Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Emerging Artist Exhibition Award Tuggeranong Arts Centre Foyer Gallery Until 18 December 2020
Emma Rani Hodges draws from the aspects of her cultural history left behind in the process of migration. The works are primarily constructed from fabric offcuts given to Hodges by her grandmother, a dressmaker in Thailand.
Canberra Dance Theatre, in partnership with Contour 556 and Ausdance ACT Saturday 31 October at 12.30pm and 2.00pm outside East Space gallery Original music by Teresa Wojcik
In the Spirit features 16 members of CDT’s GOLD and REVEL performance groups, directed by Jacqui Simmonds and Philip Piggin.
It will be performed on and around Fiona Hooton’s sculpture, Ziggurat, a straw bale construction located on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin, part of the Contour 556 festival, Canberra’s Public Art Biennial from 9 to 31 October 2020.
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November 2020 State Library of NSW in person and live streamed on Zoom Book at https://www.badsydney.com
The Australian writers section of BAD features appearances by true crime and crime fiction writers.
It’s an impressive line-up:
Greg Woodland, Petronella Mc Govern, Benjamin Stevenson, Tanya Bretherton, Michael Robotham, Brian Toohey, Kate McClymont, Russell Oxford, Robert Anderson, David Balding, Garry Disher, Metjin Boersma, Justine Nolan, Deb Wallace, Michael Brissenden, Chris Hammer, Caroline Overington, Gary Jubelin, Suzanne Leal, Diane Armstrong, Alan Gold, Nick Kaldas, Natalie Conyer, Anna Downes, Tom Kenneally, Lyndal Gowland, Jess Hill, Ian Lynch, Duncan McNab, Angela Williams and Xanthe Mallett.
The fiction covers the gamut of the genre. The true crime includes social justice/crime issues like modern slavery and violence against women and children, as well as state security, victim impact, unsafe convictions and policing.
Offering a live option at the library, the festival is also live streaming all events in the Dixson Room viz Zoom. Detailed descriptions of each session, the writers and panelists are at https://www.badsydney.com/
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The British Film Festival will open on 10 November with a riotous reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Dame Judi Dench and Leslie Mann.
The festival features 22 films from powerful true stories and literary adaptations to biographies, comedies and documentaries – tickets to the 2020 festival are now on sale.
Highlights of this year’s festival include:
Ammonite – From writer/director Francis Lee. Set in 1840s England and starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. The story of a palaeontology pioneer and a young woman and the story of their forbidden love.
Misbehaviour – Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley star in this film about true story feminist protestors who disrupted the Miss World beauty competition in London in 1970.
Six Minutes To Midnight – A discovery at a school for the daughters of the Nazi elite leads to a series of deadly events. Starring Eddie Izzard and Dame Judi Dench.
The Nest – Dramatic thriller starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon. Life for a British entrepreneur and his family begin to take a twisted turn after moving to an English country manor.
Summerland – A romantic drama set in World War II starring Gemma Arterton as an English woman who opens her heart to an evacuee in a story of love and friendship.
Retrospective screenings, all in 4K restoration, include The Elephant Man and Flash Gordon, both celebrating their 40th anniversary.
Palace Electric Canberra 24 and 25 October 2020 Director Ali Ray, producer Phil Grabsky 90 minutes, rated CTC
The folk at Exhibition on Screen really do produce great films – engaging, informative, loaded with visuals and with able expert speakers.
This film about Frida Kahlo gives us a detailed view of her work and lets us into galleries, which in the current COVID times are out of reach. It also sensitively and sympathetically but not sycophantically explores her life from childhood to the end.
Federal Hall, 5989 Araluen Rd, Araluen NSW Saturday 31 October 2020 11am – 4pm Monday 26 to Sat 31October 2020 2pm-5pm
This exhibition of works made during last summer by Araluen people aims to help them share their experiences, appreciate the sustained effort by fire fighters and so many others and to thank everyone who helped their community through the most challenging of summers.
Cakes and lunch available in the hall, Christmas shop, drinks and counter lunch at the pub.
2-5pm Sunday 25 October 2020 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick ACT Booking recommended
Bill Chambers has toured the world playing in daughter Kasey’s band and also his own solo shows, playing anything from house concerts and coffee lounges to major festivals.
