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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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13 THINGS NOT TO MISS 

Image by Tim Bean Photography

Image by Tim Bean Photography

THE FORAGE

The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by local Canberra cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. It’s a great opportunity to discover this exciting scene of street food and experience new tastes. Even better, you get to talk to the people behind the products and discover what these amazing businesses have to offer.

This street style food and entertainment event is run seasonally and is a one of a kind in Canberra. The Forage has a strong commitment to delivering a high quality entertainment program, giving local musicians/dancers/models exposure and the opportunity to move and groove in front of a live audience.

Happening Saturday 8 April from 2pm-7pm at Little National, Barton. Free entry.

Find more information on the website.

YOU ARE HERE FESTIVAL

You Are Here Festival is a five-day curated showcase of independent and experimental arts in the Canberra city centre and surrounds. Popping up in shopfronts, alleyways, cafes, streets, car parks, galleries, museums, cars, You Are Here is playful, irreverent and lo-fi.

Filled with immersive, interactive and engaging experiences, You Are Here will explode the myth that there’s nothing to do in Canberra.

Featured artists are trained professionals and brilliant amateurs, passionate creative communities, first timers and seasoned festival fiends. They leap over artistic and disciplinary boundaries in the blink of an eye and, collaborate fearlessly with artists and communities. They do so with a twinkle in their eye and a skip in their step.

Suitable for the whole family, You Are Here will see you exploring the city as it is immersed in art, performance, music, poetry, installations, dance, film and more!

Happening from Wednesday 5 until Sunday 9 April at various venues in Canberra.

For more details on events and tickets information is on their website.

RICHARD 3

Richard is hideous and he was born knowing that he would one day be a ruler. His hunchbacked deformity masks his seething malevolence. His brutal mind breeds brutal times when not even children are safe.

Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany (The Literati and Tartuffe) will embody one of the most ambitious and gleefully amoral villians ever written. First performed around 1593, Richard 3 is the portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath, a cold-blooded and dastardly manipulator who slaughters his family, marries his victim’s widow and eventually betrays his allies, all in his quest to become king.

Peter Evans, Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, continues to daringly re-imagine Shakespeare’s works with a boldness and unexpectedness that will leave audiences breathless. The blood-soaked and naked ambition of Richard 3, who leaves scores dead and only the ghosts to whisper the truth, will be a truly thrilling night at the theatre. This dark and visceral production is not to be missed.

Happening from Thursday 6 until Saturday 15 April at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets from $38.

For more details and to buy tickets, information through Canberra Theatre Centre.

LES MISERABLES

Free-Rain Theatre Company presents a new production of Les Miserables. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, ‘Les Miserables’ travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert on a journey beyond the barricades, at the centre of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promises to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets. The people sing of their anger and Enjolras leads the students to fight upon the barricades.

Running Wednesday 5 until Saturday 22 April at the Queanbyan Performaing Arts Centre, Queanbeyan. Tickets from $40.

For more information, tickets and showtimes, visit the productions website. 

CLOSING NIGHT OF THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

The nation’s most captivating film event, is now returning for its 28th annual season. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France.

Enjoy an evening of french wine and cheese at the closing night of the AF French Film Festival followed by the light-hearted comedy A Bun in the Oven.

Karin Viard and this wonderfully harmonious supporting cast deliver scene after scene of pure boisterous comedic gold, as Nicole fumbles through the barrage of demands that come with pregnancy, and learns for the very first time how to sort out her own life.

Happening Tuesday 4 April from 6.30pm at Palace Electric Cinema, Canberra. Tickets are $32 purchasable through Palace Electric.

Find more information on the website.

CANBERRA DISTRICT WINE WEEK

The Canberra District Wine Week offers an exciting program of wine dinners, tastings and themed events in the city and right around the Canberra wine district.

The 10-day program of wine tastings, food matchings and tours will be held in Canberra, Murrumbateman, Yass, Hall, Bungendore and Gundaroo, culminating in the annual Harvest Festival over the weekend of 8 and 9 April.

Happening until Sunday 9 April at various venues.

Find more information on the website.

Canberra Youth Orchestra featuring The Idea Of North

Celebrate the Canberra Youth Orchestra’s 50th year with multiple-ARIA-award-winning vocal ensemble The Idea of North, featuring special guest soprano and founding member Trish Delaney-Brown replacing Sally Cameron for this concert.

