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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
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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
Jodie Hatcher

[ 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
Lit Hop Fresh Start

[ 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 [...]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Masquerade at the Albert Hall!

By 29 December 2015
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[ 31 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Ring in the New Year with Canberra Salon Orchestra. This event is sure to be a bit!

Performing classical favourites and Viennese Waltzes.

Prizes for the best dressed couple and the best Venetian Mask.

Doors open at 8pm. Music and dancing from 8.30pm.

When: 31st of December. Doors open at 8pm.
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla
Tickets: From [...]

School Holiday Workshops @ The National Archives of Australia

By 22 December 2015

[ 11 January 2016 to 15 January 2016. ] School Holiday Workshops
Learn some new tricks or a secret skill from the experts! Join us just for a day or a whole week of school holiday fun.
11 – 15 January 2016 | 10am – 12pm
Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years
Cost: $20 per workshop, or all five workshops for $80
Bookings: http://bit.ly/1hPq3HP
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Monday [...]

Henshaw, Musa take Book of the Year honours

By 18 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Omar Musa and friends

Mark Henshaw has won the ACT Book of the Year award for The Snow Kimono with Omar Musa taking out the People’s Choice award and receiving a Highly Commended for Here Come the Dogs.
Henshaw won $10,000, while Musa collected $2000 for Here Come the Dogs. The other two shortlisted authors, Jono Lineen for Into the [...]

NGA Photography – The world is beautiful

By 11 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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In amongst the many changes across the National Gallery of Australia has been the opening up of a new exhibition of photographs from their own collection.
The exhibition is titled: The world is beautiful.
The curator, Shaune Lakin, has chosen some of the gems from the NGA’s vast photography collection.
For the lovers of photography as a way [...]

CMAG lands John Olsen’s ‘Brindabellas’

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Brindabellas by John Olsen

One of Australia’s greatest living artists, landscape painter John Olsen, has gifted his new work, Brindabellas, to the Canberra Museum and Gallery for its permanent collection.
Mr Olsen (AO OBE) gifted the painting last night at an event for donors to the Museum’s Canberra Region Treasures Fund.
The work is already on display at the gallery and [...]

Highly recommended – Tom Roberts at the NGA

By 8 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has launched a major exhibition of paintings by Tom Roberts. This is a very special exhibition that anyone with even a remote interest in this era of painting must see.
You may be aware that the bulk of the paintings have been borrowed from collections all over Australia. There’s a [...]

Simon Baker stars at NGA’s Tom Roberts launch

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Star of The Mentalist Simon Baker is the new ambassador for National Gallery of Australia, and his presence has already attracted some big national media coverage for the gallery’s summer blockbuster exhibition Tom Roberts, which opens on Friday.
As RiotACT left the media preview at the gallery this morning, Today Show entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins was [...]

Pastel Exhibition

By 30 November 2015
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[ 27 November 2015 to 31 January 2016. ]

Amanda McLean, one of the region’s best loved pastel artist, is having her final 2015 exhibition at Robyn Rowe Chocolates. Opening this weekend, the exhibition provides an opportunity to see some the gorgeous Canberra/Local scenes that have caught Amanda’s eye over the past year, including iconic views of the lake and Black Mountain, stunning rural landscapes, and [...]

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