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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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NINE THINGS NOT TO MISS

WINTER FESTIVAL

Celebrate Canberra’s winter season at the National Portrait Gallery’s annual Winter Festival. Glenn Smith will be creating a larger than life ice sculpture; Etcetera Duo will return with their eclectic mix of comedy, mime, magic and illusion. There will be participatory artwork on an epic scale along with a winter inspired fun activities.

For all ages and abilities

Happening Sunday 7 August 10am-4pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Free entry.

Find more information here: hercanberra.com.au/cpcity/winter-festival-2016

CBR BRAVE

The CBR BRAVE take on the Melbourne Ice in a double header at Phillip Ice Skating rink this weekend. Games start at 5:30pm on Saturday 6 and 5pm on Sunday 7 August. Tickets online from cbrbrave.com.au.

CANBERRA SCAVENGER HUNT

Think Amazing Race meets Treasure Hunt meets walking-tour-on-Red-Bull and you have the Canberra Scavenger Hunt. Explore the city finding tricky clues and performing witty challenges, while searching for hidden gems even the locals don’t know about.

Bring a whole team (3-5 racers) or go as a solo or pair and you’ll be teamed up with some other hunters.

Take some time out for joy, happiness and adventure as life doesn’t have to be too serious.

Meet in front of Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston.

Then head off on a madcap race around town, finding clues, talking to strangers, making human pyramids and getting to know your friends in a new way.

Who secretly loves taking selfies? Who has a competitive streak you never knew was there? Who has an hilarious laugh? Find out all this and more on a Saturday afternoon to remember!

Happening 6-7 August between 1pm and 4pm at the Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Entry costs $30, or bring along a team of 5 and pay for 4! Tickets can be purchased via theeverydayadventure.com/huntcanberra

DIANE ARBUS: AMERICAN PORTRAITS

The photographs of Diane Arbus (1923–1971) are powerful allegories of postwar America. Once seen they are rarely forgotten. Contemporary audiences found the way that Arbus approached the genre of portraiture confronting and her work continues to polarise opinion. The images raise difficult, uncomfortable questions concerning the intent of the photographer.

Happening daily 10am – 5pm at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Free entry.

CANBERRA BABY & BEYOND EXPO 

Canberra’s parenting event of the year is bigger and better than ever before, bursting at the seams with all the latest in products, services, support, advice and entertainment for you and your family.

The Saturday program features all kinds of advice for expectant parents, and those with newborns – baby sleep expert Sophie Acott of Happy Baby Sleep, nutritionist Kate Freeman on feeding healthy kids, calm parenting guru Tracey Anderson Askew and more.

Then come back on Sunday for a super special treat for toddlers and older children for the PEPPA PIG STAGE SHOW, exclusively for expo shoppers. The Baby & Beyond Expo features exciting and innovative brands from around the country – as well as lots of invaluable extras such as babywearing advice and support, a Babies R Us Pram Run and children’s interactive areas.

The two-day extravaganza gives Canberra families the chance to browse, try and even buy direct from manufacturers, as well as retailers never before seen in Canberra. It gathers amazing services, from pregnancy and birth support right through to playgroups and health services.

Tickets are $10 adult, $6 concession, children FREE. On from August 6 – 7 from 9am to 3pm at Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd & Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell.

Visit the website for more information www.canberrababyexpo.com.au

FIRESIDE FESTIVAL

Make your winter escape an enjoyable one by joining the Fireside Festival. The Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter… it’s all about curling up by the crackling fire, tasting the best winter cuisine, enjoying glasses of fine wine, discovering new places and experiences, relaxing with friends and family and immersing yourself in winter.

The exciting month of events will include everything from degustation dinners, wine tastings, performances, special exhibitions and packages all with a winter theme. You’ll also enjoy hot chocolates, gluhwein and hearty winter food, even trail riding; the experiences are endless. The Fireside Festival takes place in regional venues across the Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Lake George and Canberra region.

Happening 1-31 August at Various locations in Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore and Canberra region. For a full list of events visit the website.

ARMCHAIR COMVERSATION: ORGANASATIONAL CHANGE MANAGMENT

Please join the Public Relations Institute of Australia for an Armchair Conversation with one of the Public Sector’s most experienced change communication managers, Jacqueline Gleeson.

Jacqueline has been part of wide ranging changes as departments embrace the digital age; overhaul service delivery systems and restructure themselves. The Communication Branch Manager at the Department of Education and Training, Jacqueline Gleeson will look at the communication lessons learned from these change programs – and lead a discussion on coping with change in the public sector.Jacqueline will discuss how change is the only certainty in the public sector particularly in Canberra’s post-election environment.

Change requires people to learn new behaviours or new skills – and communication is the key to make it happen. Leadership; clarity on the expectations; an education program and a rewards system are some of the tactics adopted.

Happening Monday 8 August from 5.30pm – 7pm at 332 Manhattan, Unit 332/240 Bunda St, Canberra. Cost: Members $36 | Non-members $45 (Complimentary canapés and a beverage provided).

Purchase tickets and find more information here: www.pria.com.au

CANBERRA ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE IS BACK!

Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) is back on Saturday 6 August. The Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the Brindabelters in Game 4 of the 2016 Canberra Roller Derby League home season.

The Hearts opened their home season with a win over the Surly Griffins in Game 2.  The experienced Bambi von Smash’er teamed up with the Hearts’ new blood Rolene Misfit to produce powerful and consistent jamming that allowed the Hearts to leap away in the second half.  They’ll be looking to produce more of the same against the Belters.