Widely acclaimed as Australia’s top a cappella group and founded in Canberra, The Idea of North will join the CYO in a sensational evening of jazz and theatre favourites including It Don’t Mean a Thing, Send in the Clowns and Masquenada.

Matched with Bernstein’s lively Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, his Overture to Candide and selections from iconic film soundtracks, you won’t want to miss this exuberant beginning to the Canberra Youth Orchestra’s 2017 series!

The CYO50 four concert series also features Claire Edwardes, Gabi Sultana and James Morrison, subscriptions to all four concerts are available.

SEASON PASS: ADULT $80 \ CONC. $50 \ FAMILY $160 \ MEMBERS $50

Happening Saturday 8 April, 7.30pm at Llewellyn Hall, Building 100, William Herbert Place, ANU.

See website for more information.

lululemon CONNECT + SWEAT

The intent behind connect + sweat is simple. To connect like-minded + inspiring individuals, and grow lululemon’s collective through a culture of sweat + community. 

On Saturday 8th April 2017 lululemon are bringing together their newest Ambassadors- Mathew Turner (F45 Canberra City), Lewis Ray (Project Fitness) and Shelby Trevilian (Alpenglow Yoga) to lead you through the sweatiest 60-minute workout.

Join the lululemon-Canberra team, their Ambassadors, and the greater Canberra collective for an afternoon of sweat + connection.

Bring- drink bottle, sweat towel, yoga mat and wear comfortable training shoes.

Happening Saturday 8 April from 4pm-5.30pm at Glebe Park, Civic. 

Find more information on Eventbrite.

SHEN YUN 2017  

As part of the Australian leg of their 2017 world tour, Shen Yun returns to Canberra. Let Shen Yun take you on a magical journey and share with you the beautiful world of China’s divine inspiration! Experience first hand, classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dances, authentic and traditional Chinese costumes, breathtaking animated backdrops and an enchanting orchestral sound that accompanies China’s 5,000 years of stories, myths and legends!

With sold-out shows across the globe, Shen Yun has swept audiences off their feet during for the past decade and continues to amaze, excite and touch the emotions of people today.

Happening Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April from 7.30pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickers from $89 to $129 available through Canberra Theatre.

Find more information on the website.

FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TOUR

Celebrating 26 years as ‘The Home Of Great Short Film’ in 2017 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest is excited to be bringing the National Tour to Canberra across two nights, showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts and Best of EU Shorts programme, with films hand- picked from the festival’s 2400 entries.

Also screening are Flickerfest Best Animation award winner ‘Fish with Legs’, with voices by Frank Woodley and Barry Otto and ‘MESSiAH’, starring David Gulpilil and written and directed by Underbelly star Damian Walshe- Howling. This screening is followed by a fabulous After Party with drinks from our generous partners, included in the ticket price.

Happening on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April from 7pm, at Palace Electric, Acton. Tickets through Palace Electric.

More information on their website.

CANBERRA AND REGION VISITORS CENTRE OPEN DAY

Experience one good thing after another at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre Open Day!

Browse the pop-up stalls, enjoy free activities for the kids, taste some of the region’s best produce, be in the running to win some great prizes and take in the spectacular views from Regatta Point.

Experience the fun of science with Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. Get up close to reptiles from the National Zoo and Aquarium and step back in time with a prehistoric creature from the National Dinosaur Museum. Meet the Australian Institute of Sport, National Capital Exhibition, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Cockington Green Gardens, Canberra Region Truffle Festival 2017, Mulga Bike Tours and Dave’s Brewery Tours.

Taste some of the region’s best local produce from Canberra Distillery Company, Homeleigh Olive Oil, Pialligo Estate, PACT Beer, Jasper and Myrtle, Wildbrumby Schnapps and more.

Enjoy entertainment from Canberra duo, The Advocates and a live outside broadcast from Hit104.7 Canberra.

Happening Saturday 8 April from 10am-2pm at Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, Parkes. Free entry.

Find more information here.

FAMILY FUN DAY

Jason from Pumped Up Parties is hosting a jam packed family FUN DAY at the Yass Golf Club on Saturday 8 April from 3pm.

For only $5 a child, $10 adult or $25 a family, you can enjoy UNLIMITED access to all rides and activities. With live music, dance show, yoga demonstration as well as food vans, market stalls and an evening screening of the ‘Secret life of pets’ (BYO chair/blanket – not BYO alcohol) it’s an event you and the kids will not want to miss.

