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Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt at the War Memorial

By 2 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 November 2012 to 31 July 2013. ]

An intriguing exhibition up on the War Memorial website:

The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the [...]

November in the Phoenix

By 30 October 2012

[ 1 November 2012 to 30 November 2012. ] Thursday 1st 9pm
Space Party
Dylan Hekimian

Saturday 3rd 9:30pm
Suzie Stapleton (Melb)

Monday 5th 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
The Gordons
Jake and Ange
The New Gods of Thunder
Buck et al

Tuesday 6th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Quiz

Wednesday 7th 9pm
Mojo Juju (Melb)
The King Hits

Thursday 8th 9pm
Too Soon! (Melb)
Super Best Friends
Bent Hen
Thrown Up

Saturday 10th 9:30pm
Elliot The Bull (Newcastle)

Sunday 11th 8pm
The Barons of Tang (Melb)

Monday [...]

Circus For Life Festival

By 16 October 2012

[ 19 October 2012 to 10 November 2012. ] It is three days from the beginning of Canberra’s very own circus festival, Circus for Life! The festival opens this Friday night, at Warehouse Circus HQ in Chifley, with, the productions Around the World (Circus Style) and Mad as a Hatter.

Around the World (Circus Style) is a magical globe-trotting journey around the wonders of the [...]

Australia-China at forty: a stretch of the imagination

By 14 October 2012

[ 1 November 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] Dr Stephen FitzGerald will discuss issues for Australia within the over-arching Australia-China relationship: the leadership of ideas, strategic views, public policy debate and decision-making, including decisions about the US that affect Australia’s relations with China. He suggests it will take a stretch of the imagination for Australia to have a real view of political China [...]

Canberra International Film Festival kicking off

By 26 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]

The Canberra International Film Festival has had its big launch at Dendy this morning, in anticipation of running from 31 October.

Sixty of the best films from around the world including winners at the Cannes, Berlin and Venice film festivals will come to Canberra for this year’s 16th Canberra International Film Festival.

Throw in 14 Australian premieres, [...]

The Waterhouse Prize at the National Archives

By 21 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 September 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]

Your correspondent was invited to the launch of the Waterhouse Prize last night at the National Archives and duly trotted along to see what it’s all about.

The Waterhouse Natural History Art prize describes itself thusly:

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize™ is Australia’s richest prize for natural history art, boasting a total prize pool of [...]

Divine worlds, Indian paintings at the National Gallery

By 31 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 September 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]

The National Gallery is giving notice of their new exhibition of Indian painting:

Divine worlds brings together masterpieces of Indian painting from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Dating from the 15th to the 20th century, the paintings range from exquisite intimate miniatures to vast hunting scenes, monumental pilgrimage maps and brilliantly coloured devotional [...]

Sydney Long, The Spirit of the Land at the National Gallery

By 16 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 August 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]

The National Gallery have announced their latest exhibition:

The National Gallery of Australia today opened Sydney Long The Spirit of the Land, the first major gallery retrospective of this important Australian artist. Sydney Long is Australia’s foremost Art Nouveau artist and created a highly distinctive style which often depicted the Australian landscape as haunting and mysterious, [...]

Local Feats, a retrospective of local feature films 1971-2010


[ 16 August 2012 to 20 December 2012. ]

This in from New Acton and sounding very interesting:

Local Feats is a retrospective of local feature films made in Canberra between 1971 and 2010.

Starting 1971, screened from an old 16mm projector, we will travel through the years each fortnight with the director and one of his/her short films. After a talk and the screenings, the [...]

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