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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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NINE THINGS NOT TO MISS

The Royal Hartley High Tea and Fashion Parade

Hartley Lifecare is proud to introduce the inaugural High Tea and Fashion Parade to raise funds to support people with physical and complex disabilities. Victoria’s Models, along with some of Hartley’s clients, will be wearing the latest winter fashions from the fabulous Birdsnest online store. There will be live entertainment, a silent auction, photo booth and special tiara raffle to celebrate the Royal Wedding as well as a bar selling champagne, wine and soft drink.

Happening Sunday 8 July from 5 pm at Albert Hall, Yarralumla.

Find out more and purchase tickets on the Hartley Lifecare website.

Switzerland

Patricia Highsmith, the famous, and eccentric, author of The Talented Mr Ripley, and Carol is living in seclusion in Switzerland with just her books and antique guns for company. When she is visited by an eager and naive editor from her publishing house, who has been tasked with convincing her to write one last Ripley, a thrilling game begins.

But who is the hunter, and who is the prey?

From the company that brought you the critically acclaimed Playhouse Creatures, comes this brilliant production of Joanna Murray Smith’s taut psychological thriller. Starring Canberra’s own Karen Vickery (Winner Best Actress in a Leading Role in the 2014 Canberra Area Theatre Awards) and Lachlan Ruffy (Channel 9’s Quartermaine) it’s a rollercoaster ride that will take you right to the edge…

Happening 3-14 July at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic.

More information and tickets here.

MINI-MINTIES AT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT

Head along to the Mint for their new children’s program Mini-Minties. Join in the hands-on fun connected to this month’s theme ‘Our Australian Animals: The Sugar Glider’. There will be story time and the opportunity to craft your own sugar glider mask.

Mini-Minties is held on the first Friday of each month, with new themes monthly. The sessions are packed with exciting activities, including craft-making, storytelling, museum exploring and more.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and bookings are essential. Sessions are followed by a complimentary coffee for parents and guardians.

Happening Friday 6 July from 10.30am to 11.15am at the Royal Australian Mint. Tickets cost $10 per child and can be booked here.

This program is aimed at children aged between 4-6, however, children of all ages are welcome 

SKATING AT CANBERRA

The Skating At Festival will be returning to Canberra these winter school holidays offering a unique winter wonderland ice skating experience.

Now in its second year, Canberra’s Skating At pop-up ice-skating rink will be located in the city centre at Garema Place.

This affordable family-friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels as Skating At will offer something for everyone. The open-air ice rink offers a world-class family friendly entertainment precinct with magical lighting, music, fantastic rides including ice slides, jumping castles and delicious food and drink options.

Happening Friday 29 June – Sunday 22 July at Garema Place, Canberra City. Tickets cost between $10–$26pp.

See the website for times and further 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.

WARM TREES 2018

Each year the National Arboretum brightens up the cool winter with a colourful knitted installation. This year features New Zealand flora and fauna and includes a giant kiwi and groves of bright pohutukawa flowers. The warm trees will be wrapped in multicoloured scarves in many of the forest from the towering Himalayan Cedars, the Camden White Gums to the small bonsai trees. See the website for more details about knitting workshops held in the month of July.

Warm Trees is the combined effort of hundreds of knitters of all ages, in the ACT and all around Australia and overseas and is the largest knitted installation in the world. Brought to you by the Friends of the National Arboretum.

Happening until Friday 29 July from 9am–4pm daily at National Arboretum Canberra, 1 Forest Drive. Free entry.

Check out the website for more information.

CARTIER: THE EXHIBITION (FINAL MONTH)

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

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 until Friday 31 August at various locations around Canberra.

Check out the website for more information.

4th of July Brooklyn Gin Takeover

Black Market is celebrating all things USA this 4th of July. Hailing from New York City this handcrafted small batch gin is oh so versatile and one of our favourites. Unlike those using frozen or dried citrus in their production, Brooklyn Gin uses 100% fresh citrus peels and hand-cracked juniper to create a vibrant flavour profile.

Fresh, complex, and full of flavour, this little gem is good enough to drink on its own. This 4th of July Black Market will be serving up $10 Brooklyn Gin from 5 pm as well as a selection of cocktails crafted with this delicious American spirit.

Happening Wednesday 4 July from 5 pm at Black Market, inside A Baker, NewActon.