TICKETS (wristbands) are available at the venue on the day. Find out more here.

Maya’s Rest is the beneficiary of proceeds from the FUN DAY and we couldn’t be more grateful. Get along for lots of fun and to hear a little bit about the services offered at Maya’s Rest.

FOOD & DRINK

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THE FORAGE

The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by local Canberra cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. It’s a great opportunity to discover this exciting scene of street food and experience new tastes. Even better, you get to talk to the people behind the products and discover what these amazing businesses have to offer.

This street style food and entertainment event is run seasonally and is a one of a kind in Canberra. The Forage has a strong commitment to delivering a high quality entertainment program, giving local musicians/dancers/models exposure and the opportunity to move and groove in front of a live audience.

Happening Saturday 8 April from 2pm-7pm at Little National, Barton. Free entry.

Find more information on the website.

PANKHURST WINES DURING CANBERRA WINE WEEK

A week of tasting activities at the cellar door and at venues in Canberra to celebrate their twenty-ninth vintage and Canberra Wine Week.

Includes the Hills of Hall wine dinner at Benchmark on 5 April and the Pinot and Duck dinner at The Wild Duck at Kingston on Thursday April 6, a wine tasting at the Ream on 6 April during Canberra Wine Week and food and live music to celebrate harvest at the cellar door in Wallaroo on 8 and 9 April.

For more information contact Pankhurst Wines on 6230 2592

HIGH TEA ON THE BURBURY TERRACE 

Designed to blend tradition with innovation, the new Burbury High Tea menu also offers signature favourites with freshly- baked scones, strawberry macaron and finger sandwiches.

Burbury Terrace is also proud to introduce a fully-dedicated gluten-free high tea menu. Remaining as innovative as the standard menu, it also includes the traditional sandwiches and indulgent sweets.

$50.00 per person including TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee.

$60 per person including a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee.

Available Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4.30pm at Burbury Terrace, Barton. Find more information here.

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.

BURNELEE EXCURSIONS ON HORSEBACK: TWILIGHT RIDE 

Burnelee Excursions, Poachers Pantry and Eden Road Wines are working together to stage an exciting and adventurous night. Starting the evening will be a twilight horseback ride by Burnelee seeing the beautiful landscapes of the countryside, followed by Smoked meats tasting by Poachers Pantry and wine tasting by Eden Road wines. 5:00pm Arrival for a 5:30pm – 7:30pm Ride.

Happening until 16 December at Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, 320 Dicks Creek Road, Nanima. Find more information here.

HAVANA NIGHTS

Spend a night in Cuba courtesy of The Highball Express as the crew whisks you away to tropical Havana. Head in every Thursday from 4pm for Havana Nights where you can enjoy some exotic drinks and start the slide into the weekend.

They’ll be featuring mojitos and daiquiris for only $10 and will have all their usual suspects available too so there is always something for everyone regardless of whether you’re flying first class or coach.

Happening from 4pm at Highball Express, 82 Alinga St, Canberra.

See website for more information.

FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE

It’s the last Friday Night Drinks for the year! Think DJs, amazing food, craft beers and lawn games. The perfect way to enjoy the autumn weather and kick-start the weekend. 

Happening until Friday 7 April, from 4pm until late at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

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.

FILM, MUSIC & STAGE

Image: Pierre Toussaint

Image: Pierre Toussaint

RICHARD 3

Richard is hideous and he was born knowing that he would one day be a ruler. His hunchbacked deformity masks his seething malevolence. His brutal mind breeds brutal times when not even children are safe.

Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany (The Literati and Tartuffe) will embody one of the most ambitious and gleefully amoral villians ever written. First performed around 1593, Richard 3 is the portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath, a cold-blooded and dastardly manipulator who slaughters his family, marries his victim’s widow and eventually betrays his allies, all in his quest to become king.

Showing from Thursday 6 until Saturday 15 April at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets from $38.

For more details and to buy tickets, information through Canberra Theatre Centre.

RICHARD 3 IN CONVERSATION

To celebrate Richard 3 opening in Canberra, there will be a free In Conversation event. Join the cast of Bell Shakespeare’s Richard 3 as they discuss bringing this dark and visceral production to Australian stages.

To attend, RSVP email your name and number of guests to [email protected].

Happening at Canberra Theatre Centre on Tuesday 4 April from 6pm – 7pm.

