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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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TEN THINGS NOT TO MISS

2016 CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN

Canberra’s favourite fun run The Canberra Times Fun Run presented by Westpac is here again. The event is comprised of a 14km, 10km and 5km fun runs. The three events provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved while running past some of Canberra’s most iconic scenery and tourist attractions!

The Canberra Times Fun Run is a long standing event in the Canberra community raising both money and awareness for various charities.

Happening Sunday 4 September from 7.30am­11am at Rond Terrace, Parkes Way, Parkes. For entry details visit www.canberratimesfunrun.com.au

GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT HIGHBALL EXPRESS

So you may have picked up by now that creating amazing drinks is Highball Express‘ thing. And well, they want to give you an excuse to lock in a much-needed girls night out.

Master the art of mixing the perfect cocktail from Highball’s award-winning team of bartenders and enjoy the exclusivity of their small group sessions. You’ll learn the tricks of the trade as you take part in the creation of two signature Highball cocktails and one of their fabulously fruity punch bowls. After the class, head to a booth or out to the balcony to continue the fun.

Happening Wednesday 31 August with two sessions available, one at 6pm and the second at  7pm. Limit of 10 people per session. 

Bookings essential. Click here to reserve your spot now: www.highballexpress.com.au/event/girls-night-out

2016 KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL, CANBERRA

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korean Cultural Centre are pleased to present the 7th Korean Film Festival in Canberra.

Four exclusive Korean movies will be open to the public. See blockbusters ‘Veteran’, ‘The priests’ along with Baeksang Award winner director Lee Joon­Ik’s ‘The throne’ and ‘Dongju: The portrait of a poet.’

Happening Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September from 4pm ­ 7pm at Palace Electric Cinema, 2 Phillip Law Street. For tickets visit www.koffia.com.au/canberra

TEDXCANBERRA 2016

In the spirit of ideas worth spread­ing, TED has cre­ated a pro­gram called TEDx­. TEDx­ is a pro­gram of local, self-organised events that bring peo­ple together to share a TED-like expe­ri­ence.

This year, TEDxCanberra is exploring the theme of all in.

What would it look like if we were committed 100 per cent to our lives, our families, our work, and our passions? We want to explore this possibility, and try to understand what kind of world we might create if we each went all in.

Happening Saturday 3 September at Canberra Theatre Centre. For more information click here: tedxcanberra.org

PIALLIGO ESTATE WEDDING OPEN NIGHT

Interested in celebrating your big day in the beautiful surrounds of Pialligo Estate?

Join them at the exclusive night hosted as they showcase what Pialligo Estate has to offer and browse a range of local wedding suppliers.

Enjoy a glass of bubbles and canapes as you soak in the atmosphere of The Glasshouse, Pialligo Estate’s premium events space. 

Happening from 5pm until 7pm on Thursday 1 September

Free entry! RSVP at www.eventbrite.com.au.

2016 WOMEN OF SPIRIT AWARDS

Lifeline Canberra is inviting the community to be a part of the 2016 Women of Spirit Awards; recognising and celebrating inspirational women in our region.
We guarantee that all attendees of this beautiful, elegant event will leave feeling inspired! Bookings are essential, please visit our website for details.

Tickets are $80

Happening Monday 5 September from 12pm at the National Gallery of Australia. Find out more information and purchase tickets here: www.act.lifeline.org.au/womenofspirit

YOUTHCARE CANBERRA THANKS TO STEPHEN MOORE

It is a rugby dinner to farewell and give thanks to Stephen Moore, Captain of the AQUIS Brumbies. The event will feature a panel discussion involving Stephen Larkham, Rod Kafer and the man of the hour, Stephen Moore. It is being held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 6:30pm, at Hotel Realm, and the dress code is lounge suit/formal.

Funds raised will go towards YouthCare Canberra’s pro­active outreach services to young people at risk, including those who face homelessness and violence

Happening Tuesday 30 August from 6.30pm at Hotel Realm.

FROCK UP POP UP CANBERRA VINTAGE EVENT

The 24th Canberra Vintage Event from the Way We Wear Fairs is the popular Frock Up Pop Up at Narrabundah. One hundred and fifty years of fabulous fashion and fashion accessories for sale over one weekend. Then there is the fashion art, fashion books, textiles, buttons and bows, linen and lace and fashion ephemera. So much for the fashionista!

