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This Week In The Can

HerCanberra Team

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week!

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NINE THINGS NOT TO MISS

Image: nfsa.gov.au/events/mahana

Image: nfsa.gov.au/events/mahana

NEW ROMANTICS FILM FESTIVAL

Nostalgia, romance, and national dreaming are the stuff of Frank Capra’s rich and dreamy palette. Check out a delicious selection of groundbreaking contemporary cinema driven by new understandings of these ‘Capraesque’ themes to complement the National Film and Sound Archive’s Capra retrospective.

The New Romantics Film Festival screens films every Friday night in February and includes new work from acclaimed directors Peter Greenaway, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lee Tamahori and Aleksey German Jr.

Films screening:

Cemetery of Splendour – 3 February

Eisenstein in Guanajuato – 10 February

Under Electric Clouds – 17 February

Mahana – 24 February

Showing until 24 February 2017 from 7pm at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

Adopt Don’t Shop! Make Adoption the First Choice for Canberra Rescue Pets

Rescue pet organisations will visit PETstock stores in Canberra on Sunday 5 February 2017 between 10am-2pm, to raise awareness of pet adoption as part of National Pet Adoption Day.

The initiative, led by PETstock’s charity foundation PETstock Assist, in partnership with not-for-profit animal rescue organisation PetRescue, seeks to find lifelong and loving homes for all homeless pets across Australia.

Every year, approximately 230,000* healthy pets remain unclaimed in Australia’s pounds and shelters. That’s roughly 110,000 dogs and 120,000 cats left homeless each year facing an uncertain future.

Happening Thursday 5 February, 10am – 2pm at PETstock stores in Canberra.

See website for more information.

Googfest 2017

In this third big year for Googfest, the stars will once again be shining over Rockley Oval as Australian dance music legends Sneaky Sound System take to the stage. Miss Connie and Black Angus will be dropping all of Sneaky’s big hits, with dancefloor fillers like I Love It, UFO and Pictures. So don’t miss your chance to see this ARIA award-winning act for free!

And if you needed more convincing, also playing on the night will be Lucy Sugarman, The Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers followed by Slow Turismo and Young Monks.

The stage is set for the biggest Googfest yet! So make sure you invite your friends and family to join the fun. Bring a picnic and rug, and settle in to enjoy an evening of free live music under the stars. You can also grab a tasty bite to eat from the range of food stalls available on the night.

FIREWORKS FINALE!

To download a brochure, click here.

Showing until 24 February 2017 from 7pm at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

Hartley Hall Markets

The first Hartley Hall Markets for 2017 are on this Sunday. The Markets are one of Canberra’s best craft and home produce markets, located at the Hall Village Showground just north of Canberra.

Get along where you can buy many wonderful local products such as gifts, artwork, home baked goods, dog/cat beds and treats, plants, jewellery, fresh produce, woodwork, crafts and much more – up to 250 stalls!

Enjoy the lovely rustic atmosphere where you will find live music, great food and plenty of entertainment for the children.

Entry is by gold coin donation and all of the proceeds from the Hartley Hall Markets are contributed to Hartley Lifecare which provides accommodation, respite, community services and assisted technology to people with physical and complex disabilities living in the ACT and surrounding regions.

Happening Sunday 5 February, 10am – 3pm at Hall Village Showground, Hall.

See website for more information.

ARBORETUM AFTER HOURS

Enjoy spectacular views, great live music and delicious food and drinks at the National Arboretum on the first two Friday evenings in February 2017.

Arboretum After Hours offers a northern deck that’s perfect for catching up with family and friends. Free music from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Find that special something at the Curatoreum Gift Store – open until 7pm. Village Centre and National Bonsai and Penjing Collection open until 7pm. Pod Playground and forests open until 8:30pm.

Free guided Fire and Water walks.

Happening Friday 3 February and Friday 10 February from 4.30pm– 7pm at National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek. Find more information on the website.

WORLD WETLANDS DAY CELEBRATIONS AT JERRABOMBERRA WETLANDS

Jerrabomberra Wetlands are hosting an exciting and fun-filled open day to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017. There will be a huge variety of stalls and activities for the whole family including ranger-guided walks, children’s activities, reptile displays, art exhibitions, Indigenous cultural activities, food and lots lots more.

Entry is by gold coin donation with most activities free of charge. All proceeds go towards conservation efforts at Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

This event is sponsored by ICON Water, Canberra Milk and ACTSmart, and run by the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust in partnership with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, ACT Government.

Happening Sunday 5 February from 10am-3pm at Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick. Find more information on the website.

Stuart Devlin – The Designer with the Midas Touch

The Royal Australian Mint is a unique attraction as the only producer of Australia’s circulating coins. But be sure to check out Stuart Devlin – The Designer with the Midas Touch, an exhibition exploring the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO with unparalleled pieces and behind-the-scenes rarities.

