Gorman House Monday 3 December 2018, 12 noon to 7.30pm
Curated by local artist Daniel Savage, this one-day conference offers three sessions aimed particularly at those connected to arts practice including independent artists, arts organisations and arts workers.
Session one provides a panel discussion with Imogen Yang, Liz Lea, Ruth O’Brien and Adelaide Rief: Culture Change: embedding access for sustainable change and performances by Hannah Cormick, Liz Lea with Katie Senior and the Black Mountain School.
Learn how to audio describe with Imogen Yang and then gather for socialising and a showcase in the evening.
This historical fiction by Canberra writer Mark Morey is set in the early 1930s through to the end of WWII in Japan. It deals with the machinations of the military and secret societies to propel Japan to war.
Geisha culture also comes under the spotlight with main character Aiko Orikasa who joins forces with ethical policeman Inspector Yuudai Sato in an effort to stave off the various forces of evil.
Mark Morey draws on many real events
from the time including, interestingly, an unsuccessful plot to assassinate
actor Charlie Chapin.
Conducted by Shilong Ye, the James McCusker Orchestra with soloist Kristian Winther presents a repertoire including Vaughan-Williams’ English Folk Song Suite, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40in G Minor and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
Alumni from the past 50 years join the performance, making this a very special musical event.
2 to 12 May 2019, various venues Tickets on sale from 19 November 2018 atwww.cimf.org.au
Bach as you’ve never known him and as
you’ve always known him awaits CIMF audiences in 2019.
The festival opens with didgeridoo player William Barton playing with the Ntaria Choir from Hermannsburg near Alice Springs, singing Bach, as they have been doing for 120 years. Taught by Lutheran missionaries, they sing Bach hymns and chorales with soul in their own languages, Western Aranta and Pitjantjatjara.
MOAD (Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House) 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT Open daily 9am–5pm (closed Christmas Day)
The annual exhibition of cartoons ,portraying the bizarre world of our political landscape, is this year inspired by the work of Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland. The exhibition includes work by Mark Knight, Alan Moir, CathyWilcox, John Shakespeare and Judy Horacek.
At the opening of the exhibition on
Friday 15 November 2018, the cartoonist of the year was awarded to Matt
Canberra Critics’ Circle Annual Awards Canberra Museum and Gallery, 13 November 2018
The first filmmaker to receive the City News Artist of the Year, now in its 28th year, is Kim Beamish, honoured for his ‘deeply original and empathetic approach and sensitive observational style.’
Beamish’s The Tentmakers of Cairo, a documentary feature about a small community of male artisans, filmed in Egypt as the Arab Spring unfolded, won him the US’s Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award for artistic excellence and original cultural storytelling
Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera St, Braddon ACT 12 noon, 17 November 2018
With a goal of 200 new songs in 10 weeks, MusicACT is offering free places to 20 Canberra songwriters as part of a partnership with the I Heart Songwriting Club, founded by Francesca de Valence (pictured).
To apply, songwriters should attend a workshop on Saturday 17 November at 12pm at Ainslie Arts Centre.
Our friends at Artistic Vision Gallery are moving from their current address and are having a huge clearance sale with 20 per cent off all their rescued artwork until Sunday 18 November.
They hope to be back in new accommodation early in the new year and will advise the new address as soon as possible. Meanwhile they suggest a piece of reclaimed and re-loved artwork for Christmas stockings.
Open Friday and Saturday10-4pm, and Sunday 10am-1pm at 7 / 51 Tennant Street, Fyshwick.
Living Arts Canberra attended the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia conference on the Gold Coast from 8-10 November 2018.
We congratulate Canberra community station 1WAY FM, which was the joint winner of the award for Contribution to Australian Music for Definition Radio, a Christian hip-hop program. Also attending the CBAA conference were representatives of Canberra community stations 1CMS and 2XX.
The winner of the prestigious Tony Staley Award was Faten El DanaOAM, and Sydney-based Muslim station 2MFM. The station received the accolade for its vision, strength of management, creative programming and benefit to its community.
The award is named for the Minister for Post and Telecommunications in the Fraser government who, in the 1970s, argued successfully for the establishment of community broadcasting.