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Things are changing rapidly in Canberra as we work together to keep our community safe.

For more than nine years we’ve published This Week in The Can—a round-up of events around the ACT. But we are living in extraordinary times.

We encourage you to keep physical distance between each other and bear with us as restrictions ease and events begin to start up again.

Together, we’ll get through this.

STAY UP TO DATE

Restrictions may have eased, but your responsibility hasn’t.

Find the most recent information regarding COVID restrictions in the ACT here: covid19.act.gov.au/updates

Here are some of our ‘must-read’ articles from the past week

Are you a woman who feels they did even more than their ‘fair’ share of unpaid work at home during COVID? It’s probably because you did.

Gender wars in the time of COVID

Last week on Home Stories, Ashley and Cass explored the home of interior designer and stylist Maria Cerne.

In partnership with ActewAGL

Home Stories: Maria Cerne

Think your pet is a superstar? It’s time to get them camera-ready for a good cause.

Do you have the next Marnie the Dog, Grumpy Cat, Doug the Pug or even Hamlet the Pig?

After a fulfilling career in nursing, Marie spends her retirement trying out new dance classes, catching up with friends and is a regular Zumba participant. Her latest challenge? Skydiving…

What Time Has Told: 70s, Marie

Wondering whether to go back to the gym? This may help you decide.

A love letter to Canberra gyms

What’s happening on the RISE itinerary this week

The RISE Canberra Calendar is your new way to keep in touch with what’s going on in the community, during COVID.

Read more here.

  1. Mt Stromlo Astronomy Night takes you on a tour of the universe – 26 June 7 pm – 8:45 pm
  2. Stories from Solitude – brings us together 26 June 4 pm – 4:10 pm
  3. The World From Here with Chris Endrey – reaches for your heart 26 June 8 pm-9 pm
  4. Lisa Richards – tells us all a story – 28 June at 11 am

TOURS, WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THE AMAZING FACE – A 14-DAY DIVE INTO PORTRAITURE

The National Portrait Gallery has a free online class to learn the language of portraiture.

Every day, for 14 days, iconic portraits from the NPG Collection will be highlighted, and curatorial contexts and artistic insights shared along with other interactive elements.

At the end of the program, participants will be invited to use this knowledge to create their own portrait which they’re encouraged to share with their loved ones and online.

Showing until 31 August 2020 at portrait.gov.au/content/the-amazing-face

KIDS

ON AIR PLAYUP

On Air PlayUP is MoAD’s newest online offering, inspired by the onsite exhibition PlayUP.

During the On Air PlayUP livestream, facilitators will take you step by step through a fun craft activity with a different theme each week inspired by the United Nations’ International Days and Weeks.

Catch it live on MoAD’s Facebook and Instagram accounts every Wednesday at 10.30 am or watch it on-demand at moadoph.gov.au/families.

EXHIBITIONS

Some national institutions have now reopened their physical exhibitions.

However, we encourage you to check opening times before visiting, including whether visitor numbers are limited.

ENDEAVOUR VOYAGE: THE UNTOLD STORIES OF COOK AND THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS

This stunning exhibition takes you on a journey, travelling onboard the ship with Captain James Cook and for the first time hearing the stories from those on the shore.

In looking at our past, we have the chance to join together and imagine a shared future. Explore our new exhibition online or onsite and trace the Endeavour voyage.

Tickets are timed to assist in physical distancing.

Showing until 11 October 2020 at the National Museum of Australia.

See nma.gov.au/exhibitions/endeavour-voyage for more information.

NGALIM-NGALIMBOOROO NGAGENYBE

In Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngagenybe (From my women), Shirley Purdie pays homage to the women in her family, representing herself through collective knowledge, culture and values.

Acquired by the Portrait Gallery in September 2019, this non-representational self-portrait is informed by Aboriginal ways of seeing and understanding the world.

Each panel contains a story, producing a portrait that is a complex kaleidoscope of personal history, identity and connection to country.

Showing until 1 November 2020 at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.

Find out more at portrait.gov.au.

THE GALLERY OF SMALL THINGS IS NOW OPEN

Watson’s Gallery of Small Things (GOST) is happy to announce that they’ve reopened for visitors as of 4 June.

As the gallery is less than six metres square in total, there’s no need to measure—you can have the gallery all to yourself!

Currently, GOST is showcasing their exhibition Little Studies by tapestry artist Lee Leibrandt.

If you’re bringing a friend or partner, they can check out the ceramics workspace next door while you browse Canberra’s smallest gallery, then the two of you can swap!

Gallery of Small Things is open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm or by private appointment from Monday to Wednesday at 27 Wade Street, Watson.

See galleryofsmallthings.com for more information.

ON AIR PLAYUP

On Air PlayUP is MoAD’s newest online offering, inspired by the onsite exhibition PlayUP.

During the On Air PlayUP livestream, facilitators will take you step by step through a fun craft activity with a different theme each week inspired by the United Nations’ International Days and Weeks.

Catch it live on MoAD’s Facebook and Instagram accounts every Wednesday at 10.30 am or watch it on-demand at moadoph.gov.au/families.

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