From the platypus amid rippling water to a resplendent lyrebird, Geelong-born Stuart Devlin AO is best known in Australia as the designer of Australia’s decimal coins. The much-loved coins were the springboard for an international career as the most creative and influential designer goldsmith and silversmith of the past 50 years.

Take a 30-minute tour of the exhibition with a guide who holds specialist knowledge of Stuart Devlin and his work and explore his illustrious career in further depth. $10 per person. Bookings essential via Eventbrite.

While you are visiting, view the factories where Australia’s circulating coins are made and discover that special coin, gift or souvenir at the Mint Coin Shop.

Showing until 30 April 2017 from 8.30am-5pm at Royal Australian Mint

Denison Street, Deakin. Find more information on the website.

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

After a sell-out season in London, this virtual reality experience comes to the National Museum of Australia.

David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences are a feast for the senses! Immerse yourself in the first two natural history documentaries ever designed for Virtual Reality (VR). Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, or dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in VR technology.

In David Attenborough’s First Life VR, visitors travel back 540 million years as Attenborough reveals the dawn of life on Earth and introduces us to its earliest inhabitants, exploring ancient oceans and interacting with extinct sea creatures.

Long-extinct animals such as the whimsically built Opabinia, the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia will be brought vividly alive in a fully immersive VR experience.

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR uses real-world footage and pioneering technologies to shed new light on this magnificent habitat. Visitors will take a 360-degree, VR tour through the vibrant coral, darting fish and majestic sharks in this great natural wonder of the world. In a state-of-the-art submersible, Attenborough guides us through the reef.

Showing until 30 June 2017 daily from 9.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

LIFELINE EPIC BOOKFAIR

Join Lifeline Canberra at Exhibition Park for the biggest bookfair Canberra has ever seen!

For the first time ever, they’ll be taking over both the Budawang and Coorong Pavilions to bring you more books, movies, music, games, puzzles and more than ever before!

They have a huge range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare and collectibles, as well as games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, records, comics and much more.

Held over three huge days, with fun activities for Saturday’s Family Day, this event is a must-attend.

Happening Friday 10 February from 9am-6pm at Exhibition Park in Canberra, Flemington Road, Mitchell.

Find more information on the website.

ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES

Take a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. Vivid photography, rich illustrations, 3D models and interviews look beyond the physical structures to tell the story of how good design can enrich lifestyle.

Iconic Australian Houses is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums. Supported by exhibition partner Architecture Foundation Australia, principal partner Stormtech, and sponsors the NSW Architecture Registration Board and University of Newcastle. Assisted by the Australian Government through Visions of Australia.

Open 9am–5 pm daily and special late night openings every Tuesday until 7pm. Café open 9am–4pm

Showing until Friday 3 March 2017 at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

FOOD & DRINK

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Lanterne Rooms.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Lanterne Rooms.

Chinese New Year at Lanterne Rooms

The Lanterne Rooms in Campbell will also be having Chinese New Year celebrations. From 26 January until 2 February the Lanterne Rooms will have two themed set menus available, priced at $62pp for six dishes and $72pp for eight dishes.

Bookings and further information can be found on their 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.

DINNER WITH THE SIDE PROJECT

The Side Project is the brainchild of Chef David Young of Temporada, formerly of Aubergine.

The idea is simple: a four-course meal with matched wines in a casual environment with the focus squarely on food and conversation, with dinners are held monthly, on the first Sunday of each month.

“[Dinner is] for 30 guests, so pretty intimate, and on communal tables, so everyone has to get to know their neighbours!” says David. “[The menu] will be very seasonal, very summer fruit driven. Ainslie Cellars are once again providing the wine and pairings.”

Read more about The Side Project here.

Cost: Dinner is four courses, matched with wines for $100 per person.

Happening Sunday 5 February from 6pm, upstairs at Lonsdale Street Roasters, 7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Bookings are through this email [email protected].

You can check out The Side Project on Instagram and Facebook (@sideproject.cbr). 

Yarrh Wines summer lunch

To distract us from the heat, this month’s lunch is focused on being cool and crisp, almost like a chilled glass of wine, but better as it’s matched to food.

Enjoy two courses, including wine, for $35 per person.

Chilled cucumber soup with tomato and avocado, and Pork Belly Porchetta, roast kipfler, orange and fennel salad.

A vegetarian option is available as well as dessert.

Happening Thursday 5 February, 12.30pm at Yarrh Wines, 440 Greenwood Rd, Murrumbateman. To book, ring 6227 1474 or email [email protected]

XO

XO, located in Narrabundah, will have an eight-course tasting menu to celebrate the Chinese New Year from the 28 of January until the 11 of February.

For $88 pp you will be treated to eight separate tasting courses designed by their chef to explore modern applications of classic flavours and family tradition. Bookings can be made on their 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.

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.

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? The bistro menu is available upstairs so there’s plenty of tasty treats to keep everyone happy.

Happening Thursday 26 January from 5pm at the Loft at The Duxton, Macpherson St., O’Connor

See website for more information.

