[ 9 March 2013 to 11 March 2013. ]
Paul McDermott is one proud ex-Canberran who isn’t afraid to do his bit to stick up for the city.
“I never think stereotypical criticism is a bad thing—it’s what comedians thrive on,” Paul said. “I find it all comical, almost like fighting fish in a tank, but I have exploited it over the years. Canberra cops [...]
[ 8 March 2013 to 11 March 2013. ]
It’s here! Can you feel the excitement? It’s the Canberra Day long weekend!
What’s worth seeing and doing around this extraordinary city this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 9 March 2013 to 20 March 2013. ]
Word has gone forth about The Art of Nature Exhibition at the CSIRO this month:
Works of art featuring birds, beetles, bugs, botanical specimens and beyond, can be seen in this colourful and dynamic exhibition. Established over 14 years ago in Canberra, WABA’s goal is to bring artists, scientists and environmentalists together to promote an appreciation [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ] This just in:
Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
Monday 4th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Buck et Al.
Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub trivia
Thursday 7th 9pm
The Second Hand Salmon
Saturday 9th 9:30pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
The Bus Vipers
Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Andrew Galan’s Your Favourite Fictional Fascist Trivia
Thursday 14th [...]
[ 10 March 2013 at 7:30 pm; ] Word reaches us of a collaboration between the Spiegel Garden and the National Film and Sound Archive:
Imagining The Capital: Canberra on Film is a free programme of Canberra-related memories, which will be presented by The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia on March 10 from 7.30pm.
The magical evening – set in the beautiful [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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!
We’re pretty sure that Canberra must be the only city in [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]