[ 30 September, 2011 to 29 January, 2012. ]
Once again, the good burghers of Canberra are being treated to a spectacle of fine art from China. My first memory of Chinese art was when the Terracotta Warriors visited the National Gallery of Australia in about 1984. The NGA once again got the scoop with Inside Out: New Chinese Art in 2000 (the most [...]
[ 7 October, 2011 to 10 October, 2011. ]
Here we go Rioters, it’s your chance to impress members of your preferred gender with your wit and perspicacity!
Just tell us in the comments what’s worth seeing and doing around and in Canberra this weekend!
[ 29 September, 2011 to 9 October, 2011. ]
Claire Pendrigh’s exhibition entitled “BLOT” at Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka features a gorgeous meshing of surrealism, glam rock, eighties 3D forms, the space age and Rorschach… or just make of it what you will.
Pendrigh challenges the way we see abstraction with the abstract made figurative and the figurative abstracted.
Inkblots are embellished with glitter to [...]
[ 7 October, 2011 to 9 October, 2011. ] We’re letting you in on Canberra’s best kept secret: Canberra is the location for Australia’s biggest annual Irish set dancing event on 7-9th October at the Cook Neighbourhood Hall.
SET dancing is Irish social dancing with reel rhythm – it’s not Riverdance! Set dancing is couples dancing in a group of eight to great Irish [...]
[ 6 October, 2011 to 23 October, 2011. ]
Geoff from Lushpup is one of the most talented photographers in Canberra (and very generous in sharing his work with us.
He’s sent in this note about an upcoming exhibition at M16 Artspace featuring new works by printmaker and artist Nicci Haynes and himself which has certainly got me intrigued:
Just a quick note to invite [...]
[ 1 October, 2011 to 15 October, 2011. ]
No less a body then The Australian is taking a look that the new play by Alana Valentine opening at the Street Theatre on 1 October:
Canberra’s Street Theatre commissioned the award-winning playwright to create a work for local audiences. MP premieres on October 1, and its season coincides with parliament, so members can attend.
The fictional [...]
[ 7 October, 2011; 8:00 pm; ] Canberra Stadium are letting the world know that “the Qantas Socceroos will host Malaysia in an international friendly match in Canberra on Friday 7 October 2011 (8pm kick-off)”.
This will be the first time that the Qantas Socceroos have played Malaysia in Australia and the match will be used as a crucial build-up to the Qantas [...]
[ 7 October, 2011; 12:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Join Snowy Hydro SouthCare at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra for a luncheon that will mark the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
This fundraiser will include guest speeches from prominent Rugby figures that have represented their country at an elite level (including newly appointed Snowy Hydro SouthCare CEO Owen Finegan, Jeremy Paul and Stephen Larkham).
The event [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]