[ 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 [...]
[ 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. [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
[ 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). [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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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[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]