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From live music and theatre to exhibitions and festivals, here’s what’s happening this week in Canberra.

WHAT NOT TO MISS

Pregnant Pause’s Meet the Village Afternoon Tea

A networking event for Canberra mums and mums-to-be brought to you by Pregnant Pause

Hear from a diverse panel of women about their experiences of life, pregnancy, motherhood, and who makes up their “village” in an event from Pregnant Pause–the campaign supporting Canberra mums-to-be to go alcohol-free.

We all know the age-old saying “it takes a village!”—but who makes up this village, and where can we find them?

Like so many mums in the know, “it takes a village” has long been Pregnant Pause’s mantra. That’s why Pregnant Pause has worked hard with our Community Heroes—local business and service providers—to build a village of support for Canberra women and mums-to-be to achieve alcohol-free pregnancies and feel supported in their parenting journey.

Whether you’re newly pregnant, or five-kids deep into to this parenting gig, we could all benefit from getting to know the people, organisations and businesses in our community who are ready and willing to lend a helping hand and support Canberra women to achieve alcohol-free pregnancies.

Join Pregnant Pause for an afternoon of chai tea and honesty. Get to know other mums, hear from a brilliant line-up of speakers from first-time parents to seasoned pros, and help them celebrate the wonderful people that make up their—and your—village.

Tickets are free but registration is essential via Eventbrite

Happening Friday 18 June from 3.45–5.30 pm at Griffith Hall, 53 Stuart Street, Griffith.

See Eventbrite to register for your free ticket.

Kiss Me, Kate

Do you love Shakespeare? Do you love hot jazz? Do you love to laugh?

Then you’ll love Queanbeyan Players’ production of the hilarious classic Kiss Me, Kate!

Kiss Me, Kate is the Broadway hit musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack with music and lyrics by the brilliant Cole Porter. Packed with an incredibly talented local cast, and some of Canberra and Queanbeyan’s finest jazz musicians, this is one show you don’t want to miss!

Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.

This sets off a battle of the sexes both onstage and off, creating high entertainment for both cast and audience alike. Alongside their bickering liaison, the show’s supporting actress, Lois Lane, stands by her gambling boyfriend, Bill, as he attempts to evade the clutches of local gangsters. Throw in a number of cases of mistaken identity, the mob, and comedic routines and you get Kiss Me, Kate—a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical.

This is a classic “Golden Era” musical comedy but refreshed for and set in the 21st century starring some of Canberra and Queanbeyan’s finest stage talent, including Janelle McMenamin (Hello Dolly!, Next To Normal) as Lilli/Kate, Adam Best (Barnum) as Fred/Petruchio, Sammy Marceddo (We Will Rock You, 42nd Street) as Lois/Bianca and Nathanael Patterson (Les Misérables, Cosi Fan Tutte) as Bill/Lucentio.

Ticket prices: $30-$55

Happening 18-27 June at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre (The Q).

Showtimes: Matinees Saturdays and Sundays 19, 20, 26, 27 June at 2 pm and Evening performances 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26 June at 8 pm.

Tickets are available at theq.net.au

Lakespeare: Songs & Sonnets Dinner Show

Pialligo Estate and Lakespeare & Co. are delighted to introduce Songs & Sonnets, a dinner and theatre event like no other in Canberra.

Just minutes away from the city’s centre, join in for a premium three-course meal featuring amazing local produce and immerse yourself in this intimate cabaret show featuring a grand piano.

If you have a special occasion to celebrate or are going COVID stir-crazy at home, treat yourself to a wonderful experience. Their cast of four Canberrans will delight you with a medley of songs, including those from musical theatre giant Stephen Sondheim and original compositions from the local musical composer, Jay Cameron, peppered with Sonnets from Shakespeare. Sit back and enjoy Canberra’s finest produce, wine and music.

Happening 18—19 June at Pialligo Estate.

See thepialligoestate.com.au/songs-and-sonnets for more information.

Say hello to winter at Marketplace Gungahlin with 10 days of giveaways

Say hello to the chillier months at Marketplace Gungahlin! There are two fun promotions to get you into the winter spirit—spin and win and 10 days of giveaways.

As our electric blankets turn on, hot chocolates and tea become our beverage of choice and layering of our clothes is all we know. Oh, and don’t forget the puffer jacket.

Marketplace Gungahlin is giving you the chance to win your share in $4,000 worth of Marketplace Gift Cards via their Spin & Win.

All you have to do is head to Marketplace Gungahlin, spend $25 in centre (excluding major stores), head to Centre Court near Big W and sign up to Marketplace Gungahlin’s The Hub to spin and win!

As part of The Hub you will receive the early access, exclusive offers and be the first to know about our events and more!

View Terms and Conditions here.

Happening Monday 21 June – Friday 25 June 2021 from 11 am – 2 pm at Centre Court, Outside BIG W.