They breed them tough in the mountains though, and the Belters aren’t likely to give in so easily.  The Belters’ formidable pack includes Boudica and Stone Jett who, in their last game against the Black’n’Blue Belles, held the Belles’ jammers to a single point whenever they got onto the track.  The Hearts’ jammers are going to have to work hard to find a way through.

So come and join CRDL for some world class roller derby action right here in Canberra!

Happening Saturday 6 August. Doors open 6:00pm
. Game starts 6.30pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Cnr Cowlishaw St and Athllon Drive, Tuggeranong.

Tickets: (includes booking fee)
- Adults $11.90
- Children $7.50
- Children under 5  free
. Get tickets here: www.moshtix.com.au or on the door on the night.

For more information about the Canberra Roller Derby League visit www.canberrarollerderbyleague.com

ARAB FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA

The 13th annual Arab Film Festival Australia returns in 2016 with a fusion of contemporary and traditional works in Arab cinema from Australia, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Arab Film Festival Australia represents diversity in arts and culture. This year’s line-up offers insight into how religion can impact love and relationships, as well as the struggles and sometimes humorous side of customs meeting modernisation. From comedy to classic road trip, limited love to a deeper exploration of culture, the AFFA program presents inspiring and thought-provoking stories.

Happening from 5-6 August at the National Film and Sound Archive. Click here for more information: www.nfsa.gov.au

FOOD & DRINK

BREAKFAST IN THE LOFT 

It’s cold outside but The Loft has got just the thing to warm you up – Breakfast in The Loft!

Come upstairs for a delectable feast featuring all the classics and a few modern twists on the traditional breakfast fare. Wake up with a coffee, or if you’re struggling from the night that was, perk up with something a little stronger like a breakfast cocktail or glass of sparkling.

Bookings are essential. On every Saturday and Sunday at 9am.

Visit the website for more information www.theduxton.com.au

BRUNCH IN THE LOFT

It’s cold outside but we’ve got just the thing to warm you up – Breakfast in The Loft!

Come upstairs from 9am every Saturday and Sunday for a delectable feast featuring all the classics and a few modern twists on the traditional breakfast fare. Wake up with a coffee, or if you’re struggling from the night that was, perk up with something a little stronger like a breakfast cocktail or glass of sparkling.

Bookings essential, so visit the website to book your table for the weekend!

Happening every Saturday and Sunday from 9am at The Loft, The Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. To make a booking visit www.theduxton.com.au

SUITS & SIPS

If sipping on $10 cocktails after work suits you, it’s time to mix it up at The Loft. We’re serving up Vanilla Espresso Martinis, Coconut Mango Martinis, Fireball Sours and more tantalising creations every Thursday night from 5pm. Feeling peckish? Select one of our $20 tasting boards and settle in for the evening.

Happening every Thursday from 5pm at The Loft at Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

LET’S DO DINNER

 Join us for our new Let’s Do Dinner set menu special. Venture upstairs to enjoy a Chef’s selection entree tasting plate, followed by your choice of main and dessert for only $49pp. For a special touch speak to our staff about a perfectly matched glass of wine to enjoy with your meal.

Happening Monday – Friday from 5pm at The Loft at Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

SPIRITS TASTING BOARD – SINGLE MALT

Starting in July. Enjoy three individual glasses from some of the top single malt whiskeys. Accompanied by tasting notes.

Happening every Tuesday – Saturday at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar at 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

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 ACT. 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 ACT. For more information visit the website.

WINE AND DINE WEDNESDAYS

Two course chef’s menu, Chocolate Assiette to share and a bottle of house white, red, or sparkling. Tables of 2 only $75pp.

Happening every Wednesday from 6pm-10pm at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. 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 ACT. For more information visit the website.

WINTER STIRDOWN – GARDEN BAR

A selection of six classic stirred winter cocktails, available only from the Garden Bar.

Happening every Thursday 5pm-8pm at Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For more information visit the website.

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

The Truffle Festival- Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival. Each year from June to August individual events are held across the region highlighting the rare Black Winter Truffle. Participating venues offer a range opportunities to taste and experience the magic of these highly prized gems.

Indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration or pop along to a farmers market.

Happening throughout July and August in the Canberra Region. For more information visit www.trufflefestival.com.au

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.

SEAFOOD BUFFET AT THE COURTYARD

Enjoy an all you can eat Seafood Buffet at The Courtyard. Takes place the last Friday of every month and includes a glass of wine on arrival – all for just $65.00

Happening until Friday 30 December at Courtyard Restaurant, Mercure Canberra, Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenues, Braddon. For bookings and more information visit ResDiary.

CHAIRMAN GROUP: WINTER SPECIALS 2016

EN­KAI BANQUET AT LILOTANG 

En­Kai: small words encapsulating a beautiful idea­ to gather and laugh loudly over a shared meal. We thought this was just what is called for at Lilotang this Winter, a delicious and affordable banquet menu that takes all the hassle out of dinner, so you can focus on the laughs!

Happening every Tuesday – Friday from 6 – 11pm at Lilotang, 1 Burbury Cl, Barton ACT. For bookings phone (02) 6249 6889.

BENTO LUNCH AT LILOTANG

Your choice of a traditional bento main: menu changes regularly, from braised beef to tonkatsu curries, with pop up specials like kaki furai-fried oyster – Yum! Served with sides such as rice, potato salad, green salad and Japanese pickles.

