Author: Talia Liolios

Intervention art a new way to experience the National Gallery

An experienced set to draw you into different dimensions and take you to alternate levels before you even get tipsy. The National Gallery of Australia has partnered with The Balnaves Foundation to commission an annual series of intervention art by Australian contemporary artists. Launching with Maze on 4 May, the series presents large-scale disruptive artworks by Sarah Contos, as well as virtual reality by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward that will showcase contemporary arts in surprising and unexpected ways. It all begins in the foyer; the works of contemporary artist, Sarah, hanging unexpectedly in the foyer and altering the...

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GourMay: A month of fine dining in the capital

OutInCanberra are currently traversing the city to uncover the most lust-worthy foods, notable wines, and restaurant experiences this foodie Capital has on show for GourMay! CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER GOURMAY 2018 A month to become the most discerning of diners, our annual event GourMay is gearing up, designed to celebrate all things food and wine that are a little bit fancy. Compiling a 31- day social calendar of our cities culturally rich, gourmet experiences, to allow locals to appreciate the finer side of the culinary scene throughout the month-long event. Unlocking a plethora of experiences, OutInCanberra will play host...

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Backstage at an adults-only show

If you haven’t already locked in a champagne-fuelled escape from your everyday life, a look into the backend of the global blockbuster BLANC de BLANC will have you checking out of your shopping cart. From the creative minds behind Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart tour, the crafty adults-only show BLANC de BLANC is a steamy soirée playing on the pleasures of champagne *pops cork*. A true display of strength and acrobatic talent alongside the finest cabaret, BLANC de BLANC offers a high-end spectacle of entertainment for Canberrans. This ‘champagne cabaret’ event has played to sold-out audiences from the Sydney Opera...

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Best student deals you don’t need a coupon or card for

Unlike the vapid offerings of a bank, QPay is hitting students where it really counts – cheap tacos. Although formerly known as a start-up, today that label is selling QPay short. With 150,000 students signed up to the payments platform nationally and 200 plus societies further afield, their strongest presence is right here in Canberra, with an impressive 86 per cent of ANU using QPay. “QPay started off about 3 years ago as a student marketplace,” said Ahmed Elshearif, Head of Growth.  “QPay gives societies the ability to do a lot more, we have helped with ticketing events –...

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NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year Adam Ciaccia

One step into Axis Hairdressing and it was no surprise the team are industry leaders, if their salon styling is anything to go by I would have complete confidence in handing over the rights to my hair. I sheepishly walked up to the counter and asked for Adam Ciaccia – this year’s NSW/ACT Hair Dresser of the Year – while tucking my split ends into the back of my shirt hoping my hair neglect would go unnoticed. Just as we were getting started, we were interrupted by international cricket star Chris Cairns who happened to be walking past when...

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