Also happening in-centre is 10 Days of Winter Giveaways!

Winter blues? Marketplace Gungahlin has rounded up the ultimate bundles for you to get through the Canberra winter.

Win one of 10 winter bundles, all carefully curated by their wonderful retailers by heading by Marketplace’s Facebook or Instagram and finding the giveaway posts, commencing Monday 15 June. Hint: You can enter more than once!

Retailer bundles include offerings from:

  • EB Games
  • Elite Supplements
  • Priceline
  • Suzanne Grae
  • Ozmosis
  • Beauty Central
  • Dobinsons
  • Atlas
  • FSW Shoes
  • Travel Associates.

View Terms and Conditions here.

Happening from Monday 15 June on Marketplace Gungahlin’s Facebook or Instagram.

FOOD & DRINK

Local Local Markets at The Plot

This winter, enjoy treats both toasty and tasty at the Love Local Markets at The Plot 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo on Sunday, June 20.

Come and delight your taste buds with a huge collection of Canberra and Region boutique products. Savour mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, try your arm at pumpkin bocce, or let the kids loose in the playground wonderland. Best of all, do it while supporting your local community!

You’ll also have the chance to check out the Pialligo Market Grocer, the Farm Shop Cafe, as well as an interior designer and homewares shops, Wren and Rabbit Interiors and Pink Flamingo Interiors, Bison and Crusoe and Co.

There will have a variety of kids activities available on the day, plus their large fully fenced sensory playground will keep them entertained too.

Happening Sunday 20 June at The Plot, 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo.

See theplotatpialligo.com.au/love-local-markets-1 for more information.

Pregnant Pause’s Meet the Village Afternoon Tea

A networking event for Canberra mums and mums-to-be brought to you by Pregnant Pause

Hear from a diverse panel of women about their experiences of life, pregnancy, motherhood, and who makes up their “village” in an event from Pregnant Pause–the campaign supporting Canberra mums-to-be to go alcohol-free.

We all know the age-old saying “it takes a village!”—but who makes up this village, and where can we find them?

Like so many mums in the know, “it takes a village” has long been Pregnant Pause’s mantra. That’s why Pregnant Pause has worked hard with our Community Heroes—local business and service providers—to build a village of support for Canberra women and mums-to-be to achieve alcohol-free pregnancies and feel supported in their parenting journey.

Whether you’re newly pregnant, or five-kids deep into to this parenting gig, we could all benefit from getting to know the people, organisations and businesses in our community who are ready and willing to lend a helping hand and support Canberra women to achieve alcohol-free pregnancies.

Join Pregnant Pause for an afternoon of chai tea and honesty. Get to know other mums, hear from a brilliant line-up of speakers from first-time parents to seasoned pros, and help them celebrate the wonderful people that make up their—and your—village.

Tickets are free but registration is essential via Eventbrite

Happening Friday 18 June from 3.45–5.30 pm at Griffith Hall, 53 Stuart Street, Griffith.

See Eventbrite to register for your free ticket.

Truffle-infused Winter Weekends at Mount Majura Cellar Door

Truffle season is upon us and Mount Majura are excited to include truffles at their cellar door as part of the winter tasting experience.

Come into the cellar door at Mount Majura Vineyard to taste a flight of wines matched with truffled brie. Combining a deliciously rich and creamy brie with truffles from neighbour Jayson at The Truffle Farm.

Happening every Saturday and Sunday until 29 August 2021.

See mountmajura.com.au/truffle-infused-weekends-supporting-raw-potential-canberra for more information.

The Pop Inn

The Pop Inn is at Lennox Gardens this weekend—pull up a table for two and enjoy a glass of wine and a charcuterie platter.

Popping up from 1 pm to 6 pm Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June.

Find out more at thepopinn.com.

Haig Park Village Markets

The Haig Park Village Markets are about creating a vibrant farmers market filled with fresh, nutritious, quality produce and products at reasonable prices, with the added bonus of supporting and promoting our regional farmers and businesses.

Rosie and Alex are born and raised Canberrans who love all things markets. Their markets will be an evolving collaboration of many farmers, bakers, artisans and talented people, seeking to share their crafted specialties. They want to support local creative talent and nurture local businesses.

Working together with regional growers and local business they can create a lively and community-driven market that seeks to become a destination for locals and visitors alike.

Happening Sundays from 8 am at Haig Park, Braddon.

See Facebook for more information.

The Canberra Region Truffle Festival

Beat the Canberra chill and indulge in a feast for the senses at The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region, a taste of mid-winter magic.

The festival celebrates the seasonality of this special ingredient and runs throughout the entire truffle season. So come along and choose from a range of events and experiences and satisfy your taste for life’s finer things.

Taste and experience the magic of these highly-prized gems. Indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles, before learning recipes and experiencing them first hand.

