Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT Thursday 3 June at 7pm Wait list for tickets
AHE continues its exploration of large-scale works in 18th century chamber versions with a premiere of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony by Watts along with Masi’s chamber version of Mozart’s Haffner Serenade, arranged for a septet with flute, string quintet and double bass. The ensemble also performs a beautiful, dark and moving string sextet in F minor by Luigi Boccherini.
Albert Hall, Canberra Thursday 10 June 2021 at 7pm
Fifty years ago, English composer Gavin Bryars was struck by a tape loop of a homeless person singing a fragment of a hymn tune. He added harmonies and instruments and created Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet – a hypnotic piece that has since gained a cult following around the world.
Humble House Gallery, Fyshwick ACT June 2 – 27 2021 Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Andrew Vukosav’s sublime aerial images of the Australian landscape would improve any public building or corporate foyer. They are large works appropriate to the vast country they capture.
Shot from his single-engine Cessna 182, using a professional digital camera mounted over an inspection port, the photographs are mostly of pristine, if not untouched, places in Western Australia and South Australia. The images are inland and coastal, though his preference is for inland.
All about Crime podcasts will examine the hot topics and themes in crime fiction – true crime, psychological thrillers, domestic crime, spy thrillers, police procedurals and more with crime writers and readers, both Australian and international.
M16 Artspace Canberra Until 6 June 2021 Open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm
The marriage of Colin Grant’s dreamlike figures (mostly women) and Felicity Green’s almost hyper-real forestscapes may seem unlikely, but in fact the works sit very comfortably with one another. Both bodies of work simultaneously occupy a real and an imagined space, one in which light is the dominant element.
PhotoConnect is a collaborative photography association which aims to encourage connections between photographers and other artists and the community at large. It is a membership organisation open to all artists regardless of medium, experience and skill level.
Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2021 Winner of The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award in 2021 for unpublished manuscripts by writers under the age of 35
This debut novel by Emma Batchelor charts the breakdown of her relationship with her partner who discloses that ‘they’ are transgender. Whilst this narrowly specific scenario is not one that readers might automatically identify with, that of relationship breakdown and loss is certainly very common.
NewSouth Publishing, 2020 Review and interview by Richard Scherer
It was a speech in 2016 by former New Guinea bush pilot Patricia Toole at a women pilots’ conference which inspired writer, photographer and private pilot Kathy Mexted to put together this collection of 10 stories of women pilots from the 1930s until the present day.
Curated by Lauren Carroll Harris, the collective also comprises Alexandra Burke and Georgina Wills. Weekly via free online newsletter Until 14 July 2021
Prototype is a digital platform that commissions artists’ moving image and experimental short film. Its focus is on engaging and expanding audiences outside traditional galleries, theatres and festivals, through innovative, digital exhibitions and lively arts writing.
Since its foundation in 2019 with partner Arcadia Films, Prototype has commissioned and exhibited more than 20 experimental video works from living artists and filmmakers across the world. For more detail and to subscribe to the weekly free newsletter visit: https://youaretheprototype.art/
The Street, Canberra Thursday 3 June (preview) to Saturday 12 June 2021
On the precipice of something life changing, a young Palawa man plunges into an exploration of self and Country. Carried on the winds of a metaphysical Flinders Island, the land of his mob and the place where it all happened, he is drawn back to the dawn of colonisation.
Known as the co-founder of the national newspaper for children, Crinkling News, long time journalist and educator Saffron Howden has worked with journalist and TV presenter Dhana Quinn to produce this media literacy handbook, equally useful for children, teachers and parents.
Wednesday 2 June 2021 at 7.30pm Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Canberra Directed by Alexander Briger AO
Fifty-two players will be on stage for the return to live performance for the Australian World Orchestra.
Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday last year, the orchestra presents the Coriolan Overture. Schumann’s 2nd Symphony , a much loved piece from the Romantic era is also on the bill.
Bungendore Fine Art Until 24 June 2021 Open 10am to 4.30pm (visitors should check opening days by phoning 02 6238 1640)
Kate Bolscheid interests herself in a variety of mediums – painting, photography, textiles, lino printing and clay modelling. She now paints full time and likes to experiment with diverse media and new techniques.