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ActewAGL putting on a BBQ for the Toast of Canberra

By 6 March, 2013

[ 12 March, 2013; 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. ]

ActewAGL have sent out word that they’re putting on a do on City Walk for the exact birthday of Canberra on 12 March:

ActewAGL, Principal Partner of the Centenary of Canberra, invites Canberrans to join in raising a toast for Canberra’s birthday at a free barbecue outside the ActewAGL Assist store on City Walk in [...]

Art of Nature at the CSIRO Discovery Centre

By 2 March, 2013

[ 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 [...]

Design 29: Creating a Capital at the National Archives

By 28 February, 2013

[ 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 [...]

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

[ 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 [...]

Parties at the Shops through March

By 18 February, 2013

[ 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!
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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

[ 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 [...]

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

[ 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

[ 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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