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This Week In The Can

HerCanberra Team

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week!

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Winter Glass 2018

There are ways to keep warm in Canberra in winter! Like Winter Glass 2018!

Discover why Canberra Glassworks is the hottest place to be in June. There’s plenty to do, both free and ticketed, for young and old. Just come along for an afternoon of free entertainment, or book ahead for one of the paid activities to skip the crowds!

  • Watch spectacular glassblowing demonstrations from some of Australia’s best artists working in glass and some stellar international artists. Purchase a Hotshop Moshpit ticket to get so close to the glassblowers you’ll have to wear safety glasses!
  • Meet the makers and purchase their beautiful glassware and jewellery in the Crafted markets.
  • Try your own hand at glassmaking with a range of activities for the young and old.
  • See emerging neon artist, Melbourne-based Emma-Kate Hart, unveil her spectacular neon installation, Electric Bell Jar as the result of her inaugural Winter Glass residency.
  • Watch a 104-year-old beauty of a building become illuminated by a dazzling light display.
  • Purchase from their limited edition range of Winter Glass Aurora nip cups and schooners – made right here at the Glassworks.

Adults Only program after 8 pm

Leave the kids at home with a babysitter for a naughty night out… they’ve got a few little surprises planned for the grown-ups…

Happening Saturday 16 June from 4 pm – 10 pm at Canberra Glassworks, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston Foreshore.

Find more information on the website.

Canberra Kids Market

Discover new, handmade and pre-loved clothes, toys, books, games, accessories, furniture, prams, strollers, equipment for babies, toddlers and young ones at the Canberra Kids Market.

There are plenty of stalls to explore and great bargains too. You’ll find quality treasures for boys and girls, including designer labels and big-brand names. Food and coffee available. It’s a fun, relaxed market and a great day out. Free parking. Only 8 minutes to the city. New stallholders welcome. It’s quick and easy to apply online. Entry fee: $3 (kids under 12 free).

Happening Saturday 16 June from 9 am to 2 pm at the Fitzroy Pavilion, Exhibition Park in Canberra.

See the website for more information.

Madeleine Peyroux

American singer-guitarist Madeleine Peyroux was once hailed as the ‘great new hope’ of commercial jazz.

Now, twenty years after her recording debut, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey with one night in Canberra, Tuesday 12th June, as part of her Australian tour including Vivid Jazz and Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

On this tour, fans will be treated to an advance listening from her upcoming album Anthem, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues and jazz.

Happening Tuesday 12 June at Canberra Theatre Centre.

To book, visit goo.gl/ywGa9N or call 6275 2700 

Canberra GIANTS v Tasmanian Magpies

Come and watch your Canberra Giants take on the Tasmanian Magpies in Round 6 of the Australian Netball League.

The Canberra GIANTS claimed bronze in their inaugural year, and have their eyes set on the top spot for this season.

Canberra is known for the best crowds in the Australian Netball League, and we need you to help cheer our athletes to victory! With all games at the SolarHub ACT Netball Centre selling out last season, make sure you secure your ticket today.

Doors will open at 5 pm, with plenty on offer including hair and face painting, games and activities and the canteen will be open for food and beverage options.  Don’t forget to dress in your GIANTS orange!

Happening Friday 15 June at the SolarHub ACT Netball Centre in Lyneham.

Book your tickets online.

Dinner with Giant Steps Winery, Yarra Valley

Join Pialligo Estate for a five-course truffle menu to match wines from Giant Steps, Yarra Valley.

Cameron Gordon from Giant Steps will be joining to share the vineyards philosophies and processes. Limited spaces available, bookings essential.

The Giant Steps Single Vineyard Wombat Creek and Applejack vineyard are produced from the most site-expressive fruit off the best vineyards from the Yarra Valley. Each single vineyard wine tells a story about the vineyard, vintage and variety. Production of these wines is very limited with some vineyards producing as little as 200 cases.

MENU

A decadent 5-course truffle menu paired with limited edition Giant Steps wines. The menu will feature classic French-influenced truffle dishes like Oeuf en Cocotte with Truffles, Tournedos Rossini, Pave d’Affinois aux truffes and of course the fresh pasta aux truffes.

Happening Thursday 14 June from 6.30 pm at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

Cost is $215 pp. Pre-booking is essential via [email protected] or (02) 6247 6060

Dietaries | Please let them know when booking if you have any specific dietary requirements and they will try to accommodate them as best they can.

Bags, Beauty and Bling

On Friday 15 June, Palliative Care ACT is hosting a Bubbles Launch for their Bags, Beauty and Bling event. It involves the auction of celebrity and designer handbags and the ability to purchase pre-loved bags, and on Friday you will have first pick from 500 gorgeous new and pre-loved vintage, designer, backpacks, totes and business bags. Plus, Canberra’s best beauty retailers will be there for skin, makeup and massage advice, and there will be bling, bling and more bling; precious pearls, bangles, beads and baubles.

Then on Saturday, there will be stacks of beautiful bags and bling and all things beauty. All the pre-loved donated handbags will be on show to get your hands on along with the best beauty and jewellery brands that Canberra has to offer, featuring local jewellery, candle, and beauty makers.

Both events will be held at Holy Trinity School.

Tickets for Friday available via Eventbrite, Saturday entry is free. More information on the Palliative Care ACT website.

Tanya Hennessy Book Signing

Australian award-winning radio announcer, comedian, TV presenter and content creator, Tanya Hennessy can be heard nationally on HIT FM radio network and on her YouTube channel.

Meet Tanya in person, at the Canberra Centre as she launches her first book – Am I Doing This Right?

Join Tanya at Robinsons Bookstore for a meet and greet whilst she signs copies, and shares her insights, experiences and what inspired her to compile her thoughts and anecdotes into her hilarious book.

Happening Sunday 16 June from 11 am – 12 pm at Robinson’s Bookstore, Canberra Centre.

A POOCH AFFAIR 

A Pooch Affair is a boutique indoor event for dogs and dog lovers. Come together with those active in the dog community and those for whom their domestic animals are a part of the family.

Happening Saturday 16 June from 10 am – 4 pm at the Exhibition Park, Corner of Northbourne Avenue & Flemington Road, Mitchell.

See the website for more information.

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

Indulge in a feast of the senses and join in the fun as The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

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. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration, or pop along to a market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

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

Happening Friday 1 June–Friday 31 August at various locations around Canberra.

Check out the website for more information.

CARTIER: THE EXHIBITION

Cartier: The Exhibition is a breathtaking display of some of the world’s most exquisite jewels, featuring items from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier collection showing exclusively at the National Gallery of Australia.

Immerse yourself in over 300 spectacular items, including royal tiaras, necklaces, brooches and earrings.

