[ 14 August 2015 to 6 September 2015. ]
A renowned pastelist, Amanda McLean has worked extensively in the Canberra region. Her recent focus has been landscapes and seascapes of southern NSW, and studies of Lake Burley Griffin. Her work very successfully captures the moods of the country and climate, while her capacity to portray the transition from water to sky creates a beautiful [...]
The exhibition Internecine — The Vanished Musicians is a multi media exhibition that deals with immigration issues related to Australia’s recent history.
The first point of focus is the story of 96 jazz musicians who escaped from Nazi Germany and arrived in Australia to be faced with the prospect of no longer being musicians.
The exhibition is made up of an assortment of [...]
[ 13 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; 14 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
A dramatic performance of T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem, The Waste Land, with self-devised musical accompaniment, is back by popular demand for two nights only.
Performances of T.S. Eliot’s landmark poem, The Waste Land, are rare. A performance of The Waste Land with live musical accompaniment is almost unprecedented. Cellist David Pereira and actor Julian Lamb bring [...]
[ 8 August 2015 to 25 August 2015. ]
Encounters is the first solo exhibition by Tim Hardy, and consists of a diverse collection of paintings, prints and drawings.
Tim’s subjects are varied, ranging from the terrible beauty of a bushfire to a slowly meandering Ginninderra Creek, from a deserted medieval Italian street to hurrying figures at Central Railway station, from a pair of well loved boots to a [...]
[ 10 October 2015; ]
For its 2016 student intake, the National Institute of Circus Arts is casting the net wider than ever before to attract applicants from across Australia and from a wide diversity of backgrounds.
NICA is inviting aspiring circus artists to submit their applications for entry into the 2016 suite of courses, including the Bachelor of Circus Arts [...]
The Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is presently staging an exhibition not to be missed.
Titled INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, this exhibition represents a fabulous opportunity to see a great range of contemporary work by artists across several East Asian countries.
The CMAG curator, Sophie McIntyre, has delivered a beautiful [...]
Canberra has some of the best seasonal vistas and panoramic landscapes of any city in Australia, as well as a highly educated community, a progressive culture and an enjoyable, accessible lifestyle.
We are fortunate to have some of the best cultural institutions in the country with places like the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, with [...]
[ 5 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; 6 September 2015; ]
After a series of sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand and in the United States, Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre will be presenting its Ramayana dance drama production at the Canberra College of Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 5 September 2015 at 6:30pm.
The Ramayana is a story of love, loyalty, betrayal and victory of good over [...]
[ 7 August 2015 to 23 August 2015. ]
Internecine: The Vanished Musicians celebrates the silent contribution of the modern refugee through an investigation of hidden Australian Swing-era history.
WWII: Ninety-six musicians flee Germany to settle in Australia, many forced to leave their homeland for playing blacklisted jazz. After internment in the desert as enemy aliens, many are forced to abandon their art when immigration [...]
[ 15 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
After 10 years of bartending and 12 years of stand-up (some overlap) Jacques has weaponised his ability to sum people up on sight.
His policy? Always judge a book by its cover; that’s the whole point of a cover…
We all have decent intuition when we meet new people but Jacques wants to go deeper.
Teaching you how [...]
[ 18 July 2015 at 2:30 pm; ]
Antoinette Karsten’s Free Spirit exhibition will officially open on Saturday 18 July at Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
Free Spirit is a mixed media celebration of life joys through the eyes of Lulu – the main character in this collection.
Lulu is a whimsical little figure dedicated to making the world a happier place.
She can be lighthearted and soulful, [...]
[ 18 July 2015; ]
The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is putting the call out to Canberrans with a background in physical training and the dream of a professional career in performing.
NICA offers Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts, which is a three-year university degree conducted at its Melbourne campus. Ahead of the auditions for the 2016 course [...]
[ 12 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
The three-day Australian Ceramics Triennale will bring some of the world’s best ceramicists to Canberra this week, flooding the city with 35 exhibitions across various locations.
As a part of the Triennale, Canberrans will also have the opportunity to purchase ceramics from more than 30 ceramicists this Sunday.
Dedicated entirely to high-end ceramics, the market place will [...]
[ 9 July 2015 to 11 July 2015. ]
Canberra has been selected for a three-day premier ceramics event that will bring national and international luminaries and cutting-edge ceramicists to the capital from across Australia and around the world, including from Canada, France, India, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.
It is the second time the ACT will host The Australian Ceramics Triennale, to be [...]
Over the years I have wondered about the placement of public art and memorials in and around the parliamentary zone. Here are three stories.
A couple of months ago the winner of the Immigration Place design competition was announced. The information available online (including the above image) suggests it will be an intriguing installation. The jury did [...]
[ 9 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Half stand-up show, half live podcast recording, A Shot & A Beer is back for the second month with the celebrated and hilarious talent, Jen Carnovale.
