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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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12 THINGS NOT TO MISS

 THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Discover 2 million years of human history in the one room with A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum. This major international exhibition from the British Museum explores the history of humanity – how we have shaped the world, and how the world has shaped us.

It provides an exceptional opportunity to witness compelling human stories expressed through a unique and beautiful collection of artefacts drawn from across the globe.

Each object featured in the exhibition marks a point on the journey through history, from two million years ago until the present.

Happening at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, for more information on tickets and opening hours click here: www.nma.gov.au

HANDMADE MARKET SEPTEMBER 2016

Shop Canberra’s award winning Handmade Market which brings together talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets all under one roof. Find that unique gift from the region.

The Handmade Market will showcase over 220 Australian designer/makers. All products on sale at the Handmade Market are Australian made and designed. Shop at Handmade to support Australian designers and find something unique, well priced and meet the maker.

ATMs on site. Indoor venue includes a gourmet food and drinks hall.
Free entry but they have a charity if you would like to offer support with a gold coin donation.

Happening Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September from 10am – 4pm at Exhibition Park in Canberra, Northbourne Ave and Flemington Road, Mitchell. Entry is free.

Find more information here: www.handmadecanberra.com.au

AUSDANCE ACT YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL: BE LOUD, BE HEARD

Ausdance ACT’s Youth Dance Festival (Dance Fest as it is affectionately known) provides the youth of Canberra with the opportunity to dance in a professional theatre environment.

Dance Fest is a non-competitive celebration of dance that embraces differences, creativity, team work and building relationships. Students are provided with a safe and supportive environment to be creative, self-express and partake in a rich artistic process.

This year students have been invited to explore the theme BE LOUD BE HEARD.

Click here for comprehensive guide to which schools will perform on which nights.

Happening Wednesday 7 September – Friday 9 September from 7.30pm – 10pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra. For more information click here: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH ELISE PIOCH

Discover the art of hand poured candle making with one of Australia’s most respected creatives and founder of the luxurious Maison Balzac candles, Elise Pioch.

Having collaborated with numerous artists and designers including fashion label Romance Was Born, Elise’s creations are in high demand. Known for her unique approach and artistic flair, her colourful candles are created using opulent scents that draw on memories from her childhood in Provence, France.

A lover of synesthesia (a perceptual condition in which the stimulation of one sense triggers the involuntary reaction of another sense), Elise will guide you through the art of candle making step by step, and teach you how to use the process to awaken your senses and unleash your inner creative. You will get to experience the unique Eden scent that Elise has created, and hand pour your own Eden candle to take home.

Happening Saturday 10 September, 10am-& 1pm; Sunday 11 September, 11am & 2pm; Saturday 17 September, 10am & 1pm at Eden, Level 1, near Country Road, Canberra Centre. Secure your place at these workshops at moshtix.com.au

To discover Eden for yourself, stop by Level 1 near Country Road and explore their new wellbeing destination.

OPENING OF WEBER STORE AT BURNING LOG OUTDOOR | INDOOR

It’s BBQ season! Weber Store at Burning Log Outdoor | Indoor is launching this weekend – it’s the first of its kind in Canberra and only the second in Australia!

Created to give consumers the best retail barbecue experience that they could possibly have, it will be an amazing store where people can see the complete range of Weber barbecues and accessories in a store environment like nothing before seen in a barbecue retailer in Australia — customers will be able to taste food cooked off Weber barbecues daily.

The Weber Store at Burning Log Outdoor Indoor is open seven days and this weekend for the grand opening of Weber Store, the team from Weber and 3seeds will be cooking on an array of Weber barbecues between 10am and 2pm. From perfect pork crackle to legs of lamb and pizza, plus the chance to be ‘tong master’ and cook your own perfect steak, it’s set to be a delicious weekend!

Weber staff will be there to answer any Weber related questions and everyone who attends the opening will also have the opportunity to win a Weber Masterclass for themselves and four friends.  