He grew up listening to Hillbilly music and discovered early Rock’n’Roll, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. In recent times he has been particularly influenced by Texas singer/Songwriters.
Chambers also has produced albums for Catherine Britt, Audrey Auld, Amos Morris, Jessica Belle, Sharna Burcher, Sandra Humphries, Bec Willis and Halley Anna Finlay from Texas.
The support act is 24 year old singer/guitarist Brittany Jane. She has been performing around the Canberra/Bungendore region for the past four years.
Mostly performing acoustic covers, her career highlights have been opening at Gundaroo Music Festival 2017 and opening for Shannon Noll at the Queanbeyan Show 2019
Created and performed by Jazida, Noa Rotem and Adam Deusien 6pm and 8.30pm, 22 and 23 October 2020 (final performance sold out) Running time: 45 mins, no interval, cabaret table seating Suitable for ages 18 years +
This work explores how we can be intimate in a (COVID) world which requires personal distance.
Jazida, Noa Rotem and Adam Deusien, collaborating with designer Tiffany Abbott, take the audience through ‘the awkward and the beautiful, the audacious and the tender, the silly and the sublime: all the paradoxes of getting closer’.
With burlesque, dance, text and physical theatre, Noa, Adam and Jazida create a world of joy, heartbreak and ridiculousness focussing on the tricky territory of becoming intimate.
Grandma’s Knicker Tree, written by Barbie Robinson and illustrated by Ian Robertson, is a beautiful reminder of why we love books and keep them within easy access on shelves in homes and libraries for reading to the little people we live for.
6-9pm Saturday 10 October 2020 The Artist Shed 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick ACT
Paverty started in 1970 and continue to play an eclectic mix of traditional and original songs, ballads and instrumentals with country, blues, rock, bluegrass, skiffle and jug band influences. The Pavs will have you up and dancing (1.5 metres apart!) in no time.
They are joined by Turnip Sundae – cellist Rita Woolhouse, guitarist Fred Pilcher and Simone Dawson on flute and tenor guitar. These great musicians will be playing some of Fred’s favourite songs, Simone’s original material and Rita’s funky tunes. The Turnips blend vocals, instruments and rhythms to create a perfect contemporary sound.
Life and this Year of 2020 Shed Talk Series, Artists Shed Unit 1-3 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick Wednesday 21 October at 5.30pm
After 32 years of military service, Georgeina Whelan joined the Emergency Services Agency as Chief Officer of the State Emergency Service in late October 2017. Her face became familiar to all Canberrans with regular bush fire reports during the summer of 2019-2020.
Tickets $20 with contribution to ACT Down Syndrome Association
Ausdance has appointed Dr Adamek as its ACT Director with funding assistance from the ACT Government through COVID-19 Organisational Emergency Support Funding.
For 30 years, Dr Adamek has made a significant contribution to Australian dance, theatre, music and film as an independent artist and creative producer and through her research, writing and organisational leadership. Most recently, her work with Ausdance SA as President has seen her lead a volunteer board to revive and reinvigorate the organisation.
Cathy trained in acting at NIDA and Webber-Douglas (London), has a BA (Hons) in English Literature, a PhD on Adelaide Dance Music Culture and studied ballet with Joanne Priest and Shelia Laing to an Advanced RAD standard.
Her physical theatre and dance music works have toured nationally in major venues and festivals. Cathy is an Associate Artist with Dance Hub SA and teaches regular adult ballet class as part of their programs.
Bungendore Fine Art October 2020 Open Friday to Monday 10 to 4.30pm
Helen de Jonge was a designer and pattern maker in the clothing industry for 35 years and attended drawing classes at East Sydney Technical College.
She started painting when she moved to Goulburn 20 years ago, working in oil, acrylic and pastel, but with a preference for watercolour. Her chosen subjects are birds and landscapes, many of which are created en plein air.
Several works in this exhibition were created during 10 days of painting in the red Centre and Queenstown New Zealand. Other works are studies of the native birds which inhabit Helen’s property near Goulburn.
Helen has been President of the Goulburn and District Art Society for six years.
Lesley Whitten is a Goulburn artist who paints in a variety of mediums and subjects. She has won numerous awards and exhibited widely in NSW and the ACT.