Look at this quote from ‘Funny Women’ (UK) if you need more convincing:
‘Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, (Jen) had perfect timing and confident, deadpan delivery.’ Funny [...]
[ 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. ]
As the fog and frost sweep across Canberra and the days grow shorter, we are plunged into formidable and freezing season of winter…
But never fear! Canberra Youth Theatre’s WICKED WINTER Holiday Workshops are open for enrolment this July, celebrating the two sides that accompany every story!
Bringing together a group of up to 16 young people, two [...]
Have fun, be creative, be innovative!!!
Unleash the wilds of your imagination on to the stage with Canberra Youth Theatre’s acting ensemble workshop program.
Through theatre games, theatresports and acting exercises during weekly workshops, develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, voice, movement, characterisation, storytelling and theatre making in a variety of styles and structures.
Workshops on [...]
[ 10 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
To celebrate the renovated spaces and our renewed focus on cutting-edge artistic programming, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is gearing up to host a massive, multi-arts extravaganza in the newly renovated Ainslie Arts Centre, curated by our newly appointed Creative Producers Adelaide Rief and Mark Henshaw.
Held from 6pm till late on 10 July, the multi-arts [...]
The current exhibition at ANCA in Dickson presents two photographic artists whose works have direct links back to the 1970s American colour photography. The two artists in the ANCA exhibition are Cathy Laudenbach and Adam Mann.
The theme of this joint exhibition is ‘Longing’ — quoting the few words available online:
Working individually the artists explore the idea [...]
The latest exhibition on display at the National Gallery of Australia’s lakeside contemporary exhibition space, Streetwise: contemporary print culture, is a curious affair. If you are interested in contemporary printmaking, then a visit to this exhibition is recommended.
The exhibition’s marketing collateral states that: “Streetwise: contemporary print culture is a bold and vibrant exhibition which surveys the [...]
[ 22 May 2015 to 25 May 2015. ]
Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will return to Canberra as part of its national tour this year with an impressive line up of film highlights from its festival program.
The Festival will open in Canberra on 22 May with Australian documentary I [...]
For Canberra freelance photographer Sean Davey, the secret to taking a good photograph doesn’t lie in nailing technical aspects such as exposure or composition, but rather in developing good relationships.
“Photography means constantly dealing with people. If you’re good with people, you’ll be a good photographer. So much of photography is personal interaction and making people [...]
Want to transform Belconnen Arts Centre into the creative hub of North West Canberra?
The Belconnen Arts Centre has received funding of $8000 from Creative Partnerships Australia, which is dependent on Belconnen Arts Centre separately raising $8000. Essentially every donation you make as part of this Pozible campaign will be doubled.
If you donate ten dollars – that [...]
If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street to Akuna [...]
Artist and designer Benjamin Shine hasn’t had much sleep in the past week. He’s spent up to 14 hours per day creating large-scale tulle portraits (pictured above) and three-dimensional sculptures for his first ever Australian exhibition, on display now at the Canberra Centre.
“I’ve worked with a lot of fashion brands overseas, and what they’re doing [...]
[ 27 April 2015 to 3 May 2015. ]
Nishi Gallery Tommy Balogh’s universal expression invites us into the sublime.
Stretch Marks of the Universe is an ambitious exhibition of contemporary abstract paintings by Canberra based artist Tommy Balogh.
The show includes his 6x3m triptych painting The Three Disciples, which was both created and featured at Art, Not Apart 2015. Nishi Gallery will also house [...]
The Canberra Museum and Gallery has a major exhibition of local visual arts with the focus on artists’ views of life in this city.
This is an exhibition of art created in the Canberra region about where people live as opposed to the usual image of the city as the national capital. Hence the title Urban Suburban. [...]
[ 23 April 2015 at 12:00 pm; ] Minister for the Arts Joy Burch has called on Canberra’s arts community to register for tomorrow’s public forum on the review of the ACT Arts Policy Framework.
Minister Burch’s office has released the following information:
“artsACT is looking for feedback from the community on the current ACT Arts Policy Framework, and the forum on Thursday provides those with [...]
Public sculpture commissioned in the memory of our dignitaries has been known to cause a stir amongst art lovers as well as those who take a position on public art.
In recent days there’s been chatter internationally about a statue erected back in 2009 to honour Lucille Ball, which sparked a Facebook group titled We love Lucy! [...]
The National Portrait Gallery is currently running a special exhibition as its contribution to the Anzac centenary. The exhibition is titled All that fall — Sacrifice, life and loss in the First World War.
The first thing to report is that this exhibition isn’t about portraiture. Most of the exhibition is made up of rooms of posters. [...]
[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]
Budding Theatre is pleased to launch its much-anticipated school holiday program for children and teenagers aged eight to sixteen. Over five days, participants will learn about the fundamentals of:
• Performance (audition skills; interpreting text; taking direction; inhabiting character)
• Playwriting (structure; style; creative inspiration & process)
• Directing (blocking; working with actors; artistic imagination)
• Stage Management (organisation [...]