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1601, An Ephemeral Exhibition

By 15 December 2011
1601, An Ephemeral Exhibition

[ 17 December 2011 to 23 December 2011. ]

1601 is the name of a bare penthouse apartment perched high above the lake, as well as an ephemeral exhibition happening there this week.

In a concrete shell with sublime views hangs 50 works by prestigious local artists. Stacked on milk-crates and immersed in natural light, this industrial-style exhibition achieves three purposes:

- to exhibit and [...]

Behind the Lines at Museum of Australian Democracy

By 15 December 2011
Behind the Lines at Museum of Australian Democracy

[ 14 December 2011 to 29 March 2012. ]

The annual exhibit of political cartoons, Behind the Lines, opened yesterday at MAD.

This exhibition celebrates Australia’s wonderful tradition of political cartooning. Published in newspapers, journals and online, cartoons are part of the public record of a nation’s political life. Each cartoon is a snapshot of the major events and personalities of the last year. [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 16 December 2011

By 15 December 2011
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 16 December 2011

[ 16 December 2011 to 18 December 2011. ]

It’s not yet Christmas, and there’s plenty to see and do around town.

So over to you Rioters, what’s worth leaving the house for in Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

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

By 13 December 2011
Wall Works (a preview) - ANCA Art Gellery 7-22 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 [...]

Outdoor speed chess! 2011 ACTCA Rapidplay Championship

By 11 December 2011

[ 17 December 2011; ] Where: City Walk, Canberra City (outside Chicken Gourmet/King O’Malleys)
When: Saturday 17 December 2011
What time: 11:00 am start – register from 10:30am
Format: 7 round swiss
Time control: G/15m
Entry Fees: $10 ($5 for juniors)
Prizes: First prize minimum $100, other prizes based on total entries

For further info visit http://tinyurl.com/actchess

Maiden Oz: The Iron Maiden Tribute Show

By 9 December 2011
Maiden Oz: The Iron Maiden Tribute Show

[ 17 December 2011; 7:00 pm; ]

MAIDEN OZ: The Iron Maiden Tribute Show: Sat 17th December, The Transit Bar, Canberra City.

A huuuuuuuge night of Maiden, featuring all the classic hits, a few surprises, and a very special guest.

Tickets are available via moshtix http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=52902 or at the door (the venue only fits 200 punters -so get in early before it sells out). [...]

Rare ANU fossils to be displayed at CMAG

By 2 December 2011
Rare ANU fossils to be displayed at CMAG

[ 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.

Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

By 25 November 2011
Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

[ 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 [...]

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

By 17 November 2011
Mr. Fibby's Excellently Disappointing Wireless Adventure Time! Kicks off on 2XX this weekend

[ 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:

THIS EVENT IS FOR A RADIO SHOW RUN OVER SIX WEEKS — YOU CAN TUNE IN FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THROUGH MRFIBBY.COM OR BY STREAMING COMMUNITY RADIO 2XX 98.3FM!

FOR MORE INFO ON LAUNCH PARTY GO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=269876649714692

Join Mr. Fibby, [...]

King O’Malley at CMAG

By 28 October 2011
King O'Malley at CMAG

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

[ 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
10 Centuries of manuscripts at the National Library. Handwritten

[ 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
It's the Renaisance for the summer blockbuster at the NGA

[ 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 [...]

Out of the West exhibition at the National Gallery

By 24 March 2011
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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