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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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Piece by Piece: Faculty of Arts and Design Graduate Showcase

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, then surely the transition from an idea to a body of extensive work is created piece by piece.

For the first time this year students from all programs in the Faculty of Arts and Design will combine in one mega-show, highlighting the diversity of design and creative practice across the Faculty.

The show will feature graduating students’ work from Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design and Graphic Design, along with displays by students in media arts, web design, creative writing, film, heritage and museums, and a range of other faculty areas. 

This inaugural showcase of design and creativity from across the Faculty of Arts and Design is not to be missed! 

Happening on Friday 18 November. Open from 5.30pm – 9pm for Industry and 6.30pm – 9pm General Public at The Refectory, Building 1, Bruce Campus

The event will be catered and entry is free. 

Find more information via Facebook or via the UC website

Wanderlust 108: The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon

Wanderlust 108 is a field day for your mind, body and soul. Hold the plastic trophy, because Wanderlust has better prizes: vibrant community, self-awareness and inner peace. Community instead of competition? You can’t beat that.

5K

This is a 5k (+/-) your way, so don’t sweat it. Or do. Run or walk, prance or skip, stroll or strut — they don’t mind. Just make it to the finish line.

YOGA

75 minutes of yoga flow underscored by a DJ? That’s the Wanderlust way. Whether it’s your first or 500th time on your mat, you’ll find your rhythm.

MEDITATION

Get your sit together. Our 30-minute guided meditation will clear your mind, relax your body, and complete the mindful triathlon.

BONUS ACTIVITIES

When was the last time you tried something new? From hula hooping, to AcroYoga, be sure to book into a bonus activity and hit new heights – spaces are limited, sign up using the schedule you were sent with your Eventbrite ticket.

AND MORE

After you’re done with the run-bend-sit portion of the day, you can chill out in our Mindful Marketplace, which is jam-packed with funky local crafts and delicious organic foods.

Happening Saturday 19 November from 8am until 4pm at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park. Visit the Wanderlust Helpdesk for FAQs, directions and more – support.wanderlust.com

UNDERCURRENT DESIGN MARKET

Bringing designers from all creative walks of life to Canberra, Undercurrent provides an opportunity to appreciate and buy design products from homegrown designers. It’s the perfect way to spend a Friday night or a quiet weekend (and perhaps find that perfect Christmas gift).

There will be 15 jewellers and six fashion stores as well as five stationery stalls and 10 ceramicists stalls selling everything from ceramic jewellery to home wares.

To top all of this off, The Forage will be making an appearance on Friday 18 November from 5pm until 8pm, giving everyone a chance to fuel up on delicious street food as they browse.

Happening Friday 18 November from 5-8pm, Saturday 19 November from 10am-5pm and Sunday 20 November from 10am-3pm at The National Portrait Gallery, Parkes Place, Parkes. Find more information: www.facebook.com/The-Curatoreum.

Voices In The Forest 2016

This November, Canberra’s operatic spectacular, Voices in the Forest, will return for its sixth concert. The 2016 concert will be another magnificent musical showcase presenting a superb line-up of some of the finest voices in the world, including soprano Sumi Jo, tenor Richard Troxell and mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell. 

The Voices in the Forest Orchestra showcases Canberra’s leading instrumentalists. Consisting of over fifty brilliant musicians and directed by one the finest conductors in Australia – Roland Peelman. 

Artists include the Voices in the Forest Opera Chorus drawn from Canberra’s best singers and the Woden Valley Youth Choir.  

Happening Saturday 19 November from 6.30-9.30pm at Llewlleyn Hall, ANU. Find out more and book tickets at www.voicesintheforest.com.au or phone 6242 4660.

FOOD AND WINE IN THE LANEWAY 

The Canberra District’s wineries are coming to the heart of the city so that over two evenings you can enjoy the region’s best wine and food without leaving the city limits. The event will be lit with festoon lights, local musicians will provide the soundtrack to the evenings and the great street art in Tocumwal Lane will provide the backdrop.

On 18 and 19 November from 4pm – 9pm at Tocumwal Lane, Canberra City. Tickets are $20 and can be booked here: www.facebook.com

MOVEMBER MOUSTACHE PARTY

This Movember, we’re “changing the face” of Hotel Kurrajong Canberra with a Movember Moustache Party!

Get in the spirit of Movember and join us as we raise awareness for men’s health.

You and your friends will love our live BBQ, live music and happy hour drink specials.

Happening 18 November, garden doors open at 4.30pm, free entry. More information at Hotel Kurrajong.

DESIGN CANBERRA 

Design Canberra is an annual festival celebrating and promoting Canberra as a global city of design.

Canberra is Australia’s cool little capital. Design Canberra, now in its third year, showcases design excellence across all disciplines—the best the ACT has to offer. From 27 October to 25 November, Design Canberra will present over 100 exhibitions, events, activations and workshops, covering landscape design, architecture, industrial design, technology, fashion, jewellery and more. This year features a tribute to internationally renowned designer, Robert Foster, a youth workshop with Francis Sollano, a ‘trashion’ and installations artist from the Philippines, tours of the living rooms of acclaimed Canberra houses, and open artist studios.

Design Canberra is for all interests and ages. Most events are free to the public. More than 26,000 visitors flock to the festival, including from interstate.

Presented by Craft ACT: Canberra Craft and Design Centre. Explore the full program on their website.

Happening 27 October – 25 November 2016 at the Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Level 1, 180 London Circuit, Canberra. Contact event organisers for details via [email protected] or 02 6262 9333.

Sundaze at the Museum Bar: String Elephants and Kanion

Join the NMA for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks this spring. It’s also a chance to check out A History of the World in 100 Objects, with extended Sunday opening hours.

String Elephants are a few lads that have been playing together for three years and started writing their own music a year ago. All four members have a passion for writing and performing fun and upbeat music.

Their catchy sound includes lots of sweet melodies, funky bass lines and a lively drum beats. Based in Canberra they are working towards releasing their debut EP.

Enjoy Sundaze at the Museum Bar every Sunday until 27 November 2016. Food and drink available for purchase.

Happening Sunday 20 November from 3–7pm at the National Museum of Australia. Enjoy free entry to the Lakeside Deck with extended exhibition opening hours.

CANBERRA SPRINGOUT PRIDE PARADE AND FAMILY DAY

Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival invite you to join the LGBTIQ community as they hold their first ever Pride Parade culminating in a family day.

