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In Canberra, we’re still working together to keep our community safe. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do.

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

While restrictions are lifting, we strongly encourage you to keep physical distance from people you don’t know and be mindful of the current restrictions.

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

WHAT NOT TO MISS

Taste Local festival at Canberra Centre

After the year that has been, Canberra Centre wanted to give the opportunity to local businesses to showcase their talents to its customers.

The Taste Local festival is a month-long celebration of local producers and talents at Canberra Centre. Enjoy unique experiences of blending workshops, tasting adventures, masterclasses, live music and more.

Canberra Centre has partnered with local wineries and distilleries to offer you the opportunity to discover their produce at Canberra Centre.

Pop-Up bars

Every Friday evening throughout the month of May enjoy a complimentary drink and nibbles in Canberra Centre’s cosy set-up before finishing your late-night shopping in the centre.

Sip on a local wine or a freshly made cocktail and relax in their exclusive pop-up bar while enjoying live music from local artists.

Every Friday evening from 5-8 pm | Cost: Free

Workshops

Whether you’re a bonafide oenophile, a cocktail lover or a cheese enthusiast, make sure you book your spot to one of Canberra Centre’s workshops to experience Canberra’s regional produce scene like never before.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7-30 May | Please visit the Canberra Centre website for the full program | Cost: $20 per workshop, includes tasting, food and giveaways

Happening 7-30 May at Canberra Centre, Ground Floor, City Walk, next to R.M Williams.

See canberracentre.qicgre.com/Campaigns/2021/05/TasteLocal for more information.

Mother’s Day 2021 at Marketplace Gungahlin

Marketplace Gungahlin is saying thank you to all the mums and mother figures out there for another wonderful year.

From getting us out of bed to cheering us on at our sporting carnival events, our thank yous will be endless—and here’s another way to say how much we appreciate everything they do.

This year, Marketplace Gungahlin is offering two ways to treat mum—with a free gift for mum offered in-centre*, and the chance to win one of three Mother’s Day hampers.

Win a hamper for mum this Mother’s Day

Win one of three Mother’s Day hampers from PricelineLaser Clinics Australia and Poetry in Flowers.

How to enter

  • Visit Marketplace Gungahlin’s Facebook or Instagram and find the giveaway post, commencing Tuesday 27 April 2021.
  • Follow the prompts on the post for your entry and a chance to win.

View Terms and Conditions here.

Mother’s Day: Free gift for Mum*

Spend $35 in centre and collect a free gift for mum!

Gifts include:

  • Sterling Silver Earrings from Prouds
  • Jasper & Myrtle Chocolates from Poetry in Flowers
  • Small Coffee and Mini Cupcake from The Creamery & Co
  • Mother’s Day Card from Nextra Newsagency
  • $20 Voucher from Crystal Nails Spa
  • $10 Marketplace Gungahlin Gift Voucher

How to claim your free gift

  • Spend $35 in Centre (excluding in major stores) for your free gift for Mum.
  • Visit Marketplace’s Gungahlin activation site from Wednesday 5 May to Sunday 9 May between 10 am – 2 pm at Centre Court, Outside BIG W.
  • Sign up to The Hub. As part of The Hub you will receive early access, exclusive offers and be the first to know about our events and more!
  • Show your proof of purchase to Marketplace’s friendly team.
  • Receive your gift.

Please note: Whilst stocks last, varied products and designs.

View Terms and Conditions here.

Climb, Create and Celebrate: Canberra Tree Week at Haig Park

It’s time to celebrate the trees by weaving amongst them, learning about them and creating with them. Have some fun amongst the trees in Haig Park as part of Canberra Tree Week!

Test your balance slacklining between the park’s towering trunks, make your own charcoal tree art with Naomi Zouwer, put your brain and body to the test tree climbing with the help of Australia’s #1 climber Maja Blasch, write letters to the trees, and keep an ear out for what they say back with Constance Spry. Or simply listen to music under the canopy with a wine in hand from the Pop Inn bar.

