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Saturday, 14 December 2013
100 days of glass @ Canberra Glassworks
100 days of Glass is being held at Canberra Glassworks in the Kingston Foreshore an event as part of the Centenary year. Between 14 November 2013 to 22 December 2013, Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm will be packed with events including exhibitions, classes for children and adults, residencies, artist talks and demonstrations in the Hotshop. The highlights of the 100 day long event include exhibitions featuring the art of indigenous artists working in glass and the facilitation of a workshop introducing new glass practices and processes to artists from the Pilbara, connecting with the Big hART program - Yijala Yala Project Community Exchange. You can event try your hand at glass making by participating in the Off-the-Street, Hands on Glass program on weekends. Free entry. Contact the Canberra Glassworks on 02 6260 7005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and the full program.
Visit Parliament House to see one of Australia’s best art collections. As a special celebration of the building’s 25th anniversary, 25 artworks by some of Australia’s most notable artists will be on display. Drawn from the Parliament House Art collection, the artworks tell a story of how Australian landscape and identity are intrinsically linked. Running from 6 September 2013 to 16 February 2014. Free event. Kids welcome. Parliament House is open 9am–5pm every day except Christmas Day. For more information call 02 6277 5399 or visit 25years.aph.gov.au
Art Quilt Australia: people, place and nation - OzQuilt Network Inc. @ Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is excited to exhibit Art Quilt Australia: people, place and nation, an initiative of the OzQuilt Network, Inc. and specially designed for the Centenary of Canberra celebrations this year. Opening on Friday 1 November 2013 at 6:00pm, Art Quilt Australia brings together the work of 17 artists from around Australia in a survey exhibition, showcasing the diversity and range of art quilt techniques including dying, printing, cutting, image transfer, piecing and shibori. Click here to visit the Craft ACT website for all information on exhibitions and events.
Copa Carnival @ The Copa
The Copa Brazilian Churrasco presents Copa Carnival every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. On Wednesday the performances by Capoeira & Batucada Drummers are at 7:30pm and 8:15pm. Friday Nights at 7:15pm and 8:30pm the Glamourosas Samba Girls perform and on Saturday Nights both the Capoeira & Batucada Drummers & the Glamourosas Samba Girls perform at 7:15pm and 8:30pm. An entertaining experience to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia takes us on a journey from ancient and medieval notions of a ‘great south land’ to Flinders’ 1814 chart of Australia. It brings together more than 100 spectacular maps, atlases, globes and scientific instruments from the collections of the National Library of Australia and from Australian and international lenders including the Vatican Library, the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Daily from 10:00am, last entry 5:00pm. (Closed Christmas Day) Free event however bookings are essential. Click here to book your spot. Click here to visit the website for more information.
Exhibition: Radio City - Observations of New York @ Altenburg & Co
Alternburg & Co at 104 Wallace Street, Braidwood NSW 2622 invites you to the opening of Radio City - Observations of New York. Works by Julian Laffan. To be opening by Penny Grist - Assistant Curator of the National Portrait Gallery. Starts 6:00pm Friday December 6th 2013 and is showing until Sunday January 12th 2014. Contact 02 4842 2545 or click here to visit the Altenburg & Co Facebook page for more information and regular updates.
Hustle & Scout Twilight Market
Hustle&Scout Twilight Fashion Market is back for the second time, this time in Summer and featuring 32 Australian designers, makers and collectors. There will be a fresh mix of Australian designer fashion, vintage threads, jewellery, accessories and entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening spread across two levels of the award-winning Nishi Building in NewActon. The event will run from 3:00pm - 8:00pm and is going to be bigger and better so make sure you pop down and see what all the fuss is about! Entry is free. Click here for more information.
Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia @ The National Library
Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia takes us on a journey from ancient and medieval notions of a ‘great south land’ to Flinders’ 1814 chart of Australia. It brings together more than 100 spectacular maps, atlases, globes and scientific instruments from the collections of the National Library of Australia and from Australian and international lenders including the Vatican Library, the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Daily from 10:00am, last entry 5:00pm. Free event however bookings are essential. Click here to visit the website and secure your place.
