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.
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.
MURDER SHE WROTE – a celebration of women writers of crime fiction past and present. Cygnet, Huon Valley, Tasmania 31 October to 5 November 2019
The announcement of another new and
fabulous writers festival and under the direction of erstwhile Canberra author
LJM Owen is great news. The festival boasts have ‘a panellist line-up to die for and a four day program
jam-packed with incisive panels, grave workshops and deadly festivities.’
Clearly a sense of humour is also involved.
Australian National Botanic Gardens Information Centre Gallery 12 to 30 June 2019 with opening reception 15 June at 2pm
exhibition showcases the skills of the Fibre Makers of the ACT using Australian
native plants. The exhibitors are: Trish
Flynn, Katherine Culross, Deborah Faeyrglenn, Janet Meaney, Leonie Lucey, Jenny Cooper, Ann
McMahon, Adrienne Nicholson, Gabrielle Powell, Christiane Keller, Brenda Lander
and Julia Ware.
Hello! Here we are in 2019 and I blinked, and suddenly it’s the June long weekend!
I have read SO MANY good books already this year – and a lot of them have been written by Australian women! I thought I’d share three of my favourites so far, each of which I gave a full 5 out of 5 stars!
Bungendore Fine Art Gallery Until end of June 2019 Open daily 10am to 4.30pm
Michelle Peddle is an Australian
scratchboard artist based in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Scratchboard is an
etching technique, primarily subtractive layering painstakingly worked to
create the image.
ACT Indigenous artist Krystal Hurst is one of 68 finalists in the 2019 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Australia’s most illustrious and long standing Indigenous art awards.
Canberra Youth Orchestra and Canberra Choral Society Llewellyn Hall Saturday 29tJune, 2019 at 7.30pm
This is the first 2019 subscription concert for Music for Canberra and the Canberra Youth Orchestra (CYO). It features soloists Rachael Duncan, Tobias Cole and Andrew O’Connor. They will be joined by Canberra Choral Society, Canberra Children’s Choir and Seasoned Voices.
This year’s German Film Festival marks
some significant events in German history and culture – the 30th
anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and
the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus architectural movement.
A special event and the closing night
are devoted to the work of Bertolt Brecht with Mack the Knife – Brecht’s Threepenny Film about the making of the
film and the celebrated classic 1931 film The Threepenny Opera itself.
With the public release of this inaugural festival’s program ad some tickets selling out in 10 hours, it is time to get a wriggle on and book for sessions you’d like to attend. There is a full day early bird concession for the Saturday program if you want to get an excellent rate for 6 presentations of your choice.
Festival director Meredith Jaffé tells
us that presenting writers were selected for their successful work and their
capacity to be good story tellers for a live audience. They include well known
names like Jane Caro, Natasha Lester, Candice Fox, Jaclyn Moriarty.
and Leigh Hobbs.
Local artists Susan Banks and Thea Katauskas urge
you to explore what is often overlooked as we walk around our town. – to see
the life of the nature strip; the plants above, and the working men, often
‘It’s about the invisible energy and activity that maintains the life of our city, as well as the thriving nature that persists whilst being hemmed by roadways and built environments,’ says Katauskas. Now based in Washington DC, she is a 1996 graduate of the ANU’s Canberra School of Art and Design, and has held three successful solo shows of her unique take on the city’s suburban architecture.
Banks, a former scientist, teacher, and recent
graduate of the same art school, has focused on the disrupted, upended nature
strips; the diggings temporarily occupied by workers and the inconvenient
diversions as people step past the barriers, witches’ hats and piles of rubble.