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Waterhouse Natural Science art prize winners at National Archives

By 19 September 2013
Waterhouse Natural Science art prize winners at National Archives

[ 20 September 2013 to 10 October 2013. ]

The National Archives will be hosting the top 33 entries from the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize from the 20th of September. The competition explores science through art, and the National Archives is fortunate to be the only space outside of Adelaide to get the chance to host the works.

‘We’re delighted to partner with the [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 20th of September

By 19 September 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 20th of September

[ 19 September 2013 to 23 September 2013. ]

WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND!

I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.

There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.

DEMAND!

As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.

Explore the world’s embassies in Windows to the World

By 12 September 2013

[ 21 September 2013 to 13 October 2013. ] Andrew Barr just launched Windows to the World, a Centenary program in which visitors will be permitted to go explore Canberra’s embassies and high commissions.

Over four spring weekends from September 21-22, 33 missions will showcase their nation and culture to visitors.

This unique event could only happen in Canberra, where missions form part of the suburban [...]

Camel rides and other fun holiday things at the National Arboretum

By 12 September 2013
Camel rides and other fun holiday things at the National Arboretum

[ 23 September 2013 to 13 October 2013. ] CAMEL RIDES AT THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM!

Sorry I just really enjoy camel rides.

The National Arboretum is putting on a whole pile of events these school Holidays, including camel rides and a whole bunch of stuff that is not camel rides so I don’t care about it anymore.

The best part of the camel ride is the start [...]

The Front Gig Guide 11th to 25th of September

By 4 September 2013

[ 11 September 2013 to 25 September 2013. ] Those fine fellows at the Front have let us know what’s coming up with their gig guide.

11th September 2013: Wattleseed Pavlova (Comedy)
7.30pm
“Whether it be collecting Pez, gardening or relationship advice, we’ve got it covered with the ‘best’ of Australian radio.”
This show is an 8 episode digest of the “best” of Australian radio.
EPISODES 4 [...]

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 [...]

Create your own bonsai at the Arboretum

By 30 August 2013
Create your own bonsai at the Arboretum

[ 3 September 2013 to 24 September 2013. ]

Canberrans will have the opportunity to create their own bonsai plants this September as the National Arboretum hosts the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia.

Mr Miyagi created his own bonsais, and I’ve never found a situation where asking myself “What would Mr Miyagi do” didn’t lead me to the right course of action.

So I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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