The Truffle Festival is the ultimate foodie festival and a fabulous celebration of winter in the Canberra region.

Happening 19 June-29 August across various venues in the Canberra region.

See trufflefestival.com.au for more information.

STAGE AND SCREEN

Kiss Me, Kate

Do you love Shakespeare? Do you love hot jazz? Do you love to laugh?

Then you’ll love Queanbeyan Players’ production of the hilarious classic Kiss Me, Kate!

Kiss Me, Kate is the Broadway hit musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack with music and lyrics by the brilliant Cole Porter. Packed with an incredibly talented local cast, and some of Canberra and Queanbeyan’s finest jazz musicians, this is one show you don’t want to miss!

Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.

This sets off a battle of the sexes both onstage and off, creating high entertainment for both cast and audience alike. Alongside their bickering liaison, the show’s supporting actress, Lois Lane, stands by her gambling boyfriend, Bill, as he attempts to evade the clutches of local gangsters. Throw in a number of cases of mistaken identity, the mob, and comedic routines and you get Kiss Me, Kate—a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical.

This is a classic “Golden Era” musical comedy but refreshed for and set in the 21st century starring some of Canberra and Queanbeyan’s finest stage talent, including Janelle McMenamin (Hello Dolly!, Next To Normal) as Lilli/Kate, Adam Best (Barnum) as Fred/Petruchio, Sammy Marceddo (We Will Rock You, 42nd Street) as Lois/Bianca and Nathanael Patterson (Les Misérables, Cosi Fan Tutte) as Bill/Lucentio.

Ticket prices: $30-$55

Happening 18-27 June at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre (The Q).

Showtimes: Matinees Saturdays and Sundays 19, 20, 26, 27 June at 2 pm and Evening performances 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26 June at 8 pm.

Tickets are available at theq.net.au

Lakespeare: Songs & Sonnets Dinner Show

Pialligo Estate and Lakespeare & Co. are delighted to introduce Songs & Sonnets, a dinner and theatre event like no other in Canberra.

Just minutes away from the city’s centre, join in for a premium three-course meal featuring amazing local produce and immerse yourself in this intimate cabaret show featuring a grand piano.

If you have a special occasion to celebrate or are going COVID stir-crazy at home, treat yourself to a wonderful experience. Their cast of four Canberrans will delight you with a medley of songs, including those from musical theatre giant Stephen Sondheim and original compositions from the local musical composer, Jay Cameron, peppered with Sonnets from Shakespeare. Sit back and enjoy Canberra’s finest produce, wine and music.

Happening 18 and 19 June at Pialligo Estate.

See thepialligoestate.com.au/songs-and-sonnets for more information.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for children 18 months+ and their adults.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage.

Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

The team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, Spot, and The 13, 26, 52, 78 & 91-Storey Treehouses will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books
ever written.

Happening 18-19 June at Canberra Theatre Centre.

See canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-show for more information.

MUSIC

Live from the Brew Deck at Capital Brewing Co

Capital Brewing Co is stoked to announce the return of live music to the brewery with ‘Live from the Brew Deck’ – an intimate series of gigs with some of Australia’s finest musicians.

Get real cosy around the fireplace with a beer in hand and listen to some very talented humans jam out on top of our brew deck.

Wednesday, May 12th – Tim Rogers from You Am I
Support act: Nice Good Things

Wednesday, June 16th – Dallas Frasca
Support act: TBC

Strictly limited numbers available due to COVID restrictions.

Happening Wednesday 16 June at Capital Brewing Co, Dairy Road, Fyshwick.

See Eventbrite for more information.

An Evening with the Chris Johnstone Trio

When Jazz meets Funk

Ever since the mid 60’s when James Brown came storming onto the scene with his signature funk groove, jazz artists have been adapting this new feel to their own compositions.

This performance will feature some classic compositions from funk artists James Brown and the Meters, along with jazz-funk standards by Herbie Hancock and Mike Stern, plus some original twists from the band as they adapt other well-known material into the funk groove.

Joining guitarist Chris Johnstone on stage for both shows will be long time Canberra drummer Ben Schumann and bassist James Luke. All three have played together in various musical formats for over 20 years and have developed a deep musical connection that is bound to produce some amazing grooves and get your feet tapping and hands clapping!

Happening Friday 18 June at The Street Theatre.

See thestreet.org.au/shows/evening-chris-johnstone-trio for more information.

Classic Afternoon: The Elements

The ancient Greeks believed all of matter was essentially comprised of earth, water, air and fire. These elements undergirded philosophy, science and medicine for over two millennia.

Directed by Concertmaster Kirsten Williams, the orchestra explores each element in this program: taking to the sky with Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, before diving into the tempestuous waters of Welsh composer Grace Williams’ Sea Sketches and bristling with Haydn’s spirited Fire symphony.