This inaugural parade will leave the ACT Legislative Assembly at around 11am and you will be able to see all the colour and music as the parade winds its way to Glebe Park when the family activities begin

Free face painting for the young at heart, free popcorn, free sausage sizzle and free adults jumping castle -after all, why should just the kids have fun!

Bring your picnic blankets, frisbees and drinks to celebrate the day.

Happening Saturday 19 November at 11am – 3pm at ACT Legislative Assembly, Civic Square London Circuit. More information at SpringOut

SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA

Watch the stars under the stars with Sunset Cinema.

Round up the crew and book yourself a spot at Sunset Cinema! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Canberra twilight with friends & family this November. Oh, and throw in some good food, great film (AND a bean bag) for good measure! This year the program is brimming with new releases, thrillers, adventure, family flicks… And the list goes on!  To find out about screenings, special offers and tickets join their free movie club via their website.

Happening Friday 11 November to Thursday 17 November at Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. See website for showtimes. Find more information here: www.sunsetcinema.com.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.

Showing until 20 November at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit www.cmag.com.au

FOOD & DRINK

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FOOD AND WINE IN THE LANEWAY 

The Canberra District’s wineries are coming to the heart of the city so that over two evenings you can enjoy the region’s best wine and food without leaving the city limits. The event will be lit with festoon lights, local musicians will provide the soundtrack to the evenings and the great street art in Tocumwal Lane will provide the backdrop.

On 18 and 19 November from 4pm – 9pm at Tocumwal Lane, Canberra City. Tickets are $20 and can be booked here: www.facebook.com

PIALLIGO ESTATE’S SUMMER SESSIONS

Looking for somewhere new to go for Friday drinks? Luckily, Pialligo Estate’s picturesque Garden Pavilions are opening from 5-7 pm for happy hour drinks every Friday until Christmas! Unwind with a glass of wine and our renowned charcuterie or something else delicious from our bar menu.

Enjoy drinks from $6, live music and a breathtaking view.

No prior booking necessary. For further information please contact (02) 6247 6060. 

CANBERRA CELEBRATES WOMEN IN WINE 

Some of Canberra District’s best and finest wines will be poured for tasting by the women who grow, make and sell them.
The Australian Women in Wine Awards will be streamed live. We’ll be cheering for local finalist Sarah Collingwood of Four Winds Vineyard!

All are welcome. Come and enjoy some finger food, great company and check out Canberra’s best new wine venue.

On November 15 from 6pm – 8.30pm at Avenue C. Tickets are $20 per head at the door, please book by email to [email protected] or visit the website for more information: womeninwineawards.com.au

La Dolce Vita | Wine and Food Festival

THE PERFECT WEEKEND, ITALIAN STYLE.

Raise a glass of wine with friends. With a perfect menu to match. Fun for all, big and small – wine tastings, masterclasses, family-favourites recipes, degustation dinners, markets of local produce and handcrafted goods, live music, entertainment and children’s activities  – everyone’s happy! King Valley is one of Victoria’s most picturesque destinations, just 4 hours from Canberra. Full of warm hospitality and authentic Italian culture.

Festival tickets $20pp, children play free. Tickets include access to 11 participating wineries across both days of the festival, food offers, tastings, entertainment and a souvenir tasting glass. Participating wineries:

WINE + FOOD

  • Brown Brothers
  • Chrismont
  • Dal Zotto
  • Darling Estate
  • Francesco Wines
  • La Cantina King Valley
  • Merkel Wines
  • Politini
  • Pizzini
  • Sam Miranda
  • Symphonia

Happening in the King Valley, Victoria from 19-20 November. For more information, and to book tickets: www.winesofthekingvalley.com.au/events/la-dolce-vita

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.

CANBERRA BEER WEEK

Canberra Beer Week is a full on 10 days of beer-related activities. Whether you’re interested in the intricacies of brewing, or just like blowing the froth off a coldie, this week (and three days) has you covered.

This year will be the fourth for Canberra Beer Week, which sees the festival expand from seven to 10 days. With close to 40 events across 21 venues, the expansion is easily justified. Brewers will be traveling both nationally and internationally for the event, giving Canberra’s beer enthusiasts an opportunity to explore beers of the world without leaving the comfort of our own backyard – as if you needed an excuse to explore new beers.

Get our pick of events here.

SUITS & SIPS

If sipping on $10 cocktails after work suits you, it’s time to mix it up at The Loft. They’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 their website.

LATIN TUESDAYS 

Your Tuesday night at Highball just got hotter! Hosted by amazing people from Salsabor, you can learn how to shimmy and shake like a pro at the free latin dancing taster class every Tuesday from 6.30pm! Add a few piña coladas or a Banana & Maple Old Fashioned from their new cocktail menu 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.

On every Tuesday at Highball Express, Odgers Lane. Doors open at 4pm. Find out more at www.highballexpress.com.au.

SPIRITS TASTING BOARD – SINGLE MALT

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. 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. For more information visit the website.

BURGERS & BEERS

A selection of Burgers and tap beer.

Happening every Wednesday from 5pm-10pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

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. For more information visit the website.

PIZZA & PALE ALE THURSDAYS

A selection of housemade Pizza paired with a schooner of James Squire Pale Beer.

Happening at 5pm every Thursday at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

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, FILM & THEATRE

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Voices In The Forest 2016

This November, Canberra’s operatic spectacular, Voices in the Forest, will return for its sixth concert. The 2016 concert will be another magnificent musical showcase presenting a superb line-up of some of the finest voices in the world, including soprano Sumi Jo, tenor Richard Troxell and mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell. 

The Voices in the Forest Orchestra showcases Canberra’s leading instrumentalists. Consisting of over fifty brilliant musicians and directed by one the finest conductors in Australia – Roland Peelman. 

Artists include the Voices in the Forest Opera Chorus drawn from Canberra’s best singers and the Woden Valley Youth Choir.  

Happening Saturday 19 November from 6.30-9.30pm at Llewlleyn Hall, ANU. Find out more and book tickets at www.voicesintheforest.com.au or phone 6242 4660.

CAT FILM FESTIVAL

RSPCA ACT would love to help you indulge your senses in a night of cinema, delectable food and beverages and quirky shopping. RSPCA ACT is embracing all things Parisian and cats this November with the Cat Film Festival.

