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Exhibition on Screen – Van Gogh and Japan

Directed by David Bickerstaff and produced by Phil Grabsky
Screening nationally from 21 November 2019
In Canberra at Palace and Dendy between 21 and 23 November – check cinemas for screening times

Based on the exhibition of the same name in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam (also seen at the National Gallery in Melbourne), this film delve sinto the story of Van Gogh’s fascination with the art of Japan. With the usual thoroughness of the Exhibition on Screen products, Van Gogh and Japan features interviews with a variety of experts and draws on the many letters of Van Gogh in exploring the subject.

Barbie speaks to Phil Grabsky about Van Gogh and Japan

Of this work David Bickerstaff says : ‘The intensity of his fragile mind as he struggles with his art is laid bare with every mark he makes. It is the pursuit of a powerful simplicity that attracted Vincent Van Gogh to the art of Japan and the Japanese to his story.’

Information about Exhibition on Screen at  www.exhibtiiononscreen.com

Tuggeranong Arts Centre – On Thin Ice

Stories of ice addiction & recovery
A Tuggeranong Arts Centre project
7 to 30 November 2019

On Thin Ice is a multi-media exhibition produced by social justice journalist/author Ginger Gorman, photographers Hilary Wardhaugh and Martin Ollman, sculptor Tom Buckland and printmaker Jess Higgins, made in collaboration with members of our community recovering from or living with addiction to crystal methamphetamine (ice).

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Belconnen Community Gallery – Making Tracks

Part of the ‘Piece of Mind’ series
19-29 November 2019,
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Opening celebration 5:30pm Tuesday 19 November 2019

A mixed media exhibition by participants of the Belconnen Community Service Open Studio program.

Belconnen Community Services Open Studio Groups are a supportive place to find inspiration, learn art techniques, experiment with materials and explore individual creative tracks. Beginners to experienced artists are all welcome.

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Australian Haydn Ensemble – Midori & Mozart

Thursday 21 November 2019 at 7pm
Albert Hall, Yarralumla

One of Europe’s leading virtuosos, daring Bavarian-Japanese violinist, Midori Seiler, makes her Australian debut, performing a concerto double-bill and leading the Australian Haydn Ensemble in a program of mercurial Mozart and Haydn.

Richard spoke to Skye McIntosh about the concert

Long-term concertmaster of Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Anima Eterna Brugge, Midori makes her Australian debut with the AHE as guest director and soloist in this dazzling season finale of Mozart and Haydn symphonies and concerti.

Program:

  • Mozart Symphony No. 33 in B flat major K. 319
  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major K. 211
  • Haydn Symphony No. 80 in D minor
  • Haydn Violin Concerto in C major Hob VII:a1

https://www.australianhaydn.com.au/

Shiny Bum Singers – Rampant Bureaucracy

Sunday 17 November 2019 at 2pm
The Artists Shed, 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick
Tickets $20 including refreshments

This musical is a fictional story about an important time for MP ‘Wally Doodle’ in the leadup to a Federal election.

Shiny Bums Donna O’Brien and Frankie Seymour preview Rampant Bureaucracy

Wally wonders what he could offer older Australians which would help him win.

Sensitive areas are probed including cut backs, politicisation and whistle blowing!

Tickets at Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rampant-bureaucracy-tickets-74965051487 or at the door if not sold out.

For more information, email annette.selwood@bigpond.com, or
phone 0412 101 543

Information at https://shinybumsingers.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/103141799725391/

Open Garden weekend at Terroux

16 and 17 November 10am to 4pm
88 Rochford Road Hall (off Wallaroo Road)

Barbara Baikie and Peter Fletcher invite you to be part of the ever-evolving story of their gardens at Terroux. Take time to stroll around the established and new plantings – the newly planted blossom trees in the developing Japanese garden, rose beds, dedicated and memorial gardens.

