Palace Electric Cinema Canberra 10 to 31 July 2019 Films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.
The 2019 festival opens around Australia with HAPPY ENDING from actress-turned-director Hella Joof (2015 Scandi FF smash hit All Inclusive).
Top Danish actors Birthe Neumann (five Robert Awards from the Danish Film Academy, two Bodils from the Danish Film Critics) and Kurt Ravn (two Bodils) head up the cast, which also includes Mette Munk Plum (Borgen), Tammi Øst (The Killing) and Scandi FF 2017 festival guest Charlotte Sieling (The Man, Borgen, Homeland).
Caren Florance and Tim Brook – Line Work Mimi Fairall, Lizzie Hall, Rowan Kane, Eadie Newman and Bernie Slater – Bona Fide Thursday 4 July 6pm till 27 July 2019
Line Work, by Canberra based academic and print and text artist, Caren Florance, builds on her research into online trolling. The exhibition uses new and old systems of communication to explore ways to subvert and convert the hurt we carry after encountering verbal attacks.
year’s festival boasts films from every continent except
Antarctica, and a diverse spread of filmmakers from veteran trailblazers like
Kim Longinotto to first-time directors like Midnight Family’s Luke
Lorentzen and Honeyland’s Tamara Kotevska, only 25 years old and already
stunning international festival audiences with her fresh talent.
A solo exhibition at Suki and Hugh Gallery, Gibraltar Street Bungendore NSW 29 June to 11 August 2019
Nichols takes her inspiration from the natural world, finding compositions in
nature and interpreting them into wall hangings made with traditional rug
hooking techniques – she describes her work as painting and sculpting with
opening reception is 29 June 2019 at 3pm and all are welcome.
Motor Neuron Disease Fundraising Walk Sunday 16 June 2019
A large group of cheery, if chilled round the edges, Canberrans and visitors from interstate turned out on a pretty cold Canberra morning to walk 5km via the Lake Burley Griffin bridges to raise funds for MND.
The Scent Keeper
is the fourth novel of Seattle based writer Erica Bauermeister. I first met her
writing with The School of Essential Ingredients, her first novel,
deservedly a best seller. This fourth is equally endowed with the capacity to
move and hold us, to powerfully evoke a sense of place.
By Lucas Hnath, directed by Caroline Stacey The Street Theatre, Canberra City Until Sunday 23 June 2019
This critically-acclaimed piece by New York playwright Lucas Hnath has been described as a ‘sequel of sorts’ to Henrik Ibsen’s 19th century classic.
A confident and independent Nora (played by Rachel Berger) returns 15 years after leaving her husband, Torvald (PJ Williams), and three children. Back in her former house, Nora engages in conversation with Torvald, nanny and housekeeper Anne-Marie (played by Camilla Blunden) and daughter Emmy (Lily Constantine).
Belconnen Community Gallery, Swanson Court Belconnen as part of the ‘RESPECT’ series 2 July to 19 July 2019, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Opening celebration Wednesday July 3, 5:30-7:30pm
exhibition of paintings in celebration of NAIDOC Week explores seasonal change,
encompassing light, mood, texture, movement and colour across the landscape,
with the deep sense of connection to country.
The Final Hours by Lyon & Featherstone is a response in song to the art of Myuran Sukumaran, who was executed on 29 April 2015 by the Indonesian Government after being found guilty of drug smuggling as part of the ‘Bali 9’.
Echo Publishing, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, 2019
This is the second of Katherine Kovacic’s Alex Clayton art mysteries. Like its predecessorThe Portrait of Molly Dean, it is a wonderfully engaging read, a story that whips along at a suitably brisk pace and is filled with personalities from the Melbourne art world.
Paintings by Felicia (Floss) Fletcher Belconnen Community Gallery as part of the RESPECT series Swanson Court Belconnen 18 to 28 June 2019 Mon-Fri 9am -5pm
purpose of this exhibition is to share
health through consciousness of perception.
(Floss) Fletcher is an Aboriginal artist from central western Queensland who
moved to Canberra for work 26 years ago. She began painting 12 years ago
as she found it the best way to study, and express feelings. She continues to
paint for her own healing and to keep a record of her own experiences.
MURDER SHE WROTE – a celebration of women writers of crime fiction past and present. Cygnet, Huon Valley, Tasmania 31 October to 5 November 2019
The announcement of another new and
fabulous writers festival and under the direction of erstwhile Canberra author
LJM Owen is great news. The festival boasts have ‘a panellist line-up to die for and a four day program
jam-packed with incisive panels, grave workshops and deadly festivities.’
Clearly a sense of humour is also involved.