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The ACT Public Art Map


Is there anything Canberrans like talking about more than Public Art? Well there’s bicycles, maybe dogs.. Cats.. But after that, definitely public art.
ArtsACT has added an ACT Public Art Database page to their website.
It pushes through to a very handy Google Map.
Now you can be sure you’ve checked out all the Art.
So you can have [...]

Catalogue of Dreams at the Canberra Theatre Centre


[ 17 July 2013 to 27 July 2013. ]

Opening next week is a new piece of theatre, created by award winning professionals in collaboration with local artists, telling stories relevant to Canberra.

It sounds pretty wonderful actually.

Catalogue of Dreams is a charismatic and compelling new work created by the award winning Urban Theatre Projects.

Bold, evocative images collide as wannabe kings and make-believe queens jostle [...]

Applications open for JUMP Mentoring in 2014

By 9 July 2013

Professional artists looking to increase their skills should take note, ArtsACT is running a mentorship program in 2014.
JUMP Mentoring supports creative arts practitioners in the first five years of their professional practice to work on an applied mentorship with a mentor of their choice. JUMP is open to artists, music and theatrical producers, writers, editors, [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! ready to fight at the Phoenix


[ 17 July 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a wild beast and cannot be contained, and it is returning to the Phoenix.

The following release should answer any questions you have.


We give you a stage, 2 minutes, 2 microphones, an audience, The Master or Mister or Mistress of Conflict, 5 judges, 2 toilets, 2 MCs, and [...]

Roar Poets Tour – 2013 – Canberra @ Smith’s Alternative

By 8 July 2013

[ 12 July 2013; ]

Three masters of the spoken word are planning at make your brain and the ears it’s attached to super happy this Friday at Smith’s.

National Poetry Slam winner and local handsome man CJ Bowerbird, is combining forces with a crack team of Northerners who are travelling down from Queensland to fire red hot barbs of poetry [...]

Hit the Floor Together: Upcoming Dance Performance

By 8 July 2013

[ 31 July 2013 7:00 pm to 3 August 2013 7:00 pm. ] I was recently given the opportunity to take some photos behind the scenes at a rehearsal for Hit the Floor Together, an upcoming dance performance at the Canberra Theatre Centre. The contemporary work brings together young indigenous and non-indigenous dancers to explore young people’s understanding of each other, despite differences in culture and geography.

The show explores [...]

ACT arts project funding opening soon

By 5 July 2013

Get your projects ready artists, the 2014 Project funding opening is coming up soon:
2014 ACT Arts Fund – Project Fund opening
artsACT will be opening the 2014 Project Fund category of the ACT Arts Fund on Wednesday 10 July 2013. Information about the Project Funding category and application forms will be available from from [...]

Big boost to ANU community arts program

By 5 July 2013

The ACT Government have committed to a three year deal with the ANU’s arts community outreach program starting from January the 1st next year. They are promising $1.6 million in annual funding to the program.
ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch said the ANU School of Music, ANU School of Art, artsACT and Education and Training Directorate [...]

Civic Merry-Go-Round to Belconnen?

By 5 July 2013

Margaret Timpson Park is the perfect location for the Civic Merry-Go-Round to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2014. That was the unanimous decision of the Belconnen Community Council committee on Wednesday night.
The decision was in response to Chief Minister Katy Gallagher’s comment that the merry-go-round’s horses and elephants are lonely and need a new home [...]

Song Line of the Wiradjuri Scar Tree at the National Botanic Gardens

By 5 July 2013

The Visitor Centre Gallery of the National Botanic Gardens are hosting an exhibition of Duncan Smith’s works based around the Wiradjuri Scar Trees.
Duncan Smith, a Wiradjuri man from central western NSW and a well-known professional artist of traditional and contemporary art, explores traditional patterns from Scar Trees and transposes them onto canvas.
The exhibition also consists [...]