Watch the furrtastic classic ‘The Aristocats’. It’s more than just a speCATular film festival! There will be a wide-range of other CAT-ivities for everyone to enjoy including:
– Cattoo Parlour
– Parisian markets
– Purrrfect activities and games
– Tasty food to make your purr
– Whiskers photobooth and more.

All proceeds go towards the animals in care at the RSPCA ACT shelter.

Happening Saturday 19 November at 5pm at Old Bus Depot Building, Kingston. More information at RSPCA

TRIO DALI – MUSICA VIVA 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SEASON

Trio Dali is an ensemble of soloists, who come together for the love of playing chamber music. Such pleasure in performing is a pleasure for the listener, too.

For this tour the Trio have chosen their favourite works to open each program: the late-Classical grace of Mendelssohn’s C minor Trio, op 66, and Beethoven’s op 1 no 1.

The Trio continue demonstrate their innate but subtle expertise in the performance of a stylish and elegant piece by Chausson that hints at the Parisian salons. Schubert’s extensive and glorious work extends to a full concert half to close program one. Hints of Paris creep into the program again with Australian composer Roger Smalley, who’s delicious Piano Trio brings delicate figurations to its shimmering tones.

Happening Thursday 17 November at 7pm at Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music. More information at Music Viva

THE SALT ROOM

“If I have to have a poem, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.” BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres present The Salt Room. This showcase of the finest ACT, interstate and international writers and performers explores the boundaries of the spoken and the written word.

Performances to be announced shortly.

Happening Friday 18 November at 7.30pm at The Salt Room, Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon

A VERY CANBERRA COMEDY FESTIVAL CHRISTMAS

Canberra Comedy Festival has a very special Christmas present for you!

Join the festival’s best comedians as they get you into the festive spirit in an amazing show packed with comedy superstars. This 2 hour showcase event features some of the very best acts from the 2017 festival line-up, as well as other festival favourites!

Don’t wait until March 2017 to get your laughter fix, get your tickets this Xmas for the best Santa-sack full of laughs this side of the North Pole!

Happening Saturday 19 November at 7.30pm at Canberra Theatre. More information at Canberra Comedy Festival

THARLO

Tharlo is 40, and has a remarkable memory that allows him to recite Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book. He lives a quiet life alone in the Tibetan mountains with his hundreds of sheep. But his life turns upside down when he is asked to go to the city to have a photo taken for his first ID card. The photographer sends him to a young and pretty hairdresser who soon shows interest in him and his ponytail. But is she serious when talking about escaping together to Lhasa or Beijing? All he can think about now is the lovely city girl, and his journey to happiness and new discoveries…

This film is part of Asia and the Pacific Screens Season Six: Borderlands, presented by the Australian Centre on China in the World.

Happening Wednesday 16 November at 5.30pm at the Australian National University. More information at ANU

PHOENIX PLAYERS PRESENT SPRING AWAKENING

Phoenix Players will present SPRING AWAKENING, an audacious coming-of-age musical at the ANU Arts Centre from 11 to 26 November. An electrifying blend of morality, sexuality and rock & roll, SPRING AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion you will never forget.

Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, SPRING AWAKENING follows the lives of three young German students who are struggling to break loose from parental authority and childhood restrictions in late 19th Century society. As their bodies and minds develop into adulthood, anxiety and confusion ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the raw energy of adolescent pain and pleasure. SPRING AWAKENING deals with issues that are still current – teenage rebellion, intolerance, peer pressure, blossoming sexuality and kids struggling to find their way in the world.

Happening 11 – 26 November at ANU Arts Centre, ANU. More information and tickets at Phoenix Players.

CANBERRA BACH ENSEMBLE BACH ADVENT CANTATAS

Canberra Bach Ensemble – Choir, Orchestra & Soloists, directed by Andrew Koll perform Bach Cantata BWV 140 “Wachet auf, ruft uns die die Stimme” and Advent Cantatas BWV 61, 36, and 62

Emma Griffiths (Soprano), Keren Dalzell (Soprano), Maartje Sevenster (Alto), Paul Sutton (Tenor), Andrew Fysh (Bass)
Orchestra led by Leanne Bear

Supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Canberra

Check the Canberra Bach Ensemble website for further information.

Happening Saturday 19 November at 8pm, Sunday at 2.30pm at St Christopher’s Cathedral, 55 Franklin St. Forrest. More information and tickets at Canberra Bach Ensemble 

Rose Cottage presents ‘Rock The Cot’ Music Festival

Some festivals are sprawling national tours that work with global stars on a scale that takes a small army to host. Others are more intimate – focusing on a specific community a supporting local artists. It is on this smaller, more intimate scale that ‘Rock the Cot’ fits in. Held from 13 -15 November at Rose Cottage on the Monaro Highway, this is a festival that very much suits the venue’s philosophy of nurturing and promoting local talent.

As always at Rose Cottage, ‘Rock the Cot’ is very much focused on being an event for everyone. The entertainment will run all day and all night, and there is plenty on offer to keep the kids occupied, including a jumping castle, face painting and more.

The best news of all? ‘Rock the Cot’ is completely free. Be sure to grab a crew together and head over to Rose Cottage for what promises to be a fun-filled weekend of great food and entertainment.

Happening 13 -15 November at Rose Cottage on the Monaro Highway.

COLD LIGHT

How far can a woman of vision go? Cold Light introduces Edith Campbell Berry, fresh from International acclaim at the League of Nations, handsome British diplomatic husband in tow. Look out 1950’s Canberra, she’s on her way to the top. Or is she? The League was, after all a failure, and hubby dear is a secret cross dresser and her long lost brother is a Communist agitator watched by a fledgling ASIO. Maybe those dreams of renewed diplomatic honour might take longer than she thinks to materialize. A lot longer.

And so to be ‘acceptable’ she consults the Book of Crossroads, bungles her inner life, remarries badly, and compromises her career options. Delicious drama, involving life choices, and a celebration of the beauty of a life lived with passion and determination.

Happening 19 November to 4 December, Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sundays 6pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Civic. Tickets and information at The Street.

NOISES OFF

Canberra REP presents Noises Off, a classic comedy farce. Onstage, it’s sardines, adultery, burglary and confusion. Backstage there are rivalries, broken doors, befuddled co-stars and a cactus. Either way, it’s farce from multiple angles.

That’s what it’s all about, doors and sardines…That’s farce. That’s theatre. That’s life. Join this accomplished theatre company for some outrageous humour that’s sure to brighten your day!

Happening 17 November to 3 December 2016. Wednesdays to Saturdays 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. More information at Canberra Repertory Society.

