Entries for the 2013 Harrison Art Show are now open.
Last year the inaugural Harrison Art Show was an extremely successful event with more than 200 guests over the two days and around 13 per cent of artworks sold. This year, we are building on last year’s success with extended opening hours and wider publicity.
Entries for this year’s event are [...]
[ 31 May 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Those crazy kids over at the Canberra poetry slam are running two slams there this month, this is the second.
They sent us these words about the event, because they like words.
May Poetry Slam Part 2
This month sees the social calendar bookended by two editions of the Canberra Poetry Slam.
Part 2 starts Friday the 31st at [...]
A new exhibition exploring the elements and our relationship to the land is opening at the Belconnen Community Centre this Friday.
A collaborative, mixed media exhibition by Warlpiri artist Wanta Jampijinpa, Canberra artist, Lee Anne Proberts and students from the ANU School of Music
Supported by Belconnen Community Service’s Reconciliation Action Plan
May 24-June 7, Monday-Friday, 9am – [...]
[ 23 May 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Robert Guth is a gentleman, an interesting artist, and one hell of a chef.
This will totally be worth you time.
Duration: Thursday, May 23, 2013 – 13:00 – 14:00
Location: School of Art lecture theatre
Robert Guth is best known for two things, firstly his ability to bake bread and secondly for his use of it as an [...]
I know art is subjective, but when I think of creativity I think of something like this – in France’s mechanical animal theme park.
The main piece – the elephant, cost $3.5mil to create funded through EU arts funding, however the public can actually ride this at the cost of 7euro a pop.
It attracted 285 [...]
CYTC is a not for profit organisation that has been around for over 40 years teaching Canberran kids theatre skills. Most of the people I know in theatre cut their teeth doing CYTC projects and classes, and I would recommend the company to anyone.
Speaking of me recommending them, they’ve just opened up enrollments for their [...]
Canberra’s very own talkshow In Canberra Tonight happened again last night, and again I missed it because I am a bad person.
Johnboy however, was in attendance last night and not only to tell people the hottest stories from the past month, but also it seems to be crowned the king of the Skywhales. The crown [...]
How could we not direct your attention, dear reader, to an article titled “The Ten Most Wonderful Things Committed To Hansard as a Result of the Skywhale”.
It’s worth mentioning such tech luminaries as Jzw and Cory Doctorow have now blogged about skywhale.
The full list of Google News results is staggering.
All hail Skywhale.
[Photo by Gentoopenguin]
Canberran novelist John O’Neill’s new book Kafira is being launched on Wednesday the 29th at Paperchain in Manuka.
We’ve been sent the following teaster info about the book:
Kafira is a story of tragedy, unrequited love, international suspense, and driving ambition to defeat the grab for world domination.
Kafira Weiss is an Israeli Biomedical Scientist whose passionate [...]
[ 4 June 2013 to 17 June 2013. 4 June 2013 to 17 June 2013. ] ‘Outside/Inside’ exhibition opening in Canberra
Canberra expat Tessa Dorman is excited to be bringing her new exhibition ‘Outside/Inside’ to Canberra for its official opening in June.
Artist Tessa employs elements borrowed from nature as a metaphor for exploring the sensitive nature of human connection.
The exhibition’s opening night will be held on Wednesday 5 June at 6.00pm at [...]
[ 15 May 2013; 7:46 pm; ]
Canberra’s finest night of drunken poetry and sometimes other things is coming back to the Phoenix Bar this Wednesday.
Featuring the talents of Queensland’s warrior wordsmith Darkwing Dubs, local snake-oil merchants (and occasional musicians) Dr. Stovepipe, and a very special memorial spot appearance by Canberra’s THUNDERCAT.
Also it’s a poetry slam, so you can compete for fabulous [...]
We’ve had some photos in from this morning’s flight of the Skywhale over Canberra.
Hannah sent in the above with this:
The Skywhale launch this morning was really great. People were whooping and clapping as it took off, and Robyn Archer got us to “hip hip horray” it.
And Deref sent in a bunch:
Here’s the full slideshow:
Got some [...]