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Terroux – Rufus//Sheridan performance and CD launch

Fundraising Spring Soirée
17 November 2019 4pm to 6pm
Information – 
www.terroux.com.au

Local jazz duo Rufus//Sheridan will launch the hardcopy of their CD Documentation during this year’s spring soirée at the beautiful rural property of Terroux near Hall. The album has been described by Smiths Alternative Canberra as an ‘ intimate exploration through the worlds of traditional and modern jazz, paying homage to the greats while exploring the harmonic freedom of modern jazz.’

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Innovative painting and dancing with Parkinson’s combined classes

Belconnen Arts Centre
Tuesdays 12 and 19 November 2019
From 2.15pm, all welcome

People with Parkinson’s, their family and carers are invited to attend an exciting and innovative ‘come and try’ session on either or both dates, incorporating dance and painting.

John Pratt and Philip Piggin at the first combined painting and dance classes for Parkinsons at Belconnen Arts Centre
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Skride Piano Quartet – Musica Viva

Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Canberra
Thursday 14 November 2109 at 7pm
Touring nationally until 19 November 2019

The Skride Piano Quartet is a new classical quartet of four leading European soloists. Sisters, soloists and regular duo partners, Baiba and Lauma Skride are joined by two of their favourite chamber music colleagues, Lise Berthaud and Julian Steckel.

Barbie speaks with Musica Viva’s Christina Cook about the Skride Piano Quartet
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Canberra Brass and Zackerbilks – Prohibition

Presented by BentSpoke Brewing Co. 
Albert Hall
Friday 1 November 2019, 7pm till late

You are invited to kick up your heels to the music of the ’20s and ’30s with an evening of music and dancing. Bring your own banquet to share with your friends.  Drinks on sale.

  • Early Bird Special – $40 per person until 18 October 2019
  • Table seating of 10 people per table
  • Bookings: TryBooking:  https://www.trybooking.com/BFJCQ
  • Door price $80 per person

You are here festival

25 to 27 October 2019
Various locations in Civic and Braddon, Canberra

You are here is an experimental arts festival and focusses in 2019 on responding to societal malaise – it aims to be restorative and relaxed.

Ketura Budd talks to Barbie about You Are Here

There is music, dance, workhsops, spoken poetry, installations, discussions, community making, sleep training, projection art and even a dinner party.

The festival is funded by the ACT Government, Sydney Myer Fund, Nelson Meers Foundation, W and A Johnson Family Foundation and Keir Foundation.

Most events are free. Some however require booking. Find out more at facebook.com/YouAreHereCanberra/

Painting with Parkinson’s – Silver Lining

Exhibition at Belconnen Arts Centre
1 to 24 November 2019

The Painting with Parkinson’s program celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019 with an exhibition of work by artists Adrian Aylott, Kathy Drake, Ann Gould, Margaret Healey, Charles Jordaan, Katrina Muir, Marilyn Nelson, Ann Nugent, Jan Robbins, Ann Somers, Dennis Thorncraft, Nazli Underwood, Barbara van der Linden and Helen Woodbridge.

Barbie talks to artist and tutor at Painting With Parkinsons, John Pratt

Belconnen Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Information at https://www.belconnenartscentre.com.au/

Image credit: Untitled by Dennis Thorncraft.

World premiere: Flight Memory

The Street Theatre, Canberra
14-17 November 2019

Information and bookings: thestreet.org.au

The so-called ‘black box’ flight recorder is probably Australia’s greatest gift to global aviation safety. Flight Memory, a new song suite at The Street Theatre, tells the story of its inventor, Dr David Warren AO.

Caroline Stacey tells Richard about Flight Memory
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Shiny Bum Singers – Kerry Kennedy Tribute Concert

Sunday 27 October 2019 at 2pm
The Artists Shed
88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick
Entry by donation

Kerry Kennedy contributed many songs to the Shiny Bums’ 20-year collection of parodies about the Public Service, politicians and other issues. Kerry sadly died on 10 April this year and the Shiny Bums will pay tribute to their dear friend by performing their favourites from his oeuvre.

All are welcome to celebrate the musical work of Kerry Kennedy at this event.