3RD BRAZILIAN MOVIE CYCLE

The Embassy of Brazil hosts the 3rd Brazilian Movie Cycle every Thursday night. The theme is From Pages to Screen as all movies are based in Brazilian classics or best-seller books.

Entry is free and so is the popcorn! Recommended for 18+ only. Movies are subtitled in English.

Dog’s Will (2000, 104 min) – 3/11
Based on the play by Ariano Suassuna, the film tell the story of Jack Cricket and his adventures to get money, food and a proper funeral for a dog.

Elite Squad (2007, 115 min) – 10/11
Probably the most successful contemporary Brazilian movie. The protagonist Captain Nascimento is a complex mix of hero, anti-hero and villain, fighting crime in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.

Astral City (2010, 109 min) – 17/11
It tells the story of André Luiz, a renowned doctor that finds himself in another plane of existence after his own death. Based on the book by Brazilian medium Chico Xavier, which is considered a central work in Brazilian religious Spiritism.

Captains of the Sands (2011, 96 min) – 24/11
Directed by author Jorge Amado’s granddaughter, Cecilia, and shows the adventures of Pedro Bala and his gang in the city of Salvador.

Happening 3 November – 24 November 

SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA

Watch the stars under the stars with Sunset Cinema.

Round up the crew and book yourself a spot at Sunset Cinema! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Canberra twilight with friends & family this November. Oh, and throw in some good food, great film (AND a bean bag) for good measure! This year the program is brimming with new releases, thrillers, adventure, family flicks… And the list goes on!  To find out about screenings, special offers and tickets join their free movie club via their website.

Happening Friday 11 November to Thursday 17 November at Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. See website for showtimes. Find more information here: www.sunsetcinema.com.au

JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) will be held at Dendy Cinemas Canberra. JIFF is visiting Canberra for the first time in their long history, and have put together a fantastic program for the occasion.

Embracing a global selection of premiere features and documentaries, the Festival’s inaugural Canberra season will present 15 exceptional titles from the national programme that will highlight the infinite diversity of this fascinating culture through drama, humour and suspense.

Happening Thursday 10 November to Sunday 20 November at Dendy Canberra, Level 1, North Quarter Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, check website for screening times. Find more information here: www.dendy.com.au

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.

Catch this special season screening all four films, 3pm daily at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Free entry. More details at www.nfsa.gov.au and tickets from www.trybooking.com.

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

NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA

No Lights No Lycra is a dance community that started in Melbourne by unruly dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement.

NLNL is a space where you can completely let go, shake out the stresses of the week, and lose yourself in the music and the physicality of your body. NLNL is a daggy, non-pretentious place to completely be yourself.

South Canberra: Mondays 7-8pm at South Kambah Scout Hall, 66 Springbett Drive, Kambah. Find more information here.

North Canberra: Wednesdays 7.30-9pm, St John’s Church Hall, 45 Constitution Avenue, Reid. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available. Find more information here.

SPORTS, LEISURE & WELLBEING

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COMMONWEALTH BANK SOUTHERN STARS V SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN’S TEAM

Canberra will host the first two matches of a five match one-day international series between the Australian women’s team and South Africa, with Manuka Oval set to come alive with cricket action on November 18 and 20, 2016. The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, featuring some of the most talented women’s cricketers in the world, will be looking to assert their dominance over a young and exciting South African team during these two scintiallating day-night fixtures.

Happening 18 – 20 November at 2pm. More information and tickets at Cricket

WANDERLUST 108

Wanderlust 108 – The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon. Wanderlust 108 is a field day for your mind, body and soul. Forget a plastic trophy, they have better prizes: vibrant community, self-awareness and inner peace. Community instead of competition? You can’t beat that. This is a fun-filled and challenging day that will leave you better than when you arrived.

5 Kilometres
This is 5k (+/-) your way, so don’t sweat it. Or do. Run or walk, prance or skip, stroll or strut – we don’t mind. Just make it to the finish line.

Yoga
75 minutes of yoga flow underscored by a DJ? That’s the Wanderlust way. Whether it’s your first or 500th time on your mat, you’ll find your rhythm.

Meditation
This 30-minute guided meditation will clear your mind, relax your body, and complete the mindful triathlon.

Bonus Activities
When was the last time you tried something new? From hula hooping, to AcroYoga, be sure to book into a bonus activity and hit new heights!

And More…
After you’re done with the run-bend-sit portion of the day, you can chill out in the Mindful Marketplace, jam packed with funky local crafts and delicious organic foods.

Happening Saturday 19 November at 8am at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park. Tickets and more information at WanderLust

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA CAPITALS VS TOWNSVILLE FIRE

Women’s National Basketball (WNBL) heats up in Round 7 when University of Canberra Capitals vs Townsville Fire here in Canberra.

Happening Saturday 19 November at Southern Cross Stadium at 7pm. More information and tickets at WNBL

CANBERRA ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE HOME SEASON – GRAND FINAL DOUBLE HEADER

Don’t miss your last chance to see home grown roller derby action at Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2016 Grand Final!

Have you been keeping up with your derbyology homework? Can you tell a Chestyblock from a Hippoblock? At this year’s Grand Final, you will see some Fantastic Blocks, and you won’t need to be a Hogwarts student to find them…

The hard-working Brindabelters take on the brainy Black ‘n’ Blue Belles for third place while the ambitious Surly Griffins face their arch-nemeses, the brave Red Bellied Black Hearts for first place.  It will be a grand final double header of truly magical proportions!

On November 19, check out all the action at the Australian Institute of Sport in Bruce. Doors open at 3pm with the Bronze Final at 4pm, and the Grand Final at 6.30pm. Your ticket gets you entry to both games.

Get tickets at the door or book here: premier.ticketek.com.au

CANON COLLECTIVE’S PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

Over three days, the Canon team will offer a range of photographic experiences to highlight the best of our nation’s ‘Bush Capital’ – ranging from nature and landscape photography, to more conceptual shoots involving underwater portraits and timelapse workshops.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been shooting for a while, the Canon Collective will offer tips, tricks, advice and the latest Canon gear to try.  To add to the experience, participants will also have the opportunity to win one of four $1,000 prizes as part of the VisitCanberra Photo Competition during the Festival!

On from 18 – 20 November in various locations. For more details on the Festival and its various activities, please visit the website Canon Collective website.

