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Best of Canberra callout: Small galleries

By 25 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra and art go hand in hand, largely because of the city’s status as the Australian capital. The ACT is home to institutions showcasing art and artefacts for the nation, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum of Australia. [...]

Reconciliation week at The National Archives of Australia

By 25 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; 28 May 2016 at 11:00 am; 28 May 2016 at 2:00 pm; 30 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; 31 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; 1 June 2016 at 12:30 pm; 2 June 2016 at 12:30 pm; 3 June 2016 at 12:30 pm; ] We are proud of the Indigenous records in our collection so we’ve arranged free guided tours during Reconciliation Week to point out some of those on display.

You can hear the story of the Larrakia petition to the Queen that was torn in a scuffle when Indigenous people tried to present it to Princess Margaret during [...]

$460K spend on Canberra Theatre Centre security, major show

By 24 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The ACT Government has announced it will spend $410,000 in next month’s Budget to upgrade security at the Canberra Theatre Centre and commit a further $50,000 to promote the staging of a major show in Canberra.
The details of the major show are yet to be announced.
The security upgrades will allow the complex to host larger [...]

Celebrating a darker side of #CBR

By 24 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ latest art party, CANBERRA OBSCURA, is a celebration of  the ACT’s weirdest sounds and strangest stories.

Inspired by the atmosphere and tropes of the Australian gothic, CANBERRA OBSCURA will challenge perceptions of our urban surrounds and interrupt the everyday with an eerie and unsettling exploration of what lies beneath. You’ll never see [...]

contour 556: a public art festival for Canberra

By 23 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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contour 556 is Canberra’s new public art festival is to be staged from Friday 21st October to Sunday 13th November, 2016
The festival will feature the works of 50 local, national and international artists on display from the National Library of Australia, across the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden and Lake Burley Griffin foreshore, through Bowen Park to [...]

Walk in my shoes: digital stories by Muslim women in Canberra

By 23 May 2016
Muslim fashion bloggers Delina Darusman-Gala and Mya Arifin with a group of friends. 
Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski 
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

[ 4 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Enjoy a special screening of these remarkable stories and gain an insight into what it is like to be a Muslim woman in Canberra in the 21st century. Join Artistic Director Jenni Savigny and digital storyteller Sarwat Maqbool in conversation about this important project.

When: Saturday 4 June, 2.00pm
Where:National Archives of Australia, Cnr Queen Victoria Terrace [...]

Canberra visual arts have been Turnbulled

By 16 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last Friday 13th May was sad day, and very much a black Friday, for many in the arts across Australia. It was not simply that many small to medium organisations had lost all or most of their Australia Council funding. What made it hurt even more was the reasons for this drastic situation.
What was being [...]

A treat for your Mum for Mother’s Day

By 5 May 2016

[ 6 May 2016 to 8 May 2016. ] Carl Rafferty presents…

“An Affair to Remember” May 6/7/8 at Canberra’s Albert Hall

Special MOTHER’S DAY afternoon tea concert with scones and champagne and lots of other goodies! Sunday May 8.

You’ll love this celebration of the great love affairs from movies,history and opera. Will this be the most entertaining concert I’ve yet presented?

Let these wonderful tunes remind [...]

Book launch: George Huitker – Big Life

By 26 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

When | 6pm Tuesday 3 May Where | Radford College Senior School.

Big Life, published by Ginninderra Press, will be launched by Frank Fogliati, the principal 0f Black Mountain School, with some additional words by Radford Collegian, James Wanjura. Junk Sculpture will then perform a short set of Midnight Oil songs to conclude proceedings.

George Huitker was born [...]

Tell people what you really think: learn the fine art of letter writing

By 14 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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When was the last time you sat down with a pen and paper and mulled over exactly just the right word, the right phrase? Or what about the last time you received a letter addressed specifically for you that wasn’t a bill?
In an age where snapchatting and emojis reign supreme, the art of written correspondence [...]