LES MISERABLES

Free-Rain Theatre Company presents a new production of Les Miserables. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, ‘Les Miserables’ travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert on a journey beyond the barricades, at the centre of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promises to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets. The people sing of their anger and Enjolras leads the students to fight upon the barricades.

Running Wednesday 5 until Saturday 22 April at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Queanbeyan. Tickets from $40.

For more information, tickets and showtimes, visit the production’s website. 

Sarah Gaul presents: COMEDIENNE

Award-winning comedian and improvisor Sarah Gaul is proud to bring her new show COMEDIENNE to Canberra for 2 not-to-be-missed shows in April. Playing and singing her all-original content live, Gaul will take you through anecdotes, thoughts and reflections on what the hell it means to a be a female human woman in 2017. Sarah is thrilled to be donating 30% of proceeds from the show to Beryl’s place, a frontline Canberra-based organisation providing assistance to women and children experiencing domestic violence. Sharp, funny, surprising and moving, COMEDIENNE is a not-to-be-missed show by one of Australia’s most exciting comedy talents.

Happening Friday 7 and Saturday 8 April, 7pm at  Polit Bar, 8 Franklin St, Manuka

See website for more information.

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

The nation’s most captivating film event, is now returning for its 28th annual season. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France.

Enjoy an evening of french wine and cheese at the closing night of the AF French Film Festival followed by the light-hearted comedy A Bun in the Oven.

Karin Viard and this wonderfully harmonious supporting cast deliver scene after scene of pure boisterous comedic gold, as Nicole fumbles through the barrage of demands that come with pregnancy, and learns for the very first time how to sort out her own life.

Closing night is happening Tuesday 4 April from 6.30pm at Palace Electric Cinema, Canberra. Tickets are $32 purchasable through Palace Electric.

Find more information on the website.

SHEN YUN 2017  

As part of the Australian leg of their 2017 world tour, Shen Yun returns to Canberra. Let Shen Yun take you on a magical journey and share with you the beautiful world of China’s divine inspiration! Experience first hand, classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dances, authentic and traditional Chinese costumes, breathtaking animated backdrops and an enchanting orchestral sound that accompanies China’s 5,000 years of stories, myths and legends!

With sold-out shows across the globe, Shen Yun has swept audiences off their feet during for the past decade and continues to amaze, excite and touch the emotions of people today.

Happening Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April from 7.30pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickers from $89 to $129 available through Canberra Theatre.

Find more information on the website.

FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TOUR

Celebrating 26 years as ‘The Home Of Great Short Film’ in 2017 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest is excited to be bringing the National Tour to Canberra across two nights, showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts and Best of EU Shorts programme, with films hand- picked from the festival’s 2400 entries.

Also screening are Flickerfest Best Animation award winner ‘Fish with Legs’, with voices by Frank Woodley and Barry Otto and ‘MESSiAH’, starring David Gulpilil and written and directed by Underbelly star Damian Walshe- Howling. This screening is followed by a fabulous After Party with drinks from our generous partners, included in the ticket price.

Happening on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April from 7pm, at Palace Electric, Acton. Tickets through Palace Electric.

More information on their website.

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE WITH THE NATIONAL POPS ORCHESTRA

Award winning singer/songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, accompanied by The National Pops Orchestra, presents an orchestral re-imagining of her celebrated catalogue. Hear favourites from her album O Vertigo!, new material and songs from her most recent Helpmann Award theatre performance The Rabbits.

Conducted by Iain Grandadge, Kate’s soaring vocals will also be accompanied by visuals from multi-award winning Australian director, Amy Gebhardt.

Happening Thursday 7 April from 7.30pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets from $77 avalible through the Canberra Theatre Centre.

More information available through their website.

BONNIE RAITT 

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt is more than a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter … she has become an institution in American Music.

The ten-time Grammy winner is returning with her twentieth album Dig In Deep (2016), the follow up to her critically acclaimed Slipstream (2012). Bonnie Raitt will be joined by her long time touring band: James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards).

Happening Saturday 8 April from 7.30pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets from $109 through the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Find more information on the website.

CARDIF COLLECTIVE FASHION ALLEY

Indulge in a unique fashion experience, featuring local and independent designers. The CARDIF Collection Fashion Alley, showcases creations by 15 designers. Don’t miss this opportunity to see fab fashion in a location like no other—a true service ally in the heart of heritage Kingston. New collections will be launched by well-known fashion labels including Hunter the Label’ and ‘Zilpah Tart’. The new ‘Thunder Thighs’ label will also be presented.

