National Film and Sound Archive 27 September 2019 to 9 March 2020
Game Masters is an interactive journey through five decades of video game history, offering both a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind the world’s most popular characters and franchises, and a chance to play them.
Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre 6 October to 15 December 2019
Non-indigenous settlement of the Ginninderra district began in the 1820s. This exhibition features eight early district properties within the parishes of Jeir, Wallaroo and Ginninderra, supplemented by accounts of the heritage of each building.
Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen 1 – 18 October 2019, Mon to Fri 9am-5pm Opening celebration 5:30pm Wednesday 2 October by Shane Rattenbury MLA Minister for Mental Health
This mixed media community exhibition in celebration of Mental Health Month features works by people in the mental health and disability sector who use art to explore and express their creativity and imagination.
It will showcase a variety of artworks by People with Disabilities, Mental Health Consumers and support persons. Artists have been invited to submit up to two pieces per person/group.
Strathnairn Arts 90 Stockdill Drive Holt ACT Until 13 October 2019
Jenny Blake uses reclaimed wooden
bocks found in a builder’s skip to produce stunning three dimensional
landscapes. It is her way of restoring the environment block by block, making
discarded materials into something beautiful.
Strathnairn has an open day 10am to
4pm on Saturday 21 September. All studios will be open and you can buy a
hand-crafted bowl full of soup. The members’ exhibition also opens in the
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.
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
Classes commencing September 17, 2019 27-29 Napier Close Deakin 2660
The School of Practical Philosophy is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization. First of all the primary aim of the School is freedom. The sort of practical freedom which allows a person to simply be themselves, with the confidence that comes from complete self-knowledge.
Courses consist of 11 sessions of 2.5hrs each and include a break for refreshment. Included in the course fee is a complimentary half-day weekend workshop to explore and put into practice concepts introduced in these classes.
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.
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’.
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.