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Wall Works (a preview) – ANCA Art Gellery 7-22 December 2011

By 13 December 2011

[ 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 [...]

Elixir of Love. Comic opera at the ANU Arts Theatre

By 9 December 2011

[ 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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 December 2011

By 8 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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.

World of Women’s Cinema

By 2 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 December 2011 at 2:00 pm; 10 December 2011 at 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 [...]

Rare ANU fossils to be displayed at CMAG

By 2 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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.

Eco Christmas Market – Think & Shop Outside the Gift Box this Christmas!

By 30 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 10:00 am; ] 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 [...]

Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

By 25 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Eyes to the Sky, Knights of the Spatchcock, Point of View, Delinquent @ The Basement

By 18 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Location: The Basement Belconnen, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen, Australia

More info

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

The Basement Kitchen

Mudd Nicole O’brien

Mr. Fibby’s Excellently Disappointing Wireless Adventure Time! Kicks off on 2XX this weekend

By 17 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 November 2011 at 9:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 9:00 pm; 3 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 10 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 17 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; ]

Where do arts grants go?

Facebook has the details of one of the more accessible outcomes:



Join Mr. Fibby, [...]

Christmas Markets at EPIC

By 15 November 2011

[ 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 [...]

2011 Motorcyclists Toy Run

By 14 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 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 [...]

King O’Malley at CMAG

By 28 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

A New Horizon: Contemporary Chinese Art – a review of sorts

By 7 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

10 Centuries of manuscripts at the National Library. Handwritten

By 26 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

It’s the Renaisance for the summer blockbuster at the NGA

By 30 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Summer Rhythm festival finds a December date


[ 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.

2 Days of Great Bands and DJ’s, Camping, Markets.
“LIKE” Our page for competiotions and your chance [...]

Out of the West exhibition at the National Gallery


[ 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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