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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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14 THINGS NOT TO MISS

HerCanberra ACTIVE DAY

We might be in the midst of a frosty Canberra winter, but that won’t stop us from getting our sweat on!

What better way to get active than indoors, with like-minded women, amazing instructors, and, erm, sparkling wine? We’re bringing ACTIVE Day back for winter – and it has all that, and more.

After a packed ACTIVE Day in autumn, the HerCanberra team are bringing you a huge Sunday packed full of fitness fun from Cardio Trampolining to Sparkle and Stretch (yes, that’s yoga and sparkling wine) to Pilates and Cardio Kickboxing, our ACTIVE Day is the perfect way to catch up with friends or spend some quality time with yourself, while getting fit and trying new things.

Tickets start from $10 per session and are available to purchase via Eventbrite.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Happening Sunday 1 July from 10 am – 5 pm at the ANU Pop Up Village, University Avenue, Acton (on the ANU Campus).

See Eventbrite for more information.

The Winter Forage

The Forage, Canberra’s coolest street food festival is back with its very popular Winter event!

The team will be back at The Little National with new ideas, new vendors and more entertainment but with the same chilled out, street party vibes.

Grab your mates, family and dogs and wear your loosest pants!

Happening Saturday 30 April from 2 – 7 pm at the Little National Hotel, 17 National Circuit, Barton.

Find more information at theforage.com.au.

Ageing with confidence

Join Clear Complexions for an evening of bubbles and canapes and hear from Founder Suzie Hoitink as she educates and answers questions on how to rejuvenate your skin through cosmetic injectables.

The event will include education, live demonstrations, giveaways, exclusive offers and more!

Happening Wednesday 27 June from 6.30 pm at Clear Complexions Woden, Unit 4, Level One, Canberra Health Point, 16 Wilbow Street, Phillip.

Find more information and RSVP for your place here.

Westfield Woden Truffle Market Day

Westfield Woden’s Truffle Market Day will feature cooking demonstrations from local chefs, wine tastings, local market stalls, food sampling and free kids’ activities

This free event aims to make truffles accessible to everyone and showcase simple and delicious ways that people can include this special ingredient in their everyday cooking.

The market day will be the perfect day out for families to experience the festival with free kids’ activities, face painting, balloon bending as well as live cooking demonstrations and truffle masterclass sessions.

Happening Saturday 30 June from 9 am – 6 pm at Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip.

See the website for more information.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the winner of five Tony Awards® and seven Olivier Awards, including Best Play, Best Director and Best Design. Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs this “triumphant” (Sunday Telegraph, UK) adaptation by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens who brings Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill- equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit, takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

Featuring remarkable, immersive staging and a full British and Irish cast, this is a global theatrical phenomenon that simply must not be missed.

Happening Wednesday 27 June–Sunday 1 July at Canberra Theatre, Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra City. Tickets are between $89.90–$139.90pp.

See the website for times and further information.

PLUS500 BRUMBIES V HURRICANES 

The final regular season match of the campaign sees the Hurricanes sweep into Canberra. The New Zealanders have a stack of World class players including World Rugby Player of the Year Beauden Barrett.

The Brumbies Super Rugby hopes were ended at the Quarter Final stage by the Hurricanes last year so the boys will be eager to end the season on a high note. Don’t miss the pre-match entertainment when the Vets clash with the Navy Old Salts.

Happening Saturday 30 June from 7.45pm at GIO Stadium, Battye Street, Bruce.

For more details, check out the website.

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.

A Daring Pairing with The Pop Inn

To celebrate The Canberra Region Truffle FestivalThe Pop Inn will be hosting a series of Wine Pairing Masterclasses at Westfield Woden. Led by Kimberley Ohayon, creator of The Pop Inn by Wine Bar Co, this half-hour workshop explores the relationship between a great food and wine match.

Guests will be delighted as they experience elegant local wines paired with a mix of truffle infused cheeses and local chocolates. The matches will allow guests to explore the diversity of our region’s wines, as well let them experience firsthand the intricate interactions between the senses of smell and taste that create a magical food pairing.

Tickets are $15 + booking fee and include a 30-minute wine pairing workshop with three local wines and pairings.

Wine & chocolate pairing session times: 10.30AM & 11.30AM

Wine & cheese pairing session times: 1.30PM & 2.30PM

Masterclasses will be held in David Jones Court, Level 1 of Westfield Woden.