Never before have so many incredible diamonds, pearls, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia. Highlights include the Queen’s ‘Halo’ tiara worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding to Prince William, Princess Grace of Monaco’s 10.48 carat diamond engagement ring, Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond and ruby necklace, Dame Nellie Melba’s diamond stomacher brooch, and a selection from the NGA’s exceptional Ballets Russes costumes.

Step into the dazzling world of the Maison Cartier and its clients to discover concepts of glamour throughout the 20th century, accompanied by our rich program of talks, tours and events and Cartier: The Exhibition catalogue.

Cartier: The Exhibition is on show at the NGA, exclusive to Canberra.

Showing until Sunday 22 July at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

PLAYUP

Discover PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard, where kids can explore the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child in a playful way. Adults can even join in the fun too! From listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café to a fuzzy felt wall and craft activities, PlayUP has a range of exciting and immersive experiences that flip the traditional idea of museums completely on its head.

See the website for more information.

Free after museum admission.

Open from 9 am to 5 pm daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

CHINESE HIGH TEA AT NATURAL NINE, CASINO CANBERRA

Canberra’s only ‘pop Chinese” restaurant, Natural Nine, is holding a weekly Chinese High Tea! Not only does this High Tea bring a delicious Asian twist to the high tea experience, but it also allows you to purchase treat stands rather than pay per head. If you love high teas or modern Asian cooking than this event is a must!

One stand including tea selection for two: $35pp. One stand including Sparkling to begin and tea selection for two: $45pp.

Happening every Friday and Saturday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Natural Nine, Casino Canberra.

Bookings required in advance, so to book via 02 6257 7074 or online at casinocanberra.com.au.

FOOD & DRINK

 

Dinner with Giant Steps Winery, Yarra Valley

Join Pialligo Estate for a five-course truffle menu to match wines from Giant Steps, Yarra Valley.

Cameron Gordon from Giant Steps will be joining to share the vineyards philosophies and processes. Limited spaces available, bookings essential.

The Giant Steps Single Vineyard Wombat Creek and Applejack vineyard are produced from the most site-expressive fruit off the best vineyards from the Yarra Valley. Each single vineyard wine tells a story about the vineyard, vintage and variety. Production of these wines is very limited with some vineyards producing as little as 200 cases.

MENU

A decadent 5-course truffle menu paired with limited edition Giant Steps wines. The menu will feature classic French-influenced truffle dishes like Oeuf en Cocotte with Truffles, Tournedos Rossini, Pave d’Affinois aux truffes and of course the fresh pasta aux truffes.

Happening Thursday 14 June from 6.30 pm at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

Cost is $215 pp. Pre-booking is essential via [email protected] or (02) 6247 6060

Dietaries | Please let them know when booking if you have any specific dietary requirements and they will try to accommodate them as best they can.

HIGH TEA WITH DOGS

This unique dining experience allows you and your four-legged friend to get dressed up and indulge in gourmet treats. Packages include a selection of sweet and savoury treats, a glass of champagne, coffee and a range of teas.

Your canine companion will enjoy gourmet treats provided by Pupcake Bakery, puppycinos and a takeaway doggie treat bag. This year’s theme is “Denim & Diamonds”. Make sure you dress your dog up as there will be prizes awarded on the day for the Best Dressed!

Happening Saturday 16 June from 10 am – 4 pm at the Exhibition Park, Flemington Road.

See the website for more information.

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

 Indulge in a feast of the senses and join in the fun as The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

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. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration, or pop along to a market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

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

Happening Friday 1 June–Friday 31 August at various locations around Canberra.

Check out the website for more information.

TIPSY TEA AT WHITE RABBIT COCKTAIL ROOM

It’s always time for tea at White Rabbit Cocktail Room, Tipsy Tea that is! Kicking off from two every Saturday and Sunday, Tipsy Tea is perfect for those seeking a little adventure.

Tipsy Tea (65 pp), in true White Rabbit style combines classic high tea flare with signature concoctions encouraging the curious to explore their senses. To eat, you are greeted by a 3- tier platter with an array of flavoursome bites including; spiced pork sausage rolls, smoked salmon and cream cheese pinwheel sandwiches and semi-dried tomato and caramelised onion tarts. Looking for something a little sweeter? Try the sour rhubarb and marshmallow tarts or the delightful dark chocolate and peanut brownies topped with caramel icing.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 2-5 pm at White Rabbit Cocktail Room, 65 Northbourne Avenue, City.

Book your table via [email protected] or on (02) 6257 7779.

BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS @ HIGHBALL

Highball are freeing the mimosa from being a brunch-only drink and taking them for a night out, Cuban style! Head in on Wednesdays for some fresh and fruity bottomless mimosas and share a charcuterie platter.

– Flight Details –
•  $45 per passenger (4 pax minimum)
•  1.5 hours of service
•  Charcuterie platter to share
•  Wednesdays from 4pm

They’re also letting their mimosas out on the weekends so you can catch them 4-7pm on Saturdays and from 2pm on Sundays.

On every Wednesday from 4pm at The Highball Express. Entry is $45pp, min 4 people. Visit the website for more information.

TIKI THURSDAYS

Start your weekend early at Tiki Thursdays – Highball’s newest weekly social event! Think flaming torches, exotic tropical drinks for only $15 and a sexy Cuban vibe to top it off.

Sip on a Fidel’s Downfall with summer lovin’ peach infused rum, pineapple & mint, or a Highball twist on a Mai Tai. Whatever your flavour, they’ll have the Tiki vibes cruising and the cocktails flowing!

Grab your friends and head to the balcony or a booth with a few $15 tiki cocktails every Thursday from 4pm at Highball, winner ACT Bar of the Year 2017.

On every Thursday from 4 pm at The Highball Express. Entry is free. Visit the websitefor more information.

SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH A TWIST

Spend your Sunday the way they do in Cuba – sunshine, dominoes, fruity rum punch bowls, tasty Spanish food and live entertainment.

Their fabulous street party style Sunday Session is on every Sunday and it’s fun for all ages – you can even bring your little ones!

– Live entertainment
– Bottomless mimosas
– $70 punch bowls
– $5 Coronas
– Plenty of Dominoes sets to share

The Highball Express will be at your service from 2pm every Sunday over Spring / Summer. On every Sunday from 2pm at The Highball Express. Entry is free. Visit the website for more information.

CHINESE HIGH TEA AT NATURAL NINE, CASINO CANBERRA

Canberra’s only ‘pop Chinese” restaurant, Natural Nine, is holding a weekly Chinese High Tea! Not only does this High Tea bring a delicious Asian twist to the high tea experience, but it also allows you to purchase treat stands rather than pay per head. If you love high teas or modern Asian cooking than this event is a must!

One stand including tea selection for two: $35pp. One stand including Sparkling to begin and tea selection for two: $45pp.