This event is part of Canberra Tree Week 2021 — an opportunity for Canberrans to celebrate the unique trees that surround and fill our wonderful city.

Climb, Create, Celebrate Canberra Tree Week at Haig Park is supported by the City Renewal Authority, University of Canberra and produced by Dionysus.

Cost: Free

Saturday 8 May from 1 pm – 4 pm, Haig Park Braddon, around Lonsdale Street and Mort Street.

See Facebook for more information.

A Gorgeous Excuse to Catch up with the Girls is finally hitting Canberra!

FINALLY! We can gather our besties and come together for A Gorgeous Excuse to catch up!

After twelve months on hold due to COVID-19, we are delighted we can finally bring you all together for morning brunch or afternoon tea with accompanying wines and entertainment!

Your experience: With a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, shop through the design stalls listening to our live musicians. Then enter the ballroom where your experience will include tapas-style food with accompanying wines (courtesy of Naked Wines), Birdsnest’s fashion styling show, guest speakers, and leave with a small gift bag as a memento of your day!

Cost: $99 per person, bookings essential via TryBooking. PLEASE use codeword CANBERRA when booking to reduce the ticket price to $79. Limited time to book until 2 April 2021

Happening Saturday 8 May with two sittings at 11 am and 2 pm at the Hyatt Hotel, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra.

Purchase tickets via TryBooking or at agorgeousexcuse.com.au

2021 Canberra International Music Festival

Vienna. The city where Schubert and Strauss were born. The place where Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven made history. The opera house that Mahler transformed for the 20th century. The circles where Schonberg foreshadowed the tragedy of two world wars.

In 2021, the Canberra International Music Festival brings the music of Vienna to Canberra, performed by an exceptional cast of Australian artists.

Over ten glorious autumn days, music becomes your guide to Canberra’s cultural treasures. Open your heart to our cool little capital.

Happening until 9 May 2021 at various venues across Canberra.

See cimf.org.au for more information.

Paintings on Silk by Carole Osmotherly: A Solo Exhibition

Local artist Carole Osmotherly will be exhibiting her new body of work in a Solo Exhibition in the dedicated Gallery space at Humble House gallery.

This recent body of works have been created to reflect her fascination with trees.

Carole’s intent is to encourage viewers to experience the many shapes, colours and textures of trees through her carefully considered silk paintings and hangings.

The process of painting on silk is complex and needs a considerable amount of pre-planning. To create the work Carole stretches silk across a wooden frame and applies colour in layers systematically fixing them with hot wax until the silk is completely covered. Once completed the work is steamed. This steaming process fixes the colour and removes the wax. To add depth and colour many of the works in this exhibition have been overpainted and steamed several times.

Paintings on Silk, a Solo Exhibition by Carole Osmotherly opens April 28 and runs through to May 16.

Online Catalogue available humblehouse.com.au/exhibitions

Cost: Free, with free laneside parking

Happening until 16 May at Humble House gallery, 93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick.

Gallery Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday to Sunday

See humblehouse.com.au/exhibitions, email exhibitionmanager@humblehouse.com.au or call (02) 6228 1988 for more information.

Building Blocks, a Photography Exhibition by Sarah Annand

Working primarily to produce textile designs, ACT-based Sarah Annand transforms architectural images into patterns for interiors.

Building Blocks, on show at PhotoAccess until Saturday 8 May, presents a visual study of the artist’s intricate process which incorporates photography, painting and digital processing.

Annand dissects our built environment through a sculptural aesthetic drawing on distinctive modernist and brutalist architectural styles.

Her practice balances the documentation of architectural history with an exploration of new forms and compositions, producing engaging artworks that speak to nostalgia, preservation and abstraction.

Cost: Free, free parking at the Manuka Pool next door.

Showing until Saturday 8 May at PhotoAccess. 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

See gallery.photoaccess.org.au/copy-of-exhibition-template for more information.