This is an over 18s event, please have identification ready upon arrival.

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 Saturday 30 June–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.

ROALD DAHL’S GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE

What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! Cleverly adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George’s Marvellous Medicine bounds off the page in a spectacular live show.

The award-winning team behind the multi-Helpmann Award nominated Australian production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts brings you this brand-new stage adaptation from the wacky mind of the World’s No.1 Storyteller.

Happening Thursday 28 June from 6.30pm & Saturday 30 June from 11am and 1pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra City. Tickets cost between $15–$25pp. (Transaction fee applies.)

See the website for more details.

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.

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.

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

Credit: Tim Bean Photography.

The Winter Forage

The Forage, Canberra’s coolest street food festival is back with its very popular Winter event!

The team will be back at The Little National with new ideas, new vendors and more entertainment but with the same chilled out, street party vibes.

Grab your mates, family and dogs and wear your loosest pants!

Happening Saturday 30 April from 2 – 7 pm at the Little National Hotel, 17 National Circuit, Barton.

Find more information at theforage.com.au.

Westfield Woden Truffle Market Day

Westfield Woden’s Truffle Market Day will feature cooking demonstrations from local chefs, wine tastings, local market stalls, food sampling and free kids’ activities

This free event aims to make truffles accessible to everyone and showcase simple and delicious ways that people can include this special ingredient in their everyday cooking.

The market day will be the perfect day out for families to experience the festival with free kids’ activities, face painting, balloon bending as well as live cooking demonstrations and truffle masterclass sessions.

Happening Saturday 30 June from 9 am – 6 pm at Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip.

See the website for more information.

A Daring Pairing with The Pop Inn

To celebrate The Canberra Region Truffle FestivalThe Pop Inn will be hosting a series of Wine Pairing Masterclasses at Westfield Woden. Led by Kimberley Ohayon, creator of The Pop Inn by Wine Bar Co, this half-hour workshop explores the relationship between a great food and wine match.

Guests will be delighted as they experience elegant local wines paired with a mix of truffle infused cheeses and local chocolates. The matches will allow guests to explore the diversity of our region’s wines, as well let them experience firsthand the intricate interactions between the senses of smell and taste that create a magical food pairing.

Tickets are $15 + booking fee and include a 30-minute wine pairing workshop with three local wines and pairings.

Wine & chocolate pairing session times: 10.30AM & 11.30AM

Wine & cheese pairing session times: 1.30PM & 2.30PM

Masterclasses will be held in David Jones Court, Level 1 of Westfield Woden.

This is an over 18s event, please have identification ready upon arrival.

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.

Girls Night Out Cocktail Class

Desperate for a night out with the girls but can’t coordinate a weekend where you’re all available?

Master the art of mixing the perfect cocktail from our award-winning team of bartenders and learn the tricks of the trade as you take part in the creation of some unique Highball cocktails. You’ll even get to jump behind the bar for a hands on experience as we guide you through creating your own cocktail from scratch.

Happening Wednesday 27 June at 6pm. $45 per person, bookings essential. More information here.

CAPITAL BREWING CO. POP-UP BAR AT NO. 10 RESTAURANT + BAR

No.10 Restaurant + Bar is excited to announce a special collaboration with Capital Brewing Co., to bring you a pop-up bar every Friday for a limited time only.

Kickstart the weekend with crisp beers on-tap from the home-grown heroes at Capital Brewing and a special mouth-watering burger menu by No.10 Restaurant + Bar for just $19. Live music sets from local artists from 4.30pm.

Happening until Friday 29 June from 4.30pm–9pm at No.10 Restaurant + Bar, 10 Bowes Street, Phillip.

Check out the website for more information.

SEAFOOD BUFFET AT MERCURE CANBERRA 

The Last Friday of each Month The Courtyard Restaurant at Mercure Canberra puts on a Seafood Feast with an all-you-can-eat Seafood Buffet. Delicious prawns, crab and steaming hot selections will line the buffet counter tops.

Happening Friday 29 June from 6pm–8pm at The Courtyard Restaurant – Mercure Canberra, 39 Limestone Avenue, Mercure Canberra, Braddon. Costs $70pp (includes a glass of house wine).

See the website for further details.

