FourPlay String Quartet at Good Folk 5.30pm Sunday 4 April 2021 Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall
In 1995, four members of the Australian Youth Orchestra started ‘mucking around’ and playing covers of artists such as Jimi Hendrix. As a joke, they entered a university band competition – and won.
After 25 years, FourPlay is still a string quartet, comprised of violinist and singer Lara Goodridge, viola players Tim Hollo and Shenzo Gregorio, and cellist (and Tim’s brother), Peter Hollo. But there’s no penguin suit or evening gown in sight.
Strathnairn, Woolshed Gallery 96 Stockdill Drive Holt ACT Until 18 April 2021 Open Thursday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday – Sunday 12 pm – 3 pm
Carolyn Fitzpatrick’s superb drawings in ink and pastel carry a deep reverence for the landscape and for the tenacious power of nature Her sensitive evocation of land has found a perfect home in the woolshed at Strathnairn.
[email protected] Entries open nationally until 28 May 2021 Shaw Vineyards in partnership with Belconnen Arts Centre 4 to 19 September 2021 at Shaw Vineyards, Murrumbateman, NSW Ticketed event with COVID limitations on numbers
This new prize aims to celebrate outdoor public art that exudes a sense of play and imagination. Artists are encouraged to challenge viewers with experiential works that can be small, large scale, or site specific to the beautiful Shaw Wines and surrounding Murrumbateman countryside.
M16 Artspace 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2603 Until 4 April 2021 Wednesday to Sunday 12noon to 5pm Gallery open Easter weekend Saturday and Sunday
This exhibition by one of Canberra’s most accomplished artists depicts the many facets of water in the Australian landscape. Possessed of a great love and respect for the landscape, the artist has made many travels inland and to coastal regions, translating to canvas her impressions of colour, light, movement, atmosphere and her own feelings.
Sunday, 28 March 2021 Riverbank Cafe, Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan (weather permitting) Performance begins at 4.30pm; concludes approx 5.15pm
Phillip Mackenzie, who has a life-long attachment to the Rubaiyat, is joined by Dawn Gardiner in a witty and wistful conversation between the ageing poet and his slightly more worldly houri; they are supported with traditional dance by Alli Jury Gereige and music by John Mimellis.
Selected verses will be read in the original Farsi by Sam Sharifi.
Bungendore Fine Art Until end of April 2021 Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm
Jo Portelli’s work depicts lively, colourful, and often humorous, animal subjects. Her modernist representation in impasto acrylic on board is bright, cheerful and edgy. Jo is based in the Southern Highlands and also often paints domesticated animals in her locality.
Michelle Peddle is a scraperboard artist who creates images using this skilled traditional method to depict Australian fauna. Michelle is passionate about her local wildlife and is particularly interested in showcasing endangered and vulnerable species. She has won many awards throughout the district and was the winner of the Memorial Art Award at the International Scratchboards Assoc Exhibition. She is based in the Southern Highlands.
Top image: Jo Portelli, Move along. Images courtesy Bungendore Fine Art
26 March at 7pm, 27 March at 2pm and 28 March at 5pm, 2021 Belconnen Community Theatre 23 Swanson Court Belconnen ACT
Devised by a cast of people with differing abilities, The Beauty Thief is a reflection on the idea of beauty, and its relationship to worth and power.
In the form of a traditional fairy tale, the story unfolds using minimal dialogue, relying on movement and music to tell the tale, with dance sequences performed by the CDTeens from Canberra Dance Theatre.
Dialogue is projected to assist people who are hard of hearing or deaf. The show is not recommended for very young children.
The first of The Song Company’s ‘Salon’ series is a program of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes and the Tonadillas en un Stile Antiguo by Enrique Granados.
The concert also includes Fables for a Prince by contemporary American composer Juliana Hall. Fables evokes images of a young prince taught his lessons by both animals and humans, learning right from wrong as he is primed to become king and protector of his people.
Romantic comedy, 2020 97 minutes Written and produced by, and starring, Kathie Lee Gifford Review by Barbie Robinson
Annabelle, a lonely widow, plans a trip around the world, carrying her husband’s ashes, to visit places in movies they loved. She arrives at the Inn in Loch Lomond, run by also grieving and already engaged Scotsman, Howard. Their meeting changes their lives, providing a second chance for love.
Presented by Queanbeyan Players The Q, Queanbeyan 11-21 March 2021, with streamed filmed performance on 20 March
This evergreen musical in its Broadway iteration has been postponed twice due to COVID, but now comes to The Q with all physical tickets already sold.
With music well known and loved by most musical theatre goers, this production will be a welcome start to Queanbeyan Players’ performance year. The Q theatre provides an excellent live venue with great sightlines and audibility around the auditorium.
An exhibition of paintings and ceramics Humble House Gallery 93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick 10 to 28 March 2021 Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
The evocation of home is at the heart of these works as we travel from the sea, along the many roads to Canberra city and region. In the airy upstairs gallery at Humble House, the works in this exhibition are a burst of colour and light.
MobileMuster, an initiative funded by the mobile phone industry, is aiming to collect and recycle many of the estimated 5 million broken mobiles in Australia in its Go For Zero campaign during March.
The head of MobileMuster, Spyro Kalos, says that MobileMuster extracts 95 per cent of the materials in phones, including glass, plastics and rare materials, by hand in Australia and sells them for reuse.