No cover charge although bookings are recommended. Book online now online or pop in on the night.

Glenfiddich Masterclass

Increase your whisky knowledge and sample some incredible single malts at the inaugural masterclass in The Molly Vault.

Made with extraordinary care and attention, each Glenfiddich Single Malt is a work of perfection and their range is renowned worldwide for quality and consistency.

You will enjoy a Glenfiddich Highball and charcuterie platters on arrival before Brand Ambassador Luke Sanderson guides you through a detailed tasting session.

Happening Wednesday 4 July from 6 pm to 8 pm. Tickets are $75 and bookings are essential as this exclusive masterclass has limited places.

Book now at www.molly.bar/bookings.

WIG & PEN DARKFEST

The Wig & Pen proudly presents Canberra’s only winter brewing event: Darkfest! This institutional Canberra event sees an almost complete tap takeover with dark, warming beers brewed especially to complement the Canberra cold. The two-week event launches on the Winter Solstice. Expect fairy lights, excellent music, good conversation, chilled atmosphere and, of course, incredible dark beer!

Happening until Thursday 5 July from 5pm–11pm daily at Wig & Pen Tavern & Brewery, Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, ANU. Free entry.

See the Facebook event for more details.

YALUMBA RARE & FINE WINE DINNER

A fine wine dinner presented by International Ambassador Jane Ferrari

Enjoy a three-course dinner, paired with six premium wines, and listen to Jane Ferrari as she tells the story of the heritage and culture of Yalumba and the Barossa and preaches the Yalumba gospel.

Throughout Barossa and Coonawarra, pockets of carefully tended vines have been hand-selected to provide the fruit for Yalumba’s very best and most sought-after wines. Crafted only when all the elements of viticulture and winemaking interact perfectly, their Rare & Fine wines are the very best examples of the varieties and blends that have found a natural home here in Australia during the past five generations.

Cost is $135 per person.

Happening Thursday 5 July from 6 pm at Marble and Grain, 25 Mort Street, Braddon. Bookings and more information on the website.

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.

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.

MUSIC, STAGE AND THEATRE 

Credit: Dominic Northcott.

Switzerland

Patricia Highsmith, the famous, and eccentric, author of The Talented Mr Ripley, and Carol is living in seclusion in Switzerland with just her books and antique guns for company. When she is visited by an eager and naive editor from her publishing house, who has been tasked with convincing her to write one last Ripley, a thrilling game begins.

But who is the hunter, and who is the prey?

From the company that brought you the critically acclaimed Playhouse Creatures, comes this brilliant production of Joanna Murray Smith’s taut psychological thriller. Starring Canberra’s own Karen Vickery (Winner Best Actress in a Leading Role in the 2014 Canberra Area Theatre Awards) and Lachlan Ruffy (Channel 9’s Quartermaine) it’s a rollercoaster ride that will take you right to the edge…

Happening 3-14 July at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic.

More information and tickets here.

BALKAN ELVIS

Part road movie, part redemption tale, part rock’n’roll musical, follow the exploits of Johnny Presley, the Balkan Elvis, as he searches for love, fame and fortune behind the iron curtain of communism. With stars in his eyes, Johnny leaves his village in the mountains and hits the road, but soon finds out it’s not all big concerts, movie deals and beautiful women.

The story of the Balkan Elvis reimagines the myth and the music of The American Elvis, looking behind the smokescreen of celebrity to find what is at the heart of the artist and the dream of freedom.

Festival favourite, Mikelangelo, gives the king an almighty transfusion, bringing him back to life in a way you’ve never seen before. Elvis hasn’t been this much outrageous fun since 1956 – uproarious, uplifting and dead sexy.

Happening Thursday 5 July at 8 pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit. See the website for ticketing and more information.

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL

Tony Award winning, Golden Globe nominated co-creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell takes the stage, singing songs from the ground-breaking rock musical and subversive cult film.

Regaling audiences between sets with intimate, eye-opening, and at times devilishly funny anecdotes, he invites audiences to share his personal experiences over two decades of living with Hedwig. In a real treat for hardcore fans and newcomers alike, he’ll also play new material from his upcoming musical podcast Anthem. So Canberra, ‘put on some makeup, turn on your eight track,’ it’s time to experience the original Hedwig.

