What do we get when we combine all the key people of influence from the Canberra creative scene together and grant them access to an abandoned warehouse in Braddon for 4 months?
Well, we get The Chop Shop!
Pat Rose from Coy and Sancho Murphey from Sancho’s Dirty Laundry have joined forces to bring us the ultimate [...]
Thanks to ‘Sheep Groper’ for sending us in the attached picture with the following:
There’s a bit of chalk art in progress at the corner of Civic bus interchange near the park. Looks linear in style. Perhaps someone will snap a pic of the finished piece before it gets worn away by uncaring feet.
If anyone was [...]
Josh Chaffey has amazed and engaged Canberra this morning by posting a YouTube video of Canberra through the eye of his Canon camera. We’ve all seen the gorgeous photos of Canberra that get shared around on the regular and even the beautiful time-lapse videos that emerge every now and again. This time Josh has taken [...]
King O’Malley’s has always been one of my favourite places for live music. The vibe is always excellent, the food is decent and it’s intimate enough that when you haggle the musicians, occasionally they’ll actually play the song that the drunken guy in the back keeps yelling out the name of. (One day, someone will [...]
Tonight, I got an invitation to an event in the city, a photographer’s exhibition being held at the Kaori Gallery, in Hobart Place. All very mysterious, as I usually don’t get asked to these events. Last one was several years ago.
The Artist is Geoffrey Dunn, and I have admired his contributions on social media for some [...]
I got to Transit just in time to see Jimmy Pike, Aussie hip-hop artist, pacing between the bar and the stage, occasionally stopping to put his hood up, then back down, then up again.
The anticipation was starting to rise as it got closer to Jimmy’s set time, and I was keenly interested to see where [...]
Canberra writers are encouraged to nominate their works for the 2014 ACT Book of the Year Award, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
The $10,000 prize is open to ACT writers who have had a contemporary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry published in the 2013 calendar year.
“The ACT is home to many excellent [...]
[ 15 June 2014 at 4:00 pm; ]
The COZMO Ensemble and COZYMO Learning Group warmly invite family, friends and members of the public to come along to our hugely enjoyable Annual Winter Concert.
Come and enjoy a beautiful program of music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO!
COZMO will present a range of delightful music from the Baroque period to [...]
[ 30 May 2014 to 30 September 2014. ]
The National Archives are currently displaying a series of photos capturing the life of migrants to Australia post WWII. Whether for a long or short stay, many people spent their early days on Australian shores in hostels across a number of locations in the Country.
The exhibition contains vivid photographs of Australia’s migrant hostels with [...]
Art and alcohol make for a great combination right? Patrons at the Uni Pub explored this theory as Canberra was again treated to a feast for the senses this Wednesday at the RAW Revolution event.
RAW: natural born artists, is an international organisation of artists devoted to throwing the spotlight on upcoming creatives, giving them a [...]
The Lost and Found Office is opening a new pop up studio / gallery in Braddon, ACT.
In collaboration with other artists at the Queanbeyan Artists Shed, they will be presenting The Q Collection, a diverse array of collected works that provide an insight into the unique cultural identity of this underground community.
They will be working [...]
[ 28 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
This week, the second RAW:natural born artists event of the year will be taking place at the Uni Pub.
Showcase director Sarina Del Fuego has lined up an amazing group of 30 creative people and you can check them out on Wednesday night.
She sources new talent by seeing shows, exhibitions and also online – she looks [...]
A new exhibition, “Straight Face” by Canberra artist and designer Luke Chiswell opened last night in the Nishi Gallery in New Acton.
“Straight Face” is a design Chiswell created in 2006. At that point he made the decision to continue to use the design unchanged, resisting the urge to reinvent it or try a completely new [...]
[ 3 June 2014 to 5 June 2014. ] The Canberra edition of the seventh Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will open on Tuesday 3 June with the highly anticipated film The Square, a documentary that takes audiences right to the heart of a movement, a country and a people committed to the ideals of freedom and human rights.
The Square comes direct [...]
[ 24 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The ANU Choral Society (SCUNA) presents “JUBILATE DEO”
The Gabrielis and Monteverdi, with Josquin, a Giovanni or three, and Friends.
Led by new director Andrew Koll, SCUNA will fill St Christopher’s cathedral in Manuka with a grand array of (mostly) renaissance music on Saturday 24 May at 7.30pm.
Be prepared to be lifted high into the vaulted ceilings [...]
[ 30 April 2014 to 11 May 2014. ] Australian National Capital Artists Inc is hosting its artist-made brooch/pin exhibition. This annual exhibition has been exciting Canberrans since the 2011, and this year looks like it will be a corker.