Duxton Deluxe Trivia

If facts are your thing, head along to the weekly Trivia night every Wednesday from 7.30pm upstairs in the Oak Room at Duxton in O’Connor. Grab some friends and make a night of it and if your table takes out the title you get the chance to win awesome prizes playing Beer or No Beer.

Happening Wednesday 25 January, 7.30pm at Oak Room at The Duxton, Macpherson St., O’Connor.

See website for more information.

Sunday Spritz

Looking for a Sunday session to get your crew together? Look no further than Sunday Spritz at the Duxton!

There’ll be local music with live bands downstairs and DJ’s upstairs, great food & of course, delicious drinks flowing.

Up in The Loft at Duxton & Rooftop Terrace, enjoy a $5 Somersby cider from the rooftop bar, or if that’s not your thing, we’ll have $10 Aperol Spritz and a whole range of beer on tap to quench your thirst.

Happening Sunday 29 January, 11am at The Duxton, Macpherson St., O’Connor.

See website for more information.

Latin Tuesdays

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

6.30pm Free Latin taster class | 7.00pm Continuation class | 8.00pm Social dancing. $12 cover l $5 extra for 45 mins class.

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

Happening Tuesday 24 January, 6.30pm at The Highball Express, 82 Alinga St, Canberra.

See website for more information.

MUSIC, DANCE, FILM & THEATRE

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Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema

There a few signs which signal summer is truly here – longer days, warmer weather and the return of Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas. The quintessential summer cinema returns to the picturesque Patrick White Lawns, adjacent to the National Library of Australia and overlooking Lake Burley Griffin from 12 January to 19 February 2017.

If you’re looking for a romantic, sunset filled evening for date night, drama and laughs for a girl’s night out or some family fun, Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas is a must-do to add to your list this summer.

See website for more information.

Googfest 2017

In this third big year for Googfest, the stars will once again be shining over Rockley Oval as Australian dance music legends Sneaky Sound System take to the stage. Miss Connie and Black Angus will be dropping all of Sneaky’s big hits, with dancefloor fillers like I Love It, UFO and Pictures. So don’t miss your chance to see this ARIA award-winning act for free!

And if you needed more convincing, also playing on the night will be Lucy Sugarman, The Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers followed by Slow Turismo and Young Monks.

The stage is set for the biggest Googfest yet! So make sure you invite your friends and family to join the fun. Bring a picnic and rug, and settle in to enjoy an evening of free live music under the stars. You can also grab a tasty bite to eat from the range of food stalls available on the night.

FIREWORKS FINALE!

To download a brochure, click here.

Showing until 24 February 2017 from 7pm at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

SUNDAY FILM SCREENINGS AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

The summer holidays are here again, and with them come the annual Australian War Memorial Sunday Film Screenings. This year the theme is Reel Conflict: Journalism and War, exploring the dynamics of journalism and the risks of documenting conflict.

All screenings will be accompanied by a short introduction by experts from the Memorial. This is not a ticketed event, so get in early to guarantee yourself a seat.

Sunday 5 February

The year of living dangerously (1982) M

Director: Peter Weir (115 minutes)

Sunday 12 February

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) MA 15+

Directors: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (112 mins)

Showing until 12 February 2017 from 1.30pm at The Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell. Find more information on the website.

NEW ROMANTICS FILM FESTIVAL

Nostalgia, romance, and national dreaming are the stuff of Frank Capra’s rich and dreamy palette. Check out a delicious selection of groundbreaking contemporary cinema driven by new understandings of these ‘Capraesque’ themes to complement the National Film and Sound Archive’s Capra retrospective.

The New Romantics Film Festival screens films every Friday night in February and includes new work from acclaimed directors Peter Greenaway, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lee Tamahori and Aleksey German Jr.

Films screening:

Cemetery of Splendour – 3 February

Eisenstein in Guanajuato – 10 February

Under Electric Clouds – 17 February

Mahana – 24 February

Showing until 24 February 2017 from 7pm at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

LOST HORIZONS – FRANK CAPRA’S AMERICA

To celebrate the National Film and Sound Archive’s restoration of the lost Capra film, Three Days to Live, the NFSA has a month of Hollywood charm, wit and grace, in the glow of ‘Capra’s touch’.

The program includes

NFSA Restores: Three Days to Live – 5 February, 2pm (with live musical accompaniment)

Lost Horizon – 5 February, 4:30pm

It Happened One Night – 12 February, 2pm

American Madness – 12 February, 4pm

The Miracle Woman – 19 February, 2pm

The Bitter Tea of General Yen – 19 February, 4pm

Prelude to War (2pm) and It’s a Wonderful Life (3.15pm) – 26 February (ticket price includes entry to both films)

Showing until 26 February 2017at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

MURDER & REDEMPTION

Sam Amidon, Pekka Kuusisto & Australian Chamber Orchestra: Classical Meets Folk Music

Inspirational classical music mastermind Pekka Kuusisto and the Australian Chamber Orchestra are joined by American modern folk hero Sam Amidon in Murder & Redemption, a stunning concert experience that takes the listener on a vivid journey from darkness into light.

