The time to celebrate our amazing country is around the corner, and Pialligo Estate wants you to bring your family and friends together for the perfect Sunday session in our Nation’s Capital.
Think gourmet BBQ, backyard cricket, great local craft beers from BentSpoke Brewing, your favourite delicious Aussie treats, and best of all, chilling out to good background beats, and enjoying your surroundings and views of Parliament House with a drink and with loved ones.
On Sunday 26 January 2020, celebrate Australia at the Estate, great food and plenty of fun for kids and adults alike.
The DJ will keep the vibe going, while the kids can chill out with icy poles and watch some friendly competition erupt with fun Aussie games, including backyard cricket and much more.
The menu will include Pialligo Smokehouse meats, salads, desserts, and icy poles for the kids. And best of all, you don’t have to lift a finger so the whole family can properly relax and enjoy themselves!
Pialligo Estate will also be encouraging the support of all those affected by the current bushfire tragedies occurring around our country, and so will have a donation box available on the day to raise funds for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery.
Choose from your ticket package below to help you celebrate the long weekend in style:
Adults – $40pp, includes BBQ and a drink (your choice of a soft drink, a beer or a glass of Pialligo Regional wine).
Children (U12) – $20pp, includes BBQ, a soft drink and icy poles.
Family ticket – $100 for 2 adults and 2 kids, with the above inclusions.
Happening Sunday 26 January 2020 from 12 pm to 4 pm at Pialligo Fields, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.
Join the reigning WNBL champions, the University of Canberra Capitals, for Round 15 of the 2019-20 season as they play the Sydney Uni Flames.
With an epic roster including WNBL MVP Kelsey Griffin, WNBA All-Star 5 member Kia Nurse and Olivia Epoupa who has been labelled one of the fastest players in the women’s game, this will no doubt be an explosive game.
Cost: $10 – $80.
Happening Sunday, 26 January from 5 – 7 pm at National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra City.
A fundraising concert in Commonwealth Park on Australia Day will raise funds for those impacted by bushfires and will replace the annual fireworks show along the lake this year.
Following the national flag raising and citizenship ceremony at Rond Terrace at 9 am and a RAAF flyover Lake Burley Griffin, head across to Stage 88 at Commonwealth Park.
Bring a picnic rug, enjoy a bite to eat from the food trucks and kick back to enjoy the sounds of Japanese Wallpaper and Nicole Millar, supported by local Monica Moore.
There will also be amusement rides, a glitter bar and roving entertainers for the kids.
The concert is an opportunity to help support a number of charities supporting the bushfire recovery across Australia.
The charities will be on hand at Commonwealth Park, raising much-needed funds for those directly impacted by the bushfires, including a mental health charity and one dedicated to wildlife and the restoration of habitats.
Given the current bushfires impacting our surrounding region the ACT Government will not be presenting fireworks this year *.
Happening Sunday 26 January 10 am to 1 pm at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park.
It’s time to truly unwind and be blown away by the breathtaking views over the fields, watching the sun go down with a drink in hand.
Pialligo Estate is bringing Canberra a new style of fun–with next-level drinks by Pialligo Estate’s funky bar crew, Canberra’s first Gintonica bar experience and the finest craft beers, you’ll taste your way to a new happy place.
Think great beats, highest-quality share platters, space for the kids to run around, and fun you won’t be expecting; Pialligo Fields is the place to bring your family and friends for some fresh air in style.
Whether you have an event that needs some personality, or you just want to find some weekend balance with the family and friends, Fields is a multi-purpose space that will deliver experiences you talk about.
Happening Fridays from 3 pm and Sundays from 12 pm until late at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.
Game Masters is an interactive journey through five decades of video game history, offering both a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind the world’s most popular characters and franchises and a chance to play them.
Featuring interviews, never-before-seen concept artwork, an amazing display of vintage consoles and collectable items, and 80 playable games, visitors won’t want to leave!
Created and curated by ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), Game Masters first opened in Melbourne in 2012. It has since toured to nine museums worldwide including venues in the USA, Germany, New Zealand, Scotland and Sweden. Much loved by audiences around the globe, the exhibition has been updated to include the latest gaming blockbusters as well as Australian creations.
Game Masters is divided into three sections: Arcade Heroes, Game Changers and Indies. It features unique experiences such as a spectacular multiplayer dance stage for Dance Central 3(2012), hands-on experiential music booths and a selection of original classic arcade machines from the 1970s and ‘80s acquired especially for the exhibition, all playable in their original form. See the full list of 80 playable games and their Australian classifications.
Explore the relationship between two of the world’s greatest artists and rivals—from Picasso’s untameable approach to Matisse’s seductive irresistibility—responding to each other’s work throughout their careers.
Curated by the National Gallery of Australia, this exhibition includes major works sourced from public and private collections around the world.
Happening 13 December–13 April 2020 at the National Gallery of Australia.
Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction. For the first time at the National Archives, Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Federation through to the present day.
See genuine spy equipment, surveillance images and candid interviews with ASIO officers. Play the part of a secret agent in the interactive family trail. Test your skills at codebreaking and reading invisible ink.
Developed in partnership with ASIO, Spy brings the stories of spies out of the shadows and into the light.
Showing until 27 April 2020 open every day from 9 am–5 pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday) at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.
It presents the work of 17 contemporary Australian artists who utilise craft-based materials and techniques with political intent. The artists in this exhibition subvert and extend craft forms as vehicles of activism and social change, exploring the ideas and issues of our time.
Some works encourage social connection and participation in collective processes, others respond to artistic or political movements and yet others reveal that the personal remains political.
Drawing on a long historical lineage, Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms challenges us to see craft in a new light, inviting us to reflect on social participation and political change.
Don’t miss this provocative exhibition, visiting Canberra for the only time.
Happening until 2 February at the Museum of Australia Democracy, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes.
Cellar Door is a wine market for Canberra’s wonderful wine scene happening every Saturday from 3-6 pm. Buy wines from local makers every Saturday afternoon in the iconic Nishi Grand Stair, NewActon Precinct.
Grab a souvenir glass, taste the latest drops, and buy at cellar door prices.
Wine stalls rotate each week with complementing stalls like flowers, cheese, chocolate and books.
Make a day of it with a film at Palace Electric Cinema and NewActon’s leading food and drink destinations.
Happening every Saturday from 3-6 pm on the Nishi Grand Stair, inside the Nishi Building, Philip Law Street, NewActon.
Eye to Eye is a summer Portrait Gallery Collection remix arranged by degree of eye contact – from turned away with eyes closed all the way through to right-back-at-you – as we explore artists’ and subjects’ choices around the direction of the gaze. The progression of visages is designed to prompt the senses, tapping into the endless subjectivity of being human.
Where one viewer sees a subject’s distant stare as baleful, another perceives a fatalistic cheer; here’s a face in three quarter profile pondering past triumphs, or perhaps you sense a layer of barely-there regret? Does the full stare with smouldering countenance shock or seduce, or is it a bit of both?
Whether sparking familiarity, empathy, diffidence or reverence, our summer collection show invites you to slow down – to see eye to eye with another life and imagine that lived experience. Eye to Eye features portraits of Natalie Imbruglia, Kev Carmody, Miranda Otto, David Williamson, a marble bust of Peter Garrett and many more, including several works new to the collection.
Happening until 16 February 2020 at the National Portrait Gallery.