Artsong Canberra’s next concert for 2019 is a recital by Rebecca Ryan (soprano) and Anthony Smith (piano). Featuring the poignant, transcendental masterpiece ‘Vier Letzte Lieder’ by Richard Strauss, this program explores the many facets of love and life.
Encompassing the first spark of love through to the calm acceptance of death, Rebecca and Anthony also present Schumann’s ‘Frauenliebe und Leben’ and songs by Duparc, Berlioz and Fauré.
The Indigenous Literacy
Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that has gifted over 350,000 culturally appropriate books to more than 280
remote Indigenous communities and service organisations across Australia. Through
the 2019 Great Book Swap program, the Indigenous Literacy
Foundation (ILF) aims to raise $350,000 to gift 35,000 new books for Indigenous
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.
Museum of Australian Democracy/Old Parliament House Weekends 1, 2 and 8, 9 March 2019
It’s that fabulous time of year in Canberra when the Enlighten Festival sees our public buildings awash with images made by light. If you want something handson rather than just to look at the wonderful artworks on the buildings, head to Museum of Australian Democracy.
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.
Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 23 to 24 February 2019 Australian National Botanic Gardens – Crosbie Morrison Building Open Sat. 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sun. 9.30am to 4pm
Enjoy a display of more than 30 bonsai
by Canberra based artists showing the diversity of Australian plants. There are
demonstrations daily at 2pm for those interested in learning techniques and
small group guided tours daily at 12 noon through the gardens to show the large
versions of the bonsai native trees.
Visitors can vote for their favourite
bonsai and there is a raffle offers the
chance to win a native bonsai and some books.
Admission $5 adults, $3 concession and children under 12 years free entry when with an adult.