Happening every Friday and Saturday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Natural Nine, Casino Canberra.

Bookings required in advance, so to book via 02 6257 7074 or online at casinocanberra.com.au.

GARDEN BAR HAPPY HOUR

Select wine, beer, basic spirits, cocktail specials while you enjoy live music from Canberra’s most talented local musicians. Make your Friday happy and relaxing with a various selection of popular drinks.

Happening Friday every week between 5pm – 7pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, inside Hotel Realm 18 National Circuit, Barton.

Cost: $5 wine, beer, spirits.

FRIDAY SOIRÉE AT BUVETTE

Add a little sparkle to your Friday night with Buvette Bistro’s Friday Soirée. Set outdoors in the Parisian-style Buvette Terrace, celebrate the weekend with this exclusive event. Enjoy VIP service with a personal bartender and select your drink of choice from the special cocktail menu, designed exclusively for Friday Soirée.

Sip on a French 75 or a Lychee Torsadée whilst enjoying fresh oysters, charcuterie or a duck liver parfait.

Every Friday from 4pm to 7pm at Buvette, inside the Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Find more information here.

HIGH TEA ON THE BURBURY TERRACE 

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

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

$50.00 per person including TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee. $60 per person including a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee.

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

PETIT FEAST AT BUVETTE

Spoil yourself with a bountiful spread including savouries, charcuterie, cheeses and decadent desserts. Every Saturday at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar.

It’s not breakfast, it’s not lunch…but it is an indulgent feast for all the senses. The Buvette Petit Feast features freshly made savouries and sweets as well as lavish desserts. In addition to tea and coffee, you can order a Bloody Mary, French Champagne and Rosé.

Available between 11.30am – 2.30pm every Saturday at $65 per guest, including a complimentary glass of Rosé. For $15 guests can add unlimited Mimosas. Buvette is fully licensed and has free parking all weekend, outdoor covered seating and complimentary WiFi.

For bookings, call 02 6163 1818 or email [email protected]. Find out more at hotelrealm.com.au.

TACO TUESDAY

Your choice of chicken, pork, or beef in a soft shell taco with cabbage, shallots & coriander. Happening every Tuesday from 1pm-5pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

BURGERS & BEERS

A selection of Burgers and tap beer. Happening every Wednesday from 5pm-10pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

PIZZA & PALE ALE THURSDAYS

A selection of housemade Pizza paired with a schooner of James Squire Pale Beer. Happening at  5pm every Thursday at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

CIT AND BENTSPOKE BREWING CO CRAFT BEER AND FOOD MATCHING

Forget beer and food matching sessions on the run! CIT has teamed up with BentSpoke Brewing Co to bring you the ultimate craft beer and fine dining experience comprising seven inspiring courses matched to BentSpoke’s premium range of craft beers all for just $90 per person. There will be the chance to meet the who’s who of brewing including guest presentations by Richard Watkins owner and head brewer and Matt Morrissey, CIT graduate, Australian Apprentice Ambassador and head chef at BentSpoke.

Happening Thursday 14 June 2018 at 6pm at CIT Reid. Places are limited and bookings are essential. More information via Facebook.

MUSIC, STAGE AND THEATRE 

Madeleine Peyroux

American singer-guitarist Madeleine Peyroux was once hailed as the ‘great new hope’ of commercial jazz.

Now, twenty years after her recording debut, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey with one night in Canberra, Tuesday 12th June, as part of her Australian tour including Vivid Jazz and Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

On this tour, fans will be treated to an advance listening from her upcoming album Anthem, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues and jazz.

Happening Tuesday 12 June at Canberra Theatre Centre.

To book, visit goo.gl/ywGa9N or call 6275 2700.

THE BEGINNING OF NATURE

Weaving together live music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling work from the world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre.

The Beginning of Nature explores life cycles and themes of metamorphosis and transformation and the complex symphony of rhythmic patterns within nature – flocking and herding, day and night, the changing seasons, growth and decay, tidal patterns. This extraordinary work explores the integral forces that nature asserts over humankind despite our continued efforts to see ourselves as separate. The dance explores the idea that our bodies are inscribed with the same rhythms that underpin nature itself.

With live accompaniment by the acclaimed Zephyr Quartet and two vocalists, the score combines electronica, strings and a libretto sung in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, home to ADT. At times fierce and explosive, at other times graceful and meditative The Beginning of Nature is a tour-de-force from one of the world’s most formidable companies.

Happening Thursday 14 June and Friday 15 June at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

See the website for more information. 

THE SONG COMPANY PRESENTS: TRUE LOVE STORY

Australia’s premie vocal ensemble the Song Company brings you a mediaeval French romance from a time of war and plague, as told by the poet and composer Guillaume De Machaut.

Regarded as one of the greatest and most important composers of the 14th century, be transported to 1360 where Machaut entertained the heir to the throne following the Hundred Years’ War. It was at this time Machaut began a lengthy correspondence with a young female admirer Peronnelle D’armentières.

Machaut meticulously documented their relationship in what he called the Le Livre du Voir Dit – “book of the true story”. Containing over 9000 lines of poetry, letters, love-poems, and songs they sent to each other it is the ultimate 14th-century multimedia presentation. Whilst the accuracy of Machauts account is at times questionable, with contradictory recollections, the passion conveys what must have been a true love story. Yet again, The Song Company is breaking new ground with their creative take on medieval classics.

Happening Friday 15 June from 7.30 pm – 9 pm at the Street Theatre, Childers Street.

See the website for more information. 

LIMESTONE CONSORT

Delight in the beauty of baroque music played by Limestone Consort within the Great Hall of the High Court of Australia.

Limestone Consort is a Canberra-based chamber ensemble which formed in 2012. It comprises music students, semi-professional and professional musicians and is led by violinist Lauren Davis. Limestone Consort enjoys performing music from the baroque period through to music composed today and regularly works with guest soloists, including David Pereira (cello), Peter Hagen (chamber organ), Anne Gross (soprano, USA) and Justin Lingard (trumpet).

Happening Sunday 17 June at 1.30 pm at the High Court of Australia, 40 Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information. 

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW

Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll! Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far.

Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It’s stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in one side-splitting show!

For nearly 20 years this roving tour-de-comedy has visited towns and cities around Australia, from Mildura to Mt Isa and everywhere in between. There’s nowhere our exceptional entertainers fear to tread, so we’re bound to be heading your way.

You won’t want to miss it when this bounty of belly laughs rolls into town. Come on Australia – pack your laughing gear and get on board the Roadshow.

Happening Saturday 16 June from 8 pm – 10 pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit.

See the website for more information.

FILM 

SCINEMA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

Tickets are on sale now for SCINEMA, the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best in science cinema from around the world. SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.

