[ 20 July, 2013 to 27 January, 2014. ]
Roy Lichtenstein is seriously cool. And so are The Pixies. So I’m writing this review listening to The Pixies and I recommend you read it doing likewise.
If your life is so sad and pathetic as to have none of The Pixies music in it, then here; I’ve got some for you:
There you go, you owe [...]
[ 19 July, 2013 to 21 July, 2013. ]
Hey Rioters, are you ready for the weekend?
What’s the plan?
Well if you’re totally awesome you’ll be heading down to PAX Aus like me.
I’ll see you there.
But if you’re less awesome than that and not going, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out.
Here’s a few ideas to get your rocking weekend started.
As always leave [...]
[ 21 July, 2013; ] A fair few of our dear readers seem to enjoy their cars, so this should be of some interest to you.
Muscle cars, beers, and the Feldons at the Pot Belly.
“The Southern Run Premiere and DVD Release”
“Austography Film Image and Red Desert Productions, in conjunction with The Falcon GT Club of Canberra, present The Southern Run. [...]
[ 17 July, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Story slams are popping up all over the place, mostly because they are an awesome idea.
Tonight at the Front Cafe go talk about when you have been in trouble, or hear about when other people have been int rouble.
It’s your call.
Theme: And that’s when I knew I was in trouble …
Facebook message Cris Clucas [...]
[ 18 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 19 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 20 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
We’re launching a new Canberra theatre company with Edward Albee’s ‘At Home At The Zoo’ – the show opens on Thursday at Smith’s Alternative. It’s a smart, quirky play with some… ‘contemplative’ themes (not a family show), delivered by a stellar local cast in the smooth, cozy confines of the ‘new’ Smith’s Alternative. Not [...]
This in from Carla:
Hi Riot Act,
if you haven’t been sent this yet…
Even the trees need Jumpers in the Canberra Winter.
Just by Smiths, City West.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to email@example.com .
Jo Burch announced today that out of 128 entries submitted by local poets, Lesley Lebkowicz managed to take out the annual poetry prize.
“I would like to congratulate Ms Lebkowicz on her prize-winning poem Inside selected from the 128 entries received this year,” Ms Burch said.
The ACT Poetry Prize is awarded for an outstanding poem [...]
Sanguineti Media are looking to raise enough funds to make the best zom-com movie they can.
Me and my Mates vs The Zombie Apocalypse is a comedy based in Canberra about three Telecom tradesmen hiding in an exchange during the zombie apocalypse. The film was written, and is soon to be directed, by Declan Shrubb.
[ 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. ]
Duncan Ley’s new work, Home at the End is kicking off at the Courtyard Studio on the 4th of September as a part of the Collected Works 2013 Subscription Season.
The names attached to this press release read like a who’s who of Canberra theatre which can only be a good sign.
Commissioned by Everyman Theatre specifically [...]
The Canberra Museum and Gallery is looking to nail down two years work of exhibitions for the gold fish bowl like Gallery 4 which fronts onto Civic Square:
Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is calling for proposals from artists to create site specific works for its glass-walled exhibition space on Civic Square (Gallery 4).
The space is [...]
Being footloose and fancy free at the weekend a friend and I agreed to have an afternoon out at the latest blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery. I’m a regular at these things – getting my fill of travelling culture that I may never get the chance to see again.
Anyhow, my thirst for culture [...]
A display of floral art has been installed in the Canberra Centre overnight. It can be found upstairs near Zara and is the result of some hard work from the Floral Art Guild of the ACT.
Go check it out next time you duck up that side of the Canberra Centre for an ice cream.
From the [...]
[ 12 July, 2013 to 14 July, 2013. ]
I’m heading down to some town a few hours out of Warnnambool whose name I don’t know this weekend!
Seriously, I don’t know where I am going.
So anyways the following events are just for you, I hope you attend all of them and have the best time.
As always leave your suggestions in the comments and have [...]
[ 19 July, 2013 8:30 pm to 20 July, 2013 12:00 am. ]
NewActon certainly never lacks for new different events.
This is their latest and looks to be super fun.
Expect colourful cocktails, pop-rock band Fun Machine, improv jazz band Xavier Dunn and the best, or maybe worst, music of the pop art era.
Party like its 1963 at Palace Electric and the Grand Stair of Nishi, NewActon.
The fabulous people who brought us Star Wars burlesque and Batman Follies of 1929 just announced via Facebook that their new show Game of Thrones Burlesque will be coming to Canberra on October the 25th.
No further details have been announced but we can probably assume it’ll be at the Canberra Theatre again, and that again [...]
Urban Theatre Projects are being awesomely generous and have offered up 2 double passes to our paid subscribers to their new show Catalogue of Dreams for Friday 19 July at 8.15pm.
So if you are both a paid subscriber and free on the 19th, then you should make sure to email us!
Put the word ‘doublepass’ [...]
[ 21 September, 2013; ] The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is holding our first Cabaret night on the 21 September 2013 on the famous stage of Tilley’s in Lyneham.
Think classy, think edgy, think fun, think glamorous!