Entry is $2.00 donation supports Women of Empire 1914­1918 Exhibition

Happening Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September from 10am ­ 5pm at the Narrabundah Community Hall, 63 Boolimba Crescent, Narrabundah. Find out more information here: www.frockupaustralia.com

SHADOWLAND

Seen by more than half a million people worldwide the international theatre sensation Shadowland, returns to Canberra direct from the USA with their enchanting tale with illusion and dance.

Through their unique fusion of shadow theatre, illusion and dancers, audiences are mesmerised as human bodies transform themselves into faces, cars, buildings transporting the audience into the Shadowland.

Performed by internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus known for their incredible illusions, Shadowland was conceived after their appearance at the 2007 Academy Awards. It was the first show of its kind to combine shadow theatre with dance, and has since inspired many similar productions around the world.

Created in collaboration with Steven Banks (lead writer for the animated series SpongeBob Square Pants) Shadowland follows the surreal experience of a young girl’s sensational world as she comes of age; taking the audience into this universe through its funny and moving story. Set to a rhythmic original score by musician, producer and film composer David Poe, Shadowland is a universal and intimately storytelling through the use of shadows and dance.

Happening Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August 8pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra. For tickets visi canberratheatrecentre.com.au

FATHER DAY PETIT FEAST

Treat Dad to a delicious two course brunch feast this Father’s Day at Buvette.

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.

Buvette is fully licensed and has free parking all weekend, outdoor covered seating and complimentary WiFi.

SAMPLE MENU

SAVOURIES
Charcuterie sliced meat
Duck liver parfait
Oysters
Quiches
Mini sandwiches
Olives and cheese

SWEETS
Mini tartlets
Profiteroles
Crème brûlée
Friands
Macarons
Scones
Chocolate tartlets

To purchase tickets and for more information visit: buvette.com.au/petit-feast

FOOD & DRINK

PIZZINI WINE DINNER AT PROVINI

Meet Alfred and Katrina Pizzini, the founders of Pizzini Wines in the King Valley as they host a wine dinner at Provini. Join Katrina and Alfred for a convivial evening and enjoy a sophisticated modern take on traditional home cooked Italian food

alongside Provini’s Italian varietal wine, including their newest Nebbiolo. Includes four courses each matched with Pizzini wines.

Cost: $115 per person ($105pp for Pizzini Wine Club Members)

Bookings essential: online, via phone 03 5729 8278 or email [email protected]

Happening Wednesday 31 August from 7pm at Provini, 50 Bunda Street, Canberra City.

AROUND THE WORLD IN FIVE GLASSES

Take a trip to the underground and discover 5 innovative cocktails each matched with mouth­watering canapes. Experience the best of Black Market as we take you on a journey of sight, sound, smell, touch and of course taste in this exclusive cocktail degustation.

Please note, we are committed to the responsible service of alcohol and have tailored our drink offering for the evening to be equivalent of 2.5 standard drinks.

Tickets $50 per person and can be purchased here: www.eventbrite.com

Happening Wednesday 31 August from 6pm ­ 8pm

MOLLIE’S DOG PARTY AND WINE LAUNCH

Mollie, Murrumbateman Winery’s wine dog, is hosting a dog party to launch her second vintage Sauvignon Blanc. She’s inviting friendly dogs and their human companions to join her in celebration. Mollie was a rescue dog and sales of her wine proudly support the people that helped her, the ACT RSPCA.

WATTLE DAY DINNER WITH NOTABLE WATTLES

Wattle Day Dinner with Notable Wattles is a celebration of National Wattle Day by the lake shore at the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club with a delicious Australian­themed, three­course meal. Dinner will be followed by an Australian­first revelation of why wattle will appear on all of Australia’s new banknotes.

Win a commemorative $5 note folder issued that day and donated by the Reserve Bank in our dinner raffle! The delightful Morgan Spearritt from the Reserve Bank of Australia’s will be the after­dinner speaker.

RSVP and payment: 5 pm Friday 26 August 2016.

Tickets are $70.00
Happening Thursday 1 September 6:30pm at the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club, Mariner Place, 10, Yarralumla. See the website for more details: www.wattleday.asn.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.

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.

MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

LIVE JAZZ ­AN EVENING WITH MOLLY

Local jazz duo The Here and Now will treat you to an evening of cool jazz custom­made for Molly. Known for delivering moving and hypnotic interpretations of some of your most loved jazz tunes, songstress Rachael Thoms and guitarist Lachlan Coventry will make you swoon and swing!
Venture downstairs, grab a table and enjoy live jazz from The Here and Now with your favourite whisky on the side

Happening Wednesday 30 August from 7pm ­ 10pm at Molly. For more information visi www.molly.net.au

CANBERRA CHORAL SOCIETY’S VOICES IN SPACE

Voices in Space, featuring Tobias Cole and the Canberra Choral Society (CCS), will perform contrasting choral works that exploit the unique acoustic qualities of the High Court of Australia. Including Charles Villiers Stanford’s exquisite ‘Blue Bird’, listeners will be amazed by the power of ‘Voices in Space’. Audience members will also have the opportunity to discover the wonders of singing in this vibrant space.

From humble beginnings in 1952 as a small group of people singing for pleasure, the CCS has become one of the most innovative and exciting choirs in the capital. Led by Artistic Director Tobias Cole, CCS is known both for traditional choral repertoire such as Handel’s Messiah and for surprising audiences with new music, new venues, and new ways to experience old favourites.

Tobias Cole is a singer, conductor and educator who, as director of several choirs including CCS Chorus, CCS New Voices, Turner Trebles, Vocal Fry and Lyneham High Voices, has inspired many people of all ages to sing.

Bookings essential, entry free

Happening Sunday 4 September from 1.30pm at the High Court of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Find out more here: www.hcourt.gov.au

CELTIC ILLUSION

Cleverly fusing electrifying modern Irish Dance with mind­blowing magical elements, the spectacular stage show Celtic Illusion has now returned to Australian stages for limited tour, bigger and better than ever. With incredible new choreography, spellbinding magic, heart­racing music and a sensory experience like no other, audiences will be kept on the edge of their seats and left wanting more.

Showcasing a stellar cast of champion and internationally­acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Celtic Illusion offers some of the fastest taps in the world as the dancers’ thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison. The show is led by Australia’s very own Anthony Street, the first Australian to perform leading roles in Michael Flatley’s widely­acclaimed Lord of the Dance, including the very role that Michael Flatley originally performed himself.

Celtic Illusion also offers an incredible soundtrack composed by a stellar team, including Angela Little who co­composed Baz Luhrman’s film Australia, as well as Steve Skinner who has arranged and produced for artists such as Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and the Broadway musical Rent.

Happening Saturday 3 September from 8pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City. For tickets visit canberratheatrecentre.com.au

THE FAITHFUL SERVANT

Ray, The Faithful Servant, has given his all to the medical NGO he founded to help poor communities in Africa. His adopted daughter from Mozambique, Caroline, refuses to follow him – her life is with her family in Australia and her GP practice. Pereira has been Ray’s right­hand man in Mozambique for decades, but now wants to transform the NGO into a faith­based organisation.

As the play winds its way back from Ray’s death in Australia to his first encounter with Africa, the conflict between the differing interpretations of goodness takes on a visceral intensity. Being good, it becomes clear, is neither straightforward nor easy. And it poses moral dilemmas that strike at the core of our understandings of community and family.

Happening 3­18 September at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. For more information visit www.thestreet.org.au

afterDARK: SPRING SCAVENGER HUNTS

Take an afterDARK Spring Scavenger Hunt on selected Saturday nights and see what you can find in the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Gather your family for a night­time botanical scavenger hunt with fascinating discoveries and places to be explored.

Bring your torch, follow the clues and obtain the most points to take home the coveted ‘super­sleuth’ prize.

afterDARK Scavenger Hunts are not suitable for children under five years due to timing and length of tours.

Online bookings essential.
Happening 3 September ­ 5 November at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. For more information visit www.anbg.gov.au/gardenshttp://www.anbg.gov.au/gardens/

POLARITY

Polarity interrogates how we weather life’s disasters ­ asking what we do when the scaffold of what makes us whole, gets ripped out from under our feet.

Combining contemporary circus, physical theatre and powerful raw acrobatics, Canberra’s own Warehouse Circus will balance the lightness of flying through the air against the heaviness of needing to find ground in this exquisite new circus work.
A freak flood rips through an Australian town – a village in tatters ­ a community in ruin. Amid the aftermath, an unlikely phoenix must unshackle a difficult past in order to grasp any chance of survival.