Happening Wednesday 13 June from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm at the Palace Electric Cinema, 2 Phillip Law Street.

See the website for more information.

WINTER FILM SERIES 2018: WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST

Catch the most exciting recent cinema about art and culture in a program specially curated by film writer and curator, Dr Simon Weaving.

The enthralling story of the gloriously eccentric Vivienne Westwood, once the enfant terrible of punk culture and now a remarkable global icon who has been redefining British fashion for 40 years. Dame Vivienne never holds back on her opinions about the past, the people she’s shared it with, and how she has to fight to maintain her principles.

The film will be followed by Q&A with Simon Weaving and Glynis Traill-Nash, Fashion editor for The Australian.

Happening Wednesday 13 June from 6.30 pm at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

NFSA RESTORES: THE SWORD OF VALOR

On 15 June at 6.45pm, head over to the Arc Cinema at the NFSA for an exclusive showing of a new 2K digital restoration undertaken by the NFSA of one of the last surviving films of Snowy Baker’s brief on-screen Hollywood career: The Sword of Valor. Tickets $10, more information on the NFSA website.

FESTIVALS

Winter Glass 2018

There are ways to keep warm in Canberra in winter! Like Winter Glass 2018!

Discover why Canberra Glassworks is the hottest place to be in June. There’s plenty to do, both free and ticketed, for young and old. Just come along for an afternoon of free entertainment, or book ahead for one of the paid activities to skip the crowds!

  • Watch spectacular glassblowing demonstrations from some of Australia’s best artists working in glass and some stellar international artists. Purchase a Hotshop Moshpit ticket to get so close to the glassblowers you’ll have to wear safety glasses!
  • Meet the makers and purchase their beautiful glassware and jewellery in the Crafted markets.
  • Try your own hand at glassmaking with a range of activities for the young and old.
  • See emerging neon artist, Melbourne-based Emma-Kate Hart, unveil her spectacular neon installation, Electric Bell Jar as the result of her inaugural Winter Glass residency.
  • Watch a 104-year-old beauty of a building become illuminated by a dazzling light display.
  • Purchase from their limited edition range of Winter Glass Aurora nip cups and schooners – made right here at the Glassworks.

Adults Only program after 8 pm

Leave the kids at home with a babysitter for a naughty night out… they’ve got a few little surprises planned for the grown-ups…

Happening Saturday 16 June from 4 pm – 10 pm at Canberra Glassworks, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston Foreshore.

Find more information on the website.

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION 

Indulge in a feast of the senses and join in the fun as The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

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. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration, or pop along to a market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

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

Happening Friday 1 June–Friday 31 August at various locations around Canberra.

Check out the website for more information.

MARKETS

Canberra Kids Market

Discover new, handmade and pre-loved clothes, toys, books, games, accessories, furniture, prams, strollers, equipment for babies, toddlers and young ones at the Canberra Kids Market.

There are plenty of stalls to explore and great bargains too. You’ll find quality treasures for boys and girls, including designer labels and big-brand names. Food and coffee available. It’s a fun, relaxed market and a great day out. Free parking. Only 8 minutes to the city. New stallholders welcome. It’s quick and easy to apply online. Entry fee: $3 (kids under 12 free).

Happening Saturday 16 June from 9 am to 2 pm at the Fitzroy Pavilion, Exhibition Park in Canberra.

See the website for more information.

Hartley Hall Markets

You’ll have so much to choose from such as; unique gifts, artwork, home baked goods, dog/cat beds and treats, plants, jewellery, fresh produce, woodwork, crafts and much more – over 200 stalls!

Enjoy the lovely rustic atmosphere where you will find live music, great food and plenty of entertainment for the children to enjoy such as a petting zoo, pony rides, jumping castle, face painting and a giant slide.

Entry is by gold coin donation or our new Tap and Go donation devise and all of the proceeds from the Hartley Hall Markets are contributed to Hartley Lifecare which provides accommodation, respite, community services and assisted technology to people with physical and complex disabilities living in the ACT and surrounding regions.

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS 

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

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

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

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

MARKET GARDEN PRODUCE STALL

Selling fresh, clean, chemical-free vegetables, preserves and baked goods in the Courtyard of 56 Wallace Street, Braidwood every Saturday morning from 8.30am until 12.00 or sold out.

Wynlen House is a small urban micro-farm specialising in offering a broad range of seasonal vegetables all year round.

They also run workshops to show people how to grow vegetables, garlic, and raise small farm animals on a large suburban block and offer slow food events to showcase the benefit and deliciousness of produce grown locally, without chemical inputs and picked fresh.

On every Saturday from 8.30am – 12 pm, at The Courtyard, Braidwood. For more information visit the website.

KINGSTON FRIDAY NIGHT MARKETS

A weekly food market with a focus on local and organic produce, amazing street food and boutique beer and spirits. Do your weekly shop, grab some dinner sit down and relax while you enjoy a cold drink at the end of a hot week! The Kingston Friday Night Markets are on every Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Former Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Visit the Facebook page for more information.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS 

Tanya Hennessy Book Signing

Australian award-winning radio announcer, comedian, TV presenter and content creator, Tanya Hennessy can be heard nationally on HIT FM radio network and on her YouTube channel.

Meet Tanya in person, at the Canberra Centre as she launches her first book – Am I Doing This Right?

Join Tanya at Robinsons Bookstore for a meet and greet whilst she signs copies, and shares her insights, experiences and what inspired her to compile her thoughts and anecdotes into her hilarious book.

Happening Sunday 16 June from 11 am – 12 pm at Robinson’s Bookstore, Canberra Centre.

Winter Glass 2018

There are ways to keep warm in Canberra in winter! Like Winter Glass 2018!

Discover why Canberra Glassworks is the hottest place to be in June. There’s plenty to do, both free and ticketed, for young and old. Just come along for an afternoon of free entertainment, or book ahead for one of the paid activities to skip the crowds!

  • Watch spectacular glassblowing demonstrations from some of Australia’s best artists working in glass and some stellar international artists. Purchase a Hotshop Moshpit ticket to get so close to the glassblowers you’ll have to wear safety glasses!
  • Meet the makers and purchase their beautiful glassware and jewellery in the Crafted markets.
  • Try your own hand at glassmaking with a range of activities for the young and old.
  • See emerging neon artist, Melbourne-based Emma-Kate Hart, unveil her spectacular neon installation, Electric Bell Jar as the result of her inaugural Winter Glass residency.
  • Watch a 104-year-old beauty of a building become illuminated by a dazzling light display.
  • Purchase from their limited edition range of Winter Glass Aurora nip cups and schooners – made right here at the Glassworks. 

