HERE’S something new. Arts job seekers and employers are invited to join the Canberra arts freelancers’ website. Canberra artists can create an account and upload CVs in PDF format. Notifications can be set up to receive an email when jobs become listed in chosen categories. Visit canberraartsfreelancers.com
BELCONNEN Community Centre’s gallery@bcs in Swanson Court, Belconnen, is hosting “Plucked”, a group exhibition by Gavin Jackson, Hardy Lohse, Thea Van Veen, and Charlie White, 2012 graduates of the ANU School of Art’s Photography & Media Arts department, as part of its “Springboard” series – 9am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday, until February 8.
M16 Artspace, in 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, has two shows providing perspectives on our “sense of place”, both running until February 10. Angharad Dean’s paintings are inspired by the Australian light, colour and landscape and the words of Dorothea Mackellar’s poem “My Country”, and Eva Stimson Clark has drawings and paintings of the vessels that hold our memories of a place.
THERE’S a lot of excitement at Canberra Glassworks at the prospect of “Under My Skin”, a solo exhibition of new work by artist Kirstie Rea, running until March 21. Rea is, of course, one of our local glass artists who has a huge international reputation. She got her start in 1962 at the Old Bus Depot Market site and is now respected across many continents as an artist, teacher and innovator. This exhibition will express her interest and ideas on the generation of creative energy.
“WEEREEWA – a Festival of Lake George” won’t surface again until 2014, but its busy committee has a visual history project. With support from the Royal Australian Historical Society, they’ve launched a project that aims to present a visual community history of the lake. It’s being managed by Bungendore resident and committee member, Sharon Rasker, who says members of the public are invited to submit photographs from their family collections depicting the way people have interacted with Lake George. Submission forms must accompany the photos, to be sent as electronic files via email or in person until February 1, 2013.
THE unsinkable Carl Rafferty has built a large, loyal audience for his “Opera by Candlelight” productions. In keeping with the motif of the year, he’s calling his ensemble “Centenary Opera”, and will stage “Carmen” at Albert Hall, February 8-10. Bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org