defied.

Witness the insight and power of AFI and Logie winner Catherine McClements (Rake, The Time of our Lives) as she returns to Bell Shakespeare for one of the greatest roles ever written.

Showing until Saturday 21 April at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit.

For ticketing and more information visit the website.

Meet Skye from Paw Patrol at Canberra Outlet Centre

Everyone’s favourite fearless pup, Skye from Nick Jr.’s Paw Patrol, will be visiting Canberra Outlet Centre from Monday 16 April – Friday 20 April to say hi to her loyal Paw Patrol gang.

Bring the kids to meet her and have their photo taken at 10.30, 11.30 & 12.30.

Skye will be located near Harris Scarfe within Canberra Outlet Centre, Iron Knob Street, Fyshwick.

More information here.

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE CANBERRA 2018-04-12

Short+Sweet is a 10-minute play festival. Thirty 10 minute plays, more than half written by people from the ACT and Capital Region, are produced and performed by local performing artists over a two week run at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Come along to see Canberra’s creatives at their best. Professional writers, directors and actors take their place alongside our enthusiastic and talented amateurs to impress the judges and their mums.

And the best thing is, if you don’t like what you’re seeing you never have to wait more than 10 minutes for the next play to start!

Top 20 Week 1: 17-20 April, 7:30pm
Wildcards: 21 April, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Top 20 Week 2: 24-27 April, 7:30pm
Gala Final: 28 April, 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Happening Tuesday 17 April–Saturday 28 April at Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, 188 London Circuit, Canberra City. Tickets between $25.00–$30.00.

Check out the website for more information.

CARTIER: THE EXHIBITION

Cartier: The Exhibition is a breathtaking display of some of the world’s most exquisite jewels, featuring items from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier collection showing exclusively at the National Gallery of Australia.

Immerse yourself in over 300 spectacular items, including royal tiaras, necklaces, brooches and earrings.

Never before have so many incredible diamonds, pearls, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia. Highlights include the Queen’s ‘Halo’ tiara worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding to Prince William, Princess Grace of Monaco’s 10.48 carat diamond engagement ring, Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond and ruby necklace, Dame Nellie Melba’s diamond stomacher brooch, and a selection from the NGA’s exceptional Ballets Russes costumes.

Step into the dazzling world of the Maison Cartier and its clients to discover concepts of glamour throughout the 20th century, accompanied by our rich program of talks, tours and events and Cartier: The Exhibition catalogue.

Cartier: The Exhibition is on show at the NGA, exclusive to Canberra.

Happening Friday 30 March until Sunday 22 July at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

Paw Patrol Concert at Canberra Outlet Centre

Sing and dance with Police Dog Chase and Fire Dog Marshall for a school holiday concert not to be missed!

Everyone’s favourite canine heroes from Nick Jr.’s Paw Patrol will be visiting the Canberra Outlet Centre for a series of special performances that little ones can sing and dance along to, from Monday 16 April – Friday 20 April daily at 11, 12pm and 1pm.

The concerts will take place near Monkey Mania, within Canberra Outlet Centre, Iron Knob Street, Fyshwick.

More information here.

SPACE DESCENT VR WITH TIM PEAKE

Experience the thrill of being an astronaut inside a Russian space capsule using the latest 360° virtual reality technology.

Take the pilot’s seat on a breathtaking 400km descent to Earth from the International Space Station in an awe-inspiring experience produced by the Science Museum Group and narrated by British astronaut Tim Peake.

Happening every day from 9 am – 5 pm daily at the National Museum of Australia.

Book your session online now: nma.gov.au/space.

PLAYUP

Discover PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard, where kids can explore the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child in a playful way. Adults can even join in the fun too! From listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café to a fuzzy felt wall and craft activities, PlayUP has a range of exciting and immersive experiences that flip the traditional idea of museums completely on its head.

See the website for more information.

Free after museum admission.

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

CHINESE HIGH TEA AT NATURAL NINE, CASINO CANBERRA

Canberra’s only ‘pop Chinese” restaurant, Natural Nine, is holding a weekly Chinese High Tea! Not only does this High Tea bring a delicious Asian twist to the high tea experience, but it also allows you to purchase treat stands rather than pay per head. If you love high teas or modern Asian cooking than this event is a must!

One stand including tea selection for two: $35pp. One stand including Sparkling to begin and tea selection for two: $45pp.

Happening every Friday and Saturday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Natural Nine, Casino Canberra.

Bookings required in advance, so to book via 02 6257 7074 or online at casinocanberra.com.au.

FOOD & DRINK

Tipsy Tea at White Rabbit Cocktail Room

It’s always time for tea at White Rabbit Cocktail Room, Tipsy Tea that is! Kicking off from two every Saturday and Sunday, Tipsy Tea is perfect for those seeking a little adventure.

Tipsy Tea (65 pp), in true White Rabbit style combines classic high tea flare with signature concoctions encouraging the curious to explore their senses. To eat, you are greeted by a 3- tier platter with an array of flavoursome bites including; spiced pork sausage rolls, smoked salmon and cream cheese pinwheel sandwiches and semi-dried tomato and caramelised onion tarts. Looking for something a little sweeter? Try the sour rhubarb and marshmallow tarts or the delightful dark chocolate and peanut brownies topped with caramel icing.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 2-5 pm at White Rabbit Cocktail Room, 65 Northbourne Avenue, City.

Book your table via [email protected] or on (02) 6257 7779.

BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS @ HIGHBALL

Highball are freeing the mimosa from being a brunch-only drink and taking them for a night out, Cuban style! Head in on Wednesdays for some fresh and fruity bottomless mimosas and share a charcuterie platter.

– Flight Details –
•  $45 per passenger (4 pax minimum)
•  1.5 hours of service
•  Charcuterie platter to share
•  Wednesdays from 4pm

They’re also letting their mimosas out on the weekends so you can catch them 4-7pm on Saturdays and from 2pm on Sundays.

On every Wednesday from 4pm at The Highball Express. Entry is $45pp, min 4 people. Visit the website for more information.