Happening every Tuesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm at Lilotang, 1 Burbury Cl, Barton ACT. Walk ­in or call to make a booking (02) 6273 1424.

MARKET LUNCH AT LANTERNE ROOMS

Choice of a curry (menu changes regularly, at least three options to choose from) served with three sides, such as rice, croquettes, salad and malay pickles.

Happening every Tuesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm at Lanterne Rooms, 3 Blamey Pl, Campbell ACT. Walk­ in or book on (02) 6249 6889.

FIRESIDE FESTIVAL

Make your winter escape an enjoyable one by joining the Fireside Festival. The Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter… it’s all about curling up by the crackling fire, tasting the best winter cuisine, enjoying glasses of fine wine, discovering new places and experiences, relaxing with friends and family and immersing yourself in winter.

The exciting month of events will include everything from degustation dinners, wine tastings, performances, special exhibitions and packages all with a winter theme. You’ll also enjoy hot chocolates, gluhwein and hearty winter food, even trail riding; the experiences are endless. The Fireside Festival takes place in regional venues across the Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Lake George and Canberra region.

Happening 1-31 August at Various locations in Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore and Canberra region. For a full list of events visit the website.

MEET THE CHEF – MARK BEST, MARQUE

University House is proud to announce its July Meet the Chef Dinner featuring Mark Best, one of Australia’s best-regarded chefs and owner of multi-award winning restaurant, Marque, in Sydney.
On the night, Mark will be in conversation with Natasha Rudra, Life & Entertainment Editor of The Canberra Times, to discuss his latest book, Best Kitchen. Mark’s philosophy is that great cooking is not a question of luxurious ingredients but it is having the knowledge and ability to unlock the beauty of some of the most basic elements of cooking.

The dinner includes a two-course meal inspired by Mark’s cookbook, Best Kitchen Basics, prepared by our Executive Chef Anshul Chandna and his team, a glass of wine, tea and coffee.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of Australia’s finest chefs.

Happening Monday 1 August at University House,
1 Balmain Crescent,
University House,
Acton
ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

THE CHOIR OF TRINITY COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE

Musica Viva presents The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge. Stephen Layton is one of the leading choral directors of our time. His home choir is at Trinity College, Cambridge, where the fresh young voices of male and female undergraduates are carefully auditioned for sought after places in what was recently named one of Gramophone magazine’s 20 Greatest Choirs. The choir will perform a rich cache of works including a new piece by Organ Scholar, Owain Park; and another by the Australian Joe Twist, commissioned especially for this tour entitled Hymn of Ancient Lands.

Happening Thursday 4 Aug 2016 at Llewellyn Hall, Building 100, William Herbert Place, Canberra.

Tickets range from $30.00 – $97.00, and can be accessed via tickets.musicaviva.com.au/single/SYOS.aspx?p=11855.

For a group discount of 10% on groups of 10 or more, call Musica Viva’s box office.

TROYE SIVAN – BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD TOUR

Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm a massive tour for Australia’s very own global pop sensation Troye Sivan, performing across Australia and New Zealand this July and August. Having only previously played headline shows in Sydney and Perth, this tour marks Troye’s first headline performances in most Australian cities and debut performances in New Zealand! Taking to the stage in support of Troye will be solo electro pop singer and producer Nicole Millar.

Happening Thursday 4 August at 7.30pm, at the UC Refectory, Kirinari Street, Bruce. All tickets are $50.90, and can be accessed via tickets.oztix.com.au

LAWRENCE LEUNG – VERY STRANGE THINGS

Comedian Lawrence Leung finally comes to Canberra! As seen on ABC Television’s Choose Your Own Adventure, Unbelievable, Maximum Choppage and Ten’s Offspring will be in town with his brand new live comedy show at the Street Theatre.

After sold out shows and critical acclaim in the Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals, Lawrence Leung’s new live comedy show “Very Strange Things” is about to have its Canberra debut. Don’t miss out on experiencing the most unique, side-splitting and mind-bending show of the year.

This is unlike any comedy show you have ever seen! An evening of comedic curiosities, mind games and hilarious stunts described as “mind-blowing” in Time Out magazine’s list of Must-See Melbourne Comedy Festival shows.

Suitable for audiences 16+

Happening 5 August, 8pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra City.

Standard entry: $44.00; Concession: $39.00. Tickets can be purchased via www.thestreet.org.au/shows/lawrence-leung-very-strange-things

THE VINYL LOUNGE

Join National Film and Sound Archive Sound Curators at The Vinyl Lounge on the first Friday of every month from 5:30pm.

Reminiscent of record clubs of the 1970s, you’ll enjoy a diverse selection of folk, world, rock, funk and lounge music from the Golden Age of vinyl, 1960s – 1980s. Bring your LPs and groove into the Vinyl Lounge!

It’s the perfect way to end the day and the week. Enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles from The Bench Room cafe and hear what’s spinning on the National Film and Sound Archive’s turntables.

Happening 3 Jun – 5 Aug, 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

Free entry, tickets can be accessed via www.nfsa.gov.au/calendar/event/4951-vinyl-lounge/

AFTERDARK – WINTER LANTERN TOURS

Wrap up warm for afterDARK Lantern Tours and enjoy a fresh winter’s evening in the nation’s capital. Participate in a lantern making workshop then embark on a fascinating night tour of the Australian National Botanic Gardens with your own ranger guide. Finish your evening enjoying supper and toasting marshmallows over the open-air fire.