Bunker Comedy returns for 2016 with Sydney double-header

By 7 April 2016

[ 14 May 2016; ] Righto folks, Bunker Comedy 2016 is back on May 14 with a double header featuring David Smeidt and special guest MC Sean Woodland. Smiedt has been delighting audiences around the country and overseas with his brand of warm inclusive comedy for over six years and is now one of Australia’s finest comedian MCs and corporate performers. [...]

Photography: Wei Leng Tay—The Other Shore

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 31 March 2016 to 15 July 2016. ]

An exhibition now at the ANU’s China In The World gallery.

Using the words from the pamphlet – the exhibition is about young Mainland Chinese who are moving to Hong Kong from all over China, leaving their homes because of family interests or in search of better education and career prospects. Such migrants fi­nd themselves in majority [...]

Secrets, stories, spaces: Behind The Scenes tour of the National Archives

By 27 March 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 April 2016 4:30 pm to 13 April 2016 5:30 pm. ] Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’. Suitable for families

April [...]

Enlighten artists unpaid but ‘ecstatic’ about mentorship opportunity

By 19 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Mark Kelly at Enlighten. Photo: Emma Kelly

The ACT Government has defended a program under which some of the artists involved in the creation of architectural projections in this year’s Enlighten program received mentoring and had their costs covered but were not paid for their artworks.
Four of the artists, Mark Kelly, Melinda Heal, Riley Post and Tianli Zu, were mentored by staff [...]

Exploring Canberra’s natural history

By 18 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra has a breathtaking beauty and diverse natural environment. You can see it from the top of Mt Ainslie, amongst the tracks winding Black Mountain and along the shores of Casuarina Sands or further afield in Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
The Bush Capital exhibition at the Canberra Museum and Gallery celebrates exactly this [...]

Visualising modern Australia – Presentation

By 17 March 2016

[ 13 May 2016 at 5:30 pm; ] What can the audio-visual materials of the National Archives of Australia tell us about social and political change in modern Australia? Frank Bongiorno, author of The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (2012) and The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (2015), will talk about how major changes public and private life during the 1960s and 1970s can be [...]

The Dismissal: fresh documents and revelations

By 17 March 2016

[ 7 May 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Speakers Corner

Join authors Troy Bramston and Paul Kelly in conversation about one of the most dramatic moments in our political history – the Dismissal. Fresh documents, revelations and new interviews will change your understanding of this event.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes

Saturday 7 May, 2pm

Free, bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-dismissal-fresh-documents-and-revelations-tickets-22510515558?aff=es2

Artist Nikki Main’s inspirations

By 17 March 2016
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[ 19 March 2016 at 11:00 am; ] Artist Floor Talk
Join glass artist Nikki Main in discussion about her inspirations and how they shape her unique work. View her Waterhouse Prize winning entry Flood Stones.
Saturday 19 March: 11am and 2pm
Free, bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/artist-floor-talk-nikki-main-tickets-22671211203

PuppetOOdle

By 17 March 2016

[ 13 April 2016 at 11:00 am; 13 April 2016 at 1:00 pm; 16 April 2016 at 11:00 am; 16 April 2016 at 1:00 pm; ] Have you ever seen a puppet create an artwork? Renowned puppeteer Marianne Mettes will be operating a cast of quirky puppets who create art with you!

A family show filled with fun and silly puppetry sketches – celebrating the art of puppetry that connects us with kids’ ABC TV shows of the 1960s and 1970s. Marianne’s [...]

Memorable characters from Canberra’s past – Speakers corner

By 17 March 2016

[ 10 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Join local author Jenny Horsfield in discussion about some of the remarkable and dedicated men and women who helped build Canberra in the early years. These pioneers feature in her new publication Building a City: CS Daley and the story of Canberra.
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes
Sunday 10 April, 2pm
Free, bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/speakers-corner-memorable-characters-from-canberras-past-tickets-22671981507?aff=es2

Connect with your nature – art display

By 17 March 2016
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[ 8 April 2016 to 14 May 2016. ] View works produced by artists Ruth Hingston and Jodie Hatcher during the Archives’Connect with your nature artist-in-residence program. A National Archives, Craft ACT and ACT Parks and Conservation Service project.
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes
Friday 8 April – Saturday 14 May 9am-5pm

