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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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13 THINGS NOT TO MISS

UNVEILED THE EVENT 2017

HerCanberra are bringing you a wedding event unlike anything Canberra has ever seen. UNVEILED The Event will be a combination of stalls where you can meet and interact with potential vendors, workshops where you can learn tips and tricks, a Beauty Bar where you can try products firsthand, food and drink stalls and live entertainment topped off with our unique 4D ‘Wedding Atmospheres‘ – installations where you can walk inside five themed weddings.

General entry is just $10 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite or at the door on the day.

Happening Saturday 3 June from 2-6pm at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.

The event will then continue after hours with UNVEILED’s Wedding Feasta five-course feast of food specifically tailored around the themes of our Atmospheres, served inside our Atmospheres in the Portrait Gallery’s gorgeous Gordon Darling Hall.

All courses will also be matched with local wines from award winning vineyards such as Three Lads Wine, The Vintner’s Daughter, Four Winds Vineyard, Lerida Estate and Contentious Character (cheers to that) and there will be live entertainment all evening.

Tickets are just $99 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite. But hurry, there are literally five left!

Happening Saturday 3 June from 7pm at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.

Power of Music Variety Concert

Music helps us to recall significant events in our lives and can evoke strong memories and emotions. It connects those who are dying to the life that they have lived and is a powerful way for family and friends to share music together, to remember stories and experiences.

Please join us at the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Woden. The concert will commence at 7pm and the program will include local choirs and singers such as well-known Canberra soprano Louise Page OAM.

Happening Saturday 3 June, 6.30pm at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, 92-96 Corinna Street, Phillip

See website for more information.

Themed Sunday: Multicultural Sunday

Love experiencing different cultures? On the first Sunday of the month we add a touch of international ‘flavour’ to the markets. It’s like touring the world without leaving the markets.

You’ll find a variety of stallholders offer handcrafted items from around the world – think gorgeous jewellery, clothing, accessories and homewares with a multicultural feel – and of course plenty of tasty international cuisine in the food hall.

Happening on Sunday 4 June from 10am-4pm at the Former Transport Depot Kingston, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. Find more information on the website.

Kids cooking classes with Ellie from Masterchef

The kids cooking class is designed to be a fun activity for kids to do, whilst learning about different flavours and ingredients. With Ellie Paxton, kids will learn how to make rice paper rolls, homemade pizzas and cookies and will get a recipe to take home. Come and join Ellie for a morning of fun in the kitchen!

Parents are welcome to stay and have a coffee. Kids age 7+ are welcome.

The class will be held at the Pavilion Hotel at 242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson from 11am-12.30pm on Sunday 4 June.

Book your child’s place now by emailing Ellie at [email protected].

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 $45 for adults and $20 for children (2-12 years old) and includes a main featuring two roast varieties and dessert, live music and lawn games for the kids and young at heart.

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

TALK

John Behan is a talkback radio host with the city in the palm of his hand. He fills the airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. But, yesterday, he overstepped the mark. Today, a trial-by-media threatens to get out of control.

Locking himself in his studio and broadcasting live, John Behan is not going to go quietly, even if a life is on the line. Across town, the hunt is on for a sensational story. One that reveals the truth? Perhaps. One that keeps journalists in a job? More likely. In Talk, writer and director Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) sets his eyes squarely on modern journalism, social media and the 24-hour news cycle. When everyone has a megaphone, who’s listening?

TALK is showing from Wednesday 31 May to Saturday  3 June from 8pm, with Saturday having an additional 2pm talk at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit.

Find more information and book tickets on the website.

Perfumery Workshop – Basics and Principles

A 2.5 hour class taught by One Seed perfumer, Liz Cook. Class sizes are limited to 12 people for individualised attention.

This class will teach you the basics of natural perfumery and blending. The workshop includes a take-home kit of 12 plant essences (pre-tinctured for ease of use), and you will go home with an 8ml perfume of your own design, as well as enough goods to create several more bottles of your own fragrance at home.

Topics covered include: natural vs synthetic scent, perfume classification, how to smell, dry down studies, creation methods, and more.

Happening Saturday 3 June, 9.30am, 1pm and 4pm at Hotel Kurrajong, 8 National Circuit, Barton

See website for more information.

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.

