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DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 January 2012

By 12 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 January 2012

[ 13 January 2012 to 15 January 2012. ]

The weather can’t get any colder and Canberrans are returning to normal life.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

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. [...]

Rare ANU fossils to be displayed at CMAG

By 2 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
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.

Canberra hosting Australian triathlon championships

By 1 December 2011

[ 18 December 2011 11:00 am to 29 January 2012 11:00 am. ] With Lake Burley Griffin being open for the first time in three years, Canberra will host an Australian triathlon championship and a World Championship qualifying race over the summer. 

On 18 December, the World Champs qualifier will be held over the Olympic distance (1500 metre swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) at Acton Ferry.  On 29 January, [...]

Skate in the city revived for summer

By 28 November 2011

[ 5 January 2012 to 6 February 2012. ] Canberra CBD Ltd announced an open air roller skating rink will be opened in Garema Place in the new year.

The rink will be open From 5 January, to 6 February in 2012.

The rink will feature roller discos, retro movie nights, and the seemingly obligatory roller derby.

The rink will be similar to the ice skating rink [...]

Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

By 25 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 [...]

King O’Malley at CMAG

By 28 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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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