A night of song, witty banter, magnifique music and sheer joie de vivre is promised as chanteuses Abby Dobson – ‘Baby’ (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge – ‘Lulu’ (FourPlay) preview a little of their upcoming Album Trois and present an evening of beauty, elegance and general Frenchiness. Their band will accompany them at this live and streamed performance.
The Johnny Reynolds Band and Dan Fernandes Sunday 5 July from 2-5pm 88 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick
The Johnny Reynolds Band has been playing in Canberra for a few years now. They sing original Johnny Reynolds compositions and a few classic covers. The style of music is best described as funky, bluesy, atmospheric rock.
Dan Fernandes has been playing and writing music for over 40 years. He covers a broad range of genres – R&B, soul, funk, reggae, pop, country, blues. Dan performs mostly original music but will always have a Bob Dylan song or two to share.
For this one time only, tickets are $10 – half price!
Margaret and Frank have social distancing and cleaning requirements in place. Hand sanitiser too!
The café will be open and there is a BBQ in the break – a variety of food will be available at a very reasonable price.
Come along and enjoy live music and the great atmosphere at the Artists Shed. Come a little earlier and you will have time to wander around the gallery and get drinks at the café before you settle in.
Eastern Riverina Arts presents PLATFORM, a space purpose-built within a modified shipping container. Configurable as a sensory space, chill-out area, exhibition space or small stage, throughout the course of an event, festival-goers can visit Platform to engage the senses or take some time out in a calming environment.
Musicians and singers of all levels 2pm – 2.20pm on International Make Music Day, Sunday 21 June 2020 Patios, balconies and driveways across Canberra region
International Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fete de la Musique. It is now held in more than 750 cities in 120 countries, with millions of musicians participating.
MusicACT director Daniel Ballentyne, says that ‘Our live music culture has experiences a huge negative impact with the necessary response to COVID-19. We want live music to become and essential part and a marker of our COVID-19 response.’
Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore 23 May 2020 to 28 June 2020 Paintings in egg tempera & beeswax Gallery open (with social distancing) : 10am to 4pm Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May Also online from 22 May at https://www.sukihugh.com.au
Text courtesy Susan Foxlee
The making of No such thing as solid ground has been a purifying experience for Sara Freeman, a way of processing the events of the past six months.
For Sara, like many of us, the chaos of the pandemic compounded the anxiety of a Summer of fires. These events further exacerbated the trauma she was already suffering following the death of her father in October last year.
Online via Vimeo Friday 5 – Saturday 6 June 2020 8pm Sunday 7 June 2020 3pm
A cynical and jaded theatre critic in his late fifties falls for a beautiful young actress. In pursuing her, he meets a group of modern-day vampires who offer him eternal life – his part of the bargain is to feed their bloodlust.
Following a successful season at Wagga Regional Art Gallery, where it was scheduled to show until 3 May 2020, Conversations with Trees has moved to ANCA Gallery in a digital format during the closures of Covid-19.
The BlueFit Group has begun offering free live and on-demand fitness and sport training classes for people of all ages.
Among the sports for which skills training is on offer are soccer, basketball, golf, swimming and gymnastics.
BlueFit, which has facilities in all Australian mainland states, says that ‘staying active is vital during this time in order to prevent unhealthy weight gain, maintain a clear mind and to keep our immune systems strong.’ The website also aims to encourage communities to stay connected.
Not only can you see the catalogue of Colleen Southwell’s exquisite work online at this website, you can also view a beautiful video of her speaking about her work – what motivates her, why it matters. There are also soul-lifting shots of the beautiful green Orange countryside and her delightful bounding (or snoozing) dogs.
All the work is for sale, as indicated in the catalogue and you can contact the gallery for more information:
Image: Colleen Southwell Unfound #8 2020 – Arches cotton paper, pigment, watercolour, archival adhesive, coated copper wire, entomology pins, framed in raw Australian Oak with non-reflective UV glass, 30 cm x 23 cm x 6 cm.
With the inaugural Gunning Arts Festival moving online due to COVID-19, it is pleasing to note that the Wearable Art exhibition and fashion parade items will both be available via https://www.gunningartsfestival.com/
Organiser Helen Vooren tells us that there will be a great variety of wearable art on digital display and that items made for the fashion parade will be held over until the festival can occur live in 2021. Information about and by the creators will also be posted.