Workshops with with Marius & Maria Ursu from Timisoara, Romania Folk Dance Canberra Hall, 114 Maitland Street, Hackett ACT: Saturday 14 March, 9.30am-1pm Sunday 15 March, 9.30am-1pm Monday 16 March, Monday: 7.30pm-9.30pm (advanced level)
Marius, master choreographer of the
acclaimed folk dance ensemble “Doina Timisului”, will be teaching a
variety of dances from folk regions of Romania. Marius and Maria have a wealth
of experience, having participated in over 100 seminars, workshops and
festivals in more than 35 countries.
Cost: $15 per session $18 non-members (discounts if paying in advance)
2020 National Folk Festival 9-13 April, with Hope for Folk concert on 11 April Exhibition Park in Canberra
A venue at this year’s National Folk Festival will be dedicated to the folk communities affected by the 2019-20 South Coast bushfires.
The 2020 Festival was officially launched at Gorman House in Canberra on 18 February by Gordon Ramsay MLA, ACT Minster for the Arts, with performances by piper Athol Chalmers and Festival Youth Ambassador, Lucy Sugerman.
Festival Managing Director Helen Roben announced that the Fitzroy venue would be renamed the Hope for Folk stage. It would include a concert on the Saturday afternoon by artists who had been due to play at the now postponed Cobargo Folk Festival.
There will also be merchandise from the Cobargo, Nariel Creek and Numeralla folk communities on sale at the venue. Volunteers will collecting donations, and all proceeds from a bar at the venue would be donated to the three folk communities.
Author Ursula Dubosarsky has been named Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020-21
Dubosarsky is the author of over 60 books for children and young adults. She has won many national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award, and has been nominated for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature.
Her books have been published widely across the world and translated into 14 languages. The theme for her two-year term as Australian Children’s Laureate is Read For Your Life.
Exhibition of finalists – opening from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday 18 April until 10 May 2020 The Picture House Gallery Gunning NSW
As part of the Gunning Arts Festival in April 2020 entries are open until 31 March for The Picture House Art Prize 2020, hosted by The Picture House Gallery in Gunning and sponsored by Derivan Art Supplies.
Thursday 12 March – Wednesday 8 April 2020 Palace Electric Cinema Canberra
This year’s festival brings us 49
contemporary and classic French films, many enjoying their Australian premiere.
Dynamic filmmaker, Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders, Macbeth, True
History of the Kelly Gang), who has long taken inspiration from French
cinema, will be the 2020 Festival Patron.
Porcelain ceramics and watercolour paintings Opening Saturday 8th February 2020, 3-5 pm. All welcome. Continues until 15 March 2020
Jo Victoria’s porcelain works are delicate, light and translucent. She uses carved-out lines, marks and holes to portray environments etched by the ocean.
Top image: Jo Victoria, Pierced Bowls (detail), slip cast porcelain, sizes variable, 2019.
by the drama of light and inherent patterns in nature, Stefan Gever’s
contemporary watercolour paintings also display a lightness of touch. With Lake George in
mind the artist explores the beauty, challenges and opportunities this area
& Hugh opens Thurs and Fri 10am to 2.30pm; Sat. and Sun.10am to 4pm; Monday
Until Sunday 3 May 2020 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets Wagga
talking? Are we listening?
artists from Networks Australia invite you to take part in a conversation with
our leafy companions through a diversity of mediums: Christine
Appleby, Rachel Devlin, Wendy Dodd, Deborah Faeyrglenn, Karyn Fearnside, Susan
Hey, Belinda Jessup, Dottie Le Sage, Ann McMahon, Jenny Manning, Bev Moxon, Sharon
Peoples, Liz Perry, Marli Popple, Ola Robertson, Rozalie Sherwood, Nancy Tingey,
Monique Van Nieuwland and Katherine White.
Opening exhibitions The Burning, Umma’s Tongue at 6000 degreesand Fake Naturefrom 8 February until March 2020
coined by Australian environmental philosopher Dr Glenn Albrecht in 2005,
describes the sense of loss or nostalgia we feel when our homes or environments
change irreconcilably in the face of climate change or natural disaster.
Textiles by Belconnen Community Gallery Emerging Artist Support Scheme prize winners Angela Coleman, Portia Lawson, Anna Roufogalis and Rosie Armstrong 21 January to 14 February Opening celebration Wednesday 22 January at 5.30pm, all welcome
Rosie Armstrong uses the techniques of laser cutting and watercolour paints to create a narrative of insect decline.
Anna Roufogalis looks into the functionality and beauty of the human body through the lens of textiles.
Portia Lawson’s collection of scientific-like specimens explores the synergy of spontaneity and individuality, and order and uniformity in natural systems of growth through the medium of automated machine embroidery and hand beading.
Angela Coleman’s work investigates our memories attached to and imbued in clothing. The ephemeral nature of both is conveyed through the fragile materiality.
16 January – 2 February 2020 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-5pm
Unnatural Histories – Dan Power and Luke Hadland
An investigation into the anthropogenic erosion of biodiversity in the natural world, which explores the disruption of ecosystem structure and impact of invasive species by illustrating the story in a personal way.
Migration – Sian Watson
Migration is an investigation into the movement and environmental displacement of humans and birds. Watson uses sculpture and photo mediums to explore the human/animal figure in contrasting and sometimes extreme environments. Through varied landscapes, Watson shows the seemingly inhospitable habitats utilised by necessity in the current global climate.
A Month of Sundays – Brenda Goggs
This body of work comprises 31 woven tapestries, that
provide glimpses of iconic Australian moments and explore Australian Identity.
ChutespaceMeditations in Glass – Susan Wiscombe
Chutespace is curated by Kerry Shepherdson & Jeffree Skewes, (M16 studio artists) – a former library book return chute, artists exhibiting in this space create works which respond to the unusually small dimensions of the space