M16 Artspace, Gallery 3 25 February to 14 March 2021 Open Wednesday to Sunday 12 noon to 5pm
Angharad Dean’s solar plate etchings are made from original ink drawings and depict a mature woman’s form in a variety of poses, mostly expressing strength and confidence with the occasional view of weariness and perseverence.
A group of people gather in a beautiful guest house in West Cork, Ireland, for a restorative stay. However, as life goes, they all bring secrets and issues which cannot be left behind simply with a change of geography. In fact, this is the place for facing demons.
Review: Steve Kilbey, supported by The Dalmations Belconnen Arts Centre Theatre, 20 February 2021
The new Belconnen Arts Centre theatre established its credentials as a live music venue on 20 February when it hosted a COVID-capacity concert by British-born and now expatriate Canberran Steve Kilbey, best known as lead singer of The Church, of which he is now the only original member.
Kyeema Gallery at Capital Wines Cellar Door 13 Gladstone Street, Hall ACT Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5pm Until 15 March 2021
It is heartening to see galleries opening up after the challenges of COVID year, and the good folk at Kyeema Gallery in Hall now have a full year of exhibtions scheduled for 2021.
Maria Pfohl and Siva Nathan have exhibited together before and while their styles differ greatly their work hangs together well. They bring a deep sensibility to their paintings, which pay homage to Nature’s restorative beauty.
Magpie Room, Dirty Jane’s Canberra 80 Collie Street Fyshwick Until 21 March 2021 Open daily 10am to 5pm
Julie Lark’s lustrous alcohol ink abstract works are paired with Sheryl Miller’s distinctive landscapes and bird paintings in the current exhibition in the Magpie Room at Dirty Jane’s Canberra. The artists create joyous works and clearly share a love of colour and line.
Palace Electric Canberra 4 to 31 March 2021 COVID restrictions apply – bookings essential
Karine Mauris, Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of France in Australia, has assembled 37 films from established filmmakers for her inaugural season as festival artistic director.
Hailing from a background immersed in cultural creativity, Karine is passionate about nurturing emerging talent and discovering stories that cast a spotlight on the many rich facets of French life. She aims to make audiences, laugh, enjoy some romance and, importantly in these times of COVID, to breathe.
Katie Noonan thanks ABBA and a Benjamin Britten opera for her musical DNA.
As the National Folk Festival’s new Artistic Director, she will make Canberra her home for about a week a month, and is relishing the challenge of programming the next three festivals in an age of COVID uncertainty.
Suki & Hugh Gallery 38A Gibraltar Street Bungendore, NSW Until Sunday 21 March 2021
A visit to Suki & Hugh and the current exhibition about Matisse and his world by Sydney artist Jane Gerrish is highly recommended for any devotee of modern French art and art history.
The artist’s exquisite drawings pay homage not only to Matisse but to the models he worked with and to his collection of objects. Gathered from around the world, the objects were a feature of much of his work.
This exhibition demonstrates the importance for the emerging artist of time to play. This is not indicate a frivolous diversion but rather the space to experiment and make work that does not intend necessarily to be functional or commercial. It expresses a delight in simply making forms, playing with the mediums, inviting the viewer to make of them what he or she will.
The Alice Equation is the first in a planned series by this West Australian based author, who was a finalist in the 2020 Valerie Parv Award – praise indeed. The story follows the many ups and owns of the relationship of Alice and Aaron as it moves from a rather one-sided long-standing crush by Alice to something much more satisfactorily equal.
Mondays, 7.30 – 9.00 pm Harmonie German Club 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah ACT
All men are invited to attend the Canberra Men’s Choir’s weekly rehearsals, take part in the music and enjoy the camaraderie.
The Canberra Men’s Choir is a non-auditioned choir which welcomes all men who enjoy singing, regardless of their musical experience and ability. Its aim is to encourage more men to get involved in singing and to enjoy themselves.
The Choir currently has about 20 members, and is proud that for many of them, the Choir has been their first experience with singing.
I am not usually a reader of true crime, but as a rusted-on fan of Katherine Kovacic and her Alex Clayton art sleuth mysteries (and especially Alex’s beautiful Irish wolf hound Hogarth), I was confident that this book would be superbly written and of substance. And I was not disappointed.
Lime Flamingo is a networking group for emerging professional artists from the Canberra region. This is an exhibition by members Lesley Andersen, Jenny Blake, Jodie Cunningham, Sarah Earle, Roger Hancock, Gillian Jackson, Diane McWhirter, Angella Price and Jo Walters.