Canberra Pursuit was one of the more interesting artistic endeavours I have had the pleasure of being a part of this year. It was strange, chaotic, silly, and beautiful like good art should be.
Read up if you missed it.
Jon Rose just sent us these three videos he has put together about the event.
The second one [...]
This just in to us via Twitter.
ArtsACT need to try harder on vandal-proofing.
Or just electrify after hours.
Saddened to see Keld Moseholm's "On the staircase" is missing a man again. Disgusting vandalism. cc @The_RiotACT http://t.co/1wOeN2TQkm
— Sonja Barfoed (@SonjaBarfoed) December 8, 2013
UPDATE: Intriguingly this morning only one little man is missing:
[ 15 December 2013 at 4:00 pm; ] COZMO presents Capital of Australia Mandolinata’s Annual Summer Concert at the HELLENIC IN THE CITY!
All welcome to COZMO’s Annual Summer Concert, featuring the COZYMO Learning Groups (Beginning and Continuing) and the COZMO ensemble.
WHEN: Sunday 15 December 2013, 4.00–5.30pm
WHERE: Atlas Room, Hellenic Club In The City (13 Moore St)
TICKETS at the door: $10 Adults, $5 Concession*, [...]
The Salvation Army are putting on their annual Tuggeranong based Christmas celebration Carols in Town Park on Sunday the 15th.
This event has grown significantly over the last three years to become one of the largest community Christmas events in Canberra. This year the Vikings Group are again the main supporter, but have been joined by [...]
[ 12 December 2013 to 23 December 2013. ]
You Are Here and Canberra CBD are planning 12 days of Christmas events spread about the city in Civic Square, Ainslie Avenue, City Walk, and Garema Place.
There is a whole pile of activities and entertainment listed and everything kick off next Thursday the 12th, so get amongst it.
THURSDAY 12th DEC
4.30PM – 6.30PM
6.00PM – 7.00PM
The National Gallery’s new summer show is opening tomorrow and RiotACT was lucky enough to be invited to join the media horde at today’s preview.
This exhibition, really truly is a must see over the coming summer.
It’s full of sex and death and beauty and, of course, gold.
In our mass produced highly machined age you sometimes [...]
[ 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014. ]
The National Museum of Australia is putting on an exhibition of modern examples of classic Aboriginal art painted on bark.
Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014.
Showcases the work of Australia’s old masters: Aboriginal painters from Arnhem [...]
[ 5 December 2013 to 17 December 2013. ]
Warehouse Circus continue to be one of my favourite organisations ever. They do excellent work and continue to not just pump out fantastic circus performers, but straight up help people in all sorts of wonderful circussy ways.
This exhibition chronicles their work with a group of 11 young women with disability, and sounds rather cool.
It’s only [...]
[ 11 December 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]
Naked Girls reading began is Chicago in 2009 and has since spread around the world, and finally it has come to Australia.
It is as it sounds.
We’re very excited to present…
The very first Naked Girls Reading Canberra
The very first Naked Girls Reading to ever grace the shores of our great country!
The Polit Bar will [...]
[ 5 December 2013 at 5:30 pm; ] On Thursday 5 December, join the artists completing the Certificate IV in Visual Arts at the CIT Reid campus for the opening of their end of course exhibition.
Drinks and nibbles supplied, event starts at 17.30.
Our super hip and bodacious friends over at BMA have posted up a list of their top 5 young bands to keep an eye on in 2014. Have a look, make note., check them out.
I’ve not seen any of them yet so I’ve now got my first collection of goals for next year.
Anyways we were [...]
They look fairly happy about it.
Today Joy Burch and Andrew Barr announced $85,000 in joint funding for You Are Here, Canberra’s little festival that could.
They did this in the alleyway behind Impact Comics.
You Are Here have used this space as a venue during the festival before, but on those occasions the traffic had been blocked [...]
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Judy and Raymond sat on the double bed in what had become ‘their’ room in the house. They sat cross-legged facing each other. Judy at one end and Ray at the other. Holding hands. Eyes closed. Breathing.
“There’s something blocking your base chakra Ray, I can feel it. [...]
Lovers of jazz, local music, and local jazz music take note!
The Monotremes are a selection of handsome individuals wielding some equally handsome instruments.
After a few years of gigs and experimentation, The Monotremes have made their first release, Phantasmagorganism.
It’s an EP, coming in at 25 minutes, with three tracks.
The Monotremes have been writing and performing extended [...]
Would you like to know more about visual design for creating a visual research output, like a poster or presentation? Would you like to improve your visual communication skills or learn more about how to approach visual design? The Visual Design for Researchers workshop aims to help you get started with the visual design process [...]
[ 7 December 2013; ] If you’re looking for a different type of Christmas celebration for your workplace or groups of friends this year, we could have exactly what you need… It’s a Christmas Dinner with a difference – We have world class comedians Greg Fleet and Steady Eddy, local comedians and a rising star magician who will keep you guessing [...]
Last night I went to see Theatre of the Dead, an impressive feature-length zombie movie birthed into this world, more or less, by the collective will of Canberra’s musical theatre scene.
