The ABC is echoing the anguish of the luvvies as local book reviews are expurgated from the Canberra Times.
This surprised me slightly. Because in 25 odd years of reading the paper I can’t recall ever coming across that section. Consuming the paper only online for the last few years I can’t say I’ve found it [...]
[ 14 July, 2012; 7:00 pm; ]
July 14th, Dinner at 7pm, Show at 8.30pm. Show Only $40, Three Course Meal and seated in Section C $70, Section B $80, Section A $90. Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant, ANU Arts Centre, University Avenue, Canberra Bookings: 6257 2718
Whatever happened to Divine Brown? Can a phone sex operator get RSI? Do people really [...]
[ 13 July, 2012 to 15 July, 2012. ]
The weekend appears to be coming if we like it or not?
So what’s good to see and do around town while we’re deprived of our workplace nirvanas?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 6 July, 2012 to 8 July, 2012. ]
OK hivemind, time to show everyone how clever you are.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your ideas in the comments.
[ 2 July, 2012 to 27 July, 2012. ]
Canberra photographer Grace Costa is bringing her successful ‘Buck’d Off’ exhibition to Canberra this month. Following the success of ‘Buck’d Off’ at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre in March, Costa’s exhibition is now on show at Canberra City Framing Gallery from 2 July to 27th July.
‘Buck’d Off’ is Costa’s first solo photography exhibition and showcases [...]
[ 23 June, 2012 to 19 August, 2012. ]
The Canberra Museum and Gallery opened up a new gallery on the 23rd called Word of Mouth. It is pretty obvious what they are trying to do with giving it such an auspicious title; they want word of the exhibition to be spread around. Well, that’s what I’m going to do because it damn well [...]
[ 29 June, 2012 to 1 July, 2012. ]
In the hotbed of cultural activity that is the nation’s beating heart we come to ask a simple question:
What’s going on this weekend?
If you’ve got a suggestion for something to see and do around Canberra please leave it in the comments.
[ 6 July, 2012; 6:30 pm; ]
Whilst often perceived to be a conservative City, those who live here would agree that there is an underbelly that is well and truly alive and well. An underbelly that embraces the creative, the artistic, the bold. Dr Sketchy’s Canberra will be embracing and supporting all types of artistic movements. Come along [...]
We have the happy news that the “owl” has returned to Belconnen.
Would it even be Belconnen without an enourmous phallus on a major road?
It’s been away for repainting. Non Government political candidates in Ginninderra should form an orderly queue to be photographed with it from the worst angles.
Bonus points to the candidate using perspective tricks [...]
I was walking through Garema Place today and, unsurprisingly, I saw something a bit odd. There was a man just casually wrapping some cling film around two poles outside of Impact Comics. I’ve seen quite a few strange things at Garema and I decided to stick this one out, to see if he was going [...]
[ 29 June, 2012; 7:30 pm; ]
This in from James Fahy:
We’ve recently seen some incredibly shocking images from Syria. And despite the constant stream of images from war zones that pervade the 24-hour news cycle, the massacre of 49 children in particular has captured us in a collective sense of sorrow. It’s clear that the free trade in weapons has played [...]
[ 22 June, 2012 to 24 June, 2012. ]
Normally the week is a good time to recover from my weekends, but the week has been damn hectic too.
So what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just let us know in the comments.
This is the last week to enter the inaugural Harrison Art Show. Entries close on Friday, 22nd, June.
We are accepting works in photography, painting, sketch/ drawing, mixed media, sculpture (ceramic, glass, metal, wood, found objects).
We encourage early career or first time exhibitors to enter the show, along with experienced and/ or professional artists.
You can find [...]
Last night The Phoenix was reconfigured as a cinema and worked surprisingly well for running a short film festival.
Packed on a Sunday night the crowd was treated to the variability that comes with these things.
Assiduous RiotACT readers would have recognised some of the videos, but many were new to us.
The winners were:
– Judges favourite – [...]
[ 30 June, 2012 to 6 July, 2012. ]
The jewel of the Inner North’s boho set, The Front, has let it be known they’re turning 7 this Saturday night!
One of Canberra’s most loved artistic institutions, The Front Gallery and Café is about to turn seven, and everyone is invited to join in the celebrations.
Starting on Saturday 30 June, The Front will host seven [...]
[ 14 June, 2012 to 27 June, 2012. ]
The CSIRO is letting people know they’ve got an exhibition running about “the textures and patterns of Black Mountain, a small yet diverse area of wilderness in the middle of Canberra City”.