Adults Only program after 8 pm

Leave the kids at home with a babysitter for a naughty night out… they’ve got a few little surprises planned for the grown-ups…

Happening Saturday 16 June from 4 pm – 10 pm at Canberra Glassworks, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston Foreshore.

Find more information on the website.

COMETS IN CANBERRA: LEONARD FRENCH’S UNIVERSE IN GLASS

Join Treasures Curator Nat Williams in conversation with Alison French, art historian, curator and one of our very own Petherick Readers, to explore the universe in glass at the Library through Leonard French’s mesmerising coloured glass windows

Happening Saturday 17 June from 2 pm – 3 pm at the National Library of Australia, Parkes, Place West, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

A POOCH AFFAIR 

A Pooch Affair is a boutique indoor event for dogs and dog lovers. Come together with those active in the dog community and those for whom their domestic animals are a part of the family.

Happening Saturday 16 June from 10 am – 4 pm at the Exhibition Park, Corner of Northbourne Avenue & Flemington Road, Mitchell.

See the website for more information.

MASTERIT: INTRO TO IMAGE THEATRE AND FORUM THEATRE

A weekend workshop playing with the serious, facilitated by Robin Davidson & Ali Clinch of Rebus Theatre.

Learn games, exercises and techniques for use in the classroom, rehearsal studio, therapeutic environment or activist planning space. Discover a unique approach to using the body and the stage to analyse social issues and solve real problems.

This workshop is for Drama teachers looking for ways of teaching theatre to address social issues; actors and directors looking for ways to renew your practise and give it a political edge; activists looking for creative ways to discuss and communicate issues; therapists and community development workers looking for playful techniques to engage with clients and communities, that bridge the personal and the political; and anyone interested in spending a fun weekend exploring the intersections of art, social change and personal change.

Forum Theatre and Image Theatre are the core techniques Rebus uses. They are both developed by the Brazilian director Augusto Boal, as part of his ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ methodologies and are now used around the world as ways to hold embodied dialogue about things that matter, to work out how to change the world and to heal our pain.

Happening Saturday 16 June and Sunday 17 June from 10 am – 4 pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street.

See the website for more information.

DR FRANCISCO MOJICA “THE ORIGINS OF CRISPR”

Interested in CRISPR? Want to know how it all started? Or do you just want to know what CRISPR stands for? If your answer is YES! Save the date 13th of June!

For the first time in Canberra the Spanish microbiologist Dr Francisco Mojica will be giving a public lecture at the Australian Academy of Science about his pioneer work on the adaptive immunity system of prokaryotes CRISPR-Cas. The discovery that ultimately led to the CRISPR gene editing technique, one of the greatest recent advances in Biology and Medicine.

Happening Wednesday 13 June from 5.3- pm – 8 pm at the Shine Dome, Gordon Street. Acton.

See the website for more information.

BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Discover the stories behind the building on a special tour of Parliament House. Learn how the building’s impressive architecture is symbolic of our national identity and gain a rare view into private areas.

These tours run only on non-sitting days (except Christmas Day and when seasonal tours are running).

We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour or event for screening and check-in as places are limited to 10 participants. tours operate for 55 mins.

For security purposes, all participants must present photo identification and ticket confirmation to join any behind the scenes tours or events. If you do not have these, you will be unable to participate.

Participants on a paid tour can take advantage of a 10% discount on any purchase from The Parliament Shop on the day of the tour.

Happening until March 2019 at Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Capital Hill.

See the website for more information.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA

Visiting the National Library of Australia? Take a tour and see a side of the Library most visitors never experience.

Whether this is your first visit or the next of many, you can learn more about the Library and its exhibitions by joining a free guided tour. Tours are offered by trained Volunteer Guides who have a passion for sharing their knowledge of the Library and its collections. Your Guide will welcome the opportunity to introduce you to the National Library, its collections and the stories of Australia.

Treasures Gallery – Daily at 11.30am
Take a tour and come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

Behind The Scenes – Thursdays at 2 pm
Take a tour to visit enormous stacks where the books are stored and learn about strange curiosities in the Library’s collection that have been acquired over more than a century of collecting.

Discover your National Library – Saturdays at 2 pm
Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces.

Tours running until Thursday 31 May at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

For more detailed information visit the website.

ART FOR LUNCH

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks or creative activities interpreting works of art in the NGA’s collection. Check our website for further details. This event is free but bookings are essential.

Happening every Thursday until November 29 2018 from 12.45pm–1.15pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

STEPPING FORWARD: COMBINING SOCIAL INTERACTION WITH LIGHT EXERCISE

This free group is suitable for women wanting to reconnect socially with other women after domestic violence.

The group gets together each fortnight to go for a relaxed 30-minute walk and catch up at a local café. Guest speakers are invited to join providing information about topics of interest in the group. This group is an open group, making it easy for new members to join throughout the term. This group is organised and run by the Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT.

On fortnightly in Tuggeranong on Wednesday mornings and fortnightly in Gungahlin on Friday mornings, during school terms only. Children not yet at school are welcome to attend.

Complete the online contact form to register.

ZERO WASTE MASTERCLASS

Making a difference by living a Zero Waste lifestyle does not mean turning your world upside down. Small changes make a collective difference but also lead to significant time and money savings– but where to start? At 6pm on Friday 15 June, Anita Vandyke, author of A Zero Waste life: in thirty days, will share her tips and tricks to avoid waste and allow you to make better decisions on purchases every day at Majura Community Hall in Dickson.

Included in the price of your ticket will be a reusable bag  and a 15% in store discount voucher. Seminar seating is limited, book your seat here.

SPORT

Canberra GIANTS v Tasmanian Magpies

Come and watch your Canberra Giants take on the Tasmanian Magpies in Round 6 of the Australian Netball League.

The Canberra GIANTS claimed bronze in their inaugural year, and have their eyes set on the top spot for this season.

Canberra is known for the best crowds in the Australian Netball League, and we need you to help cheer our athletes to victory! With all games at the SolarHub ACT Netball Centre selling out last season, make sure you secure your ticket today.

Doors will open at 5 pm, with plenty on offer including hair and face painting, games and activities and the canteen will be open for food and beverage options.  Don’t forget to dress in your GIANTS orange!

Happening Friday 15 June at the SolarHub ACT Netball Centre in Lyneham.

Book your tickets online 

FRANCE VS AUSTRALIA – SOCCER WORLD CUP AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE CANBERRA

Come to the Alliance Française de Canberra to enjoy the France vs Australia – Soccer World Cup! During the day Pétanque, Baby foot and Foot juggle tournaments will be organized! Join in and challenge your friends.

Happening Saturday 16 June from 2.30 pm – 11 pm at the Alliance Francaise de Canberra, 66 MaCaughey Street, Turner.

See the website for more information.

