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Morris Cars take over Canberra

By 17 April, 2013

[ 19 April, 2013 to 22 April, 2013. ]

There’s more than one centenary to celebrate this year, with the Morris 100 Canberra Celebration and Tour set to mark 100 years since the first Morris car left the factory In Oxford, England.

This weekend, anyone with an interest in cars built by William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, can celebrate not only the Centenary of Canberra [...]

April at The Phoenix

By 1 April, 2013

[ 1 April, 2013 to 30 April, 2013. ] This just in:

Monday 1st 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Reptile Park
The Burley Griffin
Magic Rob Universe
Briony Wills

Tuesday 2nd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 4th 9pm
Ten Volt Shock (Germany)
Revellers

Saturday 6th 9:30pm
Pat Capocci
The Fuelers

Monday 8th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Party Gravy
Nozl
Moon Landing
Kid of Harith

Tuesday 9th 7:30pm
Tye and Damien’s “The Moving Image” Trivia

Thursday 11th 9pm
Machina Genova
Mark My [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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