Select Saturdays throughout winter.

Bookings are essential.

Not suitable for children under five years.

Happening Saturday 6 August from 6.30 pm at Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St, Canberra City.

Contact event organiser for entry details via visitcanberra.com.au

VINYL WORSHIP AT THE NFSA! 

Canberra’s monthly music favourite, the NFSA’s Vinyl Lounge, is on this Friday. Local lovers of records and turntables will once again gather to bask in 90 minutes of great music.

Bring your own vinyl and play a track of your choice on our pure analogue sound system – you also get to share the story behind your song selection! And it’s free. The NFSA’s Vinyl Lounge is on the first Friday of the month. The Bench Room cafe is open from 5.00pm for drinks and snacks, with the Vinyl Lounge grooving from 5.30pm – 7.00pm.

Free entry and no booking required. On Friday August 5 from 5.30pm at The Vinyl Lounge, NFSA Theatrette, 1 McCoy Circuit, Acton.

Visit the website for more information www.nfsa.gov.au

RESIDENT ALIEN

Resident Alien is a one-man show based on the life and writings of Quentin Crisp, starring the legendary Paul Capsis who in sharing Quentin’s unforgettable philosophies asks, are they truer today than even he would have anticipated?
As he awaits the arrival of the mysterious Mr Brown and Mr Black, the vintage Professor of Style expounds his own unique vision of the world. He gives us his personal recipe for self-fulfillment as he dissects life, the twentieth century and subjects as diverse as Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey and oral sex.

Happening 27 Jul – 7 Aug at The Street Theatre,
15 Childers Street,
Canberra
ACT. For tickets and more information visit the website.

MIRUSIA

Mirusia with Classical Ensemble presents a glamorous evening of well-loved songs.

Andre Rieu’s Angel of Australia gained worldwide fame as a featured star Soprano with him and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Youngest ever winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. Dubbed the Unconventional Pop Star she has been awarded No. 1 in the ARIA Classical and Australian Pop Charts. Mirusia’s rendition of Ave Maria alone has had 25 million YouTube views.

Other songs from her repertoire include Romanza, Besame Mucho, Memory, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Beautiful That Way, All I Ask of You, Climb Every Mountain, I Dreamed A Dream, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and I Don’t Know How To Love Him.

Happening Saturday 6 August 8pm, at The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Civic. Tickets range from $30 – $49 and can be purchased via tickets.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

SARAH MCLEOD – ALONE AND UNPLUGGED

Regarded as one of Australia’s most talented and versatile artists, Sarah McLeod’s successful career began in the late 90s as the lead singer/guitarist and primary songwriter for three time ARIA Award-winning rock band, The Superjesus.

Since then, Sarah has enjoyed a soaring solo career and collaborated with other artists around the world, as well as reforming The Superjesus, who enjoyed a series of sold out She Who Rocks tour dates in 2015, with a new release imminent for 2016. 2015 also saw Sarah nominated for Frontman/woman of the Year in Triple M’s Rockies Awards amidst heavyweights Dave Grohl and Jimmy Barnes, proving that she’s a musical force to be reckoned with.

This July and August sees Sarah once again hitting the road for a series of up close and personal solo shows for her Alone and Unplugged tour, which features acoustic versions of songs from Sarah’s repertoire, that have defined her journey so far. Recently recorded and only available at the upcoming solo shows, fans will also be able to grab their own copy of Alone and Unplugged, the acoustic album.

Over 18 event.

Happening Saturday 6 August 8pm at the Front Gallery and Cafe, Wattle Place, Lyneham.

All tickets are $28.60 and can be purchased via tickets.oztix.com.au

MUSHROOM CLOUD – LIVE SHOWCASE

Mushroom Cloud is a local 5-piece band playing everything from Johnny B. Goode and Mustang Sally to Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. Recently voted the best wedding and corporate cover band, the guys have quickly established themselves as one of Canberra’s best live acts and we are excited to have them playing for you upstairs in The Oak Room.

Drop in for dinner, stick around for a beer and be entertained by the boys from Mushroom Cloud from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Happening Tuesday 2 August at The Oak Room at Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. To make a booking visit the website.

LATIN TUESDAYS

Your Tuesday night at Highball just got hotter! Hosted by amazing people from Salsabor, you can learn how to shimmy and shake like a pro at the free latin dancing taster class every Tuesday from 6.30pm. Add a few $10 mojitos and you’ve got yourself a Tuesday night that’s hard to beat.

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

Happening Every Tuesday from 6:30pm at Highball Express, Level 1, 82 Alinga St, Canberra City. To make a booking visit the website.

DARK DISCO

Dark Disco is a casual weekly dance event held in a dimly lit room. The lights are off and the music is up for one hour so that you can dance like nobody’s watching to everything from old stuff to dance, pop, rock, hip hop, Triple J tunes to super cheesy Top 40.

It’s light enough so that you can see the silhouettes of people around you, but dark enough so that you can’t make out their awesome dance moves!

Dark Disco is $5 and held every Monday from 7 till 8pm (except public holidays) on Level 2 of The Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street Civic.

SPORTS, LEISURE & WELLBEING

CANBERRA SCAVENGER HUNT
Think amazing race meets treasure hunt meets walking tour on Redbull. You’ll be heading off on a madcap adventure finding clues, performing challenges and speaking with strangers. Highest points wins and there are always ways to get bonus points. All new clues and route so if you came last time and loved it, join us again!