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.

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 

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the winner of five Tony Awards® and seven Olivier Awards, including Best Play, Best Director and Best Design. Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs this “triumphant” (Sunday Telegraph, UK) adaptation by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens who brings Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill- equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit, takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

Featuring remarkable, immersive staging and a full British and Irish cast, this is a global theatrical phenomenon that simply must not be missed.

Happening Wednesday 27 June–Sunday 1 July at Canberra Theatre, Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra City. Tickets are between $89.90–$139.90pp.

See the website for times and further information. 

FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT: AUSTRALIAN GIRLS CHOIR 

Enjoy a free lunchtime concert by the Australian Girls’ Choir (AGC) as part of their 20th National Tour as they perform classic songs and modern favourites. Founded in 1984 with 150 girls, the AGC has blossomed to over 5,500 girls currently in training across Australia. The girls perform with a vibrancy and energy that has been embraced by millions worldwide.

Happening Wednesday 27 June from 11.30am–12pm at Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Canberra City. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

JPY & THE ALL-STAR BAND THE VANDA & YOUNG SONGBOOK

John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda & Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations and the songs that gave Australia its unique soundtrack during the 60’s, 70’s and the 80’s, and still to this day.

With hits written for The Easybeats, AC/DC, Grace Jones, Ted Mulry, Vanda & Young’s own studio unit “Flash and the Pan”, to the wealth of hits written for John Paul Young, this show will have you up and dancin’.

Happening Friday 29 June from 8pm–12pm at Canberra Southern Cross Club – Woden, 92-96 Corinna Street, Phillip. Tickets cost $62.88pp.

Check out the website for more details.

CANBERRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA: CONCERTO

In June, the CYO 2018 Concerto Competition Winner, flautist Serena Ford will perform La Flûte de Pan by Jules Mouquet, with the Canberra Youth Orchestra. The Orchestra will also perform Australian works Running-Resting-Reeling by Sally Whitwell and Sonic Boom by Natalie Williams, as well as Mussorgsky’s iconic piece Pictures at an Exhibition.

Happening Saturday 30 June from 7.30pm–9.30pm at Llewellyn Hall, Building 100, ANU, William Herbert Place. Tickets between $20–$30pp.

Check out the website for further details.

ROALD DAHL’S GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE

What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! Cleverly adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George’s Marvellous Medicine bounds off the page in a spectacular live show.

The award-winning team behind the multi-Helpmann Award nominated Australian production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts brings you this brand-new stage adaptation from the wacky mind of the World’s No.1 Storyteller.

Happening Thursday 28 June from 6.30pm & Saturday 30 June from 11am and 1pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra City. Tickets cost between $15–$25pp. (Transaction fee applies.)

See the website for more details.

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET PRESENTS BEETHOVEN WIDMANN 

The spirit of Beethoven fuels this dramatic recital, juxtaposing the first and last of his masterful quartets.

In 1826, Beethoven’s personal life had descended into swirling chaos. But the majestic opus 135 Quartet he composed in that year gives no hint of it. The quartet is a miracle of transcendent beauty where Beethoven reconciles the competing sensibilities of classical order and radical Romanticism, to find consolation in the work’s restorative harmony.

German composer Jörg Widmann channels the spirit of Beethoven the innovator in a work of mischievous iconoclasm, transforming the driving rhythms of the seventh symphony into a startling tour-de-force of the art of performance.

Published in 1801, the first quartet announces Beethoven’s arrival as musical wunderkind of the new century. The young composer exhibits his command of the style of the master composers, Mozart and Haydn, and points forward to the ways he would transcend them.

Happening Sunday 1 July from 2pm at James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes. Tickets between $30–$75pp.

Check out the website for further details.

SEIZE THE DAY

Presented by the Shiny Bum Singers (Canberra’s own folk parody group), “Seize the Day” is a mock opera of two 40-minute acts that tells of a tumultuous day in the life of a group of workers in a public service department.

Follow the intrepid workers as they battle through the dilemmas of actually getting to work, and everything that goes wrong throughout the day (and the very long overnighter that follows!). From fire drills to audits, from system crashes to ministerial interference – it all happens. And of course, there are the office romances!

The icing on the cake is the announcement that as part of the budget announcement of further decentralisation of the public sector, their department is being moved…. to Crookwell!