The element of the earth takes on new meaning and urgency with a commission from Kim Cunio that seeks to make musical sense of the quandary of climate change.

Happening Saturday 19 June at Llewellyn Hall, ANU.

See cso.org.au/event/classic-afternoon-the-elements for more information.

Steve Kilbey & The Winged Heels featuring award-winning Composer Roger Mason

Steve Kilbey of The Church and his band The Winged Heels featuring Multi Award Winning Australian Composer and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Roger Mason, will be performing at The Royal Hotel Queanbeyan on Friday 18 June as part of their NSW Tour to launch their double album, The Hall of Counterfeits.

The new album which follows the much acclaimed 11 Women album released last year, has already sold out it’s pre sale allocation.

The Winged Heels are Steve Kilbey, Roger Mason, Barton Price (Models), Gareth Koch (Saffire – The Gregorian Brothers) and special guests Andrew Beck from LA on bass and Scott Enderby on drums.

Tickets – GA $43.90 (incl BF), 2 Course Meal + Show $89.80 (incl BF).

Happening Friday 18 June from 6:30 pm at The Royal Hotel Queanbeyan.

See royalhotelqueanbeyan.oztix.com.au for more information.

Dickson Sounds in the Village

Dickson is coming alive with the sound of music! Sounds in the Village is back for 2021.

Enjoy free performances from local musicians and performers every Thursday and Saturday from 11 am-1 pm.

You can find the performances in the Dickson Library courtyard. Watch their Facebook page each week for information on upcoming performances.

Happening Thursday and Sunday at Dickson Square, Dickson.

See Facebook for more information.

Live music Fridays at Blackbird

Every Friday night a different artist will play. Drop in for amazing cocktails in a great cosy and candlelit atmosphere, with some amazing talent on stage every Tuesday and Friday night.

Happening Friday evenings at Blackbird, 114 Alinga Street, Canberra City.

See blackbirdbar.com.au for more information.

WORKSHOPS, TALKS + TOURS

Pregnant Pause’s Meet the Village Afternoon Tea

A networking event for Canberra mums and mums-to-be brought to you by Pregnant Pause

Hear from a diverse panel of women about their experiences of life, pregnancy, motherhood, and who makes up their “village” in an event from Pregnant Pause–the campaign supporting Canberra mums-to-be to go alcohol-free.

We all know the age-old saying “it takes a village!”—but who makes up this village, and where can we find them?

Like so many mums in the know, “it takes a village” has long been Pregnant Pause’s mantra. That’s why Pregnant Pause has worked hard with our Community Heroes—local business and service providers—to build a village of support for Canberra women and mums-to-be to achieve alcohol-free pregnancies and feel supported in their parenting journey.

Whether you’re newly pregnant, or five-kids deep into to this parenting gig, we could all benefit from getting to know the people, organisations and businesses in our community who are ready and willing to lend a helping hand and support Canberra women to achieve alcohol-free pregnancies.

Join Pregnant Pause for an afternoon of chai tea and honesty. Get to know other mums, hear from a brilliant line-up of speakers from first-time parents to seasoned pros, and help them celebrate the wonderful people that make up their—and your—village.

Tickets are free but registration is essential via Eventbrite

Happening Friday 18 June from 3.45–5.30 pm at Griffith Hall, 53 Stuart Street, Griffith.

See Eventbrite to register for your free ticket.

Milky Way Photography Workshop with Ari Rex

Take your night sky photography to the next level.

Learn how to capture stunning Milky Way nightscapes.

Expert instruction is given by award-winning photographer Ari Rex. Enjoy fabulous fun, amazing stars, new adventures and great company. If you’re passionate about astrophotography, this workshop is for you!

Happening across various Saturdays until 6 November 2021.

See arirex.com.au/amwphwc for more information.

Make Your Own at Canberra Glassworks

Create your own artwork with one-on-one guidance from a highly skilled Teaching Artist at the Canberra Glassworks.

Make your own paperweight, bird, tumbler or vase in a short one-on-one session from 20 to 40 minutes long.

Saturday or Sunday sessions available at Canberra Glassworks. Book online at canberraglassworks.com/create/myo

Magic of Marion: 150 Years of Marion Mahony Griffin

Happy Birthday Marion Mahony Griffin

Join the National Capital Authority and other National Cultural Partners as they celebrate a year of Marion Mahony Griffin in the national capital.  This year marks Marion’s 150th Birthday, a woman that played such in integral part in architectural designs across two continents.

Marion is known to have produced some of the finest architectural drawings in Australia and America but was also instrumental in the award-winning design plans with her husband Walter for the design of Australia’s Capital, Canberra.

From walks to lectures, launches to talks, see the full program at nca.gov.au/marion.

Various events happening until 10 August 2021.

See nca.gov.au/marion for more information.

The 5.30 Club Canberra

Inspired by The 5:30 am Club in Sydney, Emily Davidson has started her own for us here in Canberra.