FESTIVAL OF AMBITIOUS IDEAS: FEMALE INNOVATORS

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas showcases some of the innovative businesses and initiatives in Canberra across a variety of sectors. The theme for this event will be ‘Female Innovators’ and will celebrate some of the female CEOs, founders, inventors and innovators working on interesting projects in the ACT region.

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas follows the Ignite format where twelve speakers only have 5 minutes each to present their ideas and ‘ignite’ the audience. In a little over an hour, guests are treated to a range of different ideas and perspectives. The event is designed to be fast-paced, informal and fun with opportunities to network and explore topics further after the presentations.

Happening Thursday 1 June form 5.30pm – 9pm at the Brindabella Conference Centre, 33-35 Brindabella Circuit, Pialligo

Tickets are $55.00 for General Admission, $35.00 for Students.

For more information call (02) 6163 8300 or visit the website.

IN CONVERSATION: Christine Anu

Enjoy a night of music, memories and conversation with Christine Anu at the National Film and Sound Archive. In this National Reconciliation Week event hear Christine talking about her career, life and work as an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the community, and the importance of Indigenous languages in cultural identity. Plus, don’t miss a selection of special acoustic performances including songs from her award winning career.

Happening Friday 2 June from 7.15pm at the National FIlm and Sound Archive, McMoy Circuit, Acton.

Find more information on the website or book 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.

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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UNVEILED’S WEDDING FEAST

Getting married? Congratulations! Just really love food? Us too!

As a luxe addition to UNVEILED The Event, our Wedding Feast will be a five-course feast of food specifically tailored around the themes of our Atmospheres, served inside our Atmospheres in the Portrait Gallery’s gorgeous Gordon Darling Hall.

All courses will also be matched with local wines from award winning vineyards such as Three Lads Wine, The Vintner’s Daughter, Four Winds Vineyard, Lerida Estate and Contentious Character (cheers to that) and there will be live entertainment all evening.

Tickets are just $99 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Happening Saturday 3 June from 7pm at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.

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.

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.

Latin Tuesdays

Tuesdays are hot at Highball with Latin Tuesdays social night.

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

$12 cover l $5 extra for 45 mins class

Escape Canberra as you’re transported to Cuba for a night of Latin dancing and fabulous drinks that you’ll keep coming back for.

Happening Tuesday 30 May, 6.30pm at Highball Express, 82 Alinga St, Canberra

See website for more information.

LORDS TAVERNERS DEGUSTATION & WINEMAKERS DINNER

Bookings are now open for the 2017 Lord’s Taverners ACT Degustation and Winemakers Dinner. This year’s event is being held on Friday 2 June at Royal Canberra Golf Club.

It features a seven-course menu designed by Royal Canberra’s Executive Chef, with specially matched wine for each course from Geoff Merrill Wines and Chief Winemaker, Geoff Merrill, will be on hand to present each wine.

Wine orders can be placed at the event – at prices reduced from the cellar door. A significant percentage of all wine sales at the event will be donated to the Lord’s Taverners, supporting young and disadvantaged local cricketers and other athletes. The event is open to the public.

Happening Friday 2 June from 6:45 – 10:30 pm at the Royal Canberra Golf Club, Bentham street, Yarralumla

Book now via: [email protected].

FILM, MUSIC & STAGE

TALK

John Behan is a talkback radio host with the city in the palm of his hand. He fills the airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. But, yesterday, he overstepped the mark. Today, a trial-by-media threatens to get out of control.

Locking himself in his studio and broadcasting live, John Behan is not going to go quietly, even if a life is on the line. Across town, the hunt is on for a sensational story. One that reveals the truth? Perhaps. One that keeps journalists in a job? More likely. In Talk, writer and director Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) sets his eyes squarely on modern journalism, social media and the 24-hour news cycle. When everyone has a megaphone, who’s listening?

TALK is showing from Wednesday 31 May to Saturday  3 June from 8pm, with Saturday having an additional 2pm talk at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit.

Find more information and book tickets on the website.

YOTAM SILBERSTEIN QUARTET

Israeli ex-pat guitarist Yotam Silberstein is making waves globally with his precision bebop lines and fleet-fingered improvisations. Leading the Yotam Silberstein Quartet, Silberstein’s Australian debut in Canberra will showcase original compositions incorporating Brazilian, world, blues and traditional influences.

