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Thursday, 12 December 2013
Melvins & Helmut @ ANU BAR
Lovers of hard rock and sludge rejoice! Two of America's finest are hitting our shores this December. Celebrating their 30 year anniversary, experimental sludge godfathers Melvins will be joined by alt metal virtuosi Helmet in a run of shows around the country.
MUSIC: THE BURLEY GRIFFIN @ THE IMB SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA
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, the IMB Sunset Cinema sits at the foot of Black Mountain in the heart of the National Botanic Gardens. Come along and enjoy live music and cinema at its best - outdoors! Click here for the full program.
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.
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: Behind The Lines @ Old Parliament House
There’s never been a year like this in politics. Behind the Lines 2013 the year’s best political cartoons tells the tale of three leaders, Gillard, Rudd and Abbott through broken parliamentary alliances, caucus instability, and leadership spills, prime ministerial changes, corruption scandals, cabinet reshuffles, policies and opinion polls. Free caricatures - Whilst you’re seeing Behind the Lines 2013 (only in January) there will be a free caricaturist on site. You get to take home the drawing too! The exhibition runs until 17 November 2014. Click here 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.
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.
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.
Summer Exhibition: Insurgence @ Old Parliament House
Insurgence – art as a platform for politics. Running until 11 March 2014. Insurgence is a new exhibition of works by Brisbane-based collective proppaNOW, which explores Indigenous issues in contemporary Australia. The exhibition features works across a range of media including installation, painting and digital work. Click here to visit the website for more information.
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.
THURSDAY DINNERS @ Benedict House & Cafe
Thursday evening dinners have been so popular we will continue until Christmas. The combination of simple fare, good company, music and dancing, makes for a wonderful evening. Some choose to sit at private tables while others sit at the communal table. We begin with tastings of local and Gourmet Italian products. For Thursday night trading, we have opened the bead shop for those who want to create with the new Greek sterling silver and Venetian glass beads. There are board games in the Red room. Bookings are recommended as seating is limited. to book now call 6284 2868.
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.