Humble House Gallery 93 Wollongong Street Fyshwick 30 April to 29 May 2022 Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
This exhibition of predominantly oils and pastels is the work of an accomplished and assured artist.
The collection includes delicious scenes of idyllic, nostalgia-inducing Paris gardens, immediately arousing wanderlust in the viewer. The combination of all that European greenery, the sculpture, the park benches, the floral borders and the dappled light not only makes for classically composed paintings but also for classically beautiful objects of desire.
Saturday 7 May 2022 Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU 75 minutes followed by a Q and A with John Blay, author of On Track
This multi-media event is new work by Kate Neal, Brenda Gifford, Eric Avery and Damian Barbeler. Instigated by Damian Barbeler, the 75 minute performance is immersive, with images from the track and music which captures the many aspects of nature and culture of the south east of Australia. Featuring John Blay reading from his book On Track.
A musical fugue and multimedia performance Composer Kate Neal and visual artist Sal Cooper Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April 2022 at 7.30pm
A Street Theatre, Tura New Music and Canberra International Music collaboration, While You Sleep is an immersive theatrical performance offering audiences an aural and visual excursion into parallel worlds of the classic musical fugue and the psychological ‘fugue state’.
It employs hand-drawn animation, live action, video and stop-motion, choreographed alongside the musicians on the stage.
During Australian Dance Week the Ausdance National Network promotes dance as an essential part of our lives. Ausdance ACT holds the largest Dance Week in Australia.
It is an annual umbrella festival of events, highlighting a thriving and diverse local dance scene. It includes studio classes, workshops, and activities for all ages with many free classes and showings.
Tuggeranong Arts Centre 7:00pm (doors open 6.30pm) April 29 and 30 and May 6 and 7, 2022
Drag performer Venus Mantrap navigates humour and horror in a coming-of-age tale set in the Tuggeranong Valley. Valley of the Molls is a one-hour show that uses lip-syncing and storytelling to make sense of the fraught landscape of adolescence.
Spanish language cinema from Spain and Latin America with 34 films from Spain, Latin America including Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic and three from Australia and the USA. Genres include period-set drama, documentary, realist drama, satire comedy.
National Folk Festlval Exhibition Park in Canberra Until Monday 18 April 2022
ARIA Award-winning First Nations singer-songwriter Archie Roach will feature at the opening concert of the 2022 National Folk Festival on Friday 15 April.
The Let Love Rule opening concert at the vast Narragunnawali Stage venue on the EPIC oval from 6pm, also features the Hauptmann Trio, the Phoenix Collective String Quartet, Layla Barnett, Katie Noonan, Alinta Barlow, Tibetan refugee and musician Tenzin Choegyal and the Folk Festival Choir.
Listen to interviews and music with Tenzin Choegyal and other festival performers, including Snowy Mountains-based Folk/Americana duo Montgomery Church, and Canberra performers the Super Rats Romanian Band and the Shanty Singers.
Photo of Archie Roach at rehearsal by Living Arts Canberra
Natalie Quan Yau Tso: I have arrived at Yellow LUCA’s Daughters: Ventre Karri McPherson: More Than Meets the Eye 9 April until 21 May 2022
These three immersive exhibitions explore colour, surface, co-creation and collaboration. The artist’s works use the mediums of video, painting, movement, installation, and performance and investigate self-reflective themes including racial identity.