Happening Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September from 10am until 2pm at Burning Log Outdoor | Indoor, Cnr of Maryborough & Wollongong Streets, Fyshwick. The MIX 106.3FM team will be on hand between 11am and 1pm on Saturday with chips, drinks, and balloons for the kids.

Find out more about the brand new Weber Store at www.burninglog.com.au.

GIRL GANG

Girl Gang is a group exhibition showcasing female artists, designers and illustrators in Canberra, curated by Poyo Studio, creative studio of local designer and illustrator Juliette Dudley.

Girl Gang features work by 15 locals, including a mix of established and emerging artists. The works are mostly drawings and paintings, with a few digital and mixed media pieces. The styles of artwork showcased in the exhibition reflect the diverse range of artists involved – a mix of traditional techniques, street art, graphic art, and tattoo art styles.

The exhibition is being held at Anvil Studio & Gallery, a recently opened gallery and workshop space in The Hamlet. Girl Gang runs for two weekends until 11 September, with a Q&A panel discussion with several of the artists on Saturday 10 September.

ROBERT FORSTER IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEX SLOAN

For the official Canberra launch of Robert Forster’s new book Grant and I: inside and outside The Go­betweens, join Australian singer­songwriter and author Robert Forster and ABC 666 personality Alex Sloan as they delve into the friendship and collaboration that made The Go­Betweens, one of Australia’s most iconic bands.

Happening Thursday 8 September from 6pm at the National Portrait Gallery. Tickets: $20. Find more information here: www.portrait.gov.au

THAI FOOD AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2016

The Royal Thai Embassy is pleased to invite you to the Thai Food & Cultural Festival 2016. Taste Thai culinary delights, experience Thai traditional dances & arts, shop for exquisite Thai silk and handicrafts and enjoy a special performance by Tachaya, winner of 14 gold medals from World Championships of Performing Arts 2016 and much more.

This year’s Festival aims to showcase the exquisite and world renowned Thai Silk through decorations, cultural performances, exhibition and activities.

Happening on Sunday 11 September from 10.30am – 5pm at The Royal Thai Embassy Canberra, 111 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla. Entry is free.

Find more information here: canberra.thaiembassy.org

SCREENING + FILMMAKER Q&A: EIGHT

Screening + Q&A with filmmaker Peter Blackburn for Anxiety Recovery Centre.
Eight (2016, M)
Dir: Peter Blackburn, Australia, 81mins
A woman is stuck inside her house, trapped by her own anxiety. Will she make it to the front door?

This masterfully executed single-shot film is anything but a gimmick!

Happening on Thursday 8 September from 6.30pm at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton

Tickets are $20.00, for more information click here hwww.nfsa.gov.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 the 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

PARLIAMENT HOUSE SPRING PROGRAM 2016

See a different side of ‘the people’s house’ during Parliament House’s Spring Program including Meet the Gardner Tours, Spring Teas, Landscape Walks and more.

Find out the full program of events here.

Happening at Parliament House from 10 September until 13 November 2016.

FOOD & DRINK

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 their $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.

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.

MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

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 right-hand man in Mozambique for decades, but now wants to transform the NGO into a faith-based 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 at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra, for more information on tickets and opening hours click here: www.thestreet.org.au

TRANSCENDENCE ANU OPEN SCHOOL OF MUSIC INCLUDING VOCAL FRY

This showcase concert performed by the talented and dedicated students of the ANU Open School of Music will feature works for chamber ensemble, solo instrumentalists, and choir (Vocal Fry).

A highlight of the program will be key movements from the amazing Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, written in the final weeks of his short life. Hear why the writer Rousseau referred to its first movement as ‘the most perfect and touching duet to come from the pen of any composer’.

Lindy Reksten and Tobias Cole have created a program to transcend you beyond your cares. Bookings via High Court website.