Sadly, it’s not a musical.
Missed opportunity there guys.
I said I’d review it, although the value of the review is questionable because… well you can’t go [...]
[ 28 November 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s craftiest bunch of burlesque performers are starting something new!
The Sass and Tease Collective are putting together a new regular night at the Polit Bar, and the opening night is this Thursday!
You should go!
Polit Bar “la Burlesquerie” presents…
Shaken & Stirred
A night of Glamour and Elegance, Burlesque and Cabaret
Tickets $20 from the bar or [...]
[ 1 December 2013 at 2:30 pm; ]
The NFSA threw one of these events on back in October, and obviously everyone had such a good time they’ve decided to do it again.
The records are ready to spin again !!!
Sunday 1 December from 2.30pm at the Vinyl Lounge, the newly renovated Theatrette at Canberra’s National Film and Sound Archive.
For one of the last events in Scissors Paper Pen’s 2013 Program, and the very last of our SERIOUS SERIES events for the year, we want you to join us and INVENT AN EVENT.
An event about events?! Yup, mega meta.
It’ll be held 6pm to 8.30pm this Friday the 29 November at Gorman House Arts Centre. [...]
ACT Libraries always seems to have some massive program or another running, it’s amazing they find the time to loan out books.
Here are their plans for the Christmas period, make sure to book ahead by visiting www.library.act.gov.au or calling 6205 9000.”.
The festive season is starting early at the ACT’s public libraries this year, with special [...]
The University of Canberra Student Architecture Society are pleased to announce the Graduate Exhibition, showcasing the talent of students in both the Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture courses from the University of Canberra in 2013.
These end-of-semester works are themed according to the studies of each course, with the Masters’ theme ‘Interrupt’ under the [...]
[ 29 May 2014 at 8:00 pm; 29 May 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Sit down, you need to be sitting down to hear this.
Alright you’re sitting? Good.
The world’s greatest player of the world’s greatest instrument is coming to Canberra!
The world’s greatest instrument is a harmonica by the way.
You know that bit in the Romatics’ song ‘What I like about you’ when the harmonica kicks in and just [...]
New Acton are letting you know about their new “space” they’d like you to check out:
The NewActon Precinct’s latest space, Deadset, is giving a peek this weekend, starting today at noon.
Deadset is a bar; a lounge room; a library stocked with a growing collection of artisan books; and a secret garden.
While Deadset sits [...]
[If you're coming in late, start at Part 1]
Paul needed to talk to Terry. He knocked on his door.
“It’s open.” Amanda’s voice. Amanda sat on the bed, reading. She was wearing a tight velour top and tracksuit pants. The room was a mess.
“I was looking for Terry.”
“Gone to the shops.”
“Can you let him know I’m [...]
The SMH has the bombshell news that Harvey Weinstein is standing Canberra up and won’t be coming for the huge celebrations being planned for him.
When we hear more on the impacts of this we’ll let you know but we’re hearing the events are being shelved.
[ 24 November 2013 at 3:00 pm; ]
Peddlers of good old fashion tunes, Doctor Stovepipe have put together a family show!
Doctor Stovepipe presents their musical family show ‘zoology for beginners’. It’s a show that features songs about chickens and many of the lesser animals known to science. There will be three part harmonies, guitar, double bass, fiddle, dancing, audience participation and medical [...]
[ 3 December 2013 to 13 December 2013. ]
The ever busy folk over at Belconnen Community Centre have a new exhibit coming up.
A multimedia exhibition in celebration of I-Day by Belconnen Community Service and Woden Community Service
December 3rd – 13th
Official Opening Wednesday December 4th 3pm
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Join local artists and play-makers to celebrate the 21st anniversary of [...]
[ 20 November 2013 at 4:00 pm; 4 December 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
Bela Farkas is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUITS! eternal sacrificial poet, and is launching his first CD of poetry next month at the Phoenix Bar.
You should probably go.
Serial celebrity name dropper Bela Farkas is a Canberra-based poet. A lot of his work has been heavily influenced by popular culture and current events. He has featured at Canberra’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, Traverse [...]
Congrats to Wellington Sludge and BimboGeek for winning last weeks round, you both get a free double pass out of the deal.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and home email address by lunchtime tomorrow and we’ll pass them on so you can get your tickets.
That was last weeks round, now [...]
[ 23 November 2013 at 10:00 am; ]
Tuggeranong Festival is now official more street than you.
Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that there is a bunch of great talent in Canberra’s urban art scene, and that talent is going to be on display at the Tuggeranong Festival. Suppoting the artists will be a selection of Canberra’s finest DJ’s doing that [...]
[ 30 November 2013 3:00 pm to 1 December 2013 3:00 am. ]
12 monster movies coming for you.
I’ve got nothing.
Check out the Facebook page for more info!
12 films in 12hrs at the J Block Grindhouse, CIT Woden on Sat 30 Nov. 3pm to 3am.
It’s about the best horror and genre films, beer, food & music.
It’s about blackened cinemas with awe-struck patrons sitting on the edge [...]