Painting the Hills of Canberra by Cathy Franzi @ Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Opening at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre in November is a stunning exhibition of new ceramic work by artist Cathy Franzi, Painting the Hills of Canberra. Created in response to Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin’s grand vision to revegetate or ‘paint’ the hills of Canberra, each in a single colour of flowering native plants, Franzi imagines the hills in the anticipated colours of pink, yellow, purple, white and red through the medium of ceramics. Click here to visit the Craft ACT website for all information on exhibitions and events.
SATURDAY’S CREATIVE RETREATS @ Benedict House & Cafe
Withdraw from the bustle of every life to relax, learn new skills and retrieve your creativity. $50pp. 10.00 – 10.30 : Familiarise, choose beads. 10.30 – 12.30 : Workshop 1. 12.30 – 1.30 : Lunch break – bring your own or book a table in “The Refectory”. 1.30 – 4.00 : Workshop 2. Your booking is secured with payment. We accept telephone payments over the phone using credit card. Three days notice is required for cancellation, refunds or exchanged. Price does not include beads. Note: Classes may be postponed unless there is a minimum number of 4 students. Max No of students 8 unless by arrangement for groups. For more info and to book now Click Here
Simon Wilde's 'Wanderlust' @ East Hotel
Simon Wilde whose art, like his travel pursuits represent a true passion for discovering the unknown. Sydney born Simon is displaying his latest spellbinding exhibition ‘Wanderlust’ at Canberra’s East Hotel – the first exhibition for the venue. His works portray an array of great travel stories he has to tell – told through the use of explosive, bold colour and strong forms. The exhibition is set in the beautiful atrium inside the boutique hotel and runs until March 2014, and will showcase key pieces at different stages of his artistic evolution - from a painting constructed in Shanghai in 2011, to another called ‘In the Forest’, created just two months ago. Cost: Free. Website: www.easthotel.com.au and www.simonwilde.com.
Tegan the Vegan Exhibition
Tegan the Vegan focuses on the short clay animation film made by Marisa Martin of Queanbeyan. The exhibition features sets, clay models, posters and extracts from the film. Based on Martin's real life experiences growing up as a vegetarian, the film features the voices of well-known actors Noni Hazlehurst, Paul McDermott, Charli Delaney and Pippa Black. Tegan the Vegan was selected for Flickerfest 2011, and won the Best Australian Animation Award at the World Through the Eyes of Women (WOW) Film Festival. Tegan the Vegan is part of the National Film and Sound Archive's Main Gallery exhibition. Entry is free. Open 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays and 10:00am-5:00pm weekends. Closed Christmas Day. See one of Tegan the Vegan's short films here on Youtube.
THE IMB SUNSET CINEMA @ National Botanic Gardens
THE IMB SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA IS THE ONLY WAY TO EXPERIENCE CINEMA THIS SUMMER! Back for our second season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect urban escape and the ideal way to soak up the best of summer in Canberra. Screening from the 15th November through to the 21st December, 4 nights per week (Wed/Thurs/Fri & Sat), the IMB Sunset Cinema sits at the foot of Black Mountain in the heart of the National Botanic Gardens. Come along and enjoy cinema at its best - outdoors! Click here to go to www.sunsetcinema.com.au.
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Head down to A Bite to Eat and not only will you be in for some delicious food and refreshing drinks, Live Music Sundays brings you the talented CRMWLL - Sparse, sweet lyrical dream pop. FREE entry. Live music from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Tapas available.
Dirk Zeylmans & Lachlan Coventry play popular jazz and Latin music from the 40’s & 50’s. Enjoy lunch with the live music either in the Barrel Room or in the courtyard overlooking Lake George. For menu see: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html. Bookings recommended. No charge for music.
by Carly Jade Devine
Last Friday night Canberra girls (and guys) were lucky enough to have the one-and-only Brody Jenner appear at the Tongue & Groove Launch Party. For those of you who don’t know Brody (cough), he is an American reality TV star, full-time heartthrob, son of Olympic champion Bruce Jenner (who is also Kim Kardashian’s step-dad) and probably at the top of every girls ‘Guy I want to Marry’ list. Presented by Tongue & Groove and FAMBIZ, Brody appeared to help celebrate the launch of the new menu, renovations and changed-up scenery throughout the bar.