[ 2 March 2012 to 4 March 2012. ]
As the dark pall of a postponed Corinbank washes over us the question becomes, what to do in Canberra with a wet weekend you’ve completely cleared the schedule for?
Suggestions of things to see and do in the comments please.
[ 29 February 2012 to 30 June 2012. ]
FOYER GALLERY, National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton
Blizzards, radio waves, penguins, gramophone records and fi lm makers, this exhibition celebrates 100 years of Australian Antarctic Expeditions and the anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
[ 1 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ] “In A Band, It’s Always A Drama”
DATES: Thurs 1st, Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th, Sat 10th March 2012
TIME: 7:30 pm
Show length: 2 hours with 20mins interval
Tickets: $28 ($22 concession or groups of 5+or Impro ACT members)
Street Two – The Street Theatre (15 Childers St, Canberra City West)
Book on 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au
[ 1 March 2012 to 20 March 2012. ]
Bucking broncos and daring cowboys are set to steal the show at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre this March.
Buck’d Off is local photographer Grace Costa’s first solo photography exhibition and showcases a collection of 16 adrenalin filled images taken at rodeos around Canberra, Queanbeyan, Yass and Bungendore.
From bucking broncos and charging bulls, Ms Costa’s carefully selected [...]
[ 2 March 2012 to 18 March 2012. ]
With the Multicultural Festival retreating as a happy blur in our memories Andrew Barr has launched the Canberra Festival which will run in the first half of March.
Today I launched the 2012 Canberra Festival, a diverse ’I7-day program featuring more than 50 events to celebrate our city’s birthday.
This year’s Festival will be the [...]
[ 21 February 2012 to 9 March 2012. ]
This has come across my desk and looks worthwhile:
A debut exhibition of paintings by Imogen McKenzie
Imogen McKenzie is a Canberra based artist who explores the nature of addiction through the medium of abstract expressionism. With a background in drug abuse and recovery, she derives her inspiration from the endless cycle of chaos through [...]
[ 2 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ]
As part of the ENLIGHTEN festival over four nights Questacon — The National Science and Technology is offering exclusive after hours performances and talks. Tickets are priced from $10-$15 and are available for purchase through Ticketek.
Friday 2 March
Music Today – How do you play it that way?
Top Australian DJ/Producer Tom Piper Ministry of Sound [...]
[ 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. [...]
[ 2 March 2012; 3 March 2012; 9 March 2012; 10 March 2012; ]
The Enlighten festival website has been launched for the 2012 event.
In stark contrast to last year they’re downplaying the performers and there has been no helicopter arrival by ageing rock stars.
This is probably a good move. One suspects people will come for the lights and some good music as much as to see well past [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]