Experience the world premiere of this exceptional collaboration between Pekka, Sam and “one of the greatest chamber orchestras in the world” (The Guardian, UK) as they perform folk masterpieces re-imagined by indie-classical composer Nico Muhly and Amidon himself, interwoven with thematically-resonant classical works by Janáček, John Adams and more.

This innovative opening to the ACO’s 2017 concert season has it all: sex, murder, transformation, mercy. Janáček’s Kreutzer Sonata is based on Tolstoy’s novella, a scandalous tale re-imagined in a concert format by Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, “a classical performer who genuinely connects what goes on inside the concert hall with the world outside – a rare and important performer for our times.” (The Guardian, UK).

Amidon, a hit with Australian festival audiences and whose interpretations of American folksongs have been described as “surreal”, “magical” and “quietly psychedelic”, makes his ACO debut.

Happening Saturday 4 February at Llewellyn Hall, Building 100, William Herbert Place. Find more information on the website.

CANBERRA BACH ENSEMBLE BACH ‘NUNC DIMITTIS’ CANTATAS

Canberra Bach Ensemble – Choir, Orchestra & Soloists, directed by Andrew Koll perform Bach’s ‘Nunc dimittis’ Cantatas.

This is a special performance for Canberra Bach Ensemble as it will now be performing at Baroque pitch and transitioning to period instruments.

Keren Dalzell (Soprano), Maartje Sevenster (Alto), Robert Macfarlane (Tenor), Andrew Fysh (Bass). Orchestra led by Leanne Bear.

Happening Saturday 4 February from 7.30pm and Sunday 5 February from 2.30pm at St Christopher’s Cathedral, 55 Franklin Street, Forrest. Find more information on the website.

MUSICAL LETTERS

Salut!, one of Australia’s foremost baroque music ensembles, performs music by CPE Bach, Handel, Telemann, Fasch and Steffani in Musical Letters.

Letters between composers from the Baroque period have provided us with a mine of information about life and music, revealing JS Bach’s cantankerousness, the charming friendship between Handel and Telemann, and Johann Fasch’s desire to develop a music-sharing network. For more than 25 years Fasch organised an “exchange of musical compositions” between cities across Germany, allowing for the cross-fertilisation of styles and access to additional performance repertoire.Happening Friday 3 February from 7.30pm at Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue. Find more information on the

Happening Friday 3 February from 7.30pm at Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue. Find more information on the website.

THE VINYL LOUNGE

On the first Friday of every month, sound curators at the National Film and Sound Archives hold a listening party, and you’re invited. The format is simple: Bring Your Own (BYO) vinyl, or choose from a huge selection on stage, share why you love them, or just listen to others’ stories.

Discover songs you’ve never heard whilst re-discovering the soundtracks of your past – all played on a pure analogue sound system you may want to hug on your way out. From Kraut-Rock to K-pop, TISM to Tijuana Brass, The Vinyl Lounge is an informal, sometimes moving, and always surprising way to close the week, and jump-start the weekend.

Happening Friday 3 February from 5.30pm-7pm at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

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Free Introduction to Mindfulness

Come and try a mindfulness taster! A chance to explore and enquire about mindfulness in a friendly and inviting environment.

The free session includes: what is mindfulness?; benefits of mindfulness; introductory mindfulness meditation; information on an eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course; scientific research behind the MBSR.

Bonus offer: If you register and pay for an MBSR course at the free session you will receive a $50 discount on course fees.

Happening Wednesday 4 February, 2pm – 5pm at Griffith Community Hall 55 Stuart St., Griffith.

See website for more information.

DRESS CODE: EMPIRE

Dress Code: Empire. An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige and Australia’s changing ties to Britain.

Discover Barton’s coatee, an exciting digital interactive, videos and school activities.

Showing until 1 August 2017 from 9am-5pm at The Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

After a sell-out season in London, this virtual reality experience comes to the National Museum of Australia.

David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences are a feast for the senses! Immerse yourself in the first two natural history documentaries ever designed for Virtual Reality (VR). Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, or dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in VR technology.

In David Attenborough’s First Life VR, visitors travel back 540 million years as Attenborough reveals the dawn of life on Earth and introduces us to its earliest inhabitants, exploring ancient oceans and interacting with extinct sea creatures.

Long-extinct animals such as the whimsically built Opabinia, the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia will be brought vividly alive in a fully immersive VR experience.

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR uses real-world footage and pioneering technologies to shed new light on this magnificent habitat. Visitors will take a 360-degree, VR tour through the vibrant coral, darting fish and majestic sharks in this great natural wonder of the world. In a state-of-the-art submersible, Attenborough guides us through the reef.

