Bungendore Fine Art Gallery Throughout September 2020
Although originally a watercolour artist, Canberra based Julie Lark adapted her style to fluid mediums after being diagnosed with Macular Degeneration more than five years ago. She now enjoys the freedom of swirling layers and the unpredictability achievable with fluids.
Online on Friday 4 Sept 2020 at 7pm, and Saturday Sept 5 at 2pm and 7pm
You are invited to interact online with the Griffyn Ensemble and some of Australia’s most inspiring First Nation musicians in three performances covering topics ranging from stolen generations to climate politics.
Wednesday 2 September 2020 12.30pm on the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s YouTube channel 2pm on the Sydney Opera House YouTube channel
This 45-minute celebratory event, designed especially for children aged 3 to 11, will inspire the community about the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s first languages and why learning in language is important.
It will feature ILF Ambassador Jessica Mauboy and long-time supporter Archie Roach.
This is Caroline Beecham’s third historical fiction novel. Set mostly in 1943 London, it is a tale of baby farming, betrayals, friendships, war-time and the publishing industry.
Held together by the novel’s heroine, Alice Cotton, who works in a London publishing house and who finds herself inconveniently pregnant, the story delves into the grim reality of unwedded motherhood at the time. It is largely driven by Alice’s quest to find her baby, taken from her almost immediately after her birth – Eadie.
A film by Ladj Ly 103 minutes, MA15+ In French with subtitles
Don’t expect stirring singing and beguiling gamins in this contemporary French take on the degradations and social misery of the immigrant communities of Paris, specifically Montfermeil, the suburban area where Victor Hugo set his 18th century novel. Do expect to be confronted by this film, which can best be described by the clichéd term gritty.
A film by Nicolas Bedoa Starring Daniel Auteuil (Victor) , Guillaume Canet (Antoine) , Doria Tillier (Margot) and Fanny Ardant (Marianne) 1 hour 55 minutes, M rated French language with sub-titles
I love this film. I loved it the first time I saw it and I will love it no matter how many more times I watch it.
It reminds me somewhat of the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris, in which the young American hero, Gil Pender, a writer, travels back to La Belle Epoque, the period of history he sees as the richest. The notion that sometime in the past was better, the rosy hue of nostalgia for the unattainable past is a common literary (and life) theme.
Nosy Crow Ltd, London Managed in Australia by Allen & Unwin
If you have ever lived with a cat, no matter how congenial, you will recognise some of Bad Cat in your own moggy. Written and illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne, this delightful picture book shows a keen understanding of the nature of both cats and their doting people.
10am – 12pm Mondays until 21 September 2020 Weston Creek Community Centre
Tuggeranong Arts Centre invites women on Monday mornings for art and craft in a welcoming environment. Artist Hangama will lead activities to build your artistic skills and confidence, and you can share your skills and experience too.
Translated from Italian to English by Lucy Rand Manilla Pres, Great Britain, 2020
This was a book so beautiful that, when I finished reading it, I felt I had lost something precious. I deliberately read it slowly to hold onto it for as long as possible – a bit like the grieving and their grief, so delicately portrayed in this story.
Tickets are now available for the international writers’ component of Bad Sydney with an impressive line-up: Jo Nesbø, Camilla Läckberg, Karin Slaughter, Kathy Reichs, Nicci French, Don Winslow and Ann Cleeves.
Award winning artist Doreen Shaw’s exhibition depicts an Australian motif of nature and her relationship with the countryside. She works in gouache and multi-media. Her images are powerful, with a vibrant colour pallette and a very strong graphic design element.
Her work is a celebration of a diversity of Australian landscapes: from familiar country backyards scenes to dry, hungry bushland and domestic interiors. On other occasions Shaw invites us to share the joyous environment of the Magpie.
Doreen Shaw grew up in Balmain and Drummoyne and studied with Professor Bissietta’s Art School in Pitt St in Sydney, NSW. She has had more than 25 solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and is represented in public and private collections here and overseas.
Jeanie Green’s debut novel draws on her vast expertise with all things equestrian and her own life experiences in Scotland and semi-rural Victoria. She weaves her love of horses, dogs and other animals into this fast-moving tale of things fractured and repaired.
Raglan Gallery 9-11 Lambie St, Cooma, NSW Wed – Sun 10:30am – 3:30pm Until 27 September 2020
The Art in Miniature Canberra friendship group invites you to its 20th exhibition of miniature works, an art form stretching back to the 8th century. There are 12 original members out of a current membership of 19.