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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 3 February 2012

By 2 February, 2012

[ 3 February, 2012 to 5 February, 2012. ]

Summer appears to have deserted us, but there’s still a weekend to be revelled in.

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

Let us know in the comments.

Jerrabomberra Wetlands family fun day

By 24 January, 2012

[ 5 February, 2012; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Territory And Municipal Services have an interesting piece on their plans celebrate World Wetlands Day:

Free children’s activities include a jumping castle, face painters, balloons, parachute games, a patting zoo and the largest ibis bird you’ll ever see.

Take a walk through the wetlands and enjoy unique wildlife in their natural habitat. Bring your binoculars to [...]

Behind the Lines at Museum of Australian Democracy

By 15 December, 2011

[ 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

[ 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.

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

[ 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

[ 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 [...]

10 Centuries of manuscripts at the National Library. Handwritten

By 26 September, 2011

[ 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

[ 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

[ 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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