Showing until 30 June 2017 daily from 9.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

WORLD WETLANDS DAY CELEBRATIONS AT JERRABOMBERRA WETLANDS

Jerrabomberra Wetlands are hosting an exciting and fun-filled open day to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017. There will be a huge variety of stalls and activities for the whole family including ranger-guided walks, children’s activities, reptile displays, art exhibitions, Indigenous cultural activities, food and lots lots more.

Entry is by gold coin donation with most activities free of charge. All proceeds go towards conservation efforts at Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

This event is sponsored by ICON Water, Canberra Milk and ACTSmart, and run by the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust in partnership with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, ACT Government.

Happening Sunday 5 February from 10am-3pm at Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick. Find more information on the website.

ULTIMATE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

Experience the exclusive Ultimate Museum Experience at the National Museum of Australia with a:

  • Meet and greet service
  • Refreshment in the Museum member’s ‘Friends Lounge’
  • Tailored tour of the Museum – planned to suit your interests with a dedicated Museum Visitor Services Host
  • Meal with a glass of wine in the stunning waterfront Museum Cafe
  • A voucher for 10% off purchases at the beautiful Museum Shop

Tickets are available from the Museum or online.

# The Museum Shop discount applies to full-priced items, single transaction only, and cannot be redeemed for cash.

** Rate valid until 31 March 2017

* Brunch and lunch is available at the Museum Café up until 2 pm daily

Allow for 2-3 hours to experience this package!

Showing until 1 April 2017 daily from 10am, 1pm, 3pm or on request at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

(r)evolve Ausglass Conference Professional Workshops

International artists Pablo Soto (USA), Amber Cowan (USA), Wilhelm Vernim (Germany) and Australian artist Kate Baker (NSW) will present workshops prior to and after the (r)evolve biennial Ausglass conference.

The conference program, focusing on creating, sustaining and evolving practice, is presented by ACT Ausglass and co-hosted by Canberra Glassworks and ANU School of Art.  Visitors can view artists participating in the professional workshops and conference talks and demonstrations at Canberra Glassworks.

Happening Monday 23 January to Sunday 5 February at Canberra Glassworks, Kingston

See website for bookings and more information.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

SPORT

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Image: VisitCanberra.com.au

HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE: CENTRAL COAST MARINERS VS ADELAIDE

Hyundai A-League football returns to Canberra for a second match this season. See the Central Coast Mariners take on the reigning Hyundai A-League champions Adelaide in what will be a blockbuster game.

Tickets from Ticketek. Transaction fees apply.

Happening Sunday 5 February from 5pm at GIO Stadium, Leverrier Street, Bruce. Find more information on the website.

SUMMER HARNESS RACING CARNIVAL

Harness Racing’s Goulburn/Canberra Summer Carnival kicks off this weekend over four exciting Sundays with race meets alternating between Goulburn and Canberra. The Canberra Cup will be held on 5 February.

Harness Racing’s Goulburn/Canberra Summer Carnival is an ideal opportunity for the wider community to come and experience the beauty of harness racing in a family friendly and social environment, with kids activities, food and icecream vans and the chance to meet harness racing lover and Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker.  A highlight for the Canberra Cup on 5 February will be a glamorous Fashions on the Field competition.

A highlight for the Canberra Cup on 5 February will be a glamorous Fashions on the Field competition.

See website for more information.

MARKETS & FESTIVALS

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Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets is Canberra’s national award winning indoor Sunday market focuses on the talent and creativity of regional arts and craftspeople.

Discover 200 stalls within a fabulous old industrial building. Stalls offer unique handcrafted items, gourmet take home food, regional wines, and freshly ground coffee.

The markets are easy to access, have ample free parking and a wide range of food stalls to enjoy a multicultural meal, a coffee or a quick bite to eat – while watching talented musicians and taking in the hustle and bustle of the markets.

Happening at Wentworth Avenue, Kingston every Sunday with a variety of special theme events are held regularly throughout the year.

Find out more at obdm.com.au.

Googfest 2017

In this third big year for Googfest, the stars will once again be shining over Rockley Oval as Australian dance music legends Sneaky Sound System take to the stage. Miss Connie and Black Angus will be dropping all of Sneaky’s big hits, with dancefloor fillers like I Love It, UFO and Pictures. So don’t miss your chance to see this ARIA award-winning act for free!

And if you needed more convincing, also playing on the night will be Lucy Sugarman, The Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers followed by Slow Turismo and Young Monks.

The stage is set for the biggest Googfest yet! So make sure you invite your friends and family to join the fun. Bring a picnic and rug, and settle in to enjoy an evening of free live music under the stars. You can also grab a tasty bite to eat from the range of food stalls available on the night.

FIREWORKS FINALE!

To download a brochure, click here.

Showing until 24 February 2017 from 7pm at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

Hartley Hall Markets

The first Hartley Hall Markets for 2017 are on this Sunday. The Markets are one of Canberra’s best craft and home produce markets, located at the Hall Village Showground just north of Canberra.

Get along where you can buy many wonderful local products such as gifts, artwork, home baked goods, dog/cat beds and treats, plants, jewellery, fresh produce, woodwork, crafts and much more – up to 250 stalls!