TIKI THURSDAYS

Start your weekend early at Tiki Thursdays – Highball’s newest weekly social event! Think flaming torches, exotic tropical drinks for only $15 and a sexy Cuban vibe to top it off.

Sip on a Fidel’s Downfall with summer lovin’ peach infused rum, pineapple & mint, or a Highball twist on a Mai Tai. Whatever your flavour, they’ll have the Tiki vibes cruising and the cocktails flowing!

Grab your friends and head to the balcony or a booth with a few $15 tiki cocktails every Thursday from 4pm at Highball, winner ACT Bar of the Year 2017.

On every Thursday from 4pm at The Highball Express. Entry is free. Visit the website for more information.

SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH A TWIST

Spend your Sunday the way they do in Cuba – sunshine, dominoes, fruity rum punch bowls, tasty Spanish food and live entertainment.

Their fabulous street party style Sunday Session is on every Sunday and it’s fun for all ages – you can even bring your little ones!

– Live entertainment
– Bottomless mimosas
– $70 punch bowls
– $5 Coronas
– Plenty of Dominoes sets to share

The Highball Express will be at your service from 2pm every Sunday over Spring / Summer. On every Sunday from 2pm at The Highball Express. Entry is free. Visit the website for more information.

CHINESE HIGH TEA AT NATURAL NINE, CASINO CANBERRA

Canberra’s only ‘pop Chinese” restaurant, Natural Nine, is holding a weekly Chinese High Tea! Not only does this High Tea bring a delicious Asian twist to the high tea experience, but it also allows you to purchase treat stands rather than pay per head. If you love high teas or modern Asian cooking than this event is a must!

One stand including tea selection for two: $35pp. One stand including Sparkling to begin and tea selection for two: $45pp.

Happening every Friday and Saturday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Natural Nine, Casino Canberra.

Bookings required in advance, so to book via 02 6257 7074 or online at casinocanberra.com.au.

GARDEN BAR HAPPY HOUR

Select wine, beer, basic spirits, cocktail specials while you enjoy live music from Canberra’s most talented local musicians. Make your Friday happy and relaxing with a various selection of popular drinks.

Happening Friday every week between 5pm – 7pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, inside Hotel Realm 18 National Circuit, Barton.

Cost: $5 wine, beer, spirits.

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.

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.

CAPITAL BREWING CO. POP-UP AT NO.10

Beers, burgers + beats… the ultimate trifecta! Come and enjoy crisp brews on tap from the local legends at Capital Brewing Co. at a pop-up bar on the No.10 Restaurant + Bar terrace. Better yet, you can pair a brew with one of five mouth-watering burgers for just $19. Live music will be played and good times will be had. Happening from  4.30pm til late Friday 20th April at No.10 Restaurant + Bar, 10 Bowes Street, Woden. For more information visit the website.

 

MUSIC, STAGE AND THEATRE

 

THE CELTIC TENORS – THE IRISH SONGBOOK QUEANBEYAN

With repertoire covering pop favourites plus a mix of folk, classical, Irish and Gaelic songs, The Celtic Tenors quick-witted banter and natural Irish brogue has been known to leave audiences wanting more.

With three platinum-selling albums and US chart-topping hits, Melbourne audiences will be treated to a selection from The Irish Songbook including the classic tunes ‘Finnegan’s Wake’, ‘Danny Boy’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Song For Ireland’, ‘The Dutchman’ and many other fan-favourites. Their skill, vocal range and on-stage personality evoke the very soul of the Emerald Isle.

Happening Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 April from 7.30pm at The Q Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford Street, NSW. Tickets cost $79.00.

Visit the website for more information.

AUTONOMY – Presented by Rebel Muse X Saloon

Two local businesses, two boss babes, one epic event! Rebel Muse and Saloon have joined forces to bring you “Autonomy” a night of fashion, beauty and mischief. A celebration of Autumn Winter 2018.

Friday 20 April from 6-10pm, a full-service bar in Saloon, beats from DJ’s Hamish Lardi & Ruben, free makeup touch-ups, Rebel Muse pop up shop and woodfired pizza by Pizza Artigiana. With the main event being a runway show on Lonsdale street.

Rebel Muse, Canberra’s premier fashion boutique will be bringing you all the latest Autumn/Winter trends from Australia’s top designers including Camilla and Marc, Alice McCall, By Johnny, Acler, PE Nation and many more. The runway looks will be available to shop straight after the show at the pop-up shop inside Saloon.

Saloon, Canberra’s first blow-dry and beauty bar is the brainchild of Sarah-Jane Wright. Sarah is a makeup artist and hair stylist with an impressive portfolio in TV, film and editorial and will be styling the hair and makeup looks presented on the runway. Models from Devojka modelling agency will be walking the red-carpet runway down Lonsdale street.

Autonomy ties into Rebel Muse’s Birthday month. Celebrating three years in business this year, Rebel Muse owner Alicia is throwing an event every week throughout April.

Happening Friday 20 April from 6 pm till late at Saloon – 30 Lonsdale Street Braddon.

Tickets: VIP Package $59 – Complimentary drinks from  6-7pm and a $50 Rebel Muse Voucher

Purchase tickets from Saloon, Rebel Muse or online at rebelmuse.com.au.

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra. In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world.

Mark Antony is a hero in a post-heroic world. He is torn between duty and love; his responsibility to Rome and his new life in Egypt; to the world he helped conquer; and his passion for Cleopatra. Complex, charismatic, fierce. Cleopatra is a mother, a lover, a Queen. A woman not to be defied.

Witness the insight and power of AFI and Logie winner Catherine McClements (Rake, The Time of our Lives) as she returns to Bell Shakespeare for one of the greatest roles ever written.

Showing until Saturday 21 April at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit.

For ticketing and more information visit the website.