DIAMOND WAY BUDDHISM CANBERRA

Why meditate? Introduction into Buddhist Meditation with Diamond Way Teacher, Denes Andras from Budapest/Hungary.

Denes Andres will offer an introduction into Diamond Way Buddhism, how it is relevant in our current time and why meditation, as a tool, is important for our development. He will describe the main points of Buddhist meditation as well as guide a meditation at the end of the lecture.

On Friday 18 November at Mahamudra House , 104 Wattle Street, Lyneham (opposite Tilley’s Devine Café) at 8pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.

ELEVATE LIFE MEDITATION

Elevate Life provides a weekly donation-based transformational session for those looking to improve the quality of their lives. These unique co-creation sessions are tailored to assists the group that comes together to achieve more and experience a greater fulfillment through a unique set of proven tools and strategies.

You will experience a dynamic and energy-based guided meditation that will help you:
*De-stress and connect you to your inner bliss.
*Create powerful internal shifts by releasing limiting beliefs and emotional blocks that have been holding you back.
*Clear and boost your energy.

Perfect for beginners, experienced meditators and anyone wanting to transform their life. Bring your friends and family and join us for a blissful evening of transformation.

Happening Wednesday 16 November at 6.30pm at INSYNC institute, Barker St. Griffith. More information at Elevate Life

GLOBAL HEALTH CENTRE TOY DRIVE

Until the 14th of November at Global Health Centre Chiropractic pay for an initial consultation valued at $130 with a toy for the Smith Family Christmas toy and book appeal.

It’s a great opportunity to try out Chiropractic care and give to a worthy cause. They will also happily take donations from people who simply wish to give up until the 1st of December. Call the office on 02 6282 2884 for more info or donation guidelines. 

Happening 14 November at 8am at Suite 305 Woden Centre, Woden. More information about this event, call 02 6282 2884.

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CHAMPION WESTBOURNE COURSE

The Royal Canberra Golf Club will officially open its newly renovated Championship Westbourne Course on Sunday, 13 November, featuring a 7 hole exhibition match between US Open Winner Geoff Ogilvy and a hand-picked selection of celebrity and professional golfers; including professional Mike Clayton, Royal Canberra’s Amateur Champion Andrew Tharle and Australian TV and Radio personality Andrew Daddo.

The event will also showcase music, entertainment, golf merchandise, a BBQ and a variety of food and beverage outlets for all guests. Gates will open at 12pm, with the Exhibition Match to commence at 2pm and expected to conclude around 4pm. Registration essential for admission; find more information here: www.royalcanberra.com.au 

WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TALKS

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Design Canberra

Design Canberra is an annual festival celebrating and promoting Canberra as a global city of design.

Canberra is Australia’s cool little capital. Design Canberra, now in its third year, showcases design excellence across all disciplines—the best the ACT has to offer. From 27 October to 25 November, Design Canberra will present over 100 exhibitions, events, activations and workshops, covering landscape design, architecture, industrial design, technology, fashion, jewellery and more. This year features a tribute to internationally renowned designer, Robert Foster, a youth workshop with Francis Sollano, a ‘trashion’ and installations artist from the Philippines, tours of the living rooms of acclaimed Canberra houses, and open artist studios.

Design Canberra is for all interests and ages. Most events are free to the public. More than 26,000 visitors flock to the festival, including from interstate.

Presented by Craft ACT: Canberra Craft and Design Centre. Explore the full program on their website.

Happening until 25 November 2016 at the Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Level 1, 180 London Circuit, Canberra. Contact event organisers for details via [email protected] or 02 6262 9333.

STYLE LIBERATION

After two successful Ladies Weekends in Melbourne, Style Liberation is excited to run group shopping sessions at the Canberra Centre.

There’s 4 shopping sessions covering casual, work and event wear. It’s just a matter of choosing the right one for you. They’re also hosting a cocktail event and make-up master class on the Saturday evening. Plus, two other workshops – The Capsule Wardrobe (How to Do More with Less) and The Underworld (The Ins and Outs of Underwear).

If you need help finding the right pieces for you based on your style personality, colour palette and body shape, book your spot now.

On 18 – 20 November at the Canberra Centre. For all the details and how to book, visit:  http://styleliberation.com.au/events/

SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPS

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

INTRODUCTION TO BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION 

Gardener and botanist Sarah Aylott and botanical illustrator Jenny McMillan will show you the basics of botanical illustration in a morning of appreciation for all things botany and art. Learn about plant biology, ways of representing these features on paper and pick up some gardening tips along the way. There will be plenty of time to stroll through our garden and practice the new skills you’ve learnt.

On Saturday 5 November from 10am – 12pm at the Canberra Environment Centre. Entry is $20.

CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING 

Sick of worrying about the chemicals in your household cleaning products? Learn about simple and inexpensive natural cleaning agents that will save you money and the environment. Learn how to make chemical free detergent, washing and dishwashing powder. You’ll leave with samples, as well as some recipes for cleaning your microwave, oven, floors, drains, and more.

Tuesday 15 November from 6pm – 8pm at the Canberra Environment Centre. Entry is $20.

INTRODUCTION TO PRESERVING 

Preserving food in a variety of ways allows you to keep food when its flavour is best, and enjoy your favourite fruit and veggies beyond its season. Like growing your own, preserving food also allows you to control what’s in what you are eating. This workshop will give you the knowledge and confidence to start preserving at home, just in time for summer’s gluttony of produce.

 Learn about the basics behind the art of preserving with Claron Park Produce’s Donna O’Bryan. Donna will explain a variety of preserving techniques such as drying, canning and salting, preserving agents, jars and bottles to use and the all important sterilisation process to ensure no nasties arise.

We’ll put theory into practice and make a relish using bush tucker ingredients. Enjoy sampling some of Donna’s award winning produce over afternoon tea and take home course notes, recipes and a jar of homemade relish at the end of the workshop.

On Saturday 19 November from 1pm – 4pm at YMCA Bush Capital Lodge. Entry is $80.

For more information on all of the above workshops visit the website www.ecoaction.com.au

CANON COLLECTIVE’S PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

Over three days, the Canon team will offer a range of photographic experiences to highlight the best of our nation’s ‘Bush Capital’ – ranging from nature and landscape photography, to more conceptual shoots involving underwater portraits and timelapse workshops.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been shooting for a while, the Canon Collective will offer tips, tricks, advice and the latest Canon gear to try.  To add to the experience, participants will also have the opportunity to win one of four $1,000 prizes as part of the VisitCanberra Photo Competition during the Festival!