Enjoy the lovely rustic atmosphere where you will find live music, great food and plenty of entertainment for the children.

Entry is by gold coin donation and all of the proceeds from the Hartley Hall Markets are contributed to Hartley Lifecare which provides accommodation, respite, community services and assisted technology to people with physical and complex disabilities living in the ACT and surrounding regions.

Happening Sunday 5 February, 10am – 3pm at Hall Village Showground, Hall.

See website for more information.

THE MARKET AT BUNGENDORE

The [email protected] is open on the third Sunday of every month. Shop or browse for their unique local produce, products, art and crafts and general stalls. Light lunch and great coffee available from the kitchen.

Make a day out of it and explore the rest of Bungendore, only a 25-minute drive from Canberra.

If you don’t feel like driving, you could always travel there and back by steam train with Historic Railway Tours.

Happening every third Saturday of the month from 9am-3pm at Bungendore War Memorial Hall, Lot 7, Molonglo Street.

Find more information on the website.

MURRUMBATEMAN VILLAGE MARKET

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

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

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

Showing until 9 December 2017 at Murrumbateman Village Market, Barton Highway.

Find more information on the website.

Farmers and Foodies Markets

A weekly food market with a focus on local and organic produce, amazing street food and boutique beer wine and spirits. Come and do your weekly shop grab some dinner sit down and relax while you enjoy a cold drink at the end of a hot week! On every Friday from 4pm – 8pm at the Old Bus Depot Building, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Visit the Facebook page for more information www.facebook.com/Farmers-and-Foodies

YASS FARMERS MARKETS

Support the local producers and come to the Yass Farmers Markets. Local wine, jams, sauces and craft items. Oil, baked goods and great coffee or juices. Vegetables and plants too. Home made food, arts and crafts.

It’s a great place to catch up with friends or to take a family and friends, with good weather expect to see the jumping castle and more stalls outside.

The Yass Farmer’s Markets have become a fantastic community event every first and third Saturday of the month. Have a coffee, relax and enjoy the ambiance and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.

Showing until 7 October 2017 every first and third Saturday of the month from 10am- 1pm at St Augustines Church, Meehan Street, St Augustines Church.

Find more information on the website.

SOUTHERN HARVEST FARMERS MARKET AT BUNGENDORE

The Southern Harvest Farmers Market: selling sustainable, authentic, regional food: grown and made by the Community, for the Community.

The market is open every Saturday from 9am to Noon.

It is a great source of fresh food and farm produce from around the region including meat, eggs, seafood, honey, fruit, vegetables, preserves and refreshments.

Stall holder enquiries welcome.

Showing until 16 September 2017 every Saturday from 9am- 12pm at Bungendore Anglican Hall, 25 Butmaroo Street.

Find more information on the website.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Adopt Don’t Shop! Make Adoption the First Choice for Canberra Rescue Pets

Rescue pet organisations will visit PETstock stores in Canberra on Sunday 5 February 2017 between 10am-2pm, to raise awareness of pet adoption as part of National Pet Adoption Day.

The initiative, led by PETstock’s charity foundation PETstock Assist, in partnership with not-for-profit animal rescue organisation PetRescue, seeks to find lifelong and loving homes for all homeless pets across Australia.

Every year, approximately 230,000* healthy pets remain unclaimed in Australia’s pounds and shelters. That’s roughly 110,000 dogs and 120,000 cats left homeless each year facing an uncertain future.

Happening Thursday 5 February, 10am – 2pm at PETstock stores in Canberra.

See website for more information.

Police Charity Cup – Manuka Oval

The inaugural Police Charity Cup is a T20 cricket match between the AFP and NSW Police which will take place at Manuka Oval and raise funds and awareness for the Fayyaz Sumbal Foundation. The Foundation is an Australian- Pakistani charity which raises funds for families of police killed in the line of duty in Pakistan.

It is named in honour of the legacy of Inspector Fayyaz Sumbal, who was tragically killed in a targeted suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan along with 40 colleagues in August 2013. Inspector Sumbal was a great friend of the AFP and left behind a wife and two children.

Happening Thursday 5 February, 1pm – 4.30pm at Manuka Oval, Manuka Circle, Griffith.

See website for more information.

KIDS

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Googfest 2017

In this third big year for Googfest, the stars will once again be shining over Rockley Oval as Australian dance music legends Sneaky Sound System take to the stage. Miss Connie and Black Angus will be dropping all of Sneaky’s big hits, with dancefloor fillers like I Love It, UFO and Pictures. So don’t miss your chance to see this ARIA award-winning act for free!

And if you needed more convincing, also playing on the night will be Lucy Sugarman, The Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers followed by Slow Turismo and Young Monks.

The stage is set for the biggest Googfest yet! So make sure you invite your friends and family to join the fun. Bring a picnic and rug, and settle in to enjoy an evening of free live music under the stars. You can also grab a tasty bite to eat from the range of food stalls available on the night.

