Canberra Museum and Gallery Until 7 November 2020 Ham Darroch and Guy Warren in conversation with exhibition curator Virginia Rigney on Wednesday 23 Sept at 1 pm
The title of this exhibition draws from a term used in the oil industry that describes the behaviour of viscous liquids . Applying it to look at these paintings, it asks us to find the ways that artists have held tension, created dynamic, forced rupture or found a sublime intuitive flow.
The Artists Shed 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick ACT Sunday 13 September, 3.30 – 5.30pm Bookings essential
Australians have proved time and time again that they are resilient, but truly, how does one come back from losing almost everything close to your heart?
On her own quest to answer that question and heal from the loss of her home, her beloved pets and the devastation of her community in the Mallacoota bushfires on New Year’s Eve 2019, award winning singer-songwriter, poet and photographer, Milena Cifali takes us on a personal journey towards recovery.
Her heartfelt new book, Mallacoota Time, was written against the larger backdrop of an unprecedented bushfire season and the coronavirus pandemic.
The launch will include music, poetry and book signing.
Strathnairn Arts Centre 90 Stockdill Drive Holt ACT Until 20 September 2020
For the oil and acrylic paintings in this collection Carmel takes her inspiration from cast and beautiful Australian landscape from the Kimberleys to the Snowy Mountains. One room features the magnificence and complexity of the sky. The other room is about the land, the earth.
Leonie Andrews – The Opening Stitches Project Naomi Zouwer – Strange Days Indeed Until 30 September 2020
In 2019 Leonie Andrews invited people, via social media, to provide a square of cloth with one or two sets of stitches on it.
In responding to the squares given to her by the contributors, Andrews has created her own artworks of threads and stitches. This body of work continues Andrews’ exploration of developing artwork within a rules-based framework.
In the first month of ISO, Naomi Zouwer began a new ritual of making a painting in one sitting every day by picking things from her sewing box. Using her collection of nostalgic remnants such as; ricrac, Glomesh, sequins, beads and braid and the occasional leaf, rock or seed pod.
In each of these paintings Zouwer has played with the compositions to reflect the social distancing regulations as they were changing from groups of 10 people outside, then to 5 people, then to staying at home with your ‘cluster’.
Through Strange Days Indeed, the collected items found in the artist’s sewing box have become the subject matter and metaphors for the strange times we are all experiencing. There is also a beautiful collection of tins on which Naomi has painted the ric-rac braid motif which has come to stand for a lost and much longed for past.
Bungendore Fine Art Gallery Throughout September 2020
Although originally a watercolour artist, Canberra based Julie Lark adapted her style to fluid mediums after being diagnosed with Macular Degeneration more than five years ago. She now enjoys the freedom of swirling layers and the unpredictability achievable with fluids.
Online on Friday 4 Sept 2020 at 7pm, and Saturday Sept 5 at 2pm and 7pm
You are invited to interact online with the Griffyn Ensemble and some of Australia’s most inspiring First Nation musicians in three performances covering topics ranging from stolen generations to climate politics.
Wednesday 2 September 2020 12.30pm on the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s YouTube channel 2pm on the Sydney Opera House YouTube channel
This 45-minute celebratory event, designed especially for children aged 3 to 11, will inspire the community about the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s first languages and why learning in language is important.
It will feature ILF Ambassador Jessica Mauboy and long-time supporter Archie Roach.
A film by Ladj Ly 103 minutes, MA15+ In French with subtitles
Don’t expect stirring singing and beguiling gamins in this contemporary French take on the degradations and social misery of the immigrant communities of Paris, specifically Montfermeil, the suburban area where Victor Hugo set his 18th century novel. Do expect to be confronted by this film, which can best be described by the clichéd term gritty.
A film by Nicolas Bedoa Starring Daniel Auteuil (Victor) , Guillaume Canet (Antoine) , Doria Tillier (Margot) and Fanny Ardant (Marianne) 1 hour 55 minutes, M rated French language with sub-titles
I love this film. I loved it the first time I saw it and I will love it no matter how many more times I watch it.
It reminds me somewhat of the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris, in which the young American hero, Gil Pender, a writer, travels back to La Belle Epoque, the period of history he sees as the richest. The notion that sometime in the past was better, the rosy hue of nostalgia for the unattainable past is a common literary (and life) theme.
10am – 12pm Mondays until 21 September 2020 Weston Creek Community Centre
Tuggeranong Arts Centre invites women on Monday mornings for art and craft in a welcoming environment. Artist Hangama will lead activities to build your artistic skills and confidence, and you can share your skills and experience too.
Tickets are now available for the international writers’ component of Bad Sydney with an impressive line-up: Jo Nesbø, Camilla Läckberg, Karin Slaughter, Kathy Reichs, Nicci French, Don Winslow and Ann Cleeves.
Award winning artist Doreen Shaw’s exhibition depicts an Australian motif of nature and her relationship with the countryside. She works in gouache and multi-media. Her images are powerful, with a vibrant colour pallette and a very strong graphic design element.
Her work is a celebration of a diversity of Australian landscapes: from familiar country backyards scenes to dry, hungry bushland and domestic interiors. On other occasions Shaw invites us to share the joyous environment of the Magpie.
Doreen Shaw grew up in Balmain and Drummoyne and studied with Professor Bissietta’s Art School in Pitt St in Sydney, NSW. She has had more than 25 solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and is represented in public and private collections here and overseas.
Raglan Gallery 9-11 Lambie St, Cooma, NSW Wed – Sun 10:30am – 3:30pm Until 27 September 2020
The Art in Miniature Canberra friendship group invites you to its 20th exhibition of miniature works, an art form stretching back to the 8th century. There are 12 original members out of a current membership of 19.