Writing Masterclass – Beyond 1915 remembrance

By 17 March 2016

[ 2 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] Peace Works, a community writing project, is calling for contributions to a publication about the battlefront and homefront during World War I. This master class will assist you to prepare submissions for the November deadline. Funded by an Anzac Centenary Local Grant.
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes
Saturday 2 April, 9am–1pm
Free, bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/writing-masterclass-beyond 1915-remembrance-tickets-22671723736

Tuning In: ABC TV 1964-76

By 17 March 2016
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[ 8 April 2016 to 15 May 2016. ] Gather round the telly and bask in the glow of vintage ABC. From Play School to raunchy romps, Australian life reflected on screen

From the National Archives of Australia audiovisual collection.

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Pubs and Publishing (Noted Writers’ Festival)

By 16 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 19 March 2016; ]

Ever been on a pub crawl? A bar hop? An inn skip? A nightspot … stagger? Whatever your answer, it’s irrelevant, because Noted Writers’ Festival is running a ‘Lit Hop’ on Saturday 19 March, and no matter where you fall on pubs, bars or literature, you’re going to love it.

You’ll start the night at King [...]

Dancing in the Street (Noted Writers’ Festival)

By 14 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 March 2016 to 20 March 2016. ]

Ever looked at a book and thought, ‘You’re not living up to your potential. Lying around all day, taking up space. Go outside. Be an active member of society’?

We have. And what’s more, we’ve taken action.

We, by the way, are Noted Writers’ Festival. We’re taking place 16–20 March 2016, all our events are free, and [...]

Canberra Kuchipudi workshop series

By 23 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 6 March 2016; ] If you are interested in taking up Kuchipudi (South Indian dance) classes in Canberra, please come along to Sadhanalaya School of Arts interactive workshop and information session on 6 March!
No prior experience required!
Cost: $15
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/436993856491232/

Collecting Nostalgia

By 12 February 2016

[ 17 February 2016 to 24 April 2016. ] Official opening: 6pm, February 17
Dates: 18 February to 24 April 2016

Collecting Nostalgia explores ideas about collecting and art making, through the humble glass marble. Marbles can showcase great technical artistry, but they are also treasured objects imbued with memory. If you collected marbles as a child, you are not alone. Marbles embody a special sense of [...]

Marbles: Make, Play, Create

By 12 February 2016

[ 4 March 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Date: Friday 4 March
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $22 adult, $20 concession, $70 family of four
Did you ever collect and play marbles? Whatever happened to your cat-eyes, aggies and alleys? Take a trip down memory lane with the whole family at this Enlighten 2016 event.
Included in the ticket price:

entry to the exhibition, Collecting Nostalgia, and explore the art of marbles
see [...]

Neon Night

By 12 February 2016

[ 11 March 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Date: Friday 11 March
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $88 adult, $80 concession

Join the Canberra Glassworks for a curated tour of some of Canberra’s famous – and some of our more infamous (wink, wink) – neon.

Program Director Aimee Frodsham will provide an insightful commentary on the bus tour. as part of Enlighten 2016.

Ticket includes:

glass of wine and canapes on arrival
exclusive [...]

Advance notice: Public Art Festival – Contour 556

By 1 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 October 2016 to 13 November 2016. ] Advance notice for a Canberra Public Art Festival for later in 2016.

Contour 556 is to be a three-week public art festival in Canberra 21 October – 13 November 2016 on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin (and other locations).

The festival is to features fifty local, national and international artists, encompassing artworks, performances, sound installations, music, [...]

Photographs of 1930s China at ANU

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Exhibition notice: Photographs of 1930s China taken by Stanley O. Gregory
Another well curated photography exhibition at the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU).
From the website – To coincide with the exhibition ‘Celestial Empire‘ at the National Library of Australia, the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU) presents a selection of rarely [...]

A sculpture walk though Civic

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When reading the latest thought bubbles from the property lobby, it was difficult to avoid laughing out loud. In their quest to improve Civic business activity, the Civic property lobby has recommended that the ACT Government should hand over money to assist in the refurbishment of the Melbourne and Sydney buildings.
Let’s be clear — these [...]

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