[ 7 December, 2011 12:00 pm to 22 December, 2011 11:00 am. ] Last week I was given a heads-up by an artist friend about an exhibition on at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA) Gallery in Dickson. Apparently ANCA are repainting the gallery over the new year period and have invited a select group of artists to use the walls of the gallery [...]
[ 9 December, 2011 to 11 December, 2011. ]
The Canberra Opera Workshop is putting on a performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s Elixir of Love this weekend.
Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love), written in 1832, will be set in a mid C19th Italian village.
It is customary, even expected, that C21st productions of classics should relocate or update their settings. Our decision to [...]
[ 9 December, 2011 to 11 December, 2011. ]
The year draws to a close, the students are heading home, but the Christmas festivities are just hotting up.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 3 December, 2011; 2:00 pm; 10 December, 2011; 2:00 pm; ]
The National Film & Sound Archive has announced their “World of Women Film Festival”
The World of Women Film Festival touring program, now in its 17th year, returns to Arc Cinema this fortnight, presenting the best short films made by Australian women filmmakers. It’s a rare opportunity for Canberra audiences to see this year’s selection of [...]
[ 3 December, 2011 to 26 February, 2012. ]
The ANU is letting us know a collection of their rare fossils will be on display at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.
The fossils come from the ANU’s collection and were gathered from the Wee Jasper area.
The exhibition will run from 3 December to 26 February next year.
[ 10 December, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can give a little too much away.
The Canberra Environment Centre’s inaugural Eco Christmas Market will be taking place on Saturday 10th December from 10am – 4pm at the Canberra Environment Centre (Cnr Lawson Cres & Lennox Crossing, Acton, by the National Museum), and is [...]
[ 25 November, 2011 to 4 March, 2012. ]
The National Portrait Gallery has announced their new exhibition: Impressions: Painting light and life.
At what point does an artist’s ‘impression’ of colour, light and form become a work sufficiently finished to show to someone else? At what point does an ‘impression’ of a certain look on a certain face become a portrait of a [...]
[ 10 December, 2011; 8:00 pm; ] Location: The Basement Belconnen, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen, Australia
18+ ID required
8pm doors open for 9pm start
Pool, drinks and great music! There also is a kitchen there for those needing solids
9pm Delinquent (Nowra)
10pm Eyes to the Sky
11pm Knights of the Spatchcock
12am Point of View
The Basement Kitchen
Mudd Nicole O’brien
[ 19 November, 2011; 9:00 pm; 26 November, 2011; 9:00 pm; 3 December, 2011; 9:00 pm; 10 December, 2011; 9:00 pm; 17 December, 2011; 9:00 pm; ]
Where do arts grants go?
Facebook has the details of one of the more accessible outcomes:
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[ 9 December, 2011 to 11 December, 2011. ] For those with the chrimbo bug I’ve had a media release in which is likely to intrigue:
Immerse yourself in everything festive from 9-17 December 2011 at the Capital’s first ever Christmas Markets, to be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra.
For the first time, Canberrans will be able to celebrate Christmas in the spirit of Europe’s [...]
[ 10 December, 2011; 8:30 am; ] The Motorcycle Riders Association has announced their 2011 Toy Run.
Toy Run is back and we need you to make it bigger and better than any other. 31 years of raising money and donating goods for those in need at Christmas. This is an historic event so please be part of it and get [...]
[ 29 October, 2011 to 4 March, 2012. ]
If not for King O’Malley we could all be in Deniliquin right now.
So it should be of some interest that the titan of Federation politics is getting his first museum exhibition, at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.
Few politicians in Australia’s history have been as colourful, and none so enigmatic, as King O’Malley. O’Malley [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 26 November, 2011 to 18 March, 2012. ]
There’s very little on the National Library’s website about this yet but Andrew Barr has announced that he’s spending $200,000 promoting a pretty amazing sounding exhibition of handwritten manuscripts at the National Library:
The Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript – Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin exhibition will feature manuscripts, letters, sketches and musical scores handwritten [...]
[ 9 December, 2011 to 9 April, 2012. ]
The National Gallery has unveiled its big summer series and it’s the works of the Accademia Carrara.
This unique exhibition offers audiences an unparalleled chance to see Early and High Renaissance paintings by some of the greatest European artists. Raphael, Botticelli, Bellini and Titian are represented among an amazing gamut of talent and creative splendour. More [...]
[ 9 December, 2011 to 10 December, 2011. ]
Summer Rhythm filled a Corinbank shaped hole this February just gone out at the Goolabri resort.
Facebook now informs us that it’s going for a double in 2011 with the next instalment taking place on 9-10 December.
SUMMER RHYTHM CANBERRA
2 Days of Great Bands and DJ’s, Camping, Markets.
“LIKE” Our page for competiotions and your chance [...]
[ 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 [...]