Happening on Sunday 11 September from 1.30pm at the High Court of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes Entry is free. Find more information here: www.hcourt.gov.au

GRIFFYN SOLOS 2016 SERIES: MYTHOS 

Griffyn harpist Laura Tanata presents the fifth and last of the Griffyn Solos 2016 Series in a performance exploring mythology, soundscape and dance-drama. Experience the concept of ‘theatre of confluence’ in The Crown of Ariadne (for solo harp with percussion, a one performer show) by Canadian composer Raymond Murray Schafer and engage in the ancient Cretan story of Theseus and Ariadne.

The night will close with the stunning Fantaisie pour harp by French composer Alfred Desenclos, bringing together the traditional and the contemporary in 20th-century harp writing.

This is a Griffyn Solos performance, kindly supported by Belconnen Arts Centre.

Happening on Saturday 10 September from 7pm at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen For ticket information click here.

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

Following their sell-out 2015 Australian tour and upon the request of hundreds of Australian fans, Nice Events is proud to announce that Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will return to Australia in September 2016 for a national tour.

The tour follows Postmodern Jukebox’s current 75-date almost completely sold-out international run, which wraps up June 2016. In 2015, the group’s sold-out tours of Australian tour prompted high praise from media across the country – The West Australian said the show had the audience clapping, cheering, singing, dancing or simply gathering our collective jaws off the Astor’s carpet, while in the US the Buffalo News proclaimed, Postmodern Jukebox is literally a postmodern success, extending its reach from the virtual to the real world, touring and performing around the globe for an ever-growing fan base.

Happening Saturday 10 September from 8pm at Llewellyn Hall, Childers Street For ticket information please click here: premier.ticketek.com.au

THE EAGLES SHOW

The Canberra Southern Cross Club is giving you the opportunity to come and see Australia’s most authentic and most accomplished tribute to the Eagles, featuring award winning performers.

Happening on Friday 9 September from 8pm at the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, Corinna Street, Phillip For ticket information click here: premier.ticketek.com.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

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

DRAGONS ABREAST COME AND TRY DRAGON BOATING

Breast cancer survivors are invited to a dragon boating come and try session with Dragons Abreast ACT on Saturday 10th September 2016 at 9.00 am. There will be an easy paddle followed by morning tea, finishing at 10.30 am. The venue is Lotus Bay, Lake Burley Griffin, near the Canberra Yacht Club, off Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla. A paddle and personal floatation device will be available. Call 0407 255 094 to register your interest or for any queries.

For more information about this event, call 0407255094 or visit www.dragonsabreast.com.au

Happening Saturday 10 September from 9am ­ 10.30am at Lotus Bay, Lake Burley Griffin, Nare the Canberra Yacht Club, off Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla.

CORROBOREE LITTLE ATHLETICS COME N TRY/REGO DAY

Little Athletics offers children aged 5 to 16 a morning of running, jumping, throwing, all in the pursuit of healthy living and fun-filled competition. Little Athletics is open to young athletes of all abilities – first timers and seasoned athletes alike.

The regular Saturday morning programs held throughout Term 4 2016 and Term 1 2017 provides an array of athletic events including sprinting, middle distance running, hurdling, walking, jumping (long, triple and high), and throwing (discus, shot put and javelin).

The Come ‘n’ Try and Registration Day will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Club, the events we offer and equally importantly their culture which is very much focussed on having fun, family and fitness.

Happening Sunday 11 September from 10am – 12pm at Hawdon Place Dickson.

For more information about this event, call 0402 236 674 or visit www.corroboreela.com

AINSLIE GUNGAHLIN BEARS BASEBALL COME ‘N’ TRY DAY

The Ainslie Gungahlin Bears Baseball Club will be holding a Junior Come ‘n’ Try Day on Sunday the 11th of September. Ages: 4 – 15

Events: Skill Stations, Meet Coaches, Have Fun, Sausage Sizzle, Sign Up

New Players also welcome for their Senior Men’s & Women’s Teams

Happening Sunday 11 September from 10am – 12pm at Majura Oval, Ainslie.