Happening Wednesday 4 July at 7:30 pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit. See the website for ticketing and more information.

Circus Winter Wonderland

Circus Winter Wonderland is a family circus extravaganza taking over Le Petit Grand Theatre from July 7 to 22!

A 45-minute show packed with amazing acrobatics, stacks of silliness, perfect for children aged 3+ and the young at heart. This high energy circus show has been performed to massive crowds all over the country, a fun show packed with circus stunts and laughs for kids and adults alike.

Happening 7-22 July in Garema Place, Canberra City.

Find more information via the website.

Super Rats at Smith’s Alternative

Super Rats return to the friendly confines of Smith’s to present an evening of classic songs and dance tunes from the gypsy neighbourhoods (“mahala”) of Old Bucharest on July 6 from 7 pm.

Old, old but not yet weary songs about working all day and all night, stealing horses, and blaming your fickle heart for falling in love. Old tunes as crooked and curling as a gnarled branch in the forest covered once more with flowers. Exuberant tunes that revel in virtuosic speed like letting your horse gallop just because it wants to, ornamented all over with bright twists of intricate, sprightly melody. Supple oriental lines, shaped by centuries of commerce with the Turks, that suddenly take flight into long, lyrical phrases that surf over a churning engine of accompaniment.

Two decades spent exploring the musical back-roads and alleyways of darkest Romania have made “Super Rats” Canberra’s experts on this fascinating music.

Happening Friday 6 July from 6.30 pm at Smith’s Alternative, City.

Let them take you on a tour! Tickets $20, more information here.

MIMOSA DUO: ON THE TIP OF A VIOLIN BOW

The Mimosa Duo will perform an array of music from your greatest swinging dreams with classical interludes that will take you sailing away on the tip of a violin bow… and while you are riding the sound waves of your dreams your mind may just wander and recall music you heard from your trip to Cuba, France …or India … any of the world’s music arranged with love and care for the greatest instruments, the guitar and violin!

The Mimosa Duo released their third CD at the end of 2017 and are thrilled to be perform pieces from it just for you!

Mimosa is a Sydney born and bred, guitar and violin duo that is of international standard. Its members, Phoebe O’Shea and Morgan Haselden met whilst studying with scholarships at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music back in first decade of the new millennia.
They have gone on to tour all over the east coast of Australia and in on the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the rivers of inland France.

Admission to this concert is strictly by registration only.

Catch this performance on Sunday 8 July at 1:30pm at the High Court of Australia, Parkes. See the website for registration and more information.

FILM 

ESSENTIAL KARUISMAKIL SELECTED BY DAVID STRATTON

The NFSA, Sydney Film Festival, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) present a program of 10 essential films directed by the great Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki, curated by David Stratton.

Aki Kaurismäki is a master of the deadpan. Finland’s most celebrated filmmaker was born in the small town of Orimattila, north-east of Helsinki, in 1957 and as a young man discovered the films of Bresson, Ozu and Melville. He formed a production company, Villealfa (after Godard’s Alphaville) with his older brother, Miki, and directed his first film, Crime and Punishment, in 1983. He is the complete auteur, producing, directing, scripting and usually editing his films.

Happening until Wednesday 11 July at Arc Cinema, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Tickets cost $15pp.

Visit the website for more details.

FESTIVALS

EPIC ADVANCED DOG SPORTS EXTRAVAGANZA

EPIC Advanced Dog Sports Extravaganza Championship Shows returns for another year. The three-day event includes conformation shows along with a number of dog sport activities, bringing together hundreds of dogs, owners and breeders from across Australia, who will all compete for the highly prized title of ‘Best in Show’. Choosing the best canine in each class and event presents a daunting challenge for the judging panel, which will include international judges.

Happening from Saturday 7 July from 10 am- 4 pm at Exhibition Park in Canberra, 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.

MARKETS

 

OLD BUS DEPOT MARKETS- CREATIVE FIBRE

Creative types unite! Be inspired by the originality of the region’s most talented textile artists showcasing and selling their work at the Old Bus Depot Markets’ annual Creative Fibre. This day offers an excellent opportunity to engage with the textile artists who call the Canberra region home. You can see products and learn about the processes involved in designing, printing on fabric, creating mixed media homewares and wearable textiles, weaving, knitting, crocheting, hand dyeing fabric and more.