MUSICA VIVA PRESENTS AVI AVITAL & GIOCOSO STRING QUARTET

Musica Viva presents a solo superstar, an award-winning quartet, and music for the heart and the mind: the bright yet intimate sounds of Avi Avital’s mandolin are a perfect foil for the warm strings of the Giocoso Quartet. With such compelling musicianship and characterful playing on display, the potential for fascinating repertoire is high. Featuring two works written for Avi, the program also includes Bach and Schumann.

Happening Thursday 19 April from 7pm–9pm at Llewellyn Hall, Building 100, ANU School of Music, William Herbert Place, Canberra City. Tickets cost between $30.00–$113.00.

See the website for more information.

SEGUNDO BOYET VASQUEZ: FROM SOUTH EAST ASIA TO DOWN UNDER – MUSIC BEYOND BORDERS 

Let professional classical guitarist Segundo Boyet Vasquez sweep you off your feet as he moves though a repertoire of classical works for the guitar within the acoustically superb High Court of Australia. Segundo grew up in a family of classical musicians in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Audiences will be enthralled by his talent and skill enhanced by the acoustics of the High Court. Segundo has been a solo performer employed by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines over the past nine years.

Happening Sunday 22 April from 1.30pm–2.30pm at High Court of Australia, 40 Parkes Place East, Parkes. Free entry but admission by registration only.

For more information, see the website.

TENTH ANNIVERSARY BAND CONCERT IN HALL

The Hall School and Heritage Centre are presenting a twilight concert.

The concert hosted by David Kilby and featuring the Canberra Brass band, Victoria Street Brass, Canberra Youth Brass and vocal soloist Katie de Veau, will provide music with a theme of “Musical Reflections” – celebrating a decade in the life of Hall village”.

The Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre will be open from 10am.

Happening Sunday 22 April from 1pm–3.30pm at Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre, Victoria Street, Hall. Free entry.

See the website for further details.

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE CANBERRA 2018-04-12

Short+Sweet is a 10-minute play festival. Thirty 10 minute plays, more than half written by people from the ACT and Capital Region, are produced and performed by local performing artists over a two week run at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Come along to see Canberra’s creatives at their best. Professional writers, directors and actors take their place alongside our enthusiastic and talented amateurs to impress the judges and their mums.

And the best thing is, if you don’t like what you’re seeing you never have to wait more than 10 minutes for the next play to start!

Top 20 Week 1: 17-20 April, 7:30pm
Wildcards: 21 April, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Top 20 Week 2: 24-27 April, 7:30pm
Gala Final: 28 April, 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Happening Tuesday 17 April–Saturday 28 April at Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, 188 London Circuit, Canberra City. Tickets between $25.00–$30.00.

Check out the website for more information.

DR FRANKENSTEIN

Canberra REP presents Selma Dimitrevic’s play Dr Frankenstein, director Jordan Best. Meet Dr Victoria Frankenstein, in a telling where history and the present enfold and unfold in this brilliantly suggestive and provocative adaptation of Mary Shelly’s novel.

Happening until Saturday 21 April at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane, Acton.

See the website for more information.

SUNSET SESSIONS AT THE LAKES

The perfect Sunday session…

Head to The Lakes every Sunday in the outdoor courtyard, for your chance to see some of Canberra’s best local musicians!

Happening every Sunday until Sunday 29 April from 4pm-7pm at Gungahlin Lakes Golf & Community Club, 110 Gundaroo Drive, Nicholls

See the website for performer schedules.

NGA PLAY: INDIEGUERILLAS

Join duo Indieguerillas on a cultural journey through the stories of their Indonesian home. Ride the bike to create sound and movement. Create your own digital avatar and shadow puppets and display your work in the YEAH GALLERY.

Happening until Sunday 13 May 2018 at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

FILM

I FEEL PRETTY – RED CARPET SCREENING

In the new romantic comedy I Feel Pretty, Amy Schumer stars as Renee, who desperately wants to be one of the “pretty” girls. After a freak accident during spin class, her dream comes true when she wakes up to a completely new reflection, believing she is now the most beautiful woman on the planet. The catch? To everyone around her, Renee looks exactly the same. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Glass of sparkling and sweet treat on arrival.

Happening Wednesday 18 April from 6.30pm at Dendy Cinemas, Canberra Centre. Tickets cost $25.00.

Check out the website for further details.

“THE COST OF DISCRIMINATION”: FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION

The Cost of Discrimination poses a question: When society discriminates against part of the population, do we all suffer?

This new documentary, by IranWire/Off-Centre Productions, explores two different cases of discrimination, South Africa under Apartheid and the persecution of Baha’is in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Among those interviewed in the film are a former advisor to Nelson Mandela who fled Iran and became a leading South African economist, elders in Soweto who remember the worst years of Apartheid, and a surgeon whose grandfather was executed in Iran for being a Baha’i.

The screening of the 30-minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion which will focus on the human, economic and social costs of discrimination in Iran, South Africa and beyond.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from the ANU Pop-Up Village food stalls and can be consumed during this event.

Happening Monday 16 April from 6pm–7.30pm at The Pop-Up at ANU, University Avenue, Canberra City. Free entry but reservations essential.

See the Facebook event for more information.

CINEMA ‘68

This retrospective showcases five films celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018.

From seminal zombie horror Night of the Living Dead to the cult film, The Swimmer, 1968 was a revolutionary year of filmmaking.

Happening until Friday 20 April at National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

For session times and more information visit the website. 

FESTIVALS 

CANBERRA AND REGION HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The 2018 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival will be 16 days of celebration for the region’s Aboriginal, historic and natural heritage.

The theme for 2018 is ‘My Culture, My Story’. Go and explore, celebrate, share and preserve your cultural heritage. The festival will be focusing on what makes a place special by sharing the strength of cultural identities. With over 100 events, most free, you can enjoy tours, open days, dances, talks, dinners, markets and more.

Hear the stories and celebrate intangible cultural expression of dance, costume, music, poetry, storytelling, traditional games and handicrafts.

The festival raises awareness to the ongoing need to conserve the region’s natural, historic and Aboriginal heritage.

Happening until Sunday 29 April at various venues.