For more information about this event, call 0428 206 009 or visit www.actbears.baseball.com.au

SUTHERLAND SOFTBALL CLUB REGISTRATION GALA DAY

Sutherland Softball Club is a friendly, family-oriented club that welcomes new members. We have teams in morning and afternoon competitions and welcome kids and adults, beginners or experienced. Come along to their registration gala day or you can register at www.sutherlandact.softball.org.au .

Happening Sunday 11 September from 11am – 1pm at Mawson District Playing Field, Beasley Street, Mawson

For more information about this event, call 0400009025 or visit www.sutherlandact.softball.org.au

VIKINGS BASEBALL REGISTRATION & COME AND TRY DAY

Tuggeranong Vikings Baseball provides a summer sport to the Canberra community, we are an inclusive sport for all ages, abilities and skills levels, there are no insurmountable barriers to the game of baseball. We welcome all new and returning players and can accommodate your desire to play competitively or socially.

Our ‘come and try’ day is an initiative that allows any potential new player s the opportunity to have a go and develop an understanding of how the game of baseball is played, also giving each player a feel for how a team works together and the benefits of physical activity.

Happening Saturday 10 September from 1pm – 3pm at Viking Park, Amsinck Street, Wanniassa

For more information about this event, call 0402232229 or visit vikings-baseball.blogspot.com.au.

SOCIAL LEAGUE BASEBALL, SPRING REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Social League is a mixed competition with no limit to how many people are in a team however 3 females must be on the field at all times with a maximum of 11 players on the field at once.

Sunday Sessions:
-2pm to 3pm Sunday afternoons @ Narrabundah Ballpark; or -2pm to 3pm Sunday afternoons @ Bruce (UC playing fields) -Both comps run from 23 October to 18 December

Thirsty Thursdays:
-6pm to 7pm Thursday evening @ Narrabundah Ballpark; or -6pm to 7pm Thursday evening @ Bruce (UC playing fields) -Both comps run from 20 October to 15 December

How to Register:
-Team Captains can express their interest by emailing [email protected] -Individuals, couples or small groups can also email us and we’ll find you a team
-All equipment provided

Happening Monday 5 September from 12pm – 8pm, for more informaiton click here: www.socialleague.com.au

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

ROBERT FORSTER IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEX SLOAN

For the official Canberra launch of Robert Forster’s new book Grant and I: inside and outside The Go­betweens, join Australian singer­songwriter and author Robert Forster and ABC 666 personality Alex Sloan as they delve into the friendship and collaboration that made The Go­Betweens, one of Australia’s most iconic bands.

Happening Thursday 8 September from 6pm at the National Portrait Gallery. Tickets: $20. Find more information here: www.portrait.gov.au

LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S SEMINAR

Parkinson’s ACT invites you to attend the “Living with Parkinson’s” seminar on 8 September featuring Professor Simon Lewis, a leading Parkinson’s neurologist, who will talk about current treatments and research. The Seminar will also mark the 30th birthday of Parkinson’s ACT, and the launch of its commemorative book “It’s Not Catching: Parkinson’s ACT 1986 to 2016”.

Parkinson’s ACT hosts a variety of activities that support people with Parkinson’s and their families, including two dance groups, the Painting with Parkinsons group, support group meetings, a carers coffee group and a women with Parkinson’s group. It also produces a monthly newsletter with helpful information on developments about Parkinson’s. If you would like to join Parkinson’s ACT, you can download a membership form athttp://www.parkinsonsact.org.au or phone 02 6290 1984

Happening Thursday 8 September from 9.50am ­ 2.30pm at the Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Weston For more information on tickets, contact: phone SHOUT on 6290 1984 or email [email protected]

THE SECRETS OF EARLY MAPS: MAPS THAT INFLUENCED COLUMBUS AND COOK

Hear from Chet Van Duzer as he reveals secrets uncovered by multispectral imaging of the Henricus Martellus World Map, thought to be one of the most important of the fifteenth century. Dr Martin Woods, Curator of Maps at the National Library and Denyl Cloughley, Manager of Preservation Services, lift the veil on the history and ongoing challenges of preserving the Blaeu wall map of New Holland.

