An Enlighten Canberra performance Australian National Botanic Gardens 5 to 14 March 2021
Symbiosis takes the audience on a guided walk through different environments in the Australian National Botanic Gardens, exploring our human connection with Nature, our part in the natural world and its delicately balanced ecosystems.
It aims to direct focus back onto the urgency of climate action and to remind us of our role in protecting the precious.
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.
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.
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.
Palace Electric Canberra from 4 February 2021 99 minutes, rated M Danish with English subtitles
Falling comfortably in the currently popular genre of stories centred on female friendships and self-discovery in mature years, The Food Club has been compared with Eat, Pray, Love, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Belconnen Arts Centre 30 January – 6 February 2021 7pm nightly and also at 12.30pm Saturday 6 February 55 mins, suitable for all ages
Featuring acrobatics, juggling, aerials, comedy and dance, this is an energetic, family-friendly, all-in circus celebration of the 30th anniversary of Warehouse in Canberra. The young circus performers have devised a work that explores the weight and richness of legacies.
The works in this exhibition clearly and beautifully demonstrate the artist’s architecture background. Phil Page is interested in the way cities develop in layers, built one upon another. His works are created in the same way, documenting his memory of place and change.
Palace Electric and Hoyts cinemas from 14 January 2021 Family CG-animated feature, 78 min Parental guidance recommended for younger children
The legendary HEINZELMÄNNCHEN of Cologne were gnomes secretly finishing craftmen’s work at night until they were ousted by a tailor’s malevolent wife 200 years ago.
Ever since then, the Heinzels have been hiding in a secret underground habitation where any contact with the upper world – and, most of all, with humans – is strictly forbidden. But one day, lively Heinzel girl Helvi decides that she cannot stand the restriction of this little world any longer.
With music from countries around the world, you can enjoy the travel currently not possible in real life by attending a class at Folk Dance Canberra. Classes are suitable for all ages and all levels of dance experience.
Folk Dance Canberra is a welcoming community providing physical and social well-being through world dance. No partner necessary (socially distanced Covid safe dancing).
At Palace Electric, Dendy and Hoyts in Canberra from 7 January 2021 81 minutes, rated PG – Family
The premise of this originally Danish film (with American voicing) is that our dreams are a kind of sound stage managed by a group of benevolent creatures ensuring we wake in time to avert disaster.
The now rather common story line of a family blending with unlike children having to cope with a sudden unannounced coming together in a home setting, unprepared by previous meetings or outing, feels rather too derivative for my liking.
A selection of the stories is being published online in the lead up to the 2021 Gunning Arts Festival and some will be selected to be performed and published in a booklet to be printed as part of the Festival.