On from 18 – 20 November in various locations. For more details on the Festival and its various activities, please visit the website Canon Collective website.

Find | Collect | Create: Social Media with Soul

Find your voice on social media in this intensive yet inspiring soulful workshop with Rambling Ranga’s Jessica Schumann. Designed to help you collect your ideas, create your content and learn how to capture your social media audience, the Find | Collect | Create workshop will help you: 

• articulate your story and find your voice

• learn where to find inspiration and gather your ideas

• create a tailored content cycle and calendar for your business 

But more importantly, you’ll walk away inspired, confident and empowered. So come on, it’s time to Find | Collect | Create your voice on social media. Find Rambling Ranga on Facebook for more info. 

Happening 10am-2pm Saturday 19 November at WOTSO Workspace, Dickson. Cost: $125 per person or $225 Bring a Friend. Buy tickets: eventbrite.com.au

RANGER GUIDED WALKS AND ACTIVITIES AT TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers an extensive program of guided walks and activities and special school holiday activities throughout the year. Don’t miss your chance to see Australian wildlife in this beautiful natural environment.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals including kangaroos, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds and many other birds and reptiles.

Walks and activities cater for a range of different age groups.

Happening until 31 December at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Find out more at tidbinbilla.act.gov.au.

THE POLYGOT CLUB

Informal conversation groups in German, Spanish, French and Danish suitable for intermediate to advanced or native speaker. (Small annual fee).

Held each Monday (not public holidays) at 5.30 at the Cellar Bar, University House, ANU.

For more information contact: Dr Peter Gibson: [email protected] or  0408 231 153 or via the website: Polygot Club.

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 AND FESTIVALS

The Old Bus Depot Markets are something of a Sunday tradition.

The Old Bus Depot Markets are something of a Sunday tradition.

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.

Find out more at obdm.com.au.

CANBERRA SPRINGOUT PRIDE PARADE AND FAMILY DAY

Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival invite you to join the LGBTIQ community as they hold their first ever Pride Parade culminating in a family day.

This inaugural parade will leave the ACT Legislative Assembly at around 11am and you will be able to see all the colour and music as the parade winds its way to Glebe Park when the family activities begin

Free face painting for the young at heart, free popcorn, free sausage sizzle and free adults jumping castle -after all, why should just the kids have fun!

Bring your picnic blankets, frisbees and drinks to celebrate the day.

Happening Saturday 19 November at 11am – 3pm at ACT Legislative Assembly, Civic Square London Circuit. More information at SpringOut

NAMADGI SCHOOL FETE 
There is so much happening at the Namadgi School Fete – awesome rides, petting zoo, entertainment, Xmas shopping stalls, a haunted house, face painting and so much more.  Don’t feel like cooking dinner? Relax and select from range of food stalls (Veg & GF available), With over $7000 of prizes to be won, buy tickets now on the online raffle with some incredible prizes donated by some brilliant local businesses – drawn at the fete. Buy tickets online now!

On Friday 18 November from 4pm – 8pm at Namadgi School, 141 O’Halloran Circuit, Kambah. To find out more visit the website www.namadgi.org.au

CANBERRA BABY & KIDS MARKET

The Canberra Baby & Kids Market provides excellent quality pre-loved 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 pre-loved 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.

Happening Saturday 19 November, 9am – 12pm at Fitzroy Building, Exhibition Park In Canberra. More information at Baby&Kids Market

BIG 3 CAR SHOW

The American Car Nationals, ‘Big 3 Car Show’ and Queanbeyan Swap Meet is on at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds in November.

The ‘Big 3 Car Show’ is on Saturday and ‘The American Car Nationals is on Sunday. The Queanbeyan Swap Meet will be held over both days.

The ‘Big 3 Car Show’ is open to all makes and models of Ford and General Motors vehicles and Chrysler vehicles; and is run in conjunction with the Queanbeyan Swap Meet. Cars can be placed on the oval early, allowing you time to check out the Queanbeyan Swap Meet, before the Big 3 Car Show.

Happening 19 to 20 November at Queanbeyan Showground. More information at American Car Nationals

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 30 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 Canberra College, corner of Launceston Street and Yamba Drive, Phillip. Visit the website for more information.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

GARDEN PARTY ON THE GREEN FOR SNOWY HYDRO SOUTHCARE 

Garden Party on the Green is a barefoot bowls fundraiser. It will be a relaxed afternoon which will include friendly bowling competitions with prizes to be won, a silent auction, delicious food and local live entertainment, setting the vibe for an enjoyable afternoon.

Snowy Hydro SouthCare is the primary provider of aero-medical and rescue helicopter services to people in the ACT and south-eastern NSW, they do amazing work to help people who are stuck and in need of medical attention. Help them raise money to support the amazing work done by this amazing charity.

On Saturday 19 November from 4pm – 8pm at Weston Creek Labor Club. Tickets are $39 and can be booked here: citsa-shop.com/products/gardenpartyonthegreen

KIDS

Miss Millie at the Bricks4Totz session. Photo by Mel Hill Photography.

Miss Millie at the Bricks4Totz session. Photo by Mel Hill Photography.

 

STORY TIME AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places, brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys. This Friday program is suitable for pre-school-aged children, but older brothers and sisters are also welcome.

Happening Fridays, excluding public holidays 10.30 am until 16 June 2017 in the lower galleries at Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

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:  28 October, 25 November. Click here for more details: www.natcap.gov.au.

WEBERS CIRCUS 

Webers Circus Wild West Show is heading to Diddams Close, Ginninderra with a packed two hour fun-filled show that will appeal to all ages. See incredible acts such as the Russian Swing; featuring talented acrobats. Be left speechless by the Wheel of Death with daredevils Tim and Paul.

Many other acts include Trick Ponies, Talented dogs, Hula Hooping, World Class Juggling, Silks, Funny clowns and much more.

Happening 28 October – 13 November at Webers Circus Tent, Diddams Close, Belconnen at 7pm.

PLAY UP

Play Up pokes its tongue out at the idea that museums are hands off. Stand up, muck up, dress up, make up, think up and step up in a fabulous space that has turned the traditional idea of what goes on in museums completely on its head.

The exhibition has been developed with children and celebrates the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Play Up celebrates the important role children have in the cultural life of our communities. Most importantly Play Up is a place for fun.