Join her for your Power Hour on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 am-7 am at Eighty/Twenty Food in Braddon Canberra

Everyone is welcome and there is no cost involved. If you want to start your morning off on the right foot, come and join The 5.30 am Club Canberra! Bring along a book, your laptop or pen and paper—anything to work on for your Power Hour!

What could you do with an hour to yourself in your day? Start writing a book, smash your email inbox, journal, brainstorm ideas for your next project or plan your day…the sky is the limit!

All while soaking up the sunrise over a morning brew, and all before peak hour!

The Club’s motto is ‘Win the morning, win the day!’ Emily says her day is better when it starts with The 5:30 am Club. “After we meet in the morning I’m on a high—feeling fresh, inspired and ready to start the day!”

Join The 5.30 am Club! Look for the blonde-haired girl with the llama on her table.

See sites.google.com/view/the530club for more information.

Fancy a roadtrip?

STORYFEST 2021

StoryFest is about the power of story and words in all their forms, be they written, spoken, sung or performed. Following a brilliant inaugural festival in 2019, StoryFest 2021 offers a stunning program with something for everyone.

Big name guests include StoryFest Patron Markus Zusak, Craig Silvey, Nikki Gemmell, Rosalie Ham, Tanya Plibersek, Wendy Harmer and Richard Fidler.

StoryFest runs from Opening Night Friday 18 June through to Sunday 20 June, over 30 separate events consisting of talks, panels and workshops.

Taking place in various locations across Milton, Mollymook and Ulladulla

Price – varies, and some events are free

Tickets are on sale now and available at storyfest.org.au

MARKETS

Local Local Markets at The Plot

This winter, enjoy treats both toasty and tasty at the Love Local Markets at The Plot 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo on Sunday, June 20.

Come and delight your taste buds with a huge collection of Canberra and Region boutique products. Savour mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, try your arm at pumpkin bocce, or let the kids loose in the playground wonderland. Best of all, do it while supporting your local community!

You’ll also have the chance to check out the Pialligo Market Grocer, the Farm Shop Cafe, as well as an interior designer and homewares shops, Wren and Rabbit Interiors and Pink Flamingo Interiors, Bison and Crusoe and Co.

There will have a variety of kids activities available on the day, plus their large fully fenced sensory playground will keep them entertained too.

Happening Sunday 20 June at The Plot, 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo.

See theplotatpialligo.com.au/love-local-markets-1 for more information.

A Pooch Affair 2021

A Pooch Affair 2021 is all about having a fun day out with your pooch!

Held out at Exhibition Park in Canberra in the Mallee Pavilion Secure Event area, this year’s theme is Barnyard and they encourage everyone to join in on the fun and dress up!

The event will provide plenty of entertainment for you and your pooch, including a Doggie Market, Dog Sport Demos, Doggie Diner Cafe, and Play Area, Animal Rescue, Pet Services and Not For Profit Community Groups.

Loads of photo opportunities, come try agility course, a best dressed competition (Barnyard theme) and cafe areas to enjoy catching up with friends.

Happening Saturday 19 June at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

See facebook.com/apoochaffairaus for more information.

Haig Park Village Markets

The Haig Park Village Markets are about creating a vibrant farmers market filled with fresh, nutritious, quality produce and products at reasonable prices, with the added bonus of supporting and promoting our regional farmers and businesses.

Rosie and Alex are born and raised Canberrans who love all things markets. Their markets will be an evolving collaboration of many farmers, bakers, artisans and talented people, seeking to share their crafted specialties. They want to support local creative talent and nurture local businesses.

Working together with regional growers and local business they can create a lively and community-driven market that seeks to become a destination for locals and visitors alike.

Happening Sundays from 8 am at Haig Park, Braddon.

See Facebook for more information.

Capital Region Farmers Market

Sample the region’s freshest produce at the Capital region farmers market

The Market is a community project run by the Rotary Club of Hall, the only rural Rotary Club in the ACT.

Find your way to the Market with our directions to EPIC. We have over 100 stallholders each week who bring their freshly picked, grown and handcrafted produce to the Market.

Speak to a stallholder and ask them where their produce comes from—you’ll be surprised what you’ll learn and pick up cooking, storage and usage tips. Find your favourite stallholder in the directory.

Happening every Saturday from 7 am– 11.30 am at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

See capitalregionfarmersmarket.com.au for more information.

Say hello to winter at Marketplace Gungahlin with 10 days of giveaways

Say hello to the chillier months at Marketplace Gungahlin! There are two fun promotions to get you into the winter spirit—spin and win and 10 days of giveaways.

As our electric blankets turn on, hot chocolates and tea become our beverage of choice and layering of our clothes is all we know. Oh, and don’t forget the puffer jacket.