From the age of 21 when Yotam won the coveted “Israeli Jazz Player of The Year” title through to receiving the Sundance Time Warner Award for film scoring Yotam has been praised for his technical precision and innate multi-faceted artistry.

Happening Thursday 1 June from 7.30pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra City.

Find more information on the website or make a booking here

THE VAMPIRES

The Vampires are renowned for their unique blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae, exotic Balkan and all-out funk-laden Afrobeat. Combined with risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny sense of dialogue and emotion between the sax/trumpet front line, the band defies these genres and have wrought a style of their own.

With influences from Ethio-jazz, Dub, Afro-Cuban and Indonesian Gamelan, The Vampires Meet Lionel Louke is a truly expansive album that is exciting, beautiful and unique.

Happening Friday 2 June from 8.30pm  – 10.30pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra City.

Find more information on the website or book tickets here.

THE ULTIMATE EAGLES

The legendary sounds of The Eagles are faithfully and brilliantly recreated by six world class musicians in an unmissable concert. Ultimate Eagles are an international phenomenon. They have become a brand name in their own right who are revered by their peers, respected by the music industry and dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base.

Happening Saturday 3 June from 3pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Wonder

Join the Canberra Choral Society and the National Capital Orchestra for this stimulating orchestral and choral showcase. Be early for Carl Vine’s pre-show talk, then enjoy a stunning all-Australian program.

The National Capital Orchestra, led by brilliant young conductor Leonard Weiss, present Graeme Koehne’s vibrant Tivoli Dances to set the scene. Then Canberra Choral Society, under the artistic direction of multi-skilled Dianna Nixon, will join with the National Capital Orchestra to perform Carl Vine’s Choral Symphony. After interval, the forces combine again in Matthew Hindson’s It Is Better To Be Feared Than Loved. The concert concludes with the hopefulness of Vine’s glorious setting of Walt Whitman’s beloved poem Wonders.

Happening Saturday 3 June, 7.30pm at Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Building 100, William Herbert Place, Canberra

See website for more information.

FESTIVAL OF AMBITIOUS IDEAS: FEMALE INNOVATORS

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas showcases some of the innovative businesses and initiatives in Canberra across a variety of sectors. The theme for this event will be ‘Female Innovators’ and will celebrate some of the female CEOs, founders, inventors and innovators working on interesting projects in the ACT region.

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas follows the Ignite format where twelve speakers only have 5 minutes each to present their ideas and ‘ignite’ the audience. In a little over an hour, guests are treated to a range of different ideas and perspectives. The event is designed to be fast-paced, informal and fun with opportunities to network and explore topics further after the presentations.

Happening Thursday 1 June form 5.30pm – 9pm at the Brindabella Conference Centre, 33-35 Brindabella Circuit, Pialligo

Tickets are $55.00 for General Admission, $35.00 for Students.

For more information call (02) 6163 8300 or visit the website.

IN CONVERSATION: Christine Anu

Enjoy a night of music, memories and conversation with Christine Anu at the National Film and Sound Archive. In this National Reconciliation Week event hear Christine talking about her career, life and work as an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the community, and the importance of Indigenous languages in cultural identity. Plus, don’t miss a selection of special acoustic performances including songs from her award winning career.

Happening Friday 2 June from 7.15pm at the National FIlm and Sound Archive, McMoy Circuit, Acton.

Find more information on the website or book here.

Power of Music Variety Concert

Music helps us to recall significant events in our lives and can evoke strong memories and emotions. It connects those who are dying to the life that they have lived and is a powerful way for family and friends to share music together, to remember stories and experiences.

Please join us at the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Woden. The concert will commence at 7pm and the program will include local choirs and singers such as well-known Canberra soprano Louise Page OAM.

Happening Saturday 3 June, 6.30pm at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, 92-96 Corinna Street, Phillip

See website for more information.

Australian National Eisteddfod – Bands & Orchestras

Come and see thousands of musicians perform in the Australian National EisteddfodIncludes concert, school, jazz, brass and rock bands and orchestras of all levels performing challenging works. Each section concludes with feedback and awards for each group.

Happening Thursday 25 May – 1 June at Llewellyn Hall (ANU), Lyneham High School Performing Arts Centre and CIT Music Industry Centre. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

BONNIE TYLER

Lennard Promotions present the Welsh queen of rock and blues, Bonnie Tyler playing all of her greatest hits on her Total Eclipse Of The Heart 2017 Australian Tour. Joined by special guest Rick Price.

