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In the City Spring
Check out the special exhibitions in
Sidney Nolan Collection
CMAG is now the permanent home for
Sidney Nolan’s Foundation Collection.
Featuring some of Nolan’s most iconic
works, the collection includes 15 works from
the Kelly series and the first of the artist’s
Burke and Wills paintings.
Nolan Collection Gallery – Gallery 1 –
Visit www.museumsandgaller ie s.act.gov.au
In this exhibition, Edwin Ride has collected
works which illustrate how wattle has been
used to inspire national pride. The exhibition
coincides with Australia celebrating 100
years since the inaugural National Wattle Day
on September 1.
CMAG – Until October 31
For experimental contemporary art
pieces by local artists, drop by Canberra
Contemporary Art Space (CCAS) at Gorman
House. They currently have three exhibitions
running – Simon Schuerle’s Slow Time, Jay
Kochel’s Accursed Gilded Wishes and David
Spooner’s Esoteric Football League.
CCAS Gorman House – August 27-
Family Pets launch
Combining elements of multimedia
and puppetry, Canberra’s Julia and the
Deep Sea Sirens will launch their highly
anticipated sophomore album Family Pets
in a special one-night-only performance.
Street One, The Street Theatre
Deep Blue tour
Byron Bay hardcore band Parkway Drive is
embarking on an Australian tour dropping
into Canberra this September. They will
be joined by The Devil Wears Prada, The
Ghost Inside and 50 Lions.
Royal Theatre – September 25
Sarah Blasko spring tour
She carved her name as one of Australia’s
best indie artists with her stellar debut
album The Overture & The Underscore and
sophomore album What the Sea Wants the
Sea Will Get. Now Sarah Blasko brings us
her third album As Day Follows Night. Don’t
miss her live on stage.
The Playhouse – October 30-November 1
Dance Fantasy with CSO
Combining the exquisite music performed
by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and
the elegant dancers of The Australian Ballet,
Tea and Symphony: Dance Fantasy is
CSO’s final performance for their 60th year.
Canberra Theatre – November 20
Both international and local talent will add to the dance scene this spring.
Of Earth and Sky
Former Canberran Daniel Riley-McKinley returns to Canberra with Bangarra Dance Theatre’s
latest double-bill, Of Earth and Sky. Daniel’s piece was inspired by the late artist Michael
Riley’s acclaimed ‘cloud’ series, while co-choreographer Frances Rings’ piece, Artefact, was
inspired by dynamics between ‘man and object’.
Canberra Theatre – September 3-4
New York company tour
New York based dance company
Complexions Contemporary Ballet brings
their cutting edge dance to Canberra
this September. Pushing the boundaries
of traditional dance, this prestigious
company was created by Dwight Rhoden
and Desmond Richardson, also known for
their work with Cirque du Soleil and the US
version of So You Think You Can Dance.
The Playhouse – September 16-18
Short Sweet + Dance
Giving local dancers and choreographers
the chance to perform their work on stage,
Short Sweet + Dance, like the rest of its
Short+Sweet family, is a showcase of local
Short Sweet + Dance
The Courtyard Studio – October 20-23
With a mass of events and exhibitions running over the next
three months, preview her top pics for spring.
FREYLA FERGUSON DISCOVERS THERE IS
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE WHEN IT COMES
TO ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CITY.
There are some world - class live music acts headed our way.
There’s something for everyone at Canberra’s theatre scene.
Serving as the perfect introduction to opera
for young people is Monkey Baa Theatre’s
Fox. Based on the book by Margaret Wild
and Ron Brooks, Fox not only features
beautifully sung opera but puppetry and
projections to create an overall stimulating
The Playhouse – September 11
Musical for kids
How do you explain the science of global
warming to children? Take them to see
Peter J Casey’s Too Hot to Handle.
Described as a climate change musical for
kids, the production uses humour and toe-
tapping songs to diffuse fear and explain
The Street Theatre – Tuesday September
After performing as the Lady of the Lake in
Monty Python’s Spamalot, local singer and
actor Louiza Blomfield has branched out
on her own with her new cabaret show –
Louiza with a Z. Louiza, accompanied by
much-loved pianist Lucy Bermingham, will
sing just some of the songs that shaped
Teatro Vivaldi’s – October 1-2
African circus spectacular
Seen by more than two million people
world-wide, circus spectacular Cirque
Mother Africa – Circus of the Senses is
heading to Australia this October. There’s
no other way to experience African culture
than with this high energy production
including acrobatics, contortion, juggling
acts and high-wire stunts.
Canberra Theatre – October 6-9
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