Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Exhibition continues until Sunday 6 February 2022 Admission is free
Judges have announced the seven winners of the of the Telstra NATSIAA awards.
They were chosen from 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.
Sophie Green has already proved herself a mistress of the women’s friendship story with The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club and The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle. In each case a group of disparate women come together over an interest – this time it is a yoga class.
Humble House Gallery 93 Wollongong Street Fyshwick ACT Wednesdays to Sundays 10am to 4pm Until 22 August 2021 Opening drinks and performance Saturday 7 August at 2pm
As we might expect from performance poet Omar Musa, this exhibition of woodcut prints is strongly political in its theme – his subjects and landscapes come from his dual heritage of Malaysia and Australia, for the most part depicting loss.
This is the second Perveen Mistry mystery, the follow up to The Widows of Malabar Hill. I must say that I really like this series, set in the 1920s in India. Our heroine is presented as Bombay’s only female lawyer.
Artistic Director Leonard Weiss 3pm, Saturday 21 August 2021 Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT
The Canberra Sinfonia’s first concerto gala celebrates youthful soloists in our National Capital. This inaugural performance will feature soloists Lucy Macourt (violin), Alison Mountain (flute) and Rowan Phemister (harp).
Saturday 4 September 2021 at 8pm Belconnen Arts Centre
Jazida Productions – winner of Canberra Local Business Awards for Outstanding Performing Arts, and Adelaide Fringe Festival award for Best Dance – presents an evening of vintage striptease, circus and sideshow, fan dancing, live music and comedy.
Writing and Publishing Awards close 27 August 2021 June Shenfield Poetry Awards close Sunday 29 August Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award close Monday 30 August
The ACT Writing and Publishing awards are designed to recognise, reward and promote ACT region authors whose works have been self-published, or published by a small publisher. The 2021 awards are open to books published in 2020, in the categories of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and children’s books.
Kyeema Gallery, Hall, ACT Until 5 September 2021 Open Thursday to Monday 10.30am to 5pm
Eleanor Cole’s exhibition is a celebration of natural beauty. The works are an eclectic mix in print, paint, ink, and pencil. Her theme, The Garden, comes from the artist’s love for wild and cultivated nature, spaces of intrigue and rejuvenation connecting with the spirit and soul.
Dendy Canberra Friday 6 August at 6.45pm and Sunday 15 August 2021 at 2.15pm France, 2020, 94 minutes
This film by Renaud Barret looks at street artists of various kinds in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Underground visual artists, musicians and performers create works using recycled objects and their own bodies to express their anger and their dreams for change.
Here’s an upfront declaration that when I read Anstey Harris’s first novel The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton, I became an immediate fan. As with the Grace Atherton book, in The Museum of Forgotten Memories the author has created a strong and resourceful female lead who finds herself in trying personal circumstances.
By Karen Wyld and Jaelyn Biumaiwai A Lothian Children’s Book, Hachette, Australia, 2021
The author tells me that she wrote this book for Aboriginal children, their parents and teachers, but it will of course be a useful and welcome addition to primary school and public libraries across Australia for the wider community.