Happening on Monday 12 September from 5.30pm at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes Entry is free. Find more information here: www.nla.gov.au/event/the-secrets-of-early-maps

2016 KENNETH MYER LECTURE: KIM WILLIAMS

Kim Williams AM explores how he would promote positive change in Australia. Kim Williams is an Australian media executive and composer heading prominent organisations such as Musica Viva Australia, Foxtel, the Australian Film Commission, the Sydney Opera House Trust and News Corp Australia. Generously supported by The Myer Foundation

Happening on Wednesday 7 September from 6pm at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes. Entry is free, for more information click here: www.nla.gov.au

AN EVENING WITH HENRY ROLLINS

Henry Rollins returns to Australia this September, in what will be his first all talking affair since 2012 – his longest break from the Antipodes since 1995!

As a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, Henry has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Grammy Award nominated Rollins Band and Black Flag, favouring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran and Australia!

Happening on Thursday 8 September from 8pm – 10pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Civic Square, Canberra

Tickets are Adults – $59.50 + $4.50 transaction fee, for more information click here.

IN CONVERSATION: A HANDFUL OF SAND

Professor Mark McKenna launches A Handful of Sand, which explores the process of discovery, the solving of mysteries and forgotten figures of this part of our history. Join Charlie Ward, Brenda Croft and John Paul Janke as they recount tales of discovery from the outback archives.

Happening on Thursday 8 September from 6pm at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes All tickets are $15 and include refreshments and book signing. Click here to find more information: www.nla.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

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:

Introduction to Permaculture

Tuesday 6 September 6­-8pm, 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 6-­8pm, 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

CHIFLEY PRESCHOOL SPRING FAIR

Come join in the fun at the Chifley Preschool Spring Fair! Jumping Castle, Live Band, Face Painting, Cake and Garden stalls and plenty of fun for the kids! There will also be great coffee and world’s best sausage sizzle – a perfect Sunday morning out to support a great little preschool! Live music provided by an amazing singer/songwriter Jason Manyard and a great cup of coffee to boot.

They’re having a silent auction drawn on the day with amazing prizes including accommodation and dinner from Hotel Realm, family passes to the Canberra Zoo and Aquarium, accommodation at Abode Hotels, amazing treatments from Mudd the Spa, and a Crimsafe door from Doors Plus plus heaps more…! Come with the kids for a fabulous morning out!

Happening Sunday 11 September from 10am – 1.30pm at Chifley Preschool, Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley

For more information about this event, call 0416209478.

WANNIASSA PRESCHOOL FUN DAY

Wanniassa Preschool is turning 40! We are celebrating with a Family Fun Day on Sunday Septmeber 11 from 10am. Kenny Koala, the Reptile Man, ACT Fire Brigade, magic shows, food, a giant birthday cake and so much more! Join us for a fantastic day for the whole family!

Happening Sunday 11 September from 10am – 2pm at Wanniassa Preschool, Sternberg Crescent, Wanniassa.

For more information about this event, call 0400084337.

BIG THINGS IN STORE

Big Things in Store is held at the The Treloar Technology Centre; the Australian War Memorial’s conservation facility and storage hub. Its doors are rarely opened to the public so don’t miss this opportunity. You’ll find a vast array of aircraft, rockets, vehicles, tanks, artillery, and equipment used by – or against – Australians in war for over a century. Big Things in Store is a unique opportunity for the whole family to experience one of the world’s greatest military collections.

Closed, flat footwear is recommended.

No large bags allowed. Please bring your camera.

Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted.