On from August 6 – 7 from 1pm – 4pm on each day. Meet at the The Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston. Visit the website for more information www.theeverydayadventure.com/hunt-canberra/

OPENING OF HARRIS SCARFE AT CANBERRA OUTLET CENTRE

Harris Scarfe is launching at the Canberra Outlet Centre on Thursday 4 August at 9am, and there will be a launch event in Centre on Saturday 6 August to celebrate! From 11am- 3pm the Centre will be giving away $5,000 worth of gift cards, exclusive offers and there will be in Centre performances including barbershop choir, face painting and dancers.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TALKS

THE BIRTH OF WHITE AUSTRALIA: PETER FITZSIMONS IN DISCUSSION

Noted author and media commentator Peter Fitzsimmons will lead a discussion on race relations in the last century in Australia, using Phil K Walsh’s film The Birth of White Australia (1928) as a starting point.

Phil K Walsh was most likely trying to emulate DW Griffith’s, Birth of a Nation (1915) with this crude, racist and often incoherent backwards narrative through Australian history.

Walsh particularly focuses on portraying the anti-Chinese Lambing Flat riots of 1860-61, with the action stopping for speeches about the need to keep Australia ‘white and British’.

Happening Sunday 7 August 2pm-5pm at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

Ticket prices: $14 for adults, $12 for concession. Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com

ON WAR: THE BATTLE OF POZIERES

Dr Meleah Hampton, Australian War Memorial historian, explores the allied efforts to capture the OG (Old German) trench line near Pozières, France, in 1916. This was among the most costly battles for Australians during the First World War.

In association with the Canberra Great War Study Group, the Estaminet.

Happening Thursday 4 August 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the National Library of Australia, 19 King George Terrace, Parkes.

Entry is free, tickets can be accessed via register.eventarc.com/34426/lecture-on-war-the-battle-for-pozieres

TRANSPARENCY ANU: WHAT IS CORRUPTION?

Join Transparency ANU as they explore their understanding of what corruption might mean in an Australian public and private sector context? Discussing this topic will be eminent Professor Dr Kath Hall and the former Chief Integrity Officer of Tasmania, Ms Diane Merryful.

Together they will explore if the current definitions draw attention away for the precursors to corruption and from properly recognising the risks of corruption occurring in the Australian public and private sector and therefore preventing it.

“The abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Corruption can be classified as grand, petty and political, depending on the amounts of money lost and the sector where it occurs.”

Definitions similar to the above have been used by a number of commentators and influential decision makers to assert that public and private sector corruption as defined is much more a problem in developing countries and is not a significant issue in Australia – particularly at the federal level. However, the reality is corruption often goes undetected federally and is only brought to light in notable cases.

Upload the Australian National University’s Lost on Campus app to your mobile phone to ensure you’re at the right venue.

Happening Wednesday 3 August at ANU Engineering Lecture Theatre, Engineering Building 32, North Road, Acton. Entry is free. Tickets can be accessed via www.eventbrite.com.au

TECHNOLOGY IN GOVERNMENT

Technology in Government is Australia’s largest ICT event for the Public Sector. It combines a high- level conference with a large scale exhibition, bringing together senior Public Sector Technologists and Communications Experts to learn, network and source ICT solutions for the ongoing transformation within Government.

Meet over 2000 distinguished technologists, hear from world leaders in Public Sector Transformation and get in touch with over 80+ exhibitors at the Technology in Government Expo!

You will need to book tickets to attend the Technology in Government conferences, but entry into the exhibition is free.

Happening over 2 – 3 August at the National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Suite 801, Level 8. Tickets can be accessed via www.acevents.com.au

THE WORLD OF COIN DESIGN

Have you always wanted to enter the world of a coin designer? Visit the Mint now to see a pop-up display showing what a typical coin design studio looks like on the inside. Whether sketching in pencil, sculpting and carving in plaster or modelling using 3D software, the age-old skills and craft of creating miniature works of art are alive and well at the Royal Australian Mint.

Entry is free. On now at the Royal Australian Mint, Denison Street, Deakin.Visit the website for more information www.ramint.gov.au.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

MARKETS

FASH N TREASURE MARKET

Fash N Treasure (FNT) is a Canberra based Fashion Market specialising in new, vintage and recycled clothing and accessories. The market also hosts collectible items including books, dvds, vinyl records and household items.

Happening Saturday 6 August 10am – 3pm at Fitzroy Building Exhibition Park In Canberra, Cnr Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Fitroy Building, Mitchell.

Entry is $3, tickets can be purchased via www.fashntreasure.com.au

OLD BUS DEPOT MARKETS

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

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

CAPITAL REGION FARMERS MARKETS

Visit the largest regional markets in the Southern Tablelands — the Capital Region Farmers Market! Be tantalised by fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, seafood, cakes, condiments, meats, cheeses and more.

Fresh produce reflects the exciting seasonal characteristics and diversity of the region providing opportunity for you to learn more about the food you’re eating and the region it comes, and discuss what you’re buying with the growers.

On every Saturday from 7.30am to 11.30am at Exhibition Park on Flemington Road.

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKET 

Farmers and Foodies will feature thirty stalls selling anything from tea to dog treats to organic vegetables and wood-fire sour dough all the way from Adaminaby. There will also be live music and a small bar.

For those who struggle to make it to the Farmers Markets on Saturday or Sunday, come out for some music, food and seasonal shopping at Farmers and Foodies Market!