The evening also includes an art exhibition by artists from the M16 Gallery. A live auction will be held in support of the Heart Foundation and a silent auction in support of the Lost and Found initiative, which supports survivors of domestic violence.

Happening Saturday 8 April from 7.30pm at Highgate Lane, Kingston. Tickets can be purchased here.

Find more information on the website.

JESSICA MAUBOY – ALL THE HITS LIVE 

Join Australia’s most loved secret daughter, Jessica Mauboy as she brings you All The Hits Live.

Following the success of the television show The Secret Daughter on the Seven Network, this tour will take you on a journey through Jessica’s amazing career.

As one of Australia’s most exceptional entertainers, Jessica has earned praise and admiration during her time in the spotlight, delivering multiple hit singles and albums, 17 ARIA Award nominations, two ARIA Awards as well as performing for Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey!

Happening from Saturday 8 April from 7.30pm at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. Tickets from $82 available through Ticketek.

More information through the event website

SARAH GAUL PRESENTS COMEDIENNE

Fresh of the back of season at Perth Fringe world and Adelaide Fringe, award-winning musical comedian Sarah Gaul is thrilled to be returning to Canberra with her explosive new musical comedy show Comedienne. Playing and singing her all-original content live, Gaul will take you through anecdotes, thoughts and reflections on what the hell it means to a be a female human woman in 2017.

Sharp, funny, surprising and moving, Comedienne is a not-to-be-missed show by one of Australia’s most exciting comedy talents.

Sarah is thrilled to be donating 30% of proceeds to Beryl’s Place, a frontline organisation that assists women and children experiencing domestic violence or homelessness.

Happening Friday 7 and Saturday 8 April from 7pm-9pm at Polit Bar, Manuka. Tickets are $25 available through Eventbrite.

Find more information on the website.

MARKETS & FESTIVALS

Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston - Sunday, 15 January 2012 - 10.12AM

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. From 10am to 4pm each Sunday in the Old Bus Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

THE FORAGE

The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by local Canberra cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. It’s a great opportunity to discover this exciting scene of street food and experience new tastes. Even better, you get to talk to the people behind the products and discover what these amazing businesses have to offer.

This street style food and entertainment event is run seasonally and is a one of a kind in Canberra. The Forage has a strong commitment to delivering a high quality entertainment program, giving local musicians/dancers/models exposure and the opportunity to move and groove in front of a live audience.

Happening Saturday 8 April from 2pm-7pm at Little National, Barton. Free entry.

Find more information on the website.

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS 

Get along to the Southside Farmers Markets every Sunday morning and pick up the finest fruit and vegetables and produce our region has to offer.  There are over 50 stalls made up of farmers and producers who sell their food direct from their farm or kitchen.  Many farmers are out picking their produce the night before the market and you can certainly taste the difference.

Talk to the farmer direct and find out where your food is being grown, how they grow it, and even how they best like to cook it.  Not only do they provide us with fresh food every week but they are a wealth of information on the food that nourishes week in week out.

What’s in season this week?  Annual herbs, beans, peas, beetroot, capsicums, carrots, chillies, corn, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, garlic, onion, radishes, rhubarb, squash, zucchini, melons, stonefruit, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes and more!

Every Sunday from 8.30am to 11am at Canberra College, 2 Launceston Street, Phillip. Entry is free, visit the website for more information.

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.

Happening each week 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.

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.

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

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

Find more information on the website.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

CANBERRA WISE WOMEN: MEN OF WISDOM

Canberra Wise Women are excited to be getting ready for their first ‘Men of Wisdom‘ event on Wednesday 5 April.

Be inspired by three Canberra Men who are creating positive change in our local community.

The first guest will be Todd Berry – a former Commando who is now an advocate for mental health and suicide prevention, after experiencing PTSD. Todd is a spokesperson for Soldier On and Menslink. The second guest will be Lach Searle – father of two who is keeping TheDaddyLetters – heartfelt, honest and loving letters to his two small children after the sudden loss of their Mum in December 2014. Lach is receiving much acclaim for his open discussion of love, loss and grief.

The final guest will be Brian Tunks – Founder and Creative Director of the iconic Canberra brand Bisonhome. Brian began his career as an archaeologist prior to moving into business. The interviewer for this event will be journalist Becca Posterino.

