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Design 29: Creating a Capital at the National Archives

By 28 February 2013
Design 29: Creating a Capital at the National Archives

[ 1 March 2013 to 8 September 2013. ]

In May 1912, the entrant 29 won the Federal Capital City Design Competition. This was of course Walter Burley Griffin, you’ve probably heard of him.

Design 29: Creating a Capital has collected a whole bunch of maps, paintings, and documents from the famous competition, including some pieces that have apparently not been displayed since the original [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 1 March 2013

By 28 February 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 1 March 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 3 March 2013. ]

It’s going to be wet and if we’re lucky it’s going to be wild.

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

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

March at the Phoenix

By 27 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ] This just in:

March

Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
Grandmaster Monk
No Hausfrau

Monday 4th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
The Bodies
Buck et Al.
Yes/No
Hayley Shone

Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub trivia

Thursday 7th 9pm
The Second Hand Salmon
Cannery Row
Josh Veneris

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Popstrangers
Bored Nothing
Bearhug

Monday 11th
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Bent Hent
The Bus Vipers
Vintage Vulva
Miss Terry

Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Andrew Galan’s Your Favourite Fictional Fascist Trivia

Thursday 14th [...]

Behind the Lines, political cartoons at the Museum of Australian Democracy

By 20 February 2013
Behind the Lines, political cartoons at the Museum of Australian Democracy

[ 20 February 2013 to 31 October 2013. ]

This looks like a good use of a Sunday Morning:

As the saying goes, a year is a long time in politics!

Behind the Lines 2012 looks back on the highs and lows of the political year through the eyes of Australia’s best cartoonists. Their observations of the personalities, parties and political power-plays are insightful, amusing [...]

Drink and Click does Enlighten

By 19 February 2013
Drink and Click does Enlighten

[ 2 March 2013; 6:00 pm; ]

This in from MartyO:

Drink and Click™ is simple: We meet at a bar to have a drink, talk about Photography/Social Media, laugh and have fun together. Then we move to another bar, take pictures in between… and repeat until the night is over!

more info – for http://drinkandclick.com/blog/

Parties at the Shops through March

By 18 February 2013
Parties at the Shops through March

[ 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ]

Facebook has word on a program of parties planned at local shops around Canberra in March for the centenary:

On 12 March 2013, Parties at the Shops events will be held all over Canberra to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday. Come and party with your neighbours!
Description
We’re pretty sure that Canberra must be the only city in [...]

Spiegel Garden program is out

By 11 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ] So it’s not the Spiegel Tent we’re getting, which explains some disquiet. It’s a Spiegel Garden. It might be in a tent too.

The Centenary team are letting it be known that the delayed program is now out.

Gosh! Robyn Archer in concert!

The programme – which runs from March 1st to 24th – includes such famous [...]

Kastom, the art of Vanuatu at the National Gallery

By 7 February 2013
Kastom, the art of Vanuatu at the National Gallery

[ 8 February 2013 to 16 June 2013. ]

The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition:

Vanuatu is very different from other Pacific nations. Traditional practices better known as Kastom remain strong even after a century of dual colonial religious influences. Kastom: Art of Vanuatu presents for the first time the unique collection of arts from this area held by the National Gallery [...]

More Canberrans give the gift of life in 2012

By 6 February 2013

[ 24 February 2013 to 3 March 2013. ] DonateLife ACT urge all Canberrans to discuss organ and tissue donation with their families
and to understand their decisions during DonateLife Week, which will be held on Sunday
24 February – Sunday 3 March 2013. One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of
ten or more people. So please have the conversation about organ and tissue [...]

Dinner en blanc for Enlighten

By 5 February 2013
Dinner en blanc for Enlighten

[ 2 March 2013; ]

Lisa Ridgley has popped up to let the world know that the Dinner en Blanc pop-up picnic is coming to Canberra for Enlighten.

Diner en Blanc, the pop-up picnic phenomenon that has been embraced by cities around the world, is coming to Canberra this March as part of Enlighten. Canberra will host its first Diner en [...]

Canberra Rep to bring us Calendar Girls

By 4 February 2013
Canberra Rep to bring us Calendar Girls

[ 15 February 2013 to 2 March 2013. ]

This in from Canberra Rep:

The first production for Rep’s 2013 season is Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls. Opening on 15 February, the production continues until 2 March at Theatre 3,
3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Catherine Hill the play is based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.

Based on [...]

Enlighten 2013 launched

By 1 February 2013
Enlighten 2013 launched

[ 1 March 2013 to 9 March 2013. ]

Andrew Barr has announced the launch of this year’s Enlighten festival:

Now in its third year, Enlighten captures the cultural and innovative essence of our city with free and ticketed events from 1 to 9 March. During Canberra’s centenary year the event promises to be more exciting than ever, with the final weekend of Enlighten leading [...]

But Once in a History at Parliament House. The Canberra origin story…

By 10 January 2013

[ 14 January 2013 to 3 April 2013. ] The Centenary team are letting people know about the foundation treasures of the city which are going on display at Parliament House:

Centenary of Canberra History and Heritage Advisor Dr David Headon today unveiled some of the treasures related to Canberra’s 1913 foundation stones and naming ceremonies.

Dr Headon acquired the items on loan from the [...]

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

By 2 November 2012
Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt at the War Memorial

[ 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 [...]

Toulouse-Lautrec the summer blockbuster for 2012-13

By 18 May 2012
Toulouse-Lautrec the summer blockbuster for 2012-13

[ 14 December 2012 to 2 April 2013. ]

The National Gallery has announced Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge is the big summer drawcard coming up.

‘The National Gallery of Australia is excited to bring together Australia’s first Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective exhibition, showing only in Canberra. Together with our own collection of works, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive insight into the artistic life of [...]

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