Happening every Friday evening from 3-7pm at the Kingston Foreshore, within the Old Bus Depot Markets. See the Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS

The Southside Farmers Market is a village market that provides all the fresh food that you need for your weekly shop. The market has a great range of fresh, seasonal produce from around 60 stallholders each week – including fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, honey, bread, gourmet treats and much more.

Open every Sunday morning from 8am until 11:30am at CIT Southside Campus, corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Ainsworth Street, Phillip. Visit the website for more information.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

HINDMARSH PRIZE

The inaugural Hindmarsh Prize exhibition aims to recognise excellence and promote the appreciation of glass artists who live and practice in the ACT and region.

Happening 28 Jul – 4 Sept at Canberra Glassworks, Fitters Workshop,
11 Wentworth Avenue,
Kingston
ACT. For more information visit the website.

ACT PRIMARY SCHOOLS CARBON CHALLENGE

In August 2016 the challenge is on for ACT Primary schools and by challenge, we mean Carbon Challenge! Terrific prizes up for grabs and each participating school receives:

  • Administration support
  • Resource packs for teachers
  • Activity kits for students

Principals & teachers – Get your school on board and register your interest to participate today! Registration closes 30 June 2016. If you are a parent interested in getting your school involved, present this info sheet to staff at your school.

Happening Monday 1-31 August. For more information or to register your interest email [email protected] or call 13 22 81 for more information. View full terms and conditions of the competition.

KIDS

 LITTLE GRIFFINS

A free program for toddlers and pre-schoolers. At 10am on the last Friday of each month come along for an hour of constructive fun at the National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive Commonwealth Park (just off Commonwealth Avenue).

Prams welcome and bookings aren’t necessary. 2016 dates for LITTLE GRIFFINS:  26 August, 30 September, 28 October, 25 November. Click here for more details: www.natcap.gov.au

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.

SPIDERS AT QUESTACON

Imagine if you could taste with your fingers and hear with your hair! Spiders – a joint exhibition between Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and the Australian Museum will help you to unlock the secretive world of these captivating creatures.

Featuring up to 200 spider specimens including live Australian tarantulas, funnel-webs, redbacks and giant water spiders you will learn there is more than meets the eye to these beautiful creatures.

Open every day from 9am to 5pm until 9 October at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. For more information see www.questacon.edu.au.

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.

LITTLE FACES

Little children and their parent or carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for Little Faces, playful activities in the galleries on the first Tuesday of each month. Look at the portrait Charles Teo by Adam Chang exploring faces, colour and sound.

Ideal for children from 6 months – 3 years. Followed by morning tea in the café. Bookings essential. The program is made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC

Happening until Tuesday 2 August at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

FILM

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS HIGH TEA

A fabulous movie with a fabulous high tea! Lean back in your leather recliner chairs and have your friendly Dendy staff serve you with an Absolutely Fabulous High Tea.

This one off Ab Fab package includes:

  • 1 x Premium Lounge Entry and tickets to Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Glass of Sparkling or Juice on arrival
  • Cucumber sandwiches
  • Mini Quiches
  • Scone with double cream and Jam
  • Mini muffins
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries
  • Pot of tea

Happening Sunday 7 August 10.30am, at Dendy Canberra, Bunda Street, Level 2, Canberra Centre.

Ticket price for non-members is $70 and $62.50 for members. Tickets can be purchased via www.dendy.com.au

QUOTE-A-LONG MOVIES AT DENDY CANBERRA

You know all the words… so why not join in with Quote-A-Long Movies At Dendy Canberra?

During Dendy’s season of quote-along films, there’s no shushing allowed! Join cult classics including Anchorman and Wayne’s World, and show off your encyclopaedic knowledge of their legendary dialogue. These are interactive sessions of some of the greatest films of all time every Monday!

  • August 1, 2016 – Monty Python Holy Grail
  • August 8, 2016 – Waynes World
  • August 15, 2016 – Anchorman
  • August 22, 2016 – Clueless
  • August 29, 2016 – The Fifth Element
  • September 5, 2016 – The Breakfast Club
  • September 12, 2016 – Step Brothers
  • September 19, 2016 – Mean Girls
  • September 26, 2016 – Princess Bride

Happening Mondays from 6.30pm at Dendy Cinemas Canberra, Bunda Street, Level 2 Canberra Centre.

Entry prices: $12 for adults, $10 for members; $8.50 for students.

FILMS ON FILM

As the cold air approaches, settle in for a wintery season of cinematic delights. Every Sunday at 2pm enjoy rare, cult, classic, experimental and surprising treasures from the National Film and Sound Archive’s 16mm and 35mm collections.

Happening at the National Film and Sound Archive on Sundays. See the full program on the website: www.nfsa.gov.au

EXHIBITIONS

CROSS PHASE: AN EXPLORATION OF MATERIALITY

For Cross Phase: An Exploration of Materiality, the artists have conspired to create an exhibition which explores materiality in its rawest form, stripping back artifice to expose the naked, hand worked material surface to close examination.

Cutting edge industrial processes intermingle with ancient hand crafted techniques more easily than many imagine, blending the probable with the impossible through conversation, interrogation and perseverance. Wood, steel, silver, paper and stone; each worked, tainted, yet un-compromised and enhanced by the changed wrought upon their surfaces.

Showing daily 11am – 3pm until 14 August at the Nishi Gallery, Kendall Lane, Acton. Free entry

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.