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

LEAP INTO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Your local library is a treasure trove…not only are there free books and resources, there are regular amazing events! Giggle & Wiggle with your little ones (up to two years) and help them learn through language play using interactive rhymes, songs, games and stories.

Looking to improve your English and make new friends, then head along to your local library for one of the informal English conversation groups. For more events and info check them out here.

STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Take your little ones along to the Australian National Botanic Gardens for some fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities brought to life by the ACT Storytellers. An engaging treat for pre-school children, parents and carers.

First Friday of the month (different theme each month) and commences at 10am (duration one hour). Tickets are $5 per child and bookings are not required. Visit www.anbg.gov.au for more information

EXHIBITIONS

Ministrations of the shepherdess, 2014 by Graeme Drendel. Collection of the artist, Melbourne.

Ministrations of the shepherdess, 2014 by Graeme Drendel. Collection of the artist, Melbourne.

The Popular Pet Show

The Popular Pet Show will express the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and will celebrate their trusting, unpretentious ways. Comprising exuberant recent Australian paintings, many on a large scale, it will include portraits of famous and obscure Australians and their pets by contemporary artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done, Noel McKenna, Graeme Drendel, Robyn Sweaney and Kristin Headlam.

The Popular Pet Show will be the National Portrait Gallery’s major summer show, running from 4 November 2016 to 12 March 2017. A host of associated programs and events for adults, children and pets are currently in development.

Free entry. See website for more information: portrait.gov.au/exhibitions.

THE SELL: AUSTRALIAN ADVERTISING 1790S TO 1990S

Step back in time, into the ads of Australia’s past. The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s to 1990s showcases rich collections of Australian advertising and explores the messages behind many iconic and long forgotten ads.

Ephemeral by nature, often lasting in impact, advertising can reflect how much or just how little Australian society has changed over the centuries. From wanted posters to ads for underwear and chocolates, Vegemite and Victa Mowers, to the ‘Life. Be in it’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’ campaigns, there will be something to push everyone’s buttons!

Happening 23 November 2016 to 25 April 2017, daily 10am – 5pm. No booking required. More information at National Library of Australia.

HORSE

Horse; an exhibition of new works from Grace Costa, celebrating her lifelong love affair with horses as handed down to her, from father to daughter. Costa explores her innate attraction to horses through her lens, photographing unbridled horses in one of Canberra’s most treasured sites bringing them out of their natural surroundings.

The Nishi Gallery is a space in NewActon dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions that explore our curiosities on local identity, objects and their meaning, the natural world, design experimentation and artisanal making.

Showing 4 – 20 November at 11am – 3pm at Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, Canberra. Free entry.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN LAWYERS AS ACTIVE CITIZENS

Join us to celebrate the launch of the online exhibition Australian Women Lawyers as Active Citizens.

The exhibition showcases the experiences of women featured in the Australian Research Council funded project Trailblazing Women and the Law and documents their impact on others and in broader society. The project was led by Professor Kim Rubenstein of the Australian National University, together with Associate Professor Gavan McCarthy and Helen Morgan from the University of Melbourne; in a partnership with the Australian Women Lawyers, the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the National Foundation for Australian Women and the National Library of Australia.

The online exhibition and other outcomes of the project will be made accessible through the Australian Women’s Register of the National Foundation for Australian Women’s Australian Women’s Archives Project.

The launch event is generously supported by Clayton Utz.

Happening 16 November at 6pm at National Library of Australia. More information at National Library of Australia.

MEMORY OF THE WORLD IN CANBERRA

Memory of the World in Canberra is an opportunity to learn about the long history Canberra shares with the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme for safeguarding documentary heritage.

Discover the rich documentary heritage held in Canberra’s premier cultural institutions and the contribution made to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register by Canberra’s librarians, archivists, curators and conservators. Challenge your understanding of what a ‘document’ is in a display that includes film, music and dance, oral history and digital media

Happening 12 November – 19 December, Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Weekends noon until 5pm. More information at Canberra Museum and Gallery.

FRANK STELLA THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION

Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking.

Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year.

Frank Stella The Kenneth Tyler Collection showcases a selection of Stella’s adventurous and groundbreaking prints.

Happening 19 November 2016 to 30 June 2017, 10am – 5pm daily at the National Gallery of Australia. More information at National Gallery of Australia

ROSALIE GASCOIGNE: TRANSFORMATIONS

In his talk, ‘Rosalie Gascoigne: transformations’ Martin Gascoigne talks about how his mother transformed man-made and organic relics into landscape art of great poetic presence.

Rosalie Gascoigne’s body of work has close links to her experience of living in Canberra’s rural hinterland. Her walks and drives through the countryside harvested materials that evoked the region’s agricultural history and the elements of deep time, weather and geography that had shaped both the land and her own sensibility as an artist.

Happening 3pm, Sunday 13 November at Drill Hall Gallery, Building 29, Kingsley Street, Acton. Find more information here: dhg.anu.edu.au

RE-PURPOSE

Re-Purpose takes its impetus from the early collages of Braque and Picasso (and later, from Robert Motherwell) which demonstrate the potential of a “foreign” object to act as an artistic catalyst.

The unprecedented use of pre-existing items in their collages entailed swatches of printed matter or textiles being incorporated (re-purposed) into a new context and given a new identity.

It is apparent in retrospect that this use of ready-made items served to challenge the precedence and priority of the “model” in earlier representational art. The works of these artists has laid a foundation for subsequent practice, where a work’s composition can no longer be dissociated from its subject matter.

Re-Purpose presents a range of abstract objects and images by three generations of artists: Matt Arbuckle, Peter Atkins, Chris Carmody, Nicole Ellis, Robert Motherwell, Elizabeth Newman and Trish Roan. All of their works feature a foreign object, a third party, a ready-made pretext or a pre-existing form that generates a fresh outcome.

Through incorporation or obliteration, addition or subtraction, the re-purposed template alters its identity and its function.

Once the enemy, it has become the ally of invention.

This exhibition has been curated by Tony Oates

Happening Friday 11 November to Friday 18 November at Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley Street, Building 29, Acton. See website for opening times. Find more information here: dhg.anu.edu.au

JOANNA BONE: IN DEPTH

Inspired by found objects including sea grasses, sand dollars and other marine creatures, Joanna Bone has revisited her childhood love of pattern and repetition in this new body of extraordinary glass works. The sense of depth and layers within the surface of these pieces engages viewers and invites intimate observation and quiet contemplation.