Happening on Sunday 8 July from 10am at the Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. 

Vinyl Lounge and Record Fair

The NFSA’s Vinyl Lounge presents its first Record Fair on July 6 from 5.30 pm! At Canberra’s favourite monthly gathering of analogue music lovers, there will also be a broad selection of contemporary music on sale.

This will be Canberra’s only record fair consisting entirely of local music aficionados opening up their private collections to those hunting for a bargain, or perhaps that elusive rare edition by their favourite band.

In addition to the Record Fair, regulars and newcomers can also enjoy the monthly Vinyl Lounge. Bring your favourite records, share your music stories and hear what’s spinning on the NFSA’s turntables this month.

Happening Friday 6 July from 5.30 pm at the National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

More information via the website.

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.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS 

AUSTRALIAN SENATE OCCASIONAL LECTURE

The Hon Minister Ken Wyatt MP, the Hon Linda Burney MP and Senator Patrick Dodson at a lecture to discuss parliamentary governance in this special Senate Occasional Lecture during NAIDOC Week.

Happening Friday 6 July at 12:15pm at Main Committee Room, Level 1, Australian Parliament House. See the website for more information.

1968: 50 YEARS ON

Join curators Dr Guy Hansen, Dr Grace Blakeley-Carroll and Dr Walter Kudrycz in their talk, 1968: 50 Years On’. They will discuss the making of the Library’s current exhibition, 1968: Changing Times, sharing their discoveries from the Library’s collections and revealing the challenges they faced in producing a history exhibition using just a single year as a frame of reference.

Stay on after the talk to enjoy refreshments and explore the exhibition.

Cost of entry is $20 (includes refreshments)

Happening Tuesday 3 July from 4 pm- 5:30 pm at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes. 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.

SPORT

Skating A Canberra

SKATING AT CANBERRA

The Skating At Festival will be returning to Canberra these winter school holidays offering a unique winter wonderland ice skating experience.

Now in its second year, Canberra’s Skating At pop-up ice-skating rink will be located in the city centre at Garema Place.

This affordable family-friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels as Skating At will offer something for everyone. The open-air ice rink offers a world-class family-friendly entertainment precinct with magical lighting, music, fantastic rides including ice slides, jumping castles and delicious food and drink options.

Happening until Sunday 22 July at Garema Place, Canberra City. Tickets cost between $10–$26pp.

See the website for times and further information.

Telstra Play Smart™ School Holiday Sport Clinic featuring Canberra Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker

Join Jarrod Croker this school holidays at Play Smart™!

Designed to inspire confidence, resilience and teamwork, Telstra Play Smart™ is a free, fun and interactive program for 12-16-year-olds taking place on July 9 from 4 pm. Practice rugby league skills with the NRL Canberra Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker & learn how to tackle bullying head on – with cyber safety experts PROJECT ROCKIT.

Happening Monday 9 July from 4 pm at Raiders Belconnen, Harwick Crescent, Holt.

Get your cleats on and register because places will fill fast!

Find more information here.

OUTDOORS

Credit: Martin Ollman

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 until Friday 31 August at various locations around Canberra.

Check out the website for more information.

SKATING AT CANBERRA 

The Skating At Festival will be returning to Canberra these winter school holidays offering a unique winter wonderland ice skating experience.

Now in its second year, Canberra’s Skating At pop-up ice-skating rink will be located in the city centre at Garema Place.

This affordable family-friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels as Skating At will offer something for everyone. The open-air ice rink offers a world-class family friendly entertainment precinct with magical lighting, music, fantastic rides including ice slides, jumping castles and delicious food and drink options.

Happening until Sunday 22 July at Garema Place, Canberra City. Tickets cost between $10–$26pp.

See the website for times and further information.

KIDS 

MINI-MINTIES AT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT

Head along to the Mint for their new children’s program Mini-Minties. Join in the hands-on fun connected to this month’s theme ‘Our Australian Animals: The Sugar Glider’. There will be story time and the opportunity to craft your own sugar glider mask.

Mini-Minties is held on the first Friday of each month, with new themes monthly. The sessions are packed with exciting activities, including craft-making, storytelling, museum exploring and more.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and bookings are essential. Sessions are followed by a complimentary coffee for parents and guardians.