Happening 4 September ­ 8 October from 7pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. For more information visit www.thestreet.org.au/shows/polarity

SHAMELESS SEAMUS ­ JIM MOGINIE (MIDNIGHT OIL) AND HIS IRISH REBEL BAND

Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil, The Break) and his 6­piece Irish rebel band (from Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong) promise a reeling and rollicking show when Shameless Seamus perform their one and only Canberra show at the Irish Club.

In his Irish Rebel band, Moginie plays electric guitar, bouzouki, ukelele and harmonium; singing and playing traditional reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas, ballads and rousing rebel songs.
His band is made up of great Irish musicians including Alan Healy (bodhran, tenor banjo, guitar and vocal), Evelyn Finnerty (fiddle and vocals), Bird (bodhran and drum kit), Christine Wheeler (whistle and guitar) and Michael Vidale (bass).

Shameless Seamus has released two albums and appeared at special events and festivals all over the country.

Tickets $20

Happening Saturday 3 September from 7pm at the Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Weston. Find more infomation here: www.irishclub.com.au

SPECIAL PROGRAM OF GREEK DANCING

Great opportunity to learn Greek dances in preparation for a Greek Dance Party with live music on 5 November. No experience or partners required. All welcome to both or either of these events.

Tickets $10.00

Happening Sunday 3 September from 1.30pm ­ 4.30pm at the Folk Dance Canberra Hall, 114 Maitland Street Hackett. Find out more information: www.folkdancecanberra.org.au

1927 & PSEUDO ECHO

Two of Australia’s most iconic bands are teaming up for a full national tour celebrating their place in Aussie music history!

When 1927 debuted with the album ISH it went on to become the highest selling debut release by an Australian artist and contained a staggering six charted singles including their mega hits If I Could and That’s When I think of You. The band will perform ISH in it’s entirety, as well as their follow up hit songs.

This year Pseudo Echo celebrate the 30th anniversary of Funky Town, which held the No. 1 spot in Australia for a record 12 weeks. The band will perform a set packed with hits including Listening, A Beat for You, Don’t Go, Love an Adventure, Living in a Dream, and many more.

Happening Friday 2 September from 8pm at the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 96 Corinna Street, Phillip. For tickets visit premier.ticketek.com.au

GLENN SHORROCK

One of the legends of Australian music returns to Canberra for one night only! From The Twilights to Axiom to Little River Band, hear the songs that have made Glenn one of our most popular singers ever.

40 years of songs, stories and memories in 1 night of memorable music!

Happening Friday 2 September from 8.30pm at The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings Club, 6 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa. For tickets visit premier.ticketek.com.au

SOUNDS OF THE 80s: THE FAIRLIGHT REVOLUTION

Even if you’ve never heard of the Fairlight CMI synthesiser, you will certainly recognise it in many of the greatest hits of the 80s. Meet its creators, Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie, in conversation.

Happening Friday 2 September from 7.30pm at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. For tickets visit www.nfsa.gov.au

THE VINYL LOUNGE

On the first Friday of every month, Sound curators at the National Film and Sound Archives hold a listening party, and you’re invited. The format is simple: BYO vinyl, or choose from a huge selection on stage, share why you love them, or just listen to others’ stories. Discover songs you’ve never heard whilst re­discovering the soundtracks of your past – all played on a pure analogue sound system you may want to hug on your way out. From Kraut­Rock to K­pop, TISM to Tijuana Brass, The Vinyl Lounge is an informal, sometimes moving, and always surprising way to close the week, and jump­start the weekend.

The Bench Room cafe is open from 5.00 pm for drinks and snacks, with The Vinyl Lounge grooving from 5.30–7.00 pm.

Entry is free. Happening Friday 2 September from 5.30pm at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

AN EVENING WITH TOMMY EMMANUEL

Two­time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians with a professional career spanning five decades. Relentless touring has garnered Emmanuel hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. His unique style is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a band for melody, rhythm, bass and drum parts, Tommy plays all that – and more – on one guitar. See and hear it for yourself during An Evening With Tommy Emmanuel.

Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire young Emmanuel to try this “fingerpicker” style. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel’s biggest fans. Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to witness the magic hands of the ‘Guitar Wizard of Oz,’ but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. Tommy Emmanuel’s message is pure love for the guitar and the music and his delight in sharing it with the world, one audience at a time.

Happening Monday 29 August from 7.30pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra. For more information on tickets click here canberratheatrecentre.com.au

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

SKYZONE’S ANTI-GRAVITY DODGEBALL 2016

Gather your fellow glory-hunters and get ready to go head-to-head in the ultimate anti-gravity dodgeball league at Skyzone Westfield Belconnen.