Photographer Michael John Hood has captured this bushland by studying the surfaces and details of the mountain up close with high resolution macro imagery.
[ 15 June, 2012 to 17 June, 2012. ]
The short week is over nearly before it’s begun.
But what are we going to do in and around Canberra this winter weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 17 June, 2012; 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ] Join us for a night of Bollywood-themed fun at Room to Read’s Bollywood Bonanza, raising funds for Room to Read’s literacy programs in 10 developing world countries.
[ 15 September, 2012 to 21 September, 2012. ] 50th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION
AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
OPEN TO EVERYONE
From 15-21 September 2012 the Australian Photographic Society will hold its annual convention at the Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Phillip ACT. This year’s event is to celebrate their 50th anniversary and is open to everyone!
This event held over 7 days will include top Australian and overseas speakers, workshops [...]
The Canberra Liberals are celebrating a big win for them getting the Greens to smash up Labor’s Joy Burch and her decision to ignore committee recommendations about the future of the Fitters’ Workshop.
The Canberra Liberals today received majority Assembly support for a motion calling on ACT Labor to make the Fitters’ Workshop a multi-purpose facility. [...]
As promised the ANU Choral Society (spelt backwards as SCUNA) were protesting in song at the Legislative Assembly this lunchtime.
Meanwhile the Liberals’ Vicki Dunne is seeking to team up with the Greens to force a U-Turn out of the Arts Minister Joy Burch.
“Arts Minister Joy Burch has disregarded the community and the Assemblys’ wishes in [...]
Submissions for the inaugural Harrison Art Show are now being accepted which will be held at the Harrison School Performing Arts Centre on June 29.
The Art Show will support local artists and also have select works of art from the students of Harrison School on display and available for purchase.
Harrison School Principal Mr Dennis Yarrington [...]
[ 8 June, 2012 to 11 June, 2012. ]
A Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend is upon us.
It’s too cold for the beach so what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
The ANU Choral Society is making their displeasure known over the Fitters’ Workshop decision:
In response to the government’s rejection of the recommendations of the Inquiry into the Future Use of the Fitters’ Workshop, members of Canberra’s many choral groups will protest in song outside the Legislative Assembly from 1 – 1:30pm tomorrow, Thursday 7 June [...]
Here at RiotACT we didn’t think Wikileaks expose of US diplomatic cables had anything worth Bradley Manning’s life or much information beyond what could be had through a subscription to The Economist.
So we’re a little surprised to see Cyber War News reporting that CraftACT has had their archives looted and their emails dumped out.
Still, if [...]
Under cover of the Budget comes a big screw you to the Legislative Assembly and the musical community from Joy Burch as she announces the Fitters’ Workshop print conversion is going ahead despite committee reports and public campaigns to the contrary.
Ms Burch said the Committee’s report had provided no basis for the Government to abandon [...]
[ 14 June, 2012; 8:00 pm; ]
On June 14 come check out the best of Canberra’s comedy talent at the CIT Music Industry Centre. Also featuring some musical interludes from Lavers. The gig will be filmed by CIT Media students. Some parts of the show might include coarse language and potentially offensive material.
Doors open 7:30pm for 8:00pm [...]
[ 8 September, 2012; ] The Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation is letting everyone know tickets are now on sale for their fundraiser dinner:
CAPO has begun selling tickets to its annual arts auction party and fundraising event on Saturday 8 September at M16 Artspace in Griffith. M16 is an artist-run organisation that provides valuable visual arts infrastructure and development to artists, [...]
[ 1 June, 2012 to 3 June, 2012. ]
Well the RiotACT team is going to Melbourne to watch the Brumbies bounce back into form.
But for those who remain what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
I can strongly recommend the Wright Space Gallery on Cork Street, Gundaroo. It’s gorgeous. There is a really good exhibition on there at the moment, until June 17th 2012 called Interpreting Spaces. Its looking at Canberra and the surrounding region, lots of birds, animals and maps. Very cool.
(way better than that ‘mapping the northside’ rubbish [...]
I’ve been wanting to have a closer look at this since I first saw it a few months ago.
I understand it’s representative of Bogong Moths in flight, but I call it “Finding Nemo”.
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The particularly odious game of budget pre-announcements is underway. Today we hear from Joy Burch that electoral battleground of Tuggeranong is going to see $2 million for making the arts centre less ghastly.
Ms Burch said the funding will see the internal building layout re-designed to provide a new gallery, a new multi-purpose space, a new [...]