Clan Destine Press, Victoria, Australia, 2007 First published by Harper Collins Australia 1998 Lindy Cameron will appear at the Terror Australia Festival in Cygnet 1-3 November 2019
I do not know how the readers of the
original version of this story waited a month for each chapter. Golden Relic
was commissioned by Museum Victoria and written for the International Council
of Museums 1998. Lindy Cameron was selected from four crime writers to write a
murder mystery by instalments to publicise the conference – the brief was to
promote the city of Melbourne, the museum and the event.
The Fitters Workshop, Kingston Foreshore Until 4pm on 15 September 2019
More than 300 works including wall works in oil, pastel, pencil and acrylic and a small collection of beautiful sculpture await visitors to this year’s Spring exhibition by members of the Artists’ Society of Canberra.
Palace Electric Canberra 24 September – 16 October 2019
The 20th Italian Film Festival features 26 recent films and two retrospectives including Bertolucci’s five-hour epic, 1900.
It opens with The Champion, set in in the world of professional, millionaire footballers, and finishes with the Australian premiere of Ron Howard’s biopic Pavarotti, the tenor who became an international superstar from the early 1960s until his death in 2007.
This exhibition is about remembered landscapes., paintings of the Greek
Islands evoking memories of the artist as a young man travelling through Europe
back to the landscapes of his origins.
The exhibition includes paintings of buskers in gritty urban landscapes
which inspired him when he was an art student living in inner city Sydney. Now Stavros
Papantoniou lives in the landscape of the Southern Tablelands of New South
Wales. This new terrain has inspired him to create a fresh body of work.
These are the new landscapes of his memory.
Monday 16 September 2019 at 7pm Llewellyn Hall ANU Canberra
The celebrated Emerson String Quartet is making its first Australian tour in more than 19 years. Founded in 1976, and with all but one of its members unchanged, the ensemble has made more than 30 recordings and won many awards.
The fine work of the Indigenous
Literacy Foundation continues to provide culturally appropriate books and books
in language to thousands of Aboriginal children in remote communities.
This year’s Indigenous Literacy Day on Wednesday 4 September was marked by a visit to the Sydney Opera House by students and teachers from Nhulunbuy Primary School in Arnhem Land celebrating the publication of their beautiful book I Saw We Saw.
I Saw We Saw, was written and illustrated by
the students in an ILF workshop with ambassador Ann James. An edition will be
gifted to communities in the region and sold in bookshops around Australia.
Saw, We Saw is one of the 90 books ILF has published as part of
their Community Literacy Projects. This program empowers Indigenous people from
the remotest parts of Australia to write and illustrate the stories that they
want to tell, which reflect their culture and their language and in this, the
Year of Indigenous Languages, this is particularly poignant.
book – both English edition with some words in language and the home language
Yolngu Matha – can also be obtained from ILF via their website.
For more information and/or to donate visit www.ilf.org.au
Gunning Court Room Sunday 15 September 2019 at 2pm
Twenty- four Italian songs and arias
by three regional performing artists and an invitation to spend the afternoon
in Gunning – bring a picnic and folding chair or rug or try one of the coffee
shops for lunch before the concert.
First conceived some years ago, Why Neville
shot Gus is at once a crime novella and an exercise in the principles of
crime writing – by someone who has taught the craft. It would spoil the story
to go into too much detail, but suffice it to say that David Owen takes us
through his usual circuitous paths drawing disparate threads to a satisfying
We meet each character in some detail as the story
proceeds, without always having an inkling of connections but knowing there is
one that will be revealed. The disconnected threads do weave together though
and the titular character of Neville eventually yields his bigger story.
This is the ninth of David Owen’s Pufferfish
series, a complex winding story which delves into all kinds of seedy and nasty
aspects of criminal activity and human behavior without, however, giving us the
creeps. It is David Owen’s rich sense of humour that keeps us grounded in this
story of murder, violence, cruelty, drugs, deception and betrayal.
Whilst humour is not necessarily part of crime fiction, it seems that the best of the genre’s authors demonstrate a healthy sense of not taking themselves entirely seriously.