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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 November 2012

By 8 November, 2012

[ 9 November, 2012 to 11 November, 2012. ]

The year may be coming to a close but Canberra is a feverish hive of activity.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

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

By 2 November, 2012

[ 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 [...]

That’s You in the Corner. Art by Steve Roper @ The Front

By 31 October, 2012

[ 8 November, 2012 to 11 November, 2012. ]

This just in:

Canberra painter, drawer and sculptor, Steve Roper is topping off a huge 2012 with an exhibition of painting and sculpture at The Front Gallery and Café.

That’s You In The Corner! is a set of bright and quirky paintings and sculptures–incredibly engaging for the stories they tell and the glimpse they give of the [...]

November in the Phoenix

By 30 October, 2012

[ 1 November, 2012 to 30 November, 2012. ] Thursday 1st 9pm
Dahrnoir
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 [...]

Canberra International Film Festival kicking off

By 26 September, 2012

[ 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

[ 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

[ 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

[ 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

By 3 August, 2012

[ 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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