Visit the website for more information. 

MARKETS

 

RECORD STORE DAY 2018

Landspeed’s biggest and best day of the year is on again! They’ll have a selection of the very limited Record Store Day releases on sale (check out www.recordstoreday.com for more info) plus a huge second hand record fair with over 2000 quality second hand records for sale outside the front of the store. We’ll also be giving away an Audio Technica AT-LP3 turntable to one lucky punter (every customer will go into the draw).

Happening Saturday 21 April from 10am – 5pm at Landspeed Records, 30 Garema Place, Canberra City.

Check out the Facebook event for more information

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.

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.

KINGSTON FRIDAY NIGHT MARKETS

A weekly food market with a focus on local and organic produce, amazing street food and boutique beer 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 Kingston Friday Night Markets are on every Friday from 4pm to 8pm at the Former Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Visit the Facebook page for more information.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

 

LITTLE LOOK AT ART

Join a voluntary guide for a gallery tour for parents and carers with babies (0–1 years) followed by coffee and muffins in the NGA Café. Meet at information desk.

Happening Wednesday 18 April from 10am–2pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes. Tickets from between $10.00–$12.00.

See the website for more details.

COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR: ARTHUR STREETON 

A private tour of Arthur Streeton: The art of war followed by coffee and cake with curator Dr Anna Gray. Meet at information desk.

Happening Thursday 19 April from 9am–10am at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes. Tickets between $20.00–$30.00.

See the website for further details.

FUTURE LEADERS SERIES: ADVICE TO THE YOUNGER ME

Register for the Future Leaders Series On the Couch event titled ‘Advice to the Younger Mewith the Commonwealth Ombudsman Michael Manthorpe PSM and ACT’s Chief Police Officer, Assistant Commissioner Justine Saunders APM. Both speakers will be reflecting on the guidance that they would provide to their younger self.

The event will include a light breakfast and networking, followed by the On the Couch discussion with the opportunity for audience questions.

Happening Thursday 19 April from 7.15am–8.45am at Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, 1 National Circuit, Barton.

Check out the website for more information. 

THE EARTH FESTIVAL

The Earth Festival is an educational event for how to be environmentally sustainable, raise awareness about everyday choices and how they impact the environment, animals and other people. The goal is to help change these choices the community makes to transition them into living a vegan and sustainable lifestyle. We want to encourage the community to change their lifestyle into choosing animal-friendly products and services, to stand for animal rights.

The Earth Festival is a two-day event over a weekend, consisting of market stalls, a vegan food court, workshops and speakers, activities for adults and kids, live tattooing and raising funds for an animal sanctuary. A different animal sanctuary is chosen each year, in 2017 we supported Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary. In 2018, we will be supporting Lucky Stars Sanctuary. Every aspect of the event is aimed to educate the community on how to live healthier lives, be more sustainable to the planet, choosing ethical products and services that do not impact the lives of other humans and animals.

Happening Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April from 10am–4pm at Australian National Botanical Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. Tickets from $9.95. Booking fees apply. 

See the website for more information.

AUTUMN COLOURS IN THE COURTYARDS

Enjoy this rare opportunity to see the Parliament House private courtyards in spectacular autumn colours. A friendly guide will lead you through a delightful tour of these picturesque gardens, featuring spectacular outdoor art sculptures. These tours are only available for two weeks.

For security purposes, participants must present photo identification and ticket confirmation, in the event a patron does not have these, they will be unable to participate. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before a tour for screening and check-in. Alternatives plans are in place for wet weather. Please wear comfortable shoes for tours.

As Parliament House is a working building, filming and photography in the private areas is subject to approval and may not be permitted. Your guide will inform you of restrictions at the beginning of each tour.

Happening Sunday 22 April–Sunday 6 May from 11.30am–12.30pm & 2pm–3pm at Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Capital Hill. Tickets between $20.00–$50.00. Booking fees apply.

Visit the website for more information.

GARDEN TOURS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Conducted in association with Southern Cross Cruises, visitors arrive by ferry to enjoy a one hour walking tour of the historic gardens of Government House led by members of The Australiana Fund in support of The Fund’s historic collection of significant Australian artworks, on loan for display in the official residences of the Governor-General and Prime Minister.  It should be noted the walk involves some steps and is continuous. Good mobility and sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

On most Thursday mornings during Feb to April and Sept to Nov. – times and days may be subject to change. Tickets are $28 adults $25 concession $15 children. The ferry departs at 9am from the Yacht Club Jetty, Lotus Bay, Yarralumla. Visit the website for more information.

BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Discover the stories behind the building on a special tour of Parliament House. Learn how the building’s impressive architecture is symbolic of our national identity and gain a rare view into private areas.

These tours run only on non-sitting days (except Christmas Day and when seasonal tours are running).

We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour or event for screening and check-in as places are limited to 10 participants. tours operate for 55 mins.

For security purposes, all participants must present photo identification and ticket confirmation to join any behind the scenes tours or events. If you do not have these, you will be unable to participate.

Participants on a paid tour can take advantage of a 10% discount on any purchase from The Parliament Shop on the day of the tour.

Happening until March 2019 at Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Capital Hill.

See the website for more information.

DESIGN FOR DEMOCRACY TOURS AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Find out why Parliament House has won so many architectural awards. Running for one week only, the popular Design for democracy tours offer you the opportunity to go behind the scenes to explore architecture, landscape design, art collections and more.

Happening until Saturday 21 April at Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Canberra

See the website for bookings and make sure to read this important information before your visit.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA

Visiting the National Library of Australia? Take a tour and see a side of the Library most visitors never experience.

Whether this is your first visit or the next of many, you can learn more about the Library and its exhibitions by joining a free guided tour. Tours are offered by trained Volunteer Guides who have a passion for sharing their knowledge of the Library and its collections. Your Guide will welcome the opportunity to introduce you to the National Library, its collections and the stories of Australia.