Happening Friday 6 July from 10.30am to 11.15am at the Royal Australian Mint. Tickets cost $10 per child and can be booked here.

This program is aimed at children aged between 4-6, however, children of all ages are welcome.

Telstra Play Smart™ School Holiday Sport Clinic featuring Canberra Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker

Join Jarrod Croker this school holidays at Play Smart™!

Designed to inspire confidence, resilience and teamwork, Telstra Play Smart™ is a free, fun and interactive program for 12-16-year-olds taking place on July 9 from 4 pm. Practice rugby league skills with the NRL Canberra Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker & learn how to tackle bullying head on – with cyber safety experts PROJECT ROCKIT.

Happening Monday 9 July from 4 pm at Raiders Belconnen, Harwick Crescent, Holt.

Get your cleats on and register because places will fill fast!

Find more information here.

Miracle Babies Foundation NurtureGroup

Miracle Babies Foundation NurtureGroups are free play and support groups for families and carers who have experienced the birth of a premature or sick newborn.

NurtureGroup enables babies and children 0-6 years that have been challenged by prematurity or sickness to learn and develop through play in a fun and relaxed environment. The sessions provide an opportunity for parents and carers to meet, share stories, exchange ideas on parenting, tackle medical issues, build support networks and form friendships.

The NurtureGroup will take place at Palmerston Function Centre every fortnight commencing Monday 2 July from 10 am to 12 pm.

More information via Facebook.

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. Halo tiara 1934, platinum, round old- and baguette-cut diamonds
4 cm (height). Collection Cartier © Cartier. Photo: Nils Herrmann.

CARTIER: THE EXHIBITION (FINAL MONTH)

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.

CULTURE TO CATWALK

Culture to Catwalk showcases cultural adornment as the contemporary fashion of Indigenous women. This catwalk fashion event honours and connects with the NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ and our exhibition The National Picture. Ticket purchase includes a light snack, entertainment and tours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Galleries and The National Picture Exhibition.

Happening Friday 6 July at 6pm at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes. See the website for ticketing and 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.

Showing until Sunday 28 October from 10 am – 5 pm at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

 ‘SANCTUARY: A YEAR AT MULLIGANS FLAT’ EXHIBITION 

Sanctuary’ is an exhibition of paintings of the unique and vulnerable creatures who call Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary home, by emerging Canberran artist Emily Birks.

Emily uses ink or oil pastel to express the colour, pattern, and texture of fur and feathers while focusing on the animal itself. Her close connection to native wildlife through animal rescue and encounters as a wildlife carer have given her a desire to share with the viewer how lucky we are to live in Australia with these remarkable creatures.

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is a nature reserve in the north of Canberra that is restoring wildlife long-ago made extinct from the area by predators and land-clearing. A year-long artists residency allowed Emily create a series of paintings focussing on the particularly vulnerable animals that find sanctuary at Mulligans Flat.

This exhibition is for everyone who loves living in the ‘Bush Capital’. It is for those who love animals, art and science and have an interest in the nationally-important conservation work being done in our own ‘backyard’.

Happening until 22 July from 10am–4pm Thursdays to Sundays at Strathnairn Arts Gallery, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt. Free entry.

Visit the website for further details.

STUDIES WITH LIGHT: WORKS IN GLASS BY KIRSTIE REA AND LUCY PALMER

Canberra based artists Kirstie Rea and Lucy Palmer use glass for its transparency, fragility and optics, each exploring the concepts of seeing light and capturing a fleeting moment. In their upcoming exhibition the artists showcase their exceptional skill in their medium while further investigating their shared fascination with light.

Rea creates sculptural and photographic works that bring together her extensive technical glass making skills. The interplay of photographic imagery and layers of textured glass creates a feeling of gentle movement, capturing a moment in time, acting as a reminder of the motion of the body as it passes through the landscape, breathing in the surroundings.

Palmer creates small sculptural, coloured lens-like works which capture the light and quite literally change before your eyes as you move around. The interaction of glass and light compels the viewer to see the physical object and the refracted light that is created. These interactions are playful, mesmerising or delicate depending on the time of day or type of light.

Happening until Sunday 12 August at Suki and Hugh Gallery, 38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore, NSW.

Check out the website for more details.

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.

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.

 ‘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.

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.

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.

Showing until 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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