Happening Wednesday 5 April from 7pm-9pm at Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport. Vibe Hotel is also donating a lucky door prize – A one night stay at Vibe Hotel for two people, including breakfast.

Find more information and purchase tickets on Eventbrite.  

NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE GHOST TOUR

Join Tim the Yowie Man for a rare look behind the spooky history of the National Film and Sound Archive headquarters. Discover the strange, the ghostly and the disturbing stories lurking in the National Film and Sound Archive basement and under the stairs… if you dare! A rare treat for lovers of the mysterious and macabre.

Happening Thursday 6 April from 8pm at the National Film and Sound Archive, Acton. Tickets are $59, price includes fortifying glass of wine to calm the nerves. You must be 18+ to attend.

Information and tickets on the website. 

MAKING PERMACULTURE ACCESSIBLE IN CANBERRA

The Canberra Environment Centre is teaming up with Permaculture Canberra to run a full Permaculture Design Certificate over a 4 month period. The course will take place each Wednesday evening from 6.30 – 9.30 pm at the Canberra Environment Centre and will be led by Bredbo Valley View Farm’s Martyn Noakes.

Participants will learn about permaculture techniques and strategies such as site observation, imitating nature and zoning and how they can be used to create an abundant, diverse and self-renewing system in your backyard and beyond.

On Wednesdays until 28 June at 6.30 – 9.30pm at the Canberra Environment Centre, cnr Lawson Crescent and Lennox Crossing, Acton Peninsula.

Cost is $800 and there are limited places available. Bookings are essential, visit the website for more information.

SPORT

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Ascend Strength & Fitness Open Day

Gungahlin’s newest gym is now fully renovated and we’d love to have you celebrate with us!

Come down to Ascend Strength & Fitness between 10am and 4pm on Apil 8th for:

Free entry to the gym with free 30 minute group classes (between 12pm and 4pm), prize giveaways (memberships & supplements), discounts on annual memberships, 2x 45 minute Mum’s lifting classes (10am & 10:45am) and a gold coin sausage sizzle!

Happening Saturday 8 April, 10am-4pm at Ascend Strength & Fitness, 81 Gozzard Street, Gungahlin

See website for more information.

Cuban Latin Fiesta Fundriser

Australia Cuba Friendship Society presents a night of Cuban dancing, Latin performers, Latin DJ’s, Cuban drinks and sangria, Latin food, a raffle with Latin prizes, and a lot of fun.

All proceeds will go directly to the Cuban Health System to support people with disabilities.

Happening Saturday 8 April, 6pm – 11:30pm at Saint James Church Hall. 40 Gillies St. Curtin

Tickets: $10 (children under 14 FREE).

AUSTRALIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL 2017

Long-distance runners from around Australia are set to converge on Canberra for the iconic Australian Running Festival. Set yourself a new bucket list challenge or just celebrate a full weekend of healthy lifestyles, fitness and fun across the scenic course that showcases the best of the nation’s capital.

Established in 1976, The Canberra Marathon is the oldest city marathon in Australia. It now incorporates a 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and Ultra Marathon as part of the Australian Running Festival.

Happening at Saturday 8 April from 6am-5pm and Friday 9 April from 5am-2pm at Old Parliament House.

For more information and ticketing pricing for events find on website. 

BRACE 49

Head to the AIS Arena for an explosive night of Mixed Martial Arts action. Broadcast live in over 180 countries via the UFC, BRACE 49 will feature the Australasian Light Heavyweight and Bantamweight Championship Titles, plus a stacked card of the region’s finest MMA athletes on one massive night.

On Saturday April 8 from 7pm at Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce. Tickets from $60pp and available here.

More information on the website.

PLUS500 BRUMBIES V REDS

Australian pride will be on the line in Round 7 of the 2017 Vodafone Super Rugby season when two Australian teams go head to head. Watch for sparks when the Plus500 Brumbies welcome rivals the Reds and former Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore to GIO Stadium.

Happening Saturday 8 April from 7.45pm at GIO Stadium, Bruce. Tickets from $13 available through Ticketek.

For more information or to purchase tickets look at the event website.

KIDS

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Above and Beyond

Visit Questacon and join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond takes you faster, further and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Design and test-fly your own supersonic jet. Pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury. Spread your wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Or take an elevator ride to the edge of space.

Packed with fun interactive challenges, vehicle concept models and prototypes, immersive media presentations, and inspiring stories, this thrilling exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make the “impossible” possible. Explore advanced aircraft and spacecraft that change our lives and transform our world. And join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Happening until Sunday 23 July from 9am-5pm at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here.