FOOD & DRINK

A Gorgeous Excuse to Catch up with the Girls is finally hitting Canberra!

FINALLY! We can gather our besties and come together for A Gorgeous Excuse to catch up!

After twelve months on hold due to COVID-19, we are delighted we can finally bring you all together for morning brunch or afternoon tea with accompanying wines and entertainment!

Your experience: With a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, shop through the design stalls listening to our live musicians. Then enter the ballroom where your experience will include tapas-style food with accompanying wines (courtesy of Naked Wines), Birdsnest’s fashion styling show, guest speakers, and leave with a small gift bag as a memento of your day!

Cost: $99 per person, bookings essential via TryBooking. PLEASE use codeword CANBERRA when booking to reduce the ticket price to $79. Limited time to book until 2 April 2021

Happening Saturday 8 May with two sittings at 11 am and 2 pm at the Hyatt Hotel, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra.

Purchase tickets via TryBooking or at agorgeousexcuse.com.au

Taste Local festival at Canberra Centre

After the year that has been, Canberra Centre wanted to give the opportunity to local businesses to showcase their talents to its customers.

The Taste Local festival is a month-long celebration of local producers and talents at Canberra Centre. Enjoy unique experiences of blending workshops, tasting adventures, masterclasses, live music and more.

Canberra Centre has partnered with local wineries and distilleries to offer you the opportunity to discover their produce at Canberra Centre.

Pop-Up bars

Every Friday evening throughout the month of May enjoy a complimentary drink and nibbles in Canberra Centre’s cosy set-up before finishing your late-night shopping in the centre.

Sip on a local wine or a freshly made cocktail and relax in their exclusive pop-up bar while enjoying live music from local artists.

Every Friday evening from 5-8 pm | Cost: Free

Workshops

Whether you’re a bonafide oenophile, a cocktail lover or a cheese enthusiast, make sure you book your spot to one of Canberra Centre’s workshops to experience Canberra’s regional produce scene like never before.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7-30 May | Please visit the Canberra Centre website for the full program | Cost: $20 per workshop, includes tasting, food and giveaways

Happening 7-30 May at Canberra Centre, Ground Floor, City Walk, next to R.M Williams.

See canberracentre.qicgre.com/Campaigns/2021/05/TasteLocal 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.

STAGE AND SCREEN

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2021

The original mountain film festival is presented by World Expeditions and will be screening at the National Film & Sound Archive.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and the environment.

It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every October in Banff, Canada.

Approximately 375 films are entered into the film festival annually, and the top 80 films are selected by a pre-screening committee to be shown at the week-long festival in Canada.

During the festival, the international film festival jury chooses the best films and presents awards in various categories including: Best Film on Mountain Sport, Best Film on Mountain Environment, Best Film on Mountain Culture, Best Film on Exploration and Adventure and more.

Happening Wednesday 5 May from 7-10 pm at the Nationla Film and Sound Archive, Acton.

See banffaustralia.com.au for more information.

The Twins

A new Australian play by Sarah Butler, Ian Darling and Greg Fleet. Two old school friends, come back together forty years after playing the twins in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, to rework it as a two-hander.

A heartbreaking and hilarious new play about trust; remembering and forgetting to remember; loss; regret; love; pain and glory. Their lives took different paths; they are now reunited, but who is playing who? Are they who they say they are and should any of that matter? And once you’ve let go of your dreams, is there ever really any way back?

It’s about fathers and the shadows they leave, the labels we give to others and ourselves and the burden and guilt these two friends carry as a result. An achingly honest account that sees privilege and heroin joined at the hip.

Happening 3-6 May at Canberra Theatre Centre.

See canberraticketing.com.au/show/the-twins for more information.

What if scientists ruled the world?

Can finding the right words save the world? In this unique interactive theatre performance, experience an intriguing alternate world where science just might save humanity, or destroy it, depending on how it is used.