We’re looking for entries from the ACT community to be part of our lineup for this year’s AIDS Action Council Cabaret event. The [...]
Is there anything Canberrans like talking about more than Public Art? Well there’s bicycles, maybe dogs.. Cats.. But after that, definitely public art.
ArtsACT has added an ACT Public Art Database page to their website.
It pushes through to a very handy Google Map.
Now you can be sure you’ve checked out all the Art.
So you can have [...]
[ 17 July, 2013 to 27 July, 2013. ]
Opening next week is a new piece of theatre, created by award winning professionals in collaboration with local artists, telling stories relevant to Canberra.
It sounds pretty wonderful actually.
Catalogue of Dreams is a charismatic and compelling new work created by the award winning Urban Theatre Projects.
Bold, evocative images collide as wannabe kings and make-believe queens jostle [...]
Professional artists looking to increase their skills should take note, ArtsACT is running a mentorship program in 2014.
JUMP Mentoring supports creative arts practitioners in the first five years of their professional practice to work on an applied mentorship with a mentor of their choice. JUMP is open to artists, music and theatrical producers, writers, editors, [...]
[ 17 July, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a wild beast and cannot be contained, and it is returning to the Phoenix.
The following release should answer any questions you have.
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM IN CANBERRA.
We give you a stage, 2 minutes, 2 microphones, an audience, The Master or Mister or Mistress of Conflict, 5 judges, 2 toilets, 2 MCs, and [...]
[ 12 July, 2013; ]
Three masters of the spoken word are planning at make your brain and the ears it’s attached to super happy this Friday at Smith’s.
National Poetry Slam winner and local handsome man CJ Bowerbird, is combining forces with a crack team of Northerners who are travelling down from Queensland to fire red hot barbs of poetry [...]
[ 31 July, 2013 7:00 pm to 3 August, 2013 7:00 pm. ] I was recently given the opportunity to take some photos behind the scenes at a rehearsal for Hit the Floor Together, an upcoming dance performance at the Canberra Theatre Centre. The contemporary work brings together young indigenous and non-indigenous dancers to explore young people’s understanding of each other, despite differences in culture and geography.
The show explores [...]
Get your projects ready artists, the 2014 Project funding opening is coming up soon:
2014 ACT Arts Fund – Project Fund opening
artsACT will be opening the 2014 Project Fund category of the ACT Arts Fund on Wednesday 10 July 2013. Information about the Project Funding category and application forms will be available from www.arts.act.gov.au from [...]
The ACT Government have committed to a three year deal with the ANU’s arts community outreach program starting from January the 1st next year. They are promising $1.6 million in annual funding to the program.
ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch said the ANU School of Music, ANU School of Art, artsACT and Education and Training Directorate [...]
Margaret Timpson Park is the perfect location for the Civic Merry-Go-Round to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2014. That was the unanimous decision of the Belconnen Community Council committee on Wednesday night.
The decision was in response to Chief Minister Katy Gallagher’s comment that the merry-go-round’s horses and elephants are lonely and need a new home [...]
The Visitor Centre Gallery of the National Botanic Gardens are hosting an exhibition of Duncan Smith’s works based around the Wiradjuri Scar Trees.
Duncan Smith, a Wiradjuri man from central western NSW and a well-known professional artist of traditional and contemporary art, explores traditional patterns from Scar Trees and transposes them onto canvas.
The exhibition also consists [...]
Stallholders and artists are now invited to apply for Woden Valley Festival event, The Carnival held on Saturday 9 November, where Eddison Park comes alive with music, markets, food, and community goodness!
Performers of all sorts are encouraged to apply to perform, from musicians, dancers, choirs, and any other act that requires an audience and stage. [...]
[ 9 July, 2013; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; ]
The Street Theatre would like to invite you to a first showing of COLD LIGHT.
Novelist Frank Moorhouse loves Canberra. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel COLD LIGHT
set in 1950’s Canberra and featuring one of Australia’s greatest fictional characters Edith Campbell Berry.
Frank has never had a novel adapted for the stage but [...]
Well this didn’t take long.
Last Friday we noted the Fringe was going back to its dad Jorian Gardner.
Yesterday the interim producers were grumbling that there wasn’t much process.
And today we have the Liberals’ arch conservative Giulia Jones having a fit of the vapous at the idea of Jorian Gardner’s continued existence:
ACT Shadow Minister for Women [...]
[ 9 July, 2013 to 26 July, 2013. ]
Now is a good time to be an art lover in Canberra. Exhibitions galore!
Here’s another from the constantly updating BCS gallery:
An exhibition of paintings by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from the Ginar Maliyan Mob, and Barnardos in celebration of NAIDOC Week
Exhibition runs July 9th –26th with and official opening by Mary Porter [...]
[ 28 July, 2013 to 11 August, 2013. ] Some more art coming your way Canberra. Those of you with an interest in art, politics, or watercolours should take notice.
In a city which lives and breathes power, no one has explored the politics of power with such steely intelligence and analytical focus as eX de Medici. Seducing us with her stunning technical virtuosity, her [...]