Performing Wednesday 31 May from 7.30pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit.

Book tickets on the website.

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S VERDICT

Tempo Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s VERDICT at the Theatre @ BCS – Belconnen Community Centre from 2 to 10 June. Yes, there will be murder. Yes, there will be intrigue and a Verdict will be delivered. The Queen of Crime at her best…. A thriller not to be missed. Nine shows only.

Showing from noon on Friday 2 June at Belconnen Street Theatre, 23 Swanson Court Belconnen.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

JAMMALONG @ UP-OPPING

Jammalong: [email protected] will open their doors from 10am to 12 noon this Saturday 3 June, There’ll be bluegrass musicians to entertain you while you relax with morning tea, stay for a winter soup lunch and browse the op shop pre-loved clothing, books and bric a brac.

Happening Friday 3 June from 10am – 9pm at 82-88 Limestone Avenue, Ainslie.

For more information about this event, call 0458003316.

ANU CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS HAYDN’S THE CREATION

Leonard Weiss is conducting and the soloists for the performance are Rachael Duncan (soprano), Charles Hudson (tenor) and David Greco (baritone). The three sources of the text of The Creation are Genesis, the Biblical book of Psalms and John Milton’s Genesis epic A Paradise Lost. The oratorio is structured in three parts. SCUNA will be performing The Creation in English.

Happening Sunday 4 June from 4pm – 6pm at the Wesley Uniting Church, National Circuit, Forrest.

For more information call 0414463054 or visit the website 

MARKETS & FESTIVALS

UNVEILED THE EVENT 2017

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HerCanberra are bringing you a wedding event unlike anything Canberra has ever seen. UNVEILED The Event will be a combination of stalls where you can meet and interact with potential vendors, workshops where you can learn tips and tricks, a Beauty Bar where you can try products firsthand, food and drink stalls and live entertainment topped off with our unique 4D ‘Wedding Atmospheres‘ – installations where you can walk inside five themed weddings.

General entry is just $10 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite or at the door on the day.

Happening Saturday 3 June from 2-6pm at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.

Themed Sunday: Multicultural Sunday

Love experiencing different cultures? On the first Sunday of the month we add a touch of international ‘flavour’ to the markets. It’s like touring the world without leaving the markets.

You’ll find a variety of stallholders offer handcrafted items from around the world – think gorgeous jewellery, clothing, accessories and homewares with a multicultural feel – and of course plenty of tasty international cuisine in the food hall.

Happening on Sunday 4 June from 10am-4pm at the Former Transport Depot Kingston, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. Find more information on the website.

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS 

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

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

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

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

MURRUMBATEMAN VILLAGE MARKET

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

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

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

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

Find more information on the website.

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKETS

A weekly food market with a focus on local and organic produce, amazing street food and boutique beer wine and spirits. 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.

HARTLEY HALL MARKETS

Canberra’s family friendly markets located at the Hall Showgrounds. Up to 300 stalls offering a variety of products including food, locally grown vegetables and fresh produce, baked goods, plants, furniture, clothing, pottery, children’s toys, arts & crafts, unique gifts, and more. Join us the first Sunday of the month starting February for Canberra’s finest rural community market. Entry–gold coin donation.

Happening Sunday 4 June from 10am – 3pm on Victoria Street, Hall.

Find more information on the website.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

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Perfumery Workshop – Basics and Principles

A 2.5 hour class taught by One Seed perfumer, Liz Cook. Class sizes are limited to 12 people for individualised attention.

This class will teach you the basics of natural perfumery and blending. The workshop includes a take-home kit of 12 plant essences (pre-tinctured for ease of use), and you will go home with an 8ml perfume of your own design, as well as enough goods to create several more bottles of your own fragrance at home.

Topics covered include: natural vs synthetic scent, perfume classification, how to smell, dry down studies, creation methods, and more.

Happening Saturday 3 June, 9.30am, 1pm and 4pm at Hotel Kurrajong, 8 National Circuit, Barton

See 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.

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.

