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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 April 2011

By 14 April 2011
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 April 2011

[ 15 April 2011 to 17 April 2011. ]

Here comes the weekend.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Slow Art at the National Gallery

By 13 April 2011
Slow Art at the National Gallery

[ 16 April 2011; ]

The National Gallery has had enough of you philistines not taking the time to appreciate the true genius of the art works they go to the trouble of placing before you.

To that end they’re running Slow Art Canberra 2011 as part of a global Slow Art Day.

On average, a visitor spends 17 seconds or less [...]

Botanic Art Exhibition at the Botanic Gardens

By 12 April 2011
Botanic Art Exhibition at the Botanic Gardens

[ 13 April 2011 to 27 April 2011. ]

The Friends of the Botanic Gardens Art Group are giving notice that they have an exhibition running this month at the Gardens, with some works available for sale.

Landspeed spearheads International Record Store Day

By 10 April 2011
Landspeed spearheads International Record Store Day

[ 16 April 2011; ]

Faster Louder brings word that Garema Place’s Landspeed Records is going to play host to the Canberra leg of International Record Store Day.

For the first time ever, Canberra’s leading independent music store Landspeed Records is getting on board with a second-hand vinyl fair on Saturday 16 April.

The inaugural International Record Store Day has celebrated independently [...]

Dancing in Jane Austen’s shoes

By 1 April 2011
Dancing in Jane Austen's shoes

[ 14 April 2011 to 17 April 2011. ]

The Jane Austen Festival Australia is entering its 4th year. Although it still takes place over three days in the middle of April, and is still centered around the beautiful historic St John’s Church in Reid, the program has grown from a single stream to three simultaneous streams, making use of every hall and room [...]

Passages to Perception Exhibition

By 29 March 2011

[ 2 April 2011 to 17 April 2011. ] This exhibition at M16 Artspace is outstanding for its luminous colour.

It presents experiments by the artists in expressing the landscapes of south eastern NSW – principally Charlotte Pass, Rosedale Beach and Murramarang National Park.

Ross Andrews shows how varied and experimental watercolour can be. There are au premier coup, single, fast-paced attacks that execute the painting all at once. And there are systematic layers of foreground detail flooded into tiny peaks and contours of rock-like texture that can be enjoyed as infinitesimal micro-landscapes, in compositions that draw the eye toward the mid-picture colours.

Rick Cochrane borrows the gorgeous palette of Gustav Klimt to explore the colours of the Rosedale coastline and the Snowy Mountains. He finds genius loci of the landscape often takes over, making him a medium for its expression, via the sensuous qualities of his oil paint.

Canberra and region heritage festival 2011

By 21 March 2011
Canberra and region heritage festival 2011

[ 9 April 2011 to 24 April 2011. ]

The Heritage Festival is kicking off in April:

To celebrate our enthusiastic and committed event organisers have created a program that will have patrons thinking, exploring and rehashing their notion of design.

Festival highlights include a Rolls Royce Rally, the ever popular Jane Austen Festival and a series of National Trust expert led guided tours.

For families there [...]

Varilaku – Pacific arts from the Solomon Islands at the NGA

By 18 February 2011
Varilaku - Pacific arts from the Solomon Islands at the NGA

[ 24 February 2011 to 29 May 2011. ]

The National Gallery is giving warning that next week they’re starting up an exhibition of art from the Solomon Islands:

Before World War II there was a period of peace in the Solomon Islands beginning with the 1893 establishment of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Prior to this era, particularly in the Western Solomon Islands, [...]

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