Author: Ramesha Perera

aMBUSH Gallery’s New Exhibition Space to Launch with Dynamic First Nations Exhibition

This May, aMBUSH Gallery will open its doors at Kambri, the Australian National University’s incredible new $260 million redevelopment, with a culturally significant inaugural exhibition, While You Were Sleeping, featuring the work of contemporary First Nations artists from across Australia. This striking exhibition will profile and celebrate 14 emerging and established First Nations artists, with works traversing several genres, including painting, illustration, sculpture, film, photography and mixed media. Informed by the artists cultural heritage the exhibition seeks to contribute to a cross-cultural dialogue and reassert cultural pride and knowledge with the viewer. In some ways, you can see each...

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Bring on the the ‘mid-weekend’ 4-day workweek

Work four days a week, but get paid for five? It sounds too good to be true, but companies around the world have been cutting down their work week to find increases in staff productivity, motivation and less burn-out. “It is much healthier and we do a better job if we’re not working crazy hours,” said Jan Schulz-Hofen, founder of Berlin-based project management software company Planio, who introduced a four-day week to the company’s 10-member staff earlier this year. In New Zealand, insurance company Perpetual Guardian asked its 240 office workers to work a four-day week (at eight hours...

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5 Trends for Winter 2019

With ANZAC Day fast approaching Canberrians are poised waiting for the winter winds to hit and for the heaters to blast! And although the weather can be drab you don’t have to be. We’ve selected the biggest trends for autumn/winter ’19/’20 from Paris Fashion Week to get rid of the winter blues and keep you fashionably warm. The trend: high-shine patent The Parisian definition of a versatile wardrobe classic (cue envy-inducing trenches and voluminous wide-leg trousers) now includes a gloss finish for autumn/winter. At Dior, the high-shine look extended to rainproof bucket hats, while Chanel showcased the power of...

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The Elements of a Great Martini from the Martini Whisperer himself

The classic Martini is one of the most iconic cocktails in history. On paper it’s a simple double act of spirit and Vermouth, however when you delve a little deeper it’s anything but straightforward. Wet or dry? Shaken or stirred? What does it all mean, and how do you make the best Martini? We asked Canberra’s very own Martini Whisperer on the elements of a great Martini ahead of his Saturday Canberra Centre’s Autumn Cocktails masterclass. First things first, what is it about a Martini that captivates you? Each one is unique and ephemeral. You can have the same...

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Countdown is on to the Best. Chardy. Ever. at Wine Machine 2019!

The Hot Dub curated spectacle to be held on Saturday, 13 April at Lake George Winery, will showcase a line-up of some of Australia’s biggest names in electronic music along with the next crop of emerging artists. Gracing the Wine Machine stage will be Australian dance-music royalty The Presets with their enormous and spectacular live show as will the omnipresent nicest guy in dance-music Hayden James with his unique and incredibly popular brand of baby-making house. Arguably the country’s most entertaining live act Confidence Man will have wine-enthusiasts dancing their rosé’s away while the incredible GRAACE will have us...

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