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Upcoming events

Here are a few things happening around town that we thought you and your family might be interested in. Enjoy!

  • Susan Willemse Raw Ovation Canberra

    100 Commonwealth Avenue, Australian Capital Territory

    23 Aug 2018

    My first Australian bird's Art exhibit will be part of Raw Ovation Canberra. My artwork will be displayed with other inspirational artists, musicians, designers, photographers, and performers for one evening only by invitation. I create my fine art referencing the bird photography that my husband and I do together, using acrylics and airbrush on stretched canvas. The artwork is then framed with handcrafted Victorian Ash floating frames or natural floating frames with hard backings and as such are unique, original and Authentic one of a kind items. Most of them have never been displayed in public before. I hope that those that do see these art pictures will enjoy them as much as I have creating them for it is the time spent with birds that have created my happiest moments and this is what I wish to share now.

  • Canberra Raiders 2018 Season

    Battye Street, Bruce

    14 Apr - 25 Aug 2018

    The Canberra Raiders are striving towards the finals in 2018. Ricky Stuart’s troops have been training the house down in pre-season and will be looking to win their home games for their fans.

    The new season is shaping up to be an exciting one for Raiders Members and fans, with plenty of family friendly times all round. Nothing beats the atmosphere of the games at GIO Stadium, so ensure your spot in the crowd by purchasing your tickets.

    Home Games 2018:

    24 March - Raiders v NZ Warriors
    5 April - Raiders v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    14 April - Raiders v Parramatta Eels
    5 May - Raiders v Gold Coast Titans
    13 May - Raiders v Cronulla Sharks
    25 May - Raiders v Manly Sea Eagles
    8 June - Raiders v Penrith Panthers
    14 June - Raiders v North Queensland Cowboys
    12 August - Raiders v Wests Tigers
    19 August - Raiders v Sydney Roosters
    25 August - Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs

  • Exhibition 'Macrocosmia: Elizabeth Kelly'

    180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, Australian Capital Territory

    12 Jul - 25 Aug 2018

    Leading glass artist Elizabeth Kelly will present a new body of work developed over the course of a decade; the result of extensive research into organic structures of viruses, cellular life forms, marine invertebrates and pollen grains.

    Macrocosmia features a series of large‐scale, free‐standing sculptural works realised through a process of cross‐disciplinary collaboration between the artist, a theoretical astrophysicist and an engineer.

    Elizabeth Kelly commenced her career in glass with a two‐year full time factory traineeship in glass blowing in 1985 at the JamFactory in Adelaide. Post training, she undertook studies at the Adelaide Centre for the ARTS, transferring to the Australian National University School of Art to complete a degree in Visual Art. In 1997 Kelly commenced a three‐year contract as Head of Glass Workshop at the JamFactory. In 2003 she established Studio Tangerine in Canberra, a purpose built self‐funded glass design and sculpture studio where she continues to work.

  • Exhibition 'Mark Making'

    180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, Australian Capital Territory

    12 Jul - 25 Aug 2018

    Mark making will present new work from Australian contemporary jewellery studio, Bench.

    Established in 2012, Bench is a collective workspace home to emerging and early career contemporary jewellers Nellie Peoples, Clare Poppi, Andy Lowrie and Katie Stormonth, who together explore and manipulate the crossover between visual art, craft, fashion and design.

    Mark making will reflect on the act of leaving or making a mark. From a consumer point of view, jewellery may be collected or gifted to mark a significant moment in time, but from a maker’s point of view, a mark on or represented by a piece of jewellery can be a nuanced consideration. The exhibition will present works that consider different and unique ways that four Bench members interpret the act of mark making.

  • Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Battye Street, Bruce

    25 Aug 2018

    The Rabbitohs tend to travel in numbers and the Raiders will need a big turnout from the locals to give them the edge. Souths will be a dangerous side compared to 2017 having recruited State of Origin Queensland hero Dane Gagai whilst having a fully fit Greg Inglis at their disposal again.

  • Balnaves Contemporary Intervention Series: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

    Parkes Place East, Parkes

    4 May - 26 Aug 2018

    Embrace the unexpected as exciting contemporary art disrupts and transforms spaces throughout the NGA. In partnership with the Balnaves Foundation, artists present daring, large-scale experiences and re-imagine the concept of an art gallery. Experience contemporary art with immersive interventions that engage, challenge and inspire.

    Login to Jess Johnson and Simon Ward’s Terminus — an immersive ‘world within a world’ where dimensional realities exist in both physical and virtual space. In Terminus, Ward collaborates with Johnson to re-imagine her densely layered 2D artworks as hypnotic animated video and unique virtual reality experiences. Positioned within an elaborate floor map, five virtual reality stations act as portals into five different realms. Take a journey through a wormhole into worlds where the connections between language, science fiction, culture and technology are explored.

  • Canberra Writers Festival

    Various locations, Australian Capital Territory

    24-26 Aug 2018

    With a mixture of free and ticketed events ideal for young and old, the Canberra Writers Festival is a must do when visiting Canberra this winter.

