Call for entries for the ACT Catchment Groups open art competition 2019
The Space and Spaces exhibition will
open on 11 April in the Canberra Centre overlooking the Canberra Times
fountain. It will continue until 19 April. ASOC is calling for entries – all
are welcome to submit, members and non-members. Information and entry forms are
ANCA Gallery 20 March – 7 April 2019 Opening 6pm Wed 20 March – all welcome
What Remains, by Michelle Day is an exhibition of two installations that capture fragments of Day’s real and imagined sensory experience of human presence in vacated spaces: what remains of a person when they leave a room. Day’s exhibition consists of a series of small sensory objects that viewers can peer into to discover illusory spaces of texture, movement, light and smell.
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 10am-2pm daily until 1 June 2019
Carriberrie features 156 dancers and 36 performances, encompassing traditional and contemporary dance. It was shot on locations including Uluru, Sydney Opera House, the Arnhem Wetlands and the Torres Strait. it is narrated by actors David Gulpilil and Jack Charles.
Palace Electric Cinema Canberra 7 March to 10 April
The utterly delicious French Film Festival returns to Canberra with 54 films across a variety of styles and genres. With 30 years under its belt, the festival celebrates with a grand array of films and plenty of special events to entice Francophiles and film lovers.
This beautiful exhibition is by mother
and daughter Aunty Bertha Firebrace and Angela Pisciotta. Bertha is a
Wiradjuri/Yorta Yorta woman, an emerging artist painting her stories on wooden
objects and Angela is a Wiradjuri woman who has now been in Canberra for 24
years or so and calls it home. Angela works in woven forms including basketry.
Belconnen Arts Centre and Tuggeranong Arts Centre Classes run concurrently with ACT school terms.
Having had the privilege of sitting in
as an observer on a taster session for the Dance
for Wellbeing program, I must compliment Philip Piggin and his colleagues
and the two arts centres for such excellent provision of dance classes for
people with Parkinsons, dementia and at all mobility levels.
The second iteration
of this festival and conference continues to explore and celebrate the changes
that come with age. The Festival is unique in Australia and provides a platform
for the work of older artists who are still working to celebrate their longevity
and the positive health impacts of dance and creativity. BOLD II also espouses a cross-generational
exchange of ideas and experiences and cross-cultural connections.
A six-week residency at Tuggeranong
Arts Centre sees Sharon Peoples, renowned fabric artist, exploring the gardens
of the Tuggeranong suburbs. She will make work reflecting her observations of
the garden, not just as a physical place but as a spiritual solace and refuge.
Suki and Hugh Gallery Bungendore 2 February to 17 March 2019
Nature’s Spectral Arch explores
aspects of a changed environment around the former slate mining village of
Corris, Wales where the artist recently
completed a month-long artist’s residency with Stiwdio Maelor. With time and
with a gentle persistence and dignity, nature is reclaiming this once degraded
Opening 6:00pm on Thursday 7 February 2019, all welcome Then Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00pm until 24 February
Interchange is a collaborative group exhibition featuring the work of members of Ausglass and the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG). It will be a satellite event to compliment the Ausglass and NZSAG hosted COLAB Conference in Whanganui, New Zealand, from 15 – 17 February.
Touring from 9 February to 2 March In Canberra at Wesley Music Centre Friday 1 March at 7.30pm Information and bookings including for season tickets at http://song.company/
Always scintillating, The Song Company
begins its 2019 season with Treble Helix
Unlocked – featuring glorious music of the early16th and late 15th
century. The Company will gather around a single music stand and read in the
original musical notation from a facsimile of the Eton Choirbook.
The Song Company has been working in
rehearsal with Tallis Scholar and current Musical Director of Trinity College
Melbourne, Christopher Watson. The ensemble will be joined by Roberta Diamond,
recently studying in Basel, and Dan Walker from Canberra.
Sublime music is promised and, as
always, an experience for the mind and soul.