This performance will benefit MyHome in Canberra, a charity aiming to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living with an enduring mental illness who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, or who live in unsuitable accommodation.

Happening Sunday 1 July from 2pm–4pm at School Hall, Holy Trinity Primary School, 18 Theodore Street, Curtin. Tickets cost $20pp and include afternoon tea.

Visit the website for 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 Friday 29 June–Wednesday 11 July at Arc Cinema, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Tickets cost $15pp.

Visit the website for more details.

FESTIVALS

The Winter Forage

The Forage, Canberra’s coolest street food festival is back with its very popular Winter event!

The team will be back at The Little National with new ideas, new vendors and more entertainment but with the same chilled out, street party vibes.

Grab your mates, family and dogs and wear your loosest pants!

Happening Saturday 30 April from 2 – 7 pm at the Little National Hotel, 17 National Circuit, Barton.

Find more information at theforage.com.au.

HerCanberra ACTIVE DAY

We might be in the midst of a frosty Canberra winter, but that won’t stop us from getting our sweat on!

What better way to get active than indoors, with like-minded women, amazing instructors, and, erm, sparkling wine? We’re bringing ACTIVE Day back for winter – and it has all that, and more.

After a packed ACTIVE Day in autumn, the HerCanberra team are bringing you a huge Sunday packed full of fitness fun from Cardio Trampolining to Sparkle and Stretch (yes, that’s yoga and sparkling wine) to Pilates and Cardio Kickboxing, our ACTIVE Day is the perfect way to catch up with friends or spend some quality time with yourself, while getting fit and trying new things.

Tickets start from $10 per session and are available to purchase via Eventbrite.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Happening Sunday 1 July from 10 am – 5 pm at the ANU Pop Up Village, University Avenue, Acton (on the ANU Campus).

See Eventbrite 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

Westfield Woden Truffle Market Day

Westfield Woden’s Truffle Market Day will feature cooking demonstrations from local chefs, wine tastings, local market stalls, food sampling and free kids’ activities

This free event aims to make truffles accessible to everyone and showcase simple and delicious ways that people can include this special ingredient in their everyday cooking.

The market day will be the perfect day out for families to experience the festival with free kids’ activities, face painting, balloon bending as well as live cooking demonstrations and truffle masterclass sessions.

Happening Saturday 30 June from 9 am – 6 pm at Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip.

See the website for more information.

The Winter Forage

The Forage, Canberra’s coolest street food festival is back with its very popular Winter event!

The team will be back at The Little National with new ideas, new vendors and more entertainment but with the same chilled out, street party vibes.

Grab your mates, family and dogs and wear your loosest pants!

Happening Saturday 30 April from 2 – 7 pm at the Little National Hotel, 17 National Circuit, Barton.

Find more information at theforage.com.au.

Midwinter Arts and Crafts Show

From 29 June to 1 July, the annual Midwinter Arts and Crafts Show will be held at Yarralumla Uniting Church Centre. On Friday 29 June it is open from 10am with a concert as well from 1pm. Official Opening at 6pm with short fashion parade featuring exhibits from the show, and refreshments served to all our guests. On Saturday 30 June the show opens at 10am and concerts start at 11am with well known Canberra Choirs featured including the Andante Andante Choir, the Canberra Community Choir and Gospel Folk. Concerts continue all day. Delicious refreshments on sale all day, with South African specialities. On Sunday 1 July the show opens to the public at 12 noon, with Concerts starting at 12.30 pm. The entertainment goes until close of show at 5pm. There is also a lace making demonstration in the afternoon.

Proceeds of the show are donated to community causes including  Companion House, Canberra Refugee Support, Paper works, Caring for Kiriwina, Red Nose appeal, and Safe Shelter

This is a wide ranging  show, with exhibitors from all over Canberra and district, showing a great variety of work, including paintings in all media, pottery, glasswork, cottage crafts, knitting, gourmet, hand painted silk, hand made chocolates and children’s garments.

Happening Saturday 30 June – Sunday 1 July at Yarralumla Uniting Church Centre.

YASS WINTER FAIR 

The Yass Winter Fair will be located at the Historical former home of Hamilton Hume, Cooma Cottage, Yass New South Wales.

Fun for all, it will include a range of stalls selling gourmet products, arts and crafts, historical displays, and refreshments.