OUTDOORS

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

Indulge in a feast of the senses and join in the fun as The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

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. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration, or pop along to a market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

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

Happening Friday 1 June–Friday 31 August at various locations around Canberra.

Check out the website for more information.

LLAMAS IN THE MIST

On a misty morning watch the mist rise revealing a tranquil vista of paddocks and rolling hills, with dozens of alpacas and llamas peacefully grazing… or on a frosty morning watch the frost on their whiskers and fleece become steam rising from their bodies as they amble up the paddock for their breakfast.

This is a rare opportunity and one not to be missed – meet over 200 alpacas and llamas, learn about them, and take wonderful “selfies” with them.

Happening until Monday 18 June at Alpaca Magic, 2771 Sutton Road, NSW.

See the website for more information.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Bags, Beauty and Bling

On Friday 15 June, Palliative Care ACT is hosting a Bubbles Launch for their Bags, Beauty and Bling event. It involves the auction of celebrity and designer handbags and the ability to purchase pre-loved bags, and on Friday you will have first pick from 500 gorgeous new and pre-loved vintage, designer, backpacks, totes and business bags. Plus, Canberra’s best beauty retailers will be there for skin, makeup and massage advice, and there will be bling, bling and more bling; precious pearls, bangles, beads and baubles.

Then on Saturday, there will be stacks of beautiful bags and bling and all things beauty. All the pre-loved donated handbags will be on show to get your hands on along with the best beauty and jewellery brands that Canberra has to offer, featuring local jewellery, candle, and beauty makers.

Both events will be held at Holy Trinity School.

Tickets for Friday available via Eventbrite, Saturday entry is free. More information on the Palliative Care ACT website.

Cancer Council ACT Trivia Night

Over the years, Steve Doszpot MLA ran annual charity trivia nights to benefit a range of local charities.  Combined, they raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes. This year, Cancer Council ACT is proud to have been selected as the beneficiary of this fantastic event as a memorial for Steve, who passed away last year from liver cancer.  Maureen, Steve’s wife, and his family are pleased to have this tradition continue and we invite you to celebrate Steve, support Cancer Council ACT and enjoy the best charity trivia night of the year.

Happening Friday, 15 June at 6.30pm at the Hellenic Club Woden. Tickets $60 each or $500 for a table of 10. Purchase tickets here.

The Lyneham Primary Giant Garage Sale

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the weather forecast.

Lyneham Primary School is holding it’s famed annual Garage Sale on Saturday 16June from 9m to 12pm – toys, books, music, clothes, cakes, bric-a-brac, games, bikes, kitchenware, white elephants, multi-coloured elephants, sports equipment and things you never knew you needed.

Everything has been donated from the homes, cupboards and garages of our families to to raise money for the P&C to go back into the school and kids. Lots of treasures and bargains to be found. Entry is free and all are welcome.

KIDS  

PLAYUP

Discover PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard, where kids can explore the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child in a playful way. Adults can even join in the fun too! From listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café to a fuzzy felt wall and craft activities, PlayUP has a range of exciting and immersive experiences that flip the traditional idea of museums completely on its head.

See the website for more information.

Free after museum admission.

Open from 9 am to 5 pm daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Ages 5-12.

Bookings are essential. Register here.

COLOUR

See colour as you’ve never seen it before! Is your yellow the same as mine? How do pixels and paint differ? Turn a blue butterfly green, visit the Room of Missing Colours and hear fascinating stories from people who see colour when they hear music. Discover Colour at Questacon and see the world in a new light!

Showing until 30 September 2018 from 9am-5pm daily at Questacon, Parkes.

LEAP INTO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Your local library is a treasure trove…not only are there free books and resources, there are regular amazing events! Giggle & Wiggle with your little ones (up to two years) and help them learn through language play using interactive rhymes, songs, games and stories.

Looking to improve your English and make new friends, then head along to your local library for one of the informal English conversation groups. For more events and info check them out here.

EXHIBITIONS

Cartier London. Necklace, 1932, special order, platinum, diamonds, emerald 8.8 cm (height at centre). Collection Cartier © Cartier Photo Vincent Wulveryck.

CARTIER: THE EXHIBITION

Cartier: The Exhibition is a breathtaking display of some of the world’s most exquisite jewels, featuring items from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier collection showing exclusively at the National Gallery of Australia.

Immerse yourself in over 300 spectacular items, including royal tiaras, necklaces, brooches and earrings.

Never before have so many incredible diamonds, pearls, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia. Highlights include the Queen’s ‘Halo’ tiara worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding to Prince William, Princess Grace of Monaco’s 10.48 carat diamond engagement ring, Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond and ruby necklace, Dame Nellie Melba’s diamond stomacher brooch, and a selection from the NGA’s exceptional Ballets Russes costumes.

Step into the dazzling world of the Maison Cartier and its clients to discover concepts of glamour throughout the 20th century, accompanied by our rich program of talks, tours and events and Cartier: The Exhibition catalogue.

Cartier: The Exhibition is on show at the NGA, exclusive to Canberra.

Showing until Sunday 22 July at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

NGA PLAY: KELLIE O’DEMPSEY: THE NEVER-ENDING LINE

Kellie O’Dempsey invites you into her living sketchbook, an immersive space of moving marks and dancing lines. Digital projections collide with traditional drawing in a series of dynamic and colourful experiences and creative opportunities.

Contribute to the unique drawing journey as you follow the never ending line to shadow puppets, 3D drawing constructions and live animation before getting into the drawing rink for an immersive drawing experience. The never-ending line investigates drawing as a way of collaboration and transformation and features sound elements composed by Michael Dick.

Happening Saturday 16 June – 28 Sunday October from 10 am – 5 pm at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

 

THE BARUNGA STATEMENT EXHIBITION 

In 1988, Aboriginal leaders Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM and Wenten Rubuntja AO presented the then Prime Minister, the Honourable Bob Hawke AC, with a painted petition, the Barunga Statement. The Statement is a historic declaration of self-determination and the celebration of Aboriginal culture, which continues to be of relevance today.

Parking is available most days in the Forecourt Basement car park and is free on weekends, public holidays and for the first two hours on weekdays. Paid parking machines are prominently located at the end of the carpark closest to the main entrance.

Showing until Sunday 29 July from 9am–5pm at Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive. Entry is free.

See the website for more details.

PICASSO THE VOLLARD SUITE

Pablo Picasso’s Vollard Suite is regarded as one of the greatest print suites ever made, and perhaps the most enigmatic and famous of the twentieth century. The National Gallery of Australia is one of the few cultural institutions in the world to hold the complete set of 100 engraved prints.

Pablo Picasso’s trip to the great cultural and artistic centres of Rome, Naples and Florence had a profound effect on the course of his work during the 1920s and 1930s, a period that saw him embrace classical and mythological themes and imagery, culminating in the one hundred etchings in the Vollard suite 1930–37.