Stallholder and artist applications now open

By 4 July 2013

Stallholders and artists are now invited to apply for Woden Valley Festival event, The Carnival held on Saturday 9 November, where Eddison Park comes alive with music, markets, food, and community goodness!
Performers of all sorts are encouraged to apply to perform, from musicians, dancers, choirs, and any other act that requires an audience and stage. [...]

COLD LIGHT @ The Street Theatre

By 4 July 2013

[ 9 July 2013 at 7:30 pm; 9 July 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Street Theatre would like to invite you to a first showing of COLD LIGHT.

Novelist Frank Moorhouse loves Canberra. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel COLD LIGHT
set in 1950’s Canberra and featuring one of Australia’s greatest fictional characters Edith Campbell Berry.

Frank has never had a novel adapted for the stage but [...]

Jorian v. Giulia


Well this didn’t take long.
Last Friday we noted the Fringe was going back to its dad Jorian Gardner.
Yesterday the interim producers were grumbling that there wasn’t much process.
And today we have the Liberals’ arch conservative Giulia Jones having a fit of the vapous at the idea of Jorian Gardner’s continued existence:
ACT Shadow Minister for Women [...]

Ginar Maliyan Mob @ BCS gallery

By 2 July 2013

[ 9 July 2013 to 26 July 2013. ]

Now is a good time to be an art lover in Canberra. Exhibitions galore!

Here’s another from the constantly updating BCS gallery:

An exhibition of paintings by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from the Ginar Maliyan Mob, and Barnardos in celebration of NAIDOC Week
Exhibition runs July 9th –26th with and official opening by Mary Porter [...]

Cold Blooded: eX de Medici @ the Drill Hall Gallery

By 2 July 2013

[ 28 July 2013 to 11 August 2013. ] Some more art coming your way Canberra. Those of you with an interest in art, politics, or watercolours should take notice.

In a city which lives and breathes power, no one has explored the politics of power with such steely intelligence and analytical focus as eX de Medici. Seducing us with her stunning technical virtuosity, her [...]

Half in Shadow, Half in Light – Film clip from Prom


Local pop-rocker supergroup/heralds of the end times Prom have been silent for a while now.
It seems they have awakened in order to release their first single and film clip, much like the poor victims in said clip, both are rather hot.
Check it out.
Also check out the Teen Angst Dance Party w/Prom, Are You There God? [...]

Fringe Festival not transparent enough?

By 1 July 2013

Recently Joy Burch announced that the reins to the multicultural festival were being placed once more into the hands of its founding director Jorian Gardner.
While Jorian is understandably happy, one of last years producers, Nick Byrne is rather confused as to why he had not known the job was up for grabs.
Talking with ABC News, [...]

Charity and Cabaret at the Abbey

By 1 July 2013

[ 8 July 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s cabaret night with a heart of gold is returning again, and I’ll see you there:

Mondayitis Cabaret are gearing up for another spectacle, this time worshiping at the altar of the gods.
‘Before The Tempest’

This Bacchanal will, of course, be hosted by none other than the god of theatre, wine and ecstatic dance himself; the twice [...]

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 [...]

Centenary Supremo Robyn Archer to deputy chair the Australia Council

By 1 July 2013

The Australia Council has put forth its new board. And who should be right at the top but one “Creative Director, Centenary of Canberra, celebrated singer, writer, director, artistic director”.
Congratulations to her.
Once more with feeling…

Skywhale FOI!


My my my, just look what’s popped up on the Freedom of Information website:
Documents relating to a special shaped balloon for the Centenary of Canberra
[Photo courtesy of Peter Hennessey]

Jorian rides again with the Fringe Festival in 2014


It would seem the awkwardness arising from gifting the Chief Minister with nipple tassles at the opening of his cabaret bookstore has passed and Joy Burch is this morning announcing the restoration of the once and future Fringe Festival producer:
ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch today announced that Jorian Gardner will return to the role of [...]