Marketplace Gungahlin is giving you the chance to win your share in $4,000 worth of Marketplace Gift Cards via their Spin & Win.

All you have to do is head to Marketplace Gungahlin, spend $25 in centre (excluding major stores), head to Centre Court near Big W and sign up to Marketplace Gungahlin’s The Hub to spin and win!

As part of The Hub you will receive the early access, exclusive offers and be the first to know about our events and more!

View Terms and Conditions here.

Happening Monday 21 June – Friday 25 June 2021 from 11 am – 2 pm at Centre Court, Outside BIG W.

Also happening in-centre is 10 Days of Winter Giveaways!

Winter blues? Marketplace Gungahlin has rounded up the ultimate bundles for you to get through the Canberra winter.

Win one of 10 winter bundles, all carefully curated by their wonderful retailers by heading by Marketplace’s Facebook or Instagram and finding the giveaway posts, commencing Monday 15 June. Hint: You can enter more than once!

Retailer bundles include offerings from:

  • EB Games
  • Elite Supplements
  • Priceline
  • Suzanne Grae
  • Ozmosis
  • Beauty Central
  • Dobinsons
  • Atlas
  • FSW Shoes
  • Travel Associates.

View Terms and Conditions here.

Happening from Monday 15 June on Marketplace Gungahlin’s Facebook or Instagram.

FAMILY

Say hello to winter at Marketplace Gungahlin with 10 days of giveaways

Say hello to the chillier months at Marketplace Gungahlin! There are two fun promotions to get you into the winter spirit—spin and win and 10 days of giveaways.

As our electric blankets turn on, hot chocolates and tea become our beverage of choice and layering of our clothes is all we know. Oh, and don’t forget the puffer jacket.

Marketplace Gungahlin is giving you the chance to win your share in $4,000 worth of Marketplace Gift Cards via their Spin & Win.

All you have to do is head to Marketplace Gungahlin, spend $25 in centre (excluding major stores), head to Centre Court near Big W and sign up to Marketplace Gungahlin’s The Hub to spin and win!

As part of The Hub you will receive the early access, exclusive offers and be the first to know about our events and more!

View Terms and Conditions here.

Happening Monday 21 June – Friday 25 June 2021 from 11 am – 2 pm at Centre Court, Outside BIG W.

Also happening in-centre is 10 Days of Winter Giveaways!

Winter blues? Marketplace Gungahlin has rounded up the ultimate bundles for you to get through the Canberra winter.

Win one of 10 winter bundles, all carefully curated by their wonderful retailers by heading by Marketplace’s Facebook or Instagram and finding the giveaway posts, commencing Monday 15 June. Hint: You can enter more than once!

Retailer bundles include offerings from:

  • EB Games
  • Elite Supplements
  • Priceline
  • Suzanne Grae
  • Ozmosis
  • Beauty Central
  • Dobinsons
  • Atlas
  • FSW Shoes
  • Travel Associates.

View Terms and Conditions here.

Happening from Monday 15 June on Marketplace Gungahlin’s Facebook or Instagram.

Pregnant Pause’s Meet the Village Afternoon Tea

A networking event for Canberra mums and mums-to-be brought to you by Pregnant Pause

Hear from a diverse panel of women about their experiences of life, pregnancy, motherhood, and who makes up their “village” in an event from Pregnant Pause–the campaign supporting Canberra mums-to-be to go alcohol-free.

We all know the age-old saying “it takes a village!”—but who makes up this village, and where can we find them?

Like so many mums in the know, “it takes a village” has long been Pregnant Pause’s mantra. That’s why Pregnant Pause has worked hard with our Community Heroes—local business and service providers—to build a village of support for Canberra women and mums-to-be to achieve alcohol-free pregnancies and feel supported in their parenting journey.

Whether you’re newly pregnant, or five-kids deep into to this parenting gig, we could all benefit from getting to know the people, organisations and businesses in our community who are ready and willing to lend a helping hand and support Canberra women to achieve alcohol-free pregnancies.

Join Pregnant Pause for an afternoon of chai tea and honesty. Get to know other mums, hear from a brilliant line-up of speakers from first-time parents to seasoned pros, and help them celebrate the wonderful people that make up their—and your—village.

Tickets are free but registration is essential via Eventbrite

Happening Friday 18 June from 3.45–5.30 pm at Griffith Hall, 53 Stuart Street, Griffith.

See Eventbrite to register for your free ticket.

SPORT

Canberra Roller Derby League Home Season

Come to help CRDL celebrate its return to bouting with style this year as its four teams battle it out over six incredible games, followed by a Grand Final in December.

With the 2020 bout season cancelled, these skaters have been poised to battle for over a year and they are ready to explode into action!

Doors open at 6.00 pm, first whistle at 6:30 pm. Free entry for kids under the age of 5.