Treasures Gallery – Daily at 11.30am
Take a tour and come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

Behind The Scenes – Thursdays at 2 pm
Take a tour to visit enormous stacks where the books are stored and learn about strange curiosities in the Library’s collection that have been acquired over more than a century of collecting.

Discover your National Library – Saturdays at 2 pm
Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces.

Tours running until Thursday 31 May at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

For more detailed information visit the website.

ART FOR LUNCH

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks or creative activities interpreting works of art in the NGA’s collection. Check our website for further details. This event is free but bookings are essential.

Happening every Thursday until November 29 2018 from 12.45pm–1.15pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

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.

SPORT

PLUS500 BRUMBIES V JAGUARES

History will be made in this fixture when the Brumbies welcomes Argentine Super Rugby outfit the Jaguares to GIO Stadium for a first-ever fixture in Canberra between the two teams. Indeed, they’ve only ever met once before with the Brumbies winning 39-15 in Buenos Aires on their way to top spot in the Australian Conference table.

Perfect for families with an early kick-off time, plus enjoy a special ticket offer whereby one junior (under 15 years of age) will get in free with each adult/concession ticket purchased through Ticketek.

Happening Sunday 22 April from 4.05pm at GIO Stadium, Battye Street, Bruce. Tickets from $12.25–$45.90.

See the website for more information. 

CANBERRA – THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WORLD TOUR 2018

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are set to thrill Australians with their iconic brand of basketball during a national tour in April 2018.

One show only – tickets selling fast, don’t miss out book your tickets now!

First formed in 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters have become one of the most popular entertainment brands in the world, performing hundreds of live shows every year.

Their unique basketball skills and wizardry have thrilled fans around the world and they are synonymous with family entertainment and breaking down barriers and social divides.

They hold 17 Guinness World Record Titles and recently tipped off their 2018 Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour of more than 30 countries around the globe.

Happening Tuesday 17 April from 7pm at AIS Arena, 26 Leverrier Street, Bruce. Tickets from $29.60–$173.35.

See the website for more information.

SKETCHY TUESDAY

Get sketching around the NGA in a supported drawing session. BYO drawing supplies and join the group (pencils only please). Limited places. Bookings essential.

All ages welcome. Children to be accompanied.

Happening Tuesday 17 April from 2pm–3pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes. Free event.

See the website for more information.

OUTDOORS

Image: VisitCanberra

HERITAGE FESTIVAL – TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE AND NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK

From April to May Namadgi & Tidbinbilla celebrate history and heritage with immersive and interpretive activities stepping you back in time to experience the lives of those who lived, thrived and explored here. Check out the Explore Program on the Tidbinbilla website for festival activities at both sites.

Happening Wednesday 18 April–Sunday 20 May at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Paddys River Road, Paddys River.

See the website for further details.

LLAMAS IN THE MIST

On a misty morning watch the mist rise revealing a tranquil vista of paddocks and rolling hills, with dozens of alpacas and llamas peacefully grazing… or on a frosty morning watch the frost on their whiskers and fleece become steam rising from their bodies as they amble up the paddock for their breakfast.

This is a rare opportunity and one not to be missed – meet over 200 alpacas and llamas, learn about them, and take wonderful “selfies” with them.

Happening until Monday 18 June at Alpaca Magic, 2771 Sutton Road, NSW.

See the website for more information.

KIDS  

PLAYUP

Discover PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard, where kids can explore the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child in a playful way. Adults can even join in the fun too! From listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café to a fuzzy felt wall and craft activities, PlayUP has a range of exciting and immersive experiences that flip the traditional idea of museums completely on its head.

See the website for more information.

Free after museum admission.

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

5-12.

Bookings are essential. Register here.

LEGO for kids this school holidays

For Canberra kids looking for something fun and free these school holidays, join BRICKS 4 KIDZ at Majura Park Shopping Centre for some LEGO building workshops. 

Each session is free and themed, so kids can build creations inspired by Minecraft™, Star Wars™, Harry Potter™ and more.

No booking is necessary, just drop in to play in front of Big W from 10 am to 1 pm on Wednesday 18 April, Thursday 19 April, Monday 23 April and Tuesday 24 April 2018.

Happening from 10 am to 1 pm on Wednesday 18 April, Thursday 19 April, Monday 23 April and Tuesday 24 April  Big W at Majura Park Shopping Centre, 18/26 Spitfire Ave, Majura Park.

ART SCENE INVESTIGATION (ASI) 

A puzzle wrapped in a mystery and topped with top secret secrets. Join the ASI Squad in their next big adventure. Meet at information desk.

Happening Thursday 19 April from 10.30am–12pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes. Tickets between $10.00–$12.00.

See the website for more information.

STORY TIME

Listen to the story The Long Journey Home by Alison Lester and create your own visual response.

All materials provided. All abilities and ages welcome. All children must be accompanied.

Happening Wednesday 18 April from 10.30am–12pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Tickets cost $7 per child.

For more information, visit the website.

AUTUMN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – MUSHROOMS AND MINIBEASTS

These autumn school holidays let the kids awaken their senses at the “Mushrooms and Minibeasts” forest walk. Meet the guide at the Himalayan Cedar car park for this nature walk through the forest. Look for small animals and a range of plants and fungi. There is also a craft activity included. Suitable for children ages 5 – 7yrs. Bookings essential. Parents are welcome to join in!

Happening Monday 16–Friday 20 April from 10.30am–12pm at National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive. Tickets for children cost $15.00. Parents get free entry.

See the website for more details.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FREE FILM SCREENING

As well as the opening of Parliament House, the 1980s brought us many great moments in film. This autumn school holidays see two Australian classics on the big screen in Parliament House, courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

The Man From Snowy River (PG, 1982)
Tues 17 April, 10.00am
Tues 24 April, 2.00pm

Playing Beatie Bow (PG, 1986)
Tues 17 April, 2.00pm
Tues 24 April, 10.00am

During your stay at Parliament House pop into the Queen’s Terrace Café, a family friendly café that offers exceptional coffee, scrumptious meals and delectable sweets, with striking views to the War Memorial. Visit the Queen’s Terrace Café during autumn and receive a “Trio of Treats” and a hot beverage for just $7.50. The trio features raspberry choux, lemon white chocolate truffle (cn, gf) and Tim Tams (gf).