The winning team will head to Sydney for the grand final and battle it out for the ultimate prize….a FREE trip to Las Vegas to represent Australia in the 2017 Ultimate Dodgeball Challenge.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • A team of five players
  • An awesome team name
  • A big ol’ hunk of enthusiasm and good sportsmanship

THE GRAND PRIZE

  • $1000 cash prize
  • A private party to celebrate the team victory (valued at $500)
  • Sky Zone vouchers (valued at $500)
  • Dodgeball Winner’s Trophy & Tees for you to flaunt in the next season
  • Next season entry cost covered (valued at $750)
  • Spot in the 2017 semifinals for UDC. Semifinal winners head to Sydney for the grand final and battle it out for the ultimate prize… a FREE trip to LAS VEGAS to represent Australia in the 2017 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship!

Happening from 31 August – 2 November at SkyZone Westfield Belconnen, Lathlain Street, Belconnen. Sign up and find more information here: skyzone.com.au/dodgeball

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! If you need a little Cuban courage before getting out on the dance floor, we’ll be serving up delicious $10 raspberry mojitos from 4pm.

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

Happening: Every Tuesday from 4pm at the Highball Express.

Free entry. For more information call 0405474367 or visit the website www.highballexpress.com.au

WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TALKS

VISION AUSTRALIA ACT OPEN DAY

Vision Australia South Coast, Central West NSW & ACT has a new, modern office located within Sydney Ave’s health precinct in Canberra.  The centre is opening its doors to the blindness and low vision community, their family and friends, and the public on September 3.

Vision Australia’s most popular services include:

  • Expert advice and support to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme and My Aged Care.
  • Home safety & skills for independent living.
  • Falls prevention.
  • Technology for communication and mobility.
  • Computer training.
  • Peer support.
  • Social clubs.
  • Children’s services to assist in education & development.

There will be lots of interactive activities on offer to showcase Vision Australia’s services:

  • 10.30am: Meet Emma, their Seeing Eye Dog and her instructor
  • 11am: Read newspapers, magazines and books on their new library app
  • 11.30am: Interact with their technology specialist who will demonstrate a range of technology solutions
  • 12pm: Join a mobility specialist for an interactive session
  • 12.30pm: Meet an occupational specialist and engage your senses
  • 1pm: Learn how to help your child reach key milestones and become independent
  • 1.30pm: Discover everything you wanted to know about the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Happening at Vision Australia South Coast, Central West NSW & ACT, Suite 1a, 3 Sydney Avenue, Barton from 10am, Saturday 3 September.

Light refreshments available throughout the day. For more information or to book your place in a session:

ACTSMART FOR CHANGE ­ LUNCHEON

Actsmart invites you to a special luncheon to hear from innovative industry leaders and like­minded individuals all dedicated to tackling climate change.

Isn’t it time you discovered how you can be part of the journey to take action on climate change?
Don’t miss this unique opportunity.

Enjoy a locally inspired lunch showcasing produce from Canberra and the Region.

Tickets are $95.00

Happening Thursday 1 September 12pm­2pm at the National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra. See the website for more details and tickets: www.actsmart.act.gov.au

afterDARK: SPRING SCAVENGER HUNTS

Take an afterDARK Spring Scavenger Hunt on selected Saturday nights and see what you can find in the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Gather your family for a night­time botanical scavenger hunt with fascinating discoveries and places to be explored.

Bring your torch, follow the clues and obtain the most points to take home the coveted ‘super­sleuth’ prize.

afterDARK Scavenger Hunts are not suitable for children under five years due to timing and length of tours.

Online bookings essential.

Happening 3 September ­ 5 November at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. For more information visit www.anbg.gov.au/gardens

CREATIVITY: THE ENGINE FOR INNOVATION

Creativity goes hand in hand with innovation. And there is no innovation without creativity. This workshop is about exploring ways to develop and use your creative thinking. Creativity is the driving force behind innovation, incorporating alternative perspectives and freedom of restriction by rules and norms.

The creativity workshop will help to set the scene for leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners for the next two workshops.

Attendees will leave with a goody bag and an expanded mindset.

You can find more information on learning outcomes, the agenda and speakers here.

Wednesday 31 August, 5.30 ­to 8.30pm at the University of Canberra (Venue TBC) Cost free for the first 10 participants, then $20 per person.

