The Canberra Times has a lengthy story on local “arts personality” Frank Madrid spitting the dummy and moving out of town because we have insufficiently showered him in money to do his own thing.
Personally I would dearly love to see more of the arts sector in Canberra being based on putting on events that customers [...]
[ 22 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
Smith’s Alternative is hosting a launch for Vanessa Berry’s new book/zine “Ninety Nine”.
It seems like a wonderful piece of nostalgia.
CanberraZine Emporium is super excited to present the Canberra launch of Ninety 9, the latest book from prolific and much loved Sydney zinester Vanessa Berry (I Am A Camera + countless others). Ninety 9 is “a [...]
[ 3 October, 2013 to 7 October, 2013. ]
Start your weekend warmup stretches now!
Remember not to push it too hard, it’s just a warm up. Also no bouncing during a stretch, that’s a bad time to bounce.
Wait until the weekend to bounce.
Here’s a pile of entertainment we’ve found for you, but there’s always more to do that what we can find!
Please add your [...]
[ 31 October, 2013 to 19 November, 2013. ]
Paul Summerfield is approximately 82 times more talented than any single person has any right to be, and everyone should hate him for it.*
That being said, his work will be on display at the Front Gallery and Cafe from the 30th of October so you should probably go see it because it’s always spectacular.
So you thought the Centenary was over? It’s revving up again to take us out of the year!
The Spin festival has a huge lineup of rotationally based events to keep you happy and excited.
Chief Minister Gallagher launched it today:
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today launched SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels, the Centenary of Canberra program showcasing [...]
The National Gallery have announced the results of this year’s blockbusters:
The National Gallery of Australia today announced that the Turner from the Tate: The Making of Master exhibition attracted 153, 627 visitors from all over Australia to Canberra, bringing the total number of visitors to the Gallery’s two major exhibitions this year to 323,828.
The exhibition [...]
The richness of the early 80s Canberra punk scene is vividly evoked by the Head Full of Flames book, but tokenistically dealt with in CMAG’s exhibition.
[ 23 October, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Andrew Galan has shared with us the very exciting news about his upcoming book launch:
On Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, Australian Capital Territory writer Andrew Galan launches his first poetry book, That place of infested roads, at Canberra’s Phoenix Pub. Published by leading UK alternative poetry publisher Knives Forks and Spoons Press, the book combines works [...]
Skywhale was put through her paces at Regatta Point this evening for the entertainment of Nightfest goers.
Up close and personal though we were there just for the whale.
UPDATE: Now with video from the Centenary Team:
Local music producer Dax Liniere has made an addition to the mystery cage of Bunda Street.
He sent in the below images with these words:
“I wanted to do something positive for the community. Hopefully it will help someone.”
[Some photography by Adam Thomas]
What could possible cause a mess of temporary fencing to surround a large army disposal tent on City Walk?
Why of course it’s the Queanbeyan Art Society Show!
Of course… it makes perfect sense…
[ 13 October, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 20 October, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 26 October, 2013; 10:00 am to 10:45 am. ]
Learn skills, break records, and show your love of diamond shapes!
So many good reasons to get on board with Elena Kirschbaum’s mad-capped harequin parade idea.
Sign up for a workshop and get involved!
Learn performance skills, make a costume piece and help set a world record!
As part of the Centenary Children’s Week Celebrations, we’re nodding our cap [...]
[ 26 September, 2013 to 30 September, 2013. ]
The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!
However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.
As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!
[ 30 October, 2013 2:00 pm to 10 November, 2013 2:00 pm. ]
The 17th Annual Canberra International Film Festival launched today with a bit of a shindig at Dendy Cinema in Civic. The expected impassioned speeches about film, and a selection of excellent movie trailers kicked off the festival in style.
The festival proper will run from the 30th of October until the 10th of November and contains [...]
[ 11 October, 2013 to 23 October, 2013. ]
ArtsACT has the delightful news that the amazing George Rose is putting on her first exhibition at Nishi:
Anger Management and The Importance of Personal Hygiene is George Rose’s first solo exhibition. The works presented deal with idea’s surrounding expression vs interpretation and the notion of the creation of art aiding in the mental digestion [...]
[ 16 October, 2013; ]
Canberra’s finest and only poetry event is returning to the Phoenix next month on the 16th with special guest stars Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio.
That’s right! I said Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio!
Can you even comprehend?
Lord of co-op related events and black-belted word ninja, Amelia Filmer-Sankey will be getting all up in your word grill [...]
[ 13 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
I do love me some Doctor Who.
Dr Sketchy’s is kind of like having an life drawing class at a Cabaret.
Life drawing and entertainment, all out at Scope which is a pretty great space.