Artist Joanna Bone and her father spent many hours of her English childhood buying and collecting exotic seashells, and many more hours imagining the exotic environments from which they hailed. This subconsciously fostered a fascination for pattern and intricacy in natural objects which was reinvigorated when she moved to live in Queensland.

Happening Thursday 10 November to Tuesday 15 November at Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. See website for opening hours. Find more information: www.canberraglassworks.com

PASSCHENDAELE: REQUIEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH

Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. Author Paul Ham shows how ordinary men on both sides endured this constant state of siege, with a very real awareness that they were being gradually, deliberately, wiped out.

The Battle of Passchendaele took place over several months, between July and November 1917, with Allied and German armies fighting for control of the ridges south and east of the Belgian city of Ypres.

Happening at 6pm, Tuesday 8 November at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes. Find more at www.nla.gov.au

HORSE

Horse; an exhibition of new works from Grace Costa, celebrating her lifelong love affair with horses as handed down to her, from father to daughter. Costa explores her innate attraction to horses through her lens, photographing unbridled horses in one of Canberra’s most treasured sites bringing them out of their natural surroundings.

The Nishi Gallery is a space in NewActon dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions that explore our curiosities on local identity, objects and their meaning, the natural world, design experimentation and artisanal making.

Showing 4 – 20 November at 11am – 3pm at Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, Canberra. Free entry.

MUD MEN: RAMESH NITHIYENDRAN

Mud men: Ramesh Nithiyendran is an installation comprising five large-scale ceramic sculpture, including four new works that are being exhibited for the first time.

The Sydney based artist draws from wildly varied subject matter, including Hindu and Christian religions, patriarchy and its opposition in queer and feminist theory. He also incorporates motifs from art history.

Showing until 30 January 2017 at 10am at National Galley of Australia.

STUDIO CBR: IN THE MAKING

With a suite of 12 photographic portraits of Canberra’s premier designers and makers, this exhibition captures the energy and creativity of Canberra’s creative community.

Studio CBR: In the Making is a Design Canberra signature exhibition presented by Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre.

Showing until 25 November, weekdays at 9am at Canberra Region Visitors Centre at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes. Free entry.

RE-DISCOVERING GINNINDERRA

For half a century during the 1860’s, Ginninderra flourished and in it’s prime boasted a church, two schools, store, Police Station, post & telegraph office, school of arts, nursery, farmers union hall, annual show, sports team and hotel.
By 1915 Ginninderra was finished. Find this out and more by visiting the Re-Discovering Ginninderra exhibition.

Showing until 16 March 2017, every Thursday at 10.00am to 12.00pm and the first Sunday of every month from noon till 3pm at Former Hall Primary School, Victoria Street, Hall. Free entry.

HEATHER B. SWANN

Heather B. Swann’s Nervous is live performance and art installation, creating a multidisciplinary arts experience of intense emotional states. The dramatic installation of sculptures evokes playfulness, poetic inspiration, contemplation and an unsettling surreality.

Happening from 10am to 5pm each day until 20 November at National Gallery of Australia.

CONTOUR 556 

50 local, national and international artists present public works that respond to the layers of Canberra’s history in Contour 556. Experience this outdoor event, where artists respond through performance, walking, dance, soundscape, projection, song, poetry, textiles, wallpaper, text, light as well as ‘traditional’ sculpture, represented by works in steel, stone, glass, timber, and found materials. The artworks occupy land and water.

The project seeks to interrogate the relationships between artworks and space; between artists and the public; and the ways in which art or performance can influence how the public perceive space.

The event presents a series of ‘landscape activations’, both ephemeral, through a walk or performance, and static, through a placed object. Viewers are invited to respond with their perceptions and comments through a digital survey available through accessing QR codes around the event.

Artists and performers are responding to any and all of the human interventions to the Canberra’s landscape over the past 50,000 years, including the natural qualities of the site, the landscape qualities of the site, Canberra’s cultural history, Canberra’s political history, and Canberra’s geological history.

Happening daily 22 October to 13 November from 10am-5pm at Commonwealth Place, Bowen Park and Kingston Arts Precinct, Southern side of Lake Burley Griffin Canberra, Parkes. Find more information here: tfy.im/GINhXCgW

Zhang Peili: From Painting to Video Exhibition

Recognised as the father of Chinese video art, Zhang Peili established himself as an avant-garde painter in the mid-1980s, while experimenting with installation and other new media. In 1988, he became the first Chinese artist to seriously explore video as a medium, switching permanently from painting in 1994.

‘From Painting to Video’ presents one of his last paintings—recently gifted to the Australian Centre on China in the World, newly restored and never before exhibited—alongside a selection of Zhang’s earliest, seminal video works. Through his practice, Zhang continued to deconstruct media and destabilise systems that produce meaning, and his work enacts an applied system and logic that ultimately reveals uncertainty in the authority that surrounds us.

Happening 12 and 13 November: 11am – 3pm at The Gallery, Australian Centre on China in the World, Building 188, Australian National University, Fellows Lane, Acton. Free entry.

RECLAIM

Reclaim features designer-makers who have risen to the challenge of presenting high-end, functional and wearable objects created from waste materials. The exhibition speaks to issues of local sustainability and brings awareness to audiences of waste material being seen as a resource.

Reclaim features works by Sam Tomkins, Luke Laffan, Nadege Desgenetez, Simon Cottrell, Gilbert Riedelbauch, Joanne Searle, Corr Blimey, Christina Bricknell and Dan Edwards.
Reclaim is curated by Mel George.

Showing 3 – 17 November at 10am to 5pm Weekdays, Saturday 12 – 4 at Design Centre, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, Canberra 

PEACE, LOVE AND WAR: THE DENMANS, EMPIRE AND AUSTRALIA, 1910-1917 

Lord Thomas Denman was Australia’s fifth Governor-General. He and his wife, the irrepressible Lady Gertrude Denman, resided in Australia from July 1911 to May 1914. This exhibition examines the political, cultural and Imperial interests of this imposing power couple – and those they influenced – in the context of rapidly evolving social values, against a backdrop of a Europe on the brink of World War.

Happening weekdays from 10am-5pm and weekends 12pm-5pm at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit, Canberra. Find more information: hwww.cmag.com.au

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS

Explore two million years of human history through treasured objects 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, visit 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.

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.

Showing until 20 November at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit www.cmag.com.au

MEMORIES OF THE STRUGGLE

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.

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.

Feature image courtesy of mjbale.com

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