The performance will follow a ‘Forum Theatre’ format, where the audience’s words shape what will happen on stage. The performance will be live streamed, and both online and offline participants will be able to interact with the performers. A co-production of Falling Walls Engage and the Australian Academy of Science, this event is directed by Rebus Theatre in Canberra, with the participation of Science Engagers—part of the Falling Walls Engage Hub Australia.

Children are welcome, but the performance is best suited for teenagers and adults. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided at intermission. Runtime: Approximately 120 minutes.

Cost: $10 to attend in person, free to attend online

Happening Saturday 8 May 2021 from 7 pm – 9 pm at the Shine Dome, 15 Gordon Street, Canberra (or online at science.org.au)

See Eventbrite for tickets and more information.

MUSIC

William Barton and Veronique Serret. Credit: Anthony Browell.

2021 Canberra International Music Festival

Vienna. The city where Schubert and Strauss were born. The place where Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven made history. The opera house that Mahler transformed for the 20th century. The circles where Schonberg foreshadowed the tragedy of two world wars.

In 2021, the Canberra International Music Festival brings the music of Vienna to Canberra, performed by an exceptional cast of Australian artists.

Over ten glorious autumn days, music becomes your guide to Canberra’s cultural treasures. Open your heart to our cool little capital.

Happening until 9 May 2021 at various venues across Canberra.

See cimf.org.au for more information.

Jack Biilmann: Full Circle Tour

After the launch of a new rock project, a global pandemic and a truck load of inspiration Jack Biilmann is back on the road with his 3rd solo record Full Circle. The record sees Biilmann in his true element of blues/roots but also wanders into the folk, soul, Americana and soul genres into by far the most complete record to date.

This tour will showcase new & old favourite songs, his trademark honesty, soaring lyrics, guitar mastery and the signature wit + likeability everyone has come to expect from his shows. The adopted Canberran has sold out his four last Canberra performances and this show at The Street is not to be missed.

Featuring special guests Hope Wilkins, Tom Dunlop + Steve Allen.

Happening Saturday 8 May at The Street Theatre.

See thestreet.org.au/shows/jack-biilmann-full-circle-album-tour for more information.

Canberra International Music Festival at Belco Arts

A day of unbridled music-making in Belco Arts crowns this year’s Canberra International Music Festival.

Free and fabulous, a taste of the world is coming to Belconnen!

Enjoy hip-hop grooves to Hindustani vibes, the chilled guitar riffs of Jess Green to the hot, hot frenzy of Super Rats, plus a special appearance by the Tiwi Strong Women.

Throw in the Golden Gate Brass Quintet for good measure and you’re guaranteed a great day of music!

Happening Saturday 8 May from 10 am–4.30 pm at Belco Arts, Emu Bank, Belconnen.

See belcoarts.com.au/cimf for more information.

FESTIVALS

The Canberra Snow Sale

The Canberra Snow Sale has been running for almost 30 years and is a great opportunity to buy and/or sell new and pre-loved snow sports equipment.

All proceeds from the event go toward supporting local ACT snow sports programs and events.

Happening Saturday 8 May from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm at EPIC – Exhibition Park in Canberra.

See snow.org.au/news/snow-sales-return-in-canberra-and-jindabyne for more information.

Taste Local festival at Canberra Centre

After the year that has been, Canberra Centre wanted to give the opportunity to local businesses to showcase their talents to its customers.

The Taste Local festival is a month-long celebration of local producers and talents at Canberra Centre. Enjoy unique experiences of blending workshops, tasting adventures, masterclasses, live music and more.

Canberra Centre has partnered with local wineries and distilleries to offer you the opportunity to discover their produce at Canberra Centre.

Pop-Up bars

Every Friday evening throughout the month of May enjoy a complimentary drink and nibbles in Canberra Centre’s cosy set-up before finishing your late-night shopping in the centre.

Sip on a local wine or a freshly made cocktail and relax in their exclusive pop-up bar while enjoying live music from local artists.