Put these dates in your diary now and don’t miss a game:

  • 8 May: Red Bellied Black Hearts vs Black ‘n’ Blue Belles
  • 19 June: Brindabelters vs Surly Griffins
  • 7 August: Brindabelters vs Red Bellied Black Hearts
  • 11 September: Surly Griffins vs Black ‘n’ Blue Belles
  • 9 October: Red Bellied Black Hearts vs Surly Griffins
  • 6 November: Brindabelters vs Black ‘n’ Blue belles
  • 4 December: Grand Final Double Header

See crdl.com.au for tickets and more information.

OUTDOORS

 

 

Magic of Marion: 150 Years of Marion Mahony Griffin

Happy Birthday Marion Mahony Griffin

Join the National Capital Authority and other National Cultural Partners as they celebrate a year of Marion Mahony Griffin in the national capital.  This year marks Marion’s 150th Birthday, a woman that played such in integral part in architectural designs across two continents.

Marion is known to have produced some of the finest architectural drawings in Australia and America but was also instrumental in the award-winning design plans with her husband Walter for the design of Australia’s Capital, Canberra.

From walks to lectures, launches to talks, see the full program at nca.gov.au/marion.

Various events happening until 10 August 2021.

See nca.gov.au/marion for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

Suspected of blackmail, Special Photograph number 1884, NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive, Sydney Living Museums.

Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties

Unique and captivating photographs of the 1920s criminal underworld capture the zeitgeist of an era. These mugshots, known as ‘Specials’, are unexpectedly candid and intriguing portraits of suspects in custody, and they are unlike any elsewhere in the world.

Bosses, bruisers, plotters, drug pushers, addicts, sly-grog purveyors and petty crims are all captured by the camera as they stare down the lens into history. But more than simple mugshots, these portraits, and the stories of the sordid sorts they portray, also convey the rise and fall of trends such as the flapper and illustrate the post-war movement of people between Sydney and other cities such as New York and London.

The hit BBC series Peaky Blinders found inspiration in this unique photographic archive, as have artists, academics and designers such as Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld. What will you take from them?

A travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Showing 19 June–24 October at the National Archives of Australia.

See naa.gov.au/visit-us/events-and-exhibitions/underworld-mugshots-roaring-twenties for more information.

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion

This stunning exhibition shines a light on Australia’s leading First Nations creatives and a design movement that is fast becoming a national fashion phenomenon.

Featuring the work of Indigenous artists and designers from the inner city to remote desert art centres, Piinpi highlights the strength and diversity of the rapidly epanding Indigenous fashion and textile industry.

Exhibition organised by Bendigo Art Gallery.

Showing until 8 August 2021 at the National Museum of Australia.

See nma.gov.au/exhibitions/piinpi-contemporary-indigenous-fashion for more information.

The Trevor Kennedy Collection: Highlights

Discover objects of rare beauty and items of curiosity and wonder in this exhibition.

Drawn from the rich and diverse Trevor Kennedy Collection, this selection of stunning artworks, ceramics, furniture and jewellery highlights Australia’s history, culture and identity.

On show until 10 October. Free entry.

While We’re Still Here

From 3 June, aMBUSH Gallery Kambri will launch their latest exhibition While We’re Still Here which explores the enduring charm and legacy of the still-life genre.

Co-curated by aMBUSH Gallery and Scott Owen, the exhibition name references the tradition of still life and the concept of ‘memento mori’ (Latin for ‘remember you must die’) which is often used by the Stoic philosophers.

Works from 20 Australian artists are showcased – including oil paintings, collage, photography and digital collage – with roots in the artistic traditions of still life but anchored in the present day either through their subject matter or their medium.

The exhibition will then run daily from Friday 4 June to Sunday 11 July from 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 12 pm-5 pm on weekends, free of charge to the public.

Showing from 3 June to 11 July at aMBUSH Gallery, Kambri ANU.

See ambushgallery.com for more information.

DUSK: Tess Horwitz

In drawing, sculpture and multi-media installation work Tess Horwitz investigates power relations between culture and nature and experiments with the process of making art as commentary.

Tess moves restlessly between diverse processes and materials, and between the private, public and community sphere, always aiming to provoke questioning of social assumptions.

Showing until Sunday 20 June ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson.

See anca.net.au/2021-exhibition-program/2021/6/2/dusk for more information.

CAMERON HAAS | A M P L I F Y

A M P L I F Y is an exhibition of recent work by Cameron Haas, whose outstanding talent as an abstract artist has now been recognised internationally.

Amplify is an extension of a more organic motif that he has been exploring for the last few exhibitions. This group of paintings extends the format to allow more opportunity for colour interactions within the composition. He achieves this by using mid-ground forms and colours that act as a type of ‘halo’ around the foreground formations, adding another level or amplification to the composition.

Amplify is on show until 20 June at The Nancy Sever Gallery.