MAKING PERMACULTURE ACCESSIBLE IN CANBERRA

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

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

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

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

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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Friends Trivia Night for MS Society

Head on down to the Hellenic club this Saturday for a Friends charity trivia night. All proceeds go to the MS Society to ensure people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) get the support they need to meet their goals and live well.  $25 per person or $200 for a table of 10. Prizes and giveaways, including a Gellar bowl trophy!

Happening Saturday 3 June, 7pm at the Hellenic Club Woden, Matilda St, Phillip

See website for more information.

Trivia Night for the Orangutans

Come along for a fun filled night while helping raise much needed funds for orangutan conservation.

Prizes for trivia winners (and losers)! Silent Auction! Raffle! Lucky door prize! Games! And more!
Doors open at 6pm, with trivia kicking off at 7pm sharp. Bistro meals and bar service available.

Happening Saturday 3 June, 6pm at Eastlake Football Club, 3 Oxley St, Canberra

See website for more information.

Registrations open for Santa Speedo Shuffle

Dust off your speedos for Cystic Fibrosis ACT’s annual 6500 Santa Speedo Shuffle and help raise money for Canberrans living with cystic fibrosis. They’re calling for 200 brave Santas to descend on Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday 30 July.

Registrations are now open and free for groups of up to six Santas to participate in the shuffle. For those less daring, take part in the individual 5km fun run; with registrations for adults $35 and $15 for under 12’s. The event will finish with a Christmas in July themed festival at the Southern Cross Yacht Club.

Each team must raise a minimum of $2,000 and individuals a minimum of $500 to contribute to this year’s fundraising goal of $200,000.

For further information, fundraising tips, or to register visit www.santashuffle.org.au.

DANCE FOR DYSTROPHY

“Sorry Mum, I’m Going Out and I May Be Some Time!” is a night of pure Dance Music featuring the best mix of House, Garage and Nu-Disco all mixed together by Mista Nige. The basement is renowned for its live music and sound system but for tonight the “Dark Room” is a palace of beats surrounded by lights and lazers which weave thru the smokey air! “Dance For Dystrophy” is an initiative of Capital Region Muscular Dystrophy and a donation at the door will go towards helping those in our region. Bring your dancing shoes and as they say “Stay for an hour, Stay for more…..just make a donation at the door”.

Happening Thursday 1 June from 8pm – 11pm at The Basement, Cohen Street, Belconnen. For more information, call 0418440481 or visit the website.

SPORTS

PLUS500 BRUMBIES V REBELS

Round 15 of the 2017 Vodafone Super Rugby will see the domestic rivalry of the Melbourne Rebels heat up as the competition heads towards the pointy end. The Plus500 Brumbies and the Rebels will no doubt be full of energy for their last match ahead of a four week competition break.

Happening Saturday 3 June from 7.45pm at GIO Stadium, Battye Street, Bruce.

Book tickets here.

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.

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Above and Beyond at Questacon

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.

KIDS EMPOWERED

Empower your child today with this 2 hour Self Defence session that will teach them invaluable awareness and prevention skills. How to neutralise a situation without the use of violence. They will walk away feeling Empowered – book your place today.
Happening Saturday 3 June from 2pm – 4pm at 76 Sheppard Street, Hume.
For more information, call 0402221015 or visit the website

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.

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.

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 from Thursday 25 May – 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.

Happening from Friday 26 May 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 from Friday 19 May 2017, to 23 July 2017, 9am-5pm at the National Museum of Australia. Find more information on the website.

Mephisto: The Rarest Tank in the World

LAST CHANCE – CLOSES JUNE 6 2017

See Mephisto, the rarest tank in the world, and learn about its significance in the battles of WWI. To commemorate the WWI centenary, the Australian War Memorial has collaborated with the Queensland Museum to display Mephisto outside Brisbane for the first time since it was transported from Europe after the end of the WWI.

Tanks were one of the First World War’s major technological innovations. They were first developed by the British, and were later taken up by France. The Germans began developing their own tanks after the British first deployed theirs during the battle of the Somme in 1916.

Showing until Tuesday 6 June 2017 from 10am at the Australian War Memorial. Find 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.

Find more information on the website.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find more information on the website.

ARTISTS OF THE GREAT WAR

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

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

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

Find more information on the website.

ATHOL SHMITH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS

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

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

See website for more information.

FRANK STELLA “THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION” 

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

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

See website for more information.

FOR COUNTRY, FOR NATION

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

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

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

See website for more information.

 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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