    This three day festival attracts book lovers, readers and writers from around the nation. Engage in an array of activities from panel and conversation sessions, workshops to lunches and intimate dining events.

    The 2018 festival theme is Power, Passion, Politics, reflecting the city's love affair with learning, knowledge and leadership. Hear about the great stories of our time, the history and current state of Australia's democracy and the role of the media and free speech in our public dialogue.

    Venues include the National Library of Australia, Old Parliament House, National Museum, The Portrait Gallery, National Press Club and Australian National University.

    Visit our website for full details.

  • Farm Gate Markets

    18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo

    26 Aug 2018

    It’s Market Day!

    Join us at Pialligo Estate for a Sunday full of market stalls and activities that will be sure to delight both adults and children alike!

    With a range of local stallholders showcasing gourmet food, wine and spirits; and live music throughout the day there will be something for everyone.

    In case of wet weather, please keep an eye on the Facebook page and we will keep you posted if we need to reschedule the Markets.

    Stallholders TBC

  • Headhunt!

    King Edward Terrace, Parkes

    9 Jun - 26 Aug 2018

    Explore, connect, create. A new interactive Gallery experience for visitors aged 7 to 15 (and their adults!) The experience encourages kids to take the lead and explore the Gallery, look closely at the portraits that intrigue them, and delve into artistic elements as well as the stories of the people depicted.
    Weekends and school holidays

  • Liederabend: A Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots

    137 Reed Street, Greenway

    24-26 Aug 2018

    Presented by Revival House Project, A Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between emerging artists across art-song/lieder, live drawing, animation, projection and costume design, exploring the life and influence of Mary Queen of Scots.

    Revival House Project will present a live performance of art-song/lieder by Louise Keast (soprano), Shikara Ringdahl (mezzo soprano), and Ella Luhtasaari (pianist) along with an animated accompaniment by Shags (visual artist) projected onto specially designed, tudor-inspired gowns created by Hue MacCulloch (fashion designer).

    With this project, Revival House Project aims to broaden the scope of the traditional vocal recital format through exploring the subject matter manifest in the music through film/animation/projection.

    Following the performance, a curated exhibition of costumes, animation and video documentation will be on display in the Tuggeranong Arts Centre's Gallery.

  • Luminscence Chamber Choir

    40 Parkes Place East, Parkes

    26 Aug 2018

    Enjoy the combined voices of the Luminescence Chamber Singers and the Luminescence Children’s Choir in the magnificent architecture of the High Court of Australia.

    The Chamber Singers is a virtuosic chamber music ensemble comprised of eight young vocalists. The singers share collaborative musical direction of the ensemble and perform un-conducted. The Luminescence Children’s Choir - Luminescence’s newest ensemble - is a treble choir for singers aged 10 – 17, conducted and directed by AJ America.

    The Children’s Choir provides young musicians with holistic and high quality musical experiences and training, and showcases the unique artistic capacities of young voices. Both ensembles perform a wide range of repertoire from the Renaissance to the 21st century, and frequently premiere new music by young Australian composers.

    Duration 60 minutes.
    Photograph courtesy of Peter Hislop.

    Admission to this concert is strictly by registration only. Registration opens 26 July 2018.

  • Cycle Chic Film Tour

    McCoy Circuit, Acton

    27 Aug 2018

    The aim of the Cycle Chic Film Tour is to showcase a captivating selection of short cycling films to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike.

    Showcasing women who push boundaries, are courageous, and are an advocate for change; all through the power of the humble bike.

    It's the 'thinking cyclists’ film collection that ALL genders will connect and enjoy.

  • Julian Bliss and nztrio

    London Circuit, Australian Capital Territory

    28 Aug 2018

    British prodigy and clarinettist extraordinaire Julian Bliss returns to Australia with New Zealand’s leading piano trio and ‘masters of the musical mix’ NZTrio. Together they present TIMELIGHT, a programme of chamber music both vibrant and profound at Canberra Theatre Centre on August 28th.

    At the heart of this collaboration is Messiaen’s masterpiece Quartet for the End of Time, a work full of life, wit and virtuosity – at odds with the composer’s setting at the time of writing – a German prisoner of war camp.

    John Psathas’ Island Songs and Ross Harris’ There May Be Light are a colourful and evocative match bringing flavours of Australiasia to this evening of ensemble brilliance.

  • The Big Bike Film Night - Canberra

    McCoy Circuit,, Acton

    28 Aug 2018

    What’s the Big Bike Film Night all about? Sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you!

    Showcasing our 2018 collection of movies that have everything a cycling-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, unequivocally, and utterly Bike-alicious!

    These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think and most importantly of all- stories that inspire us to get on a bike. Tales of character, soul, hope, love, discovery, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more.

    SO…listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!!


  • Friday Story time at the Australian War Memorial

    Treloar Crescent, Campbell

    12 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2018

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places, brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

    Friday Story time at the Australian War Memorial is a program suitable for pre-school-aged children, but older brothers and sisters are also welcome.