PLAY UP – THE RIGHT TO SHELTER

Popular family exhibition space Play Up pokes its tongue out at the idea that museums are hands off. Curated for, with and by children, this fabulous space allows children to stand up, dress up, make up, think up and step up.

The new exhibition ‘The Right to Shelter’ sets the theme until August 2016. With new hands-on activities like the life size cubby, doll houses, videos, books, touch screens and more, children are invited to think about their own rights and those of others around the world, all while having fun!

Showing daily 9am-5pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes.

Entry costs: $2 for adults, $1 for children and concession, $5 for family.

STREETS OF PAPUNYA

Streets of Papunya presents the new generation of painters from the legendary epicentre of Western Desert art.

Networks of kinship have ensured the handing-down of ancestral narratives, clan designs and the mental maps of sacred geography which provide the paintings’ motifs.

This exhibition seeks to locate the work of the current generation within the momentous historical achievement of their elders.
Women artists are conspicuously more prominent among the younger generation.

The exhibition coincides with a major publication by Vivien Johnson, who is also the curator of this exhibition.
Papunya artists past and present include Albert Namatjira, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula, Martha McDonald Napaltjarri, Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra, candy Nelson Nakamarra and Shorty Lunkarta

This exhibition is a joint venture between the ANU Drill Hall Gallery, University of New South Wales and Papunya Tjupi Arts.

This exhibition includes a wide selection of historical works drawn from the collections of ANU Anthropology and Archaeology and the College of Asia and the Pacific.

Showing daily 10am-5pm until 14 August at the Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley Street, Acton.

Free entry. Tickets can be accessed via dhg.anu.edu.au/events/streets-of-papunya-15-july-14-august/

‘DAWN AND DUSK’ – PAINTINGS BY ALICIA MOZQUEIRA

Alicia Mozqueira is a local emerging painter who has already received significant attention nationally. Her works reflect her intense interest in romanticism and in our individual interaction with the natural world.

Dawn and Dusk, this series of oil paintings, is based on “the renewing seasonal climate, the pristine quality of the light, and the skies and mountain air that I love about the Canberra region.”

Alicia was a finalist in the Wynne Prize in 2012 and most recently has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2015 with a portrait of Doug Hall AM.

Showing 4-21 August. Tuesdays to Fridays: 10am – 5pm; Saturdays: 9am – 5pm; Sundays 10am – 5pm. Free entry.

‘WINTER DRAWINGS’ BY LUCIENNE RICKARD

Lucienne Rickard is an extraordinarily talented young artist from Hobart. Her work is marked by a sharp eye for detail, zealous imagination and a fastidious, almost obsessive, mode of execution. Using controlled and repetitive pencil strokes, Lucienne presents the viewer with richly detailed, textured and challenging winter drawings works that unite themes of beauty, death, brutality and obsession.

Having completed her PhD in Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania, Lucienne has exhibited with Beaver Galleries since 2010. She has had much success since, including a sellout showing by the gallery at the inaugural Sydney Contemporary art fair in 2013. In 2014, she was selected to participate in “Primavera”, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual showing of bold new work from young Australian artists.

Showing 4-21 August at the Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin.

Free entry.

CANBERRA BABY & BEYOND EXPO 

Canberra’s parenting event of the year is bigger and better than ever before, bursting at the seams with all the latest in products, services, support, advice and entertainment for you and your family.
The Saturday program features all kinds of advice for expectant parents, and those with newborns – baby sleep expert Sophie Acott of Happy Baby Sleep, nutritionist Kate Freeman on feeding healthy kids, calm parenting guru Tracey Anderson Askew and more.

Then come back on Sunday for a super special treat for toddlers and older children for the PEPPA PIG STAGE SHOW, exclusively for expo shoppers. The Baby & Beyond Expo features exciting and innovative brands from around the country – as well as lots of invaluable extras such as babywearing advice and support, a Babies R Us Pram Run and children’s interactive areas.

The two-day extravaganza gives Canberra families the chance to browse, try and even buy direct from manufacturers, as well as retailers never before seen in Canberra. It gathers amazing services, from pregnancy and birth support right through to playgroups and health services.

Tickets are $10 adult, $6 concession, children FREE. On from August 6 – 7 from 9am to 3pm at Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd & Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell.
Visit the website for more information www.canberrababyexpo.com.au

BLACK BOX: LIFE, WALLS AND HOUSES 

Canberra’s Judi Elliott is a distinguished glass artist who has exhibited in more than 120 exhibitions in around 12 countries. Her new solo exhibition—Black Box: Life, walls and houses—is on now. Judi has created this collection of intriguing three-dimensional, highly colourful glass houses in the signature-style she’s developed over many years. Her fabulous art is found in prestigious collections around the world. Judi’s new body of work is a ‘must see’.

On at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre until 27 August. Free to the public. Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit. Tues-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 12pm-4pm.

WILD HISTORIES BY SUSIE DUREAU

In her upcoming exhibition at Suki & Hugh gallery, emerging artist Susie Dureau does not hold back. The drama, tension and grandeur of the scenes she presents are more than literal depictions of the landscape.  And whilst they are bold and confident upfront, they are also restrained and sophisticated in their execution.
The exhibition entitled Wild Histories offers a series of oil paintings showing land and seascapes. The body of work is a continuation of a theme for Dureau who is intensely deep and poetic in her approach to her paintings. They are reflections of the human condition and although there are no humans represented there is certainly a strong sense of soul and feeling. These very human elements are articulated acutely.  6 August to 26 September 2016.