FIREWORKS FINALE!

To download a brochure, click here.

Showing until 24 February 2017 from 7pm at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

MATHAMAZING AND BYTE WISE

Visit Questacon this summer and discover the amazing world of mathematics! Proudly supported by Samsung Electronics Australia, the Mathamazing and Byte Wise exhibitions take the abstract and challenging worlds of maths and computational thinking and turn them into fun hands-on experiences for the whole family.

Mathamazing uncovers the maths that underlies the world we live in, from how knitting answers fundamental questions about the universe to the curious fact that the fastest way between two points is not always a straight line. Byte Wise explores how computational thinking rules the modern world – from how your smartphone displays images to the perfect hole in one in mini-golf.

Visitors to Mathamazing can also go into the running to win a 65 inch Samsung Series 9 SUHD curved TV valued at $6299!

Questacon has eight themed galleries with over 200 hands-on exhibits. Mathamazing and Byte Wise are only here until 1 March 2017 so visit these holidays and make this summer count at Questacon.

Showing until 1 February 2017 from 9am – 5pm at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

STORY TIME AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

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

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

PLAY UP

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

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

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

LEAP INTO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

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

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

STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

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

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

EXHIBITIONS

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INTERSECTIONS

This exhibition presents the intersection of five peoples’ experiences of daily life in their natural environments. Using different mediums – painting, ceramics, photo prints and lithographs –their experiences are both celebrated and analysed.

The investigation of overlapping of social identities is the basis of local emerging artist collective Nikki Chopra, Eliya Cohen, Holly Tranter, Bryna Bamberry and Chelsea Kalogiannidis. The group met as students at the School of Art ANU and work in a variety of mediums, and their shared experience of places and spaces is the basis for their collaboration. Their community enables them to strengthen their individual practices, and together present a nuanced view of their life as young artists in the nation’s capital.

Happening until Sunday 5 February at M16 Artspace. M16 is open from 12pm-5pm Wednesday-Sunday at 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith.

Find more information about the exhibition via the M16 website.

TUESDAY NIGHT EXHIBITIONS

During summer the Archives exhibitions are open every Tuesday evening excluding 27 December and 3 January. See Iconic Australian Houses and Memory of a Nation at your leisure.

Showing until 28 February 2017 from 5pm – 7pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

MARIANA DEL CASTILLO, FUGITIVE FAITH – A CONSCRIPTED OATH

In her practice Mariana del Castillo explores experiences common to humanity, in particular themes of migration, displacement and the painful burden of loss. Employing recycled materials, her reconfigured forms occupy the space of the gallery as if engaged in a kind of danse macabre, in a surreal meditation on identity and the body, the past and the present.

In subverting the original uses for the objects that make up her work, del Castillo draws on her Ecuadorian heritage, her memories of her grandparents’ shop with its cabinets of curiosities, the cultural influences of pre-Columbian art and the Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo, as well as the dark strains of European surrealists such as Hans Bellmer and the satirical series of etchings Los caprichos, by the great 18th century Spanish artist Francisco Goya.

For Mariana del Castillo Fugitive Faith – A conscripted oath, the artist continues to explore the themes and forms of her recent work, employing largely recycled materials in a surreal reflection on identity, migration, religion and the body.

Showing until 26 March 2017 weekdays 10am-5pm and weekends 12pm-5pm at The Canberra Museum and Gallery, Corner London Circuit and Civic Square.

Find more information on the website.

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

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

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

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

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

Find more information on the website.

DRESS CODE: EMPIRE

Dress Code: Empire. An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige and Australia’s changing ties to Britain.

Discover Barton’s coatee, an exciting digital interactive, videos and school activities.

Showing until 1 August 2017 from 9am-5pm at The Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

VELOCITY: VINTAGE RACING BIKES

Velocity: Vintage racing bikes offers an exhibition from the extensive collection of Peter Taylor. Peter is a postman and cycling enthusiast who services bicycles from his garage workshop and maintains a large and wonderful collection of vintage racing bikes.

Examples from Peter’s collection range from rare Post World War II European bikes to an Australian bike raced at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. The exhibition coincides with the inaugural L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France bicycle race which will take place in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.

Showing until 5 March 2017 from 10am-5pm weekdays and: 12 – 5pm weekends at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Corner London Circuit and Civic Square.

Find more information on the website.

ARTISTS OF THE GREAT WAR

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

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

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

Find more information on the website.

CIRCLE

See original works by celebrated author-artist Jeannie Baker from her new book Circle, which follows the migratory route of the Godwit from Alaska to Australia and New Zealand.

In partnership with Walker Books and Newcastle Museum.

Showing until 12 February 2017 from 10am at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit. Find more information on the website.

SHOOTING THE PICTURE: PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY IN AUSTRALIA

Researchers Sally Young and Fay Anderson pose the question: will changes in technology spell the end of traditional press photography?