Picasso aligned his creativity and sexuality with the mythical figure of the Minotaur, memorialising his connection to ‘the untameable beast’ in The Vollard Suite. This collection provides intimate insight into the mind of the 20th century’s most celebrated and influential modern artist, capturing his reflections on ambition, immortality, fallibility, vitality, and obsession.

Showing until Monday 24 September at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information. 

BECAUSE OF HER, WE CAN

This display highlights some of the stunning works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women artists held in the Parliament House Art Collection.

Additional information: Parking is available most days in the Forecourt Basement car park—parking is free on weekends, public holidays and for the first two hours on weekdays. Paid parking machines are prominently located at the end of the carpark closest to the main entrance.

Showing until Sunday 29 July from 9am–5pm at Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive. Entry is free.

See the website for more details.

DISCOMFORT BY JOSHUA SLEEMAN-TAYLOR

There are an endless variety of atmospheres and emotional states that can be evoked from different approaches to life drawing. In an academic setting life drawing can feel quite clinical. In other drawings, the naked figure can appear quite vulnerable. When drawing the human body, diversionary marks can be especially evident; people understand the body inherently, it is a subject with which they empathise. ‘Discomfort’ is an exhibition of etchings that investigate how imagery of the human body can be used as a vessel for emotional expression.

Showing until Thursday 5 July at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Free entry.

Check out the website for more information.

ON THE TABLE BY PAUL DUMETZ

These new works by artist Paul Dumetz explore functional ware and are the result of a three year mentorship process with established ceramic artist Maryke Henderson. Featuring striking and unique surfaces, colours and wood ash glazes, the pieces are at once utilitarian and beautiful.

Paul Dumetz was the recipient of the Belconnen Arts Centre CAPO Incusion Award in 2017. His work reflects a keen interest in capturing the beauty, character, strength, purity, emotion and facial expressions of Australian fauna, domestic animals and mythological creatures.

Showing until Thursday 5 July at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Free entry.

See the website for further details.

PLACES BY SOLOMON GRAINGER

‘Places is an abstract body of work capturing the essence of parts of the world that have profoundly affected the artist, and fragmented imaginings of where the future will take him. The series is personal to his own experience, yet steeped in themes that are universal, and invite his audience to ponder the rich value of their personal history, and in turn the beauty in uncertainty of what lies ahead.

Showing until Thursday 5 July at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

INDIGENOUS CONNECTIONS AND COLLECTIONS TOUR

Take our Indigenous Connections and Collections tour to learn more about the connections between Australian Parliament House and the first peoples of Australia. See inspiring works of art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from the Parliament House Art Collection and discover their unique stories. 

Happening until Sunday 15 July 2018 at the Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Capital Hill

See the website for more information.

Clay Stories: A Sabbia Gallery and Remote Communities Ceramic Network Touring Exhibition

The exhibition Clay Stories is to be held until Sunday 1 July, 2018 in the Strathnairn Woolshed Gallery. The official opening will take place at 2pm on Saturday 12 May. Clay Stories is a significant survey exhibition of contemporary artworks in ceramics that have been created by both highly established and emerging Indigenous artists in remote parts of regional Australia. The exhibition presents pieces that are both sculptural and vessel-based, with each body of work representative of the artist’s connection to Country and as a strong medium for storytelling.

Find out more here.

Speed of Souls Exhibition

On 2 June from 6pm until late, artist Nara O’Neil will launch her solo exhibition exploring shutter speed, connection, and emotion at The Paris End in Mitchell. The Paris End will be celebrating their 1st birthday and the plonk and tunes will be flowing! Wine and finger food will of course be provided, with canvas prints and postcards available for purchase.

If you cannot make it, the exhibition will be running for 8 more weeks, make sure to drop in Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, or Saturday 10am to 5pm. More information via the website.

Still Light Exhibition

Sydney artist Jane Gerrish will open a solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore on 12 May, 2018.

In the exhibition, entitled ‘Still Light’, Gerrish draws on her passion for research to take viewers on a journey through time. Her curiosity is infectious as a narrative rich in history and intrigue unfolds over four series’ of drawings.

Inspired by an exhibition of masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum and a visit to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Orchard Street, New York, Gerrish follows the tradition of 17th century master studies. Paying homage to a selection of Dutch & German artists she demonstrates her own phenomenal skill with her chosen mediums of charcoal, graphite and coloured pencil.

‘Studying these artworks and interpreting the different textures of the painted compositions in charcoal proved a new artistic challenge, and a wonderful way to learn more about the genre’ – Jane Gerrish (referring to her ‘Sumptuous Series’ of still life drawings).

The exhibition will run until 24 June 2018. An opening reception will be held from 3 – 5pm on Saturday 12 May. All welcome, more information here.

EXHIBITION ‘IN THESE HANDS: MARA NYANGANGKA’

An exhibition of new paintings, ceramics, tjanpi weavings and punu from the artists of Ernabella, celebrating 70 years of Ernabella Arts.

The fruits of a collaboration that took place 46 years ago are the subject of a very special exhibition about Australia’s two oldest centres for craft and design – Sturt Gallery & Studios (1941) and Ernabella Arts (1948).

Forty-six years ago, five young artists from Ernabella went to Sturt as part of a residency to learn new weaving techniques. To celebrate Ernabella’s 70th birthday, In These HANDS: Mara nyangangka tells the story of that residency, its impact on subsequent generations and offers a showcase of the contemporary work in painting, ceramics and tjanpi (native grass) weaving and punu (timber) work.

In These Hands will not only tell the historical story of the link between these two famous centres, it will celebrate the long tradition of craft and design in Australia while at the same time being testament to the positive collaboration and understanding between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural institution sharing that same passion for ‘making’.

Happening until Saturday 30 June from 10 am – 5 pm at the Craft ACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, Canberra.

See the website for more information.

EXHIBITION ‘RETRACE: SABINE PAGAN’

Retrace, is a solo exhibition by contemporary jewellery designer Sabine Pagan. The exhibition will feature rings, photographs and video extending Pagan’s ongoing investigation into themes of architectural environments, place, materiality and memories.

Sabine Pagan is a Swiss‐born Australian jewellery practitioner with a career spanning over 20 years. She has worked in both Switzerland and Australia as a practicing artist and academic, completing a practice‐based PhD in 2016. In 2017, she resumed her career as a full‐time artist, dividing her time between commissions and exhibitions.

Happening until Saturday 30 June from 10 am – 5 pm at the Craft ACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, Canberra.

See the website for more information.

A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES – AN EXHIBITION

A Tale of Two Villages tells the story of the Hall-Ginninderra district from Aboriginal times, through the early pioneer farming settlement at Palmerville and then Ginninderra, to the establishment of the village of Hall from 1881.