The Impulse of Hysteria

Sometimes vulnerable and often intimate, The Impulse of Hysteria confronts the messy aspects of being human on blunt and uneasy terms. In a collection of 30 paintings, Ashley Cullen’s first solo exhibition imagines a visceral world of faces and bodies.

Inspired by mythic figures, tragedy and personal relationships, Cullen’s paintings deal explicitly with themes of love and loss as well as the fleeting yet intense emotions that characterise us as uniquely human.

Showing at Belconnen Arts Centre until 27 June | belcoarts.com.au

Australien

Living in Australia as a child of parents who were born overseas can often be a delicate balance. Different lunches packed for school, different languages at home, different religions, different clothes, different skin.

Featuring first- and second-generation Australian artists— Lara Chamas, Mariana del Castillo, Caroline Garcia, Shivanjani Lal, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Andy Mullens and Elefteria Vlavianos— Australien investigates the complexities of balancing the cultures of their heritage with the culture they live in today.

Showing at Canberra Contemporary Art Space until 11 July | ccas.com.au

Sammy Hawker Solo Exhibition

Sammy Hawker is an ACT-based visual artist. Her practice examines the methods and protocols of human and more-than-human collaboration when producing works that investigate sites of the Anthropocene.

She is interested in de-centring her position as the artist and breaking open the permanency of the photograph by inviting agents of the site to co-create the work. Through facilitating interaction with more-than-human entities this practice aims to draw attention to and make visible the hidden temporal realities & cross-species entanglements of the site.

Sammy’s practise is grounded in collaborative engagement. When investigating a site she will work closely with Traditional Custodians, scientists, ecologists and regenerative agriculturalists. These engagements assist her in interpreting quantitative and qualitative data as well as developing ecological literacy and a cultural understanding of the site. Cross-disciplinary partnerships illustrate a responsible way of moving forward in an age of environmental crisis.

Showing until 2 July at Mixing Room Gallery, 10 Mildura Street, Griffith.

See thors.com.au/exhibitions/sammy-hawker for more information.

Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now showcases art made by women. It brings together more than 300 works, drawn from the Gallery’s collection and other collections from across Australia.

This exhibition is part of a series of ongoing initiative by the National Gallery to increase the representation of artists who identify as women in its artistic program, featuring lesser-known and leading artists such as Margaret Preston, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Destiny Deacon and Julie Rrap, this exhibition tells a new story of Australian art.

Highlights include a floor-to-ceiling presentation of artists’ portraits in a variety of mediums, the work of pioneering performance artists Bonita Ely and Jill Orr and a complete edition of Tracey Moffatt’s first major series of photographs, Something more 1989. Gemma Smith has been commissioned to paint the walls of the galleries.

By bringing together artists from different times, places and cultures, this exhibition proposes another history, upending the assumption that modern and contemporary Australian art is a male-dominated narrative.

Showing until 4 July 2021 at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes.

See nga.gov.au for more information.

Harriet Schwarzrock: Spaces between movement and stillness

‘The heart is often regarded as our emotional centre. Working with this form allows me to contemplate many aspects of being.’

Luminous alone, the myriad tones and permutations of spaces between movement and stillness also echo the boundless forms of love in the autumn-winter exhibition, Australian Love Stories, at the National Portrait Gallery.

Harriet Schwarzrock’s new work explores notions of emotional processes and their physical manifestations. ‘From the subtle yet essential electricity within our bodies, I am fascinated by this interplay between the invisible and the visible, between our extraordinary similarities and differences.’

In spaces between movement and stillness, the artist has embraced science and experimentation to create visual wonders: glass, inert gases, and electricity combine into an array of organic forms, producing a captivating field of colour and movement. ‘Sometimes they have a warm glow, much like an aurora contained in a bottle; in others there are lightning-like lines meandering around the form. Although the gases are invisible, when excited by electricity they reveal subtle effects and differences.’

The creation draws reflections on the role of the human heart as our central, exquisitely responsive ‘engine’. When we’re relaxed, the heart beats at a slow and steady rhythm; when excitement takes hold – for example, in the first throes of true love – the cadence might crank with the beat of a wilful, wild machine.

Showing until 1 August 2021 at the National Portrait Gallery.

See portrait.gov.au/exhibitions/harriet-schwarzrock-2021 for more information.

Seeing Canberra

As a city initiated as an imagined capital for the new Australian nation, Canberra has been a place that quickly invited visual representation.

As it developed, artists have seen Canberra through different lenses, and these have shaped the way they understood and interpreted the evolving landscape.

In this exhibition, drawn primarily from CMAG’s collection, visitors will journey through four key periods of the city’s development and for each, will encounter an object that represents a prism to understand a way of seeing at that time.

Showing until 17 July 2021 at Canberra Museum and Gallery.

See origin.cmag.com.au/exhibitions/seeing-canberra for more information.

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