It will also include the ever-popular horse and cart rides and a chance to get close to a Clydesdale and learn more about them from their handlers. So join in on the fun and bring the whole family out for an adventure.

Happening Saturday 30 June from 11am–3pm at Cooma Cottage, 756 Yass Valley Way, New South Wales.

Visit 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.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS 

HerCanberra ACTIVE DAY

We might be in the midst of a frosty Canberra winter, but that won’t stop us from getting our sweat on!

What better way to get active than indoors, with like-minded women, amazing instructors, and, erm, sparkling wine? We’re bringing ACTIVE Day back for winter – and it has all that, and more.

After a packed ACTIVE Day in autumn, the HerCanberra team are bringing you a huge Sunday packed full of fitness fun from Cardio Trampolining to Sparkle and Stretch (yes, that’s yoga and sparkling wine) to Pilates and Cardio Kickboxing, our ACTIVE Day is the perfect way to catch up with friends or spend some quality time with yourself, while getting fit and trying new things.

Tickets start from $10 per session and are available to purchase via Eventbrite.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Happening Sunday 1 July from 10 am – 5 pm at the ANU Pop Up Village, University Avenue, Acton (on the ANU Campus).

See Eventbrite for more information.

Ageing with confidence

Join Clear Complexions for an evening of bubbles and canapes and hear from Founder Suzie Hoitink as she educates and answers questions on how to rejuvenate your skin through cosmetic injectables.

The event will include education, live demonstrations, giveaways, exclusive offers and more!

Happening Wednesday 27 June from 6.30 pm at Clear Complexions Woden, Unit 4, Level One, Canberra Health Point, 16 Wilbow Street, Phillip.

Find more information and RSVP for your place here.

A Daring Pairing with The Pop Inn

To celebrate The Canberra Region Truffle FestivalThe Pop Inn will be hosting a series of Wine Pairing Masterclasses at Westfield Woden. Led by Kimberley Ohayon, creator of The Pop Inn by Wine Bar Co, this half-hour workshop explores the relationship between a great food and wine match.

Guests will be delighted as they experience elegant local wines paired with a mix of truffle infused cheeses and local chocolates. The matches will allow guests to explore the diversity of our region’s wines, as well let them experience firsthand the intricate interactions between the senses of smell and taste that create a magical food pairing.

Tickets are $15 + booking fee and include a 30-minute wine pairing workshop with three local wines and pairings.

Wine & chocolate pairing session times: 10.30AM & 11.30AM

Wine & cheese pairing session times: 1.30PM & 2.30PM

Masterclasses will be held in David Jones Court, Level 1 of Westfield Woden.

This is an over 18s event, please have identification ready upon arrival.

ANDREW SAYERS MEMORIAL LECTURE

‘It’s yours, with love.’

In 2015 Andrew Sayers painted Tim Bonyhady’s portrait, depicting the subject on a Viennese chair, then gave the painting to him. In the inaugural Andrew Sayers Memorial lecture, Bonyhady discusses their subsequent discovery of a remarkable precursor to the portrait – painted in Melbourne more than 125 years earlier – and examines the connections between the two paintings.

Happening Friday 29 June from 6pm–8pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Tickets between $30–$40pp.

See the website for further details.

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

PLUS500 BRUMBIES V HURRICANES

The final regular season match of the campaign sees the Hurricanes sweep into Canberra. The New Zealanders have a stack of World class players including World Rugby Player of the Year Beauden Barrett.

The Brumbies Super Rugby hopes were ended at the Quarter Final stage by the Hurricanes last year so the boys will be eager to end the season on a high note. Don’t miss the pre-match entertainment when the Vets clash with the Navy Old Salts.

Happening Saturday 30 June from 7.45pm at GIO Stadium, Battye Street, Bruce.

For more details, check out the website.

HerCanberra ACTIVE DAY

We might be in the midst of a frosty Canberra winter, but that won’t stop us from getting our sweat on!

What better way to get active than indoors, with like-minded women, amazing instructors, and, erm, sparkling wine? We’re bringing ACTIVE Day back for winter – and it has all that, and more.

After a packed ACTIVE Day in autumn, the HerCanberra team are bringing you a huge Sunday packed full of fitness fun from Cardio Trampolining to Sparkle and Stretch (yes, that’s yoga and sparkling wine) to Pilates and Cardio Kickboxing, our ACTIVE Day is the perfect way to catch up with friends or spend some quality time with yourself, while getting fit and trying new things.