With perfect weather conditions predicted, Centenary of Canberra commission The Skywhale will make her first Canberra flight tomorrow morning, lifting off from outside the National Gallery of Australia.
The Skywhale is a 34m long, 23m high hot-air balloon sculpture designed by renowned artist and former Canberran Patricia Piccinini. It is at least twice as big as [...]
It might be easy to forget today that the SkyWhale isn’t the only piece of art paid for by the centenary, but it is not!
There are other things!
This is one of them, and it’s pretty cool too!
Knowing that someone has painted a portrait of the Soup Kitchen Lady makes me very happy.
“Faces of Canberra” is [...]
The Liberals Jeremy Hanson is working up his outrage at the true cost of Skywhale.
In a Public Accounts Committee hearing today, it was revealed the true costs to the ACT for the Skywhale for the Centenary of Canberra will be $300,000. ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson asked today why again it is only after questioning [...]
The biggest 10 minute theatre festival in the world is coming back to Canberra and is looking for people who like to do things. Theatre things.
Short+Sweet Canberra returns in August and the festival is on the look out for ACT based actors, directors, writers and Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) to take part.Now in its fifth [...]
Pop the Pop 2013 has just put out a poster with an updated lineup, get amongst it.
POP the POT!
A Celebration of Local Music!
Rock on up to the Pot this Saturday for an incredible line up of (almost exclusively) local talent including Holly Rose, Daz jamieson, Marc Robertson, Pete Akhurst, Fires in July, Little Mac and [...]
The Canberra International Film Festival have announced their new supremo will be Lex Lindsay.
The Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF) has announced the appointment of its new Artistic Director, Lex Lindsay.
Lex has established festivals and curated cinema programs across Australia: from Byron Bay to Hobart, Katoomba to Alice Springs, and from Dubbo to a Sydney Harbour [...]
Time for another Unearthed Review.
Booting up the old RNG, I get a 15. 15 means KNIGHT~HAMMER.
I went to their page, their band image was broken, they listed themselves as Metal/Rock, their intro was almost non-existent. I readied myself for a whole lot of messy guitar noise with some talent-less roaring over the top.
I got [...]
Fashfest has finished, but fear not fans of the fabulous for we have photos!
Rioter MartyO has sent us an amazing stack of absolutely brilliant photos of the event, check them out:
Special bonus media!
Here’s a video of the final night. It does go for an hour a half, so make sure you’re comfy before hitting play:
[ 17 May 2013; 6:30 pm; ]
The Abbey and the Sass and Tease Collective present Jay Gatsby Requests, a night of dancing girls, drunken writers, and of course music.
Jay Gatsby Requests is a new show created by a collection of Canberra’s finest burlesque performers, and features those loveable lads Moochers Inc.
I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. [...]
In “not exactly local news but cool anyway news” The Royal Academy of Arts in the UK has announced that it will be presenting an exhibition called Australia. Australia is a collection of Australian works, spanning over 200 years and feature over 200 works.
These works are being supplied by our National Gallery here in Canberra.
[ 8 May 2013; 6:00 pm; ] The BCS Gallery are holding a silent auction to help raise funds so they can continue their fantastic community driven exhibitions.
You should probably check it out.
Over the years gallery@bcs has developed a number of community driven exhibition series designed to provide opportunities for disadvantaged or emerging artists to exhibit their work where they may have [...]
[ 3 June 2013 to 5 June 2013. ] Word reaches us that the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival is coming back:
The sixth Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will open in Canberra on Monday 3 June with the highly anticipated documentary In the Shadow of the Sun – the debut feature by British filmmaker Harry Freeland which looks at the harrowing [...]
[ 3 May 2013 to 5 May 2013. ]
This weekend Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute will be appearing at The Albert hall for three shows only.
Pack a picnic supper – anything from a plate of simple canapés to an elaborate eight-course banquet – to share at candlelit tables before the show. All shows are BYO beverages – just make sure you pack your [...]
DISH@Oatley is inviting everyone to a Free Friday Funday event.
* What’s happening?: using found and gathered materials including: sticks, plant fibre, fabric, yarn etc, make a bush doll, wrapped, tied, stitched and decorated as you wish…
* Finished dolls [...]