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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 March 2013

By 21 March, 2013

[ 22 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]

So what’s on this weekend? EVERYTHING. That’s what.

Where are you going this weekend?

25th Canberra Model Railway Expo this weekend

By 20 March, 2013

[ 23 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]

Do you like model trains?

If you do then I can assume one of two things about you:
1. You are my Grandad who reads this site daily despite living in Queeensland where none of the stories we put up here have any value. (Hi Grandad.)
2. You should head over to the 25th annual Canberra Model Railway [...]

The Village Festival descends on Canberra

By 19 March, 2013

[ 21 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]

Canberra’s festival season shows no sign of slowing down. The next big thing to step out into the city in the name of showing you a good time is the Village Festival.

From their website:
The Village is a beautiful, beguiling festival that exists to provide an intimate environment in which professional and non professional artists and [...]

Four Elements Festival adds to festival overload

By 14 March, 2013

[ 24 March, 2013; 2:30 pm; ]

If you weren’t already exhausted by the March of Madness the Centenary Folk have put out word on the Four Elements Festival by Lake George:

The Four Elements Festival started today, bringing the banks of Lake George to life in a regional multi-arts event at the Mirramu Creative Arts Centre.

The festival is proudly supported by the [...]

BMA offers nostalgia showcase!

By 6 March, 2013

[ 22 March, 2013 to 6 April, 2013. ]

This in from BMA Bossman Allan Sko:

A very good day to you, my dear John.

I hope this missive finds you in excellent spirits.

The purpose of this email is to personally invite your good self to the BMA Magazine At Street Level Exhibition launch. We have a proud 21 year history of murdering trees and pedaling [...]

Ollman’s Canberra coming to New Acton

By 6 March, 2013

[ 14 March, 2013 to 12 April, 2013. ]

Martyo has been sending us amazing photographs for some time now.

He’s just sent in the exciting news he’s putting on an exhibition:

Ollman’s Canberra

Martin left traditional film photography 20 years ago – moved out of photo-
journalism into computing and the internet and never looked back. Then, a year ago, he submerged himself in the digital [...]

Examine ‘Time’ at Belconnen Community Centre

By 28 February, 2013

[ 18 March, 2013 to 28 March, 2013. ]

The Belconnen Community Centre has just sent us a press release about “Time” a new exhibition on display from the 18th until the 28th of March.

The Belconnen Community Centre Gallery is open from 9–5 on week days throughout the exhibition period.
This exhibition’s theme of time is most appropriate as Belconnen Artists’ Network’s contribution to the [...]

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!
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

[ 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 [...]

Glebe Park to be “The Village” for the Centenary

By 7 August, 2012

[ 21 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]

The Centenary of Canberra is looking for artists to be part of their transformation of Glebe Park over the Canberra Day weekend next year.

Expressions of interest are now being sought from local artists to participate in The Village, an old-style travelling carnival set to transform Glebe Park from 21-24 March as part of Centenary of [...]

You Are Here locks in for 2013

By 12 June, 2012

[ 14 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]

The excellent You Are Here festival has announced next year’s dates for 10 days of mayhem.

And now, to business. The dates for the 2013 You Are Here festival have been confirmed, and we will be running from Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 March. Begin getting excited, we are.

Secondly, if you’re interested in being involved – [...]

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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