Featuring a Tardis Bar, the 11 Doctors, Melina Fahrenheit, Schatzi Sunshine, Anne Duffy, Abel Fox, and more.
Check out the Facebook event page for [...]
[ 17 October, 2013 to 2 November, 2013. ]
Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!
Feed me Seymore!
The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]
[ 20 September, 2013 to 10 October, 2013. ]
The National Archives will be hosting the top 33 entries from the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize from the 20th of September. The competition explores science through art, and the National Archives is fortunate to be the only space outside of Adelaide to get the chance to host the works.
‘We’re delighted to partner with the [...]
[ 21 September, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Local poetry wizards Andrew Galan and Amelia Filmer-Sankey (who you may remember we had on the RiotWRAP a few weeks back) are starting up a new bimonthly poetry event at the ANU Food Co-op.
Entry is by donation, and to kick this thing off with a bang they’ve collected a stellar bunch of poets to do [...]
[ 3 October, 2013 7:00 pm to 5 October, 2013 7:00 pm. ]
Dean Cross is returning to Canberra with his first solo show, Finding S___ T____.
I’m assuming we have to actually go to the show to learn what S and T stand for, and as a marketing device goes it’s working because I really, really, want to know.
The premise sounds rather interesting also.
Finding S___ T____ is [...]
[ 19 September, 2013 to 23 September, 2013. ]
WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND!
I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.
There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.
As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.
TAMS are celebrating their successful luring of an international artist (Michael Brennand Wood) to take up residence in the Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage:
“We started the search for a unique and enthusiastic artist for the spring 2013 artist in residence program in January this year and are happy to announce that, for the first time, an international [...]
Multi-Academy Award winning producer Harvey Weinstein is the subject of the Canberra International Film Festival’s inaugural Body of Work retrospective, so he’s coming to town.
Details are sketchy ahead of the official announcement of the program this week but the multi-Academy Award-winning producer of Shakespeare in Love and Pulp Fiction will be in the nation’s capital [...]
From your friendly neighborhood Front Cafe:
The Front Gig Guide
25th September – 9th October 2013
25th September 2013 – Osloh (Music)
8.30pm // Free Entry
Osloh are a new group from Adelaide, South Australia. Blending an array of influences, from down-tempo electronica to film music, the jazz trained instrumentalists will be performing their intimate audio-visual show around the East [...]
[ 21 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013. ]
Hackett is turning 50, and it’s inviting you to its birthday party.
It’s not called the “Hackett Half Centenary” for reasons unknown.
Hackett’s 50th birthday bash will be held over the weekend 21 – 22 September 2013 to commemorate 50 years since the suburb was officially established.
The celebrations will be officially launched at 12 noon on the [...]
[ 27 September, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s only poetry slam named after Canberra is at the Front next Friday (the 27th) and it’s featuring local slam poet and championship boxer Ellie Malbon which will be all sorts of awesome.
One of the things I just claimed isn’t true.*
Canberra Poetry Slam returns on the 27th of September, with the lovely Ellie Malbon [...]
[ 9 October, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
PechaKucha Canberra are back next month with another selection of people trying to say as much as they can in a very short time.
Spread the word, the next Pecha Kucha Canberra event is scheduled for Wednesday 9/10/13 6:00pm at Knightsbridge Penthouse. Don’t miss it!
[ 3 October, 2013 to 17 October, 2013. ]
October the 6th to the 14th is mental health week, and Mindscapes Festival has a stack of events during and surrounding that week for you get sink your mind-teeth into.
Have a look at the flier above (larger version here) or head over to the Facebook page to get started with the mind-teeth sinking.
[ 19 September, 2013; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ]
Swords, conversations, performance, and music.
Sounds pretty magical, and all for the price of nothing.
Get amongst it.
Chinese Full Moon
Thursday 19 September 2013, 5:30-6:30pm
Arc cinema, Canberra, ACT
Part conversation, part performance, this poignant sojourn traces specific events in the migration history of the Chinese in Australia. Nicholas’s narrative references the time-honoured Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival and unapologetically [...]
[ 18 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
EVERYTHING IS OK NOW.
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a poetry slam at the Phoenix Bar Canberra.
It has been called Canberra’s best night of free entertainment.
Poets will POET into a MICROPHONE which will then poet into your ears through TECHNOLOGY.
This month we feature Candy Royalle.
Candy Royalle is a performance artist and poet who fuses cinematic storytelling, poetry [...]
[ 12 September, 2013 to 16 September, 2013. ]
Hey weekend warriors!
What challenges await you this weekend?
Here are some conquests we’ve heard of that you can undertake.
Add your own suggestions of weekend quests in the comments below.