Tickets start from $10 per session and are available to purchase via Eventbrite.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Happening Sunday 1 July from 10 am – 5 pm at the ANU Pop Up Village, University Avenue, Acton (on the ANU Campus).

See Eventbrite for more information.

FREEDOM OF ENTRY MARCH – HMAS HARMON AT QUEANBEYAN

As part of celebrating 75 years since it’s commissioning, Queanbeyan will bestow trust and confidence in HMAS Harman as part of the Freedom of Entry March.

During medieval times fortress walls afforded protection and citizens refused entry to armed groups unless they were sure that those arms would not be used against them. Hence the granting of permission to enter a city became the mark of trust and confidence.

The Freedom of Entry March is not to be missed and members of the public are encouraged to line the streets, particularly at the intersection of Crawford and Monaro Street. From this vantage point the Navy will be stopped by the NSW Police before being inspected by the Mayor.

Once entry is authorised, the marches continue to Queen Elizabeth II Park. At the conclusion of the Freedom of Entry March community members are welcome to join with the Navy at Queen Elizabeth II Park to hear performances from the Royal Navy Band and Queanbeyan and Canberra City Pipes and Drums. There will be food and coffee stalls at Queen Elizabeth II Park.

Happening Sunday 1 July from 10am–2.30pm at Queen Elizabeth II Park, 55 Collett Street, Queanbeyan, NSW. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

GIANTS NETBALL V ADELAIDE THUNDERBIRDS

Bringing Suncorp Super Netball to Canberra in 2018, GIANTS Netball take on the Adelaide Thunderbirds at the AIS Arena this July. With an unbeaten record at the AIS Arena, 2018 should be no different. Don your orange and show your support as the world’s best come to Australia’s Capital Territory.

Happening Sunday 1 July from 3pm–5pm at AIS Arena, Leverrier Street, Bruce.

See the website for more details.

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.

OUTDOORS

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 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.

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.

KIDS HIGH TEA & TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

First Edition Canberra has a “beary” exciting event coming your way… and can “bearly” control their excitement! Pack your favourite teddy bear, bring a rug and get ready for a Teddy Bear Picnic at First Edition Canberra.

Take some time out of your TEDDYous week and let your little ones indulge in the following:

– Kids high tea
– Face painting
– Teddy bear colouring in
– Teddy bear t-shirt decorating
– Tea party with your teddy bear
– Games
– Music and dancing
– And much more!

Mums and dads: enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, some delicious food and get ready for some cute photos of your little ones enjoying a tea party!

So, if you go out to the woods alone… you better bring your Teddy Bear!

Happening Monday 25 June from 11am–1pm at Level 1, First Edition Canberra, Novotel Canberra, 65 Northbourne Avenue. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $35 for children. Booking fee applies.

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.

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 Paris. Crocodile necklace 1975 special order, gold, yellow diamonds, emeralds, rubies 30 and 27.3 cm (length each) Collection Cartier © Cartier Photo Nils Herrmann Made as a special order for María Félix.

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.

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.

‘IN THESE HANDS’: MARA NYANGANGKA

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 10am–5pm daily at Craft ACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, Canberra City. Free entry.

Check out the website for more information.

‘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. Here jewellery is used as a conduit for speaking about our relationships to objects and environments and, in turn, about how their materiality and histories affect us.

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 10am–5pm daily at Craft ACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, Canberra City. Free entry.

See the website for more details.

JUNE DAILY PROGRAM @ NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE

In June take a journey through the spectacular world of cinematic special effects at the National Film and Sound Archive as they look at landmarks of film trickery – from Georges Méliès to Australia’s Animal Logic. These programs are free, change regularly and require no bookings. Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours and let us surprise you with treasures from the NFSA collection. Once you’ve had your fill, cross over to our Theatrette for Buried Country, an archival musical treat.

Happening until Saturday 30 June at National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Free entry.

Check out 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 Thursday 28 June – Sunday 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 Saturday 30 June – 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.

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

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.

Showing until Sunday 1 July, 2018 in the Strathnairn Woolshed Gallery.

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 10 am to 5 pm, or Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.

More information via the website.

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.

 ‘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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