Entry is free. On August 6 from 3pm – 5pm at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore

Visit the webiste for more information www.sukihugh.com.au

2° EXHIBITION OPENING

investigates climate change, it’s effect on the present, and the struggle to avoid environmental disaster by limiting rising global temperature to two degrees. Other than life and death, climate change will be one of the only collective experiences in our lifetime to touch every human on the planet. Engaging audiences through humor, seduction and intrigue, 2° effectively raises awareness and addresses the concerns of climate change. This exhibition features Daniel Bonson, GW Bot, David Buckland, Søren Dahlgaard, Jacky Green, Annika Harding, Timothy James Johnson and Andrew Styan, is curated by Alexander Boynes, and is supported by Climarte.org who promote the arts for a safe environment through their international programs and networks.

Happening Friday 15 Jul – 20 Aug at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon ACT. For more information visit www.ccas.com.au

TOUGH AND TENDER

Photographs by Warwick Baker, Larry Clark, Rozalind Drummond, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Collier Schorr reflect the formative identity of young adulthood and complexities of masculinity and gender, composed with sensitivity and candour in Tough and Tender. In ground-breaking performance art documented on video, Chris Burden’s physical trials strip back his own persona and the mythic ethos of manhood.

Specific works have been selected from broader oeuvres to create an atmosphere of revelation of subtle emotion and bodily sensation in portrait-related work.

Happening 15 Jul – 16 Oct at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit www.portrait.gov.au

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: COLLECTING DR WHO

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’.

The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Dr Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Explore this cultural phenomenon through a collection that ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

Happening 16 Jul – 20 Nov at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit http://www.cmag.com.au/exhibitions/bigger-on-the-inside-collecting-dr-who

MICHAEL TAYLOR: A SURVEY 1963-2016

Michael Taylor is one of Australia’s best expressionist painters and one of our most significant contemporary artists, with a practice spanning 60 years. This exhibition is the first major survey of Taylor’s practice and includes paintings and drawings from six decades, sourced from major public and private collections in Australia.

He has lived in the Canberra region since 1971 – in Canberra, Bredbo, Michelago and Cooma. The landscape of the region has been a leitmotif in his ebullient, sensuous paintings, which oscillate between abstraction and representation. In Taylor’s painting every mark is electric with energy.

Showing until 2 October at Canberra Museum and Gallery,
176 London Circuit,
Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit www.cmag.com.au

FAITH, FASHION, FUSION

Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia explores the emerging modest fashion market and the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs – from swimwear to denim to red carpet gowns.

Developed by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, with advice and assistance from Multicultural NSW, Australian Muslim organisations and community members who shared stories, loaned objects and took part in the film and fashion shoots that make the exhibition visually and emotionally rich.

The exhibition includes commentary by Sydney’s first, and highly influential, Muslim fashion blogger Delina Darusman-Gala. Delina shares her love of clothing and offers advice on modest fashion, where to buy outfits and accessories, and how to make mainstream fashion trends more modest.

Faith Fashion Fusion also provides a space where Muslim women speak more broadly about themselves, their experiences and their faith, countering misconceptions that exist in Australian society. The women share their opinions, challenges and achievements through photographs, treasured objects and interviews; including author Randa Abdel-Fattah, academic and media commentator Susan Carland, Australia’s first Muslim surf lifesaver Mecca Laalaa and author Arwa Abousamra.

Inspired by the work of photo bloggers such as Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, the exhibition also captures the diversity and creativity of Muslim women’s style through a street style photo shoot undertaken at locations around Sydney.

Faith Fashion Fusion is on show until 4 September at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes from 9am–5pm daily with free entry.

MEMORIES OF THE STRUGGLE

In 1994 Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa. He embodied not only the hopes of his long-suffering people, but also the spirit of thousands of anti-apartheid supporters around the world who had worked tirelessly to rid the country of its racist laws.

Among these supporters were many Australians. From as early as 1950, trade unions, the government, sportsmen and women, musicians and many individuals took part in the fight for justice in South Africa. The anti-apartheid movement was diverse and complex, and made up of many different groups and voices.

While Old Parliament House functioned as the federal parliament, important discussions were held and decisions were made there on Australia’s response to the South African government’s discriminatory policy of apartheid. Three prime ministers—Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke—made key decisions that put pressure on the South African government to abolish apartheid.

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

The Museum of Australia Democracy is pleased to be a contributing partner to this important exhibition.

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

AUSTRALIA IN THE GREAT WAR

Australia in the Great War is the Australian War Memorial’s new exhibition in the First World War Galleries. Discover one of the world’s great collections of material related to the First World War.

The First World War Galleries integrate a wide variety of items from this collection, including dioramas, art works; uniforms; medals; technology such as artillery and firearms; photographs; film; and letters and diaries.

On display now until 1 January 2017 at the Australian War Memorial.

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.

KANINJAKU

Kaninjaku explores the history of the Canning Stock Route. Stories of contact, conflict and survival are featured in a striking new exhibition, Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route.

Showing at the National Museum of Australia until 12 August.

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: COLLECTING DR WHO

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’.

The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Dr Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Explore this cultural phenomenon through a collection that ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

Happening Saturday 16 July – Sunday 20 November at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit the website.

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

For a comprehensive round up of smaller exhibitions around town, visit Capital Magazine.

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