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Robbie Karmel – Sitting Standing Turning

Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Until 8 June 2024
Participatory Event: Saturday 20 April, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Panel Drawing Performance: Saturday 25 May, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

The works in this show are therapeutic responses to trauma. They also document a process of recovery, from sitting, to standing, to turning.

Barbie spoke to Robbie Karmel at Tuggeranong Arts Centre
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Apeiron Baroque – Shipwrecked

4pm Sunday 21 April 2024
Wesley Uniting Church, National Circuit, Forrest, ACT

Countertenor Tobias Cole will be joined by a small band of strings (and harpsichord!) to present stormy vocal works by Baroque composers Ariosti, Vivaldi, Handel, and Hasse. Fans of music without words will also be treated to unusual instrumental gems by Biber, Uccellini, Cazzati, Vilsmayr, and Bononcini!

Barbie spoke to John Ma and Tobias Cole about Shipwrecked
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Canberra Spinners & Weavers Inc – Warped and Twisted

Exhibition and Sale of members’ work
Fay Skyring Canberra Textile Works Gallery
Chifley Health and Well-Being Hub -70 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley
(former Chifley Primary School)
Friday 3 May – Saturday 11 May 2024
Open daily 10am – 3pm

An exhibition of all sorts of wonderful hand-made items involving spinning, weaving and other fibre based artisanal processes. Work is for sale (card payments only).

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Tenzin Choegyal  – Heart Strings

The Street Theatre
7.30pm Friday 5 April 2024

Artist, composer, cultural ambassador and son of Tibetan nomads, Tenzin Choegyal feels a connection to the music of the high Himalayan plateau and remains dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of his ancestors. 

Barbie spoke to Tenzin Choegyal about Heart Strings
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Contrasts in Motion: Unveiling the Subtle and the Unnoticed

Leslie Andersen and Jeanette Muirhead
The Front Gallery & Café
1 Wattle Place Lyneham ACT
5-17 April 2024
Open weekdays 7am-3pm and weekends 8am-2pm

These artists share a common belief in the value of walking, of slowing down to observe and appreciate the inconspicuous. They invite viewers to discover beauty in unusual places.

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Barbara Dawson – Layered Land: Time, Fragility, Repair

M16 Artspace, Gallery 3
21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT
Friday 22 March – Sunday 14 April 2024
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12 noon to 5pm

Barbara Dawson’s Layered Land series of drawings and textiles investigates the way a place is remembered. In the mind’s reinterpreting details are altered, omitted, and become imbued with one’s own emotional outlook.

Barbie spoke to Barbara Dawson at M16 about Layered Land: Time, Fragility, Repair
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Creative Gunning – Fibre to Fabric

Connect@Gunning Station
Grovenor Street Gunning NSW
Sunday 14 April 2024 
Free but bookings essential

In this Fibre to Fabric exhibition, each room of Connect@Gunning Station will be dedicated to a particular stage of the process of preparing alpaca and wool fleece, spinning, weaving and other ways of making fabric and woven cord.

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Sydney Printmakers – Divergent

Humble House Gallery
93 Wollongong St Fyshwick ACT
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Until 21 April 2024

Sydney Printmakers explore all traditional and contemporary forms of printmaking. A reputation for excellence in printmaking is testament to the collective abilities of its members.

Carmen Ky from Sydney Printmakers spoke to Barbie at Humble House about the exhibition
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