Museum of Australian Democracy/Old Parliament House Weekends 1, 2 and 8, 9 March 2019
It’s that fabulous time of year in Canberra when the Enlighten Festival sees our public buildings awash with images made by light. If you want something handson rather than just to look at the wonderful artworks on the buildings, head to Museum of Australian Democracy.
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 10am-2pm daily until 1 June 2019
Carriberrie features 156 dancers and 36 performances, encompassing traditional and contemporary dance. It was shot on locations including Uluru, Sydney Opera House, the Arnhem Wetlands and the Torres Strait. it is narrated by actors David Gulpilil and Jack Charles.
Sulari Gentill just gets better and
better. All the Tears in China is the
latest of the addictive and absorbing Rowland Sinclair mysteries. This is the
sort of book that makes it seem perfectly reasonable to read till 4am just to
finish it, just because you can’t bear not to know the denouement in full and
More years ago than I would have
liked, we visited King Island. As we arrived at the yurt where we were staying
for the week, with the sparkling silver sea as our backdrop and the sun
streaming through the picture windows, I remember thinking, ‘I wonder when I
can come back.’
Palace Electric Cinema Canberra 7 March to 10 April
The utterly delicious French Film Festival returns to Canberra with 54 films across a variety of styles and genres. With 30 years under its belt, the festival celebrates with a grand array of films and plenty of special events to entice Francophiles and film lovers.
This beautiful exhibition is by mother
and daughter Aunty Bertha Firebrace and Angela Pisciotta. Bertha is a
Wiradjuri/Yorta Yorta woman, an emerging artist painting her stories on wooden
objects and Angela is a Wiradjuri woman who has now been in Canberra for 24
years or so and calls it home. Angela works in woven forms including basketry.
Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 23 to 24 February 2019 Australian National Botanic Gardens – Crosbie Morrison Building Open Sat. 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sun. 9.30am to 4pm
Enjoy a display of more than 30 bonsai
by Canberra based artists showing the diversity of Australian plants. There are
demonstrations daily at 2pm for those interested in learning techniques and
small group guided tours daily at 12 noon through the gardens to show the large
versions of the bonsai native trees.
Visitors can vote for their favourite
bonsai and there is a raffle offers the
chance to win a native bonsai and some books.
Admission $5 adults, $3 concession and children under 12 years free entry when with an adult.
Illustrated by Fiona Burrows Midnight Sun Publishing P/L 2019
This beautiful picture book tells the story of the building process of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, shining a light on the social conditions of the time from 1890 when a need became an idea in 1893 and then finally a reality in 1932.
Free introductory workshops 12 and 16 February 2019: Ganesha—the bestower of new beginnings and Rasa classical Indian dance.
Two new Indian dance courses offer students a meditative practice or the
principles of the classical Indian tradition.
Padma Menon has over 30 years’ international experience as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and facilitator. She has performed in venues all over the world and created numerous original contemporary and traditional Indian dance productions for high profile festivals and venues internationally.
Belconnen Arts Centre and Tuggeranong Arts Centre Classes run concurrently with ACT school terms.
Having had the privilege of sitting in
as an observer on a taster session for the Dance
for Wellbeing program, I must compliment Philip Piggin and his colleagues
and the two arts centres for such excellent provision of dance classes for
people with Parkinsons, dementia and at all mobility levels.
Canberra: St John’s Church Hall, 45 Constitution Avenue Reid, Saturday 16th February 2pm and 3:30pm Goulburn: Trinity Catholic College Hall, Clinton St & College Streets,Sunday 17 February, 2pm
Narrated by Charles Hudson and conducted by artistic director, Leonard Weiss
Peter and the Wolf tells the story of Peter, a young boy who ignores his grandfather’s advice and ventures beyond the safe enclosure of his back garden. Outside he encounters a variety of animals, some friendly and others not so friendly, with much adventure, charm and laughter ensuing.