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Infinite Horizons. Fred Williams retrospective at the National Gallery

By 11 August, 2011

[ 12 August, 2011 to 6 November, 2011. ]

The National Gallery is kicking off a new exhibition tomorrow showcasing the work of Fred Williams.

Fred Williams is one of Australia’s greatest painters. He created a highly original and distinctive way of seeing the Australian landscape and was passionate about the painting process itself. This is the first major retrospective of Williams’ work in [...]

Diy wotz on guide for the weekend of 12 August 2011

By 11 August, 2011

[ 12 August, 2011 to 14 August, 2011. ]

A wet miserable weekend looms.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra to lighten our spirits?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments!

Dinosaur petting zoo!

By 9 August, 2011

[ 12 August, 2011 to 14 August, 2011. ]

The CSIRO has been in touch to let us know about activities for National Science Week.

But the thing that really fired the imaginations up here in the Eagle’s Nest was the promise of a Dinosaur Petting Zoo* at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

The show is being put on by the Erth puppetry troop.

* disappointingly puppet based, [...]

The 2011 Science Scramble

By 8 August, 2011

[ 12 August, 2011 to 22 August, 2011. ]

The CSIRO is letting you know about the Great Canberra Science Scramble kicking off on 12 August.

The Science Scramble encourages people to get out and explore some of the many little-known aspects of science and technology in the national capital. Created especially for the Canberra community, the event features 4 separate challenges suitable for people [...]

Monstrosity at Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Manuka

By 6 August, 2011

[ 4 August, 2011 to 14 August, 2011. ]

Artists Michelle Day, Bev Bruen and Julie Monro-Aliso present their beautiful yet unnerving and terrifying works composed of natural, organic, antique and abject materials in an exhibition entitled Monstrosity at Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Manuka. Works include objects, installation and painting.

Wandering around the art works I feel like I’m viewing the private collection of a strange [...]

Life x 3 at Theatre 3

By 1 August, 2011

[ 4 August, 2011 to 20 August, 2011. ]

Canberra Rep has sent this in for your edification:


Yasmina Reza’s Life x 3, directed by Garry Fry, opens on 5 August and continues until 20 August at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.
Reza’s insightful script explores how chance, with its impact upon our actions and behaviour, changes everything.

You are invited—from three different perspectives—into [...]

Canberrang – Canberra’s Festival of Swing

By 25 July, 2011

[ 11 August, 2011 to 14 August, 2011. ] Canberrang 2011 – Swingin’ cities USA

Jazz, big band sounds and swing dancing take over the capital again with ‘Canberrang’: Canberra’s annual festival of swing, taking place from the 11th to the 14th of August.??Over 4 nights and 3 days, swing dancers from all over Australia (and overseas) will take to the streets of Canberra in [...]

Out of the West exhibition at the National Gallery

By 24 March, 2011

[ 8 July, 2011 to 1 April, 2012. ]

The National Gallery have announced their next exhibition “Out of the West”:

Out of the West is the first survey exhibition outside Western Australia to present a large sample of artists from the past to the present from Western Australia. It takes a unique look at the art from Western Australia from pre-settlement until today.

The works [...]


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