SWEET BONES CAKE DRESSING CLASS FOR UC ALUMNI

Sweet Bones is an organic vegan café and bakery in Braddon. We know what you’re thinking…organic…VEGAN…that means no animal products right? Did we mention that Sweet Bones are the sole creators of some of the most delicious cakes and sweet treats you will ever have the pleasure of tasting?

Owners Emily and Russell Brindley have a passion for no frills, whole foods. The café has a rustic, rock ‘n’ roll feeling with a friendly local vibe. The food is inventive, cruelty free and most of all delicious.

Attendees will each get expert guidance from Emily and their own 6” cake to play with – even if you don’t consider yourself creative, there is so much fun to be had at this exclusive cake dressing workshop. Over the course of roughly three hours you

will learn how to take a ‘plain jane’ cake and transform it into a master piece. Feel free to get inspired (and lose track of time) by their photo gallery.

Nibbles are provided. Attendees are welcome to B.Y.O.

Happening Thursday 1 September from 6pm ­ 9pm at Sweet Bones Bakery and Cafe ­ 18 Lonsdale Street 8, Braddon.

AN HOUR WITH NADIA HASHIMI

Nadia Hashimi, author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, will be visiting Paperchain Bookstore. She is sharing her experiences and two new novels ­ debut childrens book One Half from the East, and her new novel The House Without Windows.
Please join us for a cosy evening, complete with nibbles, refreshments and enlightening conversation.

Happening Monday 5 September from 6pm at Paperchain Bookstore, 34 Franklin St., Manuka. For more information visit www.paperchainbookstore.com.au

CANBERRA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE UPCOMING SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS

The Canberra Environment Centre will be running the following workshops in September as part of the SustainAbility Workshops series:

Baking Sourdough Bread

Saturday 3 September 1­5pm, YMCA Bush Capital Lodge, $80 ‘Fresh bread with an old soul’ – Chad Robertson, Tartine Bakery

In one of our most popular workshops, founding member of the Urban Homesteaders Club (Canberra and Surrounds) and baking enthusiast Claire Caesar will demonstrate how to makeTartine style sourdough bread at home. Claire will share her tips and tricks for preparing great sourdough without taking too much time away from the busy working week.

Of course, learning is best done by doing. There will be an opportunity to practice every step in the sourdough process during this workshop, from preparing starter to the final shaping. Enjoy freshly baked bread from the workshop for afternoon tea and take home your own bread mix, leaven, starter and workshop notes.

Introduction to Permaculture

Tuesday 6 September 6­8pm, Canberra Environment Centre, $20

Permaculture design aims to mimic patterns and relationships found in nature to produce an abundance of food, fibre and energy. In contrast to industrial agriculture, land cultivation in permaculture is viewed in terms of how it relates to surrounding ecosystems. The aim is to work with, rather than against, natural cycles, patterns and processes and create genuinely sustainable agriculture.

In this introductory workshop Bredbo Valley View Farm’s Martyn Noakes will introduce some of the key permaculture concepts to get you started on the road to thinking, designing and acting in the permaculture way.

Introduction to Natural Dyeing

Tuesday 20 September 6­8pm, Canberra Environment Centre, $20

Back by popular demand, this is a unique opportunity to learn the art of plant dyeing from one of Australia’s celebrated textiles artists. Sally Blake is a Canberra based textiles artist who recently completed her PhD in textiles at the ANU. Her practice includes woven techniques, stitching, plant dyeing and paper work. Along with appearing in exhibitions around Australia, Sally has been recognised in France, Britain, Japan and New Zealand.

Sally will give a general introduction to plant dyeing and the different techniques available, as well as a short history of the practice. This will be followed by a demonstration on how to make and apply plant based dyes.

Cultivating Healthy Soil

Tuesday 27 September 6­8pm, Canberra Environment Centre, $20

Often overlooked and sometimes forgotten, healthy soils are the key to growing successful, nutrient dense fruit and veggies. This workshop is about growing the best fruit and veggies you can without using pesticides or chemical fertilisers.

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

Limited places are available and bookings are essential, please visit www.ecoaction.com.au or phone 6248 0885 to book.

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

CANBERRA BABY & KIDS MARKET

The Canberra Baby & Kids Market provides excellent quality pre­loved items by great brands at bargain prices. From prams to cots, toys to books and clothes to shoes – this market has it all. You will find great brands in the best pre­loved condition, such as Country Road, Jack & Milly, Esprit, Fred Bare, Peg Perego, Mini Haha, Seed – just to name a few!