Happening on Saturday 10 September from 9am – 3pm at the Treloar Technology Centre, Callan Street, Mitchell Entry is by donation, with proceeds going to support the work of the Australian War Memorial. Find more information here: www.awm.gov.au

CANBERRA MOON FESTIVAL

Canberra Moon Festival (CMF) offers a chance to celebrate Asia’s Mid Autumn Festival here in Australia. More than 30 catering and merchant stalls will be serving a broad variety of Asian delicacies and commodities. Children will relish the Asian culture inspired games and activities, and a splendid series of traditional characterised performances will guarantee the whole family are entertained.

The launch of CMF 2016 is hosted by FCA-ACT (The Federation of the Chinese Associations of ACT) in association with a number of major Chinese societies.

Canberra Moon Festival 2016 is the first cultural fair in the history of these many Chinese communities collaborating on a scale planned to accommodate an expected crowd of 5000 guests.

CMF is set to be an annual event from 2016 on for the locals and visitors to experience, share and carry on the Moon Festival tradition.

Happening on Saturday 10 September from 2pm – 8pm at Lennox Gardens, Flynn Drive, Yarralumla Entry is free. Find more information here: www.canberramoonfestival.com.au

FASH N TREASURE MARKET

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

Happening on Saturday 10 September from 10am – 3pm at the Fitzroy Building Exhibition Park In Canberra, Cnr Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Fitroy Building, Mitchell. Entry $3.00. Find more information here: 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

CAMP QUALITY CLASSIC CRUISE

The Camp Quality Classic Cruise is a charity fundraising event open to classic car, motorbikes and exotic cars. The event start at the car park at Mawson where vehicles will leave at 9am, followed by a 50km cruise finishing at the Lawns of Old Parliament House for a Show Shine. BBQ and coffee available at Mawson, food and entertainment will also be present at the Show & Shine as well as awesome cars and motorbikes.

Happening Sunday 11 September from 9am – 3pm at Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parks

For more information about this event, call 0414514555.

TUGGERANONG LIONS COMMUNITY MARKET

The market has been run at the Tuggeranong Homestead for 15 years and is open to stallholders who sell handmade goods. We also encourage community groups to have a stall to advertise their organisation. There is a kids area with a jumping castle and face painting.

Happening Sunday 11 September from 9am – 2pm at Tuggeranong Homestead, Calwell

For more information about this event, call 0435175401 or visit www.canberralaketuggeranong.act.lions.org.au

CHARITY LUNCH FOR HOME QUEANBEYAN AND OZHELP

Two worthy charities, one great lunch. Join us for lunch on September 8 to raise money and awareness for two local charities, HOME in Queanbeyan and the OzHelp Foundation.

Coinciding with RUOK? Day, we are gathering as a community to enjoy lunch prepared by the students of St Edmund’s College, and to raise money for these two local charities.

Come as you are, with a friend, or get a group together.

Happening Thursday 8 September from 12.30pm – 2pm at the Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall, Crawford Street Queanbeyan, New South Wales. Find more information here: www.eventbrite.com.au

2016 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ACT TRIVIA NIGHT

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people campaigning to protect and defend universal human rights. We have a vision of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards.

This year, Amnesty International ACT branch is hosting its 26th annual Trivia Night fundraiser.

We invite you to come along and participate in a fun night of trivia and help us raise money for a great cause. All profits from ticket sales will go towards Amnesty International Australia’s campaigns and research in ending violations against human rights.

Your ticket to this fundraising event will include:

  • 6 rounds of trivia!
  • Opportunity to win great prizes
  • Mid-round and table entertainment

By attending this event you are contributing to awareness of human rights injustices and violations across the globe. So gather a group of friends, come test your knowledge and leave knowing you made a difference in the world!

Support your local Amnesty community in Canberra, and join us in creating a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

*Limited seats available! Don’t miss out.*

Happening Friday 9 September from 6.30pm – 10.30pm at the Hellenic Club of Canberra, Phillip. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

CHARITY GARAGE SALE

Are you looking for good quality second-hand items?