Shooting the Picture: Press Photography in Australia features Andrew Meares, Chief Photographer, Fairfax Media.

Happening Thursday 2 February from 6pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

SPATIAL CURVATURE

An Exhibition of Fine Furniture by NSW Master Woodworker Darren Oates presenting new furniture made from reclaimed Australian Native timbers such as Spotted Gum, Iron Bark, Red Cedar, Victorian Ash, Swamp Oak and more, taken trees removed to make way for housing estates, industrial areas, roads and farmland. Darren’s desire is to produce work that will not be looked on as unobtainable or esoteric while always exuding respect for his chosen creative media.

Showing until 7 February at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, 22 Malbon Street. Find more information on the website

THE LANGUAGE OF LIGHT

An Exhibition by Canberra Region artists Chan Dissanayake and Rick Cochrane who often paint together. In this exhibition they are exploring the dynamics of light in their chosen mediums. Chan works primarily in watercolour and Rick in drawing, oils and printmaking. They use their individual visual-language constructs to explore the subtle emotional mood of light in a variety of mediums.

Showing until 7 February 2017 from 2.30pm at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, 22 Malbon Street. Find more information on the website.

ATHOL SHMITH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS

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

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

See website for more information.

VERSAILLES TREASURES FROM THE PALACE

For the first time in history, a collection of over 130 sumptuous treasures from the Palace of Versailles are on show in Australia. Prepare yourself for an epic exhibition that embodies the opulence, luxury and beauty of a period central to French history, bringing life to the reign of three kings, their queens and mistresses. From the iconic gardens to the rich paintings, from sumptuous rooms to the golden details, from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, this exhibition is the greatest cultural experience this summer.

Highlights include magnificent works, such as the marble bust of Louis XIV, the monumental Gobelins tapestries, the Dauphin’s fine writing desk, the original sculpture of Latona from the centre of Versailles’ main fountain and Marie-Antoinette’s porcelain.

Versailles: Treasures from the Palace – exclusive to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Book your tickets here: nga.gov.au/Versailles.

Frank Stella ‘The Kenneth Tyler Collection’

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

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

See website for more information.

ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES

Take a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. Vivid photography, rich illustrations, 3D models and interviews look beyond the physical structures to tell the story of how good design can enrich lifestyle.

Iconic Australian Houses is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums. Supported by exhibition partner Architecture Foundation Australia, principal partner Stormtech, and sponsors the NSW Architecture Registration Board and University of Newcastle. Assisted by the Australian Government through Visions of Australia.

Open 9am–5 pm daily and special late night openings every Tuesday until 7pm. Café open 9am–4pm

Showing until Friday 3 March 2017 at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Defining Moments

An exhibition of combined works by Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock which captures defining moments in this couple’s careers in Australian contemporary studio glass.  Their partnership in glass and life will be explored through their works, images, photographs and stories.

Showing Thursday 26 January to Sunday 26 March at Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. See website for more information.

Coincidences

Description: John Wardle Architects present an exploration of their work by a field of prominent architectural photographers.

Recurringly the work has enquired into the possibilities on the coexistence of the public and the private realms, exemplified in asking “Is it possible for a foyer to have the intimacy of a living room, or for a house to have the civic quality of a university building?”

Contributing Photographers are: Sharyn Cairns, Erieta Attali, Sam Noonan, Kristoffer Paulsen, Brett Boardman, Earl Carter,Peter Hyatt, Dianna Snape, Peter Bennetts, John Gollings, Shannon McGrath, Trevor Mein and Max Creasy.

Showing Wednesday 18 January to Friday 17 February, Wednesday to Sunday 11am – 3pm at Nishi Gallery, New Acton.

See website for more information.

AJIT NINAN: CARTOONIST TO THE WORLD’S LARGEST DEMOCRACY

One of India’s best known cartoonists for the Centrestage series in India Today magazine and Ninan’s World in the Times of India, Ajit Ninan has been part of many Indians’ daily lives. See the most provoking and influential political cartoons from the world’s largest democracy. For Ajit Ninan cartooning runs in the blood, he is the nephew of cartoonist Abu Abraham and had his first cartoon published in the late 1960s when he was still at school.

Showing until Wednesday 1 March 2017 at The Museum of Australian Democracy, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

THE POPULAR PET SHOW

The Popular Pet Show expresses 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 includes 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 until 12 March 2017.

Exhibition tickets: $10/$8 members and concessions. See website for more information: portrait.gov.au/exhibitions.

FOR COUNTRY, FOR NATION

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

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

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

See website for more information.

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!

Showing until 25 April 2017, daily 10am – 5pm. No booking required. More information at National Library of Australia.

FRANK STELLA THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION

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

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

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

Showing until 30 June 2017, 10am – 5pm daily at the National Gallery of Australia. More information at National Gallery of Australia

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.

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

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

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

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 Strugglepays 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.

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 ofMagna 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 exhibitionexplores the history and relevance of Magna Carta from an Australian perspective.

Showing now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

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