Every Friday evening from 5-8 pm | Cost: Free

Workshops

Whether you’re a bonafide oenophile, a cocktail lover or a cheese enthusiast, make sure you book your spot to one of Canberra Centre’s workshops to experience Canberra’s regional produce scene like never before.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7-30 May | Please visit the Canberra Centre website for the full program | Cost: $20 per workshop, includes tasting, food and giveaways

Happening 7-30 May at Canberra Centre, Ground Floor, City Walk, next to R.M Williams.

See canberracentre.qicgre.com/Campaigns/2021/05/TasteLocal for more information.

2021 Canberra International Music Festival

Vienna. The city where Schubert and Strauss were born. The place where Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven made history. The opera house that Mahler transformed for the 20th century. The circles where Schonberg foreshadowed the tragedy of two world wars.

In 2021, the Canberra International Music Festival brings the music of Vienna to Canberra, performed by an exceptional cast of Australian artists.

Over ten glorious autumn days, music becomes your guide to Canberra’s cultural treasures. Open your heart to our cool little capital.

Happening until 9 May 2021 at various venues across Canberra.

See cimf.org.au for more information.

WORKSHOPS, TALKS + TOURS

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.

Taste Local festival at Canberra Centre

After the year that has been, Canberra Centre wanted to give the opportunity to local businesses to showcase their talents to its customers.

The Taste Local festival is a month-long celebration of local producers and talents at Canberra Centre. Enjoy unique experiences of blending workshops, tasting adventures, masterclasses, live music and more.

Canberra Centre has partnered with local wineries and distilleries to offer you the opportunity to discover their produce at Canberra Centre.

Pop-Up bars

Every Friday evening throughout the month of May enjoy a complimentary drink and nibbles in Canberra Centre’s cosy set-up before finishing your late-night shopping in the centre.

Sip on a local wine or a freshly made cocktail and relax in their exclusive pop-up bar while enjoying live music from local artists.

Every Friday evening from 5-8 pm | Cost: Free

Workshops

Whether you’re a bonafide oenophile, a cocktail lover or a cheese enthusiast, make sure you book your spot to one of Canberra Centre’s workshops to experience Canberra’s regional produce scene like never before.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7-30 May | Please visit the Canberra Centre website for the full program | Cost: $20 per workshop, includes tasting, food and giveaways

Happening 7-30 May at Canberra Centre, Ground Floor, City Walk, next to R.M Williams.

See canberracentre.qicgre.com/Campaigns/2021/05/TasteLocal 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.

MARKETS

Via facebook.com/haigparkvillagemarkets

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.

OUTDOORS

Climb, Create and Celebrate: Canberra Tree Week at Haig Park

It’s time to celebrate the trees by weaving amongst them, learning about them and creating with them. Have some fun amongst the trees in Haig Park as part of Canberra Tree Week!

Test your balance slacklining between the park’s towering trunks, make your own charcoal tree art with Naomi Zouwer, put your brain and body to the test tree climbing with the help of Australia’s #1 climber Maja Blasch, write letters to the trees, and keep an ear out for what they say back with Constance Spry. Or simply listen to music under the canopy with a wine in hand from the Pop Inn bar.

This event is part of Canberra Tree Week 2021 — an opportunity for Canberrans to celebrate the unique trees that surround and fill our wonderful city.

Climb, Create, Celebrate Canberra Tree Week at Haig Park is supported by the City Renewal Authority, University of Canberra and produced by Dionysus.

Cost: Free

Saturday 8 May from 1 pm – 4 pm, Haig Park Braddon, around Lonsdale Street and Mort Street.

See Facebook for more information.

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

Credit: Prue Hazelgrove.

Building Blocks, a Photography Exhibition by Sarah Annand

Working primarily to produce textile designs, ACT-based Sarah Annand transforms architectural images into patterns for interiors.

Building Blocks, on show at PhotoAccess until Saturday 8 May, presents a visual study of the artist’s intricate process which incorporates photography, painting and digital processing.

Annand dissects our built environment through a sculptural aesthetic drawing on distinctive modernist and brutalist architectural styles.

