Arts in the City / Larry live at lunchtime

Larry Sitsky

Larry Sitsky

COMPOSER Larry Sitsky’s 80th birthday isn’t until September but celebrations are beginning. On August 27, the famous artist will join his undergraduate student, Aaron Chew, to perform a four-hands piano concert in a “Lunchtime Live” concert in the Wesley Music Centre from 12.40pm -1.20pm. On the menu will be Poulenc, Mozart, Debussy and Barber, so you’d better get there early.

ROWAN Harvey Martin will conduct the National Capital Orchestra at Gunning Shire Hall at 2pm on August 24. “War & Peace” marks the centenary of the start of the Great War through a musical contemplation of how it impacted upon Delius, Elgar and Vaughan Williams. The soloist in Elgar’s “Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra” will be our former Artist of the Year, cellist David Pereira. Tickets at the door.

HERE’S something unusual; from August 26 to September 1, emerging artists Clare Jackson and Georgia Black will collaborate at The Front in Lyneham in a drawing performance on to the gallery wall on alternate days. One will leave objects and instructions for the other to draw on during the following day.

FIFTEEN years ago artist Naomi Crowther sold her first painting at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Canberra and still does. Now she’s been invited to show four of her works, which incorporate silver leaf, vintage wall papers and found objects, in Sydney’s King’s School Art Show, which has in the past featured figures such as John Olsen and Ben Quilty.

THE Queanbeyan Art Society is gearing up for its blockbuster in Canberra’s City Walk, which is annually transformed into a forest of art marquees. There is a small entry fee per work ($15 members, $20 non-members) to be donated to this year’s charity, Snowy Hydro SouthCare. Visit for details on the event (September 20-28) and to download an entry form.

CANBERRA science fiction writer David-Scholes has written to tell us of his latest book, “Daughter of the High Lords and other Speculative Fiction Stories”, was published last month and it – and his other seven books – are available on Amazon.


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