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.
Australian National Botanic Gardens Information Centre Gallery 12 to 30 June 2019 with opening reception 15 June at 2pm
exhibition showcases the skills of the Fibre Makers of the ACT using Australian
native plants. The exhibitors are: Trish
Flynn, Katherine Culross, Deborah Faeyrglenn, Janet Meaney, Leonie Lucey, Jenny Cooper, Ann
McMahon, Adrienne Nicholson, Gabrielle Powell, Christiane Keller, Brenda Lander
and Julia Ware.
Harmonie German Club Thursday 13 June 2019 from 7pm to 11.30pm
All female Australian four-piece blues and roots act Hussy Hicks is led by Leesa Gentz, vocals, with Julz Parker, guitar.
They are showcasing their new single Get Ready, which features the band’s new drummer, Ali Foster and long time bass player, Tracy Stephens.
This is the first song in 12 years
completely recorded, engineered and produced by the band.
The Hussies have been long-time collaborators with Kristy Lee, recording and performing together across the USA, Europe and Australia since they formed a bond about 15 years ago. These women are looking forward to sharing their magical musical connection with Australian audiences.
A theatre performance presented by Migrant and Refugee Settlement Service ACT Murranji Theatre, Hawker College Saturday 15 June 2019 at 6.15pm
Award winning Indian
dancer/choreographer Padma Menon has worked with a group of women from diverse
cultures to produce a theatre work using dance, storytelling, poetry, music and
film. The work explores the dreams, strength and resilience of women.
Proceeds will be donated to two
Canberra charities whose work helps women from diverse cultures and
Hello! Here we are in 2019 and I blinked, and suddenly it’s the June long weekend!
I have read SO MANY good books already this year – and a lot of them have been written by Australian women! I thought I’d share three of my favourites so far, each of which I gave a full 5 out of 5 stars!
Bungendore Fine Art Gallery Until end of June 2019 Open daily 10am to 4.30pm
Michelle Peddle is an Australian
scratchboard artist based in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Scratchboard is an
etching technique, primarily subtractive layering painstakingly worked to
create the image.
ACT Indigenous artist Krystal Hurst is one of 68 finalists in the 2019 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Australia’s most illustrious and long standing Indigenous art awards.
Canberra Youth Orchestra and Canberra Choral Society Llewellyn Hall Saturday 29tJune, 2019 at 7.30pm
This is the first 2019 subscription concert for Music for Canberra and the Canberra Youth Orchestra (CYO). It features soloists Rachael Duncan, Tobias Cole and Andrew O’Connor. They will be joined by Canberra Choral Society, Canberra Children’s Choir and Seasoned Voices.
Having recently re-read The Dressmaker upon the opening of the
exhibition of the film costumes at the National Film and Sound Archive, I was
fortunate to speak with Rosalie Ham about her work. This sent me to her latest
novel, The Year of the Farmer and I
am also now reading my way through her back catalogue.