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.

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.

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, RMB 141 Paddy’s River Road, via Tharwa. Find more information here.

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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BORROW TOMORROW – LUKE CHISWELL 

In his upcoming solo show Borrow Tomorrow, Luke Chiswell presents a new body of work that continues his exploration of objects’ within space, abstracting perception and scale.

After finding and collecting materials and sources of inspiration from the land in his home town of Collector New South Wales, Chiswell presents a process-driven series of paintings.

Gathering the energy of the land, chewing it up and pushing it into his paintings, Chiswell attempts to capture the physical manifestation of inspiration at its inception through his minimal abstract paintings.

Opening night on Friday 7 April from 6pm, exhibition on show until Sunday 7 May at Nishi Gallery, Canberra. Free entry.

Find more information on the website.

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: ARTS, HERITAGE AND THE ENVIROMENT. 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Check out this group exhibition of new artist-in-residence’s works. The annual international artist-in-residence program supports a local, national and international artist to each undertake a residence at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in the Namadgi National Park, and a two-week research component within a national cultural institution in Canberra. The program facilitates access for the artist to national cultural, tertiary and research institutions and their collections, curators and researchers.

Happening from 7 April to 13 May. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-50, Saturdays 12pm-4pm at CraftACT, Canberra. Free Entry.

Find more information on the website. 

CURIOUS TALES – A JOURNEY THROUGH FORM

Curious Tales – A journey through form is a solo exhibition by mid-career, Canberran furniture maker Peter Bollington that looks to engage the user/viewer through function, colour, shape and form.

The range will be primarily crafted from solid timber with accents of colour and various materials. The body of work will be a continuation of the multi-functional pieces previously visited, along with further complimentary pieces to the range.

Happening from 7 April to 13 May. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-50, Saturdays 12pm-4pm at CraftACT, Canberra. Free Entry.

Find more information on the website.

Chutespace

Hilary Wardhaugh in collaboration with bookbinder Joy Tonkin presents Publis Ovid, a miniature photobook, on display in the M16 Photospace Chute Space gallery.

Exhibitions showing until 5pm Sunday 9 April 2017 at the M16 Photospace, 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith.

Find more information here.

Dead Leaf Dreaming: Echoes

Botanical artist and Captain of the Burra Bushfire Brigade, Sharon Field will open a solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery. The exhibition will showcase 18 finely rendered watercolour paintings of artefacts from the Australian bush. Sharon’s work has been recognised internationally by the Society of Botanical Artists in the United Kingdom. A finalist in the Waterhouse National Science Art Prize and a winner of the Queanbeyan Regional Art Prize she has twice been selected as an artist in residence at Bundanon, the home of Arthur and Yvonne Boyd. The show will run until 7 May

On through to 7 May at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore. Visit the website for more information: www.sukihugh.com.au

Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present

Indigenous Australians have served Australia in all major conflicts from the Boer War to the present. The armed services would provide a first experience of equal opportunity, although sadly not an enduring one. This Shrine of Remembrance travelling exhibition celebrates the courage, tenacity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Australians in the armed forces.

The exhibition uncovers the individual and family stories of service and sacrifice of the First Australians. The National Archives of Australia is proud to host the first Shrine of Remembrance exhibition ever touring to Canberra.

Showing until Sunday 16 July from 9am-5pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here.

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.

Elisabeth Cummings: Interior Landscapes 

Elisabeth Cummings is among the most widely acclaimed and best-loved painters of her generation. Interior landscapes, curated by Sioux Garside, surveys Cummings’s sumptuous paintings of studio interiors and her evocations of the landscape.

Cummings graduated from the National Art School in Sydney in the 1950s as part of a cohort of high achievers. Most of her contemporaries made careers and gained recognition well before she did. The twenty-first century has witnessed her rocketing to prominence.

Although her painting is figurative in its general orientation, it maintains a highly animated dialogue with abstraction and with her revered forerunners such as Bonnard, Vuillard, Braque, Fairweather and Cossington-Smith.

Showing Wednesday to Sunday until 9 April from 10am-5pm at Drill Hall Gallery, 29 Kingsley Street, Acton. Find more information here.

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 Museum of Australian Democracy at 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.

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.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

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.

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 until 17 April 2017. 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.

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

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.a

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 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.

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