Opening on Wednesday 30 April at 6pm the exhibition will go until 11 May at the ANCA gallery at 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson.
Participating artists this [...]
[ 7 May 2014 to 10 May 2014. ]
The 2014 ANU Medical Revue ‘Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella’ is hitting the stage 7-10 May at the ANU Arts Centre.
Following last year’s ‘Para-Medical Activitiy’, which achieved four Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) nominations and the 2012 show winning the CAT Award for Best Original Work, expectations are high.
The ANU Medical Revue is an [...]
The Spanish Film Festival hits Canberra 1-14 May 2014.
This year, the festival will have the added highlight of (the fairly easy on the eye) Alex González joining the early afternoon sessions on the 4th of May.
The Festival will take place at the Palace Electric Cinema. Schedule and ticket information can be seen here.
[ 12 April 2014 at 3:00 pm; ]
A new kind of heaven is on its way for Canberra’s foodies. ‘The Forage’ will pop up at tomorrow (12 April) nights Hustle & Scout Twilight Market in New Acton. ‘The Forage’ will be a feast of Canberra’s finest food, showcasing local food vendors, wineries, cafes and other foodie outlets.
Tegan McAuley, Founder of Hustle & [...]
[ 17 April 2014 to 21 April 2014. ]
The National Folk Festival hits Canberra again 17-21st April (the Easter weekend). The festival has now been running in Canberra for 22 years. For 5 days Exhibition Park becomes another world – one filled with music, colour and general artistic and creative celebrations.
Along with the music, the festival includes multicultural food stands to keep your [...]
When CIT student Steve Worthington decided to take one of his designs to the public, he had no idea that he would become only the fifth ever successful Canberran Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a world wide crowd-funding application, but one that it seems Canberrans have not really discovered. Kickstarter has only had thirteen projects registered in [...]
As someone who dreams of being a writer – you know, the kind who writes novels that everyone talks about over their cups of tea in the office and get adapted into brilliant movies with action figure heroes, I was quite interested to see the outcome of the ACT Book for the year for 2013.
Thanks to you lot I was invited to go sit on a panel at this years You Are Here festival to discuss internet trolls. I was chosen to discuss this topic alongside writers from Lip, Woroni, and Mamamia. These three writers have experienced all kinds of horrible insane abuse from their readerships both local [...]
#Who Faux Faux Amis
#What Garage Punk Rock
#Where Open Air Stage – Ainslie Place (off Garema Pl)
#When You Are Here Festival 14/03/14
#So Find them at venues like The Phoenix
Nothing fake about these friends
Words by Steve Boardman.
Tonight I venture in to the CBD to check out the painfully hipster ‘You Are Here’ festival. I actually like [...]
With the Canberra Comedy Festival coming up, get in early tonight at Smiths’ Alternative for ‘Schnityz and Giggles’.
Canberras’ only regular improvised comedy show, inspired by ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ (no Wayne Brady unfortunately but we are working on it). Come see some of your cities best improvisors perform for the honour of winning the ‘Golden Schnitz’. [...]
With Giulia Jones and Jeremy Hanson appointing themselves the last arbiters of taste for performances they haven’t seen and calling for drastic sanction against people only remotely involved I thought in my capacity as a private citizen I’d like to throw my own 2c in via the great Charlie Chaplin.
[ 24 January 2014 to 27 January 2014. ]
A long weekend coming up just when you thought you’d got your 2014 groove on.
But what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments!
[ 23 March 2014; ]
This just in!
howdy riot folks….
2014 may very well be the ‘year of the horse’ but for the collective at the canberra zine emporium we’re calling it the ‘year of the zine’!
would be super ace if you could mention our zine fair on riotact. you’ve been fabulous supporters in the past year, and were kicking of [...]
[ 8 February 2014; ] V-DAY CANBERRA JOINS ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN
V-Day Canberra 2014
Presents A Benefit Reading of
A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER:
Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls
Members from all facets of the Canberra Community
Join Us as we RISE, RELEASE, and DANCE to Demand Justice for Women and Girl Survivors of Violence
For More [...]
COME AND PLAY MANDOLIN!
COZYMO (Capital of Australia Youth Mandolinata)
The next one-semester length COZYMO Learning Group (Beginning) and COZYMO Learning Group (Continuing) programs start on Sunday 2 February 2014 (Session times below). All ‘youth’ – whether in experience or in age – are most welcome!
These Semester-length programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to [...]
Joy Burch is putting the word out there that the ACT Government is chipping in for the Arts Law Centre of Australia:
ACT artists and arts organisations will have access to free or subsidised legal advice thanks to a national partnership to revamp the Arts Law Centre of Australia, to which the ACTGovernment is contributing $10,000. [...]