It is recommended visitors arrive at least 20 minutes before an event for screening and check-in.

Happening Tuesday 17–Tuesday 24 April from 10am & 2pm at Theatre Level 1, Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Canberra. Free entry.

For further details, visit the website.

PORTRAIT PLAY: SHAKE, RATTLE, AND ROLE

Explore portraits through drawing and creative activity in the galleries. For children ages four to eight to share with family and friends. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Happening Monday 16–Friday 27 April from 11am–12pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Bookings essential. Children’s tickets $7.00.

See the website for more information.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT

Want to keep your kids active and entertained over the school holidays in a safe environment? 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, AFL and a general Sports Vacation Program. Full day or weekly programs available.

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.

Happening Monday 16–Friday 27 April from 8am–5.30pm at Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier St, Bruce. Daily fee of $64.00. Weekly and fortnightly fees available.

See the website for further details.

COLOUR

See colour as you’ve never seen it before! Is your yellow the same as mine? How do pixels and paint differ? Turn a blue butterfly green, visit the Room of Missing Colours and hear fascinating stories from people who see colour when they hear music. Discover Colour at Questacon and see the world in a new light!

Showing until 30 September 2018 from 9am-5pm daily at Questacon, Parkes.

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.

PORTRAIT PLAY: SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLE

The National Portrait Gallery invites children to explore portraits through drawing and creative activity in the galleries. For children aged 4 to 8 to share with family and friends.

Tickets are $7 per child and all children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Happening until Friday 27 April from 11am-12pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

Visit the website for more information.

ART CART

Free activities inspired by the National Portrait Gallery Collection for families to enjoy together.

Various activities happening until Sunday 29 April from 11:00am-4:00pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT

Want to keep your kids active and entertained over the school holidays in a safe environment? 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, AFL 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.

Happening until Friday 27 April at Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier St, Bruce. Full day or weekly programs available.

For more detailed information on these programs, visit www.experienceais.com

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.

EXHIBITIONS

 

Cartier Paris. Crocodile necklace 1975 special order, gold, yellow diamonds, emeralds, rubies 30 and 27.3 cm (length each) Collection Cartier © Cartier Photo Nils Herrmann Made as a special order for María Félix.

CARTIER: THE EXHIBITION

Cartier: The Exhibition is a breathtaking display of some of the world’s most exquisite jewels, featuring items from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier collection showing exclusively at the National Gallery of Australia.

Immerse yourself in over 300 spectacular items, including royal tiaras, necklaces, brooches and earrings.

Never before have so many incredible diamonds, pearls, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia. Highlights include the Queen’s ‘Halo’ tiara worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding to Prince William, Princess Grace of Monaco’s 10.48 carat diamond engagement ring, Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond and ruby necklace, Dame Nellie Melba’s diamond stomacher brooch, and a selection from the NGA’s exceptional Ballets Russes costumes.

Step into the dazzling world of the Maison Cartier and its clients to discover concepts of glamour throughout the 20th century, accompanied by our rich program of talks, tours and events and Cartier: The Exhibition catalogue.

Cartier: The Exhibition is on show at the NGA, exclusive to Canberra.

Happening until Sunday 22 July at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

‘The Inner Apartment’ exhibition of contemporary Australian Muslim art

The Inner Apartment’ – an exhibition of contemporary Australian Muslim art curated by Nur Shkembi will show at the Nishi Gallery.

‘The Inner Apartment’ is an exhibition of contemporary Australian Muslim art curated by Nur Shkembi that explores the fractured beauty of the sacred and the mundane. Featuring work by Shireen Taweel, Hoda Afshar and Leila El Rayes, ‘The Inner Apartment’ explores the ways in which ordinarily private, spiritual and deeply personal matters of the heart and mind have been turned inside-out and compelled into the public domain. 

‘The Inner Apartment’ – showing at Nishi Gallery – is presented in association with the National Museum (NMA) of Australia’s exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’, and small selection of works will be on display in the NMA foyer.

Showing until Sunday 22 July. Gallery is open from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesday to Sunday at  Nishi Gallery. 

Find more information via the website.

NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2018

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Showing until Sunday 17 June at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory,

See the website for more information, including tickets.

DAVID HOCKNEY: PRINTS

This not-to-be-missed exhibition draws from the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive collection of David Hockney’s works on paper, one of the largest in the world, highlighting the depth and scope of the artist’s printmaking output from 1961 to now.

Inspired by sources ranging from Pablo Picasso to Pop Art, Walt Whitman to the Brothers Grimm, and the exhilarating experience of living and working in Los Angeles for much of his career, Hockney’s prints range from using lithography and etching, photocopiers and fax machines, and – most recently — iPhones and iPads.

David Hockney: Prints is a thrilling insight into the mind of an iconic artist still searching for new ways of seeing and depiction.

On show until 27 May at the National Gallery of Australia, Orde Poynton Gallery, Level 2, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

Entry is free but see the website for more information.

ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

Tuggeranong Arts Centre presents Another Day in Paradise, a major exhibition by artist Myuran Sukumaran.

The exhibtion will be accompanied by a series of artworks by leading Australian artists, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Megan Cope, Jagath Dheerasekara, Khaled Sabsabi, and Matthew Sleeth, whose works respond to the death penalty and profile human rights.

Curated by Ben Quilty and Michael Dagostino, Another Day in Paradise was developed by Campbelltown Arts Centre and first presented as part of Sydney Festival. This exhibition presents a vast and sobering series of powerful portraits by Sukumaran, painted during his incarceration at Bali’s Kerobokan jail and from his final incarceration on Nusa Kambangan Island.

Another Day in Paradise highlights the importance of forgiveness and compassion for humanity, while proving the profound power of art to change lives.

