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September at the Phoenix!

By 1 September 2013
September at the Phoenix!

[ 1 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. ]

This just in:

Monday 2nd September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Buck Et Al
Reptile Park
Strange Tourist

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 5th 9pm
Marji Curran
Positive Feedback Loop
Kid You Not

Saturday 7th 9:30pm
The Dunhill Blues
The King Hits
Bacon Cakes

Monday 9th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Nyash
Drumassault
Stenxh

Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema Presents
Shakespeare and his Publicist Trivia

Thursday 12th 9pm
Sun God Replica
Time [...]

DIY wotz on guide from the weekend of the 30 August 2013

By 29 August 2013
DIY wotz on guide from the weekend of the 30 August 2013

[ 30 August 2013 to 2 September 2013. ]

Gosh it’s almost the weekend!

Gee willikers!

Why does nobody say gee willikers anymore?

Ponder this, as you leave your suggestions for what to do this weekend in the comments below.

Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness at the Street

By 27 August 2013
Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness at the Street

[ 29 August 2013 to 8 September 2013. ]

The Street Theatre are putting on a show, as the Street Theatre often does.

Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness will feature music, political anthems, nursery rhymes, dance, and also romance.

Sounds pretty wonderful really.

In a Parisian café bar in 1932 we meet Bijou. She is one of the night people, captured in Brassai’s revealing photographs [...]

The Front Gig Guide 28th August 2013 – 11th September 2013

By 22 August 2013

[ 30 August 2013 to 11 September 2013. ] The Front Gallery have sent over a guide to their next two weeks of events:

30th August 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)

Canberra Poetry Slam: WORD INJECTION

In August the Canberra Poetry Slam features the Interstate Poets Jackson (WA) and Jennifer Compton (NSW), as well as launch the latest Burley Journal.
The night will commence with the Open Mike [...]

Science Fiction lands at the Canberra Contempory Art Space

By 15 August 2013
Science Fiction lands at the Canberra Contempory Art Space

[ 16 August 2013 to 28 September 2013. ]

Erica Seccombe is using the ANU’s 3D Microcomputed X-ray Tomography (XCT) unit to get some stunning and otherworldly images of everyone’s favorite backyard crustacean, the slater.

Erica’s work will be shown at her exhibition Science Fiction, opening this week at Canberra Contempory Arts Space.

The image data from the XCT was run through a computer program developed [...]

Exhibition of Kevin Gilbert’s works at Civic Library

By 29 July 2013

[ 5 August 2013 to 7 September 2013. ] From Monday 5th of August to Saturday the 7th September, Civic Library will be exhibiting the works of Wiradjuri artist Kevin Gilbert.

On display will be a collection of Kevin’s works, which will include oil paintings, lino prints, poetry, manuscripts, political works and photographic murals, many of which were unseen before this year.

Kevin was one [...]

Lichtenstein at the National Gallery

By 18 July 2013
Lichtenstein at the National Gallery

[ 20 July 2013 to 27 January 2014. ]

Roy Lichtenstein is seriously cool. And so are The Pixies. So I’m writing this review listening to The Pixies and I recommend you read it doing likewise.

If your life is so sad and pathetic as to have none of The Pixies music in it, then here; I’ve got some for you:

There you go, you owe [...]

2113: A Canberra Odyssey @ CMAG

By 1 July 2013

[ 13 July 2013 to 3 November 2013. ] A new exhibit at CMAG is throwing everything we know about how museums work out the window and is planning to show us artefacts from the future.

I suspect they may be fake.

The new exhibit will be open from the 13th of July to the 3rd November and you should absolutely go for a great many [...]

Turner from the Tate at the National Gallery. A review

By 30 May 2013
Turner from the Tate at the National Gallery. A review

[ 1 June 2013 to 8 September 2013. ]

Barcham and I went down to the media preview of the National Gallery’s upcoming blockbuster show Turner from The Tate, The Making of a Master this morning.

It didn’t really justify both of us going, we just both wanted to see it. We were not alone as it was one of the most well attended media [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Turner to be the Winter Blockbuster at the National Gallery

By 7 December 2012
Turner to be the Winter Blockbuster at the National Gallery

[ 1 June 2013 to 9 September 2013. ]

The official announcement is supposed to be at 10 this morning, but world+dog is reporting the National Gallery is putting on its first winter blockbuster in a decade and it’s going to be Turner. From Wikipedia:

Joseph Mallord William “J. M. W.” Turner, RA (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic [...]

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