Come along to the next Charity Garage Sale and browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, including kids clothes from just $1.50, books $2 or less, DVDs $2, kitchenware, toys, bric-a-brac and much, much more.
– books, CDs, DVDs
– baby & kids clothing, shoes & accessories
– pictures and photo frames
– baby equipment and nursery items
– craft
– toys, games, puzzles, sporting gear
– electrical appliances, kitchenware, crockery
– bric-a-brac & jewellery
– stationary

– vintage and collectibles – plus much more

All proceeds go towards funding projects that promote sustainability and self-reliance in poor communities through well known charities such as The Fred Hollows Foundation, Caritas, Oxfam and CARE.

Happening Saturday 10 September from 8am – 12pm at 5 O’Grady Place, Wanniassa. For more information about this event, call 0404182494 or visit www.o2d.org

KIDS

QUESTACONS’S SCIENCE TIME

This program is suitable for children aged 3-5 years. Children are born scientists; they constantly explore and ask questions about the world they live in. Science Timewww.library.act.gov.au, Questacon’s early childhood program, is a fun and interactive learning experience for little scientists aged 3-5 years and their parents/carers. It is a program that encourages everyone to explore the world through science. Questacon’s Science Time is visiting libraries around Canberra in July, August and September 2016.

Please note:
•Age ranges apply. The age limit is necessary and made due to the required skill level/coordination for the activity. •Adult supervision is required for all children attending the program.
•Bookings are essential for this program as places are limited. We are unable to accommodate participants who have not made a booking.
•Please contact the library if you wish to amend or cancel your booking. This will enable others to participate in the program.
• Please arrive 10 mins early to allow time to check in; this assists the program to run on schedule

Happening Monday 5 September from 10.30am – 12pm at the Woden Library, Phillip.

Find more information here: www.library.act.gov.au

 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!

  • 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

FOUR STORIES

Four teachers, four artists, four people. Four Stories is an exhibition celebrating the artists’ creative energy as they work in four diverse media areas and styles in ceramics, textile design and photography. The support given to one another as colleagues has inspired these artists to create this dynamic, bold and exciting collection. It is these positive experiences that have driven their inspiration, motivation and passion to share their work with you.

Craig Edwards (Principal at Dickson College) creates wood-fired ceramic works that incorporate local materials in the clay and glaze. He is a full-time educator and part-time potter/ceramic artist who loves the expressive qualities of clay and glaze. His work investigates the human connection to place and is inspired by, and primarily uses, materials found on location at his family farm near Tullamore, NSW. His work attempts to capture the changing cycles of life, the sky and the red earth.

Shannon Kowalick (Photography/Media teacher at Gungahlin College) works in the field of Photography and Media. Through her photographic practice she likes to explore angular vantage points to create interesting compositions and uses post-production processes to manipulate and enhance her photographs. Whilst travelling through Europe, she was inspired by the bold and dynamic shapes, textures and form of architecture and landscape. Her collection highlights these elements through the use of strong contrast and monochromatic digital processing.

Kate Leedham (Visual Art/Ceramics teacher at Gungahlin College) is primarily a ceramicist who works in earthenware clay, either wheel throw/hand built or a mix of making techniques that includes mixed media. The surfaces of Kate’s works are often highly decorative and a strong use of colour is evident. In this exhibition the focus is on form, the relationship between form, function and the surface.

With a background in both Graphic and Textile Design, Keturah Manning (Graphic Design and Textiles teacher at Gungahlin College) is passionate about exploring the relationship between the two disciplines. Her work features bold graphic patterns and vibrant colour digitally printed onto fabric. ‘From little seeds’ explores the importance of each element and each process that contributes to the beauty of the final artwork.

Happening 8 – 18 September from 10am – 4pm

For more information about this event, call (02) 62411670 or visit www.canberrapotters.com.au.

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

 

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.

 

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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