Tuggeranong Arts Centre CEO Rauny Worm emphasises, ‘the Centre is very much aware of the sensitivities of this exhibition and the ethical and moral complexity surrounding Sukumaran’s story.’ For this reason, TAC will present these works along with ‘The Human Condition,’ a suite of public programs that invite the community to explore the many difficult themes and questions emerging from the works and the associated story.

Happening until Sunday 29 April at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street North, Greenway.

See the website for more information.

ARTHUR STREETON THE ART OF WAR

Bringing together key works from collections around Australia and overseas, an important survey exhibition of Arthur Streeton’s war art. Streeton’s contribution to the Australian war effort was significant.

This survey of Arthur Streeton’s war art brings together key works from public and private collections around Australia and overseas.

Streeton made significant contributions to the Australian war effort, serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps at the Third London General Hospital in Wandsworth from 1915 to 1917 before leaving for the Western Front as an official war artist in May 1918. Arthur Streeton: The Art of War explores Streeton’s experience of the hard realities of warfare through paintings and sketches representing battlefield imagery, ranging from stranded war machinery and operations headquarters to dressing stations and field hospitals.This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue by Curator Anne Gray, available online or in the NGA Shop.

On show until 29 April 2018 at the National Gallery of Australia, Project Gallery Level 2, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

Entry is free but see the event website for more information.

CARTIER LECTURE: MONSIEUR XAVIER GARGAT

Join Monsieur Xavier Gargat, former Director of the Ateliers of High Jewellery, Cartier, for an exclusive insight into Cartier’s high fashion pieces. Exhibition entrance and glass of wine/champagne included.

Never before have so many incredible diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia. Cartier: The Exhibition showcases more than 300 spectacular items, with loans from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier Collection itself, in exquisite settings such as royal tiaras, necklaces, brooches and earrings.

Step into the dazzling world of the Maison Cartier and its clients and discover the age of glamour and icons of style through our program of talks, tours, events and beautifully curated, fully illustrated catalogue.

Happening Friday 20 April from 6pm–8pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes. Tickets between $40.00–$45.00.

See the website for more information.

‘CAUSEWAY’ BY JUDITH WHITE

Judith White’s luminous and richly textured abstract paintings reflect the interplay between form and space in the urban environment.

Her recent paintings are based upon the central theme of water in ancient European cities and towns; “These areas of water, though part of the natural world, ‘reflect’, or are affected by human history and it is this connection that is the impetus of this new work.”

Judith trained at the National Art School in Sydney and has been exhibiting for more than thirty years. She has been awarded many prizes during her career and her work is represented in collections throughout Australia, Japan, Holland, Israel, Indonesia and New Zealand.

Happening until Sunday 29 April from 10am–5pm (Tuesday–Friday) and 9am–5pm (Saturday & Sunday) at Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin. Free entry.

Check out the website for more information.

‘CONTOUR’ STUDIO GLASS BY JEREMY LEPISTO 

Canberra glass artist Jeremy Lepisto explores everyday landscapes and the condition of spaces that we all share. In this exhibition, Jeremy has created two series of work in which he explores the term contour, generally used to describe the shape of a form.

Jeremy aims to extend this, also referencing “the timelines and situations that are affected, activated, supported or that support the initial form’s function and future.”

He is currently undertaking his PhD in sculpture at the Australian National University and his work is represented in collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, GlasmuseetEbeltoft (Denmark) and the Museum of Glass (Tacoma, USA).

Happening until Sunday 29 April from 10am–5pm (Tuesday–Friday) and 9am–5pm (Saturday & Sunday) at Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin. Free entry.

See the website for further details.

AVENUES OF HONOUR

For the past nine years, Sarah Wood has been proactively raising the awareness of Australia’s unique and historic Avenues of Honour throughout Australia through photographic documentation and gallery exhibitions.

The ‘Avenues of Honour’ photographic exhibition is a national project to preserve and promote Australia’s Avenue of Honours as we commemorate the centenary of ANZAC, the Gallipoli landings and World War I.

On display in the Village Centre daily.

Happening Saturday 21 April – Sunday 27 May at National Arboretum, Forest Drive. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

‘SO YOU MIGHT KNOW EACH OTHER’: FAITH AND CULTURE IN ISLAM

View intriguing objects — from clothing and ceremonial hangings to musical instruments, armour, precious manuscripts, ceramics and jewellery — that celebrate the achievements of Muslim people across the world, their daily lives, traditions and spirituality.

Featuring collections from the Vatican Anima Mundi Museum, the Sharjah Museums Authority and the National Museum of Australia.

Happening Friday 20 April–Sunday 22 July from 9am–5pm at National Museum of Australia, 1 Lawson Crescent, Acton. Free entry.

Check out the website for more information.

‘TRANSITIONS’

Artists: Helen Bodycomb, Pamela Irving, Rachel Bremner, Caitlin Hughes, Kate Butler

Featuring work by five leading mosaic artists, Transitions will explore the mosaic as a vehicle for complex artistic expression and conceptual investigation using traditional methods and experimental techniques.

In the last two decades there has been a resurgence of the ancient craft of mosaics both internationally and in Australia, with numerous Australian practitioners gaining international recognition. Despite the current surge in contemporary mosaics in Australia it is a little known phenomena. The exhibition seeks to address this imbalance.

Happening until Saturday 5 May at Craft ACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, City.

See the website for more information.

EXHIBITION ‘FUNCTIONAL SHADOWS: MARILOU CHAGNAUD’

2017 Artist-in-Residence Marilou Chagnaud will present a new body of work for her solo exhibition Functional Shadows.

Functional Shadows narrates a journey between two places, a research period at the Australian War Memorial followed by a residence at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in the Namadgi National Park. During two weeks, I explored the AWM collection of objects, studying materials, collecting shapes and stories. My research led me to pay attention to the history of camouflage in Australia during World War II, specifically the use of shadows to create visual confusion. The exhibition will present a body of works questioning our reading of forms and objects as well as
pushing the lines between function and abstraction.