The Baby & Kids Markets always attract a great crowd of parents and expecting parents. There is s a huge selection of large items (prams, cots, highchairs, etc), and an incredible number of clothes, toys, books, shoes and other items are looking for a new home too. Browse through a range of new items for sale and services such as kids entertainment businesses and photographers.

Held indoors, the market has a cafe for snacks and coffee. Free parking. Entry $4.00

Happening Saturday 3 September from 9am ­ 12pm at the Fitzroy Building, Exhibition Park In Canberra, 5 Flemington Road, Lyneham. Click here for more information: www.kidspot.com.au/babykidsmarket

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

ACTSMART FOR CHANGE ­ LUNCHEON

Actsmart invites you to a special luncheon to hear from innovative industry leaders and like­minded individuals all dedicated to tackling climate change.

Isn’t it time you discovered how you can be part of the journey to take action on climate change?
Don’t miss this unique opportunity.

Enjoy a locally inspired lunch showcasing produce from Canberra and the Region.

Tickets are $95.00

Happening Thursday 1 September 12pm­2pm at the National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra. See the website for more details and tickets: www.actsmart.act.gov.au

 ALZHEIMER’S AUSTRALIA ACT’S BUSINESS BREAKFAST

An incredible opportunity for all across Canberra to come together at Alzheimer’s Australia ACT’s Business Breakfast which will be held on Friday 2 September from 7am at the QT Hotel, London Circuit.

The late Major Ivor Hodgkinson (pictured) and many other serving members will be honoured at our Business Breakfast.  This event is about bringing together Canberra’s business and community leaders, politicians, health
professionals and families to be part of a unique and powerful experience.  This experience will be presented by key note speaker Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, Director of the Australian War Memorial. Dr Nelson will examine the stories of our veterans; the impact of war and dementia and by doing so respectfully honour our serving members both past and present.  Through the collection of these stories we will shine a light on war experiences, post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and dementia and the issues and challenges faced by so many Australians.

We all need to be part of this important conversation and we need to work together to remove the stigma still attached to dementia. The real life stories from our veterans and their families will allow us to see that dementia doesn’t discriminate and it is everybody’s business.  It is inevitable that we will all have a connection with someone in our community living with dementia. That’s why you need to join us for this incredibly empowering and poignant event. 

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT is making a difference for those impacted by dementia by using their knowledge and expertise of dementia to provide leadership in quality services and be a strong and credible voice for the creation of a dementia friendly ACT.

Canberra has a current population of 400,000 and approximately every three days someone is diagnosed with dementia in the ACT. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and there is no cure. There are more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Australia ACT Business Breakfast is vital – they need to spread their word of our work so Alzheimer’s Australia ACT can continue to support people with dementia and their families in the ACT. All funds raised from this year’s Business Breakfast will be dedicated to a specific dementia care program – a special announcement on this initiative will be made on the day.

Happening on Friday 2 September from 7am until 9am at QT Canberra. Find more information on the event and book your table now here: www.fightdementia.org.au or via Eventbrite

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:  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

FILM

WOMEN OF THE SUN (1981) SCREENINGS

In 1981, Sonia Borg and Hyllus Maris wrote a series of television movies telling the story of Australia’s colonisation through the eyes of four Aboriginal women. The groundbreaking series included performances from the likes of Bob Maza and Essie Coffey, and went on to win the United Nations Media Peace Prize and the Banff Grand Prix in 1983.

We present a special season screening all four films. See the website for more details: www.nfsa.gov.au

Happening 3pm daily at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Free entry. Tickets can be accessed via www.trybooking.com

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 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

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS

Explore two million years of human history through treasured objets from the British Museum’s collection. Discover how people have shaped the world and, in turn, have been shaped by it.

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum will invite visitors to span the globe, to wonder at the remarkable achievements of people as they faced changing climates, new lands and shifting political arenas. It is an astonishing testament to human ingenuity and craftsmanship.

This is a story told exclusively through the things people have made: objects of all kinds that have been admired and preserved, or used, broken and discarded. From stone to gold, clay to plastic, the objects range in size from tall Assyrian reliefs to a small, but exquisite, gold llama from Peru.

For more information, please check the website: nma.gov.au/exhibitions

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

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.

 

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