Her practice balances the documentation of architectural history with an exploration of new forms and compositions, producing engaging artworks that speak to nostalgia, preservation and abstraction.

Cost: Free, free parking at the Manuka Pool next door.

Showing until Saturday 8 May at PhotoAccess. 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

See gallery.photoaccess.org.au/copy-of-exhibition-template for more information.

Paintings on Silk by Carole Osmotherly: A Solo Exhibition

Local artist Carole Osmotherly will be exhibiting her new body of work in a Solo Exhibition in the dedicated Gallery space at Humble House gallery.

This recent body of works have been created to reflect her fascination with trees.

Carole’s intent is to encourage viewers to experience the many shapes, colours and textures of trees through her carefully considered silk paintings and hangings.

The process of painting on silk is complex and needs a considerable amount of pre-planning. To create the work Carole stretches silk across a wooden frame and applies colour in layers systematically fixing them with hot wax until the silk is completely covered. Once completed the work is steamed. This steaming process fixes the colour and removes the wax. To add depth and colour many of the works in this exhibition have been overpainted and steamed several times.

Paintings on Silk, a Solo Exhibition by Carole Osmotherly opens April 28 and runs through to May 16.

Online Catalogue available humblehouse.com.au/exhibitions

Cost: Free, with free laneside parking

Happening 28 April–16 May at Humble House gallery, 93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick.

Gallery Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday to Sunday

See humblehouse.com.au/exhibitions, email exhibitionmanager@humblehouse.com.au or call (02) 6228 1988 for more information.

Building Blocks, a Photography Exhibition by Sarah Annand

Working primarily to produce textile designs, ACT-based Sarah Annand transforms architectural images into patterns for interiors.

Building Blocks, on show at PhotoAccess until Saturday 8 May, presents a visual study of the artist’s intricate process which incorporates photography, painting and digital processing.

Annand dissects our built environment through a sculptural aesthetic drawing on distinctive modernist and brutalist architectural styles.

Her practice balances the documentation of architectural history with an exploration of new forms and compositions, producing engaging artworks that speak to nostalgia, preservation and abstraction.

Cost: Free, free parking at the Manuka Pool next door.

Showing until Saturday 8 May at PhotoAccess. 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

See gallery.photoaccess.org.au/copy-of-exhibition-template for more information.

Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery

Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London draws exclusively from one of the greatest collections of European paintings in the world.

This unprecedented exhibition includes 500 years of art in 60 paintings and comprises the largest group of works ever to travel outside of Britain in the National Gallery’s 192-year history.

Botticelli to Van Gogh features 55 of the world’s most famous and admired artists from the fifteenth to the turn of the twentieth century, including Botticelli, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Turner, Constable, Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

Exclusive to the National Gallery of Australia—only in Canberra

Showing until 14 June at the National Gallery of Australia.

See nga.gov.au/masterpieces 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 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Art and science collide as artists investigate the natural world around them.

See this travelling exhibition at the National Archives of Australia, developed by the South Australian Museum.

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. This biennial prize provides an opportunity for artists to investigate the world around them and present their perspectives on natural science. It encourages artists to make a statement about the scientific issues facing our planet and offers a valuable platform for them to contribute to the environmental debate.

The 2020 prize winners and highly commended entrants are on show at the National Archives of Australia from 27 March to 6 June 2021. The National Archives is the exclusive venue for the Prize outside South Australia.

The open winner, Grayson Cooke and Emma Walker’s video Open Air combines satellite imagery, videography and painting to produce a complex picture of a changing planet, set to The Necks’ 2013 album Open.

The emerging winner, Rebecca McEwan’s installation 4000 stories, takes the shape of a chandelier made from glass vessels filled with honey, asking us to question the value we place on honey and the existence of bees in our delicately balanced ecosystem.

Showing until 6 June at the National Archives of Australia.

See naa.gov.au/visit-us/events-and-exhibitions/waterhouse-natural-science-art-prize 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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