Happening from Saturday 21 April.

See the website for more information at the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre, Victoria Street, Hall.

‘The Inner Apartment’ exhibition of contemporary Australian Muslim art

The Inner Apartment’ – an exhibition of contemporary Australian Muslim art curated by Nur Shkembi will show at the Nishi Gallery.

‘The Inner Apartment’ is an exhibition of contemporary Australian Muslim art curated by Nur Shkembi that explores the fractured beauty of the sacred and the mundane. Featuring work by Shireen Taweel, Hoda Afshar and Leila El Rayes, ‘The Inner Apartment’ explores the ways in which ordinarily private, spiritual and deeply personal matters of the heart and mind have been turned inside-out and compelled into the public domain.

‘The Inner Apartment’ – showing at Nishi Gallery – is presented in association with the National Museum (NMA) of Australia’s exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’, and small selection of works will be on display in the NMA foyer.

Showing until Sunday 22 July. Gallery is open from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesday to Sunday at  Nishi Gallery.

Find more information via the website.

NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2018

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Showing until Sunday 17 June at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory,

See the website for more information, including tickets.

‘SO YOU MIGHT KNOW EACH OTHER’: FAITH AND CULTURE IN ISLAM

View intriguing objects — from clothing and ceremonial hangings to musical instruments, armour, precious manuscripts, ceramics and jewellery — that celebrate the achievements of Muslim people across the world, their daily lives, traditions and spirituality.

Featuring collections from the Vatican Anima Mundi Museum, the Sharjah Museums Authority and the National Museum of Australia.

Happening until Sunday 22 July from 9am–5pm at National Museum of Australia, 1 Lawson Crescent, Acton. Free entry.

Check out the website for more information.

FREE EXHIBITIONS AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Parliament House we are running a jam-packed program of events, including two free exhibitions.

Exhibition: Design in a decade – The Design in a Decade – The 1980s

Step back in time with the Parliament House Art Collection as we revisit the 1980’s. Bold colours and geometric shapes abound in celebration of a rich decade in Australian art, craft and design.

Location: Exhibition area, level 1.

THE ART OF SCIENCE: BAUDIN’S VOYAGERS 1800-1804

See exquisite illustrations of Australian animals and marine life as well as striking portraits of Aboriginal people, rare documents and hand-drawn maps from Nicolas Baudin’s expedition to Australia. Discover the ambitions behind this lavishly funded French voyage and experience a captivating fusion of art and science.

Happening until Sunday 24 June at National Museum of Australia, Acton Peninsula, Canberra.

See the website for more information.

EXPRESS YOURSELF

This collection exhibition draws attention to portraits of Australians whose unique life experiences symbolise social and cultural themes. The portraits attest to the facility of photographic portraiture to convey compelling psychological depth.

Happening until Friday 7 September 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

1968: CHANGING TIMES

Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll…and a missing prime minister.

1968 was momentous. A time of tumultuous world events, including the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.

At home in Australia, we struggled with the fallout from the December 1967 disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt and growing unrest about conscription for overseas military service.

From Hendrix’s blistering solos and far-out fashions to a swinging counter-culture, there was a strong sense that the world was rapidly changing. Where were we headed?

The opening of the National Library’s lakeside building in Canberra in August 1968 was a moment of national pride and achievement in the midst of this turbulent time.

Revisit the 1960s as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building’s opening, and reflect on what was happening in the world, in Australia and in Canberra at the time.

Showing until Sunday 12 August at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

ART DECO

Comprised entirely of works selected from the National Gallery of Australia’s collection, Art Deco presents superb examples of Australian vitalism, capturing Art Deco’s fascination with the meeting of art, architecture, and technology.

In the 1920s, Australian artists rebelled against the austerity of World War I to create images of an abundant nation filled with strong, youthful figures, capturing the vitalism of a nation reborn.

Technological advancements and urbanisation influenced the emergence of Art Deco: a new aesthetic in art, architecture, design and fashion.

Art Deco presents superb examples of Australian Vitalism, including Rayner Hoff’s architectural frieze Deluge – stampede of the lower gods 1927, Jean Broome-Norton’s Abundance 1934 and Napier Waller’s painting, I’ll put a girdle round about the earth 1933, which captures Art Deco’s fascination with the meeting of art, architecture and technology. 

Showing until Monday 31 December 2018, 7 days from 10am-5pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

For more information, see the website.

DEEDS NOT WORDS: THE BESSIE RISCHBIETH COLLECTION

National Library of Australia is proudly representing the opportunity to see the collection of Bessie Rischbieth, a prominent figure in Australian and international feminism.

During her stay in England in 1913, Bessie Rischbieth witnessed the whirlwind of the suffragettes’ struggle for the right to vote, which was then at its height.

Fascinated by the charisma of the suffragettes and their militant actions, she gathered memorabilia of the movement, building a collection of photographs, pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, suffrage periodicals, postcards and correspondence. She continued to grow the collection for the remainder of her life.

Rischbieth bequeathed this ‘living memorial’ to the National Library of Australia.

Free entry.

Showing until 19 August daily from 10 am to 5 pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

BEHIND THE LINES 2017: THE THREE RING CIRCUS 

Roll up, roll up to Behind the Lines 2017 and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle that is The Three-Ring Circus.

Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, The Three-Ring Circus captures a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top.

From postal votes and citizenship chaos to penalty rates and constitutional recognition, 2017 was a tumultuous year in politics. Its cavalcade of political characters and sensational events provided rich material for our nation’s cartoonists who continue to look behind the lines of the daily political sideshows to capture the spirit of our democracy in all its passion, scepticism and humour.

Behind the Lines 2017 is on now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Open 9 am – 5 pm. For more information, visit the website.

YES: THE ONGOING STORY OF THE 1967 REFERENDUM

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the Museum of Australian Democracy is launching a new, collaborative exhibition. Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum explores the journey of Australia’s most successful referendum campaign and asks what this far-reaching change means today.

This is a joint exhibition by the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and Reconciliation Australia.

Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum is open until Friday 25 May at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Open 9am – 5pm daily.

For more information visit the website.

EMERGING CONTEMPORARIES

Emerging Contemporaries is the Craft ACT National Award Exhibition for early career artists.

This exhibition plays a pivotal role in supporting and transitioning artists into professional practice and placing Australian artists in view of the national cultural collecting institutions, business and industry, and audience.

On display at CraftACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building.

Email [email protected] or call 6262 9333 for more information.

A Lifetime of Drawing Exhibition Opening

On Thursday 14 June at 6.00pm FORM Studio and Gallery warmly invites you to the opening reception A Lifetime Of Drawing by Sue Taylor. Entry is free. Exhibition runs 13 June – 4 July, open Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm. More information on the website.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

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