July at the Phoenix

By 27 June 2013

Just in from our friends at the Phoenix bar.
Monday 1st 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Brass Knuckle Brass Band
The Knows
The Gordons
Alex Richens and Joel Davey
Tuesday 2nd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 4th 9pm
A Drone Coda
Saturday 6th 9:30pm
The Water Board
The Spitfires
Marky Moon
Monday 8th 8pm
The F***ing Loud Bootleg Sessions
The Reverend Jesse Custer
Tired Minds
Office Jerk
Tuesday 9th 7:30pm
Trivia and Gears [...]

Floating rainbow coins at the Mint


Robyn Archer unveiled a new sculpture today at the Royal Australian Mint today.
‘Floating Currency’ is a collection of resin coins that were previously used to make coins, and now used to try and make making coins more interesting. Respresented is each standard decimal coin design released since 1965.
“This new sculpture, ‘Floating Currency’, is a welcome [...]

DIT wotz on guide for the weekend of the 28th of June 2013


[ 28 June 2013 to 30 June 2013. ]

Everybody is working for the weekend.

That is a lie.

Several of us are working on the weekend, including me.

For those of you who are not, here’s what you’ll be doing!

As always please leave your suggestions of things we’ve missed in the comments.

Oh no, Tasmania has started on the Skywhale

By 25 June 2013

Canberra’s noblest ambassador has recently made a visit to the Dark Mofo festival in Hobart and, as always, haters have ended up hating.
City alderman Annette Waddle says it is suggestive and offensive to women.
Alderman Waddle told a council meeting on Monday she was not amused by the display.
“There were 16 great breasts hanging down from [...]

Paid work for artists!

By 25 June 2013

This just in from the Belconnen Community Service:
Belconnen Community Service is seeking artists interested in facilitating community arts workshops, as part of our Spring Sessions Art Taster Program.
Spring Sessions will be a series of six one-off workshops on a fortnightly basis from 2/9/13-21/11/13. The workshops will run on a Monday night from 6:30-8:30. Artists will [...]

Poetry in ACTION winners unveiled

By 24 June 2013

Joy Burch has announced the poets who’ll be gracing the spots ACTION can’t sell ads for on their buses:
From today, bus commuters will be able to enjoy reading the poems of 10 winners of the competition: Tara Cheyne, Peter Clynes, P.S. Cottier, Isaac Dugdale, Katherine Hind, Rosa O’Kane, Moya Pacey, Geoff Page, Sarah Rice and [...]

Skywhale by night, and in Hobart


The Centenary team have sent in some pictures from the Skywhale’s outing in Tasmania for the Dark Mofo Festival:
Crowds braved the Hobart cold to watch The Skywhale alongside the Ryoji Ikeda light installation ‘Spectra’. Photos courtesy of Peter Hennessey.

Meanwhile social media is all a twitter with the terrifying trend of Skywhale hats debuted into [...]

Gallery@bcs presents Waterscapes


[ 25 June 2013 to 5 July 2013. ]

This just in:

A solo exhibition of photos, prints and paintings by Timo Boersma

Tuesday 25 June – Friday 5 July 2013,

Official opening, 6pm Wednesday 26 June, Gallery ph 6264 0232

gallery@bcs Swanson Crt near the corner of Chandler St Belconnen
Open 9am to 4.30pm weekdays

Let your imagination flow with the tidal reflections and creek [...]

Opportunity for Local Artists

By 21 June 2013

Belconnen Community Service is seeking expressions of interest from local and emerging artists interested in facilitating community art workshops.

The initial commitment would be for a one-off two hour workshop, forming part of the BCS “Spring Sessions” Art Taster Program.
Spring Sessions will be a series of six individual workshops on a fortnightly basis from 2/9/13-21/11/13. The [...]

Griffin’s Canberra plans on display in Chicago

By 21 June 2013

It seemed the start of 2013 was filled with me being sent on trips to check out Walter’s plans and Marion’s art being displayed in various galleries around Canberra. Now they’re on display in Chicago as a part of an exhibition exploring the couple’s influence on Chicago’s architecture.
Hopefully RiotACT will send me to check [...]

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