Marilou Chagnaud is a French artist and designer established in Canberra. Approaching paper with an eye to its sculptural possibilities, she explores the deployment of printed patterns into spatial installations, objects and sculptures, investigating the path from two to three-dimensional space as well as the notions of repetition and perception.

Presented in partnership with ACT Parks and Conservation Service and the Australian War Memorial.

Happening until Saturday 5 May at Craft ACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, City.

See the website for more information.

FREE EXHIBITIONS AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Parliament House we are running a jam-packed program of events, including two free exhibitions.

Exhibition: Design in a decade – The Design in a Decade – The 1980s

Step back in time with the Parliament House Art Collection as we revisit the 1980’s. Bold colours and geometric shapes abound in celebration of a rich decade in Australian art, craft and design.

Location: Exhibition area, level 1.

Exhibition: From Competition to Completion: Building Australian Parliament House.

The construction of a permanent Parliament House within a 10 year period remains an architectural feat unrivalled in Australia. Come and see the unique objects, images and artworks that document the building of an icon.

Location: Exhibition area, level 1.

Happening until Sunday 3 May at Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Canberra.

See the website for more information.

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.

The national referendum on 27 May 1967 was a historic one. An overwhelming majority of Australians – over 90 per cent – voted ‘Yes’ to allowing the federal government to make laws in relation to Aboriginal people and to allowing Aboriginal people to be included in the census.

In Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum, discover the historic events and strong relationships involved in making the referendum happen and explore the significance of the referendum today.

Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum is a joint exhibition by the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and Reconciliation Australia.

Happening until Friday 25 May at the Museum of Australian Democracy, King George Terrace, 18, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

THE ART OF SCIENCE: BAUDIN’S VOYAGERS 1800-1804

See exquisite illustrations of Australian animals and marine life as well as striking portraits of Aboriginal people, rare documents and hand-drawn maps from Nicolas Baudin’s expedition to Australia. Discover the ambitions behind this lavishly funded French voyage and experience a captivating fusion of art and science.

Happening until Sunday 24 June at National Museum of Australia, Acton Peninsula, Canberra.

See the website for more information.

EXPRESS YOURSELF

This collection exhibition draws attention to portraits of Australians whose unique life experiences symbolise social and cultural themes. The portraits attest to the facility of photographic portraiture to convey compelling psychological depth.

Happening until Friday 7 September at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

1968: CHANGING TIMES

Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll…and a missing prime minister.

1968 was momentous. A time of tumultuous world events, including the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.

At home in Australia, we struggled with the fallout from the December 1967 disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt and growing unrest about conscription for overseas military service.

From Hendrix’s blistering solos and far-out fashions to a swinging counter-culture, there was a strong sense that the world was rapidly changing. Where were we headed?

The opening of the National Library’s lakeside building in Canberra in August 1968 was a moment of national pride and achievement in the midst of this turbulent time.

Revisit the 1960s as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building’s opening, and reflect on what was happening in the world, in Australia and in Canberra at the time.

Showing until Sunday 12 August at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

A preview of new work by trailblazing stencil artist Luke Cornish (ELK).

Luke Cornish’s current practice is focussed on the war ravaged streets of Syria, and the individuals caught in the conflict. More specifically, Cornish aims to put a human face to the effects of war, and to portray the hope and positivity which he encountered there.

Works are a mixture of stencil, aerosol and sublimation on aluminium on canvas. Sublimation printing is a process of heating dye and transferring onto a medium such as paper or plastic.

This exhibition is presented alongside Another Day in Paradise.

Happening until Sunday 29 April 2018 from 10am–5pm at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street North, Greenway. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

ART DECO

Comprised entirely of works selected from the National Gallery of Australia’s collection, Art Deco presents superb examples of Australian vitalism, capturing Art Deco’s fascination with the meeting of art, architecture, and technology.

In the 1920s, Australian artists rebelled against the austerity of World War I to create images of an abundant nation filled with strong, youthful figures, capturing the vitalism of a nation reborn.

Technological advancements and urbanisation influenced the emergence of Art Deco: a new aesthetic in art, architecture, design and fashion.

Art Deco presents superb examples of Australian Vitalism, including Rayner Hoff’s architectural frieze Deluge – stampede of the lower gods 1927, Jean Broome-Norton’s Abundance 1934 and Napier Waller’s painting, I’ll put a girdle round about the earth 1933, which captures Art Deco’s fascination with the meeting of art, architecture and technology. 

Showing until Monday 31 December 2018, 7 days from 10am-5pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

For more information, see the website.

DEEDS NOT WORDS: THE BESSIE RISCHBIETH COLLECTION

National Library of Australia is proudly representing the opportunity to see the collection of Bessie Rischbieth, a prominent figure in Australian and international feminism.

During her stay in England in 1913, Bessie Rischbieth witnessed the whirlwind of the suffragettes’ struggle for the right to vote, which was then at its height.

Fascinated by the charisma of the suffragettes and their militant actions, she gathered memorabilia of the movement, building a collection of photographs, pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, suffrage periodicals, postcards and correspondence. She continued to grow the collection for the remainder of her life.

Rischbieth bequeathed this ‘living memorial’ to the National Library of Australia.

Free entry.

Showing until 19 August daily from 10 am to 5 pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

BEHIND THE LINES 2017: THE THREE RING CIRCUS 

Roll up, roll up to Behind the Lines 2017 and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle that is The Three-Ring Circus.

Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, The Three-Ring Circus captures a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top.

From postal votes and citizenship chaos to penalty rates and constitutional recognition, 2017 was a tumultuous year in politics. Its cavalcade of political characters and sensational events provided rich material for our nation’s cartoonists who continue to look behind the lines of the daily political sideshows to capture the spirit of our democracy in all its passion, scepticism and humour.

Behind the Lines 2017 is on now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Open 9 am – 5 pm. For more information, 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 Referendumexplores 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 until Friday 25 May at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Open 9am – 5pm daily.

For more information visit the website.

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

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 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 until 2 May 2018.

For more information visit: moadoph.gov.au

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

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