Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Opening Ceremony – Friday 6 August 2021 at 6pm Exhibition opens Saturday 7 August at 10am and continues until Sunday 6 February 2022 Admission is free
Judges have announced 34 finalists from the Northern Territory, 14 from Western Australia, nine from South Australia, four from Queensland including one Torres Strait Islander artist, three from New South Wales and one Victorian artist.
This charming book is Catherine Meatheringham’s second, and follows the equally joyous My Possum Plays the Drums (Catherine Meatheringham and Max Hamilton, Windy Hollow Books, 2020).
Like its predecessor, it delights in the use of onomatopoeia, a favourite device of children’s authors for engaging both the interest and the participation of young listeners. The author has shared with us the words a number of different cultures and language groups use to denote the sound of the dog’s bark – in English Woof Woof.
Sunday 18 July 2021 From 6pm (with doors opening at 5.30) to approximately 8pm. Flazéda 68 Emu Bank Unit 4 Belconnen, ACT 2617
Presented by local artist Elise Miller, Sip and Sketch is an 18+ life drawing event for artists of all skill levels, centring on diverse bodies in art and connecting artists from intersectional backgrounds.
Saturday 24 July 2021 at 3pm Llewelyn Hall, ANU School of Music Conducted by Leonard Weiss Chorus Master Dan Walker
After a year of COVID enforced hibernation, this traditional annual collaboration of the Canberra Choral Society and the National Capital Orchestra features Brahms’s most personal work – a masterpiece that established his unmistakable musical voice and reputation.
The Street, Canberra Postponed until further notice because of COVID restrictions – check The Street website
The latest theatrical experience from acclaimed Western Australian theatre makers, The Last Great Hunt, New Owner mixes puppetry, animation, live performance and a soundtrack of original music to follow the story of Bart, a puppy from the pound adopted by Mabel, an elderly woman.
Running time 80 minutes Rating M Available to rent or buy on Apple TV, Google Play and Amazon Prime Video Also available on: Fetch, YouTube, Foxtel Store, PlayStation Store and Microsoft
In his debut feature length documentary film, Australian journalist and rugby player Eammon Ashton-Atkinson tells the story of the 2018 campaign by the English Kings Cross Steelers rugby club for the Bingham Cup – the world tournament of gay rugby.
Unable to play in the tournament because of injury,Ashton-Atkinson shot, wrote, edited, directed and narrated the film. He tells his own story about being bullied and outed at school, which led to loneliness and depression in his adult life, before he found happiness at the Steelers.
Elizabeth von Arnim has proved to be a fascinating subject for biographer Joyce Morgan. A woman who deliberately created a mystique around her literary identity, the Countess was born Mary Beauchamp in Sydney in 1866, but lived most of her life in England, Germany, Switzerland, France and the USA.
One might be fooled by the pretty floral cover and romancey title of this book. For all the world it looks like a light romantic romp, but it is in fact a dark crime mystery with themes of grief and loss, trust and betrayal, power and domestic abuse.
Gallery partners Ray Barnett, Jenny Becker, Roz Dibley, Sue Grieves, Val Le Maitre, Janette McGuffog, Sukhvinder Saggu Marion Schumacher present an exhibition depicting birds in styles ranging from detailed biological to the whimsical, humorous and expressionistic.
Now showing at Palace Electric and Limelight Cinemas, Canberra Family – Rated PG 81 minutes
This film is based on a popular chldren’s book, Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon by German author and playwright Gerdt von Bassewitz (1912), and is generally recommended for children from age 6 up.
Peter sets out on a magical journey to the moon rescue his little sister Anne, who wasn kidnapped by the evil Moon Man when she was trying to help a beetle, Mr Zoomzeman. Peter is helped in his quest by the sleepy Mr Sandman.
Kyeema Gallery, Hall, ACT Until 1 August 2021 Open Thursday to Monday 10.30am to 5pm Official opening by Tara Cheyne MLA, ACT Minister for the Arts and Member for Ginninderra on 3 July at 5.30pm (booking required)
Dee Copeland has had a lifetime interest in art. She is mainly a landscape artist using acrylic, watercolour, pen, pencil and charcoal mediums. This is Dee’s first Solo Art Exhibition featuring artworks based on her travels overseas and locally, most painted en plein air and later completed at home.